Grammy Award-winning artists perform the National Anthem for the 2020 Steeplechase of Charleston

Grammy Award-winning artists Quiana Parler, vocalist, and Charlton Singleton, trumpeter, of the quintet Ranky Tanky performed the National Anthem for The Post and Courier’s 2020 Steeplechase of Charleston. This pre-recorded performance offers views of Charleston steeples with the Alston Cup, a coveted Steeplechase trophy, on display.

Grammy Award-winning artists Quiana Parler, vocalist, and Charlton Singleton, trumpeter, of the quintet Ranky Tanky

The anthem will air during opening ceremonies at the Steeplechase of Charleston on Sunday, November 15. Additionally, it will live-stream on the Steeplechase of Charleston app and social media channels, as well as on the National Steeplechase Facebook Live.

Ranky Tanky is a Charleston-based group, specializing in jazz and soulful music of the Gullah culture, which originated among descendants of enslaved Africans of the Lowcountry region.

“We are honored Quiana and Charlton of Ranky Tanky perform the National Anthem for us,” says Chris Zoeller, The Post and Courier’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We wanted a special rendition during the challenging times our world is facing, and we thought this would be a creative and safe way to celebrate this event. Our team has worked hard to create a unique and safe family-friendly environment for the upcoming steeplechase, and we look forward to welcoming members of the community to a fun day at the races.”

With deep roots in southern heritage since 1792, the historic Steeplechase of Charleston is a nationally sanctioned equestrian racing event. The Stono Ferry Racetrack in Hollywood, S.C., will host the event on November 15. For more information and to reserve tailgating spots, visit https://steeplechaseofcharleston.com/.