Since Music Farm came to Columbia in September 2014, it has added a new dimension to the local concert scene, and its presence is growing and improving each year.
The primarily standing-room concert venue next to Tin Roof in the Vista can hold 1,200 people, making it the mid-size spot Columbia did not have, and opening the local concert calendar to acts perhaps too big to play bars, but unlikely to generate enough revenue to attract the attention of the bookers at the Township Auditorium or Colonial Life Arena.
Music Farm’s intimate setting is another positive, giving fans a chance to see artists up close. It has become a hub for bands on the way up the music charts, those who’ve developed a devoted following without topping those charts, and some old favorites hitting the road for new tours.
Music Farm has also become an integral part of the community, with its owners pitching in to support good causes (hosting the upcoming Columbia Rocks for Puerto Rico event, for example) and making its outdoor stage the hub for the popular (and free) Vista After Five series, which recently wrapped up for 2017 with a big crowd turning out to see Corey Smith.
Hosting local, regional and national acts with sounds from just about every imaginable genre, Music Farm is also a place for diversity, welcoming all. Just a small sampling of past concerts includes Andy Grammer, Waka Flocka Flame, Parmalee, Cowboy Mouth, Corinne Bailey Rae, Saving Abel, Sister Hazel, Brett Dennen, Judah & the Lion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killa, Lewis Brice, Ying Yang Twins and New Found Glory.
The bands and venue have also worked hand in hand with local media including Midlands Anchor. Take a look at the links below for some of our stories from Music Farm and interviews with artists before their shows there, and check out the calendar to get your tickets to join us for the next show!