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Jul
22
Mon
Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Jul 22 – Aug 22 all-day

McKissick’s abstract art from the 1960s and 1970s makes an appearance in our third floor lobby. Expect to see bold colors and geometric shapes on display.

Aug
22
Thu
Freedom Festival International @ Tapps Arts Center
Aug 22 all-day

What makes our four day International Film Festival unique is that we not only highlight underrepresented groups, but we also promote equality and those who sacrifice for Freedom! With live screenings, social network events, seminars, and live entertainment, you don’t want to miss this festival!

Colt Ford @ The Senate
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Colt Ford @ The Senate

“You can kill the lights and the amplifiers/But dreams don’t care if you’re tired,” “No Rest”
With his sixth studio album, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, his follow-up to 2014’s Thanks for Listening, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you “wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on “No Rest.” Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.
Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”), Toby Keith (“Time Flies”), Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh (“Young Americans”) and veteran rockers Lit (“I’m Mud”); promising newcomers like Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge (“Dynamite”), Tyler Farr (“My Truck”), Taylor Ray Holbrook (“Reload”), Javier Colon (“No Rest”) and Granger Smith (“Keepin’ It Real”), Love Hope Faith is the ultimate populist country record, featuring a little something for everyone.
“I’m just trying to bring people together,” says the Georgia native, a one-time golf pro who still frequents the links and the co-founder/owner of his own Average Joes Entertainment. “There’s so much conflict out there, it’s hard to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.”
And while he admits to a populist fan base and down-to-earth, “Keepin’ It Real” attitude, Colt cautions, “I’m not a politician. I’m a musician, a performer. We have to get past our differences and find a common ground.”
And what better way to do that with Colt Ford’s groundbreaking hybrid of country, blues, rock and rap rhythms, who has built up a following that started with mud trucker events and graduated to arena status sharing the stage with the likes of golfing buddy Toby Keith.

Aug
23
Fri
Dave Koz & Friends Summer Tour @ Koger Center for the Arts
Aug 23 all-day

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboardís Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more.

Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career. Five years after recording their initial tribute to the great horn sections of soul, jazz and pop, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns II From A To Z reprises the all-star, crowd-pleasing format of that smash hit album. Joining Koz this year will be Saxophonist Gerald Albright, Trumpeter Rick Braun, Vocalist Kenny Latimore and Trombone/Vocalist Aubrey Logan (from Postmodern Jukebox fame).

Resurrection: A Journey Tribute @ Sumter Opera House
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

They’re BACK! Inspired by their own fandom, this talented band set out to create the most authentic Journey experience anyone has ever witnessed and spent countless hours discussing the look, sound, production, and FEEL needed for this tribute to deliver a live experience that would resonate on the highest level with the most avid Journey fan. Resurrection has become one of the most highly sought after tribute experiences in the country and delighted fans during their appearance the last two years! Don’t miss their return to our stage on August 23rd at 7:30 pm!

Back to School Bash!! @ 1626 on Main
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

1626 on Main would like to WELCOME home all returning students and new students to the venue for a Back to School Bash! All ages welcome! *We will be checking ID’s at the door and providing wristbands for 21+
LIVE MUSIC provided by: NICK, DUPLEX, UNDERWATER YHETI, HOODINI CREW JAM SESH, COLE SMOAK, WRITERSBLOCK, NOMADIK369, QID, and NIQUE THE GEEK
+Full food and bar menus available for purchase
$2 BUSCH LIGHTS
AFTER PARTY AT THE GRAND-(across from 1626) from 12-2 a.m: FEATURING DJ’s DUPLEX and VANISHER.
Let’s raise a glass to kick of the new school year!!

The Trustus Playwrights’ Festival Winner: Montgomery @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm

By Stephen Brown
Directed by TBA
AUGUST 23-31, 2019

Megan hates country music singer Rick Montgomery, so she and her best friend Kimmy have decided that tonight’s concert will be his last. As they run from the cops, songs will be sung, people will be shot, and fourteen-year-olds will discover the actual difficulty in exacting revenge.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Stephen Brown’s work has been developed or presented by MCC, Page 73, Primary Stages, ESPA, the Road Theatre’s Summer Play Festival, EST/Youngblood, and the Aurora Theatre. He’s been a past winner of the Global Age Project at the Aurora Theatre, a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, and has received nominations for the Terrence McNally Award and the Boise Contemporary Theatre River Prize. He’s been a member of Page 73’s writers group Interstate 73, Youngblood at EST, and has held residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm and with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Aug
24
Sat
Alan Jackson – Honky Tonk Highway Tour @ Spectrum Center
Aug 24 all-day
Alan Jackson - Honky Tonk Highway Tour @ Spectrum Center
During an era of tremendous musical change, Jackson built his reputation by being a steadfast standard-bearer for traditional country music. While others stoked debates about what does or does not constitute country music, Jackson provided the measuring stick. No one ever questioned the music Jackson created. His songs are, and always have been, the very definition of country music.

Ready for a GOOD TIME?

Check out these upcoming tour dates for ALAN in a city near you! Click on CITY for more details of the show, including Fan Club Presale and Ticket Giveaway and Public Onsale.

Bike Rally/Show @ VFW Post #8738
Aug 24 all-day

Motorcycle Rally and Show for Build the Memorial Walk Fundraiser. Kids bicycle Decorating Contest. Flag Retirement and BBQ and fun.

Midlands SC Muscle & Classic Car Group (August 2019 Cruise In) @ Midlands SC Muscle & Classic Car Group August 2019 Cruise In
Aug 24 all-day

Note: Please note the date of this car show has been changed to August 24th
Link below states August 31st, however the correct date is August 24th

Date: August 24th, 2019
Time: Noon to 2PM
Location: Little Mountain Antiques

This group is for individuals and families that own or love classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, & muscle cars. There are no entry fees or membership fees. This group schedules dates/times for all to enjoy classic cars/muscle cars and communicate about our passion. For more information please join the Facebook Group or E-mail Zeb Reid at zebulonreid@yahoo.com to join the group e-mail list for upcoming events. If your company or business is interested in hosting a cruise-in, please e-mail Zeb Reid at the yahoo e-mail listed above.