This event is sold out

If you have registered for this Friday’s program, we cannot wait to host you! In the interest of providing the best possible experience, here is some useful information:

  • Doors, galleries, and the bar open at 6:00 p.m.
  • The conversation between Dom Flemons and Dr. Birgitta Johnson starts at 7:00 p.m., and the concert starts at 8:00 p.m.
  • This program is at capacity! Please arrive by 7:45 p.m. to secure your seat. After that time, unfilled seats will be released to waiting walk-up guests.
  • If you know you’re unable to make it, we look forward to serving you another time! If you would send your regrets (by emailing info@columbiamuseum.org or calling the main line at 803-799-2810), we would greatly appreciate it so that someone else may enjoy the program.

Thank you and see you Friday!


Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife, and rhythm bones. Co-founder of the beloved Carolina Chocolate Drops, Flemons left the group in 2014 to pursue his solo career. In 2018, Flemons released a solo album titled Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys on Smithsonian Folkways and received a nomination for “Best Folk Album” at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. This record is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Presented by the Baker & Baker Foundation. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. This program is supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation.