Without our favorite underground haunt The Whig Arts and Draughts would be much tamer. Just arts and less sticky floors to mop up at the end of the night. To celebrate 10 years in style and the 21st installment of Arts & Draughts The Whig will debut theirÂ 10th Anniversary Ale brewed by The Whig and Redhook. In an interview with Free TimesÂ Whig owner Phill Blair described the DunkelweizenÂ as a German style beer with the malts roasted slightly longer to make it “a shade darker than you might expect.” If that doesn’t sound like your style Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale is the actual featured beer. It’s light and refreshing so you can put ’em back with ease in the SC dog days heat. Blair also plays a role in booking the event which consistently brings a solid music lineup, this time included.
Headlining the event are local raucous roots rockers Say Brother who return to the event for the first time since they played with The Lumineers and Shovels and Rope. They couldn’t have picked a better local to headline. Say Brother are a party band with the music —hopefully some of it new— to back it up. Opening the show are two of our favorite Girls Rock Columbia volunteers and songwritersÂ Jade BlockerÂ and Stefanie Santana with her band Bologna Eyes. They’ll be joined by The Mustache Brothers whose classic sound varies between country and Americana, but is most heavily rooted in bluegrass.
Other activities include a DIY art project where you can create Warhol style prints with modern faces going along with the Warhol exhibit now at the Columbia Museum of Art. Activities also include a Scavenger Hunt, Dr. Sketchy’s live figure drawing, and a screen printing with USC’s printmaking group Ink & Paper.