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Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Jul 22 – Dec 16 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.

Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum
Aug 5 2019 – Jul 18 2020 all-day
Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection @ McKissick Museum

The McKissick Museum has diverse and rich quilting traditions of the American South on display in Piece by Piece, featuring quilts made in the 19th and 20th centuries. Return visitors will be rewarded with opportunities to see quilts switched out every three months.

Flip Flops & Soap Boxes: Issue Voting in the United States @ McKissick Museum
Aug 12 – Sep 10 all-day

Most people are familiar with the Democratic and Republican Parties in the United States. However, party affiliation is not the only factor people use to decide how to vote. Many voters choose candidates based on specific issues, like abortion or gun control. Historically, some of the biggest issues for voters have been the economy, the Vietnam War, and busing to integrate schools during the Civil Rights movement. Flip Flops & Soap Boxes explores the variety of ways American voters have communicated their opinions on these and other issues in the past
Through August 12, 2019.

2020 Census Hiring Event @ Richland Main library
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn all about employment opportunities with the 2020 Census! Application assistance is also offered.

2020 Census Hiring Event @ Irmo Library
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn all about the 2020 Census employment opportunities! Application assistance will be provided.

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.

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+
+Full food and bar menus available for purchase
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!!