Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of March 7

Posted 3/6/24

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of March 7


Friday – March 8

Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute (concert)

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St.) hosts a performance by Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Get ready for an evening of classics like “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Tusk,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Gypsy” and many more, delivered by one of the top tribute bands on the scene. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $50. Visit for more information.


Finding Nemo Jr. (musical)

Grab the kids and head over to the Village Square Theatre (105 Caughman Rd.) for a performance of “Finding Nemo Jr.” Directed by Candice Pipkin, this musical adaptation of the 2003 Pixar movie, “Finding Nemo,” chronicles Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for seniors, military members and students. Visit for more information.


Wolfman String Band (concert)

Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) presents a performance by the Wolfman String Band. Enjoy an evening of pure bluegrass with a dash of jam band experimentation. Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.


Chavonne Campbell (concert)

Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and vocalist ChaVonne Campbell present “A Night Of Soulful Grooves.” Joined by The Tre’Sounds Band, Campbell covers a wide array of artists including Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Prince, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and many others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $30. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

Saturday – March 9

March For Meals 5K

If you want to challenge yourself physically and give to a worthy cause, you’ll want to head over to Timmerman Trail (1120 Fort Congaree Trl. in Cayce) for the March For Meals 5K. Presented by Strictly Running, this event began with Senior Resources and is now a nationally recognized fundraising event for Meals on Wheels America. In addition to raising additional funds to serve the Richland County seniors in need, this event raises awareness on senior poverty and food instability. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m., the 5K begins at 9 a.m., and there is a Senior Walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $35 and $20 for the Senior Walk. Visit for more information and to register.


Shamrock Festival Kid’s Zone

Bring the family to the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) for some kid-friendly pre-St. Patrick’s Day fun. The Shamrock Festival Kids Zone features face painting, balloon animals, bouncy house, a giant slide and an obstacle course. Lunch will be available for purchase, as will specialty baked goods from the bakery. The Kid’s Zone opens at 10:30 a.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


Shamrock Parade

Downtown Lexington hosts the 9th annual Shamrock Parade, presented by Blowfish Baseball. Families can enjoy Irish dancers, live music, floats, pageant winners and even a Mountain Dew drinking Camel as Abraham makes an appearance as the Redeemed Band performs on Main Street. The parade begins at 2 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Sunday – March 10

Cruise In & Cookout

Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) hosts a Cruise In & Cookout. Come see hotrods, classics, muscle cars and more for Steel Hands’ first cruise-in of 2024. This event also features the brewery’s cookout menu, featuring tasty ribs. This event is free to attend and begins at noon. Visit for more information.

Tuesday – March 12

Family Fun Night

O’Hara’s Public House (131 E. Main St.) hosts its weekly Family Fun Night. Bring the kids by for a free dessert and balloon animals. Family Fun Night runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday – March 14

Meeting St. Artisan Market

The Interactive Arts Park (425 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts the Meeting St. Artisan Market. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods and produce. Support local vendors, interact with the unique sculptures throughout the park, and then head to State and Meeting Streets, and Court Avenue to continue shopping and dining. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across The County Line:

Ashes & Arrows (concert)

The passionate Americana acoustic trio, Ashes & Arrows, performs at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on Friday, March 8. The trio met at an open mic in downtown Asheville in 2021 and immediately found the inspiration to write and perform music as a band. Drawing inspiration from the likes of NEEDTODBREATHE, Jason Isbell and Patrick Droney, Ashes & Arrows also weaves strong three-part harmonies into their songs. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $25. Visit for more information.



If you’re a fan of ribs, you’ll want to check out the Doko Ribfest at Doko Meadows Park (100 Alvina Hagood Cir. in Blythewood) on Saturday, March 9. The Ribfest, presented by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, this event features an exciting rib cook off, food, beer, beverages, live music and much more. The Ribfest runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and you can purchase $2 rib tasting tickets on site. Visit for more information.


Slow Fiction (concert)

The New Brookland Tavern (632 Harden St. in Columbia) welcomes the passionate and melodic Brooklyn, New York indie-rock band, Slow Fiction, on Saturday, March 9. Showtime is 8 p.m. and Shred Flintstone and Leo Neo open the show. Tickets are $7 in advance and $12 at the door. This show is for all ages. Visit for more information.


Cottontown Art Crawl

The Cottontown Bellview Historic District hosts the Cottontown Art Crawl on Saturday, March 10. This event brings over 200 different artists and entertainers to the streets and classic bungalows of a historic Columbia neighborhood. The Art Crawl runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Visit for more information.


Prettier Than Matt (concert)

Popular Columbia pop-rock band, Prettier Than Matt, performs at Market On Main (1320 Main St. #150 in Columbia) on Sunday, March 10. Come listen to the duo play their catchy tunes starting at 5 p.m. This show is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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