The Best Place to Celebrate After the Big Race

What’s the cure for tired legs after a 10K race across the Ravenel Bridge? Beer and tacos, of course!

Join Holy City Hospitality and the Charleston Music Hall for a Post-Race Block Party on Huston Alley on Saturday, April 7. Just steps from Marion Square, it’s the perfect place to relax and refuel after the run.

The block party is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the alley next to the Charleston Music Hall. Outdoor festivities include live music, tacos straight from the grill, local craft beer, mimosas and bloody marys. Beer options include Cooper River Golden Ale, Holy City Washout Wheat, Lo-Fi Mexican Lager, Corona Light and Corona Premier. Bloody Marys will be complete with Natural Blonde Bloody Mary mix and Firefly Vodka. To add to the party, The Victor Social Club will open at 10 a.m. with a full bar and limited menu.

The side doors of the Charleston Music Hall will open into the alley, so partygoers can enjoy live music with The Black Diamond Band, Dave Landeo, and Finnegan Bell; courtesy of Ear for Music.

Made up of some of Charleston’s finest musicians, The Black Diamond Band has a song list with something for everyone with influences from pop, soul, funk, jazz and blues. Dave Landeo is an accomplished entertainer and songwriter. He performs a repertoire of more than 500 cover songs.

Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore make up the duo Finnegan Bell. Playing more than 100 shows a year, these two have shared the stage with Nickel Creek, Leigh Nash, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Jars of Clay as members of Hootie and the Blowfish and Allison Krauss and Union Station.

Admission to the Post-Race Block Party is $10 per person (kids 12 and under are free). Food and beverage will be available for $5 each.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit The Medi Community Resource Center, a virtual support center dedicated to helping social service organizations use technology to exchange information in a collaborative, more efficient manner.

Tickets are available at the door only and the event is rain or shine. Attendees can check-in at either entrance to Hutson Alley, 39 John St. or 26 Hutson St. Guests 21 and over will need to show a valid ID for a wristband.

Holy City Hospitality operates eight unique venues and culinary experiences around the Charleston area, including 39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Michael’s on the Alley, Vincent Chicco’s and Victor Social Club bordering Hutson Alley.

These restaurants are popular locations for concertgoers to grab drinks or dinner before or after a performance at the Charleston Music Hall. This venue is one of the oldest buildings on the block, originally a 1850s passenger station of the South Carolina Railroad. The Gothic Revival-style building changed hands over the years, sitting empty of 60 years until the Bennett-Hofford Co. transformed it into an arts venue in 1995.

To learn more about the event, visit Holy City Hospitality online or check out the event’s Facebook page.