April 18, 2017, 4:42 pm EST | Share:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC [PRESS RELEASE] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) invites people of the Lowcountry to put on their dancing shoes and get ready for a summer of shagging on the pier! The popular Shaggin’ on the Cooper series kicks off the season on Saturday, April 29 at the Mount Pleasant Pier with live music by The Sugarbees.

Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with some dancing at Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Bands from Charleston and throughout the state will perform at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier throughout the season (see schedule below). Bring a date or meet friends, let loose, breathe in the fresh air and dance the night away. Gates for Shaggin’ on the Cooper open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.

Founded in 1991 and based out of Florence, SC, The Sugarbees are known for performing the best in R&B, beach, boogie, blues and Top 40 hits. The Sugarbees got their start backing national and international talent such as Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs, The Gatlin Brothers, The Stylistics, The Drifters, The Tams, The Embers, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors, Chuck Berry and many more.

All Shaggin’ on the Cooper events are held at the foot of the 1250-foot-long pier next to Memorial Waterfront Park, the perfect spot to catch cool breezes, beautiful scenery, and views of Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge. Beverages are available for purchase on site, and food is available for sale at the Mount Pleasant Pier’s River Watch Café. Food and beverages are not included in ticket prices.

Advance tickets are $8 per person. Space is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. If available, tickets sold on site are $10. To purchase advance tickets or for more information on these events, call 843-795-4386 or visit

2017 Shaggin’ on the Cooper Schedule:
• April 29 with The Sugarbees
• May 13 with Shem Creek Boogie Band
• June 10 with Ocean Drive Party Band
• July 15 with The Counts
• August 12 with Vinyl Daze
• September 9 with The Coppertones

May through July, each Shaggin’ on the Cooper will be preceded the night before by Friday Night Boogie, a special 21-and-up only version of the event on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Shaggin’ on the Cooper is brought to you by Dasani and your Charleston County Parks. For more information on these events, call 843-795-4386 or visit