Friday, January 13, 2012

Joey Banks

Joey Banks has announced the release of his newest album "Soul Good"!

Photo of Joey Banks Soul Good Album

Joey Banks has been a local icon in the Greenville, South Carolina music scene for 33 years. He was the premier guitar instructor in his area, teaching the guitar stylings of Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and others. Early on in his career, Joey started 'Blazorade', and went on to play with 'Breakdown', 'Torn Lace', and 'Queen Anne's Revenge'. He has collaborated with many famous musicians, producers, writers, and agents including Janey Lane / Warrant, Deep Purple, Pat Travers, Firehouse, Loudness, and the list goes on. Joey's repertoire features a wide array of original songs, as well as an endless list of covers from all genres.

Today, Joey still draws crowds to every night club venue he plays. Fans are excited because his long awaited album, "Soul Good" is now available at With twelve new original tracks, it is sure to be a hit! Check out his music and share it with your friends so that we can bring Joey Banks to the Columbia area as well! Visit Joey's website and Facebook page for more information!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year Columbia

The new year has only just begun and there are already countless exciting events planned for 2012 here in Columbia, South Carolina. There will be live concerts, theatrical performances, fundraisers, local social gatherings, sporting events and more for the local community and visitors from out of town to enjoy throughout the year. To find dates, times, details and more about your favorite Columbia events, follow along with our blog, website, and social media communities. We hope that you, your family, and friends will join us at as many of these exciting events as possible!

To start off the year, we would like to share information about a special event coming up this month in Columbia, SC. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be performing for five days in Columbia, South Carolina in January 2012!

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Fully ChargedColonial Life Arena - 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201January 19, 2012 at 7:00PM
January 20, 2012 at 10:40AM and 7:00PM
January 21, 2012 at 11:00AM, 3:00PM, and 7:00PM
January 22, 2012 at 1:30PM and 5:30PM
January 23, 2012 at 7:00PM

These magnificent performances will entertain audiences of all ages! The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey website goes into full detail about the Fully Charged Tour. Here are a few examples of the spectacular stunts you can expect to see during their shows here in Columbia:

Tabayara is an animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop. He will also orchestrate majestic Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. If that is not entertaining enough, Tabayara stands inside a cage with twelve ferocious tigers.

The Fernandez Brothers are a fearless group that perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel. Watch as they perform extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels. Guillermo will perform a three hundred sixty degree flying forward somersault, three stories in the air. This difficult feat is so challenging that it has only been attempted by one other individual in the 141 - year history of Ringling Brothers.

The celebration will continue as Brian Miser, also known as The Human Fuse, takes the stage. He sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow!

For more detail on the spectacular performances mentioned above, please visit the Ringling Brothers website. Enjoy breathtaking moments and lots of laughter and excitement throughout the show!

If you are joining us from out of town for this amazing event, please take advantage of special discounts from our local hotel partners. We are glad you will be joining us in Columbia, SC for this event!

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Fully Charged Tour is only one of many exciting events planned for 2012. We hope to see you at the Colonial Life Arena for this upcoming event and at many more Columbia events throughout the year!

Happy New Year!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events