2017-10-13 / On Second Thought

Fourteenth Annual Palladium Society Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ fundraiser set to draw crowds

By Lauren Mojkowski

Enjoy Bluegrass music at the annual Palladium Society fundraiser. Enjoy Bluegrass music at the annual Palladium Society fundraiser. Since 2003, Columbia’s young professionals have gathered on the lawn at Robert Mills to usher in the fall season with the Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ fundraising event.

Presented by Jaguar Land Rover Columbia from 7–10 p.m., Thursday, October 19, this Palladium Society sponsored-event features live music, local food, specialty drinks, and one of Columbia’s most highly anticipated silent auctions.

The Palladium Society at Historic Columbia is a dynamic organization of young professionals who supports the mission of Historic Columbia through educational, social and fundraising initiatives. BBBBQ is one of the organization’s signature events held throughout the year.

Carroll Heyward, president of the Palladium Society Board, encourages members of the Columbia community to attend.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy at this event, including live bluegrass music, unique silent auction items and local barbecue,” said Heyward. “And 100 percent of the proceeds generated from the auction go to support Historic Columbia. At last year’s event we raised more than $15,000 was raised to support HC’s educational programming.”

The silent auction boasts a wide range of items up for bidding, 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, hand-crafted artworks, gift cards to local restaurants, boutiques, gyms, and much more.

Local barbecue, fixings, and a cookie bar will be provided by Savvy Foods, a local caterer who focuses on creative ways to share barbecue, southern cuisine, and craft sauces. Vegetarian options will also be available. A bartender will be on site serving specialty cocktails, beer, and wine.

Hailing from Columbia, the Mustache Brothers will headline the evening with bluegrass classics and modern favorites.

Ticket prices are $25 for TPS members, $35 for Historic Columbia members, and $45 for the public.

Tickets are $50 at the door. Become a Palladium Society member and save half off door prices. Food and beverages are included with ticket purchase.

All proceeds support Historic Columbia. Visit historiccolumbia.org/bbq for more information and to purchase tickets.

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