Transforming to a Black Tie Venue

One of the best things about the convention center is its versatility. It can go from hosting a laid back event like a Comic Con to hosting a black-tie affair with the same rooms and space. The CMCC...

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Live Music at New Brookland Tavern

A Music Lover's Guide to the Capital City

Catching a concert with close friends can be one of the best ways to spend an evening, don’t you think? Sometimes, though, you don’t have the time (or money) in advance to buy a ticket to a big show...

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attendees of the 2019 army ball

How to Hire a Great Event Photographer

You’ve created a vision for your event, booked a venue, and outlined the agenda. Congrats! Now it’s time to nail down your vendors and marketing tactics. What about an event photographer. It’s a...

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International Food in Columbia SC

Best Spots for International Food

If you're looking for some great international cuisine, you don't have look much further than Columbia's backyard. You'll find food options from Jamaican, to Thai, to Japanese and everywhere in between.

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Soda City Comic Con 2019

Soda City Comic Con is Here It's that time of year again! The premier comic con of South Carolina is coming to Columbia. This year it's bringing with it big names like Michael Rooker and Seth Gilliam,...

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Two attendees in outdoor space at Nashicon

NashiCon Finds a Home at the CMCC

Everyone's welcome at the Convention Center. Just ask the fine folks from NashiCon, one of South Carolina's largest annual anime conventions, hosted right here in the heart of the Vista.

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Segra Fan Fest Experience

Enjoy Basketball in Style

The Convention Center's inaugural basketball celebration offers food, fun, and games perfect for the whole family. Check out this free event March 21st and March 22nd.

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