Charleston, SC – This weekend Hootie and the Blowfish returned to Volvo Car Stadium in Daniel Island for a charity concert benefiting public education in South Carolina. The annual fundraiser is always a special weekend for SES who has provided production support for the Grammy Award winning group since the very beginning. SES grew with Hootie and the Blowfish throughout the ‘90s and still provide production support for all of the events on the group’s limited schedule. Having launched his solo career Darius Rucker continues the over thirty-year legacy with SES utilizing the company for all of his lighting and audio needs.
This year the Homegrown Concert featured a unique stage design depicting the band playing in front of a Waffle House serving as a throwback to their album “Scattered, Smothered and Covered” which was released in 2000. Illuminating the Waffle House was a lighting rig featuring Martin MAC Vipers and Claypaky’s Mythos 2s. On the audio side SES provided Hootie and the Blowfish with an L-Acoustics PA system, featuring their signature K1 and K2 line array cabinets.
Kicking off the festivities each evening were Cowboy Mouth and Stop Light Observations respectively, while DJ Natty Heavy performed both nights. Fortunately, Hootie and the Blowfish were successfully able to dodge the rain each night putting on another memorable homecoming performance. Fans enjoyed two nights of classic hits such as “Let Her Cry” and “Only Wanna Be With You” as well as new music from Darius Rucker who SES will meet back up with this Friday in Oklahoma.
SES once again teamed up with some of the other companies in our network (www.concertstuff.com) including SET (Special Event Transportation) and G2 Structures. Every April G2 Structures heads to Charleston to deploy their stage following the Volvo Car Open. The stage remains standing until the end of the venue’s concert season, which will run until October this year. In addition to the stage Spotrental provides the tennis stadium with four spotlights, while Guardian Barrier Services provided the barrier system. The dedication of all the companies involved ensured another successful weekend of shows in South Carolina!