Things to do in Lexington County.
Let’s Get Loud – Battle of the Bands
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) will hold Let’s Get Loud, a battle of the bands where local acts compete for a cash prize. Scheduled to perform are Robbie Cockrell Band, French Breakfast, The Ara-V Collective and The Transonics. Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids ages 8-12 and kids under 8 get in free. All proceeds support Fisher House Of Columbia. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Sunset On The Shoals
Join Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) for Sunset on the Shoals. Enjoy a one-hour paddle on the Saluda River followed by a wine tasting at the overlook and take home a complimentary Saluda Shoals Park glass to commemorate the evening. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $47 to attend. Visit icrc.net for more information.
King James Boys (concert)
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts gospel/bluegrass group the King James Boys. The band starts at 8 p.m., and admission is a $15 donation. Visit billsmusicshop.com for more information.
Homemade Haircuts (concert)
Charleston’s brightly striding indie rock band Homemade Haircuts comes to New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia) to celebrate the release of its album “Sun Showers,” which releases Aug. 19. The show also features Whitehall, Clay Dizon and the Picadillies, and Paisley & the Birdwalkers. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $10 and $15. Find more at newbrooklandtavern.com.
The Market at Icehouse
Head to the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) where the Market at Icehouse continues its 2022 season. In addition to the local vendors, which include farmers/growers and artisans, there will be live music and food trucks on site. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Lexington Historical Food Tour
Join Two Girls and a Fork in downtown Lexington for the Lexington Historical Food Tour. Eat at five of the town’s top restaurants and learn local history while you do it. The tour starts at 3 p.m. and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The event is rain or shine and costs $45 to attend. Visit twogalsfoodtours.com for more information.
For the Love Of Hops
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) will hold the 2022 edition of the For the Love of Hops craft beer festival. Attendees get access to sample more than 50 different craft beers from North and South Carolina while enjoying live music. Admission ($30 in advance, $45 the day of the event). The festival begins at 6 p.m. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Wine on the River
Head to the West Columbia Riverwalk on Alexander Road for Lexington Medical Center’s Wine on the River event. There will be wine and craft beer, live music from Jim LeBlanc and Prettier Than Matt, activities promoting wellness, stress relief and community, and food vendors on site. The event begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $100. Visit lexmed.com for more information.
Join Eunoia Soul (403 E. Main St.) for a mini herbal workshop and wrapping session. You’ll learn the basics of herbalism, essential oils and how to wrap beautiful herbal bouquets. The session runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit lexingtonsc.org for more information.
Gamecock Kickoff Party
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) is the site for the Gamecock Central Kickoff Party. The event will feature live music from Camden native and University of South Carolina graduate Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir plus appearances from former USC football players, Gamecock-related giveaways and more. The Kickoff Party is free to attend and begins at 4 p.m., but Steel Hands invites fans to come out early. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
Willie Walker & Conversation Piece (concert)
Join Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and Willie Walker & Conversation Piece as they present “An Evening of Jazz Grooves.” Expect to hear classic tunes and favorites by Kool & the Gang, Gregory Porter, The Crusaders, Chuck Brown, Kem, Roy Hargrove, Kirk Whalum, Michael Franks, Wayman Tisdale and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $25. Doors open at 7p.m. As always at Chayz, dressy attire is required. Visit chayzlounge.com for more information.
Joshua Kendrick (concert)
Singer-songwriter Joshua Kendrick performs at Savage Craft Ale Works (430 Center St. in West Columbia). Kendrick will play a mix of covers and originals starting at 5 p.m. The show is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/savagecraftaleworks for more information.
Friday Night Laser Lights
The SC State Museum (310 Gervais St. in Columbia) hosts Friday Night Laser Lights on Aug. 19. Enjoy special shows featuring lasers and CGI visuals choreographed to music inside the museum’s 55-foot digital dome planetarium. There are shows at 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m., and admission is $10. There will be a cash bar with craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be a food truck on site. Visit scmuseum.org for more information.
“House Calls: The Strange Tale of Dr. Gale” (play)
Join the Trustus Theatre (520 Lady St. in Columbia) for “House Calls: The Strange Tale Of Dr. Gale.” This true-crime story revolves around Dr. Ian Gale, a practicing psychiatrist who became one of the most sought after criminals in Columbia, a burglar who in the end stole over $500,000 in guns, antiques, rate coins, jewelry, and other items from the residents of Forest Acres. The play is part of the theater’s “True Crime Rep” production, which finds two plays, “House Calls” and “Composure,” performed in rotation. The dates go from Aug. 11 to 27. Visit trustus.org for more information. Visit trustus.org for more information.
Kurtis Conner (comedy)
Standup comedian and YouTube star Kurtis Conner performs live at the Koger Center for the Arts (1051 Greene St. in Columbia). Conner is joined by fellow comedians Jacob Sharpe and Dean Hebscher. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets cost between $28 and $73. Visit kogercenterforthearts.com for more information.
On Aug. 22, Art Bar (1211 Park St.) hosts a Movie Mockery night. Join a crop of local comedians as they make fun of a truly bad movie. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Visit artbarsc.com for more information.
Newberry Summer Fair
Head the Newberry Fairgrounds (2327 Adelaide St.) on Aug. 25 for the first day of the Newberry Summer Fair. Presented by Keep Newberry County Beautiful, the Summer Fair will feature amusement rides, games, local community booths, presentations from local businesses, arts, crafts and more. The fair begins at 5 p.m. and is free to attend. It continues through Aug. 28. Visit keepnewberrybeautiful.com for more information.
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