Arts & Entertainment

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

Linda Cook with portrait of mysterious man by J.W. King Show Caption Hide Caption Amy Crane, fine art appraiser Show Caption Hide Caption Matthew Ployhart, with his mom, Lynn Show Caption Hide Caption Museum Roadshow 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Hollis and Kim Snead, with Thomas Kuhn Show Caption Hide Caption Paul Matheny of the SC State Museum Show Caption…

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…

Opera-tunity Foundation holds reception to promote the arts

1/3Opera-tunity 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Opera-tunity 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Opera-tunity Show Caption Hide Caption Opera-tunity Board By Karamie Sullivan There are many artistic people living the Midlands area, and one of them is doing everything she can to make sure the performing arts continues to thrive in Columbia. Janet Hopkins, a former singer at the New York…

City of West Columbia gives longtime broadcaster Joe Pinner The Key to the City

1/3Joe Pinner 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Joe Pinner family Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Joe Pinner with Mayor Bobby Horton Kelli Ricard photo Show Caption Hide Caption Longtime Columbia broadcaster Joe Pinner, of WIS-TV, said he was “speechless” Tuesday night. Then he said he was “honored.” West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton said Pinner was lured to the West Columbia City…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Columbia’s Famously Hot New Year with Elle King begins Sunday night

You’re invited to S.C.’s free party of the year!  Join tens of thousands of guests on Sunday night in downtown Columbia, for South Carolina’s largest NYE celebration, with a free, full-length concert starring GRAMMY-nominated Top 40 artist Elle King, along with alternative Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots and local hip hop hero FatRat Da Czar! End the night reveling under…

City of Columbia schedules New Year’s Eve Party for Kids

WHAT: Celebrate the New Year with the entire family at the City of Columbia’s New Year’s Eve Party for Kids. This family-friendly event features games, karaoke, prizes, face painting, ice skating and more! WHERE: The party will be held at Main Street ICE, corner of Main and Hampton streets WHEN: Sunday, December 31 from 2-6 p.m. WHO: Open to children…

Food’s important, but family is special at Christmas in West Columbia

Delucca’s staff: Mike Hicks; Callie Wessinger; Lynn Raley; Irvin Prioleau; Ella Lee; Tom Maynard; and Matt Mitchell. From the traditional to adventure cooking, Christmas meal perpetration in West Columbia varies. And getting together with the people you love is as important in West Columbia as the turkey or the oysters. Mike Hicks is the owner of the popular Delucca’s restaurant…