Charlotte native, Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and “Empire” cameo actor Anthony Hamilton started his music career in his church choir. He rose to fame in 2003 with his platinum-selling second studio album “Comin’ from Where I’m From.” Since then, he’s performed at the White House for President Barack Obama, released seven more albums (“What I’m Feelin” came out in March) and performed on NPR’s coveted Tiny Desk Concert series.
See him in concert with R&B singers Lalah Hathaway and Eric Benet.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. $45-$100. www.thetownship.org
OTHER ACTS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
VillaNova: The final concert of this season’s Five After Five features funky rock band VillaNova and Southern rock group Nick Clyburn Band.
6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Five Points fountain. Free. www.fivepointscolumbia.com
Moon Taxi: This indie rock band out of Nashville, Tennessee, brings plenty of dance-ready tracks and a festival vibe to their live shows.
9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Music Farm, 1022 Senate St. www.musicfarm.com
Gruzer: Heavy metal band Gruzer performs at the sixth annual Columbia Zombie Walk. The walk begins at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 on the outside stage at Art Bar. With P.H.D., AuxiliA, New York Disco Villains and Soda City Riot. There also will be costume contests, prizes, drink specials and food trucks.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $7; Zombie Walk is free. www.artbarsc.com
Anthony Orio: Contemporary meets traditional country at this Halloween party at Tin Roof.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St. www.tinroofcolumbia.com
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