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Date(s) - 09/29/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Do you remember Hootenannies? Folks at the Presbyterian Church of the 49ers in Columbia are hosting a community sing-along of favorite songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and we’re calling it a Hootenanny. The Hootenanny came to life in the late 1950s when Woody Guthrie used the term to label the acoustic jam sessions and group sing-alongs that were the backbone of the folk music revival of the early ’60s.

The Hootenanny will be held inside air-conditioned Faith Hall at Columbia’s Church of the 49ers on Sunday afternoon, September 29, beginning at 1:00 pm. This is the third time we’ve invited Alex Kash, a local singer and master of the 12-string guitar and harmonica, to perform some of his vast repertoire of popular songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, while the audience gets to sing along. His wife Bethany will accompany him too. Songs include favorites by Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and many others.

You may sit back and just enjoy the music, but we hope you’ll join in! Words to the songs are projected onto a screen, so you don’t even have to try to recall them. There is room for dancing to the music too, and popcorn and other snacks are available during the intermission. There is no admission charge, however a free will offering will be taken to offset expenses.

The Presbyterian Church of the 49ers is located at 11155 Jackson Street in Columbia (corner of Parrotts Ferry Road and Jackson Street). For more information, call 532-6604.