Art Bar Rocks for the Jam Room Music Festival by Jake Margle

Art Bar Rocks The Jam Room is hosting a barbecue fundraiser this Sunday, September 13th at the Tapp’s Arts Center, with all proceeds benefiting the Jam Room Music Festival. The festival is in its fourth year and the Jam Room’s Linda Toro has hopes that the fundraiser could help double the number of attendees they had at the first festival. Toro says that the first year of the festival saw about 5,000 attendees, and she would love to see such a large increase in just four events. “We’re always hoping for more people! We’d like to see about 10,000 down on Main St. this year,” Toro says.


The fundraiser will be held at the tried and true Tapp’s Arts Center located at 1664 Main St. The barbecue buffet is being provided by Joe Turkaly Catering with beer and wine supplied by The Whig. Tastings will also be provided by Columbia’s own Crouch Distilling Company. Owned by Phil and Jessica Crouch, they’ve been making whiskey, bourbon, and ryes in small batches since 2014. Our non-carnivorous friends will also be catered to, with plenty of vegetarian options on the buffet.


Tickets are still available for the fundraiser for the price of $26.87 with all proceeds backing this year’s festival.


The Art Bar Rocks Lineup includes: Italo and the Passions Bully Pulpit Boo Hag Due east and more ...

Doors: 6:00 p.m.

This year’s festival is back on Main and Hampton streets with acclaimed alt-rock band Blonde Redhead head-lining for what’s always been an eclectic lineup of artists from around the southeast.


Eleven other bands, ranging from the blues-rock of The Distributors to Mississippi-turned-Nashvillian Cory Branan, who rides a wavering line between punk and country.


The JRMF has become something of a Columbia staple since its inception, and seeing as it only had 9 bands on the roster in 2012, we’re excited to see this labor of love grow steadily.


Here's the lowdown on this year's fest.

The Jam Room Music Festival returns to Columbia's Main Street for it's fourth year!

Don't miss South Carolina's biggest FREE music party featuring:

BLONDE REDHEAD Hiss Golden Messenger Cory Branan The Distributors Patois Counselors Junior Astronomers Rev Matthew Mickens and The Highway Travelers Debbie and the Skanks Colorblind She Returns From War Stefanie Santana Grace Joyner

Not only is this incredible all day show FREE, but admission to Columbia Museum of Art is FREE as well.

FOOD: Village Idiot Pizza and Pub The Wurst Wagen Drip on Main Happiness Bomb Boiled PNUTS Crepes & croissants KC Hotdogs Lowcountry Rocks Lobster K&K Gourmet Sweets

BEER GARDEN by @weirdbeerguysc Featuring: Palmetto Brewing Company Widmer Brothers Redhook Goose Island Kona and more.