Is Columbia ready for a Hip Hop Festival? This was the question asked to some of Columbia’s biggest and brightest advocates of the arts in a video interview on YouTube. The consensus is abundantly yes.
Non-Stop Hip Hop Live is presenting Columbia's first family-friendly hip hop festival, Love, Peace, & Hip Hop, on Saturday, April 13.
A hip hop festival of this magnitude has never been done before in the Capital City. Bringing live performers, b-boy dance crews, dj’s, visual artists, and craft and fashion vendors, this festival will be held as one of the opening kickoffs in conjunction with Indie Grits. The event runs from 11 am to 5 pm at the corner of Laurel and Main Street in Columbia. Admission is $5 at the gate.
Aiming to attract locals and tourists, both young and old, Non-Stop Hip Hop Live has been promoting quality entertainment since 1998. Partnering with several nonprofits, including the South Carolina Victims’ Assistance Networks, Concerned Black Men of Greater Columbia, and Cooperative Ministries, the aim of the festival is to raise awareness on issues of the Midlands community like health care, domestic violence, education, employment/economic development and the arts.
For more information about Love, Peace & Hip Hop, visit lovepeacehiphop.com.
For more information on Indie Grits, visit indiegrits.com. Indie Grits, hosted by Nickelodeon Theatre, will be held April 12-21.
In addition to the Saturday festival, there will be an Indie Grits Film Festival / Love Peace and Hip Hop Kickoff Block Party on Main Street on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. And Saturday night after the festival is the Third Annual Shekeese The Beast B-Day Bash at New Brookland Tavern from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: