Sunday, May 6, 2018

ConChaCo, A May 12 City Wide Charleston Celebration Linked by Transit

 ConChaCo- Uniting the Holy City with Transit May 12, 2018

Charleston, SC- Five big events, and many smaller ones, will be joined by a free bus route on Saturday, May 12 to create ConChaCo, a day and evening full of car free fun from North to South on Charleston’s historic peninsula.

#20 Bus Northbound at Meeting & Market
The Farmers Market, Awakening Motion, Greekfest, the ConChaCo Tavern Crawl and Restaurant Hop and the Night Market are all within steps of a stop on the free #20 Upper King, Meeting Bus Line. Music, food, shopping, art, ideas and fun can be enjoyed all day without driving a car or even bringing your vehicle into the city. You can track the bus and plan your trips using the new Transit App on your smart phone. The #20 bus connects with three free DASH bus route and the new HOP route to make moving around the city easy without fighting traffic or parking.

The Farmer’s Market begins the day by bringing over 50 vendors of local produce, artisan street food, crafts and live entertainment together. It’s at the Marion Square stop on the #20 route. Awakening Motion features installations of artistic Transit stops and crosswalks at and around the Mt. Pleasant stop on the #20 route and envisions a walkable, transit enabled and bike friendly Holy City of the future. Greekfest brings music, food, dancing and excitement of Greece to the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, a block west of the Congress St. Stop on the #20. The Night Market has vendors of unique local goods and live music surrounded by lively night life of Market Street, right on the Market Street bus stop.

The ConChaCo T shirt design features the historic Best Friend of Charleston racing a modern rapid transit vehicle towards the future at the dawn of a new day.  Design by Rustin Jones.

In the evening the ConChaCo Pub Crawl and Restaurant Hop invites patrons to express their support by signing a support card asking the City of Charleston and CARTA to provide better transit and parking options for the City’s Eight Thousand Food and Beverage Workers. Cards and donations can be deposited in a bright red “Fair Box.” Taverns and Restaurants will draw from the farebox to award door prizes.

Printed guides to ConChaCo are available at The Powder Magazine; D’Salandro’s Pizza and the John L. Dart Library. You can preview and print out your own copy now.

ConChaCo is presented by Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc. (501c3) a non profit advocacy group dedicated to seeing that the 600 million dollars appropriated by voters in the 2016 half penny sales tax referendum is used to create a better public transit system for the Lowcountry including creation of a rapid transit line joining Summerville, Lincolnville, Ladson, N. Charleston, the Neck high tech area and Charleston. For more information on the group see or call (843) 870-5299.


Contact William J. Hamilton, Executive Director

 Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc.

 (843) 870-5299

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