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Those who attended Beach Music on the Boardwalk found that summer arrived early to the Charleston Museum. While the temperature remained mild, the museum was decked out with sea shells, flip flops, beach balls, and balloon sea horses.
Partygoers were ushered through the museum and into the courtyard, where they enjoyed a performance by local roller derby team the Lowcountry Highrollers. The smell of boardwalk-inspired eats wafted across the patio as Ocean Drive Party Band kicked off the evening of beach music. Attendees seemed torn between the bar, snack stations, and dance floor, but as partygoers finished enjoying their hot dogs, fish tacos, and popcorn, more and more couples flocked to the band.
The dance floor was filled with museum patrons grooving and doing the shag as the twinkle lights clicked on, while other guests lounged at the brightly covered tables with gourmet popsicles from local vendor King of Pops. The chocolate and sea salt popsicle was a favorite from the evening, and everyone finished up their sweet treats before heading inside for the live auction.
Beach Music on the Boardwalk was the perfect precursor to summer, a wonderful, laid-back evening filled with fantastic music, great company, and tasty eats. Beach Music on the Boardwalk benefited the Charleston Museum and the planned renovation and improvement of the Museum's courtyard. The Charleston Museum was founded in 1773, making it America’s first museum. It holds the most extensive collection of South Carolina cultural and scientific collections in the nation, as well as owning two National Historic Landmark houses, the Heyward-Washington House and the Joseph Manigault House, as well as the Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife preserve.