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Columbia Food and Music Festival slated for Sept. 3

Main Street Columbia in conjunction with the Marion County Development Partnership, the Columbia Gearheads, Backroads and Burgers, and Goin’ Crazy Studios presents the Columbia Food and Music Festival on Sept. 3.
Food trucks and musical acts from throughout the southeast will be on hand from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and starting at 5 p.m., Main Street Columbia will be filled with cars and trucks from every generation until 8 p.m.
A few of the musical acts set to showcase their talents are Adam Purvis, Clint Rayborn and his band Sick in the Summer, Parker McPhail, and Jerad Bridges, just to name a few. Country, rock, gospel, and more will played throughout Downtown Columbia.
A familiar face that has gained quite a bit of popularity during Experience Columbia’s Christmas events is Jonathan Beard and Crooked Letter Kitchen from Pelahatchie. Beard and his crew are known for their Cheesy Pig and Bayou Classic burgers. Other food trucks include Cline Kettle Corn, C&K Food Services, JoJo’s Italian Ice, Street Dough, Greek Gal’s, and more.
“After a couple of years of bad weather during Freedom Fest, we decided to go in a different direction and decided on a food and music festival. We plan on this being an annual event that grows every year and becomes one that people from across the south come to attend,” Main Street Columbia Director Nik Ingram said. “Freedom Fest regularly brought in between 7,500 and 10,000, so we expect the same from the Columbia Food and Music Fest.”
There is still time become a participant in this year’s festival in the cruise-in, as a musical act, or as a food truck.
For more information, contact one of the following: Main Street Columbia, Nik Ingram:; Marion County Development Partnership:; Backroads and Burgers (Food Trucks) Brandi Perry and Dori Lowe:; Goin’ Crazy Studios (Musical Acts) Jeremy Bourgeois and Moses Anderson:; or Columbia Gearheads: