Take a sneak peek into the world of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Before the show WONKAville, one can receive a preview of its inner workings. One can also learn dance moves from the Oompa Loompas, make a chocolate treat, play pin the tail on the squirrel, be a part of a live TV interview, and participate in a bubble blowing contest all with the characters from the show. There will also be a chance for you to take a picture with Wonka himself! There is also a chance you could win a golden ticket to see the show for free. In the midst of all the fun, the organization Feeding Children Everywhere will be present. This will give you an opportunity to help bag some meals for kids who do not have consistent necessary nutrition. Tickets for anyone twelve years or younger are ten dollars. For ages thirteen years and older, the price is fifteen dollars to help the Feeding Children Everywhere campaign. There will be two tours, including all the activities, on Saturday, July 15. One is at 10:00 a.m. and the other is at 11:15 a.m. Click here for more information.
If you have never heard jazz music, or want to hear more of it, join many others on Saturday, July 15 in welcoming Delfaeyo Marsalis. Marsalis is a trombonist who has been submersed in jazz music since his birth in New Orleans in 1965. He is the founder of the New Orleans-based Uptown Music Theater and is also a record producer, receiving many awards for his works. Any lover of music would not want to miss this unique opportunity! Other musicians will also be performing. The show will occur from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the USC School of Music Recital Hall. Tickets are only five dollars. It is encouraged to pay beforehand as there are limited seats. Click here for more information.
Similar to the event Drift Jam earlier in the year, the Midlands is having yet another astounding concert on Lake Murray. The Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival is a completely free experience accessible by boat only. The musicians performing include bands Ballyhoo, Lefty at the Washout, and Sublime-focused Badfish. DJs and producers Styles & Complete as well as DJ Rehab will also be present. This event will help raise money for CampMATES as well as Autism Academy of South Carolina, a summer camp for people will social skills impairments. The proceeds will allow this people to have fun during a day on Lake Murray. The festival will occur at Spence Island on Lake Murray from 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. Click here for more information.