Top Acoustic Performer & Artist in Charleston, SC



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Sunday’s 6-9


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Sunday Brunch 10-2

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Premier Wedding Singer

If you're looking for an electrifying voice at your wedding, look no further than Chris Dodson. As one of the top wedding musicians in Charleston, SC, your guests will be on their feet all night. Chris Dodson has been writing and recording music for more than 15 years and has the perfect sound to suit any style. While most wedding musicians are one note, Chris does it all "pop, rock, jazz and R&B" to give your wedding just the right tempo.

Not only does Chris perform weddings as a soloist, but he also has several ensembles available for those looking for exceptional wedding bands. Interested parties can choose between his band Return of the Mac, Me and Mrs. Jones and more for an unforgettable wedding ceremony or reception. Whether Chris is alone or part of a band, his talent shines through and connects to people through his love of music.


Talented Songwriter

As a talented songwriter, Chris can tailor his music to suit your special day or event. With his vast experience, Chris not only writes original songs for himself, but for other musicians as well. Chris has the ability to conjure up the words and truly brings them to life with his powerful voice and intense expressionism.

Teacher Extraordinaire

Chris handles more than just weddings in Charleston, SC. As a gifted teacher, he possesses the knowledge, passion and patience to offer guitar lessons. Whether you're just starting out or want to expand your possibilities, Chris is available to take you to the next level. He has the amazing ability to boost his students™ confidence so they can actualize their potential.


Whether you're looking for Charleston wedding bands, a talented musician or an exceptional guitar teacher, Chris Dodson is at your service. Go to the booking page for further details.




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I’ve partnered with local DJ, DJ Rehab, to bring you the best of both worlds for your wedding day. Chris and I had the opportunity to play together at a wedding and it was amazing, so we decided to offer our services as a package. DJ Rehab's talent as a DJ and turntabilist is amazing, and I feel he is the perfect fit for your wedding and reception.  

We have created a very reasonable package to have us both perform at your wedding.  Please don’t hesitate to ask in the booking tab on this website and please click the logo below to visit DJ Rehab's website!


"Chris, Thank you for joining us today and making it so special. We are so happy we worked with you and we hope you finish zozo strong ."
-Reagan and Cullen Falvey (12.10.20)

"Hey Chris - Wanted to let you how special your presence and music was today to ALL of us. Really. The magnitude of what was playing out “behind the scenes” as you sang, and the timing of the songs/lyrics - wow. I truly believe you helped to gently ease the patient’s transition from this earthly realm (into the mystic)...and made it so peaceful for the family, as well. It is a day that we will always hold special. (If you play back the first video, you can hear the cardiac alarm start to go off, and later see the family member come to the door in the room behind you to let us know the patient had passed.) Powerful stuff, Chris. Keep doing what you’re doing. Thanks again for coming on such short notice. May you and your family stay blessed."
- Jules Chaya, East Cooper Medical ICUUU

"Chris! Thank you so much for being part of our special day! Music means so much to us and having you perform at our wedding will be something we will always remember! Much love!"
- Sam + Matt (10-10-2020)

“We enjoyed every moment of having you. I will never forget when you started your first song right before the wedding and watching the smile on Lacy's face and the rest of the kids dancing. Priceless.”
- Andrew and Lacy Field (Key West, Florida, 8/15/20)

"Chris, Thank you so much for bringing our intimate wedding to life with all of our favorite songs! Thank you for working with us so quickly to make sure this wedding sounded like the wedding of our dreams. We are incredibly grateful to you! Much love."-
Megan & Ryan

"Still basking in the afterglow! Everyone couldn’t stop talking about how talented you are and how much they loved it. We appreciate you so much. Expect more fans at your local gigs!"-
Jules Chaya
East Cooper Medical, for their lunch hour serenade, 8/7/2020

"You were a highlight in 2020 - thank you!"-
Kelley and Kelly Shaw, 40th birthday
St. Simon Island, Georgia 7/24/20

"Chris, thank you! You helped us to create a unique and fun-filled experience during this crazy time and we are so appreciative! You are so talented. We love that you share that with the world."-Jamie Lala

"Chris, thank you! You helped us to create a unique and fun filled experience during this crazy time and we are so appreciative. You are so talented. We love that you share that with the world!"
- Jamie Lala 5.7.20 via singing telegram for teacher appreciation week

"Another huge shout out to Chris Dodson. To all my guitar playing friends, if you want to take your playing to the next level, Chris is an amazing teacher. He literally just gave me a light bulb moment in my understanding of intervals and keys via TEXT MESSAGE! Yes, text message. Chris knows his stuff and only after one lesson and one 30 minute text session, he just took me to the next level. I was playing along with a jam track in my studio and my wife Michelle said she thought it was on the computer. She didn’t even recognize my playing! I am blown away! Thanks, Chris!!"
-Jeff Trimble, Summerville, SC

Definitely worth the money!! Chris did a great job with his song selection. Played a great mix, would highly recommend using him for any function. This was for a company party of about 75 people.
Tony G. ( February 13, 2020)

“Chris, accompanied by his guitar performed for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From the initial contact, Chris was very accommodating and friendly, meeting with us prior to go over details. He went as far as to learn our song for our first dance!

The clean classic sound of the guitar was impeccable. For a fella and his guitar there aren’t many better! Playing Cannon in D to Adele, Chris plays it all handsomely.

Chris provided the dancing music for the night and what an entertaining, fun evening it was! The dance floor was never empty! Offering standards from Otis to Bruno Mars there was something for all generations. We heard nothing but compliments from guests about the bands engaging performance, variety and professionalism."
-Christy Guarino, Bride

“Chris, I can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect. The music was exactly what we wanted and really could not have been better. It was so wonderful to have you taking care of things, and to be able to know it would be just right. We really appreciate everything you did for us. Thank you again.”

-Sarah and Daniel Stern, Bride & Groom

“My family and I had the pleasure of having Chris Dodson perform at a birthday/family reunion. He is a very accomplished musician but beyond that his personality and ability to interact with the audience sets him apart. He made the event special!!”
-Joan P Taylo

Chris, Thank you so much for providing our guests with such great music. You made the evening complete.
-Patricia Joyce

"I won’t ever be able to listen to “Old Town Road” without thinking of my rehearsal dinner!! You were AWESOME!”
-Jessica Chandler

“Seriously though, folks are still talking about what a great time was had by all! You were excellent!”
-Kelly Daughtery Farist

“Chris, we are so thankful that you were able to share your musical talent with our wedding guests on our special day. Keep Jamming!"
-Alyssa and Eric Chestnutt

“Chris, thank you so much for being a part of our special day. It was a great day and we loved every minute of it. The music was awesome and let our guests had a great time by all. Thank you for helping us create unforgettable memories."
-Maura and Evan

"As someone who looked through hundreds of performer's bios, painstakingly trying to find the right talent for a "Girls Weekend Beach Party", discovering Chris Dodson was like a breath of fresh air! Chris is a true "cross-over" artist that can play and sing anything; From Sinatra to Van Morrison, from Motown to John Mayer, from Zac Brown to Dave Matthews, Chris splashed a "musical rainbow" throughout the party and under it, we danced, sang and created life-long memories still talked about to this day.

He is professional, yet extremely engaging and fun - which is part of the Chris Dodson "magic"! A soulful troubadour armed with an acoustic guitar, a sultry voice, and the power to connect, Chris Dodson is a masterful musician, artist, entertainer . . . and guaranteed to be my first choice when booking musical talent for future events!"

- Elizabeth Speight

"The band was absolutely amazing. We loved how great y'all were with Jonathan's four year old autistic nephew. Also we really wanted to thank you guys for being so polite and nice. We really felt special and y'all made our night that way. Again thank you so much!!!"
-Anna and Jonathan Dineen

"Thank you for a fabulous year of guitar lessons. Thank you for all your help. You are a number one guitar teacher.”
-Trese Frietag

Chris, Thank you for playing for our family and friends for our wedding ceremony! We really appreciate your talents! Thank you.
-Jackie & Danny

"Thank you Chris! We loved the band (Return of the MAC)! Everyone else at our rehearsal dinner too. We received a lot of compliments on how good you guys were. We all had great a time!"
-Elizabeth and James (11/1/19)

"Chris, thank you so much for providing our guests with such great music. You made the evening complete."
-Patricia Joyce

"Thank you for being a part of a day we will always remember! I especially appreciate you working with me as I planned my proposal."
-Dave James 12/30/19

"We hired Chris for acoustic guitar and vocals at our May 2019 wedding ceremony and reception at the River House at Lowndes Grove and he was a hit! He was a pleasure to work with leading up to the big day and onsite. Chris went above and beyond by learning our first dance song and making some suggestions for the father/daughter dance. Chris is a true professional that required no assistance or guidance throughout the planning process and wedding day. He was a trooper with the many song requests throughout the night and was the MC for the special moments (i.e. bridge and groom entrance, cake cutting, dances, etc.) We were worried that our small wedding (21 people) wouldn’t have much dancing but Chris kept everyone on their feet until the end of the night. We’d highly recommend Chris for your wedding or party needs!"
-Samantha Oliver 5/16/19

“You’ve changed my life for the better.”
Dr. Bob Williams, Guitar student

“I had a blast! You guys were amazing! I have had five people already asking for your info. Of course I sent it to them. It was truly everything I could have asked for.”
- Jennifer Burnett 2.25.21 Magnolia Gardens

Everyone really enjoyed you last night! Truly exceeded all expectations! Thank you again!”

-Brandon and Paige, 4/30/21

Thank you so much for the awesome job! I got so many compliments ! I’d love to hire you again!

Danielle Coufal, St. Simons Island, GA

Thank you so much for playing so many amazing songs for our wedding. We were so excited to share your music with our guests. It's been so fun getting to know you the last year. You're the best!

Catherine and Joe Vita, Savannah, Georgia 8/28/21

Thank you Chris, so much for playing so many amazing songs for our wedding. We were so excited to share your music our guests. Its been so fun getting to know you the last year. You're the best!

Catherine and Joe Vita
Savannah, GA 8.28.21

What a great guy! Overall super nice and easy to work with and what an AMAZING voice! Even better in person than the demos. I liked his demos. Hire him! He was such a great touch to our special day!

Laurie and Bryan Campau
Bluffton, SC 9.22.21

Chris thank you so much for last night! You were awesome!! Made the party!!!

Anna and Scott Forrester
Charleston, SC 10.9.21

Chris’s music was an excellent addition to our elopement ceremony. He has a long list of songs to choose from and added a couple we requested. Chris showed up early and was flexible when we had to make several changes.

Chris And Paige Reilly
Charleston, SC 10.10.21

Chris, thank you again for a wonderful and engaging musical event that supported the wedding rehearsal today. I feel so fortunate to have found you and booked you for the event.
- JD Rudman 10.16.21

You made my wedding so special. Thank you so much. Walking down the aisle to ”Lover” was everything I hoped it would be And I loved every second of my wedding day
- Lindsay Baylor 10.30.21

Thanks for being prompt, professional and easy to work with! Got a lot of great feedback about you!
-Ryan Jones, Charleston Real Producers
40 under 40 Party at the Wonderer

Hey Chris. Wanted to let you know we’ve been replaying your videos (at East Cooper Medical Center) often. They are perfect, relevant, and beautiful. Thank you (again) for sharing your beautiful voice and guitar maestro with us. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING - you are so special.
Jules Chaya, singing telegram, 10.31.21

We would recommend Chris Dodson over and over again! He was super easy to work with throughout the planning process and had our dance floor going all night! We had our wedding at a relatively small venue so we booked Chris' duo to have both guitar and percussion and it was incredible. Their dream team created the perfect vibe for our 70 guests. We worked with Chris on a song list a few weeks leading up the wedding for the entire night including our processional, recessional, first dance, father/daughter, and mother/son dances (he even learned this one for our night!) Chris also plays all around Charleston so we got to see him before our event a few times and got even more excited! Chris made our night perfect - highly recommended!
-Scott and Ann Forrester 10.9.21 Upstairs at Midtown

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