Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of May 25

Posted 5/25/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of May 25


Friday — May 26

2 Slices (concert)
Charleston electro-rock band 2 Slices perform at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). They’re joined for this show by Hillmouse, Stay Here, and Som’bout. This all-ages show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Sunset on the Shoals
Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) hosts Sunset on the Shoals. Enjoy a one-hour paddle on the Saluda River followed by a wine tasting at the overlook. The ride begins at 6 p.m. at the upper boat ramp, and all necessary equipment is provided. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $47. Visit for information.

Prettier Than Matt (concert)
Popular Columbia pop group Prettier Than Matt perform at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). The show is free and starts at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Nathan Mitchell (concert)
Pianist Nathan Mitchell and Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) host “An Evening of Songs.” Expect an evening of Mitchell’s own chart-topping jazz hits, as well as versions of classics like “People Make The World Go Round” and “Yearning For Your Love.” Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $35. Visit for more information.

SCEDM Live Bass & Breaks (concert)
If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, head over to The Spot On Meeting St. (735 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for SC EDM’s “Live Bass & Breaks” event. Enjoy an evening of bass, dubstep, breaks and house music with DJ sets from MadiJo, Serrano, Mark Britt, LoJack and Complex Theory. This event begins at 9 p.m., and tickets are $5 ($2 for members). Visit for more information.

Saturday — May 27

Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) celebrates with a Woodstock event. There will be live music from Prettier Than Matt, live tie-dying throughout the day and local vendors selling arts and crafts. This event is free and runs from noon to 11 p.m. Visit for more information.

Joyful Justice Fun Run
Timmerman Trail (1120 Fort Congaree Trail in Cayce) hosts an event for a good cause: The Joyful Justice Fun Run. This low-key 5K is dog and stroller friendly, and registration fees go to Joy In The Justice System, which helps lawyers facing substance abuse and mental health battles through services, advocacy and connection. The run begins at 8 a.m., and registration is $40. Visit for more information.

Meeting Street Artisan Market
Head over to the Interactive Art Park (425 Meeting St. in West Columbia) for the Meeting Street Artisan Market. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods, and produce. Support local vendors and interact with the unique sculptures throughout the park. The market is free to attend and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Market at Icehouse
Head over to Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) for The Market At Icehouse. This market features local farmers, growers and artisans in a community-friendly atmosphere, with live music. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Phil Urban Presents: Elvis & Variety Show (concert)
The Rhythm On The River spring concert series rolls on at West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater (109 Alexander Rd.) with a performance from Phil Urban, who presents the Elvis & Variety Show. There will also be an appearance by the Capital City Clogging Co. during intermission. The show runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Tuesday — May 30

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

Yoga on the FARM
Join The FARM 1780 (1127 Corley Mill Rd.) for a special session of Yoga on The FARM. Enjoy a class taught by Caroline Whisennant of Brave Mountain Yoga. Childcare is included, and admission is $20. The yoga class begins at 11 a.m. Visit for more information.

Wednesday — May 31

SC Dance Company Annual Recital
The SC Dance Company holds its annual recital at White Knoll High School (5643 Platt Springs Rd.). Enjoy an evening of young, talented dancers showing off their routines. The recital begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are available at the dance company’s studio at 1332 N. Lake Dr. Visit for more information.

Thursday — June 1

“Much Ado About Nothing” (play)
Get ready for a change-of-pace at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.). Instead of a concert, the amphitheater presents Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” performed by the South Carolina Shakespeare Company and directed by Lina Khoury. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

South Carolina Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
The annual South Carolina Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival omes to the State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Dr. in Columbia) on May 27. The event will have plenty of food, craft beer, lawn games, live music and more. Admission is $5, and the festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Tiffany (concert)
Columbia neo-soul singer TiffanyJ records a live-in-concert album at SC ETV (1041 George Rogers Blvd. in Columbia) on May 27. TiffanyJ’s “The Sol Bird Sessions” event will include old songs reimagined and new tunes debuting for the first time. The show will be recorded from 5 to 8 p.m., and tickets cost between $20 and $75. Visit for more information.

Unpack the Porch
The Enoree River Winery (1650 Dusty Rd. in Newberry) hosts its weekly Unpack The Porch event on May 28. Enjoy some acoustic music from The Bunch Quitters and food from Suzie’s Snack Stand. There will also be wine available for purchase by the glass. Showtime is 6 p.m., and the show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

“Carolina Jubilee”
Take a trip back to 1998 at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) on May 28 as the “Carolina Jubilee” radio show comes back to life. Hosts Doug and Bunny Williams go back to their original radio show, featuring a variety of music and vintage commercials. Showtime is 3 p.m., and admission is $30. Visit for more information.

First Thursday on Main
The Columbia Museum of Art (1515 Main St.) celebrates First Thursday June 1. Admission to the museum is free for the day. The museum also offers extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a guided tour of the museum at 6 p.m., and there will be live music and food vendors on Boyd Plaza. Visit for more information.

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