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    Holy City Blues Exchange VII

    November 10-13, 2016

    In Beautiful Charleston, South Carolina


From picturesque beach side sites to the pumping downtown nightlife of Charleston, HCBX has venues that show off the splendor of the Holy City.


Our jam-packed schedule will have you dancing all afternoon, into the evening and long after the last night clubs shut down in the early hours of the morning.


Meet our exciting artists for Holy City Blues Exchange VII, bringing the live sounds of Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta to the Holy City.


Our Story

We first organized as friends trying to throw a weekend long house party, and that is the spirit we’d like to keep alive in a fun, casual, and welcoming atmosphere.



Professional photographers capture our events, freezing moments of dance in time.



Playing blues tracks into the early morning hours, our DJs are ready to make sure the dancing keeps going long after the bands stop playing, and keep you dancing all day long.



HCBX offers weekend passes, ala carte pricing for dances, housing, volunteer & hosting opportunities, and merchandise.

Qui Nguyen

I couldn't think of a better way to experience Charleston for the first time; great people, great music, awesome dancing in a beautiful town? What more can you ask for? Looking forward to my second year attending!

Qui Nguyen

kenneth shipp

There’s a reason HCBX has stayed around for years. They know how to throw a blues party and bring in the best bands around, you won’t be disappointed.

Kenneth Shipp


Why do I love Holy City? Oh my gosh - so many reasons. Dave always lines up incredible live bands, the venues do a superb job of showing off Charleston, all my favorite people from the Southeast are usually there, every host I've had has been delightful...

Andrew Bouchard


I love HCBX because the live music is always amazing and each venue has a unique, inspiring atmosphere. The collection of people from the southeast and beyond are some of the most welcoming, warm, and fun group of dancers you'll ever get to party with!

Cindiasaurus Rex

Kara Polk

I really love that there is live music at every dance! Hearing Eli Cook live is always amazing!

Kara Polk

Latest News

August 2, 2016 1 comments

Eli Cook Announced!

Holy City Blues is delighted to hail the return of the incendiary ELI COOK! Eli Cook has been a favorite artist of ours since his event debut in 2012. Those familiar with Eli's music are fully aware of the power of his visceral, soul-shaking acoustic blues. And those yet initiated are in for an experience like […]

June 6, 2016 No Comments

Registration Opens June 13th!

Registration for 7th Annual Holy City Blues Exchange opens June 13th. Don't miss your passport to one of the most incredible LIVE MUSIC dance festivals in the South featuring New Orleans' own Meschiya Lake! We hope to see y'all in November! Register

May 2, 2016 No Comments

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns Announced

Well, folks the moment, that many of you have been waiting for, is finally here. We are excited to announce our first musician and her lovely band! She is straight out of New Orleans, LA, and she is fierce! We are excited to announce the wonderful and talented, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns. […]

Special Thanks

HCBX would like to thanks the following companies and organizations for making HCBX possible.