St. Pat’s in Five Points entertainment line-up announced

36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points entertainment line-up announced

DATE:             Saturday, March 17, 2018

WHAT:            The Midlands’ largest annual street festival and one of the largest
celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the southeast

WHEN:            Gates open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:          Five Points
Columbia, South Carolina

ENTERTAINMENT:
As announced by the St. Pat’s in Five Points planning committee on January 30th, the line-up for the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points festival is as follows:

Judah & The Lion
Chris Lane
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
J Roddy Walston and The Business
Morgan Wallen
Jonny P.
SUSTO
Moose Kick
Tuatha Dea
RBTS Win
Riley Green
76 & Sunny
SondorBlue
The Travelin’ Kine
Blocker
The Boomtown Waifs
And more!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

7:30 a.m.                     Get to the Green 15K / 10K / 5K / 1-Mile Family-Fun Run
Presented by Future Scholar
Registration open on  GetToTheGreen.com
Start Location: Maxcy Gregg Park

9 a.m.                          Festival Gates Open

10 a.m.                        St. Pat’s Parade – FREE
Location: Devine Street
Applications are due March 1st and are available on
StPatsColumbia.com
Grand Marshal: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 303:
The Jack Van Loan Chapter

10 a.m. – 6 p.m           Pot O’ Gold Playland – FREE
Location: New for 2018! Pavilion Avenue
(between College and Greene Streets)

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.            Silent Disco
Location: Harden Street at College Street

Noon – 7 p.m.             Musical Entertainment
Five official stages with over 20 artists

ADMISSIONS:

$20                  Online Pre-Sale  —  Available now on StPatsColumbia.com
$17                  Pre-Sale Outlets  —  TBD in the coming weeks
$25                  Day-of  —  Available at any of the four entrance gates

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

St. Pat’s Saluda’s VIP Experience
Includes festival admission ($25 dollar value), food, open bar, a premier view from Saluda’s balcony and indoor restrooms.  VIP tickets are $95 and available for purchase onwww.StPatsColumbia.com. Limited quantities available.

The Cube – Stay Informed. Stay Connected.
Information hub with programs, festival swag, ATMs, ID check and the T-Mobile Charging Stations. It will be centrally located at the Five Points intersection, in the heart of the festival.

St. Pat’s Selfie Contest
Patrons are encouraged to take the most epic selfie, upload to Instagram, tagging @StPatsinFivePoints and using #StPatsSelfie2018 and #StPatsinFivePoints to be entered to win.  The winner will receive a $100 gift card for the Five Points business of their choosing.

Silent Disco
Grab your neon green and head to Harden Street for this year’s edition of the Silent Disco, to enjoy the musical stylings of five local DJs.

#StPatsinFivePoints Wall
Has St. Pat’s left a mark on you?  Leave your mark on it!  Stop by our #StPatsinFivePoints Wall on the 800 block of Harden Street and write a memory, message or love note to everyone’s favorite festival.

Craft Alley
This year’s festival will feature a craft beer alley with a variety of regional, distinctive specialty craft brews on Santee Avenue by the bluegrass stage. Breweries and featured products are TBD.

NEW FOR 2018! St. Pat’s in Five Points Spotify Playlist
Patrons have the chance to enjoy music from the St. Pat’s line-up on a specially made playlist, exclusive to Spotify.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Out of town patrons coming for the festival are encouraged to stay in the following official festival accommodations:

The Inn at USC  |  1619 Pendleton St.  |  (803) 779-7779

Aloft Hotel  |  823 Lady St.  |  (803) 445-1900

FESTIVAL BACKGROUND:
36 years ago, two men sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant in Five Points and devised a plan to increase the visibility of Five Points’ businesses on St. Patrick‘s Day when most people were leaving town for Savannah, Georgia.  The St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party emerged, slowly forming into the annual celebration that welcomes over 45,000 people each year.

 

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