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June 27, 2024

Putnam's Harbor Lake Murray Marina


Assisting you with your beautiful day on the Jewel of SC, Putnam's Harbor is located mid lake on the north Chapin side of Lake Murray. Boastfully, it is the 5th largest dry and dock storage facility in the world offering 360 annual storage spaces for boaters. Putnam's offers a variety of amenities including a fully stocked store including all your boating essentials from ice and beverages to snacks and fishing necessities. It also offers a fleet of boats available for daily rentals. Putnam's makes it convenient for boaters to fill up before or during their day out on the lake by providing three different types of gas including diesel. Washroom facilities and shower services are also offered as refreshing retreat after a day of adventure on the water. Their concierge services are top notch with a dedicated staff committed to enhancing your visit. So when visiting Lake Murray Country, be sure to come by Putnam's to "cool down and fuel up!" 




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May 29, 2024




We are only days away from Drift Jam 2024, and today we are announcing our #DriftJam2024 contest!

The GRAND PRIZE for this year's contest is an Airhead Mach tube!

How to enter?

First, like our Facebook page!

(Make sure you get your friends to like it, too!)   




How to find out if you won?

We will have a poll on our Instagram and Facebook page after Drift Jam for you to help us decide who is the winner!


MAKE SURE TO TAG US AND #JKing OR #DriftJam2024!

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May 10, 2024


Icehouse Amphitheater presents Landslide: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Experience the Timeless Magic of Fleetwood Mac with LANDSLIDE!

Are you ready to journey back to the golden age of rock music? If so, mark your calendars for May 25, 2024, because something truly special is happening at the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington, SC. At 6:00 PM, prepare to be transported through music history as Landslide takes the stage for a mesmerizing tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Landslide isn't just another cover band – they're a dedicated group of musicians on a mission to honor one of the most iconic bands in music history. With a genuine love and reverence for Fleetwood Mac, they recreate the timeless hits that defined an era. From "Go Your Own Way" to "Dreams" and everything in between, get ready for a journey through Fleetwood Mac's catalog of music.

But the magic doesn't stop there. Landslide also pays homage to the solo careers of Fleetwood Mac members, ensuring that every fan gets to experience the full breadth of their musical legacy. So whether you're a die-hard Fleetwood Mac enthusiast or simply love great music, this concert promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.

While you're enjoying the soul-stirring tunes of Landslide, indulge your taste buds with delicious offerings from food vendors, and quench your thirst with a selection of beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase.



General Admission: $17 (click here!)


But wait, there's more!

Want a chance to win two tickets to this epic event?

Simply share a great experience you've had with JKRE on THIS GOOGLE FORM HERE and you could be the lucky winner announced on May 20th!



Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to relive the magic of Fleetwood Mac! Get your tickets now and prepare for a night of nostalgia, euphoria, and timeless rock 'n' roll. See you there!


Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Icehouse Amphitheater, Lexington

107 West Main Street


Lexington, SC 29072



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May 7, 2024

Drift Jam 2024 | Lake Murray, South Carolina


Farewell to Drift Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of the World's Largest Floating Festival

Get ready to say goodbye to an era of music, water, and unforgettable memories as Drift Jam, the world's largest floating festival, presented by Palmetto Renovations of Columbia, gears up for its final hurrah in 2024. For years, Drift Jam has been a beacon of summer joy on Lake Murray, drawing thousands of boats, music enthusiasts, and thrill-seekers to its unique floating stage, and is a FREE fundraising show for charity.

Mark your calendars for June 1, 2024, as Spence Island on Lake Murray, SC, transforms into a paradise of music and celebration for one last time. As the sun sets on this iconic event, it's a chance to reminisce about the countless magical moments and musical marvels that have graced the floating stage over the years. J King Real Estate will proudly return as a sponsor this year, so come and join us!



A Thousand Horses

Prettier Than Matt


Rut Spence

The Mixstress Madi Jo



VIP Front Row Tickets: $300 (click here!)



  • Please arrive early and plan to tie up with other boats. If you plan to tie up multiple boats together, you MUST arrive at the festival location at the same time as those that you wish to tie up with. Otherwise, you will be required to tie up with whoever arrives with you, for traffic safety reasons, so prepare to make new friends! (And please be courteous of your new neighbors)
  • NO PLAYING YOUR OWN BOAT SOUND SYSTEM DURING THE FESTIVAL. We ask that everyone please be respectful to your neighbors and more importantly the artists on stage. There are few things more disrespectful than going to a concert and blasting your own music while someone is playing on stage.
  • Please bring sufficient anchors and bumpers for tying up. This is mandatory as supporting very lengthy rows becomes impossible without proper anchoring.
  • Follow all instructions from festival staff on jet skis. They are there to help keep order, safety, and a fun environment for all guests!
  • Waterways must always remain open. Swimming or floating in waterways is strictly prohibited and will result in a fine from SCDNR for being in a restricted zone. You are also not allowed to obstruct waterways by parking out of the designated rows. You will be asked to leave the festival area if you do not follow all festival guidelines.
  • Follow the festival map for parking guidelines. The center lane is for inbound and outbound traffic. Boaters enter each designated row through the center waterway. ALL rows will start from the outside edges (shore side) and extend outward toward the center waterway. AGAIN, please follow the direction of jet-ski patrol staff.



Gather your friends, pack your sunscreen, and set sail for one final voyage into the heart of Drift Jam. Let's make this farewell edition a celebration to remember, as we raise our glasses to the memories, the music, and the magic of the world's greatest floating festival!


For more information, click here or contact



May 3, 2024


Red, White, & Brews 2024

Savor the Flavor at Red, White, & Brews 2024: A Celebration of Local Tastes and Tunes!

Join us as we step into an evening of indulgence and community spirit as the Town of Irmo presents its much-anticipated event, Red, White, & Brews on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 5-8 PM. Located in Irmo Town Park, this gathering promises unforgettable hand-selected wines, craft beer, delectable bites from local restaurants, and the soul-stirring tunes of Rhythm 54.

With a curated selection of wines and craft brews, attendees can embark on a journey of taste, savoring each sip. But Red, White, & Brews is more than just a celebration of beverages and good food; it's a celebration of community. Family and friends come together through the experience of good food, great drinks, and even better company. It's an opportunity to forge new connections, strengthen friendships, and raise community spirit.

Let's not forget the culinary delights awaiting eager taste buds. From savory bites to sweet treats, local restaurants showcase their finest offerings, each dish a display of the culinary talent that

thrives within the community. The food offerings at Red, White, & Brews are sure to satisfy!



Advanced Tickets: $40 (click here!)

Door Tickets: $50

Advanced ticket sales will end the day of the event at NOON. Tickets can be purchased in the park after that time for $50.



Signage Only: $150 (includes a sign in the park and 2 tickets to the event)

Partner Booth: $200 (shared tent, table, 2 chairs and 2 tickets to the event)

Non-Partner Booth: $300 (shared tent, table, 2 chairs and 2 tickets to the event)

To become a sponsor for Red, White, & Brews, click here!



So mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the magic of Red, White, & Brews 2024. With its blend of exceptional drinks, amazing cuisine, and lively entertainment, this event is a tribute to the vibrant spirit of the Town of Irmo. Come join us as we raise our glasses in toast to good times, great company, and the beauty of community. Cheers!


If you are interested in Red, White, & Brews 2024 or have questions, contact or call 803.749.9355.


If you'd like to buy tickets or become a sponsor, go to


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April 10, 2024

2024 Columbia Food & Wine Festival

Indulge Your Senses at the 2024 Columbia Food & Wine Festival!

Since its debut in 2018, the Columbia Food and Wine Festival has been a hallmark event in the culinary calendar of the Midlands. Born from a visionary partnership between Free Times and the Five Points Foundation, this festival aimed not just to celebrate food and wine but to spotlight the rich tapestry of flavors woven into the local culinary scene. Now, in 2024, this extravaganza has blossomed into a five-day affair, anticipated by food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Hosted by The Post and Courier, the 2024 Columbia Food and Wine Festival promises to be a showcase of the region's culinary expertise. From April 24th to April 28th, attendees will have the opportunity to embark on a culinary journey like no other, sampling an array of dishes and drinks. The festival offers a diverse lineup of events, each offering a unique and immersive experience.




Wednesday, April 24

6:00PM: Kickoff Dinner at Private Property

6:00PM: Iconic Dishes of Columbia - Main Street Edition

6:00PM: Collaborative Kitchen: Hampton Street Vineyard


Thursday, April 25

6:00PM: Collaborative Kitchen: Bodhi Thai and Ratio

6:00PM: Collaborative Kitchen: Steel Hands Brewing and Los Chicanos

6:30PM: Asian Night Market


Friday, April 26

12:00PM: High Noon Food Truck Rodeo

3:00PM: Mix, Mingle, and Glow

7:00PM: A Gourmet Soiree


Saturday, April 27

11:00AM: Petals and a Picnic

6:00PM: Bovinoche! Butcher and Bourbon


Sunday, April 28

12:00PM-4:00PM: VIP & Early Access - Sunday Grand Tasting

1:00PM-4:00PM: General Admission - Sunday Grand Tasting


For locations and descriptions of events, please visit this website here.


Whether you're an annual attendee or simply looking to explore the flavors of the Midlands, the 2024 Columbia Food and Wine Festival offers something for everyone. From business casual to cocktail attire, guests are encouraged to dress to impress for all ticketed dining events.


Tickets for each event are available for purchase via the festival's website. Please note that all attendees must be of legal age to order tickets.

For those looking to further support the festival, opportunities to become a sponsor or volunteer can be found here.


Mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for a culinary experience unlike any other. The 2024 Columbia Food and Wine Festival awaits, promising unforgettable flavors and memories to cherish for years to come.


To purchase tickets for the 2024 Columbia Food & Wine Festival, visit:



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April 8, 2024

Irmo Chamber Spring Golf Tournament 2024

Tee Off at the 2024 Irmo Chamber Spring Golf Tournament!

Calling all golf enthusiasts and community supporters! Get ready to swing into action at the 2024 Irmo Chamber Spring Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 25th, 2024, from 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The picturesque greens of Mid Carolina Club, located at 3593 Kibler's Bridge Rd., Prosperity, SC 29127, await your presence for a day of fun, competition, and camaraderie.

Join us as we gather for a fantastic day on the course, courtesy of the Irmo Chamber of Commerce. But the excitement doesn't stop there! Since J King Real Estate is a sponsor for the 2024 Irmo Chamber Spring Golf Tournament, participants will enjoy an extra treat as they traverse the holes. J King Real Estate will be stationed at one of the holes, offering swag, refreshing drinks, and delicious snacks to keep your energy high and your game strong.

Registration kicks off at 12 noon, followed by a lunch to fuel up for the main event. At 1:30 PM, get ready to take your positions for the Shot Gun Start, marking the beginning of an exhilarating round of golf on the renowned Mid Carolina Club course.

As the sun sets on a day well spent, gather at the 19th Hole for post-game festivities and awards, graciously sponsored by Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q. It's the perfect opportunity to unwind, share stories from the day, and celebrate the winners of the tournament.

Mid Carolina Club, with its rich history dating back to 1968, offers golfers of all levels an exceptional experience on its 18-hole course. Boasting a vibrant membership and serving as the home course for local school golf teams such as Chapin High School and Mid Carolina High School, Mid Carolina Club promises a memorable day on the greens for all participants.

So, dust off your clubs, gather your friends, and mark your calendars for the 2024 Irmo Chamber Spring Golf Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice golfer, this event is not to be missed!

For more information and to secure your spot in the tournament, visit here. See you on the fairways!

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March 29, 2024

Happy Easter 2024!

🐰Happy Easter from J. King Real Estate!🐰

Easter Weekend in Columbia: Fun-filled Celebrations Await! As the sweet scent of spring fills the air, it's time to embrace the joyous spirit of Easter in Columbia! There's something for everyone to enjoy during this special weekend. Kicking off the festivities are not one, but two thrilling egg hunts on March 30th, 2024. First up is the Great Lexington Easter Egg Hunt, where adventure awaits as you scour Caractor Park, Corley Street Park, Gibson Pond Park, Icehouse Amphitheater, Lexington Square, Paw Park, and Town Hall in search of seven hidden eggs. The excitement continues with the Downtown Easter Eggstravaganza at Roy Lynch Park at 11:00am, and more activities such as face painting, live music, balloon artistry, and tantalizing treats from food trucks. Best of all, admission to both events is free, ensuring a day of unforgettable fun for the whole family.

For those eager to capture cherished memories, don't miss the chance to snap Easter Bunny photos at Columbiana Centre. Located at 100 Columbiana Circle, choose from a range of photo packages priced between $40 to $50 and treasure the magic of Easter for years to come. And what better way to conclude your Easter celebrations than with a delicious brunch at Columbo's Double Tree Hilton? Located at 2100 Bush River Road, Columbo's invites you to indulge in a spread of culinary delights. Join us on Easter morning from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and savor every moment of this joyous occasion.

As Easter approaches, let's come together to rejoice in the spirit of joy, hope, and family. Whether you're hunting for eggs, capturing memories, or indulging in a delightful brunch, Columbia offers endless opportunities to create unforgettable Easter moments. Wishing you and your loved ones a joy-filled Easter weekend!


From all of us at J. King Real Estate, we wish you a Happy Easter!

Posted in Blog
March 20, 2024


14th Annual Blythewood Doko Rodeo 2024

The Town of Blythewood Presents

The 14th Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo

Come join the action!


At the Blythewood Doko Rodeo, they offer top-notch rodeo entertainment for the whole family. Their events are characterized by wholesome, patriotic themes. The roster includes Current and Past World Champions as well as Nationally ranked cowboys and cowgirls, competing in eight rodeo events. In addition to the competitions, you can find arena entertainment and plenty of food and drink available. Whether you're a dedicated rodeo enthusiast or simply seeking a memorable experience, Blythewood Doko Rodeo promises an enjoyable time for all!



Friday 4/19/24 & Saturday 4/20/24

Gates Open: 5:30PM

Rodeo Starts 7:30PM


ADULTS - $20

YOUTH (AGE 6 -12) - $12




Arriving at 10433 Wilson Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016, turn left into the gravel path and drive all the way back to the pond and you'll find the parking lot. There will be people directing parking if you are still unable to find the parking lot!



Bull Riding

Barrel Racing

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping


Tie Down Roping

Saddle Broncs

Bareback Broncs

Team Roping

Steer Wrestling





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March 15, 2024


🍀 Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend from J. King Real Estate! 🍀

As the streets of Columbia buzz with excitement, it's time to come together and celebrate the magic of St. Patrick's Day! This weekend is not just about wearing green or indulging in festive treats; it's a time to honor the cultural heritage and traditions that St. Patrick's Day represents.


St. Patrick's Day holds a special place in our hearts because it's a day when communities across the globe unite to celebrate Irish culture and the spirit of friendship. It's a time to gather with family and friends, to share laughter, and create lasting memories!


Here in Columbia, there's no shortage of fun activities to partake in during St. Patrick's Day weekend. On Saturday, March 16th, Five Points will come alive with the St. Pat's Festival, featuring delicious food, a parade, and performances by musicians such as Futurebirds, Conner Smith, The Stews, and more. Meanwhile, in the Vista, you can join the Shamrock Bar Crawl for a night of exhilaration!


On Sunday, March 17th, you can wind down your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a Sham Rock Jam at Steel Hands Brewing, where live music and good company await!


At J. King Real Estate, we understand the importance of community and celebration. That's why we encourage you to embrace the spirit of St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Whether you're enjoying the festivities in Five Points, exploring the Vista, or spending time with loved ones, may your weekend be filled with joy, laughter, and the warmth of friendship.


From all of us at J. King Real Estate, we wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend!

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