Def Leppard with Foreigner, Night Ranger
Three hard-hitting rock bands hit the Colonial Life Arena stage Friday, Oct. 16 for a night of old-school, classic rock. Expect monster hits, soaring power ballads and a little “sugar” from glam-metal headliner Def Leppard. The British rockers will be joined by the Jukebox Heroes from Foreigner and ’80s quintet Night Ranger.
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. $30-$100. www.coloniallifearena.com
OTHERS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
Brad Paisley: Country music superstar Brad Paisley will play a free concert in Columbia on Friday, Oct. 16 to celebrate the opening of the new University of South Carolina Alumni Center. The show is part of Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour and will feature Nashville country singer Eric Paslay.
Concert attendees will need a My Carolina Alumni Association-issued wristband to enter.
7:30-10 p.m at 900 Senate St. www.mycarolina.org
Griz: This DJ-producer blends funk and electronic sounds. With Big Wild and Louie Lastie. 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $20. www.musicfarm.com
Christian Music Songwriters Concert: Hear faith-based songs from the winners of the Christian Music Songwriters Contest held earlier in the fall. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. $5. www.fineartscenter.org
Adam Corbett plays with Marshall Brown, Rachel Kat, Jordan Igo and Thomas Ray. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6 over 21, $8 under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com.
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