The S C Philharmonic presents the 10th Anniversary of Tasting Notes

The 10th Anniversary of Tasting Notes, presented by the South Carolina Philharmonic, is set to take place on Monday, March 25, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the SC State Museum in Columbia. Tasting Notes is the orchestra’s signature fundraising event, featuring a delightful combination of wine, food, music, and community spirit.

Event Highlights:

  1. Date and Time: Monday, March 25, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
  2. Location: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais St., Columbia, SC.
  3. Tickets: $100 per person, $150 per couple, available for purchase at
  4. Admission: Includes all food and libations.
  5. Featured Entertainment: Music by Mark Rapp and the ColaJazz Foundation, as well as the Dreher High School Steel Drum Band.
  6. Additional Attractions: Silent auction, cash cigar bar by Stoney Creek Cigars, and beer by Columbia Craft Brewing.

Event Purpose: This year, Tasting Notes will specifically fund the South Carolina Philharmonic’s education and community outreach programs. The organization aims to expand its initiatives, including the Healing Harmonies program, Link Up program, and the introduction of new programs like Music in My Neighborhood.

Restaurant Partners: The event promises a lavish tour of the senses with culinary delights from Columbia-area restaurant partners, including Blue Marlin Steaks & Seafood, Bourbon Columbia, COA Agaveria Y Cocina, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, and many more.

Featured Wineries: Guests will have the opportunity to savor wines from renowned wineries such as Orin Swift, St. Supery, Martin Ray, Kobrand International, Palm Bay, Louis Martini, Rombauer, and more.


  • Grand Sponsor: First Citizens Bank.
  • Gold Sponsors: FACES Inc. and Schmoyer and Company, LLC.
  • Table Sponsors: Ameris Bank, BlueCross BlueShield of SC, Butler Electric, Harold Friedman, Eventually, LLC, McDowell Pearman, SC State Museum, Southern Valet, Synovus, Terminix, and others.

Official Media Sponsors:

  • Free Times (Post & Courier, Columbia)
  • WXRY

Host Committee Members: A dedicated group of individuals serving on the Host Committee includes Dave Allison, Linda Phipps, Gail & Steve Anastasion, Sara & JB Beckett, and many others.

Event Committee: Co-Chairs Dave Allison and Dick Bannon lead the Event Committee, comprising individuals committed to the success of Tasting Notes.

VIP Entrance: Sponsors and Host Committee members have a VIP entrance at 6:00 PM.

Ticket Information: Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling the SC Philharmonic at 803.771.7937. General admission is $100 per person, and couples can purchase tickets for $150.

About the South Carolina Philharmonic: The South Carolina Philharmonic is dedicated to performing live symphonic music and providing dynamic educational opportunities in the Midlands. The organization aims to be a vibrant part of the cultural fabric of the diverse community it serves.

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