Saturday, May 13, 2006

Charlie Daniels Band plays party barge

The Post and Courier | Charleston.net | News | Charleston, SC: If you were not at the get-together Thursday night on Shem Creek, you missed what was most likely the party of the year in the Lowcountry.

The invitation-only bash included a laser-light show and tons of Lowcountry food, including ribs, fried quail, mustard-fried venison, shrimp and Frogmore Stew.

Still, the biggest highlight was the Charlie Daniels Band, which played from 9 to 11 p.m. on a barge anchored in the creek in front of the Big Game Billfish Bar and Grill site, formerly home of the Trawler seafood restaurant.

Developer Richard H. Coen of Mount Pleasant had planned to throw the party to celebrate his wife's birthday in April. But he couldn't quite get everything lined up. So he used the bash, called "Ease into Summer," to celebrate Sally's 43rd birthday and to thank family, friends, business partners and employees involved in his new project, a 166-room hotel on Shem Creek named The Landing.

"'Everybody had a good time. It just went too quickly,' he said.

When the band finished playing about 11 p.m., the partying still wasn't done. Coen invited anyone he could catch back to his house for shrimp and grits."

Get to know that dude!

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