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A running list of Columbia events canceled due to coronavirus

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Confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus and ensuing fears continue to spread throughout the country, and the ensuing event cancellations are mounting — Austin's South By Southwest, Knoxville's Big Ears Festival, Durham's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade are but a few prominent national events that are no longer taking place.

Free Times will update this article with Columbia-area cancellations and postponements as they're announced. Please email jordanl@free-times.com if you know of an event that should be added to the list.


Closed Until Further Notice: All of Historic Columbia's house museums, including Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, the Museum of Reconstruction at Woodrow Wilson Family Home, and the Mann-Simons Site.

Closed Until Further Notice: All City of Columbia park facilities

Closed Until Further Notice: Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits Labs

Closed Until Further Notice: AMC, Regal and Spotlight cinemas in the Columbia area

Closed Until Further Notice: South Carolina State Museum

Closed Until Further Notice: 701 Center for Contemporary Art

Postponed Until Further Notice: Special events at Craft & Draft Devine Street/Irmo

Closed to the Public: River Rat taproom (pick-up service available)

Events Canceled Until Further Notice: Art Bar

No Entertainment Until Further Notice: Tin Roof

Closed Until Further Notice: The White Mule

Postponed: All shows at Harbison Theatre (until further notice)

Canceled: Remainder of Soda City Suds Week (through March 21)

Closed to the General Public: All USC intercollegiate athletic events until at least March 30

Closed: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum (through March 31)

Closed: Columbia Museum of Art (through March 31)

Canceled: All Newberry Opera House events (through March 31)

Canceled: New Brookland Tavern events (until further notice)

Closed: Riverbanks Zoo (Through March 31)

Canceled through April 30: Fort Jackson basic training graduation ceremonies

Canceled or Postponed: All shows at The Senate through at least April 18

Canceled: Remaining performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Trustus Theatre (March 19-April 4)

Canceled: Black Snow at USC’s Center for Performance Experiment (The department is looking into the possibility of rescheduling for later in the semester.) (March 19-28)

Postponed: Frozen Jr. at Village Square Theatre (March 20-April 4; new tentative dates April 24-May 9)

Postponed: City of Women Research Roundtable (March 24)

Canceled: USC Symphony Orchestra Alumni Spotlight Concert at the Koger Center (March 24)

Postponed: SC Works Midlands Youth Career Fair at the Dutch Square Center (March 26)

Canceled: Parker Quartet Spring Residency at USC (March 26-29)

Canceled: Indie Grits (March 26-29)

Postponed: Bark to the Park at Saluda Shoals Park (Marcy 28; rescheduled for May 2)

Canceled: The Carolina Cup horse race in Camden (March 28)

Postponed: T3 ENT Birthday Bash at Colonial Life Arena (March 28)

Canceled: Caleb Caudle at Curiosity Coffee Bar (March 28)

Postponed: City of Women Saturday Roll Bus Tour (March 28)

Postponed: Dog Day Afternoon at West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater (March 29)

Postponed: Monster Jam at Colonial Life Arena (April 3-4)

Canceled: First two weekends of Amadeus at Drayton Hall (April 3-5 and 9-11)

Postponed: Closing Day at Capital City Stadium (April 4)

Postponed: ColaJazz Festival at The Senate (April 4)

Postponed: Columbia Open Studios (April 4)

Postponed: Columbia International Festival at the State Fairgrounds (April 4-5)

Postponed: Main Street Harvest Dinner at City Roots (April 4)

Postponed: South Carolina Philharmonic Untuxed with Petrea Warneck at The Pastor’s Study at Lula Drake (April 9)

Postponed: Hip-Hop Family Day (April 11)

Canceled: Feed the City (April 16-19; scheduled to return April 15-20, 2021)

Postponed: Artista Vista (April 17-19)

South Carolina Philharmonic's Scheherazade concert with guest artist James Ackley at the Koger Center (April 25)

Postponed: Columbia Food and Wine Festival (April 26; rescheduled for Aug. 23 with satellite events preceding the main festival between Aug. 20 and 22)

Canceled: Disney on Ice at Colonial Life Arena (April 30-May 3)

Postponed: Record Store Day (April 18; rescheduled for June 20)

Canceled: Girls Rock 2020 Rock Roulette Showcase (May 9)

Canceled: Lexington Wine Walk (May 9)

Canceled: Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at Colonial Life Arena (July 15-19)


Canceled/Potentially Postponed: St. Pat's in Five Points (March 21)

Canceled: John Dikeman Duo at if ART Gallery (March 21)

Postponed: Storybook Ball at EdVenture (March 21)

Postponed: South Carolina Philharmonic's Tasting Notes Wine & Food Celebration and Fundraiser at the State Museum (March 23)

Canceled: City of Columbia zoning map revision meeting at the Eau Claire Print Building (March 11)

Postponed: City of Columbia adult league championship basketball game at Drew Wellness (March 12)

Postponed: Arts & Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art (though the museum remains open) (March 13)

Canceled: Quilt Documentation Day at McKissick Museum (March 14)

Canceled: Quarry Crusher Run at Vulcan quarry (March 14)

Closed to the Public (will be live-streamed): South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center (March 14)

Postponed: LoCo Craft Beer Jam at City Roots (March 14)

Postponed: KC & the Sunshine Band at the Township Auditorium (March 14)

Postponed: WellFest at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (March 14)

Canceled: S.C. United soccer St. Patrick's Day Cup (March 14-15)

Canceled: Sundays with Steinway & Sons concert with Yerin Yang (March 15)

Canceled: Columbia City Ballet's Beauty and the Beast at the Sandhills branch of the Richland Library (though all branches remain open) (March 15) 

Closed to the Public: Sunday service at Shandon Baptist Church (will be held online-only) (March 15)

Canceled: USC Jazz Faculty Ensemble at the Koger Center (March 17)

Canceled: Nature of Spring with Rudy Mancke at McKissick Museum (March 17)

Postponed: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Koger Center (March 17-18)

Postponed: Mullen 2017-2020 Exhibition Opening at the Koger Center (March 18)

Canceled: The Budweiser Clydesdales event on Main Street in Lexington (March 18)

Postponed: Girl Scouts of South Carolina — Mountain to Midlands Women of Distinction 2020 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (March 19)

Canceled: Prisma Health Stop the Bleed and Firearm Safety Workshop (March 19)

Postponed: Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ for Historic Columbia (March 19)

Postponed: Cody Johnson at Township Auditorium (March 20)

Canceled: Cottontown Soul Society at Foxfield Bar and Grille (March 20)

Canceled: Dave Ross at The Comedy Closet (March 20)

Postponed: Runaway Gin at The Senate (March 20)


Canceled: The Outpost Art Installation at St. Pats Five Points, hosted by Tapp's Outpost (March 21)

Postponed: Treasures of the Caravan at the Lourie Center (March 21)

Postponed: Mayor's Play Ball Initiative at Earlewood Park (March 21)

Canceled: City of Columbia Community Development Department's All Access Columbia workshop. (March 21)

Canceled: Come and See at the Nickelodeon Theatre (March 22)

Postponed: South Carolina Philharmonic concert at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House with Historic Camden (March 22)

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