1770 Records is kicking off their semester of shows tonight, September 27, with Hip Hop in the Den at the Music Farm. It is $5 to get in with doors opening at 7pm and the show starting at 7:30pm. The performances are taking place off of the main stage, allowing for a much more intimate atmosphere, so you will want to get there early to secure a good spot. Also, anyone looking to start their thirsty Thursday off right can take advantage of the drink specials that the Music Farm will be offering.
Adding to the show’s unique feel is the fact that it is fully produced by students, through 1770 Records as well as the Arts Management class, Music in the Marketplace. Jake Zinn, a current student in Music in the Marketplace, talked about the types of things that students do to prepare for the show, “There’s a live acts group, which I am in. We were the ones trying to find the performers. There’s a social media group… and there was a group in our class that worked on posters.” Since his group worked on choosing performers, Zinn elaborated a bit more on the lineup, “There’s four acts, and they’re all from Charleston,” Zinn said, adding that “all of the artists are really talented, [and] they are all very different too.” A diverse lineup of all local artists is a formula for a fantastic music experience – no matter the genre.
At Hip Hop in the Den, attendees can expect to feel all of the effort that went into this event. While each group of students specialized in certain aspects of the production, Zinn said that “as a class, [they] made sure that [they] liked these artists [and] liked the posters… it was all accepted by everyone in the class.”
Hip Hop in the Den is the perfect way to enjoy a Thursday night out while supporting both fellow students and Charleston’s local music scene.