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June 2022 Happenings

Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute

Don’t miss this year’s Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute from June 8-18. The HHCMI provides an intensive training program focused on the art of small-ensemble playing. Designed for outstanding young musicians from across the United States who possess a strong focus on chamber music performance, the program is led by world-renowned violinist Carolyn Huebl and cellist Felix Wang, professors at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. For a full list of events and concerts, visit

Turtle Trot 5K Series

The Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association will host the Turtle Trot 5K Summer Series every Wednesday from June 8 through August 24 at 8 a.m. This family-friendly Turtle Trot is a weekly 5-kilometer run/walk on the beach in the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort to benefit the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund. Register online at


Amazing fireworks serve as HarbourFest’s grand centerpiece. This year 12 fireworks shows will be held on Tuesday nights from June 7-August 23, beginning when the sky is dark. Also watch Hilton Head’s largest fireworks display on July 4.


The Roasting Room is hosting Tommy Tutone this month. Don’t miss this legendary ‘80s musician on June 18 from 8-10 p.m.

Movie nights in the park

Shelter Cove Town Center is offering free movies in the park each Thursday from June 16 through August 18, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Be sure to bring the whole family (including pets!), lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and take-out from your favorite restaurant.

June 16: Encanto
June 23: Field of Dreams
June 30: Sing
July 7: National Treasure

Dueling Pianos Show + Ladies Night

Laugh and dance into the night at 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Rooftop Bar. The show features live entertainment by Sterlin Colvin and David Ross, plus drink specials all night long.

Storytime is back

Beginning this month the Port Royal Sound Foundation is hosting story time every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Listen to a story and stick around for an activity of animal encounter. Follow the Port Royal Sound Foundation on Facebook for event updates.

An Evening with Author R.J. Lee

Don’t miss an evening with Southern Cozy Mystery author R.J. Lee at the Town of Bluffton Rotary Community Center from 6-8 p.m. June 23. All proceeds go to Libraries 4 Kids. Those who donate $50 or more will receive the entire Bridge to Murder book series. Sign up at

Gurham trunk show

Join Forsythe Jewelers on June 22-23 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a presentation of Gurhan’s newest collections, featuring an exquisite selection of one-of-a-kind pieces and hand-crafted designs in high karat gold and sterling silver.

The Swingin’ Medallions

The Swingin’ Medallions will perform at the Jasper County Farmers Market at 8 p.m. June 10. Concert-goers can expect to hear “Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love,” as well as the Medallions’ hit singles “Hey Hey Baby,” “She Drives Me out of My Mind,” favorites like “Wooly Bully” and “Barefootin” and other great hits from that era in a beautiful atmosphere with food trucks and fun.


Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park has confirmed an expansive experience for the in-person return to its annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 14-18. The art, food, music and film festival has expanded to a week long, including the premiere of Juneteenth: We The People, Joe McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project hosting the Camp Experience, and over 30 art, craft and food vendors in the park on Saturday. Tickets are on sale now at

June 14: A film documenting the national exploration of the Preamble focused on the phrase “we the people.”
June 15: The Slave Dwelling Project comes to Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park.
June 18: The annual in-park celebration will highlight the food and music customs of the people of Mitchelville and special performances by the legendary Voices of El Shaddai, historical reenactment from a local favorite Cora Miller, a robust kid zone including video games and make-and-take craft stations. The featured entertainment will be the renowned Infinity Band from Atlanta.

The annual Bluffton Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 17-19 this year at the Burnt Church Distillery.
June 17: Black Food Friday Food Truck Event and the Spades Tournament
June 18-19: Annual Juneteenth Celebration with Gullah vendors, food trucks, live entertainment and a Sunday brunch.

Film screenings

Head to the Coligny Theater on June 17 at 5 p.m. and June 18 at 7 p.m. or to the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort on June 12 at 2 p.m. for a documentary screening double feature in the celebration of Juneteenth. This fundraising screening for the Lowcountry Gullah Foundation Historic Gullah Land Preservation Program will feature two epic documentaries each night: Juneteenth: The Birth of Freedom and Harriet Tubman: From the Railroad to a Spy.

Breaking news

WHHI-TV has now launched the first daily newscast focused on Beaufort and Jasper counties. With a new coverage map that is now the same signal reach as the Savannah television stations, reaching both Georgia and South Carolina, this will be the only broadcast station with a South Carolina-based newscast. With a four-anchor lineup, the newscast airs at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. and continues to run through the odd hours of the next morning. For more information on the newscast and where to watch, visit

The Root and Bloom Market

The Root and Bloom Market will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 5, June 19 and July 3. The Lowcountry’s only natural living market is located at 68 Boundary St. in Bluffton and features fresh food and locally made goods. Visit

Black Moses Freedom Festival

Don’t miss the inaugural Black Moses Freedom Festival at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce multiplex in downtown Beaufort from 3-5 p.m. June 10-11. Enjoy music, drumming, performances, art, education, workshops on economic sustainability, land acquisition, heirs property, herbal healing, storytelling and more.

Musicians in the Community

Enjoy a free evening of fun music presented by an ensemble of select members of your Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, performing a collection of well-loved classical, pops, and jazz melodies in Indigo Run at the clubhouse at 6 p.m. June 13. SoundWaves Supper Club artist and vocalist Gretchen Kristine Stelzer will lead your ears through this enjoyable musical journey. HHSO pianist Charlie Ancheta anchors the quintet backing up Gretchen for this musical voyage.

June Artist of the Month

Jess Nicoles and Erik Holmberg, creators of J. Stark, are the featured artists of the month for the Artist in Residence at Palmetto Bluff. Don’t miss a chance to see their work or attend a workshop at the FLOW Gallery in Bluffton from June 22-25. Purchase tickets at


June 5: Tamela Mann at Enmarket Arena
June 16: Brooks and Dunn at Enmarket Arena
June 18: Juneteenth Savannah at Wells Park
June 19: Everybody’s Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival
June 24: TedxSavannah with Cecilia Arango
June 24: America at Johnny Mercer Theater


July 3: The 85 South Show at the Enmarket Arena
July 4: USA 5K
July 8-10: Spartina 449 Warehouse Sale
July 14: May River Shrimp Festival
July 30: Kevin Gates at the Enmarket Arena
October 15: Rock N Ribs featuring Blues Traveler
November 6: Concours d’Elegance

2022 Summer Concert Series

Shelter Cove Town Center’s Summer Concert Series is back on June 24 and goes through August 19. Bring your own blankets, chairs, booze and food to the park for some live music from 7-10 p.m.

June 24: Deas-Guyz
July 1: Target & Headliner Horns
July 8: Target & Headliner Horns

2022 Crafted in the Lowcountry Awards

LOCAL Life is recognizing and rewarding local businesses that handcraft goods that reflect Lowcountry tastes and lifestyle. Businesses in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie can enter, as long as items are made in the area and are already sold here. There are six categories (Crafts, Style, Drink, Home, Art, Food) and winners will be selected by local experts in the field. Enter at

OFFICIAL 2022 JUDGES Adrianne Lively of Camellia Art (Art) Nancy Landwehr of Spirited Hand (Crafts) Nunzio of Nunzio Restaurant + Bar (Food) Margaret Pearman of Charlie’s Coastal Bistro (Drinks) Courtney Marine, hair and makeup stylist (Style) Beverly Serral of BESTNEST by Beverly Serral Vacation Rentals (Home)