Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Aug. 24

Posted 8/24/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Aug. 24


Friday — Aug. 25

Wolfman String Band (concert)
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents a performance by the Wolfman String Band. The group plays a combination of jam-band and bluegrass music, and they start the show at Bill’s at 8 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.

Vandell Andrew (concert)
Join Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and saxophonist Vandell Andrew as they host “A Night of Sax, Soul & Rhythmic Grooves.” Expect to hear hits and classics by Janet Jackson, Grover Washington Jr., Chaka Khan, Ginuwine, Bill Withers, SWV and more, including Andrew’s own charting-topping originals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $39. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

Cash Money Experience (concert)
Join Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) for a performance by the popular local variety band Cash Money Experience. The four-piece band plays a mix of R&B, beach, shag, Motown, jazz, and their own originals. The band begins at 7 p.m. and the show ends at 10 p.m. It is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Killer Beez (concert)
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts a performance by the veteran Chapin band Killer Beez. The five-piece group, which plays music from five decades and multiple genres, relies on tight vocal harmonies, guitar and keyboard riffs and a high energy rhythm section. Expect to hear classic rock, new and traditional Country, Southern rock, blues, 80’s rock, funk, beach music, oldies and more. Showtime is 6 p.m and ends at 10 p.m. The show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Saturday — Aug. 26

Grab the kids and head over to The FARM (1127 Corley Mill Rd.) for a unique event called Rent-A-Chick. The FARM’s laying hens hatched on Aug. 7, and they have an exciting opportunity for a few families to care for these chicks. The program includes 3-week-old chicks and all of the supplies that families will need to care for them for two weeks. Stop by The FARM starting at 10 a.m. to pick your chicks. Admission is $25. Visit for more information.

Ensemble Eclectica (concert)
Conductor and Musical Director Suzanna Pavlovsky and her Ensemble Eclectica group present “Thank You For The Music: From Our Hearts To Yours” at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo). This evening of live music, dance, media and unique visual arts features a 15-piece orchestra, tango, ballet and contemporary dance pieces, vocal performances and much more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost between $35 and $50. Visit for more information.

Sunday — Aug. 27

NBT Market
The New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) hosts a market. Join Columbia’s oldest continuously running music venue as it gives artists and creators of all types a marketplace to sell various oddities and creations. You’ll find original art, jewelry, vintage collectibles and much more. NBT Market runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Tuesday — Aug. 29

Family Fun Night
Bring the kids to O’Hara’s Public House (131 E. Main St.) for the 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.

Spencer Rush (concert)
LJ’s Par & Grill (318 Pilgrim Church Rd.) hosts a performance by Upstate singer/songwriter/guitarist Spencer Rush. Rush will play a mix of covers and originals starting at 6:30 p.m. This show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Wednesday — Aug. 30

Comedy + Beer
The Old Mill Brewpub (711 E. Main St.) hosts an evening of laughs and adult beverages with Comedy + Beer night. Join comedians Charlie Buzzard, Melly Kazel, Zlata Cass and Joshua Bates as they spin tales and tell jokes, and you can enjoy a couple of craft beers while they do it. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and admission is $15. Visit for more information.

Thursday — Aug. 31

The Hitmen (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts a performance by The Hitmen. The show is part of the free Icehouse Live Concert Serie. The Hitmen’s setlist includes the likes of Rihanna, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars, along with other current hits and classic Top 40 singles. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

Food Truck Friday
Visit the REI Co-op Parking Lot (corner of Bull St. and Colonial St. in Columbia) on Aug. 25 for the City of Columbia’s final Food Truck Fridays event of the season. Enjoy treats from Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Barn Bites, and Smoke It Up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary from food truck to food truck but the event itself is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Ridge Spring Farmer’s Market
The Ridge Spring Civic Center (900 W. Main St.) hosts the Ridge Spring Farmer’s Market on Aug. 25. Enjoy fresh produce and other products from local growers and farmers in a pleasant, outdoor, family-friendly atmosphere. The Farmer’s Market runs from 7 a.m. to noon and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Main Street Latin Festival
Head over to downtown Columbia for this year’s Main St. Latin Festival: “Endorsed by the City of Columbia, the purpose of the Main Street Latin Festival is to showcase the culture and vitality of Columbia’s Latin community. This is done by bringing together diverse groups of people to celebrate Latin culture through food, art, dance and music in a fun, family-oriented environment.” The festival is free to attend and runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit for more information.

Solfest Rollfest
The NoMa Warehouse (2222 Sumter St. in Columbia) presents the third annual Solfest Rollfest event on Aug. 26. Local acts Danielle Howle, Dear Blanca, Monti-Rabbit and Homemade Haircuts will all perform at the eco-friendly festival, and there will be a kickoff Rock & Roll Bike Ride. It all starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $16. Visit for more information.

Tom Reed (concert)
The Alley Downtown Taproom (214 The Alley SW in Aiken) hosts a performance by Augusta singer/songwriter Tom Reed on Aug. 31. In addition to being a skilled acoustic player, Reed is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays with the jam band Bodega Cat. The show, which is part of the Alley Downtown Taproom’s Thursday night concert series, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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