The Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and Charlotte native found his break with hits like “Comin’ from Where I’m From” and “Charlene” back in 2003. Fans flock to his music for its Southern-steeped soul and passion, flecked with gospel influences.
Hamilton’s first album in more than five years, “What I’m Feelin,’ ” was released via RCA Records last March. He comes to Columbia this week with supporting acts Tamar Braxton and Sir Charles Jones.
7 p.m. Sunday, June 18 at Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. $35-$85. www.coloniallifearena.com
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OTHER CONCERTS AROUND TOWN
Hardtack: The Columbia honky-tonk band, along with the Kenny George band, will anchor the Waylon Jennings Birthday Jam. The show will pay tribute to outlaw country legend Jennings on what would have been his 80th birthday and will consist entirely of songs recorded by Jennings. With Ashley Hayes and Bemo Prince.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Main Street Public House, 1556 Main St. Free, but canned good donations accepted at the door for Harvest Hope Food Bank. www.mainstreetpublichouse.com
Obraskai: Hard rock quintet Obraskai has been building a strong local fan base in Columbia with its energetic live shows. With Lowercase Gods, New York Disco Villains, The Disquiet and The Raz.
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6 over 21, $10 under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Granger Smith: The Texas born and bred country singer known for hits “Backroad Song” and “If the Boot Fits” will play the next show in Music Farm’s Wednesday concert series. With Kristian Bush.
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. Free. www.musicfarm.com