We watched her journey to stardom when she became the winner of the third season of American Idol, and she’s continued to move fans with her unique voice. The R&B singer’s raspy yet soulful and resonant voice is truly distinct and unmatched. Bell Biv Devoe, known for their 90’s hit song “Poison,” and more, are also on the bill.
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Tickets start at $51. www.thetownship.org
Other concerts around town
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Jerry Jacobs: A live music event for New Year’s at Tin Roof and Music Farm. This Charleston native, now based in Nashville, Tennessee, plays a mix of rock, pop, and country. DJ Blake also performs. 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Music Farm and Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St. $20. www.musicfarm.com; www.tinroofcolumbia.com
New Year’s Eve Cover Show: This year, New Brookland Tavern’s annual New Year’s Eve cover show will feature Invoking the Abstract as Minus the Bear, Damn the Taquitos as Tom Petty, Dead Swells as MGMT, and Daddy Lion as Modest Mouse. 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6 in advance; $10, day of. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
EZ Shakes: The moniker for local singer-songwriter Zach Seibert, EZ Shakes takes a psychedelic spin on Americana. With Joe Buck Roberts playing “apocalyptic gospel-blues and downer folk,” and Boo Hag, who “will anoint you in gloom(y) gospel punk.” 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. www.artbarsc.com
Hold Fire: Local indie rock band influenced by Modest Mouse, Man Man, and other acts spanning different genres. With Olympia Press, American Dad, Celia Gary, and Zane Nichols. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Cold War 6: The Last Laugh: Presented by Barbarian Rap League, a night of rap battles from I Am Spoken vs. Big Kannon, Apollo vs. Go Prep, and much more. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $30. www.newbrooklandtavern.com