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High Water Festival Brings Back Esteemed Earned Ticket Program To Reward Fans For Giving Back To The Community

Music festival gives fans the opportunity to obtain tickets through community service; additional announcements include the return of Low Tide Social and the full schedule of performances

Press Release – (NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; February 9, 2018)—With core values founded in fostering community, High Water Festival announces today the return of its successful Earned Ticket Program, which provided more than 3,000 service hours in 2017 for the festival’s three Charleston, SC-based charity partners: Charleston Waterkeeper, The Green Heart Project, and Water Mission.

The program, designed to give back in a meaningful way to the greater Charleston community, presents opportunities for those interested in attending High Water to complete a set number of community service hours—specifically for one of the festival’s charitable partners—as an alternate way to earn a ticket to the event weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.

Charleston Waterkeeper says, “The earned ticket program is fantastic! We reached a whole new audience of volunteers, members, and supporters. As part of the program, we held 24 volunteer events. They included cleanups of two of Charleston’s most polluted tidal creeks: New Market and Filbin Creek. We removed 101 tires during those cleanups alone. We held several stewardship education events reaching hundreds of local adults and children with our message of stewardship. We also held an oyster reef bagging event with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Volunteers made more than 400 bags of oyster shell that were later used to build new oyster reefs in several tidal creeks.”

The Earned Ticket Program is now live on the High Water Festival website. Interested parties may sign up for volunteer opportunities with Charleston Waterkeeper, The Green Heart Project, or Water Mission. Each person is eligible for only one ticket (regardless of volunteer hours), which must be performed completely with one nonprofit. A limited number of opportunities are available, and tickets will be distributed upon completion of hours or at the discretion of each organization.

More information on required hours, shift availability, and other details are available online.

Additional High Water Festival Announcements

The festival also just recently announced the return of the popular Low Tide Social, which serves as a preamble to the weekend’s activities with a night of music celebrating some of Charleston’s finest musicians on Friday, April 20. Garage Cuban Band will kick off the night, followed by a performance from The Shrimp Records Family Band, who will pay tribute to Tom Petty with a set of covers featuring a rotating cast of special guest vocalists. Guest bartenders Genevieve Mashburn of The Getaway, Andrew King of FIG, and Lane Becker of The Dewberry will serve custom cocktails specially crafted for Low Tide Social, plus bourbon from Four Roses. Dinner will be a Lowcountry boil from The Smoking Pot, with fresh oysters from Seaborn Oyster Company available for purchase. Tickets to the event are available as an add-on during the festival purchasing experience.

In addition to bringing back popular programming from its inaugural year, the highly anticipated festival features another two-day lineup of rock ‘n’ roll and Americana music from 20 different artists; an interactive full schedule is available online.


  • Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Old 97’s
  • St. Paul and The Broken Bones
  • Shrimp Records Family Band
  • M. WARD
  • Ian Felice
  • Nicole Atkins
  • Weaves


  • Band of Horses
  • Susto
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Hamilton Leithauser
  • Shakey Graves
  • The Wild Reeds
  • Tank and The Bangas
  • Joshua Hedley
  • Valerie June
  • T. Hardy Morris

Very few passes remain for High Water 2018, including a short supply of Pass the Peas and Low Tide Social tickets. Visit to purchase tickets or for more information.

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