Feast on Oysters & Listen to Live Music in State Museum’s Inaugural Shuck n’ Swing Fundraiser

COLUMBIA, S.C., February 24, 2021 – In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the South Carolina State Museum Foundation will present Shuck n' Swing, an outdoor concert & oyster roast on Saturday, April 2 from 6- 9 PM. This ticketed fundraiser aims to support educational programming at the museum by providing an event filled with shellfish and sweet tunes from some of Columbia's best musicians.

"Through on-site field trips and virtual learning, the museum reaches classrooms across the state with experiences designed to inspire and engage students," says Karen Hall, South Carolina State Museum Foundation Director. "Proceeds from this event will help support these important educational programs so the museum can continue to serve as a vital resource to South Carolina educators."

Tickets, now available for purchase at the museum or online at scmuseum.org, include event admission, two drink vouchers and all-you-can-eat steamed oysters provided by The Oyster Bar. Guests will also be able to dine on an assortment of delicious non-seafood dishes, including a mashed potato bar, grilled pork & chicken, various desserts and more by Anna Cline Catering. Additional beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.

Be sure to save room to dance as the night will feature live jazz music by the Soda City Brass Band and a toe-tapping performance from Jim Graddick's Bluegrass Trio. The musical love child of Chris Church and ColaJazz's Mark Rapp, the Soda City Brass Band brings NOLA to COLA by performing modern and traditional jazz straight from the streets of New Orleans. Jim Graddick, recently named fiddler of the year by the Carolina County Music Festival back in 2019, and his award-winning bluegrass trio will also certainly fill the dance floor all night long.

Single tickets are $65 for the general public, $55 for members. Couples tickets are $120 for the general public, $100 for members. Outdoor seating will be spread out to allow for social distancing.
Please note, this event will be held outside with the museum closed to entry. Should there be poor weather, the event will move to an alternate location inside the museum.

Find out more information and purchase tickets on our website.

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About the South Carolina State Museum: As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology that guests can experience. For more information about the museum, visit scmuseum.org.


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