With the start of a new year and the motivation of making 2017 the best year yet still fresh in everyone’s mind, consider this: Coast Records Winter Jam. College of Charleston alumni and one of the event’s planner Tyler Boone will be performing along with several other local artists including Chris Wilcox, Tom Mackell, The Give & The Take and Kate Rose. Not only will the concert showcase great music, it is for a great purpose. The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association and Nourish International will all benefit from the event’s proceeds.
Boone first began playing music in high school and over the years has gained both local and national recognition. He opened for Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon and Blink-182 at the 2016 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. On Jan. 14, he is using his burgeoning celebrity to give back. Him and close friend Matt Zutell, who together started the record label Coast Records, are putting on the Coast Records Winter Jam benefit concert at the Music Farm. Tickets for the Saturday concert will be $10 with a $3 surcharge for those under 21. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The show is a great way to start the year off on a good note, and to raise money for three philanthropies that affect many lives at the College and in the larger community.