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Free Festival Features Art & Music on Rosewood Drive, Celebrates Southern Arts and Culture

The Rosewood Art & Music Festival (RAMF) will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and is a free one-day outdoor festival that will celebrate southern arts and culture in the Rosewood Neighborhood.

The festival was founded in 2010 with the idea of celebrating visual and performing artists in and around the Rosewood community.  Since then, it has evolved into an art and music festival where artists from all over the Southeastern United States come to participate.  

This one-day festival fills all three parking lots on the grounds of Rockaway Athletic Club, with 50 Exhibiting painters, sculptures, potters, upcycled arts, silversmiths and more. The core of the day is the exhibition and sale of original works by artists and authors. There will also be performances by dancers, poets, theatre and music.  Admission to the festival is free to the public.  

The public is also able to view specialty selected works of art in the large Juried Show Tent. Judges; Caitlin Bright, of TAPPS Art Center and Artist Michel McNinch, of Gallery 80808. RAMF awards two & three-dimensional artists in the Juried Show with prizes up to $2000.

In addition to visual artists, the day will also be filled with an eclectic mix of local music that includes the following artists.  This year the festival brought on Dave Britt, Rosewood Merchants Association Executive Director, to assist with the organization of the festival.


12:00 – 1:00 pm – Dr. Roundhouse

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Skeleton

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Alarm Drum

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Grace Joyner

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Mechanical River

7:30 – 8:30 pm – FatRat Da Czar

9:00 – 10:00 pm – Debbie and the Skanks


11:00 – 12:00 pm – Mark Taylor Jr. Band

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Grand Republic

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Mark Rapp

3:30 – 4:30 pm – Cletus Baltimore

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Post Timey String Band

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Flat Out Strangers

“A lot of festivals in Columbia feature food or culture or fun, but the art and music are only one element of the festival, and not the feature,” said Britt.  “As a musician myself, that works in the Rosewood Community, and whose wife is also an artist, it is exciting to be a part of this festival where art and music are the main event.”

The festival will be held on September 30, 2017, at Rockaway Athletic Club at 2179 on Rosewood Drive in Columbia.  The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For more information visit www.RosewoodFestival.com.

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