Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Sept. 14

Posted 9/13/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Sept. 14


Friday — Sept. 15

Sister Hazel (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) presents a show from the platinum-selling rock band Sister Hazel. Initially best known for the melodic hit single “All For You,” the band has been kept afloat for the last couple of decades because of the “Hazel Nuts,” a fiercely loyal fanbase that often attends multiple shows on the same tour. Showtime is 6 p.m., and admission is $32. Visit for more information.

DAZR (concert)
Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) continues its Fall Music concert series with a performance by the Clemson band DAZR. The group’s sound is straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll influenced by the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band plays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day-of-show. Visit for more information.

“Anne of Green Gables”
Village Square Theatre (105 Caughman Rd.) kicks off its new production at 7:30 p.m. The community theater promises its take on “Anne of Green Gables” will provide “a unique take on L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings when they had asked for a boy. The play recreates memorable events from the brilliant novel while adding its own take on the story.” The production continues through Sept. 24. Tickets are $15-$19. More info at

Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) throws a big party a few weeks early with its Oktoberfest event. There’s live music from The Sauerkraut Band, a slate of German-friendly food specials, a ceremonial tapping of the Oktoberfest Festbier Cask (attendees must have a Festbier Tankard to participate), and a whole lot of fun games and contests, to boot. This event runs from noon to 10 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Charles Page Trio (concert)
Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and The Charles Page Trio present A Night of Soulful Grooves. Page and his band perform hits and classics by Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, The Gap Band, Quincy Jones, Blackstreet, Santana, Kem, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and much more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $25. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information.

Blue Iguanas (concert)
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts a performance by the popular Columbia band the Blue Iguanas. Rather than the usual gospel and traditional bluegrass groups that Bill’s typically offers, the Blue Iguanas incorporate both Americana and newgrass influences into their music. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.

Saturday — Sept. 16

Meeting Street Music Fest
Meeting Street in West Columbia hosts one of the biggest parties of the year with this inaugural, city-produced festival. Enjoy performances by the variety act ChaVonne Campbell and TreSounds, local rockers Civil Remedy and E.Z. Shakes, some rock-jazz fusion from The Reggie Sullivan Band, R&B diva Meli’sa Morgan and even a Billy Joel tribute in Turnstiles. The fest starts at 4 p.m. and is free to attend. More info at

Sunday — Sept. 17

The Time Pirates (concert)
Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia) hosts a show from the popular local duo The Time Pirates. The group plays acoustic versions of hits and classics from the ‘50s to today. The show runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Monday — Sept. 18

PETS Inc Annual Golf Tournament
The Country Club of Lexington (1066 Barr Rd.) presents an event for a good cause: The PETS Inc. Annual Golf Tournament. Enjoy a day on the course and help raise money for an organization that works for a good cause: Taking care of stray and injured animals all over SC. The tournament begins at 12:15 p.m., and the cost is $125 for one individual game and $400 for groups of four. Visit for more information.

Tuesday — Sept. 19

Keep Flying (concert)
The rock/ska band Keep Flying celebrates the release of their new album, “Daylight,” at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). The band plays along with Scumbag Monday, Olympic Goal and Lola Grace. Showtime is 6 p.m., and admission is $10. Visit for more information.

Thursday — Sept. 21

Arrival From Sweden (concert)
If you’re a fan of the classic Swedish pop quartet ABBA, you’ll want to head over to the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St. in Irmo) for the Arrival From Sweden show. The group has been touring since 1995, and they play accurate and enjoyable versions of classic ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Honey, Honey” and many more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and admission is $50. Visit for more information.

Hens Night Out
The FARM 1780 (1127 Corley Mill Rd.) hosts a night for the ladies with Hens Night Out. September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and they’ll be celebrating with farm crafted bourbon cocktails and wines and beers aged in bourbon barrels. Admission for this event is $49, and it runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

Daniel Tosh (comedy)
Standup comedian and TV star Daniel Tosh brings his Sweet T tour to the Township Auditorium on Sept. 15. Tosh will detail his various unique and R-rated observations about life and humanity starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost between $39.50 and $75. There is an eight-ticket limit for this event. Visit for more information.

Touch-A-Truck Day
Grab the kids and head over to the Odell Weeks Activity Center (1700 Whiskey Ave.) for the annual Aiken Touch-A-Truck Day event. This free event provides opportunities for children to climb, sit, and explore various vehicles, provided by local businesses and organizations to encourage a day of hands-on exploration. The Touch-A-Truck event also includes a Power Wheels Derby for ages 8 and under only. Registration for the Derby is $5, but Touch-A-Truck Day otherwise free to attend. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit for more information.

Car & Bike Show
The Bowman Dragway (384 Oc 4107) hosts a Car & Bike show on Sept. 16. Come check out the best looking classic and muscle cars and vintage motorcycles, all in the same place. You’ll also find live music, celebrity appearances, food and drink and more. Gates open at noon and the show runs until 9:30 p.m. Call (803) 536-3822 for more information.

SC Horror
Get ready for a scary good time at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St.) when the SC Horror convention comes to town on Sept. 17. Enjoy a wide array of horror-film-related special guests, panelists, artists, vendors and collectors. SC Horror runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the convention is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Concert in the Gardens
The Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens (1615 Blanding St. in Columbia) presents another edition of their Concert in the Gardens series on Sept. 21. Enjoy an evening of beautiful classical music courtesy of the SC Philharmonic. The concert begins at 6 p.m., but guests are allowed to arrive anytime after 5 p.m. General admission is $20 and is for ages 21 and up only. Visit for more information.


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