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Come thank Mayor Joe Riley for 40 years of extraordinary leadership! Take a selfie with the Mayor, sign ‘The Book of Joe,’ enjoy an afternoon and evening of music, food, and family fun.

And – best of all – say ‘Thanks, Joe!’ to the man himself!

Family Fun at Brittlebank Park

Mingle with the Mayor, enjoy entertainment galore on multiple stages, a food truck festival, and even a ferris wheel!


Main Stages

Mt. Zion AME Choir

School of the Arts Jazz Band

Charleston Police Pipes and Drums Procession

Comedy with The Have Nots!

Southbound 17

The Blue Dogs & Friends

Dance Lab


The Music Battery Drumline

Kids Stage

WoSe of Charleston

African Drummers

Art Goes There

Children's Choir

John Cusatis

Play-Along Band

Charleston Police Pipes and Drums

Daft Concept

Break Dancing

Threshold Theatre

A Wrinkle in Time

Kyle K’Otic & Crew

Street Dancers

Storytree Theater

Kids Storytelling

The Music Battery


Sam the Clown


LowCo Suzuki Guitar

Student Guitarists

Picnics are welcome, but please leave pets and alcohol at home.

Music & More at Joe Riley Park

Continue the celebration at Joe Riley Park for an evening under the stars. Enjoy an extraordinary lineup of musical talent, video tributes and a few words from our beloved Mayor. This special night will conclude in grand fashion with a spectacular fireworks show over Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

This is a night you won't want to miss!

Performances by:

The Music Battery Drumline

Burke High School Marching Band

Edwin McCain

Brendan James

Mother Emanuel AME Gospel Choir

Seth G.

The Fun Starts at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm.

Tickets only $5

Food Vendors

  • Brieles
  • The Charleston Choo
  • Chucktown Mobile Seafood
  • Dashi
  • Diggity Doughnuts
  • Gidget Gourmet
  • The Immortal Lobster
  • Just Eat This
  • Kaylea’s Cupcake Trailer
  • King of Pops
  • Lowcountry Creole
  • Mac Daddy
  • Outta My Huevos
  • Smoke BBQ
  • Sweet LuLu’s
  • Ye Old Food Truck

We'd like to thank the people and organizations who helped make this special day possible:


  • Tommy Baker of Baker Motor Company
  • Barr, Unger & McIntosh
  • Clement, Crawford & Thornhill and Shipyard Creek Associates
  • Mason and Mary Holland
  • Edwin Pearlstine, Susan Pearlstine, Jan and Larry Lipov, and Palmetto Brewery
  • Peninsula Grill
  • The Post and Courier
  • Nancy C.G. Snowden of NCGS, Inc. and the Snowden Family
  • Anita Zucker


  • The Bank of South Carolina
  • Dayna and Dick Elliott
  • Bill Hall and Hall's Chophouse
  • Terri Henning
  • Linda Ketner
  • Robert Lyles

Special Thanks to:

  • Adams Outdoor
  • Andy Hunt
  • Apex Broadcasting
  • BDI Marketing
  • Charleston Artists Guild
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal
  • City Paper
  • Cumulus
  • Family Circle Cup
  • Hed Hi
  • I Heart Radio
  • Liz Oakley Productions
  • Nature's Calling
  • Nelson Printing
  • Rawle Murdy
  • Ross Printing
  • Snyder Rentals
  • Southeastern Pyrotechnics
  • Vicki Ellis
  • WCIV News 4
  • WCSC Live 5 News
  • Yelp