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

Posted 9/6/23

Things to do in Lexington County.

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


Friday — Sept. 8

Rocketman: A Tribute To Sir Elton John
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) and popular local band Tokyo Joe present “Rocketman: A Tribute To Sir Elton John.” Enjoy an evening of immortal Elton John hits like “Candle In The Wind,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Crocodile Rock” and many more, all delivered by Tokyo Joe dressed up in properly outrageous Elton John-style apparel. Showtime is 6 p.m., and admission is $29. Visit for more information.

Cabarrus Station (concert)
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts a performance by Cabarrus Station, a fast-rising bluegrass group out of North Carolina that sprinkles in a little modern bluegrass to mix with their solid repertoire of classic acoustic music and gospel songs. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.

Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory (concert)
Join Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia), singer/guitarist Reggie Graves and his band Jazz Theory for a show called “An Evening of Soulful Rhythms.” Graves and Jazz Theory play nostalgic ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s tunes, and you can expect to hear hits and classics by Incognito, Stevie Wonder, Jacob Webb, Michael Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Norman Brown, Prince, George Benson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Luther Vandross and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $30. Visit for more info.

Lighten Up Francis (concert)
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) presents an interesting Friday night show from Lighten Up Francis featuring Creighton Waters. The Columbia-based group plays multiple genres of music, but most notably, the band’s guitarist, Creighton Waters, led the team that prosecuted the infamous Charleston attorney and criminal Alex Murdaugh. Showtime for Waters & Co. is 6 p.m., and the show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Saturday — Sept. 9

Saliva (concert)
Platinum-selling hard rockers Saliva perform at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). The band plays songs from its new album, “Revelation,” plus hits like “Your Disease,” “Click Click Boom,” “Always” and “Survival Of The Sickest.” Slackjaw and Navtec open the show starting at 6 p.m., and tickets are $27. Visit for more information.

Supersonic Rocket Man (concert)
KnT Productions and The Hideout (118 State St. in West Columbia) present Supersonic Rocket Man, a drag tribute to Queen. Enjoy hits like “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Killer Queen” and more, delivered by a cast of entertaining drag kings. Showtime is 11 a.m. (the show is part of The Hideout’s weekly brunch) and admission is $10. Visit for more information.

Riverstone (concert)
The Columbia pop-rock/alternative duo Riverstone perform at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). The group will play a mix of covers and originals from 7 to 10 p.m. This show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Tuesday — Sept. 12

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

Thursday — Sept. 14

Swingin’ Medallions (concert)
The classic beach music band The Swingin’ Medallions perform at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St. in Lexington). Expect to hear shag-friendly hits like “Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love,” She Drives Me Out Of My Mind,” “Hey Hey Baby” and more. The show, part of the Icehouse Live Concert Series presented by Lexington Medical Center, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Micro Wrestling Federation
The Skyline Club (100 Lee St. in West Columbia) shakes its schedule with a Micro Wrestling Federation event. Come see the best pint-sized wrestlers around, up close and personal as they body slam, bear hug and headlock through an evening of nonstop action. This show is for ages 18 and up. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $24 for standing room, $45 for ringside seating. Visit for more information.

Prettier Than Matt (concert)
Twisted Root Bar & Grill (168 US-378) hosts a concert by the popular local duo Prettier Than Matt. The band will perform their signature mix of pop and rock music starting at 7 p.m. This show is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

Aiken’s Makin
Head over to 406 Park Ave. SE in Aiken for the Aiken’s Makin festival, which goes from Sept. 8 to 9. Dozens of arts and crafts vendors working in ceramics, jewelry, clothing, food, home & garden, metalwork, needlecraft, toys and woodworking. The festival, presented by the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, opens up at 9 a.m. Friday and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Soulja Boy (concert)
Multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist Soulja Boy plays at The Senate (1022 Senate St.) on Sept. 9. The Chicago rapper and producer will perform his classic hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” along with songs like “Kiss Me Through The Phone,” “Turn My Swag On” and more. Opener Yelawolf kicks off the show at 8 p.m., and tickets are $30 for general admission and $119 for general admission plus a Soulja Boy meet-and-greet. Visit for more information.

A Brothers Revival (concert)
If you’re a fan of The Allman Brothers Band you’ll want to head over to the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben St.) for a performance by A Brothers Revival. Led by original Allman Brothers Band member David “Rook” Goldflies on bass, the band plays faithful renditions of classic songs like “Ramblin’ Man,” “Whipping Post,” and “Melissa.” Showtime is 8 p.m and tickets cost between $30 and $40. Visit for more information.

Ryan Adams (concert)
Critically acclaimed, seven-time Grammy-award-nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs at Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor St.) on Sept. 12. The prolific artist, who SPIN magazine calls “one of rock’s most talented songwriters” plays starting at 7 p.m., and tickets cost between $35 and $65. Visit for more information.

The Market at Richland Library
The Richland Library main branch (1431 Assembly St.) hosts The Market at Richland Library on Sept. 13. It’s a chance to shop locally and meet Columbia’s farmers, bakers, artists, creators and local authors all in one place. Come shop with people from your community. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.


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