Columbia, SC (WLTX)-The Jam Room is celebrating its 25th anniversary in business with a free music festival downtown.
The recording studio, located off Rosewood Dr in Columbia, has been helping musicians record their music and chase their dreams.
"I feel like we are doing our part in the cultural forward movement of the city," says Jay Matheson.
Matheson has been with The Jam Room since the beginning, and is excited the city is giving them the opportunity to expose people to local and regional bands.
"I think the city is going to be happy they gave us the money because we are going to give them an incredible show and hopefully attract people downtown," he says.
Matheson was given $25,000 from the City of Columbia to help fund the concert downtown. There will be two stages and the fun with stretch from Hampton to Main Street.
"This is for the City, for the people, this is the Jam Rooms appreciation for all of the people who have supported us over the years, says Matheson.
Also downtown on Main street, The Nickelodeon Theatre, which premiered "25 Years and Counting", a documentary taking a look back at their journey in Columbia.
Documentary is playing Saturday at the Nickelodeon, 1pm.
Concert runs Saturday, 2pm-10pm.
The Whig Stage:
Those Lavender Whales 2:00
Can't Kids 3:15
Say Brother 2:30
Dead Conferate 4:00
The Woggles 5:30
Justin Townes Earle 7:00
The Hold Steady 8:30
Next Door Drummers 2:45