Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

8th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic in Five Points

COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 23, 2016) - The Five Points Association and the Babcock Center Foundation will be hosting the 8th Annual Long’s Bar Stool Classic throughout Five Points bars and restaurants, starting at 5pm on August 26th, 2016. The Long’s Bar Stool Classic is an 8 hole putt-putt bar crawl with proceeds benefiting the Babcock…
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Aloe Blacc Joins SC State Fair Concert Lineup

August 23, 2016 (Columbia, SC) – Grammy nominated, Aloe Blacc will kickoff the South Carolina State Fair’s concert lineup on October 12th at 7pm. Aloe Blacc was recruited after Rachel Platten’s management canceled her show date at the fair. With “Wake Me Up”—the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw…
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Columbia College’s Goodall Gallery to host female artists exhibit

[caption id="attachment_4914" align="alignleft" width="200"] A vase created by Ashley Puckett.[/caption] Columbia, S.C. – The Goodall Gallery at Columbia College is pleased to kick off its 2016-17 season with “Critical Materiality” featuring clay works by three S.C. women artists: Mary Carlisle, Glenda Guion and Ashley Welsh. The exhibit opens Monday, August 22 and runs through Sunday,…
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Historic Columbia to host black history festival Sept. 17

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignleft" width="400"] Celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture at Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Photo courtesy of Historic Columbia)[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 — Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on…
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Rachel Platten Cancels Concert at South Carolina State Fair

August 12, 2016 (Columbia, SC) – The Rachel Platten concert scheduled at the South Carolina State Fair on Wednesday, October 12 has been cancelled. The artist’s management is also canceling her performance at the Mississippi State Fair scheduled on Oct. 10, 2016. “We were sad to hear Rachel would not be able to make it…
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American Advertising Federation of the Midlands to Host Art Auction

COLUMBIA, S.C.--The American Advertising Federation of the Midlands will host their annual local art auction to benefit advertising interests, education and local artists throughout the Midlands. The free event will take place at Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd., West Columbia, S.C. 29169 on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More than 15 local…
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Scenario Collective chosen as Artists in Residence for Tapp’s Arts Center

Tapp's Arts Center is pleased to announce Scenario Collective has been chosen as the next Artists in Residence. Scenario Collective describes itself as "an empowerment exercise, fostering an interconnected group of pulsing hearts and brains yearning to elevate South Carolina’s art and music culture". Tapp’s Initiative, the art center's Artist in Residence program, is envisioned…
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Cool Off at Historic Columbia’s Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle on Aug. 19

COLUMBIA, S.C., Tuesday, August 9, 2016—Beat the heat of Columbia’s famously hot summer with Historic Columbia’s second annual Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the grounds Robert Mills House & Gardens. Led by active drill sergeants, participants will break into two teams and will use more…
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State Fair Announces 2016 Pepsi Grandstand Concert Lineup

August 9, 2016 (Columbia, SC) –Country music great Alabama, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd, and pop diva Rachel Platten are among the headliners for the 2016 South Carolina State Fair’s Pepsi Grandstand concert series. The shows have become an annual tradition for fair patrons and this year's lineup – which includes three…
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Art Along the Trail at Riverfront Park Oct. 8

Experience the beautiful natural resources at Riverfront Park through the eyes of local artists at the Art Along the Trail showcase on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Columbia Art Center and park rangers with the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department have partnered to offer an interactive visual and…
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