Colonial Life Arena


801 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC, 29208, US +1(803) 576-9200

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The Colonial Life Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina, primarily home to the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. Opened as a replacement for the Carolina Coliseum with the name Carolina Center in 2002, the 18,000 seat arena is also host to various events like conferences, concerts, and graduation ceremonies throughout the year. It is the largest arena in the state of South Carolina and the tenth largest college arena.

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  • Permelia
    Permelia reviewed: Justin Moore @ Colonial Life Arena

    what a great country artist. So country. So down to earth. engages the audience. Loves his fans. I hope I'll have the opportunity to see him many more times!

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  • Shawn
    Shawn reviewed: Prince @ Colonial Life Arena

    I've been a Prince fan since I was around his age when he first started performing. I've never missed a show in the southeast, and on 3/21/2011 in Columbia, SC.... I'm still in "AWE"! And Prince is still the "Best Artist" of all time, a "Legend", I'm just p*ss*d that I can't afford to attend all the other shows in the area! Oh yeah, and he is still one sexy MF!

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  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth reviewed: Martina McBride @ Colonial Life Arena

    Where do I start? Martina McBride is hands-down the best female vocalist in any music genre today. She and Reba are in a class of their own. But on to the show. The first opening act was Luke Bryan. He performed about 25 minutes - I was a little bored. Next opening act was Blake Shelton. Another great country voice. Interacted well with the crowd but only played about 45 minutes - was a little disappointed he didn't sing The Baby. But, that was all okay because I came to see not Luke Bryan, not Blake Shelton, but the incomparable Martina McBride. From the moment she hit the stage I was in another world. I was in Martina's world and I loved it. She did a great job making me feel like I was a part of something big, I mean really BIG! This was the last city of her tour and she gave us 150%. No excuses that she played three nights in a row with ours being the final night. When she spoke, I could sense a little hoarseness in her voice, but when she sang...oh, when she sang, it was AMAZING. Set list was great. A mix of old and new. She performed all of the songs I was expecting and then some. When she and the band left the stage for the first time, I had no idea what she would sing for her encore. Like I said, she sang it all during the show. I was pleasantly surprised when they hit the stage for the encore and did Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer". She then closed the show with Bryan Adam's "Summer of 69". Everyone was on their feet for the entire encore. It was electric and I am still pumped up from the show. This was my 4th time seeing Martina in concert and she just gets better every time. I can't wait until she comes back to the Charleston or Columbia area. I will definitely be there. E.A. Nettles, Summerville, SC

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