Are You Ready to Rock? Cola Concerts is here to help!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 AM by Helen Dennis
Columbia SC is a city that loves a good show, from Broadway shows at Koger Center and Hootie filling Colonial Life Arena to intimate concerts at the White Mule. That’s why we were so excited to hear that Cola Concerts is bringing socially distanced concert options to the Columbia Speedway in Cayce. Wondering how a socially distanced concert works? We got the inside scoop.
When they launched last year, Cola Concerts exclusively allowed concert-goers to enjoy the show from 12' x '10 coves for 4-8 people. Now however, they are offering more options for guest to choose from based on their comfort level. Premium Seating will be similar to the coves, but now chairs will be provided. In the Reserved Section (just behind Premium), guests can enjoy an amphitheater-style set-up with rows of seating provided. Finally, Cola Concerts has added a General Admission Lawn where space is first come first serve, social distancing will not be enforced, and seating is not provided. General Admission tickets are $20 for each show. No matter where you sit, we hope you'll sing along as loud as you please.
This fall's line up of concerts is sure to draw country, rock, and reggae fans. Think big names like Ziggy Marley, Jason Isbell and Trombone Shorty. Perhaps the biggest news coming from the Historic Speedway though: On September 10, Cola Concerts will host a free (yes, that's right, free) concert with Jake Owen. Head to their website to reserve your tickets and keep an eye on our calendar for updates and announcements.
Know Before You Go
Before you head out to the Speedway, you’ll want to be prepared. Like most concert venues these days, Cola Concerts has a clear bag policy. If you still haven’t found the perfect clear tote, we’ve got one that shows off your local pride and is big enough for all your concert supplies.
Speaking of concert supplies, while you can bring your own chair and blanket, don’t pack a picnic. Outside food and beverage aren't allowed, but there will be plenty of local vendors inside the show. Cola Concerts is bringing some of the city's favorite food trucks, vendors and breweries like Steel Hands out to the show. To cut down on lines, food can be purchased at www.colaconcerts.com/order. (No cash will be accepted.) When your food is ready, you'll receive a notification letting you know it's time to pick up. You'll also be able to walk up and order your food and beverage.
Parking is first-come, first-serve so be sure to arrive with time to spare. For the time being, parking will be free!