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Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens

By Ashlee Carson • May 24, 2016

After a day spent in the hot sun doing any number of great outdoor activities in Pawleys Island, it’s nice to find a place to cool down and relax. And while there are plenty of suitable places to do that indoors, finding some shade in a scenic place like Brookgreen Gardens can be even more rewarding.

For those who want to take in as much natural Lowcountry air as possible, the Cool Summer Evenings program at Brookgreen is a great way to keep the family entertained, see some of the area’s most serene sights, and explore the beauty of the Gardens.

If you’d like to enjoy dinner on the property, the Lowcountry Pavilion will be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the shows, and picnics can be enjoyed at the Picnic Area near Jessamine Pond. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.


Wednesday Nights’ Live Entertainment Schedule (All shows at 7 p.m.)

June 8 – Matt Parker and the Deacons (R&B, Blues)

June 15 – Sea Cruz (Beach, Boogie)

June 22 – Paperwork (Pop, Rock)

June 29 – The Stilettos (Rock)

July 6 – U "N" I (Jazz)

July 13 – High Steppin' Country (Country, Variety)

July 20 – Prettier Than Matt (Folk, Pop)

July 27 – Paperwork (Pop, Rock)

August 3 – TruSol (Pop, Rock)


Thursdays are Family Night, with an Evening Bed Check with the Animals beginning at 5 p.m., Story Time in the Enchanted Storybook Forest at 6 p.m., and a Special Boat Ride: A Pirate’s Journey Along the Creek embarking on the hour at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. (Boat Ride admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids).  


Friday Nights’ Live Entertainment Schedule (All shows at 7 p.m.)

June 10 – Mystic Vibration (Reggae)

June 17 – Javier Jazz Project (Jazz)

June 24 – Stirling Bridge (Celtic Rock)

July 1 – Locust Honey (Bluegrass)

July 8 – Javier Jazz Project (Jazz)

July 15 – Common Ground (Bluegrass)

July 22 – Mike Frost (Jazz)

July 29 – Shem Creek Boogie Band (Beach, Boogie)

August 5 – Ross Holmes (Standards, Big Band)

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet • 800-849-1931

For visitors in search of an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience, Brookgreen Gardens is a must-see. A 9,100-acre oasis of art and culture across Highway 17 from Huntington Beach State…

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