Things to do in Lexington County.
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Thursday — Sept. 15
Under the Sun (concert)
The Town of Lexington’s free Lexington Live concert series continues with Under the Sun, a five-piece cover band from Columbia: “As their name rightly suggests, Under the Sun plays a variety of genres such as country, pop, classic rock, and ’90s rock.” The concert at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) starts at 6:30 p.m. Find more info at icehouseamphitheater.com.
Friday — Sept. 16
Rocketman: A Tribute To Sir Elton John (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) and popular local band Tokyo Joe present Rocketman, a tribute to Sir Elton John. Expect to hear an evening of classics like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Crocodile Rock” and many more, with authentic Elton John costumes and former Elton John band member Charlie Morgan on drums. Showtime is 6 p.m., and tickets are $29. There will be beer and wine for sale along with food vendors on site. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Head to Clinton Sease Farm (382 Olde Farm Rd.) and try to conquer one of their corn mazes. Your $15 admission includes all mazes, unlimited hayrides, an obstacle course, a playground and a pumpkin patch. The mazes are open from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit clintonseasefarm.com for more information.
Chapin Summer Movie Night
Crooked Creek Park (1098 Old Lexington Hwy. in Chapin). hosts a Summer Movie Night with a showing of Disney’s “Encanto.” The film begins at dark (approximately 8 p.m.), and there will be food trucks on site from 6:30 to 10 p.m.. Admission is free. Visit icrc.net for more information.
The Reggie Sullivan Band (concert)
Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) continues their Jazz Series concerts with a performance by The Reggie Sullivan Band. The concert will be outdoors on the deck and beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $12 per person and the show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit icrc.net for more information.
Rod McCoy (concert)
Guitarist Rod McCoy and Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) present “The Songs Of Soul.” Joined by singer J.D. Jones, McCoy and his band will play classics and hits by Al Green, Bobby Womack, The Isley Brothers, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Prince and many more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Saturday — Sept. 17
2022 Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Market
The S.C. State Farmers Market (3483 Charleston Hwy. in West Columbia) presents the 2022 Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Market. Over 100 vendors will sell photography, pottery plants, one-of-a-kind-items and more. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend with free parking, as well. Visit agriculture.sc.gov for more information.
Step Afrika! (dance)
Join the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St.) as it hosts Step Afrika!: “Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams and featured at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, they are the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. They are a group of talented and compelling individuals who combine percussive dance styles, traditional West and Southern African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms to engage audiences and promote cross-cultural understanding. Together they are highly acclaimed and serve as a beacon of innovation and education within an artistic discipline.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $40. Visit harbisontheatre.org for more information.
Lakeside Litter Sweep
Visit Lake Murray, join Keep The Midlands Beautiful and take part in an effort to keep the shorelines and islands clean. The Lakeside Litter Sweep takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and lunch and prizes will be provided. Visit keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org for more information.
Bob Strickland & Freestyle (concert)
Bluegrass and country band Bob Strickland & Freestyle perform at Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia). They start at 7 p.m., and admission is a $15 donation. Visit billsmusicshop.com for more information.
Classic Car Cruise In
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts a Classic Car Cruise In. See as many as 50 classic American Hot Rods and muscle cars and enjoy craft beer. This event is free to attend and runs from noon to 4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Sunday — Sept. 18
Join Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) for a stripped-down performance from Bombshell. The duo will perform a variety of covers from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
Thursday — Sept. 22
The Hitmen (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) presents another entry in the free Lexington Live concert series. The Hitmen perform popular, danceable covers from today’s hits to classic Top 40. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and the show is free to attend. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Willie Wells (concert)
Musician Willie Wells performs a mix of covers and originals at Hazelwood Brewing (711 E. Main St.). Showtime is 7 p.m. and the event is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/hazelwoodbeer for more information.
Across the County Line
Gary Allan (concert)
Country star Gary Allan performs at the Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St.) on Sept. 16. Expect to hear hot hits like “Watching Airplanes,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Nothing On But The Radio” and more. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost between $45 and $99. Visit thetownship.org for more information.
The Swingin Medalions
Veteran beach music band The Swingin Medallions perform at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on Sept. 16. Expect to hear hits like “Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love,” “Hey, Hey Baby” and many more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $35. Visit newberryoperahouse.com for more information.
Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture
On Sept. 17, from 11a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Mann-Simons Site (1403 Richland St. in Columbia) will host the Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture: “Now in its 44th year, this free festival brings musicians, artisans, and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and features music and entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors and marketplace vendors selling a variety of ware, products and art. A children’s area will be available with educational and family-friendly activities.” Fat Rat da Czar and Keke Wyatt are the musical headliners. Find more info at historiccolumbia.org
Unpack the Porch
Enoree River Winery (1650 Dusty Rd. in Newberry) hosts its weekly Unpack the Porch event on Sept. 18. This week’s concert will feature the Lindler Graddick Duo, and the on-site food truck will be from Daddy’s Cookout. The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit enoreeriverwinery.com for more information.
The Seibels House (1615 Blanding St. in Columbia) hosts an evening Concert in the Garden on Sept. 22. Join performers from the South Carolina Philharmonic and Columbia Repertory Dance Company as they present a concert of light classics. Wine will be available to purchase for $5 a glass, and admission is $20. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit historiccolumbia.org for more information.
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