St. Pat’s in Five Points

COLUMBIA, SC  January 26, 2021– The Five Points Association (FPA) is pleased to announce the 2022 artist line up for the 40th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points on Saturday, March 19th!

This year’s festival will be co-headlined by Grammy winner Blues Traveler and newcomers Surfaces! Blues Traveler is known for their hits “Hook,” “Run-Around,” and “But Anyway” and has several hits within the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Surfaces is known for their huge TikTok hit “Sunday Best” that has also garnered 730 million streams on Spotify. Also performing are:

Fox 102.3 & Alt 99.7 Greene and Harden Stage:

WXRY Discovery Harden & Blossom Stage:

94.3 The Dude Saluda and Devine Stage:

Home Team BBQ Stage:

Fountain Stage:

“We are super excited to announce our co-headliners for the 40th Anniversary of St. Pat’s! Blues Traveler will really appeal to those who would have attended college back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s garnering an older crowd that may come back to St. Pat’s after many years away while Surfaces connects with today’s college students and those who are college-bound,” says Katy Renfroe, Association Manager of the Five Points Association.

Many notable bands have performed at St. Pat’s over the years and several also got their big break at the festival such as Tantric, Saliva, Moon Taxi, Walker Hayes, Morgan Wallen, Judah & The Lion, Atlas Road Crew, Rodney Atkins, Stop Light Observations, lovelytheband, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Dashboard Confessional, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Manchester Orchestra, Drivin N Cryin and many more!

Spinning the best in hip-hop and R&B between artists’ sets is veteran deejay, The Big DM’s DJ Prince Ice, who has been on Columbia’s airwaves for nearly thirty years, and regional hip-hop artist and South Carolina’s godfather of hip-hop, FatRat Da Czar will be this year’s festival host.

“In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we also wanted to highlight forty years of local bands, so we dedicated one of our four stages – Home Team BBQ’s stage – to host a myriad of Columbia’s finest talents over the past few decades. We asked several of these artists to get back together just for our event, and they were as excited as we were to do it,” states Renfroe. “We are also elated to bring in two of Columbia’s most iconic artists when it comes to hip-hop and R&B with DJ Prince Ice and FatRat Da Czar.”

In addition to the four stages of music, all the events you know and love will be returning including:
Get to the Green 5K, 10K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run starting at 7:30am
St. Pat’s Parade Hosted by Curtis Wilson of ABC Columbia and The Big DM starting at 10amPot O’Gold Playland (Kids’ Zone) from 11am-6pm

And new this year –the Saluda Avenue Experience – is for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s to enjoy craft beer, gourmet Irish street food, a swanky portalet and their own stage with music curated just for them!

General admission tickets can only be purchased online this year at StPatsColumbia.com for $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. The Tito’s Handmade Vodka VIP Suite will be held at Saluda’s, located at 751 Saluda Avenue, again this year. Limited quantity tickets are available for $150/each at StPatsColumbia.com.

St. Pat’s in Five Points welcomes approximately 45,000 of a myriad of demographic attendees – children, families, college students and senior citizens – annually and has a $7+ million economic impact on the City of Columbia and Richland County. More than 35% of attendees travel to Columbia for the festival and come from over 2,000 zip codes and over thirty countries.

St. Pat’s in Five Points also affords the Five Points Association the opportunity to give back to the community that has been its biggest supporter. The FPA will continue the tradition of contributing a portion of money made during the festival to the volunteer groups who help us stage this event. In the festival’s forty-year history, the FPA has donated approximately $1M to local Midlands’ charities including City Year Columbia, Pawmetto Lifeline, Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia, MLK Neighborhood Association, USO of South Carolina, Special Olympics of SC, SC Pride, Sustainable Midlands, United Way of the Midlands, Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 303 and many, many more!

This year’s festival is sponsored by Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Bud Light, White Claw Hard Seltzer, SweetWater Brewing Company, Miller Lite and Yuengling.

For more information on St. Pat’s in Five Points, please visit StPatsColumbia.com. You can also follow the festival on Facebook @StPatsinFivePoints and Instagram @stpatsinfivepoints. To learn more about sponsorships, vendor or parade applications and/or volunteering, please email info@stpatscolumbia.com.

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About St. Pat’s in Five Points

Nearly forty years ago, Duncan MacRae of Yesterday’s Restaurant & Tavern, Steve Gibson of Peddler Steak House, Chuck Pettit of the Columbia Jaycees and Tony Latella of PYA Monarch sat down in a booth at Yesterday’s Restaurant & Tavern, had a few beers and devised a plan to increase the visibility of Five Points’ businesses on St. Patrick’s Day when most people were leaving town for Savannah. The Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points emerged forming a family fun-filled festival benefiting children’s charities in the Midlands.



About the Five Points Association
As an advocate for the district’s businesses, the Five Points Association strives to guide development and improvements that will enhance the vitality of Five Points. The FPA also works diligently to promote Five Points to Columbia and beyond while cultivating inclusivity internally as a neighborhood. Evident by over 100 years of history, viability and recognition as an iconic locale, the success of Five Points would not be possible without the reciprocating support between the neighboring businesses, support staff, partners and companionship of the City of Columbia and Richland County.

While fostering those relationships, supporting the businesses, and continuously showcasing Five Points and its treasures, the Five Points Association and its Board of Directors continue the beautification, collaboration and development efforts to empower growth, upholding the historic legacy of Columbia’s original village neighborhood. For over 100 years, Five Points has grown, evolved and been an icon in Columbia and beyond! For nearly forty years, the Five Points Association has led remarkable endeavors and continues the legacy of priceless accomplishments.



Katy Renfroe, Association Manager

Five Points Association

803.748.7373 I katy@fivepointscolumbia.com

By Kathy Gardener

Publisher at Gardener Media | Gardener Publications LLC

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