‘Straight No Chaser’ brings 25th anniversary tour to Charleston Sunday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Chart-topping a cappella group Straight No Chaser is celebrating its silver anniversary with a concert Sunday in downtown Charleston.

The group kicked off its tour on Oct. 20 and will perform at the Charleston Gaillard Center Sunday at 4 p.m.

Formed during the 1996-1997 school year at Indiana University, the group began, member Steve Morgan says, as “a way to meet girls.” It would eventually emerge at the forefront of the modern-day a capella movement.

Straight No Chaser has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, sold more than 1.5 million concert tickets worldwide and has had their music streamed more than a billion times.

Member Walter Chase calls it a dream come true.

“When we started Straight No Chaser as college kids at Indiana University, we never imagined that 25 years later, we’d have two albums certified gold and tour dates around the world,” he said.

Tickets are on sale for Sunday’s performance at the Charleston Gaillard Center’s website starting at $25.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick joined the Live 5 News team in October 2006.