The Riviera’s Inaugural Holiday Show To Benefit Meeting Street Schools

Charleston, S.C. – The Riviera, an iconic theater located in the heart of downtown Charleston, announced today the inaugural Riviera Rockin’ Holiday Special to take place on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 at 8 pm. The spectacular Christmas show will bring holiday merriment to King Street with a musical performance from the spicy and soulful Southern band, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. The band’s heightened energy and phenomenal musicianship bring new life to Christmas classics. Tickets are now available for purchase with 20% of proceeds from the show benefitting Meeting Street Schools, a Charleston-based nonprofit network of public and independent schools.

“We’re excited to debut our first holiday show and celebrate the season with live music, community gathering, and merriment in every way,” says Aaron Rowland, operations manager of The Riviera Theater. “The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra is sure to bring the excitement and we’re grateful to partner with Meeting Street Schools to give back through this event.”

Guests of all ages are invited to join The Riviera’s sister property, The Charleston Place, for exciting pre-show activities and festive decor to get in the holiday spirit. Prior to the show, guests can explore the iconic train, revel in the magical sight of “snow” falling, and enjoy the decked-out halls of the hotel, located just across the street from the theater. Guests can also kick the spirited evening off at The Riviera’s rooftop bar featuring the “Santa’s Sleigh” specialty cocktail for the occasion. This first-ever Christmas show at the historic theater will donate 20% of proceeds from ticket sales to Meeting Street Schools to help them in their fantastic work of providing children the deserved opportunity to achieve.

Based in Savannah, GA, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra is known for adding a fun twist to old and new Christmas favorites with just the right amount of jazz and soul. This heart-warming holiday show follows on the heels of The Riviera's previously sold-out shows, including Father John Misty, Colbie Caillat, and Collective Soul x Switchfoot. Additional concerts and shows are to be announced in the coming months. To learn more about The Riviera and upcoming events, please visit or The Riviera’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Riviera is a revitalized, historic Art Deco theater that offers an intimate and lively performance experience in downtown Charleston. Open to the public for the first time in 45 years, The Riviera was Charleston’s first motion picture theater and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Hosting an eclectic mix of performers from nationally-renowned musicians and bands to comics, the venue reignites energy in a historic area of Charleston. One-of-a-kind murals and architecture brings the storied past to life, drawing on the history of the theater for a truly spectacular experience. The Riviera is part of Beemok Hospitality Collection and is in great company with the likes of The Charleston Place, Credit One Stadium and more. For more information visit The Riviera at or on Facebook and Instagram.

Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC) is a Charleston, SC-based company that seeks out world-class hotel, restaurant and entertainment investment opportunities throughout the Southeast and beyond. We are committed to serving the communities in which we operate and believe our people, culture and values are our core differentiator. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2008, Meeting Street Schools serves approximately 2,000 students and employs nearly 400 team members across four campuses in Charleston and Spartanburg. A non-profit organization, its network of schools is comprised of the independent flagship school, Meeting Street Academy – Charleston, a new rural public charter school scheduled to open in Jasper County in Fall 2023, and three Public Schools of Innovation operated in partnership with Charleston County School District and Spartanburg School District 7. As South Carolina public schools of innovation, these campuses have the freedom to innovate and operate with greater autonomy while being held accountable in their communities. Meeting Street Schools makes a twenty year commitment to its students, which includes robust early childhood programming beginning with 3 year olds, deep family partnerships, an extended school day and school year, best-in-class curriculum, data-driven decision-making, 20+ days of educator professional development, and programmatic opportunities for alumni including access to the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund. For more information about Meeting Street Schools, visit

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