March

3-4th, 2023

North Charleston, SC

North Charleston

North Charleston is a diverse and progressive city. While officially founded in 1972, their history goes back much further and is steeped in military tradition that was established in 1901 with the opening of the Charleston Naval Base. The Base closed in 1996, which served as a pivotal point for North Charleston’s future. Over the next decade the shipbuilders, mechanics, welders, and riggers developed into a community of jet and automobile manufacturers, wind turbine testers, and creators of cutting edge technologies. The defining feature is Park Circle, a large garden community planned in the early 1900s by the North Charleston Lands Corp. and P.J. Berkmans Co. of Augusta, GA, one of the South’s first landscape architecture firms.

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The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is a 2,300 seat proscenium theater located in the heart of North Charleston, South Carolina. Since opening in 1999, the PAC has hosted every Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant, as well as a variety of events, including major concerts, family shows, ballets and symphonies, art festivals and more. The theater is also home to the Best of Broadway series and North Charleston POPS! series.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton is next to the Charleston Area Convention Center and North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, and is five minutes from Tanger Outlets. They offer a free shuttle to Charleston International Airport, less than two miles away. Enjoy the indoor pool, and join them for free made-to-order breakfast and the complimentary evening reception.

The Host

Tim Tialdo

Tim Tialdo is a 3-Time Emmy Award winning TV host and Producer from Denver, Colorado. Tim has been a part of the RPM productions family and since 2015 hosting their pageants across 4 states. In 2019, he had the opportunity to host the Miss Teen USA pageant alongside former Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, in Reno, NV. He also created and hosted a podcast for 2 years called “Life After the Crown” Podcast where he interviewed former pageant contestants & titleholders about their successful professional and life experiences across many different industries.

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