St. Pat’s in Five Points is finally returning, with Grammy-winning headliner

Ashlen Renner/arenner@thestate.com
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It’s been three years since St. Pat’s in Five Points has rocked St. Patrick’s day weekend in Columbia.

But this year, the party is on.

After being sidelined in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Pat’s in Five Points is set to return to the capital city’s famed entertainment district on March 19. On Wednesday, the Five Points Association announced the lineup of bands that will play the various stages at the festival, which typically draws thousands of people to the village just east of the University of South Carolina.

There will be two headliners for the event: the Grammy-winning Blues Traveler, a mainstay of 1990s radio, and Surfaces, a Texas-based pop act that has collaborated with Elton John, among others. In all, 23 musical acts are set to appear at this year’s St. Pat’s bash.

Blues Traveler had two platinum-selling and three gold-selling albums in the 1990s, highlighted by 1994’s “Four,” which sold more than 6 million copies and helped nab the group a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. That album included the ubiquitous singles “Run-Around” and “Hook.” The group has continued to record and tour and has released 14 studio albums.

Surfaces, based out of College Station, Texas, debuted in 2017. The video for their catchy 2019 single “Sunday Best” has been viewed 126 million times on YouTube. The group is comprised of singer/songwriters Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki.

There will be five stages at the 2022 St. Pat’s festival. Here’s the lineup for each of them:

Fox 102.3 & Alt 99.7 Greene and Harden Stage - Blues Traveler, Big Something, Villanova, George Fetner and The Strays, The Stews.

WXRY Disovery Harden and Blossom Stage - Surfaces, The Nude Party, The 502s, The Lottery Winners, Stranger Company.

94.3 The Dude Saluda and Devine Stage - Lainey Wilson, Corey Smith, Vagabonds, Yesterday’s Wine, Ashley Wright and The Vance Gap Ramblers.

Home Team BBQ Stage - Sourwood Honey, Jake Duby, The Ramblers, Danielle Howle and The Tantrums, The Soul Mites, Little Bird.

The Fountain Stage - DJ Prince Ice, Fat Rat Da Czar.

Advance tickets for St. Pat’s in Five Points are $20, and can be purchased through stpatscolumbia.com. The Get to the Green Road Race, a 5K, 10K and one-mile run the morning of the festival, also returns this year.

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