BobCat Music is a full-service live-music booking agency that provides top-notch talent to bars, restaurants, venues, and corporate events in and around the greater Charleston, South Carolina.

By providing the best, most dynamic talent in the area, BobCat Music helps local businesses elevate their customers’ experience. We work closely with each venue to plan and develop a live music program that best fits their needs whether that means just one night of live music, recurring events, or daily performances. We handle all aspects of the live music bookings so that our customers can focus on their business. 

About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe in the viability and sustainability of the Charleston live music scene

We believe that creating a community of like-minded people can help art and our industry thrive and grow to unprecendented heights

We believe that everyone should have access to killer live music experiences and we exist to make that happen

Who We Are

Bobby Alvarez

With 60 years of experience and 45 of those years in the Charleston music scene, Bobby Alvarez is a legend. Having begun his career by winning Amatuer Night at The Apollo as a teenager in New York City, Bobby has shared the stage with the likes of Three Dog Night, Edwin McCain, Mother’s Finest, John Densmore of The Doors, Bobby Caldwell, and Grammy winners Ranky Tanky. Among the many bands that Bobby has fronted over the years, the most recent, Plane Jane, was voted Best Band in Charleston more than twenty consecutive times. This music veteran even earned the distinction of being the very first inductee into the Low Country Musicians Hall of Fame.

Robert Alvarez

Born and raised in Charleston, Robert has grown up surrounded by music. He’s studied music and music business at MTSU, Berkelee, and Full Sail University. He’s been a fixture in the Charleston music scene since 2008. In addition to being a member of one of Charleston’s longest running active bands, Tidal Jive, Robert has played with countless bands including The Wailers, Dirk Quinn, 3 Legged Fox, This Legend (formerly Yellowcard), Eric Rickert, and at the legendary Ocean Industry Studio that is owned by Eric Bass of the superstar rock band Shinedown. While managing bookings for many venues, and gigging religiously, Robert also writes original music and has begun recording.

Become a Member of Our Community

Cat Strickland and the 9 Lives

Tidal Jive

Just Groove

Pour Tap Room

Axe Joint

Charleston Summer Soltice Celebration


What People Say

“BobCat Music makes it easy for us to do what we do best, focus on our customers. We always know to expect great talent and wouldn’t work with anyone else.”

Michael Cazzetto

“I can’t remember the last time I had such an amazing time. BobCat Music knows their stuff.”

Nikki Fornabia


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If you want to make music and play in a town that is teeming with creative energy and killer talent then you want to join BobCat Music. Reach out! We can’t wait to hear from you.