‘90s alternative rock band Everclear will perform at the 2014 Rosewood Crawfish Festival. “Everclear was one of the biggest bands of the late ‘90s,” said Dave Britt, GRMA Executive Director.

“They are going to bring a real nostalgic feeling to the festival when they take the stage.” Everclear formed in 1992 and had multiple top 10 hits in the late ‘90s and early 2000s including songs like “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful”. In addition to Everclear and 10,000 plus pounds of Louisiana crawfish, the festival will have more than 15 bands playing on three stages. The rest of the lineup will include local and regional bands, check the website for details.

“It is going to be a great day of music, food and fun,” said Moe Baddourah, City of Columbia Councilman and Rosewood Drive business owner. “We hope everyone comes out to enjoy what Rosewood has to offer.”

The Li’l Crawdaddy Carnival has been expanded this year and will now be housed in front of Publix. It will feature a full city block of rides, games and entertainment for families to enjoy.

“Annual festivals like the Rosewood Crawfish Festival make spring in Columbia unique and vibrant,” said Kim Jamieson, Director of Public Relations for the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 at the gate. You can purchase advance tickets online at or at ticket outlets, 5th Avenue Deli, Brian Dressler Photography, Dano’s Pizza, Ole Timey Meat Market, Rockaways Athletic Club, Rosewood Market, and Wash World. Youth 16 and under are admitted with an adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a guardian. The price of tickets does NOT include crawfish.

Greater Rosewood Merchants Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and enhancement of Rosewood’s business community. Top priorities include promoting interest, increasing business opportunities, and facilitating communication between businesses and our audiences. Secondary priorities include, beautification, traffic control, improvement of blighted areas, land use planning, community events, and other initiatives that will enhance and preserve the community.

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