With numerous hits dating back to the 1980s such as “Rhythm Nation,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” and “All For You,” Janet Jackson is certainly a household name with an immense following. This highly anticipated tour has had several postponements, but the iconic pop star is delighting fans once again.
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. www.coloniallifearena.com
Other concerts around town
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Cold Coffee Fest: Local DIY music festival with 16 local and regional acts, including Dollar Signs (Charlotte), Small Talks (Myrtle Beach), Late Bloomer (Charlotte), Happy, and Nepotism, to name a few. The bands vary in genre, ranging from emo and electro-punk to math rock and rap rock. All proceeds benefit Unicef and The Trevor Project. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Wired Goat Vista, 709 Gervais St. $10. www.wiredgoat.cafe
Aurora’s Rockathon: This rockathon, subtitled “A Celebration of a Warrior Princess and Her Dad,” features local rock bands Pig Head Dog, Lowercase Gods, Bona Lisa, New York Disco Villains, and singer-songwriter Paisely Marie. Proceeds from a raffle will assist Aurora, a young girl fighting rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer in the muscles or connective tissue), and her dad. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
2 Slices: This Charleston-based electronic pop band is sure to make you want to bust a move. With Grace Joyner and Gold Light & Snakemusk. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Bull Moose Party: Local blues rock band. With Soda City Riot, P---y Launcher, and Chunx. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. www.artbarsc.com
Taylor Boys’ X-Mas Extravaganza: A night of live music from several artists presented by Joe Taylor. All proceeds benefit Toby’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children operated by Oliver Gospel Mission. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Music Farm, 1022 Senate St. $10. www.musicfarm.com
Harry and the Hootenannies: Local psychedelic folk band. With Iron Fist, River Baby Bathwater Revival & Friends, and Kelly McLachlan. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under. www.newbrooklandtavern.com