Arts & Entertainment

City of West Columbia releases rendering, announces open date, of park for children of all abilities

City of West Columbia rendering of new park- click to enlarge. The City of West Columbia is planning an all-inclusive enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The expected opening date for the park is in the Fall of 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles and the West Columbia City Council received a $250,000 special grant,…

New 10,000-sq. ft. “Steel Hands” production brewery coming to Cayce

1/4Groundbreaking Wednesday morning Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Steel Hands Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Steel Hands 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Steel Hands 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Plans for Steel Hands Brewing were announced Wednesday morning groundbreaking at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce. The new business is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is described as…

Iranian hot tea, falafel featured at food fair in South Congaree – Pine Ridge

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Palladium Society’s Chili Cook-Off held Saturday, photos

1/8Chili 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/8Chili 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/8Chili 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/8Chili 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/8Chili 6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/8Chili 7 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/8Chili 8 Show Caption Hide Caption 8/8Chili Show Caption Hide Caption The Palladium Society’s 20th Annual Chili Cook-Off featuring Famously Hot chili, cold beer…

Springdale plans to install new splash pad beside town hall

1/3Springdale 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Springdale Aquatix 17348A-1-1 PH 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Springdale Show Caption Hide Caption Town of Springdale rendering of new splash pad. The Town of Springdale will install a new splash pad at the site where there is an older water feature. “We hope to have it ready for use this summer,” said Springdale…

Cayce’s Soiree on State, Cayce Festival of the Arts is April 14

Cayce’s Soiree on State and the Cayce Festival of the Arts is scheduled for April 14. New this year, the City of Cayce has partnered with the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association to combine the Cayce Festival of the Arts with Soiree on State. The partnership will expand the Soiree on State to include more artists, a larger kid’s area, variety…

Winners of Lexington County Chili Cookoff announced

1/4Cookoff 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Cookoff 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cookoff 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cookoff 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 1 Carolina Wings “Carolina Wings” winning 1st in the Traditional Chili Category 2 – Sean Carrigan “Carrigan For Congress” winning 1st in the Non-Traditional Chili Category 3 – Town of Lexington “L&T” winning 1st in the…

Lexington County Chili Cook Off held under warm and sunny skies, Sunday

Cook off 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The 3rd Annual Lexington County Chili Cook Off was held at the IceHouse Amphitheater Sunday in the Town of Lexington. Proceeds from the chili cook-off benefit First Responders, 911 Remembrance Foundation of…

West Columbia’s “Taste on the River” a highly anticipated good time

“Taste on the River” is the West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s signature event. This year it is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Stone River in West Columbia. Melissa Sprouse Browne leads the WCBF and she said “Taste on the River” is one of the most-anticipated events of the year. “We’re very excited. It was so…

Tony Pearson wins 94.3 The Dude’s Biggest Valentine contest

Tony and Tammy Pearson Show Caption Hide Caption Samantha Pearson, 14 months Show Caption Hide Caption Grace billboard Show Caption Hide Caption Tony Pearson won 94.3, The Dude’s Biggest Valentine contest. The contest was called “American Country Love Song.” Contestants were asked to complete the lyrics to famous country love songs. Tony knew the lyrics to “I Swear” by John…

Fat Tuesday arrived Saturday at the Columbia Mardi Gras Festival

1/4Mardi Gras 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Mardi Gras 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Mardi Gras 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Mardi Gras Show Caption Hide Caption Fat Tuesday arrived on Saturday in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood, as hundreds gathered to laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) at the Columbia Mardi Gras Festival. It was hosted by the…

Lexington County Chili Cook Off rescheduled for Feb. 18

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the Third Annual Lexington County Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 18 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St). Regular admission to the event is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids 12 & Under. Proceeds benefit our First Responders, 911 Remembrance Foundation of SC, and…

Changes could be coming for Cayce’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival

Danny Creamer, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. The Cayce City Council presented Danny Creamer with the Ambassador Award for his efforts over the years in the development of the city’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival. Mayor Elise Partin began the presentation, Tuesday, by saying, “The ambassador we’re about to recognize has no idea this is coming.” She then called Creamer to the podium…

Elton John Farewell Tour ticket sale begins Thursday

ELTON JOHN FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR is MARCH 13, 2019 at COLONIAL LIFE ARENA in COLUMBIA AMERICAN EXPRESS TICKET PRE-SALE is THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8 AT 10 AM TO MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 AT 10 PM  TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN PRE-SALE is TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 AT 10 AM TO WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 AT 10 PM  PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 AM TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER.COM, CHARGE BY PHONE AT 800-745-3000,…

Tickets for the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner are on-sale until Sunday

Gervais Street Bridge Dinner tickets are on-sale in limited quantity, from now-until- Sunday, February 4 at 11:59 pm. General Admission tickets ($99 each) + VIP tickets ($199 each) = 200 tickets total. Visit GervaisStreetBridgeDinner.com because tickets are going uber fast and you won’t want to miss this! (Realistically it doesn’t look like tickets will last til Sunday…) The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner…

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….

“Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” coming to Columbia in October

“Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” will hit the road again in 2018 including newly confirmed shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ The Forum and Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre among many others. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb as special guests. Chris Stapleton will play Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on…

Love for the arts leads to opening of State Street Trading Co. in West Columbia’s River District

Lainie Lewis Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 5 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 1 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 3 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading 4 Show Caption Hide Caption State Street Trading Show Caption Hide Caption Lainie Lewis, State Street Trading Co. There is another local vendor who will soon be…

S.C. State Museum Roadshow brings out the artifacts and the curious

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Elton John coming to Columbia as part of Farewell Tour

The Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour – will play March 13, 2019 at the Colonial Life Arena American Express pre-sale – Thursday February 8 at 10 am to Monday February 12 at 10 pm Ticketmaster verified fan pre-sale – tuesday february 13 at 10 am to wednesday february 14 at 10 pm – public on sale Friday February 16 at 10 am – Tickets…