Tecklenburg swearing-in set for Monday at noon

Tecklenburg swearing-in set for Monday at noon

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The swearing-in ceremony for the first new Charleston mayor in 40 years is set to begin at noon on Monday.

John Tecklenburg will be sworn in as a successor to Joe Riley, who served as mayor of the Holy City since 1975.

The inauguration will be held at City Hall on Broad Street from noon until 2 p.m., according to CharlestonTogether.org.

A pre-program with live entertainment begins at 11 a.m., the site states. A second-line parade led by Charleton Singleton and the Lowcountry Voices from Church Street to City Hall will begin at 11:45 a.m.

A reception that is open to the public will begin immediately after the swearing-in in Washington Square.

At 6 p.m., an inaugural concert is scheduled for in the Gaillard Performance Hall. The hour-long concert will feature The Charleston Spiritual Ensemble led by Lee Pringle, Ann Caldwell, Laura Ball and members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Admission to the concert is $25, according to the Gaillard's website.

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