Country rock group Parmalee stops at Music Farm Columbia Sunday, Dec. 13 for a concert benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
The North Carolina natives and East Carolina University alums formed a band in 2001 and developed their sound in the Parmele, N.C. barn where they rehearsed. (They added an extra “e” to the band’s name to make it easier for those outside the area to pronounce it.)
Parmalee is brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain. The group recently made history when its No. 1 smash “Carolina” became the longest-climbing single by a duo or group on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. This year, Parmalee hit the road with Brad Paisley on his “Country Nation World Tour.”
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The Blue Pickups will open. All of the ticket sales and a portion of the drink sales from the show will go to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $18. www.musicfarm.com
OTHERS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
Brave Baby is an indie-pop band from Charleston whose summer album, “Electric Friends,” channels cool, beachy vibes.
Columbia pop-rock band ET Anderson is fresh off a new album release, “ET2,” and fellow Columbians Dempsey play indie-rock.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Jonathan Byrd is a folk singer-songwriter from North Carolina. His rootsy songs have been covered by Tim O'Brien, Steve James and Red Molly. His band includes a crosscut saw player.
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door (with reservations), $3 for students. To purchase tickets or make a reservation: www.uucoffeehouse.org or (803) 200-2824.
Rock and Read: Six bands will take the stage at Art Bar for a special concert in celebration of the recent release of “Staring at the Ceiling,” the debut novel by USC alum Steven Crane. Columbia’s music scene informed Crane’s novel. Acts scheduled to appear include Ruba Say & The Cosmic Rays, The Void, Margo, The Flannel Chaps, The Soul Mites and Wait Up! The evening also will feature a reading by the author and a book signing.
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at Art Bar, 1211 Park St., $5. www.artbarsc.com
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