Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

BLACK VIOLIN
BV20: Then & Now

WHEN
Nov 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm
COST
Tickets Start at $19 (Plus Applicable Fees)

About the Show

Get ready for an unforgettable evening at the Charleston Gaillard Center on November 15 celebrating the 20th anniversary of Black Violin, the groundbreaking duo that has captivated audiences around the globe; harmoniously merging the sophistication of classical melodies with the rhythmic pulse of hip-hop. 

Experience the evolution of Black Violin from their humble beginnings to widespread acclaim with a show that promises to leave you feeling inspired, energized, and uplifted. Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste take the stage, along with Nat Stokes on drums, DJ SPS on the turntable, and Liston Gregory on the keys—blending classical strings with hip-hop beats through a performance that defies expectations and redefines genres.

About Black Violin

For nearly two decades, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals and building bridges in communities along the way. Members Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste first met in orchestra class at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, becoming classically trained on the violin and viola through their high school and college careers. Post-college, they reconvened to produce beats for South Florida rappers, and began building an audience in local clubs. They later went on to win Showtime at the Apollo in 2005, and eventually sold out headline performances at venues across the country, including a sold out two-night headline run at The Kennedy Center in 2018. NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Black Violin’s 2019 album release, Take the Stairs, earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”. The band also recently received their second ever Grammy Award nomination for the track “The Message” as Best Americana Performance, in collaboration with The Blind Boys of Alabama. 

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VIP Package

Please note, by purchasing a VIP package, you agree to share your information with a third-party company in order to receive VIP instructions.

The Black Violin VIP Soundcheck Experience | $164.00 (Plus Applicable Fees) | Pink Seats
  • One Premium Reserved ticket in the first five (5) rows
  • Invitation to a private pre-show experience including:
    • Access to view a portion of soundcheck
    • Moderated Q&A
    • Photo opportunity with Kev and Wil
    • VIP access to the merchandise booth and a 20% discount on any available item
    • Commemorative VIP laminate
    • Early entry to the venue

You’ll receive an email from vip@sofar.com 48 hours before the event with instructions for redeeming your VIP package.

VIP activities may occur up to 3-4 hours before the show, please plan accordingly.

The original purchaser must show their ID at VIP check-in to redeem the package elements.

All attendees need both a show ticket and a VIP package to attend VIP programming. No parental escorts without their own package allowed.

VIP merchandise must be picked up during check-in at the show unless otherwise communicated.

Sofar reserves the right to cancel packages for any reason. VIP elements are non-transferable and not valid if resold.

Communication about your purchase may be sent via SMS to the provided phone number. For any questions, contact Sofar’s friendly Fan Experience team at vip@sofar.com.

Student & Teacher Tickets

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education & Community Program is pleased to announce student and teacher tickets are available for this performance. Limited availability. Limited to two tickets per person with valid student/teacher ID.

Tickets available in advance: Tickets are $19 (plus applicable fees) for Green seats on seatmap. Ticket purchasers must pick up their tickets at Will Call the night of the performance.

Day of Rush: Tickets are $25 (plus applicable fees). Available two hours prior to show time, best available.

Click here to sign up for education emails, including those regarding our student and teacher ticket program.


This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Please note that for this performance online purchases have a limit of six (6) tickets per customer. To purchase additional tickets or to inquire about group sales, please contact the ticket office directly at (843) 242-3099.