The Annual Concert in the Park returns to Smythe Park on Saturday, May 7th from 4-9 PM. We kick off the season with our very own, Awendaw native and Grammy Award-winning artist, Charlton Singleton & his 10-piece Beehive Jazz Orchestra. Gather your family and friends, enjoy the scenery at beautiful Smythe Park and let Charlton and company get your toes tapping with their modern, up-tempo jazz music.
This year’s event will feature a special Kentucky Derby theme and will include a large Derby Watch Party tent as well as LED screens scattered throughout the park for live viewing of the race from Churchill Downs. Kids can also get into the spirit with Derby-related activities including face-painting, balloon artists, and more in the Kids Zone.
And don’t forget to decorate! Each year the Daniel Island Community Fund hosts a themed picnic competition for those attending the concert. This year, the Daniel Island Garden Club will be judging the contest. The best overall picnic spread will receive a $500 contribution and the second runner-up will receive a $250 contribution both towards My Sisters House. Picnic judging will take place at 4:45 PM with the picnic winner being announced around 6:30 PM on the grande stand.
My Sister’s House is the Lowcountry leader in domestic violence survivors. Serving the tri-county for over 40 years, MSH provides local victims in our community with critical support services including individual and group clinical therapy, personalized case management, court advocacy when seeking an Order of Protection, private emergency shelter for victims and their children, a 24/7/365 crisis and intake hotline, and dedicated housing, transportation, and basic needs facilitation.
Traditional Derby attire is encouraged. You may bring your own food and beverage or purchase your picnic in advance or onsite from our food vendor Top Shelf Caterer.
Top Shelf is a premier local catering company offering quality, local and fresh ingredients. You can pre-order your meal anytime before May 4th and grab your Top Shelf meal to-go at their tent on May 7th. Pre-order HERE. While ordering, please select your pick-up time to ensure food quality when you sit down and enjoy your meal.
Featured Dessert Vendors:
Low Country Homemade Italian Ice
East Coast Chimney Cakes
CiderHouse Pie Shop – selling traditional Derby Cakes and other pies and desserts.
King of Pops
Daniel Island Community Fund
Top Shelf Catering
Fox Audio and Visual
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for their comfort and seating. Please do not stake out or reserve space prior to the day of the event and be sure to remove all items that you brought with you at the end of the concert. The event organizer is not responsible for any items left at the park either before or after the event.
*Should weather conditions at the time of the event create an environment that is not conducive to a safe and enjoyable concert, we will have to cancel the event. Check the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association Facebook page for any cancellation information – but as always – no news is good news and we will only post if we need to cancel.
We encourage our attendees to use #ConcertinthePark and tag @danielislandpoa on social media to share their event experience! Please note that any posts or images that tag @danielislandpoa may be used for future promotion or shared on the Daniel Island social media platforms.