Events

Live music with Eric Vaughn
Live music with Eric Vaughn

Saturday July 29th - 7:00pm - Saturday July 29th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Eric Vaughn is a multi-talented singer and musician who really knows how to liven up any event. His many faceted artists he covers and overall repertoire bring out the best in him and the crowd around him. Eric has been in and around the Charleston area for many years. Eric performs as a solo artist, duo, or full band for private parties, weddings, corporate events, and local restaurants/bars. His ability to keep the crowd movin' and groovin' make Eric a great choice for your next event, wedding ceremony, or party.... See MoreSee Less

Miracle Monday Benefitting the Sertoma Football Classic
Miracle Monday Benefitting the Sertoma Football Classic

Monday July 31st - 11:00am - Monday July 31st - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Join us EACH MONDAY IN JULY and 10% of proceeds will be donated to the 2017 Classic and their supported charities! #MiracleMonday #EatLocal Sertoma Football Classic - Charleston

Live music with Matt Dobie
Live music with Matt Dobie

Thursday August 3rd - 6:30pm - Thursday August 3rd - 9:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Enjoy live music on the patio with Matt Bobie.

Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey
Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey

Friday August 4th - 7:00pm - Friday August 4th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Guitarist Jeff Bateman and friends jam on classic rock, funk, soul, and blues

Live music with Moses Jones Duo
Live music with Moses Jones Duo

Saturday August 5th - 7:00pm - Saturday August 5th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

A heapin' helpin' of dirty southern soul, with a side of funk, and a lot of jam spread on top!
Moses Jones is a Charlotte N.C. based Americana band infused with blues, soul, and power percussion. The unique sound of our band is rooted in gospel, rhythm & blues, rock, salsa, soul, and country. The combination of these diverse styles creates an instant connection between the band and any type of audience.
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Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina
Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina

Monday August 7th - 11:00am - Monday August 7th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Dine for a cause! 10% of our sales on Mondays in August will go to benefit Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.
Their programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. You can check out more at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralsc/home
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Live music with Ronnie Johnson
Live music with Ronnie Johnson

Thursday August 10th - 6:30pm - Thursday August 10th - 9:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Aside from those who have already reached their pinnacle, there isn’t a serious musician out there who doesn’t dream about leaving his or her mark on the music world. We’re not talking about one hit wonders or pop music sensations, but earnest musicians who would love to entertain the masses as a solo performer, a member of a band, or as a sought after session player. You know them, artists who ply their trade because their instrument and their talent are an extension of who they are.
Low country singer songwriter and guitarist Ronnie Johnson falls somewhere in between on that road to notoriety. For over three decades the Valdosta, Georgia native has been wowing audiences with his mix of original and cover songs, playing from Antarctica to South America and from South Carolina to merry old England. Ronnie’s resume is seasoned with gigs and jam sessions that would make other budding artists envious.
Ronnie has shared the stage with Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry, and opened for many big name entertainers including the ageless and legendary Tom Jones. Throughout his lifetime Ronnie has jammed with the who’s who of session musicians and counts fellow guitarist Jeff Cook, founding member of Alabama as a close friend.
A gifted songwriter, Ronnie did taste success on the Billboard Top 100. Back in 1986 his original composition ‘For Old Times Sake’ recorded by Jerry Naylor peaked at #75. Naylor a rockabilly and country singer, garnered success two decades earlier as the lead singer of the newly reformed Crickets, Buddy Holly’s former back up band.
The son of an Air Force man, Ronnie was born in Germany before his family returned to southwest Georgia. At a young age, following in his father’s footsteps Ronnie gained a deep appreciation for country music and in particular musicians. “I can remember when I was four standing beside my father strumming the ukulele.” By the fourth grade Ronnie had moved on to the drums, finally settling on the guitar before his teenage years.
It was during his college days at Belmont University in the late 1970’s that Ronnie’s career path would begin to take shape. Known for its school of music, Belmont University is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, aka Music City. As any hungry musician would do, Ronnie took advantage of his locale.
Young Ronnie found part time work days singing demos for $15 a pop, working the club scene at night plying his trade. Along the way he forged lifetime kinships and memories of sharing the recording studio with the likes of music legends Conway Twitty and Charlie Daniels. Many current gifted session musicians and award winning songwriters emerged on to the scene during Ronnie’s time in Nashville.
A chance encounter during this time in his life led Ronnie to find work in the resort communities. Soon he was playing on St. Simons Island. Similar work related interests brought the then 29 year old to Charleston in 1986. Not long after he arrived in the low country the versatile singer musician found himself performing on a regular basis at Wild Dunes. That partnership would last over 14 years.

During his time at Wild Dunes, Ronnie entertained for assorted celebrities and world class captains of business and industry. His association with such led him and some partners to open Ronnie’s first music driven eatery, ‘Budiroes Music Bar & Grill’ on the Isle of Palms. The laid back eatery featured food as an appetizer and music as the entree.
Word quickly spread and Budiroes became the place to be on weekends. The location and separation from Wild Dunes made it more accessible to the community and allowed Ronnie to take full control over his music. Locals on the islands, the resort, and east of the Cooper regularly flocked to Budiroes for good times, good food, and great entertainment.
As fate would provide in 2009 Ronnie turned his attention a little further inward, relocating and re-inventing his place into Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack at 1528 Ben Sawyer Boulevard. Even with an expanded menu reflecting the low country, the main course at Buddy Roe’s remains the great live entertainment, sometimes as much as five nights a week.
Ronnie and “super picker” Dale Baker highlight the week ‘dance & jam’ parties. The place is standing room only by 9pm on any given Friday and Saturday night. Music lovers feast on a variety of boogie and listening favorites, as Ronnie and Chris offer up everything from classic pop to southern rock, and vintage country to acoustic gems. From Country to Blues and everything in between. Dust off your boots, your sandals, or your penny loafers, come in khakis, shorts, or your favorite jeans, because the Shrimp Shack caters to those looking to kick back or hit the dance floor.
Ronnie’s resume is intact and his performances especially throughout greater Charleston are noteworthy. A masterful musician and a skilled entertainer Ronnie often times plays private gigs, from corporate functions to weddings, and has been known to lend his talents to many worthwhile festivals and events in the low country.
Singer, songwriter, musician, restaurateur, business & family man, Ronnie wears many hats, all of which he is proud of. But one title Ronnie admits best describes the man, that of all around entertainer. Ronnie Johnson was born to entertain and those who have witnessed for themselves will surely attest to that. @ronniejohnson
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Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey
Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey

Friday August 11th - 7:00pm - Friday August 11th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Guitarist Jeff Bateman and friends jam on classic rock, funk, soul, and blues

Live music with Eric Vaughn
Live music with Eric Vaughn

Saturday August 12th - 7:00pm - Saturday August 12th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Eric Vaughn is a multi-talented singer and musician who really knows how to liven up any event. His many faceted artists he covers and overall repertoire bring out the best in him and the crowd around him. Eric has been in and around the Charleston area for many years. Eric performs as a solo artist, duo, or full band for private parties, weddings, corporate events, and local restaurants/bars. His ability to keep the crowd movin' and groovin' make Eric a great choice for your next event, wedding ceremony, or party.... See MoreSee Less

Paint for a Cause ~ Benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater SC
Paint for a Cause ~ Benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater SC

Monday August 14th - 6:30pm - Monday August 14th - 8:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Join us on Monday August 14th for a Wine and Canvas Charleston Paint for a Cause evening at The Rudder. $5 of each registration benefits Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina in addition to the 10% donated back from all food & beverage purchases that evening.

MAKE SURE TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO PAINT WITH US!

JAGSC has taught financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness skills to almost 400,000 students since its founding in Columbia in 1968, and has been awarded the Junior Achievement® Summit Award for excellence in program impact, program quality, financial solvency, and management effectiveness.
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Wine and Canvas for Miracle Monday
Wine and Canvas for Miracle Monday

Monday August 14th - 6:30pm - Monday August 14th - 8:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

This colorful crustacean is a joy to paint! Our step-by-step instruction will leave you feeling like there's hope for you in the art world!! Come give it a try while at the same time supporting a local charity! This month is Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina
www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralsc
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Live music with Ronnie Johnson
Live music with Ronnie Johnson

Thursday August 17th - 6:30pm - Thursday August 17th - 9:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Aside from those who have already reached their pinnacle, there isn’t a serious musician out there who doesn’t dream about leaving his or her mark on the music world. We’re not talking about one hit wonders or pop music sensations, but earnest musicians who would love to entertain the masses as a solo performer, a member of a band, or as a sought after session player. You know them, artists who ply their trade because their instrument and their talent are an extension of who they are.
Low country singer songwriter and guitarist Ronnie Johnson falls somewhere in between on that road to notoriety. For over three decades the Valdosta, Georgia native has been wowing audiences with his mix of original and cover songs, playing from Antarctica to South America and from South Carolina to merry old England. Ronnie’s resume is seasoned with gigs and jam sessions that would make other budding artists envious.
Ronnie has shared the stage with Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry, and opened for many big name entertainers including the ageless and legendary Tom Jones. Throughout his lifetime Ronnie has jammed with the who’s who of session musicians and counts fellow guitarist Jeff Cook, founding member of Alabama as a close friend.
A gifted songwriter, Ronnie did taste success on the Billboard Top 100. Back in 1986 his original composition ‘For Old Times Sake’ recorded by Jerry Naylor peaked at #75. Naylor a rockabilly and country singer, garnered success two decades earlier as the lead singer of the newly reformed Crickets, Buddy Holly’s former back up band.
The son of an Air Force man, Ronnie was born in Germany before his family returned to southwest Georgia. At a young age, following in his father’s footsteps Ronnie gained a deep appreciation for country music and in particular musicians. “I can remember when I was four standing beside my father strumming the ukulele.” By the fourth grade Ronnie had moved on to the drums, finally settling on the guitar before his teenage years.
It was during his college days at Belmont University in the late 1970’s that Ronnie’s career path would begin to take shape. Known for its school of music, Belmont University is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, aka Music City. As any hungry musician would do, Ronnie took advantage of his locale.
Young Ronnie found part time work days singing demos for $15 a pop, working the club scene at night plying his trade. Along the way he forged lifetime kinships and memories of sharing the recording studio with the likes of music legends Conway Twitty and Charlie Daniels. Many current gifted session musicians and award winning songwriters emerged on to the scene during Ronnie’s time in Nashville.
A chance encounter during this time in his life led Ronnie to find work in the resort communities. Soon he was playing on St. Simons Island. Similar work related interests brought the then 29 year old to Charleston in 1986. Not long after he arrived in the low country the versatile singer musician found himself performing on a regular basis at Wild Dunes. That partnership would last over 14 years.

During his time at Wild Dunes, Ronnie entertained for assorted celebrities and world class captains of business and industry. His association with such led him and some partners to open Ronnie’s first music driven eatery, ‘Budiroes Music Bar & Grill’ on the Isle of Palms. The laid back eatery featured food as an appetizer and music as the entree.
Word quickly spread and Budiroes became the place to be on weekends. The location and separation from Wild Dunes made it more accessible to the community and allowed Ronnie to take full control over his music. Locals on the islands, the resort, and east of the Cooper regularly flocked to Budiroes for good times, good food, and great entertainment.
As fate would provide in 2009 Ronnie turned his attention a little further inward, relocating and re-inventing his place into Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack at 1528 Ben Sawyer Boulevard. Even with an expanded menu reflecting the low country, the main course at Buddy Roe’s remains the great live entertainment, sometimes as much as five nights a week.
Ronnie and “super picker” Dale Baker highlight the week ‘dance & jam’ parties. The place is standing room only by 9pm on any given Friday and Saturday night. Music lovers feast on a variety of boogie and listening favorites, as Ronnie and Chris offer up everything from classic pop to southern rock, and vintage country to acoustic gems. From Country to Blues and everything in between. Dust off your boots, your sandals, or your penny loafers, come in khakis, shorts, or your favorite jeans, because the Shrimp Shack caters to those looking to kick back or hit the dance floor.
Ronnie’s resume is intact and his performances especially throughout greater Charleston are noteworthy. A masterful musician and a skilled entertainer Ronnie often times plays private gigs, from corporate functions to weddings, and has been known to lend his talents to many worthwhile festivals and events in the low country.
Singer, songwriter, musician, restaurateur, business & family man, Ronnie wears many hats, all of which he is proud of. But one title Ronnie admits best describes the man, that of all around entertainer. Ronnie Johnson was born to entertain and those who have witnessed for themselves will surely attest to that. @ronniejohnson
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Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey
Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey

Friday August 18th - 7:00pm - Friday August 18th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Guitarist Jeff Bateman and friends jam on classic rock, funk, soul, and blues

Live music with Josh Hughett Duo
Live music with Josh Hughett Duo

Saturday August 19th - 7:00pm - Saturday August 19th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Live acoustic covers with Joshua Hughett on our expansive outdoor patio.

Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina
Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina

Monday August 21st - 11:00am - Monday August 21st - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Dine for a cause! 10% of our sales on Mondays in August will go to benefit Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.
Their programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. You can check out more at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralsc/home
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Solar Eclipse Party at The Rudder
Solar Eclipse Party at The Rudder

Monday August 21st - 12:00pm - Monday August 21st - 4:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Join us for an awesome view of the Solar Eclipse on August 21st! The Rusty Rudder has one of the closest and longest viewing spots in the Lowcountry!

The fun will be kicking off at noon with live music on the patio starting at 1pm with Moses Jones. Glasses will be available for purchase.

Drink specials will include $2.34 Shocktop drafts and $5 Tequila Sunrises.

**10% of ALL food & beverage proceeds from the day will benefit Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina**

Solar eclipse will be at 2:46pm and last for 2 minutes and 34 seconds- Don't miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity!
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Live music with Matt Mackelkan
Live music with Matt Mackelkan

Monday August 21st - 5:30pm - Monday August 21st - 8:30pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

With a genuine combination of American soul and an upbeat pop-rock style, Matt has emerged as one of the go-to indie front men in the southeastern U.S. He first cut his teeth in the music scene of Orlando Florida during his time at Rollins College while earning a degree in vocals, composition and guitar. In 2008, Matt was lured to Charleston along the South Carolina coast—where his single “Drive” has been regularly featured on radio at 105.5 The Bridge. When around home, Matt also performs regularly at the iconic venue The Windjammer…perhaps best-known as a launchpad for Darius Rucker’s Hootie & The Blowfish. Matt’s trademarks are a big voice, authentic songwriting, personable nature and an extra dose of funny.
Check out www.mattmackelcan.com for more information..
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Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey
Live music with Jeff Bateman and Craig Lathey

Friday August 25th - 7:00pm - Friday August 25th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Guitarist Jeff Bateman and friends jam on classic rock, funk, soul, and blues

Live music with Island Duo
Live music with Island Duo

Saturday August 26th - 7:00pm - Saturday August 26th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

The Island Trio has been performing up and down South Carolina's coast for more than six years, frequenting such spots as Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, and many local Charleston venues. This three piece band provides high energy party music that is guaranteed to get everyone out of their seats and moving in a conga line.
The Island Trio performs music which expands from traditional calypso, beach, reggae, and rock and roll. From the melodic Jamaican sounds of Bob Marley, to the Margaritaville sounds of Jimmy Buffett, The Island Trio focuses on audience participation as their main source of energy. The band spends a lot of time in the audience pumping up the crowd, and the fun and the party begins. These guys specialize in bringing the islands to the tropical Lowcountry coasts and setting the crowd to a slower pace of life!! Please consider them for your next corporate reception or party. They guarantee a good time!
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Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina
Miracle Monday benefiting Junior Achievement of South Carolina

Monday August 28th - 11:00am - Monday August 28th - 10:00pm

The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant
3563 N Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC  29466 — Map

Dine for a cause! 10% of our sales on Mondays in August will go to benefit Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.
Their programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. You can check out more at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-centralsc/home
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Rusty Rudder

Rusty Rudder