Monument / Memorial - Sculpture
Devine St & Harden St, Columbia, SC, 29205
“The monument features a granite plaque on the ground in the shape of a guitar pick. It is surrounded by stainless-steel spires which reach 17-feet skyward. Throughout the ribborns are metal musical stanzas.
The ceremony was part of Hootie’s 25th Anniversary celebration. The seminal 1990s pop rock band formed at the University of South Carolina in 1985 when guitarist Mark Bryan met singer-songwriter Darius Rucker. Drummer Jim Sonefeld and bassist Dean Felber rounded out the four-piece.
The art piece provides an archway over a part of the street, near Good for the Soles shoe store and Yesterday’s Restaurant & Tavern. Following the unveiling, the Benedict College Gospel Choir is schedule to perform their rendition of “Hold My Hand,” one of Hootie’s four Top 10 hits.”