The “Today” show is coming to the Lowcountry, the popular NBC program announced Friday.
Weather presenter and TV personality Al Roker, along with South Carolina native Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer, will host the third hour of Today live from Hilton Head Island beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20.
The show, sponsored by vacation rental marketplace VRBO, will broadcast in front of live audience from a house on the beach. The exact location has not yet been announced.
Guests will include several of Hilton Head’s finest chefs who will showcase classic southern dishes, according to a press release.
Dylan Dreyer will also connect with local volunteers to learn about the steps Hilton Head Island takes to protect the loggerhead sea turtles that travel there every year between May and October.
Lenard Larry McKelvey, known as Charlamagne tha God, the co-host of a nationally syndicated radio show, will be interviewed as well.
Fans are encouraged to join the audience for the show. Identification and proof of vaccination will be required. For more information, visit TODAY.com.
It’s not the first time Today has come to the Lowcountry. In 2015, Roker made a quick visit to Hilton Head as part of an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for fastest time to report a weather forecast from all 50 U.S. states.