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About The Windjammer

Always a Jam Good Time!

The Windjammer was founded in 1972 by brothers Malcolm and James Burgis. The doors opened in April on the site of the “original” SurfDeck. When owned by Art Ruth it was known as the Sea Side. The Sea Side closed some time in 1969, according to Malcolm’s memory. James Burgis sold his share of the Windjammer to Bill Kulseth in 1974. Current owners are Malcolm Burgis, Bobby Ross and Jack Alspaugh. Here are some black and white snapshots that show what it was like “back in the day.”

Atlas Road Crew W/TBA

Tickets are $15 Advance and $20 DOS..…Doors 9PM Showtime is 10ish This show sells out every year. Don’t wait and think you will get tickets ...

Stop Light Observations

Tickets are $20…Doors 9PM Showtime is 10ish This show sells out every year. Don’t wait and think you will get tickets at the door! John ...

Uncle Mingo (No Opener)

Tickets are $20..Doors 9PM Uncle Mingo at 11PM Uncle Mingo are a Charleston, South Carolina-based funk-punk quintet that melds the party-hearty attitude of the Red ...

Rev Dr Johnny Mac and the Snake Charmers W/Mouzon Shieks

Tickets are $10 doors…..Doors 8PM Showtime at 8:30ish Johnny Mac’s voice emanates from a special place familiar to those who have experienced intense pain, sorrow, ...

The Damned Torpedomen – A Tom Petty Tribute

Tickets are $5 at the door…Doors 9PM showtime is 10ish A Charleston, SC-based, 8-piece musical tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  

Driver 8 an R.E.M. Tribute

Tickets are $5 at the door…Doors 9PM Show time is 10ish Playing all of the old R.E.M. classics as well as the hits that made ...

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Tickets are $15 in Advance $20 the Day of the show…Doors 9PM Showtime is 11PM Who’s Bad is proud to be known as the Ultimate ...


TEST TEST TEST TEST The Windjammer was founded in 1972 by brothers Malcolm and James Burgis. The doors opened in April on the site of ...

Weird Science Charleston’s Favorite 80’s CHEEZE

Tickets are $8 at the door…Doors are 9PM Music Starts about 10:30 80s Pop and Rock Anthems

Josh Hughett Band

Tickets are $5 at the door, are Free when attending the Edwin McCain show…Doors 9PM Show is 10ish Singer/songwriter in the Charleston Area

Unknown Hinson W/ Hans Wenzel and the Eighty Sixers

Ticket are $15…Doors 9PM Show is 10ish Looking somewhat like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival ...

Johnny & The Broken Hearts

Tickets are $5 at the door…Doors 9PM Show at 10PM Free entry With Jupiter Coyote attendance. Genre Honky Tonk, Country & Western, Rock & Roll. ...

Sol Food

Tickets are $5 at the door…Doors 9PM Show is 10ish Genre Rock and Roll Band Members lonnie greene, Scott Bell, Nick Collins, Scott Funkhouser Hometown ...

The Brevet

Tickets are $5…Doors 9PM Show is 10ish When the feedback-laden, distorted-as-all-hell guitar intro to The Brevet’s new single, “Locked & Loaded,” grinds to a crawl ...


Tickets are $5 at the door…Doors 9PM Show is 10ish Qwister is a Reggae, Jam Rocking band out of Jamestown, NY that gigs non stop ...

Thursday Night Karaoke

Whether you’re looking to be the next version of Hootieor just had enough sips of liquid courage to get on stage. Head on out and ...

JJ Grey & Mofro Sunset Concert

Tickets are $30 Doors 6:00 Show at 7:00… This is an out door show on our volleyball court. Only 500 advance tickets will be sold ...

Edwin McCain…An Evening With

Tickets are $25 Doors 8PM Show is at 8PM… Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an ...

Edwin McCain…Outdoor Sun Set Concert

Tickets are $25 Doors 6:00 Show at 7:00… This is an out door show on our volleyball court. Only 500 advance tickets will be sold ...

Mac Leaphart with The Kenny George Band

Tickets are $10…Doors 9PM show time is 10ish Splintered from the foundations of The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and John Prine, Mac Leaphart is an ...

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi bringing ‘Stink Face’ to Isle of Palms show

A human tidal wave is headed for the Isle of Palms when WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi brings his 400-plus pounds to The Windjammer on ...

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Cowboy Mouth: A Force of Nature

As I called up Fred LeBlanc of the New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth last week to discuss the band’s two-night stand at The Windjammer on ...

Rob Gronkowski Hangs out for our first bikini Bash of 2015

Charleston Social: Rob Gronkowski judges Isle of Palms bikini contest Posted: May 23, 2015 9:18 PM EDT Updated: May 25, 2015 2:27 PM EDT Rob ...

Best Places to Day Drink in South Carolina

We can’t let North Carolina have all of the Day Drinking fun, can we? South Carolina is full of places to enjoy the debauchery of ...

The Word was Robert Randolph’s gospel jams at the New Orleans Jazz Fest

It’s rare that Mississippi slide guitar ace Luther Dickinson finds himself playing second fiddle – or second guitar – to anyone. Especially someone whose picking ...

2015 (Special Olympics) Polar Plunge

February 28TH, 2015 Registration –10:30 AM Plunge Party–10:30-1PM Polar Plunge –1 PM Take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics South ...

It is Now Official “Nikki” is Charleston’s Hottest Bartender Voted by You!!!

Voting for Charleston’s Hottest Bartender is open through November 11! Votes are saved as soon as you make your pick, but you can change your ...

20 years, 20 songs. Multiplatinum band SISTER HAZEL celebrates their anniversary with the special collection, 20 STAGES.

Comprised of live recordings and videos culled from 20 of the band’s favorite venues, 20 STAGES is released as a 2 CD set and limited ...

Sol Driven Train celebrates sun, fun and more at fourth annual Sol Slam at The Windjammer

With a warm personality, sunny positivity and soulful musical vibe, Charleston-based quintet Sol Driven Train truly lives up to its name. Specializing in a groove-heavy ...

Sister Hazel hangs hard with fans at the Isle of Palms

T. Ballard Lesemann Special to The Post and Courier May 28 2014 9:00 am Florida-based rock band Sister Hazel values its fan base. Since bursting ...

2014 Budweiser Bikini Bash


Greensky Bluegrass transcends its namesake genre at 9:30 Club

The members of Michigan-based quintet Greensky Bluegrass don’t like labels, something they probably should have considered before settling on their moniker in 2000.

A Conversation With Sugarland’s Kristian Bush

The number “three” holds a special significance for singer-songwriter Kristian Bush. Music fans in Charleston might remember Bush as one half of the folks rock ...

Idol’s Lee DeWyze hits the Windjammer

American Idol Season 9 winner, Lee DeWyze, will share a bill with Charleston’s own Tyler Boone on Thurs. Dec. 5 at The Windjammer. Before winning Idol, DeWyze ...

The Official Pre & Post Party of The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Pre Party:   John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range  With  The Jeb Stuart Band Tickets are $20 Advance or $15 at the door if you show a copy of ...

The Paul Tucker Memorial Jam!!

Back in the 80’s I was very fortunate to be part of an incredible musical experience called the Jumper Cables. The Cables were a scary ...

Toad the Wet Sprocket here Monday July 22nd

When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that ...


Situated along the IOP’s main drag, this beachside hangout boasts scenic views and a great party atmosphere. Stick around for the live bands that perform ...
2007 Budweiser Bikini Bash Windjammer Charleston

The Windjammer’s recipe for 40 years of beach bar life: music, volleyball & bikinis on front beach of the Isle of Palms.

Ahh, Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer and the first of the three triple crown summer weekends. After spending nearly a quarter century ...

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