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The Koger Center Live on Lincoln


The Koger Center Live on Lincoln
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


WEATHER NOTICE - We are continuing to monitor the weather and anticipate the rain to pass before tonight's event begins.

“The Koger Center: Live on Lincoln” invites patrons of the arts to Lincoln Street in the Vista on Sunday, October 25th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a unique, socially-distanced performance experience in support of Midlands arts and cultural organizations. This outdoor event will feature an evening of renowned local entertainment and dinner provided by Blue Marlin served to tables distanced throughout the cobblestones of Lincoln Street. Proceeds raised from “Live on Lincoln” will directly support the participating organizations to provide critical support for local artists as they navigate the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cultural industry. Join the Koger Center for the Arts in the heart of the historic Vista for this vibrant performance experience showcasing artists from the Columbia Classical Ballet, ColaJazz, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Columbia City Ballet, the Bruch Chamber Orchestra, the Columbia Children’s Theatre, the Palmetto Opera, Trustus Theatre, Town Theater, the University of South Carolina School of Music and the USC Department of Dance! “Live on Lincoln” will be held on the 1200 Block of Lincoln Street in the Vista outside of Blue Marlin. 


Tables of four may be purchased for $270 on Eventbrite and may also be purchased in person at the Koger Center Box Office (Cash or Check only). A table includes seats for four guests, table-side dinner service by Blue Marlin, and the evening’s performance. 



4:30 pm: Check-in opens at the 1200 block of Lincoln Street outside of Blue Marlin restaurant. 

5:00 pm: Performance and dinner service begins. 



Blue Marlin will be serving their authentic low country Charleston crab cake with sweet onion remoulade and roasted corn salsa along side fire roasted chicken breast topped with sautéed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans and finished with roasted garlic butter sauce. For specific food allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact Simms Oliphant at the Koger Center by calling 803-777-7500 or emailing 


Safety Guidelines

To ensure the safety of patrons and performers, Covid-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced under the direction of the City of Columbia and The University of South Carolina. The Koger Center will adhere to the following safety protocols throughout the event: 

  • One-way entrances, staggered exits after the event, and assigned seating to mitigate crowds. 
  • A maximum capacity of 250 total attendees. 
  • A maximum capacity of four guests from the same social group per table. Attendees must buy a table to attend the event. 
  • All tables will be spaced at least six feet apart. 
  • The first row of tables will be set fifteen feet from the stage. 
  • Masks will be worn unless seated at a table or performing. 
  • Food and drinks will be served table side. 
  • Blue Marlin is a “Palmetto Priority” participating restaurant. 
  • The Koger Center will offer a refund policy for those exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms or exposure prior to the event. 



Presenting Sponsor: LS3P

Artist Sponsors:   The Vista Guild, Grace Outdoor, and Nexsen Pruet

Patron Sponsors:   Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC., Midas, Republic National Distributing Company, and Cricket Newman

Thank you to our event partner: Party Reflections


*Rain date: Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.