Things to do on the week of July 4 in Lexington County.
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The Midlands (concert)Join local bluegrass band The Midlands and drink some local Lexington beer at Hazelwood Brewing Company (711 East Main St.). The free event starts at 7 p.m. Find more info at hazelwoodbeerco.com.
H. Wade Johnson & The Pride Ensemble (concert)Join trumpeter and bandleader H. Wade Johnson at Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for “An Evening of Soulful Grooves.” Johnson and his band, Pride Ensemble play music by George Benson, Daniel Caesar, Cameo, Babyface, Grover Washington, Jr., and many more. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets are $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Nate Frederick (concert)Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) continues its Nashville Nights concert series with a performance by Nate Fredick. Fredrick’s bluesy Americana style is influenced by Guy Clark, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Van Morrison, and he’s written more than 100 songs since moving to Nashville. The evening is hosted by Michael Haney. Showtime is 6 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Town Of Lexington Independence Day CelebrationThe Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts the Town Of Lexington’s Independence Day Celebration. The 246th Army Band will play a concert from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and there will be a fireworks show to follow. Want to listen to patriotic music during the fireworks? You can tune into 93.1 FM The Lake. The event is free to attend. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Rex Darling (concert)A bevy of talented in-state indie rock bands are on offer at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). Rex Darling, guided through its genre-crossing, consistently catchy adventures by the mellifluous voice of Catherine Hunsinger, is joined by Charlie Boy, Bones Hamilton, and Athens’ Monsoon. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15 ($10 in advance). Find more info at newbrooklandtavern.com.
Star Spangled Salute (concert)Join Dick Goodwin and the S.C. Philharmonic Brass at Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) for an evening of beautiful patriotic classical music. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. at the River Birch shelter. Cox Family BBQ will have food for purchase. Beer, wine and drinks will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. Make sure to bring a chair or picnic blanket. The event itself is free, but there is a $5 parking fee. Visit icrc.net for more information.
4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray The celebration lasts all day at Lake Murray. There will be a patriotic boat parade at 12 p.m. at Bomb Island, followed that evening “South Carolina’s Largest Fireworks Show” at about 9:15 p.m. on the lake. Fireworks will launch from two locations, Spence Island and Dreher Island. The fireworks show is synchronized to patriotic music on B106.7 FM. All normal fees at boat launching sites, marinas and park sites will apply. Visit lakemurraycountry.com for more information.
Flag Ceremony and PotluckBill’s Music Shop (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts a pre-Independence Day flag ceremony and potluck event. Contact Bill’s at (803) 796-6477 for time and more information.
Jeff Lucero (concert)Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) hosts singer/songwriter Jeff Lucero. Lucero will perform a mix of covers and originals starting at 5pm. The show goes until 8pm and is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
July 3rd CookoutHead over to The Station (2024 Augusta Rd. in West Columbia) for a cookout starting at noon. Bring canned food donations for the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center. Visit allevents.in/columbia/july-3rd-cookout/200022706750104 for more information.
Lexington County Peach FestivalBack for the first time in two years, the 62nd annual Lexington County Peach Festival promises a day of fun for the whole family at the Gilbert Community Park (110 Rikard Circle). The festival begins at 9:30am with a parade and includes a Peach Queen pageant, a Peach Festival Car show, an Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Exhibit, a Revolutionary War reenactment, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a fireworks show at around 10 p.m. There will barbecue pork sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers for sale, along with an array of peach-related food and drink items, including fresh peaches, peach ice cream, peach slush, peach tea, peach parfaits, peach cobbler, peach sundaes, peach almond delights and peach ice cream bars. Visit lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com for more information.
Runaway Gin (concert)New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) hosts Runaway Gin. The band is a Phish tribute act, so if you like experimental jam-bands, you’ll enjoy this show. There’s no opener and showtime is 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Visit newbrooklandtavern.com for more information.
Fort Jackson Independence Day CelebrationHead to Hilton Parade Field (Hartsville Guard Rd. in Columbia) at Fort Jackson for a huge Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2. In addition to a fireworks display at around 9 p.m., the day includes a variety of patriotic displays, live music from country/pop artist Breland and the 282nd Band’s “1812” Performance with Salute Battery, a Kids Zone with carnival rides, craft tents, food trucks and NCO Club Bar tents. The event is free to attend and is sponsored by Peter Boulware Toyota. Visit jackson.armymwr.com for more information.
Fireworks With the PhilThe Columbia Fireflies host the second annual Fireworks with the Phil event presented by Prisma Health at Segra Park (1640 Freed St.) on July 2. Join the SC Philharmonic for an evening of patriotic music that celebrates the American experience. Gametime against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans is at 6 p.m., the concert begins around 8 p.m., and the fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. Visit segrapark.com for more information.
Independence Rocks (concert)Celebrate July 4y two days early at Tin Roof (1022 Senate St. in Columbia) at Independence Rocks on July 2. Enjoy live music from Super Nash Bros, Paisley and the Bird Walkers, E.Z. Shakes, Opus & the Frequencies, Stereo Fiction, Falling Through April, and Outtapocket, along with food and drink specials. The event starts at 2 p.m., and all ages are welcome until 9 p.m., after which the event is 21 and up with a $5 cover charge. Visit tinroofcolumbia.com for more information.
Red White & Wett Pool PartyHead over to the River’s Edge retreat (1019 Garden Valley Ln. in Columbia ) for a Red White & Wett Pool Party, on Sunday, July 3. DJ B-LORD and the WETT Experience will provide live music poolside. There will be three bards, bottle service, food off the grill and tropical drink specials. The cookout runs from 3 to 9 p.m. Visit riversedgeretreat.org for more information.
Independence Day FireworksMeadowlake Park (600 Beckman Rd.) hosts a patriotic fireworks display on July 4. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit richlandcountyrecreation.com/project/meadowlake-park for more information.
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