KISS FM 103.1 Presents the Inaugural 2022 Columbia Neighborhood Awards on Saturday, April 23rd at the Columbia Museum of Art

Awards Recognize Community Gamechangers and Feature Special Guest Speaker Rose Rock, Mother of Chris Rock

Tickets on sale now!

WHO: Cumulus Media’s KISS 103.1/WLXC-FM, Rose Rock, advocate for youth and families, and sponsors Richland Music Festival, Richland Country, Councilman Ed McDowell, River Community Foundation, Lowes, Healthy Blue, Transit Realty, Carbara Construction & Design, First Citizens Bank, Midlands Honda, Council’s Mattress & Furniture, BurgerIM – Gourmet Burgers, Dr. Aaron and Dr. Jennifer Bishop, Carolyn’s Florist, Trini Lime Caribbean Café, Cheetah’s Gifts, Heyward Career & Tech Center, Optus Bank.

WHAT: Cumulus Columbia’s KISS 103.1 presents the inaugural 2022 Columbia Neighborhood Awards Reception and Ceremony. 28 awards will be given to local businesses, people, projects, and community organizations making our community and neighborhoods a better place to live. The evening will be hosted by KISS 103.1’s Chris Connor and special guest speaker is Rose Rock, mother of comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Chris Rock.

All nominees were selected by nominations from the community from February 24-March 23, 2022. The top three nominees in each category were voted on by the community from March 24-April 20, 2022, at 11:59pm. The top vote-getter in each category will be honored with a 2022 Columbia Neighborhood Awards.

Tickets to the 2022 Columbia Neighborhood Awards Reception and Ceremony featuring special guest speaker Rose Rock are $40 per person and are on sale now, with a portion of proceeds benefitting a local neighborhood.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022. Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and live music starts at 6:00pm, with Awards Ceremony to follow at 7:00pm.

WHERE: The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Columbia, SC.

WHY: To pay tribute to the local businesses and community leaders in the Columbia, SC, area that make our neighborhoods and community a better place to live.




  • Best Attorney
  • Best Local Artist/Band/Entertainer 
  • Best Barber Shop
  • Best Barbecue
  • Best Beauty Salon
  • Best Church/Pastor
  • Best Church/Choir
  • Best Community Leader
  • Best DJ (non-radio)
  • Best Doctor
  • Best Dentist
  • Best Event/Festival
  • Best Food Truck 
  • Best Funeral Home
  • Hustler of The Year
  • Best Kid Entrepreneur
  • Best Make-up Artists
  • Best Long Time Business, 25+ years Best Local News Anchor
  • Best New Business
  • Best Night Spot
  • Best School Teacher
  • Best Soul Food Restaurant
  • Best Sweet Spot
  • Best Tattoo Artist
  • Best Place for Sweets
  • Best Venue 
  • Best Visual Artist
  • Best Vegan Restaurant 

About Cumulus Media

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