Celebrate 90 years of Drink Small

ColaJazz hosts a concert to honor the blues legend’s 90th birthday

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Drink Small is depicted in the V and the E of the Five Points postcard mural. | Photo by COLAtoday

Some know him as “The Blues Doctor” and others may recognize him as the man with his guitar on the Five Points mural facing Harden Street. On Saturday, Feb. 4, you’re invited to celebrate Drink Small’s 90th birthday at the South Carolina State Museum.

Hosted by The ColaJazz Foundation, the event will celebrate Drink Small’s career in a variety of ways including:

  • A curated exhibit showcasing photos, instruments, and mementos from his career.
  • A new art piece featuring a guitar made of guitar picks.
  • Cardboard guitars for children to decorate.
  • A concert from fellow blues legend Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues.
  • And of course, a performance from the legend himself, Drink Small.

Grab tickets here, but if you can’t make it, the exhibit will be available for viewing in the museum through the end of February.