Kulture Klash Returns to Charleston in April, Benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services

Popular Charleston arts and culture festival Kulture Klash presented by Avita’s MedExpress Pharmacy will return to the Lowcountry this spring in a collaboration among Big Hair Productions, The Event Cooperative and Lowcountry AIDS Services. The event is 7 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. in Charleston.

Kulture Klash 8 features Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, The Dubplates with MC Squared, Cousin Dan, DJ: Rocky Horror, Coolhand, Woodgrain and Trail-Mix. Also part of the event are dancers, circus performers, a full bar with a craft beer garden, food trucks, visual artists, artwork for sale and a laser light show.

Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door and $75 for a VIP ticket. Tickets are limited so advance ticket sales are recommended. Tickets are on sale at etix.com. This event is for ages 21 and older. All proceeds will benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services.

Big Hair Productions provided technical direction, including lighting, sound, video projection and special effects, for the previous seven Kulture Klash events. Owner David Brisacher’s musical groups also headlined the event over the years so he was eager to bring this arts and culture festival back to Charleston while adding a charitable element.

“This is an opportunity to showcase all that’s hip, cool and emerging in the Charleston arts, music and culture scene,” Brisacher said. “Plus we’ll be benefiting an important local charity and raising the profile of Lowcountry AIDS Services in the community.”

Lowcountry AIDS Services serves men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Charleston area. It provides clients with access to medical care, financial assistance, legal assistance and a host of other support services. The agency also provides free HIV testing as well as prevention and education services.

“It’s always exciting for us to partner with events that showcases what a vibrant community Charleston is,” said Bradley Childs, executive director of Lowcountry AIDS Services. “Kulture Klash will be a one-of-a-kind festival for our city and an opportunity for people to learn more about our agency and our work in fighting HIV right here in our own backyard.”