Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Aug. 17

Posted 8/17/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Aug. 17


Friday — Aug. 18

Eddie Montgomery (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) presents a performance by multi-platinum country artist Eddie Montgomery. A former member of the duo Montgomery Gentry, Eddie Montgomery has continued in the country tradition after the tragic death of his musical partner, Troy Gentry, by releasing a new solo album, “Ain’t No Closing Me Down.” Showtime is 6 p.m., and tickets are $44. Visit for more information.

Prettier Than Matt (concert)
Popular local act Prettier Than Matt plays at Hwy. 378 Bar & Grill (3007 U.S. Hwy. 378). The popular Columbia duo will play a mix of covers and originals starting at 7:30 p.m. This event Is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Rod McCoy (concert)
Guitarist Rod McCoy and Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) present a show called “The Best Of Blue Eyed Soul.” McCoy and his backing band, Charles Page & Company, will perform hits and classics by Hall & Oates, Micheal McDonald, Robin Thicke, George Michael, Doobie Brothers and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

Saturday — Aug. 19

The Market at Icehouse
Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts the Market At Icehouse. The market is intended as a farmer/grower and local artisans market that uses a community-friendly atmosphere to promote, support and encourage local production, while educating citizens on the benefits of eating local, fresh produce and supporting local artists. There will also be live music and food trucks. Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Gamecock Central Kickoff Party
South Carolina sports website Gamecock Central again hosts its football season kickoff party at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce). USC grad and Nashville musician Patrick Davids and His Midnight Choir will perform, and there will be appearances from former players, giveaways and more. The free event starts at 4 p.m. (VIP tickets are available, which grant access to a meet and greet starting at 1 p.m.). Find more info at

Colonial Forts Tour
Meet up at the Cayce Tennis Center (1120 Fort Congaree Trail) for the 12,000 Year History Park Colonial Forts Tour. This approximately 2-hour walking tour includes visits to Fort Congaree and Fort Granby, with lessons in historical facts and information along the way. This tour runs from 10 a.m. to roughly 12 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Family Dinner (concert)
New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) hosts a show from the New York grunge-punk band Family Dinner. This all-ages show also features Slow Funeral and Leo Nino. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit for more information.

Bob Strickland & Freestyle (concert)
Head over to Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for a performance from Bob Strickland & Freestyle. The band will play classic country tunes from 7 to 10 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation per person. Visit for more information.

Sunday — Aug. 20

Sunday Funday
Join Stone River (121 Alexander Rd. in West Columbia) for its weekly Sunday Funday. Bring the family and enjoy vendors, face painting, live music, food trucks, inflatables and more. Sunday Funday runs from noon to 4 p.m., is free to attend and includes a cocktail menu for grownups. Visit for more information.

Brandi Colt & Andrew Crawford (concert)
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) presents a performance by Upstate country-pop artists Brandi Colt and Andrew Crawford. The duo will perform a mix of covers and originals from 1 to 4 p.m., and the show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

SC Rare Plant Market
Stop by Twelve Oak Estate (125 Kittal Rd.) The expected rare plants will be available for sale, along with more common ones. There will also be live music and food trucks. Event goes from 2 to 5 p.m. Find more info at

Summer-ween Flea Market
The latest market at Flora & Fauna Marketplace (4773 Sunset Blvd.) is happening “because Halloween isn’t just for October.” Attendees are encouraged to dress up as your favorite character and “come enjoy all things whimsical, imaginative and mystical,” while browsing upcycled clothing, antiques, art, photography and more. The event goes from noon to 4 p.m. Find more info at

Tuesday — Aug. 22

Family Fun Night
Bring the kids to O’Hara’s Public House (131 E. Main St.) for their weekly Family Fun Night. Enjoy free desserts with every kids meal and free balloon animals. Family Fun Night starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday — Aug. 24

Loveland Coffee Artisan Market
Mary’s Mobile Market posts up at Loveland Coffee (7475 Carlisle St. in Irmo) with various vendors to complement the coffee shop’s selection of caffeinated treats as well as beer and wine. Cox Family BBQ will be around, too, for anyone who gets hungry for smoked meats. The market goes from 5 to 8 p.m. Find more info at

Across the County Line

Food Truck Fridays
Head over to the corner of Bull St. and Colonial St. on Aug. 18 for the City Of Columbia’s Food Truck Fridays event. There will be food trucks on site from Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Barn Bites and Cheat w/ Dirty V. Food Truck Fridays runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Soda City Comic Con
Bring the family to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St.) on Aug. 19 for Soda City Comic Con, the premiere comic event in the Midlands. There will be over 150 artists, vendors, guests and cosplayers in attendance, with items for sale ranging from classic comics to sci-fi movies to action figures. The con runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $30, $5 for children 12 and under. Visit for more information.

Hip-Hop Family Day
The Koger Center For The Arts (1051 Greene St.) and Love, Peace and Hip-Hop host Hip-Hop Family Day on Aug. 19. Classic rap artist Kurtis Blow headlines the show. This black-owned and operated festival was created to make a lasting impact on families through a celebration of music, art and dance. Hip Hop Family Day runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the Koger Center’s outdoor Plaza Stage and is free to attend. Sign up for free tickets and get more information at

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