Hootie and the Blowfish

Big weekend in Columbia translates to big boost in tourism

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Columbia has been a hot-spot this week, from concerts to game day. The Capital city is the place to be in all of the Palmetto State. With Hootie and the Blowfish in the midst of a three-day set and the Gamecocks squaring off against Alabama on the gridiron Saturday, many visitors are set to swing by the…

Busy weekend good sign for future tourism in the Midlands

More people are expected to visit due to three Hootie and the Blowfish concerts, as well as Saturday's USC-Alabama game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –For the next few days, Columbia is set to be the hot-spot in all of the Palmetto State. With Hootie and the Blowfish in the midst of a three-day set and the Gamecocks setting to square off against Alabama on the gridiron Saturday, many visitors are set to swing by the Midlands. ABC Columbia’s Tim Scott joins…

Tickets go on sale for second Hootie and the Blowfish Concert at Colonial Life Arena

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am for a second concert announced by Hootie and the Blowfish, due to high demand. Colonial Life Arena announced Hootie and the Blowfish will play Thursday, September 12, 2018 in addition to the original concert date of  Friday, September 13, 2018. Tickets for the Friday show sold out within minutes prompting…

It’s Happening: Second Hootie and the Blowfish Concert is on due to demand

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– They’re back! Hootie and the Blowfish have announced a second concert, due to high demand. Colonial Life Arena announced Hootie and the Blowfish will play Thursday, September 12, 2018 in addition to the original concert date of  Friday, September 13, 2018. Tickets for the Friday show sold out within minutes prompting the band to add the second…

Tickets on sale for Hootie and the Blowfish ‘Group Therapy Tour’- Yes, it’s happening

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–They are ready to hit the concert scene. One of South Carolina’s most iconic groups is getting the band back together for a tour in 2019. In a release Monday, Colonial Life Arena announced that Hootie & the Blowfish, with special guests Barenaked Ladies, will play Colonial Life Arena on Friday September 13, 2019. Band Members, Mark Bryan,…

It’s Happening: Hootie and the Blowfish announce Tour, coming to Colonial Life Arena

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– One of South Carolina’s most iconic groups is getting the band back together for a tour in 2019. In a release Monday, Colonial Life Arena announced that Hootie & the Blowfish, with special guests Barenaked Ladies, will play Colonial Life Arena on Friday September 13, 2019. Band Members, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni”…

Hootie & the Blowfish Among Recipients of Top SC Arts Award

Photo: Matt Perron COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – One of South Carolina’s most recognizable native bands has received the state’s top art honor. The members of Grammy Award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish received the 2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Statehouse. The South Carolina Arts Commission Board says the Verner award…