Local Living: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Gamecocks are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Happy Hour! The free event goes from 5-7 p.m. at The Woody on Main. You can enjoy cocktails, Irish foods, get free shag dancing lessons and enter for the chance to win a special prize!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You can also get into the Irish spirit at Tin Roof’s St. Paddy’s Day event tonight at the bar on Senate Street! Live music starts at 6 p.m., starting with Phil James, followed by Bailey Road Band at 10 p.m. You can celebrate with some green beer until the bar closes at 2 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– St. Pat’s in Five Points is back after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s St. Pat’s in Five Points kicks off early Saturday morning with the ‘Get to the Green’ 5K, 10K and 1 mile family fun run. ABC Columbia’s own Curtis Wilson will host the St. Pat’s Parade starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 at the gates.

Organizers say the Grammy winning artists ‘Blues Traveler’ and TikTok hit “Surfaces” will co-headline the event. There will also be a stage dedicated to highlighting 40 years of local bands. It will feature Columbia talent from the last few decades.

“We are super excited to announce our co-headliners for the 40th Anniversary of St. Pat’s! Blues Traveler will really appeal to those who would have attended college back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s garnering an older crowd that may come back to St. Pat’s after many years away while Surfaces connects with today’s college students and those who are college-bound,” says Katy Renfroe, Association Manager of the Five Points Association.

According to officials with the Five Points Association, the following artists are set to hit the stage when the festival returns:

Fox 102.3 & Alt 99.7 Greene and Harden Stage

  • Blues Traveler – Co-Headliner
  • Big Something
  • Villanova
  • George Fetner and the Strays
  • The Stews

WXRY Discovery Harden & Blossom Stage

  • Surfaces – Co-Headliner
  • The Nude Party
  • The 502s
  • The Lottery Winners
  • Stranger Company

94.3 The Dude Saluda and Devine Stage

  • Lainey Wilson
  • Corey Smith
  • The Vegabonds
  • Yesterday’s Wine
  • Ashley Wright and the Vance Gap Ramblers

Home Team BBQ Stage

  • Sourwood Honey
  • Jake Duby
  • The Ramblers
  • Danielle Howle and The Tantrums
  • The Soul Mites
  • Little Bird

Fountain Stage

  • DJ Prince Ice
  • FatRat Da Czar – Festival Host

“In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we also wanted to highlight forty years of local bands, so we dedicated one of our four stages – Home Team BBQ’s stage – to host a myriad of Columbia’s finest talents over the past few decades. We asked several of these artists to get back together just for our event, and they were as excited as we were to do it,” states Renfroe. “We are also elated to bring in two of Columbia’s most iconic artists when it comes to hip-hop and R&B with DJ Prince Ice and FatRat Da Czar.”

You can find more information at stpatscolumbia.com.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Oscars are coming to ABC Columbia on March 27, and ABC Columbia’s Matt Perron is reviewing each best picture nominee. Today’s film takes you on one man’s trip to Japan, in “Drive My Car.”

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