COLUMBIA, S.C., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 — Join Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society (TPS) at the 13th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ fundraiser presented by Jaguar Land Rover Columbia. This annual celebration of live music, delicious barbecue, specialty drinks and an assortment of silent auction items will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens, located at 1616 Blanding Street in downtown Columbia.
“The Palladium Society is excited to grow this annual fundraiser year after year and continue to support the important mission of Historic Columbia,” said Lauren Dillon, TPS’s president. “This event has something to offer everyone – from live bluegrass music, to unique silent auction items, to local BBQ and vegetarian options. This is definitely a fun evening you don’t want to miss.
This year’s silent auction will feature a variety of items, including destination packages to historic cities across the Southeast, experiential packages to explore local cultural sites, behind-the-scenes tours of Columbia’s hot spots, gift cards to restaurants, boutiques, gyms and much more.
The Mustache Brothers will headline the evening with bluegrass classics and modern favorites. Hailing from Columbia, the Mustache Brothers have developed a widely respected following and have played for various audiences across South Carolina.
Delicious barbecue and other food varieties, including an enticing pickled vegetable bar, will be catered by Yellow Dog Barbecue, a local caterer focusing on creative ways to share barbecue, southern cuisine and craft sauces. Guests can enjoy an open bar, as well as a specialty cocktail prepared by Bourbon. Food and beverages are included with ticket purchase.
Ticket prices are $20 for TPS members, $30 for Historic Columbia members and $40 for the general public. Tickets are $40 at the door. All proceeds will support Historic Columbia. Visit historiccolumbia.org/bbq for more information and to purchase tickets.
Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, as well as WB Guimarin, Land Bank Lofts, 2nd Wind Heating & Air, Willoughby & Hoefer Attorneys at Law, Palmetto Health, Blue Moon Pet Sitters, Quackenbush Architects and Planners, LLC, Hahn-Mason Air Systems, Inc., Beam & Hinge, The Art of Real Estate, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Landmark Builders, The McKay Firm, The Boudreaux Group, The Moore Company, Mortgage Network, Inc., David J. Watkins II, Certified Public Accountant, First Citizens Bank, Lauren Gilstrap of Coldwell Banker, Dillon Construction Services, WXRY 99.3, Grace Outdoor, Party Reflections, Professional Printers, MPA Strategies, Free Times, Fig, Yellow Dog BBQ, Bourbon, Budweiser, Federalist Wine, Prairie Vodka, and Liquid Assets.
About The Palladium Society:
The Palladium Society is a dynamic group of young professionals who support the mission of Historic Columbia through education, social and fundraising initiatives. Members have the opportunity to network with other like-minded young professionals, volunteer at exciting Palladium events, hold leadership positions and attend many events for free or discounted admission.
About Historic Columbia:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.