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Our Story

Our Story

So why the "Holy City Blues Exchange?" Charleston is "The Holy City" named such for the number of historic churches whose steeples lend Charleston it's beautiful skyline. 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.

The blues is more than something we plucked out of the music too slow to swing dance to. The blues is found in the soul of the music. It is the legacy of a uniquely african-american heritage that compliments the exuberance of swing and jazz with it's visceral expression of life's turbulence. It possesses it's own unique spirit and culture, and that is the essence we are trying to capture in our weekend.

We hope you visit and enjoy all the history, charm, and hospitality Charleston has to offer. But more importantly to us, we hope you enjoy meeting and spending time with friends old and new, sharing in our love for the blues.


Holy City Blues Exchange