Arts & Entertainment

Cayce holds its first Soiree on State music and art festival

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Cayce closing some streets Saturday for Soiree on State event

Multiple streets in the City of Cayce will be closed and/or have detours Saturday  in conjunction with the Soiree on State event. The event site, State Street from Poplar Street to Railroad Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 10 a.m. and will remain closed into the evening for event clean up. Multiple adjacent streets will be closed…

Music Farm presents free country music in June

By Caroline Petrone Columbia’s Music Farm hosted its second week of free country music, Wednesday night. The featured act this week was LanCo, a Nashville-based country music band. Kentucky’s Carly Pierce with her bluegrass tone, and Midland, another country music group, performed too. When LanCo took the stage, the band incorporated the enthusiasm of the crowd, while  performing a variety…

EdVenture installing Boeing 757 cockpit, Friday

What:    EdVenture will be installing a Boeing 757 cockpit on the outside wall of the museum overlooking the Columbia Canal side as a feature of an new exhibit called “Flight”. The cockpit will lifted by crane and attached to the side of the building. The entire exhibit will be opening mid-July. When:       Friday,  7 a.m. Where:        EdVenture,…

West Columbia on board with Congaree River Southern Lights Exhibit coinciding with eclipse

1/3lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Robinson is an artist and professor at the University of South Carolina. He is creating a light-beaming art project that will be placed between the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. Laura Ros, of “What’s Next Midlands” asked West Columbia City Council…

Columbia’s Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park this Friday

The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series continues this week with a showing of “Moana” on Friday, June 9 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. The Summer Move Series will run Friday nights through July 28. The following movies are free and open to the public: ·         June 9: “Moana” ·         June 16: “Angry Birds” ·         June 23: “Ghostbusters” ·        …

Five After Five concert in Five Points, great atmosphere on a June evening

The 19th season of the Five After Five concert series in Columbia’s Five Points is in full swing. On Sunday more than 500 people gathered near the district’s iconic fountain for the June edition of the free family and pet-friendly event. “Great weather, great music, and lots of dogs: that’s as much as I could ask for,” said Joe Wiggins…

Ft. Jackson celebrates its 100th birthday with concert party for everyone

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West Columbia is full of summer fun and activities

The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived at what is now the Congaree River in West Columbia on April 21, 1540. He described the site as alive with the activity of the Native American tribes that inhabited the area. As spring 2017 progresses, West Columbia river-users are filled with the same excitement of the ages, rising from all of the…

Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series concludes Saturday night

It was a hot day with a cool breeze as the evening began on the Congaree River. And the 13th Annual Spring  Edition of the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series ended Saturday. There is a Fall Concert Series. The concerts are held at the  Wyman “Mac” Rish  Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Saturdays bands were The Travelin Kine and Black Iron Gathering. Top Photo: The…

Pop-Up Summer Drive-In Movie Series starts Saturday at Historic Columbia Speedway

What’s Next Midlands’ newest project, a pop-up drive-in movie theater, features a new movie every month between May and August in a festival environment. WHEN: Saturday, May 20. Gates open 7 p.m., movie starts shortly after sundown (8:30-ish.) WHAT: “The Sandlot” will be shown on a 55-foot outdoor movie screen as the first installment of The Summer Drive-In Movie Series, presented by…

Line-up for Columbia’s Free Summer Concert Series, begins June 3

Ruben Studdard, Dante Lewis and S.O.S. Band to Perform

The City of Columbia’s live outdoor concert series will return June 3 to Finlay Park with a variety of local and national recording artists, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced. The free Summer Concert Series will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on the following dates: · June 3 (R&B): Ruben Studdard · June 17 (Variety): The Boomers…

Five After Five, 5 Points concert series details

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five. It’s a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points, at the fountain. Patrons enjoy great local music, brews, food and fun times  on the first Sunday of the month, through August.  Previous seasons have been held on a…

Yonder Field changes opening from late May to August

Renderings of Yonder Field  Yonder Field has announced that Bowman Bound, the first festival that was slated for May 27 (and Memorial Day weekend) has been cancelled. A majority of the confirmed acts that were scheduled will come for future festivals.  The 2017 season will now be August through October. The 2018 season will commence in April and play through October….

Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art

The Civil War redefined the nation on multiple levels, including forever changing American art. Instead of the early 19th century scenes of untouched natural beauty, artists began recording the new technologies and realities of warfare. This exhibit features 36 works of art on loan from the Southern Maritime Collection in Charleston. Also on display are works from the Columbia Museum of…

Cancer of Many Colors presenting Hope Event on May 18 in Lexington

Cancer of Many Colors is presenting the Hope Event on May 18 (next Thursday.) It’s at Lexington the Radius Conference Center (300 Building), 300 W. Main St., Lexington, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Link to website: Cancer of Many Colors Event Site Supported by Private Property and Lowes Foods. Featuring students from the Lexington Technology Center Culinary Arts program….

More than 70,000 came to S.C. Guard Expo last weekend

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The Civil War redefined the nation on multiple levels, including forever changing American art. Instead of the early 19th century scenes of untouched natural beauty, artists began recording the new technologies and realities of warfare. This exhibit features 36 works of art on loan from the Southern Maritime Collection in Charleston. Also on display are works from the Columbia Museum…

Lexington Wine Walk is May 13, at the Icehouse Amphitheater

Lexington Wine Walk. (Photo Contributed) The 7th Annual Lexington Wine Walk on Main Street is planned for Saturday, May 13. It’s from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main Street, Lexington. Local musical sensation The Going Commando Band will perform great Classic Rock, Country and Blues hits throughout the night. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at…