Top Acoustic Performer & Artist in Charleston, SC

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Chris Dodson Music

Top Charleston Acoustic Performer

Chris has been writing and recording original music since 2002. He is an aspiring songwriter and prefers to write songs for other artists and musicians as a non-performer and just perform as an entertainer.

Chris plays anywhere from 4-6 nights a week in the Charleston area and you can catch him in the downtown area, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant. Looking for music for your Charleston wedding? Chris is experienced in making your wedding day music just perfect.


We have something for every event. Whether you are looking for a solo acoustic performer, a duet, trio or quartet, we can provide the music for your wedding or special event. See our promo videos below for each act.




Guitar Lessons Charleston SC
Guitar Lessons Charleston SC
Chris Dodson Music Charleston



48 Wine Bar, Freshfields Village
Live with Chris Dodson

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Salt and Battered
Every Thursday


Wild Dunes
Every Tuesday


Wild Dunes
Vintage Every Friday


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, 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

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