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Columbia’s Music Farm gets new name

Staff Report //May 15, 2018//

Columbia’s Music Farm gets new name

Staff Report //May 15, 2018//

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Tin Roof is renaming Columbia’s Music Farm venue The Senate and plans to expand music and event bookings by 30%, according to a news release.

The Nashville, Tenn.-based live music destination and bar opened a location at 1022 Senate St. in 2010. In 2014, it leased the 12,000-square-foot warehouse next door and invested $2 million in renovations in the concert venue.

“In 2014, we felt there was a void in concert options between the smaller venues and the larger arenas in the Columbia market,” said Tin Roof CEO Bob Franklin. “At that time, the right move was to partner with the Music Farm team from Charleston for booking and management. Now, we believe the time is right to give Columbia its own concert venue brand, The Senate.”

AEG Presents has signed on as The Senate’s exclusive promoter, the release said. The live music company produces or supports more than 40 music festivals, including Coachella, and has already booked shows at the Senate Street venue.

All announced Music Farm shows will continue as planned at The Senate, and all tickets purchased through Music Farm will be valid.

Upcoming shows at the venue include the Hot Chicken Fest with Will Hoge on June 23, Shooter Jennings on Sept. 9 and Jump Little Children on Sept. 22.

“We share the community’s enthusiasm about this venue, which has made a huge impact on the Columbia entertainment scene since opening in 2014,” Franklin said.

Current staff, including Tin Roof & Music Farm Columbia general manager Derrick Osborne, will remain the same, and the Senate will be available for private events.