Cola Concerts continues to bring the biggest names in music touring today to the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center. The biggest live music series in the Midlands will feature concerts by Dark Star Orchestra June 5-6, Disco Biscuits June 18-19, Trampled By Turtles Thursday, June 24, Tedeschi Trucks Fireside Live Saturday, June 26, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit on Thursday, September 2. Additional shows will be announced soon.
Cola Concerts will play host to thousands of fans over the next three months at the state-of-the-art concert experience at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center. Each show will play out live on stage and two massive 40-foot LED screens to a crowd of thousands. The venue features COVE seating, small sections roped off and socially distanced from other guests.
Dark Star Orchestra: Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians.
Disco Biscuits: The Disco Biscuits are an entirely different band today than they were when they first broke out of Philadelphia in the mid-90s. That’s not to say that they’ve abandoned their foundation, switched gears or set sail for distant shores. They still remain rock pioneers whose soul belongs as much to marathon dance parties as it does to live improvisational journeys. They still employ emerging technologies to help them create music that is 100 percent human although, perhaps, not entirely of this earth.
Trampled By Turtles: Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates’ background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn’t until 2008 and the band’s fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza.
Tedeschi Trucks Fireside Live: After a decade of creative partnership between singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her husband, guitarist Derek Trucks, the GRAMMY-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is hitting the road in support of their latest album, Reunions. The Grammy winners’ ten new songs delve into relationships with lovers, friends, children, parents, and one’s self. There are rousing anthems that will have stadiums singing along, lyrical standouts that highlight some of Isbell’s best writing to date, moving looks at youth and childhood, a deep dive into the challenges of relationships, and deeply personal songs about alcoholism and parenthood.
Tickets for all shows are available now at ColaConcerts.com. Each ticket will cover the cost of one seat in a two or four person box and patrons must purchase all tickets in the box. Tickets will also be available at the gate, subject to availability.
Fans are encouraged to sign up for Cola Concerts Speedway Club at ColaConcerts.com to get all show announcements and early access to ticket presales. The Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center is located at 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC 29003.