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Legends of Hip Hop

Friday, March 29
Don't miss the chance to see hip hop legends Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B and Pastor Troy at the Colonial Life Arena! This performance will be one for the ages, so get your tickets now! Follow this link.

Sesame Street Live!

Saturday, March 30
Take your kids to the Colonial Life at the end of March to enjoy an evening with their favorite puppets! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous street! Tickets here.

Spirit of Lake Murray Sunset Dinner Cruises - $49 & $39!!

Sunday, March 31st and Wednesday, April 3rd
2019 marks 10 years that the Spirit of Lake Murray has been in business, and the occasion will be marked with a special Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sunday, March 31st, with a special discounted price of $49! Just 3 days later is the $39 mid-week Special Dinner Cruise! Don't miss out on these amazing deals! Tickets here.

Carolina Nationals Brings BMX Action!

Friday, March 29th through Sunday, March 31st
The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track will host 3 days of BMX action March 29 - 31 with the USA BMX Carolina Nationals. This is Rock Hill’s fifth year hosting this event where local, regional, national and international cyclists will compete with over 1,200 cyclists expected! On Friday, races begin at 2 PM; on Saturday, races begin at noon; and on Sunday, races begin at 8 AM. Gates will open earlier for practice, and concession stands will be open. Races are free to watch; parking is $10 for the day. The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track is located at 1307 Riverwalk Parkway off of Hwy. 21/Cherry Road. More here.

Beautiful :: The Carole King Musical

Tuesday April 2 - Sunday, April 7th
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story on King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to become one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs! More here.

Monster Jam :: Colonial Life Arena

Friday April 5 & Saturday April 6
Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment featuring some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger ®, Max-DTM and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that promise to put families on the edge of their seats in this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event! Get your tickets here.

Thursday, March 21st - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Live Music in Clubs, Restaurants and Theaters

(Major concerts listed elsewhere in this newsletter)
See our list of recommended live music at!

929 Kitchen & Bar | 3/23 - Party of Some, hosted by DJs Alejandro Florez and Dick Not Richard
Newberry Opera House | 3/27 - Thalea String Quartet
Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | 3/21 Jazz Night
New Brookland Tavern | 3/21 - Black Iron Gathering, 3/21 - Flatfoot 56, 3/22 - Tyler Ramsey
Tombo Grille | 3/25 - Parker's Back
Koger Center | 3/26 - USC Symphony Orchestra
The Senate | 3/27 - As I Lay Dying


Soda City Suds Week

Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24
Now with eight craft breweries to its name, it seems right that Columbia has a week to recognize the amazing work that each one of them does for not just the food scene, but the social scene in Columbia as a whole. Learn more here.

Spirit of Lake Murray | Sunset Dinner Cruise

Friday, March 22, 2019
The sunsets are amazing on Lake Murray and so are the memories made on board the Spirit of Lake Murray. Come sail with us for a unique date night or bring a group of friends, family, or clients aboard. The Spirit of Lake Murray is the only dinner cruise yacht on Lake Murray. Enjoy a fresh meal as you sail into the sunset. More info and tickets here.

Blue Moon Ballroom

Blue Moon Ballroom :: For Your Special Event

Looking for a special place to host your wedding reception, your corporate meeting or social function? Blue Moon Ballroom on Meeting Street in West Columbia offers 3 flexible spaces! Ample off-street parking, chairs and tables, gorgeous lighting and an accommodating staff help you to turn your occasion into a WOW event. Think of Blue Moon when planning retirement parties, 50th wedding anniversaries, weddings and receptions, dances and parties. Call Jim Williamson at (803) 908-3948 to discuss.Click here for a 3-D look at the venue.

Friday Night Dance Party :: Blue Moon Ballroom

Friday, March 22nd and Friday March 29th
Head down to the Blue Moon Ballroom from 7 - 10 PM and dance your socks off! The generous hosts will provide heavy snacks and beverages to all guests, as well as a printed playlist for each table! Entry costs $10 per person. More info here.

Arts & Draughts :: Columbia Museum of Art

Friday, March 22nd
Art, drink, and be happy at the first A&D with the newly renovated Boyd Plaza! Art projects in the open studios, fun in the Cross Hatch (a new interactive space for all ages), printmaking with USC’s Ink & Paper, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, and more! More here.

March Madness Hits Columbia!

Friday March 22 and Sunday, March 24
The Road to the Final Four® stops in Columbia, South Carolina! The University of South Carolina hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA ® March Madness ® Tournament! More here.

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

Friday, March 22nd - Sunday, March 24th

Turkey calling, cast netting, coyote trapping, Hawg Trough seminar with professional angler, Nature Nick's Animal Adventures, lots of fun for kids too with fishing booth, fishing pond, marine touch tank and more. Website here.

8th Annual Commissioner's Cup BBQ Cook-Off

Saturday, March 23rd
The 8th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off is March 23, 2019 at the State Farmers Market. This event is the SC State Championship BBQ Cook-off and is sanctioned by the Southern BBQ Network. Details here.


Saturday, March 23
A true New York institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. Get your tickets here.

Capital City Hoop & Music Fest

Saturday March 23
A FREE multi-genre music festival, celebrating hoops and music as Columbia welcomes 25,000 basketball fans to town for the NCAA tournament! Iyaz, 69 Boyz, Splak Pak, tokyo joe, Lefty at the Washout, Emma Kate McLain, The Blue Pickups Band and Prettier Than Matt all take the stage on Main Street near Lady Street, in front of the State House. Food trucks, beer, video boards. More here.

Cottontown Art Crawl

Saturday March 23, 2019
The inaugural Cottontown Art Crawl is scheduled for March 23, 2019 from 10-3 in downtown Columbia SC. Residents and businesses will be hosting 21 Cottontown artists and other local artists on their porches to sell their original wares. Come spend a few hours in historic Cottontown and buy some original artwork/pottery/crafts for your home. Use one of the city's Blue Bikes to get around. More here.

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