Latrese Bush

The inaugural Lowcountry Fish & Grits Music Festival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Island.

The event will feature live music, along with artists, artisans and craft vendors, food trucks, and craft beer.

This event is kid friendly with access from the festival to the adjacent Adventure Playground and to The Sandbox Children’s Museum.

There will be live performances by recording artists Latrese Bush, Votte Hall, Gwen Yvette, and Angela Bonaparte, Latin percussionist Frankie Quinones, spoken presentations by Louise Cohen and Vascola Stoney, and more.

The event is presented by Watterson Brands in association with BurnBush Entertainment, Hilton Head MLK Committee for Justice and the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor.

The festival will bring awareness to the diverse Gullah Geechee culture and its connection to the vast African diaspora. By bringing together a mix of international and local musical talent, unique crafts, and indigenous cuisine (not easily accessible outside of the Lowcountry), the festival provides a unique cultural experience.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hilton Head MLK Committee for Justice. The festival is sponsored by Native Island Business and Community Affairs Association. For more information, visit or email