Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2014 Festivals, Concerts and Special Events

Columbia South Carolina June 2014 events feature festivals, concerts, shows, competitions, tours and more.

Miss South Carolina, an Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel, Bruno Mars at Colonial LifeColumbia Fashion Week and more are coming up this June 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. Enjoy music by world caliber guitarists at the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition, watch the Columbia QuadSquad team compete at home against Duke City in the Roller Derby at Jamil Temple, check out handcrafted items from local artists at the 46th Annual Ceramic & Handcrafts Show and attend the Miss South Carolina Pageant right here in Columbia, SC.

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June 2014 Columbia South Carolina Events:

Southern Guitar Festival and Competition
June 6-8, 2014
The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition is an annual event that will bring world caliber guitarists to Columbia, South Carolina. This Columbia festival inspires and educates guitar professionals as well as amateurs. The Southern Guitar Festival will encompass concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition. Click here to purchase your SGFC tickets today.

An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel
June 6, 2014 
Music Farm Productions, Ear For Music, and the Columbia Museum of Art proudly present an intimate evening with legendary singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel. Join the iconic and incomparable musician for an enthralling show of songs, stories, and a post-show question-and-answer period. Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. The renowned countertenor leads a stripped-down band in a performance of lovely originals and interpretations of durable standards. Call 803-799-2810 for more information.

Palmetto State Guitar Show
June 7, 2014 from 10AM - 6PM
The Palmetto State Guitar Show held at Jamil Shrine Temple features guitars, equipment, speakers, etc. Bring an instrument and get $1.00 off admission. Tickets are $7 per person.  For more information visit

South Carolina Strike Out HD
June 7, 2014 at 12PM
Sign up for the inaugural South Carolina Bowl-A-Thon Strike Out HD. Teams are invited to participate in this bowl-a-thon at AMF Columbia Lanes on Bush River Road to support Huntington's Disease Society of America. Registration for this Columbia event includes two hours of bowling and shoes. Teams must have a minimum of two people and a maximum of four people. Individual bowlers can be matched up with a team when they arrive. Call 803-543-7072 for more information.

Roller Derby at Jamil Temple
June 8, 2014
The Columbia QuadSquad will compete at home against Duke City on June 8, 2014. The game will be at Jamil Temple in Columbia, South Carolina.  Flat track roller derby is a fast paced, hard-hittig sport requiring athleticism and agility. Bouts consist of a series of two minute jams with four blockers and one jammer, designated by a star on her helmet, from each team on the track. This fierce ladies flat track competition is guaranteed to excite. Call 803-772-0732 for more information.

SC Philharmonic Patriotic Concert
June 11, 2014 at 7:30PM
Music Director Morihiko Nakahara and the musicians of the S.C. Phil honor members of the U.S. Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, with this special concert event that features all the patriotic favorites, from Francis Scott Key to John Philip Sousa. Call 803-254-7445 to order tickets for this event at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours
June 12, 2014
One hundred and sixty years of history will come to life during our popular Cemetery Tours! Grab your flashlight as we tour one of Columbia's oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery's acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, our cemetery tours are an event the whole family will enjoy. Call 803-252-1770 to purchase tickets.

46th Annual Ceramic & Handcrafts Show
June 13 - 14, 2014 from 10AM - 5PM
The 46th Annual Ceramic & Handcrafts Show features handcrafted items from local artists. Check out jewelry, woodworking, hand painted gourds, glass, pottery, give-a-ways and much more.Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 - 12. Call Jamil Temple at 803-772-9380 for more information about this event.

Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle World Tour
June 13, 2014 at 8PM
Bruno Mars has announced the eagerly anticipated additional leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” Following two back-to-back nights in Mars’ hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, April 18th and 19th, the acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America throughout summer 2014, including a stop Friday, June 13th at the Colonial Life Arena. The GRAMMY®-winning global superstar will be joined in Columbia by Aloe Blacc. Call 803-576-9200 for tickets.

Southeastern Piano Festival
June 15 - 22, 2014
Each summer the Southeastern Piano Festival transforms the University of South Carolina School of Music and Columbia into a major cultural destination that draws in audiences and young piano talent from across the United States. The Southeastern Piano Festival embraces a multi-faceted personality: it is a high-level training platform for the young pianists, a presenter of new and world-renowned concert pianists and master teachers, an advocate for new piano music, and a vehicle for exploring different roles the piano plays on stage and beyond. For music lovers, the Festival offers nightly concerts by a rich lineup of world-class pianists. Call 803-777-1209 for more information.

The Columbia City Jazz Summer Intensive
June 18 - 22, 2014
The 2013 Summer Intensive was an amazing success with dancers from all over the U.S. attending! This year, it's going to be BETTER! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a limited number of positions available, so if you're interested in attending, get your registrations in early. We have three levels of instruction, Mini/Junior, Preteen/Teen, and Senior. Currently scheduled instructors include Stacey Tookey, Sonya Tayeh, Jason Parsons, Nick Lazzarini and more. These instructors are subject to change. Call 803-252-0252 for more information.

Columbia Fashion Week
June 18-21, 2014
Columbia Fashion Week is Columbia’s first official 5 day / night fashion week. Enjoy fashion, arts, chic mixers, live entertainment, exclusive shopping, and fashion education. 2012 and 2013 Designers and Retailers included Tsvety Fashion, BelindaBilly, Bianca Loren, Boutique MS, Cuties, Matching Dots, Circa Duds and more. Call 803-701-0172 for more information about this Columbia event.

SouthEast Crab Feast
June 21, 2014
The 4th Annual SouthEast Crab Feast is an All-You-Can-Eat extravaganza. Enjoy the Low Country heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. There will be fresh out of the ocean Blue Crabs, Low Country Boil (shrimp, potatoes, corn & beef sausage), music and family fun environment. This event sells out early every year therefore we highly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Call 980-202-1142 for more information.

Museum Road Show at the SC State Museum
June 21, 2014 
Aunt Martha’s coin silver wine holders, Kewpie dolls, a Picasso drawing, a Japanese bayonet, a Russian samovar, an Edgar Allan Poe first edition – you never know what might turn up at the Museum Road Show! Inspired by PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” the program will offer informal appraisals of a variety of objects.  Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but also to provide tips on caring for the objects. Participants are responsible for moving objects from their vehicles to the Museum and back again. The Museum assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to any object. Call 803-898-4952 for more information.

Miss South Carolina
June 24 - 28, 2014
Miss South Carolina serves as an official state preliminary to the Miss America Pageant and celebrated its 75th Anniversary as part of the Miss America Family in 2011. The Miss America Organization provides over forty five million dollars annually in scholarships to young ladies throughout the country. The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization is proud to rank number one among the 50 states, District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, making available over ten million dollars available in cash and tuition scholarships annually. Call 843-857-9173 for more information about this event.

Quilters Gallery Quilting & Knitting Expo
June 27-28, 2014
The Quilting and Knitting Expo in Columbia SC presents quilting fabrics, books, notions, and patterns.  Fiber enthusiasts will find yarns and sorts of things for knitting and felting.  If you love wool, there will be several wool vendors from which to choose.  Sewing machine and longarm machine vendors will be glad to give you test drive on any of the machines that they have in their booths.  Parking is free and there will be food available on site. Click here for $1.00 off admission.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events