From concerts to comedy, this weekend is full of events and entertainment in Columbia, SC! We've compiled a list of events that are sure to entertain - including live music, comedy shows and other performances. Here are the highlights of 'what's hot' August 10 - 12:


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Music at Sandhill at the Village at Sandhill
Enjoy some live music from the beach music/party band, '
The Entertainers' at Village's Town Center. All concerts are free and family-friendly!
6:00 pm

Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park
Every Friday the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation presents Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park, which offers an indoor and outdoor bistro with French and American cuisine, featuring a happy hour piano jazz set, followed by a professional jazz set with the house band and an open jam session. View admission information.
6:00 - 11:00 pm

Open Stage & Jam Sessions at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Looking for some good ol' down-home southern music? Bill's Music Shop is a family-friendly place to enjoy local talent and experience jam sessions full of real banjo pickin'. Free admission.
Open Stage at 7:30 pm, Pickin' at 9:00 pm

Saying Goodbye at the Nickelodeon Theatre
Before moving to its new, improved location up Main Street, The Nickelodeon Theatre will screen 33 films for each of the 33 films spent at 937 Main. Read our blog for more about the screening schedule and the Nick's move up Main, or check out The State's article.
5:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Dominique Whitten at the Comedy House
Beginning Friday night at 8:00 pm, high-powered comedian Dominique Whitten will be at the Comedy House. Whitten has been on the Chappelle Show, Comedy Central and the Tom Joyner's radio show. View show times and buy tickets online. Only 18+ will be admitted.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Sizzling Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Finlay Parkfor another night of live music as a part of the Sizzling Summer Concert Series. Relax and enjoy some jazz music by Dante Lewis. Free admission.
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Kierat The Comedy Zone
Nashville comedian, Kier, brings his singer-songwriter meets comedy routine to Columbia, SC. Purchase tickets online.
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Saying Goodbye at the Nickelodeon Theatre
Read our blog for more information.
5:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Dominique Whitten at the Comedy House
Buy tickets online. Only 18+ will be admitted.
8:00 pm and 10:30 pm


SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Sunday Brunch & Jazz Series at Senate's End
Enjoy Southern Gourmet Brunch beginning at 10:30, followed by live jazz from the Think Jazz Orchestra and the Capital City Big Band throughout the afternoon. $4 cover charge.
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saying Goodbye at the Nickelodeon Theatre
Read our blog for more information.
3:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Dominique Whitten at the Comedy House
Buy tickets online. Only 18+ will be admitted.
8:00 pm


While we're on the beat of live music and entertainment, you'll want to save the date for these 'famously hot' events coming soon:


Famously Hot Music Festival
Tickets are on sale now to the three day music festival in the heart of Columbia, August 24 - 26. The festival features an EDM day, a Rock day and a Country day.  Purchase tickets online.  

Dierks Bentley at Tin Roof
Country star Dierks Bentley will perform at Tin Roof Columbia on August 21. Purchase tickets online before they sell out.

Jazz Under the Stars Jazzfest 2012
Save the dates of September 7 & 8 and come to the north lawn of the South Carolina State House to enjoy free jazz music and swing dance lessons.

Don't see what you're looking for? Browse other things to do on our calendar of events. Plan your trip and book a hotel room at columbiacvb.com. Have questions? Drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter. Once you're here, find out what's hot nearby on our mobile site at experiencecolumbia.mobi.