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Five After Five Returns Thursday

The Five Points Association welcomes the community to the third concert of this season’s Five After Five – a free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points. Throughout the 18th season of this free event, patrons can expect to enjoy seven evenings of great local music, brews, food and fun times starting in April, and continuing on the fourth Thursday of each month until October.

Five After Five highlights:

Remaining Dates: June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, from 6:30-10pm
Local brews, food, arts, and crafts vendors
A neighborhood-wide “Wine Walk,” featuring complimentary wine, sales, and specials in all of your favorite retailers
Enhanced family friendly entertainment, to include: sidewalk chalk, bubbles, face painting, and more

June 23rd Concert Details:

Music Line-Up:
Sydney Eloise & The Palms
Sydney Eloise & the Palms have released their critically acclaimed debut LP, Faces (available now on LP & CD from The Cottage Recording Co., and on cassette from Bear Kids Recordings). The new group also just received a glowing 4-star review from Creative Loafing, and has been compared by the music press to a stunning list of iconic artists and indie-press darlings including Jenny Lewis, Natalie Prass, George Harrison, Neko Case, Best Coast, Phil Spector and Fleetwood Mac. Sydney Eloise & The Palms embarked on their first tour this October with a bon-voyage hometown album-release show at Mass Collective in Atlanta, followed by a sprint up the East Coast, including a stopover at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York.

SUSTO is the brainchild of Justin Osborne – an alternative folk band infused with country and born from collaborations between Osborne and various colleagues in Charleston, South Carolina. In early 2013 Osborne began performing solo in South Carolina & Cuba under the name of SUSTO. By August of that year SUSTO was performing as a full band, with Osborne covering rhythm guitar, keyboards, and lead vocals, Taylor McCleskey on drums, Eric Mixon on bass and Johnny Delaware on lead guitar and background vocals. Since the band’s debut album release in early 2014, they maintain a moderate tour schedule and are rumored to be working on a new album.

Food Vendors:
Brain Freeze Italian Ice
Casey’s Big Dawg BBQ Barkmobile
Village Idiot Pizza

Arts & Crafts and Civic Vendors:
Emerald’s Artistry
Hippy Do Da
Sebastian Harper
USC Athletics

As always, Five After Five is free to the public, and patrons of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy the warm weather, music, food, and beverages. Each concert will take place at the Five Points fountain, from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Parking is available on all streets in Five Points and is free after 6 p.m., when meters stop running. Pets are welcome.

Five After Five wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of these companies in the Midlands: KW Beverage, Bud Light, CJ’s, Village Idiot, Breakers Bar & Grill, Yesterday’s, Pinch, Jake’s, Pita Pit, WXRY, and the City of Columbia.

For more information about Five After Five, please visit www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

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