For the past 40 years, Gregg Russell has been entertaining kids & adults of all ages under the majestic Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town Marina. If you have not been to one of his famous, and very entertaining shows you are truly missing out.
It has been about 35 years since my very first Gregg Russell concert. That’s right, I was born on Hilton Head Island and my parents took my sister and I to see Gregg Russell when I was a baby. Just as he does now, he invited children to sit on stage with him at the beginning of the show. I guess I was too young during my first experience, so I remained on my mother’s lap in the audience, but I’m told my older sister had a front row seat among the sea of other children on stage.
So fast forward 35 years, and on a whim I decided it was the perfect night to take my husband, Todd, and our fur-baby, Sienna, to see Gregg Russell. Surprisingly, Todd has lived here for 20 years and has never been to one of his concerts. Gasp! So we launched our boat and off we went to Harbour Town for the 8pm show.
Although the “concert” is geared towards children, there is no shortage of clean comedy scattered throughout the show for the adults to enjoy. Parents and grandparents, be prepared to laugh as Gregg is very witty when engaging with the children on stage, reading their signs and sharing stories of the island and his background. As you will see in the short video above, his songs are playful and easy for children to sing along with.
The show runs about 90 minutes, but about an hour in is when the real fun
starts. Gregg will select an equal number of girls and boys to come up one by one to sing a song of their choice along side of him. 35 years ago, my sister was one of the lucky ones who was selected, and she chose to sing “Jesus Loves Me”….oh how I wish my parents had that on video!
Gregg Russell’s concerts have become a centerpiece for Sea Pines and Harbour Town Marina. They truly are entertaining for everyone…oh, and I failed to mention, it’s free! To top it all off, you will be able to watch the sun set behind the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse making for the perfect photo opportunity.
So the next time you are vacationing on Hilton Head Island, make to sure to experience a
Gregg Russell concert. I recommend arriving early so you and your kiddos can get a good seat, and remember kids sit on the stage. Also, if your kiddos are brave like my sister, have them make a sign for Gregg and select a song just in case they get their turn at the mic.
To see the Gregg Russell concert series dates & times, visit his website by CLICKING HERE