Come and hear original jazz, straight from the heart of New Orleans! A continuation of one of the top vocal groups in the 1950s, the Four Freshman are a quartet that sing jazz harmonies in the modern age. They produced hit songs such as “It’s a Blue World, “Mood Indigo”, “Day by Day”, and “Graduation Day”. Their music has influenced significant bands like Take Six and the Beach Boys. They will be performing at the Newberry Opera House on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss this classic opportunity to see a group that brings the past back to life! Click here for more information.
For the 39th year in a row, the Jubilee Festival of Black History and Culture will take place. This free outdoor festival celebrates the history and culture of African Americans in South Carolina. This year, the theme is the musical lineage of South Carolina. This is inspired by Midlands’s musicians John Blackwell and Skipp Pearson, who both recently passed away. Famous artist, Cheri Maree, will be the main performer of the event. She is an international recording artist who sings a soulful jazz into the hearts of all who listen. Other South Carolina musicians, who are a combination of the jazz, gospel, R&B, soul, and reggae genres, will be preforming. In addition to music, there will be food, art and vendors, activities and games, tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, as well as bus tours of notorious African American sites. The festival will occur at the Man-Simons Site in Columbia, on Saturday, September 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
A three-day extravaganza will take place on September 14-17, solely celebrating Greek culture. The festival has many different activities spread out over its time span. There will be a tour of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, a beautiful, ornate building that is a must see! Videos and discussions of Greek Culture, History and Heritage, and Modern Greece will be presented to educate anyone interested in the Greek culture. The Columbia Marionette Theater will perform the Tortoise and the Hare. There will be live Greek music as well as a live battle reenactment of the Spartans and other Greek troops. People of all ages will be performing an assortment of Greek folk dances, wearing costumes that reflect the culture. Authentic Greek food and drink will also be available. The festival will occur at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and admission is completely free! Click here for more information.