Back on track…

After a year hiatus, Freckle Entertainment is back on track! I am super lucky to have a great day job and it keeps me hoppin’ most of the time. But Freckle is my after-hours craze and I love a good show! So we’re on a roll again and promise more incredible entertainment to come!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to see our first two events – Straight No Chaser and A Solo Acoustic Evening With Shawn Colvin. I am very proud of those events as Freckle’s stepping out and thank everyone for their goodwill and help in making them happen!

I want to especially thank Amy Manucy, Will McNelis, and Kelly Martin for sticking with Freckle these last months to keep us present on the web and moving forward on this snappy website. It’s fabulous, isn’t it? While I can settle a box office statement with my eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back, my social media skills leave something to be desired. (Kelly, stop laughing!) I thank Amy, Will, and Kelly for making Freckle Entertainment look so good! And did you know …. the Freckle logo won an Addy Award (for creative excellence in advertising) from Advertising Federation Charleston? You GO, Amy Manucy!

A live performance or event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Hopefully, it’s a moment in time that you will remember the rest of your life. Freckle Entertainment is committed to presenting events that you’ll remember, but we need you there! I am finding the biggest challenges as a promoter are knowing what folks want to see and what artists to present!

So I want to hear from you! Send your thoughts to See you at Freckle’s next gig!


Did you say Grammy winner?

Freckle Entertainment’s next event, A Solo Acoustic Evening With Shawn Colvin, fast approaches and I could not be more proud and excited to have the opportunity to present such an amazing talent and a not one, not two, but three-time Grammy winner to boot!

Shawn shares her remarkable cannon of work with beauty, intimacy, and matchless guitar stylings.  Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis, and as a storyteller, Colvin leavens even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.

Shawn’s most recent album, Shawn Colvin Live, was recorded in 2008 during a special three-night solo engagement at San Francisco’s famous jazz club, Yoshi’s. The album was honored with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Freckle Entertainment is also pleased to present as the special guest opening act Danielle Howle and Mark Bryan. Danielle is a musical troubadour and the toast of folk communities all over the United States. Danielle will be accompanied by Mark Bryan, founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & The Blowfish.

Please join us! It’s going to be an amazing evening of music and fabulous company!

– Susie

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More than just a dream on a sticky note…

Today, Freckle Entertainment has officially been “branded”. That’s right … Freckle is now more than just a dream on a sticky note! We have a real logo! And you will find us on Facebook and Twitter too! 

My heartfelt thanks go to Amy Manucy for her zippiness and passion in creating the Freckle logo and for helping to piece together social media and a website along with Will McNelis, Colleen Troy, Bill Struhs, and Kelly Martin. Honestly, we have the coolest people in town working on Freckle!

There has been nothing sole about this sole proprietorship! I am constantly in awe of the amazing support, expertise, and comedy people have given. Freckle would absolutely not be possible without you. Thank you!

– Susie

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Were you there? We have proof…

First CustomersHow about that Straight No Chaser? They were just the BOMB, right?

How lucky Freckle Entertainment was to have had SNC as its first event!  And how lucky we were to have had so many of you with us! Thank you for spreading the word and sending your comments and well wishes!  And a special shout out to everyone who chipped in to help with marketing, press, box office, ushering, hospitality, stage tech, business aspects, and every little thing! 

We truly put both the event and the business foundation for Freckle Entertainment together in less than 6 weeks. Thank you for your support and bungee-jumping with us into this venture!

I was in a lunch joint in West Ashley one day and on the wall was a picture of the proprietor with his first customers.  I thought, “Freckle MUST have one of those photos too!”  And so … we snapped your pic!  You are all now a part of entertainment history forever!  Well, perhaps we won’t be in any libraries, archives, or hall of fames, but we sure had a good time!

– Susie

So the agent says to me…

So the agent says to me, “So, how quickly do you want to get your feet wet as a promoter?  The a cappella group Straight No Chaser is on the road and we need to fill a gap in the tour … would you like to make an offer?”
That was just six weeks ago … I didn’t even have a name for my business yet!  But I loved Straight No Chaser the moment I heard them.  The group was exactly what I had been envisioning for my yet-to-be business – artistically brilliant, spontaneous, engaging, perhaps a little mischievous, and full of funny.

So with this short note, I am very excited to share with you all the establishment of my new small promoting business, Freckle Entertainment & Management, LLC and Freckle’s first event, Straight No Chaser, at the Charleston Music Hall on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM.
More about Freckle later … what you really need to know is about Straight No Chaser, a 10-man group re-inventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.  Their artistry is extraordinary and frankly, they are just darn funny!  Just wait until you hear some of the creative musical arrangements and what these guys can do with their voices.  It is astounding … and they sure are good-looking too!

I am a promoter now, so I can’t be shy … get your tickets now! Please join Freckle Entertainment for its debut event!  I suspect there will be a glass or two of champagne afterwards and I would love for you all to join me in celebrating the launch of this crazy venture!


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