Chelsea, age 16 and a student of Ashley Ridge High School, is a dedicated singer/songwriter with a driving passion for her chosen craft. She plays regularly at various locations throughout the Summerville/Charleston area. A Charleston radio station, 105.5 The Bridge, played one of her songs back in August. She is presently working on songs for CD number two. Several articles featuring Chelsea have been written by the Summerville Journal Scene and yours truly; enthusiastic, committed follower and proud owner of an original Chelsea Summers t-shirt.
Chelsea was kept busy through the evening posing for pictures with fans and signing CD's. She also performed some of her songs. One of the highlights for Chelsea was being presented with a framed picture arrangement containing a copy of the CD and photos from the sleeve created by Donovan's Custom Framing of Summerville. It was great rubbing shoulders with the good people of Summerville, literally speaking because maneuvering through the large crowd of Chelsea lovers was tricky. Also, snuck a quick game of ping-pong in while I was there. The party was a winner. Congratulations to Chelsea on her success and to her supporting, proud parents, Bill and Aura Lee. The breaded mushrooms were fantastic.
The Montreux Bar and Grill was voted the best bar, best hangout, and best happy hour in 2010. There is something going on every day of the week including a Tuesday Cornhole Tournament and a Thursday Game Night. Eddie Bush has made appearances here. Chelsea is scheduled to return Friday, October 5th at 6pm. For the complete line of eats, drinks, and live music go to Montreux Bar and Grill. It is located at 127 West Richardson Ave in Summerville.
Don't forget Thursday, September 20th is the next edition of Third Thursday. This is a Summerville tradition hosted by Summerville D.R.E.A.M. Live music and entertainment will be at various locations, such as Hutchinson Square and Short Central. Chelsea can usually be seen playing for the crowds at her mother's store on West Richardson, Aura Lee's Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories. The main event of this Third Thursday will be the new Sweet Tea Festival put on by the Summerville Restaurant Association. Sweet tea is the table wine of the South and you will have a chance to vote for your favorite. Eleven restaurants will be highlighting their menu favorites. It all starts at 5pm.
So, mark your calendars and come out for some good old Southern hospitality and fun. Where else can you get free wine and cheese at every turn of the corner, courtesy of Summerville's business establishments. I'll be there. When you see me, if we haven't as of yet met, be sure to introduce yourself. We'll shake hands and crack a cold one. Remember, it's a vacation everyday in the Lowcountry and it's summer in Summerville all year round.