Five Points announces the return of Five After Five free concert series

July 8, 2024

Columbia, South Carolina’s Favorite Free Concert Series, Five After Five, returns on July 18 after a seven-year hiatus

The Five Points Association is excited to announce the return of Five After Five, after a seven-year hiatus. This free and family friendly outdoor concert series in the heart of Five Points will mark the 20th season of musical entertainment, brews, food and fun.

“Five After Five has delighted generations of music lovers over the years in our eclectic village,” says Heather McDonald, executive director of the Five Points Association. “We are thrilled to bring back this beloved community event and invite everyone to join us for four themed evenings of diverse, free live music by local and regional artists.”

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 iconic Five Points fountain, from 6pm – 9pm. Parking is available throughout the district and free parking is available at 2221 Devine Street.

Music Line-up:

  • July 18: NOLA to COLA – Mark Rapp & Soda City Brass Band, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader Mark Rapp is the founder of, a jazz initiative to grow and support jazz in and around Columbia, SC through events, education, recordings, and advocacy. Join us for a musical journey as we mirror the “Big Easy” in Five Points.
  • August 22: Pop, Soul, Folk, and more with Lola Grace and the Night, singer/songwriter, Lola Grace, has been a music lover all her life. She brings a new edge to the stage, with energetic performances and a commanding stage presence. Pulling from many different inspirations, she is capable of providing a variety of styles, ranging from pop, soul, folk, rock, country, jazz, and more. Her sultry vocal tone and the soulfulness in her vocal delivery, combine with the music to create a powerful sound 2
  • September 26: Calling all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett Tribute Night – Gary Roland & The Landsharks Band, as one of the most well-known, well-liked, and in-demand beach bands in the world, The Landsharks have performed at thousands of concerts and shows everywhere! Gary Roland & The Landsharks have appeared with Jimmy Buffett in Key West and also at Margaritaville. At a Landsharks concert, EVERYONE is part of the show! They will have you signing along, dancing, and having fun all night long!
  • October 17: A Night of Rock n’ Roll with Sell Out, who debuted with its original line up in October 2020 with an explosive first outing on the Breakers Live stage in the 5 Points district. The high energy nature of the band along with the dueling guitars and bass heavy percussion garnered a fair amount of attention leading to a full schedule for the better part of their year with notable performances from Drift Jam 2021 and the Windjammer in Charleston. Sell Out is poised to showcase a new sound rooted in country and rock. Expect to hear classics from Pink Floyd and The Marshall Tucker Band, as well as hits from country artists like Garth Brooks and Darius Rucker. Perhaps you love 90’s rock, they’ve got you covered there playing your favorite hits from The Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam.

Five After Five Highlights:

  • Dates: July 18, August 22, September 26, October 17, 6-9 pm, Five Points Fountain
  • Themed Nights to include local brews, libations, food trucks, and more!
  • Family friendly entertainment

Five After Five wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of these community partners and Five Points merchants: McDonnell & Associates, P.A., KW Beverage, Michelob Ultra, A Little Happy, CJ’s, Cason Development Group, Carolina Signs & Designs, Classic Roofing, 32 Dental, Aloft, Cola Daily, Break Point Columbia, Elite Framing, FuruSato Bento, Goat’s, Pannerpete Vintage, Revente Luxury Resale, Sid & Nancy, The Skinhouse, Sunrise Artisan Bath & Body, Saluda’s, The Dude, The Lake, WXRY, Experience Columbia SC, Richland County and the City of Columbia.


About Five After Five

The Five After Five Concert Series is a production of the Five Points Association intended to bring together community members of all ages to enjoy the diverse music created by local and regional musical artists. Patrons can enjoy shopping, dining and the diverse atmosphere of Five Points. Fans have been enchanted by the concert series since its creation in 1996. This event is a celebration of Columbia and its local music that has continued to grow with the landscape and community.

About the Five Points Association
Founded in 1983, the Five Points Association is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the growth and evolution of Five Points, a one-of-a-kind commercial and residential district that is home to more than 100 businesses. Led by an executive director and governed by a board of directors, the Five Points Association oversees the efforts to promote, grow and support the Five Points district. The Five Points Association oversees the district’s events, development, clean and safe team and beautification projects. Visit to learn more.