Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County Events for the Week of Aug. 25

Posted 8/24/22

Things to do in Lexington County.

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County Events for the Week of Aug. 25


Thursday — Aug. 25


Taylor Ingle (concert)

Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts a benefit concert for Leeza’s Care Connection and the Joy Day Program. Singer-songwriter Taylor Ingle headlines a day of events, including a silent auction and a wine pull. Food trucks will be on site, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30, doors open at 4:30 p.m., and showtime for Taylor Ingle is 6 p.m. Visit for more information. 


Save Our Water Kickoff

WECO Bottle & Biergarten (626 Meeting St. in West Columbia), Congaree Riverkeeper and SweetWater Brewing Company team up for the Save Our Water kickoff event. Riverkeeper and Sweetwater are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and they’ll have clean water actions you can take, along with the traditional raffling off of a kayak at the end of the event series. For every SweetWater Brewing Company beer you purchase, Congaree Riverkeeper gets a donation, and you get a raffle ticket. The event begins at 5 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information. 



Friday — Aug. 26


“The Cat Behind the Hat” (exhibition)

The Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing hosts this exhibition of art from Dr. Seuss from Aug. 26 to 28. The show features known and unknown works from the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Artworks will be on display and available for acquisition. The event is free to attend. Visit for hours and more information. 



On Aug. 26 and 27, Columbia dance collective Unbound will present “(in)FINITE,” featuring 81 dancers, at the River Bluff High Performing Arts Center (320 Corley Mill Rd. The show starts at 7 p.m. each night and costs between $35 and $50. Visit for more info.


Purple Martin Tour

Head over to Lake Murray for an evening of birdwatching as part of the Purple Martin Tour. Join Wingard’s Naturalist and USCG Captains Zach Steinhauser or Rick Crout for a pontoon tour of the largest purple martin roost in North America, right on Lake Murray. During summer evenings, hundreds of thousands of purple martins travel to the 12-acre Bomb Island to roost. The tour runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $50. Visit for more information.


Coddle Creek (concert)

The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts bluegrass band Coddle Creek. The band will be playing their “Creekgrass” starting at 7 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information. 


Ashes Of Old Ways (concert)

Local rock band Ashes of Old Ways perform at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). Showtime is 7 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information. 


Reggie Sullivan (concert)

Join bassist/vocalist Reggie Sullivan at Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St.) for a musical tribute to Ray Charles. Sullivan and his band will play hits like “Hit The Road Jack,” “The Night Time Is The Right Time,” “What’d I Say” and many more, along with some lesser-known Charles gems. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $30. Dressy attire is required. Visit for more information. 



Saturday — Aug. 27


Drive-In Movie Night

Head over to Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) for a Drive-In Movie Night. The park will show “Sing 2” starting at approximately 8 p.m. Food trucks will be on site from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $15 per car. Visit for more information.


What a Wonderful World (concert)

The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (7300 College St.) and Ensemble Eclectica present their orchestral multimedia program “What A Wonderful World.” The show will combine live music, dance, media, unique visual arts exhibits and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $50. Visit for more information. 


SC Pride President’s Ball

Head over to Stone River (121 Alexander Rd. in West Columbia) for the annual SC Pride President’s Ball. In addition to an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, there will be drag performances by Darienne Lake and Mrs. Kasha Davis and a silent auction. Attendees are advised to dress to impress. Advance tickets are $60, and admission at the door is $75. Showtime is 7 p.m., and the party goes until 11:30 p.m. Visit for more information. 


Haywire (concert)

Country band Haywire performs at Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia). Showtime is 7 p.m., and admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information. 


Mark Webb, Jr. (concert)

Upstate country singer-songwriter Mark Webb, Jr. performs at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce). Showtime is 1 p.m., and the show is free to attend. Visit for more information. 



Thursday — Sept. 1

The Mighty Kicks

The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) hosts party/variety band The Mighty Kicks in the kickoff of the fall version of the free Lexington Live concert series: “The Kicks nonstop energy and choreographed dance steps ensure guests are entertained on the dance floor. Known as the hardest working band in show business, taking only one break in the four hours they perform.” Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information. 

Across the County Line

SC Black Pride

SC Black Pride Week kicks off with a reception event at Wet Willie’s (800 Gervais St. in Columbia) on Aug. 26 at 8pm. The reception is just one of many SC Black Pride events that run until the Aug. 28, including a Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival, a White Party, a Pride Brunch and a Unity Block Party. Visit for more information. 

Adia Victoria (concert)

Modern blues singer Adia Victoria performs at the Columbia Museum of Art (1515 Main St.) on Aug. 26. The show is part of the museum’s More Than Rhythm: A Black Concert Series: “On break from her world tour, Victoria joins host and ethnomusicologist Dr. Birgitta Johnson to discuss her journey as an eclectic 21st-century blues artist before taking the stage with guitarist Mason Hickman.” Their performance also includes original poetry paired with dance interpretations by Columbia dancer Erin Bailey. The show begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Main Street Latin Festival

Head over to Main Street in Columbia on Aug. 27 for the annual Main St. Latin Festival: “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 and share the Latin culture through its foods, arts, dances and music in a fun, family-oriented environment. The streets are filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, reggaetón and grupero music, folkloric dancers and Latin foods.” The festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m. It’s free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Gov’t Mule (concert)

Veteran jam-band Gov’t Mule plays the Township Auditorium Aug. 27 along with funk adventurer Trombone Shorty and his backing Orleans Avenue. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets cost between $37 and $75. Visit for more information.


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