The Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC has announced plans to reopen for business with free concert performances as select states across the country begin to get their local economies up and running again heading into the third month of life in the time of COVID-19.
An announcement shared by the Charleston concert hall and tavern earlier this week states that the establishment will be open its outdoor area each week from Wednesday through Sunday, with concerts beginning on Wednesday (5/13) with a performance from Reckoning Trio. Other scheduled free performances to take place as the smaller music venue begins to welcome back patrons include the Hungry Monks Duo (5/14), Ward Buckheister (5/15), Gaslight Street (5/17), and The Honeymeads (5/18).
Fans will be expected to adhere to the state-sanctioned rule of no more than eight people at a given table, and each table will be pre-placed eight feet apart from one another. Fans will also be asked to remain at their tables unless they need to use the restroom.
The venue has also planned to broadcast full-show audio from past performances to its YouTube page in hopes of keeping fans engaged during the live music hiatus. Past performances to be broadcasted include sets from Blitzentrapper (5/14), Medeski, Martin & Wood (5/15), The New Mastersounds (5/16), and Leon Russell (5/17).
A statement shared by the venue reads,
We’re excited to have everyone back on the deck! To ensure that we remain safe and adhere to the guidelines set forth by the State of SC we have implemented “PoHo-tocol.” Please check out the guidelines before you join us and understand that these PoHo-tocols will be actively enforced until we are instructed otherwise. Help us help you and keep a good thing going by practicing social distancing. It’s going to be a little different for the time being and we all have a part to play in this. Please respect the guidelines and keep an open positive attitude. This is just the first step in getting back to it – we can’t wait to see your smiling faces.
Charleston-native act Doom Flamingo performed live at Charleston Pour House last week with the first installment of the band’s “Po House In Yo House” webcast series, which was filmed live on stage at the empty venue and streamed online. Watch the video below:
Doom Flamingo – Charleston Pour House Live Stream
Head to the venue website for more information on their reopening process. Read the entire reopening announcement shared by the venue below.