Stay Here, Play Here: Events in Lexington County the week of Sept. 1

Posted 8/31/22

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Events in Lexington County the week of Sept. 1


Thursday — Sept. 1

The Mighty Kicks

The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts party/variety band The Mighty Kicks in the kickoff of the fall version of the free Lexington Live concert series: “The Kicks nonstop energy and choreographed dance steps ensure guests are entertained on the dance floor. Known as the hardest working band in show business, taking only one break in the four hours they perform.” Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Wrecking Ball: A Tribute to Miley Cyrus

Come in like a wrecking ball and celebrate Miley Cyrus, as Lola Grace performs a tribute set and Preach Jacobs spins out a DJ set. The party goes down at 7 p.m. at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) and costs $12-$15. More info is available at

Friday — Sept. 2

Purple xPeRIeNCE (concert)

Enjoy the ultimate tribute to Prince at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo). The Purple xPeRIeNCE is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace of Minneapolis, Minn. Touring since 2011, frontman Marshall Charloff and his band bring an authentic production of Prince and the Revolution, combining fashion, appearance, mannerisms, vocal range and instrumental capacity.

First Friday

Beckett Financial Group (825 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts its monthly First Friday event. Get to know some of the small business owners in the Midlands, make connections and grow your network. RSVP is required as space is limited. The First Friday event begins at 2 p.m. Visit to RSVP.

Bluegrass Jam (concert)

Head over to Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for an open bluegrass jam. Bring your instrument, sit in and play some bluegrass or simply sit in the audience and enjoy the show. Admission is a $10 donation, and the jam runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Saturday — Sept. 3

The Market at Icehouse

Head to the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) where the Market at Icehouse continues its 2022 season (weekly through Sept. 24). In addition to the local vendors, which include farmers/growers and artisans, there will be live music and food trucks on site. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Marcus Adams (concert)

Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Adams present “A Night Of Soul & Smooth Jazz.” In addition to a tribute to the late Luther Vandross, Adams will perform classics and hits by Bill Withers, Al Green, Marvin Gaye and more in addition to his own chart-topping material. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is $35. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

The Casualties (concert)

New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) hosts an evening for punk rockers featuring the legendary hardcore punk outfit The Casualties. The show also features local and regional punk favorites Soda City Riot, Warfare Check, and The Planks. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit for more information.

Monday — Sept. 5

Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

The Chapin Labor Day Festival concludes Monday with a parade that rolls at 9 a.m., along with a Classic Car Show, a vendors and children’s area (complete with balloon animals and face painting), a library book sale at Town Hall (which concludes at 2 p.m.) and an AMROC Model Train Exhibit held in the American Legion Post 193 Building. The parade goes from the HireRight parking lot (912 Chapin Road) and goes to St. Peters Church Road. The week’s festivities also include Taste of Chapin specials at local restaurants, the Justin Pepper 5K on Saturday and the Concert on Beaufort Street (featuring the Maddie Rean Band, and Noel Lindler and the Bankwalkers). More info is available at

Tuesday — Sept. 6

Detectives & Desserts

Join the Cayce West Columbia Branch Library (1500 Augusta Rd.) for its Detectives & Desserts event. Enjoy reading a variety of murder-mystery books, having spirited discussions and sharing delectable desserts. The event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Wednesday — Sept. 7

Chef’s Dinner Series

Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents a one-time-only dining experience featuring a menu of delicious cuisine developed by Chayz’ very own Chef Augusta: “This weekly event gives you an exclusive peek into the imagination of our Chef and her talented team. It’s a foodie’s dream and a wonderful midweek break.” The Chef’s Dinner Series begins at 6 p.m. There is no cover charge, but reservations are required, as is dressy attire. Visit for more information.

Thursday — Sept. 8

The Embers (concert)

Classic beach music band The Embers perform at Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.). This Lexington Live event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

Wine Walk

Head to downtown Newberry Sept. for a Wine Walk. First, stop by Community Hall (1207 Caldwell St.) for your tickets and passport, then enjoy an assortment of wines at local businesses. The Wine Walk is a fundraiser for the Newberry Downtown Development Association in conjunction with local businesses, and it begins at 4 pm. Visit for more information.

Patti LaBelle (concert)

Soul-singing legend Patti LaBelle performs at the Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St. in Columbia) on Sept. 2. Expect to hear classic hits like “New Attitude,” “Lady Marmalade” and many more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and The Terence Young Experience opens the show. Tickets range from $60 to $95. Visit for more information.

Cruel Summer: A Taylor Swift Dance Party

The Senate Columbia (1022B Senate St.) presents Cruel Summer: A Taylor Swift Dance Party on Sept. 2. Dance all night to your favorite Taylor Swift songs. Admission is $20, and doors open at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Main Street Food Tour

Head to downtown Columbia on Sept. 4 for the Main Street Food Tour. Columbia Food Tours offers a 2.5-3 hour walking food tour throughout downtown Columbia. You will learn about the Capital City, as well as try the local cuisine from between five and seven of the best locally owned restaurants. The tour begins at 1:45 p.m., and tickets are $45. Visit for more information.

First Sunday

Join the S.C. State Museum (301 Gervais St.) on Sept. 4 for the monthly First Sunday event. General admission to the museum is only $1 from noon to 5 p.m. That $1 includes four floors of Palmetto State art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the Boeing Observatory and the Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy. For an additional price, guests can enjoy a planetarium show or a 4D theater movie. Visit for more information.


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