Return of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Party
Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association will hold a party to kick off Race Week activities downtown with the Return of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 26, at historic Liberty Lane sponsored by South of Pearl, Darlington Country Club, Cumulus Broadcasting, Community Broadcasters, Carolina Bank, H&S Floors & Furnishings, and First Citizens Bank.
This dressy event will feature live music by Speak Easy Band of Florence, heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by local businesses, adult beverages, and more!
Two-time NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series National Champion Hal Goodson will attend with his race car. Also on hand will be his son Hayes Goodson, who drives the Florence-Darlington Technical College sponsored No. 16 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model and the No. 13 Super Truck in the Pee Dee Coastal Super Truck Series.
Tickets are $50 and are limited to 200 guests. Tickets will include a collectable lanyard and numbered ticket. Must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets will be available in August at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., or call Lisa Rock at 398-4000 x 103.
The venue features a mural by Columbia, S.C., artist Blue Sky and hand prints of all the winners of the Southern 500 Darlington race from 1950 to 2000. Blue Sky will attend the event.
Proceeds with benefit the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association and its projects to improve the business climate in Darlington. Past projects include streetscaping and parking lots downtown, a sign and building improvement grant, free downtown concerts, free business seminars, Build Up Darlington program, Veteran’s Memorial, Market on Darlington Square, and more.