Rhythm on the River Concert Series Spring line-up announced

Concerts to begin earlier

The 2017 CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series Spring Line-up has been released.

The popular free concerts are at the West Columbia Amphitheater at the base of the Gervais Street Bridge. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The first concert is April 8.

The concerts are presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Gregg Pinner is the Chamber’s president and CEO. He said the riverside concerts will begin earlier this year they have in the past.

Large crowds for concerts. (Photos Contributed.)

“Last year we had very good weather and exceptional turnout for the Rhythm on the River Concerts,” Pinner said. “But near the end of the concert series we had some issues with bad weather.”

He also said the concerts were competing with the high school graduation and USC Baseball playoffs by the first of June.

“We’ll have out finale on Memorial Day,” Pinner said. “We’ll start earlier and wrap it up a couple weeks earlier this year.”

The West Columbia Riverwalk is closed now, while it’s being repaired from last year’s flood damage. But Riverwalk is on schedule to reopen in April about the time the concerts begin.

Pinner also said with construction ongoing at the Brookland site – at State and Meeting streets- he expects valet parking to be a feature at the 2017 Rhythm for the River Concert season.

Concerts to begin two weeks earlier in the spring.

The Concert lineup line-up is:
APR 8 – Whiskey Tango Revue & The Runaway Jug Band

APR 15- Reggie Sullivan Band w/ Micah Read

APR 22 – Nick Clyburn Band w/ Gas Light Street

APR 29 – Dee Dee Brogan w/ Allison Skipper

MAY 6 – Prettier Than Matt

MAY 13- The Mobros

MAY 20 – David Rodriquez & The Palmetto Latin 5

MAY 27 – The Travelin’ Kine w/ Black Iron Gathering