April 22-23

Riverfront Park


High Water 2017 Is Now Sold Out!

Thanks for your support! Details on food, libations, and more to come!

Artist Lineup


The Avett Brothers


The Shins


Shovels & Rope


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats




Jump, Little Children




Margo Price


Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires


Deer Tick


JD McPherson


John Moreland


Julien Baker


The Suffers


Shrimp Records Family Band


Matthew Logan Vasquez


Slow Runner


Aaron Lee Tasjan


The Deslondes


Caroline Rose




Arum Rae


Join us in celebrating the best of Southern cuisine and culture with local chefs collaborating on their favorite dishes for a unique, family-style dining experience at High Water. At Pass the Peas, fans will enjoy locally crafted libations, artfully prepared and hand-selected food, as well as wines paired from around the world. This curated brunch series will have you breaking bread with Charleston’s finest in culinary arts.

The scenic lawn of Quarters H at Riverfront Park will provide a breath-taking setting for meals both mornings of High Water. In addition to an unforgettable meal and select spirits, your ticket to Pass the Peas will include exclusive access to private, once-in-a-lifetime artist sessions inside the intimate Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel on that same day. The crew from Luck Reunion will be on site to host and capture these special moments with the shared vision of High Water.

Pass the Peas Passes are available exclusively to ticket holders. Each pass includes a meal, alcohol, and exclusive access to a private Luck Reunion Chapel Performances on site! Act quickly, as space is limited, and trust us – you won’t want to miss this.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Green Heart Project.







Kevin Johnson

The Grocery



Michael Geib

167 Raw



John Lewis

Lewis Barbecue





Chris Stewart

The Glass Onion



Pass the Peas is supported by:


Earned Ticket Program

Give Back Get Back

We’re excited to announce our Earned Ticket program that encourages interested festival-goers to volunteer their time, passion, and skills to help organizations in the Charleston community. In acknowledgement of their participation, volunteers who complete all program requirements earn one General Admission Ticket to attend High Water 2017! Only a limited number of volunteer openings are available so SIGN UP NOW! 

Volunteers will need to work a minimum of 8-10 hours* of volunteer work with our selected organizations before earning their ticket to High Water 2017. Volunteer Hours will be counted by their organization of choice as completed and volunteers will receive credit only if they attend and complete the entire shift(s) or other requirements for the project they registered for. 

Select ONE of the organizations below to sign up for a volunteer activity for the opportunity to earn a ticket. 

* Total number of hours to earn a ticket is determined and overseen by your organization of choice.


Charleston Waterkeeper

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Waterway Clean-Ups – Help protect your local creeks and rivers by removing trash and debris.
  • Educational Events – Help inspire good stewardship and conservation of your waterways.
  • Outreach Events – Help raise awareness in your community about the issues facing our waterways.

The Green Heart Project

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Green Heart Buddy – Help support our in-school and after-school garden programs by serving as volunteer mentors, working with our students in our gardens and kitchen classrooms once a week for a 12-week program.
  • Green Heart Crop Mob – Help assist our Garden Champions in maintaining and loving our school gardens so that the space is always ready and beautiful for our Green Heart Project programs and lessons. Crop Mob members dedicate 10-12 hours per semester at our various garden sites on a weekly basis.


Water Mission

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Volunteer at Walk for Water – Every March, Water Mission hosts its biggest fundraiser and advocacy event of the year – the Walk for Water. Over 4,000 participants carry buckets of dirty water through the streets of Charleston to represent the walk that over a billion people make every day just to collect dirty water. On Saturday, March 25 volunteers will help with everything from setting up tents and tables in the early hours of the morning, to guiding over 2,000 cars into various parking lots, to distributing over 4,000 buckets, and even just giving our participants high fives and fist bumps to get them excited. Together, we will create an awesome event that transforms lives around the world!




All tickets to High Water are now SOLD OUT! Thanks for your support. See you soon!

General Admission

Amenities Include:

  • Access to all stages
  • Access to all food and bars (separately priced)
  • NOTE: General Admission Weekend Passes will be sold at each price level until that allotment is gone, at which time the price will move to the next price level. There is no difference in the tiers; it’s simply an incentive to purchase sooner rather than later.
  • Full ticket information is available here.

Level 1: $99.50 + fees

Level 2: $119.50 + fees

Level 3: $139.50 + fees



Amenities Include:

  • Priority entrance lane into the festival

  • Premium Main Stage viewing area

  • Reserved parking

  • Exclusive VIP Lounge / Hang area

  • Exclusive restroom trailer

  • Access to exclusive bar

  • Commemorative gift package

  • Full ticket information is available here.

$274.50 + fees


Pass the Peas

Amenities Include:

  • Enjoy locally crafted libations, artfully prepared and hand-selected food, as well as wines paired from around the world.

  • Exclusive access to private Luck Reunion Artist Sessions on the day of your Pass the Peas ticket.

  • Reminder: a Pass the Peas ticket does not include access to High Water Festival.

$150 + fees


Riverfront Park


All roads lead to High Water.


Getting Here

Charleston’s location along the Eastern coast makes it a very reasonable drive for many travelers. For those a little further away, the Charleston International Airport  (CHS) offers hundreds of flights daily from a wide variety of US cities.



We’ve partnered with Hotels for Hope to present our 2017 fan hotel offerings, with a portion from every night booked benefitting our non-profit partners. Secure your room today!


Taxi Services

Once you’re in town, utilize the taxi services available to get around town.

Yellow Cab
PH:# (843) 577-6565

Express Cab Company
PH: (843) 577-8816

Charleston Black Cab Company
PH: (843) 216-1206

Safety Cab Company
PH: (843) 722-4066

Coastal Limo and Taxi
PH: (843) 810-0110

Blue Wave Taxi & Shuttle
PH: (843) 735-0300











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