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, …
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.
Friday — Sept. 23
Village Square Theatre (105 Caughman Ave.) continues its production of the dark comic “Clue,” based on the movie of the same name, Sept. 23-25, with 7:30 p.m. showtimes Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost between $15 and $19. Find more info at villagesquaretheatre.com.
Irmo Okra Strut
It’s time once again for the annual Irmo Okra Strut at Irmo Community Park (7507 Eastview Dr.) The two-day festival features rides, activities, live music, food and drink. It’s free to attend. Friday night, the festival kicks off at 6 p.m. with performances from The Root Doctors and Cowboy Mouth, and it continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Irmo Okra Strut Parade, rides, more entertainment and a concert featuring OuterEgo and Corey Smith. Visit okrastrut.com for more information.
Join Clinton Sease Farm (382 Olde Farm Rd.) for Sunflower Weekend. Enjoy an evening picking out fresh sunflowers (the farm provides flower bags with water) and photo ops galore. The event begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are $12 online and $14 at the door. Visit clintonseasefarm.com for more information.
Rock 4 Recovery (concert)
Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts the Rock 4 Recovery concert featuring Revisiting Creedence. The show is a fundraiser for the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC) Foundation, and it’s alcohol-free. The band performing at this year’s event celebrates and honors the musical legacy of Creedence Clearwater Revival, both accurately and authentically. Led by vocalist Dan McGuinness and guitarist Kurt Griffey, Revisiting Creedence plays the iconic catalog of CCR, with such hits as “Green River,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on The Corner,” “Born on The Bayou,” “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary” and “Susie Q.” Showtime for Rock 4 Recovery is 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $25. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Support wildlife conservation by taking part in ZOOfari at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (500 Wildlife Pkwy.). Explore the zoo and Riverbanks Backstage, have food and drink, and bid on unusual silent and live auction selections. The annual fundraiser, hosted by the Riverbanks Society, helps support the care and conservation of the zoo’s more than 2,000 animals. The ZOOfari event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $80 for Riverbanks members and $100 for the general public. Visit riverbanks.org for more information.
Join Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Road in Columbia) as it hosts its weekly Saluda Shoals Jazz Series. JazzGroupProject plays at 7 p.m., and beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Visit icrc.net for more information.
Steel Hands Oktoberfest
Steel Hands Brewing (2359 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts a jam-packed Oktoberfest event. Starting at noon when the taproom opens, Steel Hands will have its new Festbier on tap and German-style food specials, along with live music from the Mountain Top Polka Band, a grain toss and hoisting contest, a costume contest and an opportunity to drink straight from the brewery’s Oktoberfest cask. The event is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
The Charles Page Trio (concert)
Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts the Charles Page Trio for “An Night of Soulful Grooves.” Page and his band will play hits by Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, The Gap Band, Quincy Jones, Blackstreet, Santana, Kem, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and more. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Saturday — Sept. 24
Fall Herbal Workshop
Head over to Eunoia Soul Herbal & Wellness Shop (403 E Main St., Suite F) for a Fall Herbal Workshop. They will explore some of the best herbs for fall, how to make them into tisane and teas, and how they can be used in people’s lives and bodies, including health benefits. The workshop begins at 4 p.m., and admission is $25. Visit lexingtonsc.org for more information.
Wolfman String Band (concert)
Join Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) for an evening of jam-band and bluegrass music with Columbia’s own Wolfman String Band. The quartet starts at 7 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
Join Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for a performance by the local country/rock band Haywire. Showtime is 7 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation at the door. Visit billsmusicshop.com for more information.
Sunday — Sept. 25
Lake Murray Bridal Show
Get all of your wedding questions answered at the Lake Murray Bridal Show at Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Road in Columbia). The event features wedding professionals from all over the region and vendors who will help make your dream wedding a reality. There will also be door prizes, a selfie station and much more. This event will be at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. It begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit lakemurraybridalshow.com for more information.
Across the County Line
Marty Stuart (concert)
Country and bluegrass legend Marty Stuart performs at the Newberry Opera House (1701 McKibben St.) Sept. 23. Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, perform at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $85 and $115. Visit newberryoperahouse.com for more information.
ColaJazz Fest Gala
The S.C. State Museum (301 Gervais St. in Columbia) helps kick off the ColaJazz Fest on Sept. 24 with a gala event. Three different acts will perform in the lobby of the museum: The Organa Trio, Aimee Nolte and Carl Allen, and the music styles range from bluegrass to blues fusion to Cuban jazz. There will also be a full bar and hors d’oeuvres available. The gala starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $50 for general admission and $85 for VIP. Visit scmuseum.org for more information.
Platinum-selling R&B group Jodeci performs at the Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St. in Columbia) on Sept. 24. Expect to hear hits like “Forever My Lady,” “Stay,” “Come and Talk to Me” and many more. Special guests Jagged Edge open the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $66.50 and $154. Visit thetownship.org for more information.
The innovative group Squonk performs its piece “Hand To Hand” at the Koger Center for the Arts (1051 Greene St. in Columbia) on Sept. 25. Per an event description, the piece “audience engagement by inviting members up to the stage to control the massive hands themselves. The level of audience participation that Squonk has ensures a unique concert performance that sticks with every attendee after the performance.” Squonk performs two shows at 2 and 6 p.m. (and one Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.), all of which are free to attend. Visit kogercenterforthearts.com for more information.
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