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Music Farm Team

Charles Carmody – Charleston Market Director

Charles was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He has been the Director of The Charleston Music Hall since 2012. He graduated from The College of Charleston and after a failed attempt to move to Canada after college, he returned to Charleston and loves this city dearly. His mission is to make Charleston the greatest music city in the world.

What was the first concert you attended? NSync – North Charleston Coliseum – 6th grade

Who is your favorite band/musician? Sufjan Stevens

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? Famous – no specific job title – just Famous

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Sharon Van Etten – Basel, Switzerland

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Nicholas McDonald – Venues Director

“None of your business”

What was the first concert you attended?  As a child we would gather after Sunday dinner in the shed beside my great-grandmothers’ house as my as some of my great uncles and their friends would play traditional bluegrass until super.  Years’ later I found out that my uncles’ play alongside the Gaither’s.

Who is your favorite band/musician? All the ones that adhere to their set times

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?  Still unsure what I want to “be”

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Whichever venue at which I’m working that day.

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Sometimes, when a lot of people are on stage right, I will walk to stage left.

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Bonny Wolfe – Senior Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Bonny relocated to South Carolina when she was 16. She moved to Charleston to attend The College of Charleston. During college she interned and worked as an Artist Runner at the Music Hall, and then began her full time position after graduating in 2015.

What was the first concert you attended? Amy Grant

Who is your favorite band/musician? Queen

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? Concert Promoter. I didn’t know that’s what it’s called, but I used to gather the neighborhood kids to put on shows in my parents front yard and I would make neighbors pay to come watch.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 850 mi to see Jack’s Mannequin when I was 16.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Whitley Lewis – Box Office Manager

Born in Colorado, raised in Summerville, South Carolina, I graduated from College of Charleston in 2018 with a degree in Arts Management. During college I worked in the box office as an intern for the Spoleto Festival USA and the Charleston Music Hall. After graduating, I moved to Seattle, WA and worked as the Patron Operations Manager at the Seattle Children’s Theatre for 2 years. I am the parent of a dog named JP Patches and cat named Luna.

What was the first concert you attended? The Dixie Chicks in Denver, Colorado when I was about 5 or 6

Who is your favorite band/musician? Tigers Jaw

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A professional basketball player

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Paramount Theatre-Seattle, WA

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? 3,000 miles for Camp Cope (from Australia) at the Vera Project-Seattle, WA in 2018 before moving out there

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs


Emma Germano – Talent Buyer

Emma was born and raised in Rochester, NY but spent the last 8 years in Nashville, TN.  She recently relocated to Charleston to focus on the Hall and the Farm and is excited to eat her way through this foodie city.

What was the first concert you attended? I honestly can’t remember but I know I loved live music from the start.

Who is your favorite band/musician? There’s too many but one of my all-time favorites is Missy Elliot.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A vet…so close.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Anywhere that presents live music, I really don’t have a favorite.

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? An hour and a half I think; I’ve been fortunate enough to live in cities that most tours hit for most of my life.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Leah Valentine – Marketing Coordinator

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I decided I wanted to work in live music when my dad took me to see the Jonas Brothers in 2008. I spent many years trying out different roles in the industry until I landed on concert venue marketing. I finally finished my marketing degree in December of 2019, just in time for the pandemic! I moved here in October of 2021 for this job and I am in love with Charleston. As for my musical taste, I’ll listen to just about anything, but I really like dance pop, boy bands and alt-metal. Outside of the music industry, I like going to the beach, playing soccer, being an Atlanta United fan and loving on my 4 fur babies.

What was the first concert you attended? Reliant K and Toby Mac at the Fox in Atlanta in 2007.

Who is your favorite band/musician?Bastille or A Day To Remember, depending on my mood

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?A pro Surfer or a Popstar. I can’t sing and I can’t surf (yet).

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Original 695 North Ave Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

What is the farthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)?I drove 14 hours from Atlanta to Chicago to see 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction in 2013. I told my parents I was going to Ohio for the weekend to help my best friend Erika pack to move to Atlanta. I detoured in Ohio to pick her up, but I didn’t help her pack. Sorry, mom & dad.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Keon Masters – Bar Manager

Born in MA, raised in the Charlotte, NC suburbs. Keon graduated from the college of Charleston in 2012. He has been an active member of the Charleston music community since his arrival to the city in 2008. He, his wife Victoria and their dog Bennie live a short distance away from the Music Hall in the Eastside Neighborhood of Charleston.

What was the first concert you attended? 106.5 The End’s “End of Summer Wienie Roast” headlined by Papa Roach in Charlotte the year 2000. 

Who is your favorite band/musician? The Killers

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up” Actor, musician, entertainer. Lol. Looking to get that E.G.O.T.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? The Royal American

What is the furthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Bon Iver, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 2012.

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Thomas Bessent – Front of House Manager

A Charleston native with some time spent in Denver, CO. Dog dad to Greta. Enjoyer of books and burritos.

What was the first concert you attended? Jimmy Buffett.

Who is your favorite band/musician? Jack White.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you “grew up” An illustrator.

Other than the Music Hall, what is your favorite music venue? Red Rocks – Morrison, CO

What is the furthest you have traveled for a concert (miles or hours)? Six hours to see the Foo Fighters.