Top Music Venues near Folly Beach

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Whether you’re a resident of the charming Folly Beach or a lucky vacationer soaking up the sun at Folly, the local music scene is a treasure waiting to be explored. Get ready to dive into the vibrant world of live music with our guide to the top music venues near Folly Beach, featuring the renowned Charleston Pour House, the lively Bounty Bar, and the eclectic Chico Feo.

Charleston Pour House

Location: 1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412


Charleston Pour House is a must-visit for music enthusiasts seeking a diverse range of live performances. Located just 15-20 minutes from Folly Beach, it’s worth the trip. If you are familiar with the Charleston music scene, you know PoHo is the place to be. Known for its laid-back atmosphere and a commitment to showcasing both local and nationally acclaimed artists, this venue offers an unforgettable musical experience.

One of the top highlights making the Pour House so special is that it has both an outdoor (deck stage) and indoor stage. If you are really looking for a serious music fix, you can catch two shows at this magical venue almost every night of the week.

The Pour House also hosts a number of monthly residencies and events. Some of our favorites include:

  • Dead on the Deck – Every Wednesday on the Deck Stage
  • Motown Throwdown & Farmers Market – Every Sunday on the Deck Stage
  • Local Residencies – Most Mondays and Tuesdays host local artist residencies

Bounty Bar

Location: 15 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439


Bounty Bar is a newer establishment to the Folly Beach and Charleston music scene, but it’s worth checking out. Operated by the same owners as another popular venue in Charleston – The Royal American – Bounty Bar will not disappoint. On top of hosting great local music, Bounty Bar has an awesome food selection and cocktails to go along with its free entertainment.

On any given night you can expect to see some of Charleston’s top local musicians. One of the best ways to experience music at Bounty Bar is to attend their free Sunday Sessions evening gig which features a collaborative jam session between many of Charleston’s favorite musicians. You never know who you might stumble across.

Chico Feo

Location: 122 Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439


Chico Feo, translating to “Ugly Boy” in Spanish, is anything but ugly when it comes to providing a unique outdoor atmosphere and musical experience. This eclectic beach bar offers an outdoor stage surrounded by colorful, quirky decor. On top of great weekly tunes, enjoy the sea breeze, some of the best food on Folly Beach, and their famous Samurai Sling (sake + lemonade) to top things off.

Some of our favorite days for live music at Chico Feo include:

  • Sunday – Jam with Friends featuring collaborations with some of Folly’s top local musicians
  • Monday Soapbox – Open mic night to showcase your own talents or check out some of the up and coming artists in town.

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