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March

Art & Light: "12 Friends-Bit by Bit" March 06, 2015

Please join us for the Opening Reception of 12 FRIENDS - Bit by Bit.

(12 local and established artists make work consisting of two or more surfaces with combined materials)

Friday, March 6th, from 6-9pm

Art & Light Gallery
16 Aiken St. (NEW LOCATION)
Greenville, SC  29611
The Village of West Greenville - The Creative Hub of the City
864-363-8172

www.artandlightgallery.com
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Indie Craft Parade: "Makers Summit" March 06-07, 2015

Makers Gather Around The Art of Business
Annual business conference connects creative entrepreneurs


On March 6-7, creative entrepreneurs will gather in Greenville, SC for the third annual Makers Summit. This year, the event has expanded to two days and will be held in the Clemson ONE space in downtown Greenville. Consisting of keynotes, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with business experts, The Makers Summit is a source of inspiration and learning for small business owners across the country.

This year's keynote speakers are notable entrepreneurs including Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, author and social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger, and Nathan Bond of Rifle Paper Company, who was just named among Forbes 30 under 30.

The Makers Summit is an initiative of Indie Craft Parade, an arts organization whose goal is to support and promote makers. Attendees from 18 states came to Greenville in 2014 for The Makers Summit. "The online creative community is so generous and helpful, we wanted to create an event where that could happen in person," said co-founder Erin Godbey.

She adds, "The event can be customized to fit your specific business needs, because you choose which workshops and expert sessions best apply to your situation." This year's workshops cover topics such as Creating the Perfect Pitch, Small-scale Manufacturing, Selling Wholesale, and Pricing Strategies. Conference tickets are $225 and include both conference days and admission to The Best Craft Party Ever — a progressive party featuring food, drink and craft activities taking place throughout Greenville.

Visit www.themakerssummit.com for more details or to purchase tickets.

The Makers Summit is funded by both local and national sponsors including MailChimp, Squarespace, Dapper Ink, and others.

Contact:
Elizabeth Ramos
elizabeth@indiecraftparade.com
864-561-3497

Younts: "Comedian James Gregory" March 07, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: "James Gregory-The Funniest Man in America"


March 7, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $35, $30, $25

Back on the Younts Center stage for another night of side-splitting observational humor, James Gregory is a plain-spoken comedian for everyman. With his animated face, home-spun musings and audience rapport, it's sure to be an evening of laughs that harkens back to a simpler time.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/james-gregory

GVL Concert Band: "With Strings Attached" March 13-15, 2015

Greenville Concert Band presents: "With Strings Attached"


Violinist Simone Little will be our guest soloist as the band plays some exceptional compositions with each having a connection to stringed instruments.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Greenville Technical College Auditorium, Barton Campus, Greenville, SC

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 3:00 PM - Younts Center for the Performing Arts - 315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC

Admission is free

$10 adults (17 and up), $5 students (any age) $7 seniors (55 & up)

http://www.greenvilleconcertband.us

Furman Singers Tour Concerts March 16-17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Singers Tour Concerts"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17
Furman Singers Tour Concerts
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
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Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2015

PIPPIN


Join us...for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared "Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century." The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With ableoved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTS (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Adam Knight" March 20, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Adam Knight
March 20 - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Younts: "Arturo Sandoval" March 21, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Arturo Sandoval"



March 21, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $55, $50, $45

World renown Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval visits Fountain Inn for an intimate and memorable performance. Come spend an evening with the man who Dizzy Gillespe called "one of the greatest musicians I've ever heard"

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/arturo-sandoval

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" March 24-26, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Co,,unity Exhibit: Gallery Reception
March 26 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

The Peace Center: "Joffrey Ballet" March 24, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Joffrey Ballet



  • Mar 24 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $15

  • On Sale Now


Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company and audiences. It's repertoire includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces, and contemporary works.


The Joffrey Ballet  has been hailed as "America's Company of Firsts." The Joffrey's long list of "firsts" include being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy's invitation, the first to appear on television, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.


For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet's commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the company's unprecedented capacity for achieving important "firsts." The Joffrey continues to maintain it's high level of accessibility through an extensive touring schedule around the world.


Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956 and guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally-renowned Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/joffrey-ballet

FIREside Radio: "The Rider from Nowhere" March 26, 2015

FIREside Radio: "The Rider From Nowhere"



March 26, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5

Set in the town of Junction City, deep within the New Mexico territory, this tale brings the drama and suspense of the radio Western back to life.  As with all FIREside Radio shows, the performance will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio-rider-from-nowhere

Chautauqua: "The Learning Tree" March 28, 2015

The Learning Tree – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion



Saturday, March 28 at 2:00pm Free First Hollywood studio film directed by an African American. Gordon Parks, internationally famous photojournalist, produced and directed “The Learning Tree.”  And wrote the semi-autobiographic novel on which the film based, the screenplay and the film music. Come of age with a young boy in a small Kansas town where, 90 years ago, the races lived in uneasy accommodation.

“The Learning Tree” was one of the first films to be selected for preservation on the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Rated PG. Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104 506 S Pleasantburg Dr Greenville, SC 29607

Chautauqua: "Gordon Parks Discussion" March 31, 2015

Gordon Parks – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm
FREE

The life and movies of Gordon Parks, the groundbreaking "Life" magazine photojournalist and first African American Hollywood film director. It’s a chance to join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the power and poetry behind Gordon Parks “pictures.” This discussion led by veteran Greenville journalist, E. Richard Walton.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

April

Centre Stage: "Monty Python's Spamalot" April 02-26, 2015

SPAMALOT


A NEW MUSICAL lovingly ripped off from the motion picture.

by: Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Show Dates:
April 2, 2015 to April 26, 2015

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film's anarchic spirit.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/spamalot

Centre Stage: "Blackbird" April 07-22, 2015



BLACKBIRD






Sorting through the wreckage of a love most foul.




by: David Harrower



Show Dates: 


April 7, 2015 to April 22, 2015



Two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship when she was twelve and he was forty.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/blackbird

The Peace Center: "Keith Lockhart & BBC Concert Orchestra" April 07, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, Keith Lockhart & the BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Apr 7 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $45

  • On Sale Now


Conductor Keith Lockhart returns to Greenville with the world-renowned BBC Concert Orchestra featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


Since Keith Lockhart's appointment as seventh Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, highlights of his tenure include two critically-acclaimed North American tours, conducting annual performances at The Proms, and celebrating the orchestra's 60th year in 2012. Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra embark on their most recent North American tour featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


In February 1995, Lockhart was named the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since it's founding in 1885. Over the last 19 years, he has conducted over 1500 concerts and made 74 television shows, including 38 new programs for PBS's Evening at Pops and the annual July Fourth spectacular, produced by Boston's WBZ-TV and broadcast nationally for many years on the A&E and CBS television networks. He has led the Boston Pops on 38 national tours and in performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.


Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Maestro Lockhart began his music studies on piano at the age of 7, and holds degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Northeastern University, Furman University, and Carnegie Mellon University, among others.


Keith Lockhart celebrates his nineteenth anniversary season this year as Conductor of the Boston Pops, and continues to serve as Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival in Brevard, NC.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/keith-lockhart-the-bbc-concert-orchestra

The Peace Center: "Pilobolus" April 09, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, "Pilobus"


Pilobolus is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education, and consultation.


Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these multi-disciplinary goals. The original company has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years.


Pilobolus has been featured across the world at the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), and on Sesame Street, Oprah, 60 Minutes, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It has been recognized with prestigious honors, such as the Berlin Critic's Prize, the Scotsman Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming.


Pilobolus holds the 2011 Guinness World Record for fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper (26); and in 2012, the company was nominated for a Grammy Award for its interactive music video collaboration with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan, "All is Not Lost." Recently, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pilobolus

Furman Jazz Ensemble April 10, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 10
Furman Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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GLT: "Don't Cry For Me Margaret Mitchell" April 10-25, 2015

Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell


by Duke Ernsberger



April 10 – April 25, 2015 



The hilarious, outrageous, and mostly true comedy about the process of adapting “Gone With the Wind” from novel to movie. You will laugh until you are out of breath at the antics which produced one of the most beloved films of all time.


FAC, Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Student Exhibit" April 13-May 14, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit
April 13 - May 14, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 17-May 02, 2015

Richard III


Apr 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30, May 1 - 2

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. The War of the Roses is over. York wins and England finally enjoys peace under King Edward IV. When the King’s younger brother, the tyrannical and disfigured Richard, set his sights on crown and country, the people are thrust into chaos in this original game of thrones. This timeless exploration of power examines the disastrous consequences of a thirst for revenge overwhelming the needs of the people. With England herself at stake, can the country weather another war?

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/richard-iii

Furman Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band April 17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 17
Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Bob Chesebro, soloist and guest conductor
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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FAC Black Box Theatre: "Shakespeare" April 17, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Roy Fluhrer - Shakespeare
April 17 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" April 17-26, 2015

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner"



April 17-19 & 24-26 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

When radio personality Sheridan Whiteside comes to visit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Stanley after an Ohio speaking engagement and breaks his leg, he finds himself captive in the well-to-do family's home for a period of convalescence. The mayhem that ensues is a hysterical American comedy from the golden age of Broadway.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/the-man-who-came-to-dinner

Chautauqua: "Citizen Kane" April 18, 2015

Citizen Kane – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion


Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm
Free

Is this the Greatest Film of All Time? For his film directorial debut, a 25 year old baby-faced radio boy wonder is given an unheard of Hollywood contact to develop his own story, use his own cast and crew, and have "final cut." -- Oh wait, that's the background - not the story trailer! Rated PG.

Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

Chautauqua: "Orson Welles" April 21, 2015

Orson Welles – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Orson Welles, the boy genius who created what is often called the greatest film of all time, “Citizen Kane.” It’s a chance to discuss movie-magic, art and fakery with an audience that loves talking back to history. Discussion is led by Dr. George Fein who will perform as Orson Welles in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

FAC-Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" April 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit: Gallery Reception
April 23 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Furman University: "Spring Oratorio" April 24, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 24
Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes
Furman Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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SCCT: "The Cat in the Hat" April 24-May 03, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Cat in the Hat"

April 24 - May 3, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with SCCT as we bring the most mischievous cat in town from the page to the stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for a day of serious fun. With tricks galore, and Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat is never blue.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-cat-in-the-hat

Greenville Chorale: "Music's Power" April 26, 2015

"MUSIC'S POWER"


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, Greenville

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

Three distinct programmatic sections will celebrate music’s power to proclaim belief, to offer comfort, and to guide prayer.

"Power to Proclaim” music by Górecki, Bruckner, Lauridsen, Stroop;

"Power to Comfort" music by Sirett, Henson, Tavener;

"Power in Prayer" music by Parker, Wilberg, Forrest.

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

GSO: "German Inspirations" April 28-29, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "German Inspirations"


Saturday, March 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 3pm

Weber: Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture
Hind: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, D major

This program presents masterworks written by great composers of three generations, but connected through glorious German musical traditions. The evening culminates with the warmest lyricism and striking passion of Brahms' invigorating Second Symphony.

Peace Center Concert Hall
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 467-3000

GLT: "Wild Thing" April 30-May 03, 2015

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


Travel back to the 1960s! An incredible local cast will thrill you with These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, and many, many more!


May

FAC, Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Student Exhibit" April 13-May 14, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit
April 13 - May 14, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 17-May 02, 2015

Richard III


Apr 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30, May 1 - 2

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. The War of the Roses is over. York wins and England finally enjoys peace under King Edward IV. When the King’s younger brother, the tyrannical and disfigured Richard, set his sights on crown and country, the people are thrust into chaos in this original game of thrones. This timeless exploration of power examines the disastrous consequences of a thirst for revenge overwhelming the needs of the people. With England herself at stake, can the country weather another war?

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/richard-iii

SCCT: "The Cat in the Hat" April 24-May 03, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Cat in the Hat"

April 24 - May 3, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with SCCT as we bring the most mischievous cat in town from the page to the stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for a day of serious fun. With tricks galore, and Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat is never blue.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-cat-in-the-hat

GLT: "Wild Thing" April 30-May 03, 2015

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


Travel back to the 1960s! An incredible local cast will thrill you with These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, and many, many more!


Chautauqua: "Mickey Mouse & Walt Disney" May 02, 2015

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive event

Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm

FREE

An adventure in the life of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, brings a magician's insight into the creative life of Walt Disney.  It's a perfect chance to bring the whole family. This event is NOT a costumed performance. Event is led by Larry Bounds will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

 

Younts: "Glenn Miller Orchestra" May 03, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: " The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra"



May 9th, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/glenn-miller-orchestra

Chautauqua: "Walt Disney Discussion" May 05, 2015

Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Walt Disney, who shaped the modern world of multimedia entertainment. Join an audience. It's a chance to join an audience that loves to talk back to history to discuss Disney's vision that “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Discussion is led by Larry Bounds who will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Artisphere Festival May 08-10, 2015

Vision Statement


ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC, showcasing the arts, reflecting the area’s international flair, and maximizing existing arts programs by providing a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts visual and performing and Greenville’s multi-cultural offerings to appeal to visitors from throughout the world, as well as citizens throughout the region.



Mission Statement


ARTISPHERE is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires, and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.


May 8, 9, 10, 2015!

http://www.artisphere.us/

Centre Stage: "A Time to Kill" May 28-June 13, 2015

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates:
May 28, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Based on the John Grisham novel, this play is a suspense-filled drama about a man fighting a legal battle in a racist system. After his little girl was attacked, he killed her assailants and is now being tried for the death penalty.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/time-kill

June

Centre Stage: "A Time to Kill" May 28-June 13, 2015

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates:
May 28, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Based on the John Grisham novel, this play is a suspense-filled drama about a man fighting a legal battle in a racist system. After his little girl was attacked, he killed her assailants and is now being tried for the death penalty.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/time-kill

Centre Stage: "Two Rooms" June 02-10, 2015



TWO ROOMS






Political issues are personal.




by: Lee Blessing




Show Dates: 


June 2, 2015 to June 10, 2015



The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. In fact the same room serves for both and is also the locale for imaginary conversations between the hostage and his wife, plus the setting for the real talks she has with a reporter and a State Department official. It is her job to try to make the wife aware of the larger equation of which the taking of a hostage is only one element, but as the months inch by it becomes increasingly difficult to remain patient. The wife is finally goaded by unforeseen developments to speak out against government policy and, in so doing, triggers the tragic series of events that brings the play to its startling conclusion.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/two-rooms

Warehouse Theatre: "Boeing Boeing" June 05-27, 2015

Boeing Boeing


Jun 5 - 7, 11 - 14, 18 - 21, 25 - 27

Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
By Marc Camoletti
Directed by Anne Tromsness

Sponsored by Jackie and John Warner, Rogers Financial Group

The altitude and high jinks rise quickly in Marc Camoletti’s Tony Award-winning Boeing Boeing! This sexy, effervescent comedy centers on Bernard, a self-styled playboy and successful French architect. Life is good – with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancées, all stewardesses, with no knowledge of each other. However, Bernard’s careful planning is turned upside down when an old school chum arrives and a new, speedier Boeing jet brings everyone together for the layover of a lifetime!

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/boeing-boeing

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 05-27, 2015

All Shook Up 


Book by Joe DiPietro


Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley



June 5 – June 27, 2015

Jun 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 at 8 pm; Jun 7, 14, & 21 at 3 pm

The  story is new, but the music is all Elvis! Joe DiPietro has crafted a funny and heart-warming story around the music of Elvis Presley, much the same way Mamma Mia! features the music of ABBA.


It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. You’ll jump out of your blue suede shoes as the 25 member cast sings Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling In Love, and many more.


(ALL SHOOK UP is not an Elvis tribute show (a la Scot Bruce).  It is a wonderful story of a changing America featuring music that changed us all, as well.)





SCCT: "Sleeping Beauty" June 12-21, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Sleeping Beauty"

June 12 - 21, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by ages 4 and up

One of the most popular princesses is back in this classic, once-upon-a-time favorite about a girl who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into an enchanted sleep only to be awakened by true love's kiss.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sleeping-beauty

FIRE: "Into the Woods" June 12-21, 2015

FIRE presents: "Into the Woods"



June 12-14 & 9-21, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/into-the-woods

Chautauqua History Alive Festival - America at the Movies June 12-21, 2015

Chautauqua History Alive Festival  – America at the Movies


Friday June 12 through 21nd at various times
FREE

A ten-day – two-weekend festival of FREE shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Outdoors evenings. Indoors daytime.

  • Fall in love with MARY PICKFORD

  • Be amazed the cinematic magic of ORSON WELLES

  • See poverty and joy through the lens of GORDON PARKS

  • Dream with WALT DISNEY whose empire started with a little mouse

  • Experience the MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND


Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal.  And it’s all Free!

Evenings Outdoors at 7:30p
Fri   12  WALT DISNEY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Whitney Walters
Sat  13  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Don Shabkie
Sun 14  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show
Wed17  WALT DISNEY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Whitney Walters
Fri   19  WALT DISNEY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow GLOW
Sat  20  PARKS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Moody Black
Sun 21  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show

Daytime Indoors – Weekdays at 11:30a and Weekends at 2:00p
Sat 13   GORDON PARKS, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun14   MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)
Mon15  WALT DISNEY, Younts Center, Fountain Inn (11:30a)
Mon15  GORDON PARKS, TBA (11:30a)
Tue 16  MARY PICKFORD, Centre Stage (11:30a)
Wed17  ORSON WELLES, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Thu 18  GORDON PARKS, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Sat  20  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun 21  MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)

Discussions at Artist Guild Gallery at 9:00a

Sat  13            WALT DISNEY
Thu 18           ORSON WELLES
Fri   19            MARY PICKFORD
Sat  20  GORDON PARKS

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

July

Greenville Chorale: "Patriotic Concert" July 03, 2015

"Patriotic Concert"



Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Furman Lakeside Amphitheatre

Bingham Vick, Jr. and Les Hicken conducting

Open Seating

The Greenville Chorale will perform at Greenville's popular Independence Day celebration, delighting guests with a twilight evening of entertaining and inspiring music to honor our country and our military. Bring a picnic and enjoy this free patriotic concert by the lake at Furman Univiersity

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Previous Events

MAC Gallery: Lin Pulliam March 05-April 11, 2014

March 5th - April 11th, 2014

Artist Statement:
Self taught, I paint interesting (to me) people
found lurking in my imagination.

MAC Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Warehouse Theatre: Flamenco Performance March 07-08, 2014

Jose De Guadalupe
FLAMENCO


Flamenco-arts.org

March 7 and 8
7:30 PM
$30

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For tickets and reservations contact: www.warehousetheatre.com or 864.235.6948

Clemson: "Passport to the Arts" March 07, 2014

Clemson’s signature town-gown event, ‘Passport to the Arts,’ is March 7


The Clemson University Center (CVA) for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature “Town and Gown” event Passport to the Arts 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.

Tickets are available for $30 at www.clemsonpassport.org  until Saturday, March 1, midnight. After that, the price goes to $40. The ticket price includes transportation, food, drink and entertainment.

This year marks the fourth collaboration between the Clemson University CVA–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson to provide participants with a tour of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and food showcased at four different locations.

Clemson Area Transit (CAT) offers transportation for the Passport to the Arts tour. All buses feature entertainment, making the ride to each venue a destination in itself.

The event locations include the Center for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery on the Clemson campus, The Arts Center, CAT and the 2014 location The Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square.

Attendees will be viewing several art works being debuted for the first time in the four gallery venues, including an oil portrait of former Mayor Larry Abernathy on display at the CAT facility. Additional highlights from this year’s event will be catering provided by Rick Erwin of Clemson at the Patrick Square venue. The restaurant in Patrick Square’s Town Center is the first venture for Rick Erwin in the Clemson market. Restaurant construction completion is scheduled for fall 2014.

Passport to the Arts sponsors
Passport to the Arts would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Blue Ridge Electric Coop, Carolina Real Estate, Merrill Lynch-Willis Candela Group, Morris Business Solutions, Oconee Medical Center, Signarama in Anderson, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s and Tom Winkopp for providing needed support for the arts in the Clemson community.


More information
For more information about Passport to the Arts, visit 
www.clemsonpassport.org
 or the Facebook fan page facebook.com/PassportToTheArtsInClemson. To learn more about the visual arts in the area, contact Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery Director Denise Wooward-Detrich, go to visualarts@clemson.edu  and  www.clemson.edu/cva or contact Arts Center of Clemson Director Tommye Hurst, tommye.hurst@explorearts.org and visit www.explorearts.org.

Chamber of Commerce: Garland Mattox March 07-April 25, 2014

Paintings by Garland Mattox


March 7th - April 25th, 2014

Garland Brown Mattox was born in Louisiana and grew up in eastern North Carolina. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA in the Fine Arts in 1987. After a long hiatus spent raising her family, she began to paint again in 2010. She lives in Greenville with her husband and three children.

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

 

AGGG: Helen Farmer Edwards March 07-April 04, 2014

Helen Farmer Edwards is from a house full of curious things. It was in Knoxville, Tennessee where she developed her sincere fascination with impractical, surprising, absurd, idealistic and romantic objects.  While creating, she gives all her attention to the nuances of the materials and processes, and hopes that the end products become tangible fantasies that question what is considered precious, needed or necessary.

Helen received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, Athens in 2011. She previously graduated with her BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2006. Helen has shown her work in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2005 she participated in the Student Artist in Residency Program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and in 2006 was an Artist in Residence at Platteforum in Denver, Colorado.

Helen currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina where she spends most of her time making new work.

Artistry: First Friday Art and Music March 07, 2014

The Artistry First Fridays


work by Ryan Calloway and Carol Ann Kronyak

Live music with:
6:30 - wandering minstriels of Shufflebutton
8 - rowdy Americana of Red Leg Huskey
9 - shadows and songs by Shadowband

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

T.L. Norris Gallery: First Fridays March 07, 2014

First Friday
March 7
5:30 - 9:00pm


This month come get

SMART ABOUT ART

Join TL Norris Gallery for a special spotlight series and learn more about our artists, their influences, styles, & subjects.

serving light refreshments and wine

1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 991-8645
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

First Fridays: Gallery Crawl March 07, 2014

The first Friday of each month 25 art galleries and venues will be offering local, regional and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, woodworks, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community. For details see

www.firstfridaysonline.com

CMA: Gala, "From Geisha to Gatsby" March 08, 2014

2014 CMA Gala From Geisha to Gatsby
Saturday, March 8 | 7:00 p.m. - Midnight


Celebrating the spring exhibition Japan and the Jazz Age, the 2014 Gala From Geisha to Gatsby will delight guests with spectacular Japanese-inspired decorations and the glitz and glamour of a roaring 1920s jazz club. The Gala is the CMA's largest fundraiser and best party of the year. Entertainment provided by Reggie Sullivan and Friends, the USC Dance Company, and an award-winning shamisen player. Black tie attire. Complimentary valet parking. Presented by Jim Hudson Lexus. Tickets are $150 per person ($75 tax-deductible). Purchase tickets in person, online at columbiamuseum.org/gala, or by phone at 803-343-2810.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 2920

Carolina Youth Symphony Concert March 09, 2014

The Carolina Youth Symphony performs Sunday, March 9th at 5:00pm in Furman’s McAlister Auditorium.  Featured on this concert, will be the winners of the CYS/TD Bank 27th annual concerto competition.  Annabelle Yang, Piano, of Greenville, SC,  9th  Grade,  Southside High School, is a student of Lisa Lee Kiser of Simpsonville, South Carolina..  Annabelle will perform the first movement of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor.  Zoe Kushubar, Violin of Campobello, SC, 10th Grade, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, is a student of Jennifer John of the Governor’s School. Zoe will perform theSaint-SaensIntroduction and Rondo Capriccioso.  They will perform on the concert with the 85 member Symphony Orchestra of the Carolina Youth Symphony.  Dr. Leslie W. Hicken, Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the Carolina Youth Symphony will conduct.

The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mr. James F. Kilgus will open the concert with Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms and the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky

The two winners of the competition will also receive a check for $500 to be presented by TD Bank and Carolina Youth Symphony

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, please visit our website Carolinayouthsymphony.org.

Carolina Youth Symphony
PO Box 534
Greenville, SC 29602

http://carolinayouthsymphony.org/

Acrylic Workshop: Robert Joyner March 10-12, 2014

Acrylic Workshop by Robert Joyner
2011 Kentucky Derby Artist

March 10, 11, &12
9am-5pm

Location: Vino and Van Gogh: 1818 Augusta Street
Workshop Fee: $400

Contact: Sharon Reynolds/Workshop Coordinator
sharon@SERDesignArt.com
(864) 360-0375

www.paintinghog.com

Foothills Music Club: Organ Concert March 13, 2014

Holy Cross Episcopal Church will host the 2014 Foothills Music Club Organ Recital on Thursday, March 13, at 3:00 pm. This recital is an annual event, the location of which rotates among area Tryon churches.

Representing six different churches, the recitalists this year are Cecilia England, John Gardner, Susie Mahnke, Diane Pickens, Nancy Walburn, and Meryt Wilson.

The organ program will include selections from Ned Rorem's A Quaker Reader, a setting of Es ist da Heil uns Kommen her by an unknown composer, and Sortie, a movement from Suite Liturgique, by Canadian composer Denis Bedard.

The Foothills Music Club Chorale, under the direction of Rita Stobbe, will also perform. Choral selections are The Lord Is My Shepherd by Howard Goodall and Lift Thine Eyes from "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn.

The Foothills Music Club was founded in 1988 by Lesley Oakes, with the assistance of Kathleen Erwin and Betty Van Buskirk. In 1994, the music club inaugurated its scholarship program. Since then, nearly $40,000 has been awarded to talented young musicians to further their music study. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Foothills Music Club, Inc., P. O. Box 463, Lynn, NC  28750.

The 58-rank organ at Holy Cross was rebuilt by John Dower in 1994-1995. It is maintained by John Dower and Lincoln Pipe Organs, Lincolnton, NC.

This organ recital is free and open to the public. Holy Cross Episcopal church is located at 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC. For more information, please call the church office at 828-859-9741.

Clemson Center for Visual Arts: "Red Baloons" March 13-31, 2014

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk:


Thursday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
Catered by Naked Pasta of Greenville, SC
Gallery Talk @ 7:00 p.m.
(Free)


Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville is pleased to present Red Balloons, an exhibition of multi-media works by Molly C. Morin and Stephen Wolochowicz. Morin uses digital methods, including computer coding, 3D modeling, and digital photo-editing to produce work that explores the difficult relationship between information and meaning. Morin's projects visualize data sets generated from a wide range of sources, from poetry to text messages, and reflect on the impact of communication technology on daily life. Wolochowicz's current work utilizes abstract industrial shapes with organic features. through the use of vivid color and texture, he adds a playful aesthetic to his underlying concepts. They deal with the human invention, environment and progress through networks of industrial themes. This exhibit will also feature interactive collaborative works by Morin and Wolochowics that are programmed to visually respond to human activity in a way that encourages users to engage their bodies and voices.

Exhibit runs until March 31, 2014

www.mollymorin.com
www.stephenwolochowicz.com

Open Hours: Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm
First Fridays, 10:30am - 9:00 pmwww.clemson.edu/cva
blogs.clemson.edu/cvagreenville

Clemson University Center for Visual Arts - Greenville
1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

CBT: REVOLUTION March 14-16, 2014

REVOLUTION: A Cultural Exploration of Modern & Classical Dance
Guest Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden of  "So You Think You Can Dance"

http://www.carolinaballet.org/season-performances/revolution

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
2:00 + 7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center


SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center

Join CBT for Revolution! A Cultural Exploration of Modern and Classical Dance. CBT is privileged to bring Dwight Rhoden - founder, co-artistic director and master choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet in NYC, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and a featured choreographer on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” - to Greenville. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Fab Four's first U.S. tour as CBT presents Rhoden's Beatle Juice, a fusion of ballet and modern dance featuring the timeless music of The Beatles. Justo's Tango for Angelina, showcasing the music and culture of his homeland Argentina, completes the program.

Jane Todd Butcher: Mixed Watermedia and Collage March 14-15, 2014

Mixed Watermedia & Collage Workshop
Taught by artist Jane Todd Butcher


March 14 & 15, 2014
9:30am - 4:00pm

This workshop will explore some of the many ways artists may utilize mixed water media and collage in their watermedia paintings. Collage, gesso, and mixed media  may be used as simple accents, or to provide texture in your watercolor or acrylic paintings... or as the basis for a whole new painting approach. The choice is yours.

Advanced beginner to advanced level artists will find new ways to enhance their paintings and add pizzazz, whether you work in watercolor or acrylic, in a realistic or an abstract manner.  Suggested materials may include stained or white rice papers and tissue, fluid acrylics, as well as any other materials you may want to include in your work. The emphasis is on experimentation, color, and design and how to resolve our wonderful beginnings into finished paintings.

A materials list will be provided. Artists may bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at the delicatessen next door. 

Workshop fee: $155.00.

Space is very limited. Register online (preferred) at: www.vinoandvangogh.com, or call 864-434-3054. 

For more information on Jane Todd Butcher, visit her website at www.janetoddbutcher.com.

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 14-22, 2014

American Callboard Theatrical, the new resident theatre company at the Mauldin Cultural Center, is set to open their first production, Distracted, the weekend of March 14 through March 22.

In a world of chirping ringtones, viral videos, and people never far removed from their email, is it any wonder that our children are having more and more trouble focusing on an individual task? In Distracted, this is where “Mama” finds herself. With a high-spirited, uncooperative, and sometimes downright rude 9 year old “Jesse” who can’t focus long enough to just get in (or out) of her pajamas. When her teacher recommends “Jesse” for special education, “Mama” is forced to consider the possibility her child might have ADHD. But what, exactly, does that mean?

Mama” is now on the ultimate quest for information! She seeks help and explanations everywhere from homeopathy to neuropsychology to neighbors and other parents. While there may not easy answer, she is determined to find the right one for her child even if she clashes with her husband in the process.

Lisa Loomer’s script brings out both the serious and sometimes exceedingly ridiculous aspects of the differing opinions about how to raise a child. Witty sarcasm, asides, as well as a complete break of character highlight the more personal, heartwarming, and human aspects involved in an otherwise touchy and sometimes private topic.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 14-15 and March 21-22 beginning each night at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10-15 and available for purchase online at www.maudlinculturalcenter.org. Contains some adult language.

Greenville Concert Band: "No Strings Attached" March 14, 2014

The Greenville Concert Band will perform at Greenville Technical College Resource Center auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Our program will include:

  • Greenville vocalist Jean Calvert with the band ("But Not For Me" and "You Life Me Up")

  • Marches ("The Sinfonians" and "Black Granite")

  • Swing ("Big Bands in Concert")

  • and more...


Greenville Tech
www.GreenvilleConcertBand.US(864) 268-7274

www.greenvilleconcertband.us

GSO: East Side, West Side March 15, 2014

GSO Spotlight Series
East Side, West Side

Our GSO Spotlight Series compliments your symphony experience with three charming chamber music programs that feature small ensembles of two to six GSO musicians at Centre Stage Theatre.

Sat. March 15
2pm & 7pm

Hindemith  Woodwind
Quintet, Op. 24, No. 2
Payton MacDonald
  Devil Dance for flute and percussion
Beethoven Septet in E-flat, Op. 20

East meets West in our final rousing, yet charming Spotlight Series concert of the season.

Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2014

PIPPIN


Join us...for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared "Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century." The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With ableoved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTS (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Chautauqua: Clara Barton, Led by Judy Bainbridge March 18-22, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with the Greenville County Library System

Dr. Bainbridge is a Greenville, SC Historian and Greenville News featured columnist. Two chances to catch her fun , fact-filled, stories of Clara Barton - Tue evening and Sat afternoon.

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell.

Tuesday  March 18 - 7:00pm
Saturday March 22 - 1:30pm

Peace Center: "Pink Martini" March 20, 2014

Show Dates
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 7:30 PM

"Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical ad-venture...if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band," says Thomas Lauderdale, the band's founder and pianist.

Formed in 1994, Pink Martini's music crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, drawing inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, and '50s injecting a more global perspective. The band's twelve musicians have studied different languages and styles of music from all over the wold in developing their wildly diverse repertoire.

Lauderdale is excited to present his newest musical co-conspirators, The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp. Pink Martini released March 4th an exciting full-length studio collaboration album, featuring this quartet of wondrous, clear-voiced singers all lifting their voices in concert with Lauderdale's brilliant, multi-lingual globe-trotting arrangements. In celebration of the release, The von Trapps are touring with Pink Martini and performing songs from the new album, Dream a Little Dream.

Tickets: $15 - $55

http://pinkmartini.com/

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/mart

Downtown Alive! "Opening Night" March 20, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Guitarists Mac Hobbs and John Durham meet in 2011 with intentions of playing as an acoustic duo. Mission accomplished. Since then, the two have produced three large scale 'locals-only' tributes to bands such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. The Social Contracts, formed in the Spring of 2013, is a collection of various phenomenal musicians Hobbs and Durham have meet in the meantime, with members steeped in many genres from Country to Jazz. Playing a mix of original and cover songs, some more obscure than others, The Social Contracts are bound to keep you on your feet.. and toes.
www.machobbs.com

Arts Tent


Featured in the ARTS TENT will be artist Fotini Christopholis (see work below)  and the folks from Centre Stage, who can update you on all the exciting productions coming up at their theater, including The Producers.

Don’t miss it: on N. Main Street in front of the Hyatt, 5:30 – 8:30pm.

www.fotinichristophillis.com

 

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 21-22, 2014

Mauldin Cultural Center presents "Distracted"

What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can’t solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents’ marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?

Show Dates: March 21 & 22, 2014 7:30pm

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org
(864) 335-4862

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Centre Stage: Paintings by Tami Cardnella March 21-April 12, 2014

March 21 - May 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

www.centrestage.org

Upstate Film Society: "Tim's Vermeer" March 21, 2014

Hi Film Fans,

An inventor, Tim Jenison, became obsessed with wanting to understand how Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer became such an outstanding artist.

He went on a 5 year journey to try to duplicate Vermeer's painting techniques. "Tim's Vermeer" follows him on this quest for knowledge.

The film starts this Friday, March 21 at the Regal Cherrydale Cinema.

Visit our website, www.upstatefilm.com, to access a link to a trailer.

Check with Cherrydale for screening times.

Some of you have perhaps already heard or read of the efforts of a local woman who is attempting to bring an independent movie theater to downtown Greenville. Daryn Zongrone is her name and her dream is The Film House. To learn more about her mission go to www.greenvillefilmhouse.com. She has an active fundraising effort which you can learn more about on the site.

See you at the movies.

-The UFS Board

Email:
Write to upstatefilmsociety@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Snail Mail:
Upstate Film Society
P.O. Box 5472
Greenville, SC 29606

 

Main Street Fridays: "Jumpstart Band" March 21, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Jumpstart, since forming in 1992, has been consistently drawing rave reviews from a variety of clients throughout the southeast. Jumpstart's current lineup consists of two front singers, Sasha and Alonzo, plus two other members that can also sing lead vocals. How many bands can boast that they have four people that can sing lead vocals and sing them well? Jumpstart can!! Here's a sample...Sasha's Crazy, Electric Slide, and Respect; Alonzo singing Unchained Melody,Hard To Handle, and Let's Get It On; Woody singing Brown Eyed Girl, Wonderful Tonight, and Pretty Woman; Jay singing Boogie Shoes,Let Make Love, and Sixty Minute Man; and that is just a sampling of what is in store for your crowd at every Jumpstart performance! Jumpstart's professional manner and variety of music, makes this group the perfect choice for just about any occasion. Whether it be a wedding reception,private party, or outdoor festival. Jumpstart has the experience and the energy to make your event come alive! Jumpstart interacts with their audiences in creative and entertaining ways. From line dancing to sing-a-longs, Jumpstart knows how to cater their show to your needs! But best of all, Jumpstart continues to deliver beach and dance music with dynamic vocals and excellent musicianship!!
thejumpstartband.com | Listen

I.C.P. Workshops: iPhone Photography March 22, 2014

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

iPhone Photography
with Jivan Dave

When: March 2014 / DETAILS TO COME

Hampton III Gallery: Coffee and Conversation March 22, 2014

Coffee and Conversation:
The Art of Collecting
(Moderator: Sandy Rupp)


Saturday, March 22, 11- noon
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10- 5
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
864-268-2771

Artists Featured in Exhibition:
William Halsey
Dave Appleman
Charles Quest
Carl Blair
Edward Rice
Philip Morsberger
John Acorn
Mark Mulfinger

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

 

Peace Center: Dance Theatre of Harlem March 25, 2014

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 7:30 PM


Dance Theatre of Harlem consists of 18 diverse dancers, known world-wide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. Founded in 1969 by Arthus Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertaking" (The New York Times). Mitchell was inspired to start the school shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to offer children the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.

Tickets: $35 - $55

www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/harl
Buy Tickets


Phil Garrett: Inside Acrylics Workshop March 25-26, 2014

Phil Garrett is teaching a course at Vino & van Gogh March 25th & 26th from 10am-4pm.

The course will be crafted around his recent book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Todays Top Artists

$225.00 for all materials and lunch

Sign Up:  www.vinoandvangogh.net

Marquin Campbell
www.marquindesigns.com :: jewelry & art
www.vinoandvangogh.net  :: painting instruction
YardArt Greenville :: signs to celebrate every occasion
864 434 3054

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "Art Discussion Group" March 26, 2014

Art Discussion Group Meeting


The first monthly meeting of the newly forming Art Discussion Group will meet 2 to 4 PM Wednesday March 26th at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, 1239 Pendleton St.

We cordially invite all artists and art lovers to attend as we develop a forum for discussion of art related subjects such as CONSTRUCTIVE critique of art works in progress, networking, demos and other topics of general interest. Hopefully special interest groups will form and artists will find support within his or her particular medium. This is a wonderful opportunity to find friends who share your love of art and also help newcomers join Greenville's vibrant and welcoming arts community.

Please bring a chair and artwork for discussion if you wish. A cold beverage will be provided.

Questions? Email Faye Jones at birdie1345@aol.com

 

Centre Stage: The Producers March 27-April 19, 2014

The Producers
By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
March 27th - April 19th, 2014

What happens when a down on his luck producer and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes? They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script: "Springtime for Hitler". You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: Presevation Hall Jazz Band March 27, 2014

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Named after the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans'  French Quarter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity.Today, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Their newest album, "That's It," break new ground as it's the first time in the band's history that they have recorded an album made up of entirely original material. The original music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit and though some traditional jazz purists may be surprised, the broader public will find the music engaging, enthralling- and irresistibly danceable.

Tickets: $15 - $35

preservationhall.com/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/jazz

Downtown Alive! "Outshyne" March 27, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Outshyne is on the move in 2013 and have their sights set on the completion of their sophomore album produced by Jeffrey Steele & Chip Matthews. With a unique sound that sets them apart from other artists, this up & coming band is working hard to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive industry. Formed in 2007, the group consists of five guys from South Carolina whose deep seeded southern roots have been the foundation for their edgy, country rock sound. The band has taken a seemingly successful grassroots approach to growing their brand. Exposure on Clear Channel and XM Nashville11/57 has been fundamental in growing their popularity. With just shy of 11,000 facebook fans & over 800,000 total youtube views the band is beginning to make their mark. In 2012, Outshyne played nearly 200 shows, sharing the stage with artists such as Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore, Tracey Lawrence, Colt Ford, Lee Brice, Eric Church & Trent Tomlinson. While most of those shows were in the Southeast there are plans to expand in to new regions in 2013.
home.outshynemusic.com | Listen

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

The Blood Connection: Laura K. Aiken Exhibit March 27-May 15, 2014

Laura K. Aiken


Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 1stfrom 5:30 pm - 7:00pm

The Blood Connection Donation Center
435 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 751-3031

Exhibit: February 19 - May 15

Art & Light: "Spring Art Party" March 27, 2014

5-8 pm at Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drvie
Greenville, SC 29605


Celebrate the season with lighter and brighter at A & L's Spring Art Party featuring the new work of emerging artist Kiah Bellows, with new work by Melinda Hoffman and Teri Pena as well.

The art party wlll also feature a very special installation of 13 A&L artists inspired by Pantone's 2014 spring color chart. Soft pastels and vivid brights were the chosen palette for this installation of 12"x48" panels. Themed, "The Seed Fairy Comes," each artist embraced their on unique styles to create paintings reflecting the spirit of the theme and the spring season.

SCCT: Pinkalicious The Musical March 28-April 06, 2014

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents,
Pinkalicious, The Musical

March 28th - April 6, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Pinkalicous  LOVES pink and after over-indulging in pink cucpcakes, she wakes up to her dream-come-true of being pink! A series of "pink-tastic" adventures lead Pinkalicious to follow the doctor's orders eating green in order to return to normal. She learns valuable lessons about self-control and moderation in this wildly funny musical that touches the inner-child in everyone, including boys too!

Warehouse Theatre: 4000 Miles March 28-April 12, 2014

4000 Miles
Mar. 28 - 30, Apr. 4 - 6, 10 – 12
By: Amy Herzog
Directed by: Chip Egan


What do you do when your 21 year-old grandson shows up, unannounced, at 4:00am? Well, if you are 91 year-old Vera, you don’t let him pitch a tent in the middle of the West Village.

4000 Miles showcases the evolving relationship between Vera and Leo, as he struggles with the loss of his best friend, and they both try to find their way in today’s confusing world.

Main Street Fridays March 28, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Fortunate Sons are a rock and roll band from the Upstate of South Carolina. They have been playing around the area since 2010. They have become a regular act at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC. Sultry smooth yet soulful lead vocals from Jonathan, along with harmony vocals from Dave, Pete, Marshall, and sometimes Andrew, make this band quite a joy to listen to. Influences: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis Redding, Motown, CCR, Tom Petty.
www.fortunatesonsmusic.com | Listen

Furman Jazz Ensemble And Combos March 28, 2014

FURMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND COMBOS


PRESENT CONCERT MARCH 28


The Furman University music department will present a Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos concert Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Furman Music Professor Matt Olson, D.M.A., conducts the Jazz Ensemble and four Jazz Combos. Student musicians are coached by Furman music faculty members Steve Watson (jazz guitarist) and Keith Davis (jazz pianist). The concert features music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Maria Schneider, and the Brecker Brothers.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/jazz-ensemble-and-combos-in-concert-march-28/

 

Doug Young Studios: Stations of the Cross March 28-30, 2014

Stations of the Cross Exhibit:


Friday, March 28 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 29 6:00-9:00 PM
Sunday, March 30 1:00-4:00 PM

Artists


Doug Young, Drew Conley, Jared Stanley, Chris Koelle, Jeremiah Langner, Charles Pate, Jonathan Vanderbijl, Vedhagiri Ranganathan, Kathy Bell

Free Admission
For more information, contact Doug Young. (864) 430-3130

Foothills Philharmonic: “Stories of Land and Sea” March 29, 2014

“Stories of Land and Sea”
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Reception to follow performance.


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season, Storytellers, this Saturday evening with Stories of Land and Sea. In this second of three performances in the Spring Concert Series, Foothills Philharmonic's various chamber groups will present famous works such as La Mer by Claude Debussy, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, Die Moldau by Bedrich Smetana, and the Finale of Respighi's Pines of Rome.

 

The 2013-2014 season continues to feature an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that will transport our audience across the globe and beyond. Season 13 will explore everything from classical and popular favorites to more intimate chamber music, and probably a few selections you’ll hear for the first time.

 

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge. Each concert is followed by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to meet our musicians and artistic director.

 

J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-8080
Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

Christina Laurel & Kathryn Schnabel: "Creative Living..." March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist


March 29, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class is designed for adults (18 + years) will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can't find the inspiration or guidance that you need to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you unleash the dormant artist within. Their one day workshop session, "Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist," will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members) Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist

Join us Saturday,March 29 for this special workshop with Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce that registration is open for a very special workshop to be team taught by the award-winning instructors, Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel.

March 29, 2014: Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist” Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class, designed for adults (18+ years), will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can’t find the inspiration or guidance to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local professional artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you energize the dormant artist within. Their one-day workshop session, “Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist,” will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight. Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

To learn more about the artists, visit: Christina Laurel (http://www.claurelartist.com) and Kathryn Schnabel (http://www.windygardenstudio.com). 

Supply List: magazines, glue stick, scotch tape, stapler, (no scissors); silk painting supplies will be provided.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Younts Center: "Jane Monheit" March 29, 2014

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist


Jane Monheit


March 29, 7:30 pm

"Everything I'm singing now is a reflection of my truest self," says Jane Monheit. "After all this time in the industry, after touring for 13 years, it's time to just be me, with complete and utter freedom." Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins.

 

315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644


Younts Center for Performing Arts
864-409-1050
civiccenter.boxoffice@fountaininn.org
http://www.yountscenter.org

Furman Amphitheater: "Percussion Ensemble" March 29, 2014

FURMAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT


“INUKSUIT” AS PART OF EARTH DAY FESTIVAL


Release is available online:
http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/percussion-ensemble-to-present-inuksuit-march-29/

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a performance Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Furman Amphitheater.

“Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams, is free and open to the public and is presented by the Music Department as part of the Earth Day Festival taking place throughout the day on campus.

The student-led performance features 15 ensemble members and two alumni guests.

Music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker said of the performance, “… one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life.”

Adams’ groundbreaking work, scored for anywhere between nine and 99 percussionists, was co-commissioned by Furman and premiered in 2009 at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. The U.S. premiere of the piece took place at Furman in 2010.

An Alaskan composer, Adams is known for his attempts to marry music to landscape or some other aspect of nature. The concert-length work takes its title from the stone monoliths that the Inuit use to orient themselves in the Arctic region.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

 

Chautauqua: "Gordon Parks" March 31, 2014

Gordon Parks – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Gordon Parks, the groundbreaking "Life" magazine photojournalist and first African American Hollywood film director. It’s a chance to join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the power and poetry behind Gordon Parks “pictures.” This discussion led by veteran Greenville journalist, E. Richard Walton.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Centre Stage:Smudge April 01-15, 2014

Centre Stage's "Tuesday Night Fringe Series" presents,
Smudge
by Rachel Axler

April 1st, 8th and 15th, 2014

This dark comic tragedy isn't for the fainthearted: A young couple has an extremely deformed baby, whom they joking called "the smudge" when they saw the first ultrasound photo of her. "Smudge" is also about the complicated nature of love, what it means to truly become a parent and the resilience of a life unexpected.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
864-233-6733

Downtown Alive! "Shane Pruitt Band" April 03, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.
shanepruittband.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Aldo Muzzarelli (painter)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=muzzarelli&x=0&y=0

Yelitza Diaz Muzzarelli (sculpture)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=diaz&x=0&y=0

Columbia Open Studios April 03-06, 2014

Tour Artist's Studios!
Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th, 2014

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties. This weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with the artists in a variety of unique studio environments. Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Visit www.columbiaopenstudios.org for more information.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411402979106416

Preview Party
Thursday, April3, 7-10 PM
Olympia Room at 701 Whaley

$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Enjoy cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeurves, music by DJ Snow, and a pop-up exhibition of #ColaOpenStudios artists

Woodmont High School: "Wizard of Oz" April 03-05, 2014

The Wizard of Oz at Woodmont High is entering its final weekend of performances. Tickets are only $8 (and $5 for children 12 and under). Call (864)355-8603 to reserve tickets. There are plenty of seats available. The final three shows will run this Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Woodmont High is located in southern Greenville County.

Woodmont High
2831 West Georgia Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

The Wizard of Oz is directed by Will Ragland, musical direction by Josh Morton, and choreography by Kimberlee Ferreira. The production is sponsored by MAC.

 

GLT: Don't Dress for Dinner April 04-19, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy:
Don't Dress for Dinner
Some of the best comic actors in the Upstate will have you in stitches in this farce fresh off a Broadway revival. Bernard plans a weekend with his mistress at a French farmhouse, sends his wife off to visit her mother, and has invited his best friend to provide an alibi. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues.

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl April 04, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both





First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.
www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.





Main Street Fridays: "Mike Frost Band" April 04, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Aiken, South Carolina's Mike Frost Band - featuring the superb vocals and saxophone of Lauren Meccia – is energizing the local music scene by blending together several musical styles to create a sound that’s all their own. Anchored by the dynamic bass playing of Mike Frost - an artist with decades of worldwide touring and performing experience - they combine a crowd-pleasing sense of fun with adventurous, turn-on-a- dime musicianship. As evidenced by their stellar CD releases, Riddle Me This? (2011), Get Frosted! Live at the Blue Horse (2011), Frosty Christmas (2012), and Live at the Red Pepper (2013), their sound contains elements of danceable funk, classic rock, and R&B, while their approach to jazz standards and modern ballads is laced with undeniable verve and performed with a soulful spirit.
mikefrostband.com | Listen

Gallery Seventeen: "Brian Hibbard" April 04-May 30, 2014

New Works by Brian Hibbard
"Year of the Horse"


Opening Reception: April 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
gallery@gallery-seventeen.com
www.gallery-seventeen.com/

(864) 235-6799

McAlister: "Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble" April 04, 2014

FURMAN SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE


PRESENT CONCERT APRIL 4

Event takes place Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/symphonic-band-and-wind-ensemble-present-concert-april-4/

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

The concert, “Maslanka,” is open to the public. It is named in honor of special guest composer David Maslanka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

The performance is conducted by Furman Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken and Director of Athletic Bands Jay A. Bocook.

The program includes works by Timothy Kramer and Vincent Persichetti; Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein; two pieces by Maslanka; and “The Rifle Regiment” by John Philip Sousa.

Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed.

Included in his more than 130 works are 40 compositions for wind ensemble and band, and several chamber music, orchestral, and choral pieces. Maslanka has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.

Widely published and recorded, Maslanka has been a freelance composer since 1990 and now lives in Missoula, Mont.

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman Band Office at 864-294-3069.

 

Art & Light: "Liz Rundorff Smith Exhibit" April 04, 2014

"The Memory of Place"
Liz Rundorff Smith


Excitement ahead friends and collectors! A&L is going home and will be opening a second gallery in the Flatiron building on Friday, April 4th.

The First Friday opening features Greenville artist, Elizabeth Rundorff Smith's all new collection of paintings from abstracted photography.

"My process begins with photographs that I project and from which I work to abstract the moment captured in the camera while maintaining fragments of a representational image."

Opening Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-9:00pm

1205 Pendleton St (Flatiron)
The Village of West Greenville
Greenville, SC 29609

A&L FLATIRON is our second location and will be open every Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm - as well as all of the Flatiron artists. (Joseph Bradley, Pat Kilburg, Janina Ellis and Signe & Genna Grushovenko)

A&L on Aberdeen is open every Tuesday - Saturday!

 

The Film House: "Night at the Movies" April 04, 2014

The Film House presents " Night at the Movies"


April 4th, 7-10pm

The Peace Center's Rameur Studio
Attire: Semi-Formal

Screening: "Singing in the Rain"

Cocktails, hors d'oeurvres , Hot tea by "O-Cha-Tea-Bar," Live music and a silent auction featuring local artists.

Cocktail Hour is from 7-8, the movie seats at 8

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg Studio" April 04, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


Friday, April 4, 6:00-9:00 PM

Stop in and say hello.  There's plenty of parking across the street from the Flatiron Building

1209 Pendleton Street
(864) 630-1652


NEW!!!  Now open every Friday and Saturday, 11:00-5:00

AGGG: "Heather Love" April 04-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents Heather Love

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 6-9 pm


Heather Love grew up in Raleigh NC and took her first photography class at the age of 12. Since that time she has experimented with photography off and on, but began focusing specifically on black-and-white as a medium after she moved to Greenville in 2009. She has since expanded her work to include photos in sepia-tone, but each photo remains true to traditional technique--although the photos are taken digitally, no adjustments or alterations are made that could not be recreated in a traditional darkroom.

Artist's Statement


My goal as a photographer is to capture details or elements of a scene that are emphasized by the absence of color. I hope that by taking images in black-and-white or sepia, the viewer notices things about the picture that their eye wouldn't otherwise see. Some of these scenes are more abstract while in others the components can be easily identified--in both cases, my hope is that the observer discerns and enjoys the details and composition of each piece.

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "First Friday" April 04, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery  present...
First Friday, April 4th 6-9pm

Clay, Installation, Metal Art, Painting, Sculpture


Carol Ann Kronyak and Timothy Chorbadjian

Artistry Workshops and Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.theartistrygallery.com

With Food from Mobile Good-to-Go Kitchen

Taylors Mill: "First Friday" April 04, 2014


Performances By:
Wasted Wine
Discordia Arts
Morgan of the Pines

Sculptural Installations By:
Allison Anne Brown
Carey Morton

After Party At:
Due South

2nd Floor
Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC

GSO: The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprentice April 05-06, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprenctice

Sat. April 5, 8pm
Sun. April 6, 3pm

Taneyev  Symphony No. 4,
Op. 12, C minor
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,
Overture - Fantasy
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien,
Op. 45

Prepare to be mesmerized by two spectacular works as the great Pyotr Tchaikovsky dons his sorcerer's cap and casts a melodic spell, each inspired by Italian impressions. The concert begins with the Greenville premier of the monumental and powerful Fourth Symphony by another Russian master - Sergei Taneyev, beloved pupil and close friend of Tchaikovsky himself.

Peace Center Concert Hall

Arts Council of Pickens: "Spring Fling Arts Festival" April 05, 2014

The Arts Council of Pickens  County presents "The Spring Fling Arts Festival"


April 5, 2014
8:00am - 2:00pm

Downtown Easley in front of City Hall
(Right beside the Easley Farmer's Market)

Folk art, visual art & literary art vendor booths, live music and dance performances, children's art activities. The Farmer's Market will be open!

I.C.P. Workshops: Succulent Terrarium April 08, 2014

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

Succulent Terrarium
with Amy Walchers of Urban Digs

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 7 PM – 10 PM / Where: Urban Digs, 215 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609 / Cost: $30
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Chautauqua: Harry Turman, led by George Frein April 08, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with Greenville Library System.

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00pm

How did unsuccessful farmer, businessman gone bankrupt, and unknown politician from Missouri, who suddenly found himself President make some of the most crucial decisions in history? Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, save a starving Europe, create a Fair Deal for Americans, start the nation on the road to civil rights, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea. And, the always underestimated Truman staged one of the most stunning political comebacks in American history  — his 1948 “whistle-stop campaign” against Thomas E. Dewey. This unassuming yet supremely confident and decisive man rose to the occasion.

George Frein returns to Greenville to lead this discussion. Dr. Frein is Founder of Greenville Chautauqua and Artistic Director currently cybercommuting from Texas.   A Chautauqua Legend himself, George Frein is one of the most sought-after performers on the Chautauqua Circuit. He has created for us the roles of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Henry Adams, Herman Melville, John Winthrop, John James Audubon and the ever lovable Dr. Seuss. He will perform as Harry Truman in the June 2014 Festival.

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

GLT: "Miss Nelson is Missing!" April 09-12, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre present: "Miss Nelson is Missing!"


April 9 - 12 at 10:30 am, except Wednesday performance at 7pm

Tickets $8 with discounts available for groups

Or, COME AND 'DOUBLE PLAY' - Enjoy a visit to the Children's Museum of the Upstate along with seeing Miss Nelson is Missing! for only $12! Ask the Box Office for Details! 233-6238

Call the Box Office to find out about our Wednesday night special as part of the "Week of the Young Child" Celebration

PURCHASE TICKETS 

Downtown Alive! "The Mobros" April 10, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


THE MOBROS make old ideas sound new. Kelly Morris, who plays guitar and sings with sweeping guttural gusts that can elicit shivers, is joined by his brother, Patrick, on drums. Whereas most bands would be satisfied with re-creating a sound and mood that invokes nostalgia, THE MOBROS have expanded on the soul and rock music they listened to in their youth. The brothers' songs contain deeply-rooted Southern underpinnings, a result of growing up in historic Camden, S.C. They've played the prestigious Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Atlanta's Sweetwater 420 Fest, Greenville's Artistphere International Art Festival, Eco Fest in Jacksonville, FL, Earth Day Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbia's Blues Festival, the Carolina Homegrown Music Festival, Fall For Greenville Music Festival, Sautee Jamboree in Sautee Nacoochee, Ga and the Free Times Music Crawl. About 40,000 revelers were at St. Pat's in Five Points when The Mobros played a headlining slot in 2012. Most recently they were hand picked by B.B. KING to open for him on two shows of his Summer 2013 tour, at the Snagajob.com Amphitheater in Glen Allen, VA and at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. With his guitar, Kelly, who is crafty and prolific, creates a labyrinthine of notes, sometimes playing dual guitar and bass parts. Patrick, who is sponsored by Anchor Drums, adds Caribbean percussive inflections. What is immediately gripping about the brotherly music is their flourishing harmonies, the melodic layers stacked seemingly effortlessly. The brothers are taking sabbaticals from college to pursue music, and they are on the verge of releasing their debut album "Walking With a Different Stride" in the Fall of 2013. Bars and clubs have smoldered because of their sweltering sets, as the band melds Latin, blues, funk and soul, often in the same song, into a scintillating blend. The music can also soothe in the way that authentic, decades-old soulful classics do. For THE MOBROS, the old ideas are seasoning for their resonant, modern sound.
themobros.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


The Warehouse Theatre:
http://www.warehousetheatre.com/
Find out about the 2014/15 season of amazing productions at the Warehouse Theatre!

Two MAC member artists will show their work:
Alexandra Yannopoulis and Alexia Moustelou-Giannopoulos

Albino Skunk Music Festival April 10-12, 2014

Set in a rural, relaxed environment, the Skunk Fest has been a Greer fixture and provided a platform for local musicians of all genres. Guests are encouraged to escape the daily grind and camp on the grounds. How better to discover new bands than in a lounge chair with a packed cooler?

Skunk Farm
4063 Jordan RoadGreer, SC

Daily Tickets: $18 - $45; weekend ticket: $300

www.albinoskunk.com

Merge: "Artist Reception" April 10, 2014

Merge is partnering with local curator, Kara Blanken to host of a conceptual exhibition of local, contemporary art.

The opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6-9 PM. The show will be on view at the Merge offices until the first week of June.

The show will feature a total of four local artists who are not currently represented by local galleries. Bryan Hiott from Taylors Mill and Aaron Greene from The Village of West Greenville will be featuring wet plate collodion tintypes, albumen prints on glass, Polaroid prints, and Leica shots. Craig King from White Whale Studios and Virginia Yearick from Clemson University will include complex charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and intricate prints.

Merge is located at 411 University Rdg. Ste. 225 Greenville, SC 29601

Hampton III Gallery: "Paul Yanko" April 10-May 24, 2014

New Paintings by Paul Yanko


April 10 - May 24

Opening: Thursday, April 10, 7-9 PM
Artist's Talk: 8 PM

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, May 3, 11 - noon

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-5
(864) 268-2771

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Main Street Fridays: "Herringbones" April 11, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Herringbones Band performs a mix of original music and covers of classic rock, Top 40, acoustic rock, oldies, beach, country, jazz, and party music from the last 50 years. We have been playing as a band for 5 years, specializing in outdoor concerts and private events. We love to provide high-quality, energetic, family-friendly entertainment. Our promise: Great music across many styles, an irresistible groove to make people move, and lots of fun for everyone.
www.theherringbones.com | Listen

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Diana Farfan Exhibit" April 11-May 16, 2014

Diana Farfan’s Bread and Circus Exhibition Opens at Spartanburg Art Museum


The Spartanburg Art Museum opens a new exhibition of surrealist ceramic sculptures by Colombian-born artist Diana Farfan, entitled Bread and Circus. Join the Spartanburg Art Museum for the opening reception on Friday April 11 from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk by the artist at 6:30 pm.

Diana Farfan was born in Bogotá, Colombia where she received her BFA from the National University of Colombia. She completed her training closer to home, in Columbia, South Carolina, where she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of South Carolina. Farfan currently resides and works in Greenville, South Carolina.

Bread and Circus, which derives its name from the famous quote by Roman satirist Juvenal, refers to a superficial means of satisfying or sedating the masses. The circus theme woven throughout the playful menagerie of ceramic toys, dolls, and marionettes, references this political distraction via spectacle. The sculptures in Bread and Circus hold a strong socio-political connotation, as well as a hefty dose of humor.

Farfan is a master of straddling the line between the playful and the serious. Her pieces while often beautifully and whimsically created, ask more of us. They tackle major themes such as the human condition, the human body, and how we connect with ourselves and with each other. By playfully manipulating the clay and distorting classical ideas of anatomy, Farfan is able to mold not only her sculptures, but also the way in which we view the themes they evoke.

Bread and Circus is on view at the Spartanburg Art Museum through May 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Whimsical Toys Workshop with Diana Farfan: Saturday April 19 1-5pm. 3D Studio. $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Includes all materials.

This exhibition is made possible in part with funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit spartanartmuseum.org

 

 

Christina Laurel: "SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E" April 12, 2014

SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E


April 12, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.

Class size is a minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8 and is designed for adults ( 18 years +): Suminigashi marbles paper by "floating ink" - a process that originated in 12th Century Japan; Sumi-e uses bamboo-handled brushes with sumi (ink) to create deceptively simple paintings. Learn about Japanese papers and Asian art forms from instructor Christina Laurel. Materials provided.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and tuition must be paid by April 10.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Peace Center: "An Evening with John Legend" April 12, 2014

Show Dates
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8:00 PM
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist, John Legend will be coming to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on April 12, 2014. The show will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet.The tour comes in support of Legend's highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single "All of Me," was recently certified Gold sales status.Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. He's sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide and his work has earned him three Soul Trail Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist, and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to singing/songwriting, John Legend also works on many humanitarian initiative and efforts. These have been recognized through many service awards including the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Service Award from Africare. John currently sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children, and the Harlem Village Academies.

Tickets: $45-75

http://www.johnlegend.com/


Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" April 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



April  12th at 10:30pm


http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Downtown Alive! "Brian Collins" April 17, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Born and raised in West Georgia, Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a longtime veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism. The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Zac Brown, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of a stripped-down percussion kit and bass lines, offer a well-rounded, energetic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.
www.BrianCollins.us | Listen

Arts Tent


Robert Havens (painting)

 

Jared Emerson: "Persepective Art Show" April 17, 2014

Artist Jared Emerson is giving of his talent and time to shine a light on needful communities. The show will feature a display of Emerson's art and include a live performance by will the artist. All of the evening's events will benefit the Premier Foundation, which supports global charities, and the Adopt the Block Program.

Zen
924 S. Main StreetGreenville, SC

Thursday, 7:00pm
$75
(864) 561-3091
www.perspectiveartshow.como

Centre Stage: "The Producers" April 17-19, 2014




Centre Stage presents: "The Producers" by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan


What happens when a down on his luck producers and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes?  They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script:  "Springtime for Hitler".  You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Shows left:
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm


Centre Stage

501 River Street

Greenville, SC 29601





Book Signing: "Web of Water" April 17-May 06, 2014

Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda & Reedy Rivers


Upstate Forever (www.upstateforever.org) announced today launch event details for their upcoming book, Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda and Reedy Rivers.

The book consists of images collected in the Saluda-Reedy watershed by four South Carolina photographers: Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt, jon holloway, and Ben Geer Keys, and essays by Upstate nature writer John Lane.

“Web of Water is a marvelous mix of…exquisite photographs that are a delight to the eyes and words that flow like a river pulling the reader along and capturing the spirit of the place,” said Rudy Mancke, Naturalist in Residence at the University of South Carolina.

The Greenville book launch will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at Studio 220, Hyatt (220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC).

If you are unable to make the Greenville book launch, the Spartanburg book launch will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at Indigo Hall (190 Ezell Street, Spartanburg, SC). The Spartanburg launch will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of Upstate Forever in Spartanburg. All events are scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00pm. Members of the media, as well as the public, are invited to attend.

About Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is a non-profit organization promoting sensible growth and protecting special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The organization strives to develop clean water, healthy air and abundant green space across the entire Upstate; encourage a pattern of development with reduced fiscal and environmental impacts; and support fully informed and engaged citizens throughout the region. With offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, Upstate Forever focuses on three programs – Clean Air & Water, Sustainable Communities, and Land Trust.

About Hub City Press

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission, Hub City Press is a non-profit independent press in Spartanburg, S.C. that publishes well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors, with an emphasis on the Southern experience.

Greenwood:
Thursday, April 17th at Sundance Gallery: 5 -7pm

Greenville:
Tuesday, April 22nd at Studio 220, Hyatt 5-7

Spartanburg:
Tuesday, May 6th at Indigo Hall, 5-7pm

Peace Center: "Melissa Etheridge" April 18, 2014

Show Dates
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Peace Center as part of a limited run of live dates in an intimate theatre setting. This show is a rare opportunity to see the rock icon perform in a stripped-down atmosphere, rotating between electric and acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica."I enjoy doing the solo shows not only to get ready for a new album, I also love to dive into my catalogue of songs and bring a new freshness to my older material," explains Melissa Etheridge. "It is such an intimate experience with the audience, and it is truly one of my favorite ways to perform."

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocal, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Hitting her artistic and commercial stride, Melissa's success has landed her multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Tickets: $45-$65

Main Street Fridays: "5th and York" April 18, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


A hugely popular regional sensation since forming in 2006, the Charlotte, North Carolina based group 5th and York’s dynamic, multi-faceted follow-up to their infectious 2011 debut album “Nascentum,” is entitled “ALL IN”. The new project offers a clever overview of the Charlotte, North Carolinas’ urban jazz ensemble’s musical mission this time around. 5th and York is stirred up the urban smooth jazz landscape with the release of its eclectic debut album and are taking things a step further this time around by releasing their first National Single “Maputo,” an explosive cover of the classic, Marcus Miller penned smooth jazz format staple that was originally recorded by Bob James and David Sanborn on their Grammy winning album Double Vision.

The group’s saxophonist and co-founder Derwin Friday is the jazzy core of the group who has been playing with bassist Dewarren Tate for over ten years; Friday’s first cousin, guitarist Derrick Friday, is a rocker who adds powerful electricity to their infectious melodies and driving grooves. Keyboardist and musical director George Mason is a renowned musician in several different genres of music including Gospel and Hip Hop. Drummer Johnny Gillard lays down the rhythmic foundation for the band, and is a contemporary jazz natural who is coveted by many bands throughout the area for his uncanny ability to, as Derwin says, “keep time like a human metronome.” Lead vocalist Tra Mason, has shared the stage with various gospel and R&B stars, including Glen Jones and Ginuwine.

5th and York has come a long way and matured as a band significantly since their first gig at The Jazz Café in 2006. In addition to headlining at regional festivals and playing local clubs, they have opened for legendary artists Frankie Beverly & Maze, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago, as well as R&B greats Anthony Hamilton and the late Gerald Levert. The main attraction as the weekly house band in the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte for the past three years,5th and York’s profile in the Charlotte region increased tremendously. Ongoing connection at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre which had them opening for many of the superstar pop and R&B artists performing in town. Before the Ritz, they performed regularly at the House of Jazz in Charlotte and Brown Street Tavern in Greenville, South Carolina (where they also have a strong following), in addition to all their philanthropic work and festival gigs. Recent festival appearances in Charlotte and Greenville include The Derby Festival (held the weekend of the Kentucky Derby), Sunset Jazz Festival, Sip and Stroll Festival (a wine and music event) and the Fall for Greenville Festival. 5th and York opened the 2013 Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival (whose lineup featured Peter White, Euge Groove and Brian Culburtson) this past summer, frequenting in cities like Atlanta and Greenville, SC, which has become a popular contemporary jazz hub in the region. The band also continues its involvement with numerous charities, performing at galas for such organizations as A Better World – a local charity helping develop after school and summer programs for children from low income and single parent homes. They also have performed for the local chapter of the Red Pump Society on behalf of World AIDs day various times.
www.5thandyork.com/ | Listen

LifeIt Cafe: "Feel Good Poetry Cafe" April 18, 2014

Introducing the One and Only “Feel Good Cafe” Open Mic and Chill spot!


Located at the newest and hippest place in Greenville SC

LifeIt Cafe 730 S.Pleasantburg Drive (Topside of Morgan Manor) Greenville SC 29607

*A night of feel good poetry, music, games, singing, lyricist and much more in the COOLEST place in town*

Admission: FREE
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Hosted by: Kimbi the Goddess of Unifyed Sol Poets

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Local Legends" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Local Legends" with Mock Turtle Soup


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Mock Turtle Soup
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Slimprov" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Slimprov and Mock Turtle Soup (Clemson Improv)


7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Dual Duel" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Stand Up Comedy from Heroes of Hilarity"


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 20, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Peace Center: Flashdance the Musical April 22-27, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Flashdance the Musical


April 22nd-27th, 2014


Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core. Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring story of Alex Owens, a female Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night, with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.

The score features the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award -winning title dong "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll."

FlashdanceTheMusical.com

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

GCMA: "Michael Mathers Photography" April 22-June 15, 2014

Michael Mathers Photography

Apr 16, 2014 — Jun 15, 2014

Explore the Upstate and Lowcountry of South Carolina along with western North Carolina in the evocative imagery of photographer Michael Mathers.

Gallery talk at 2pm, Sunday, April 27th.

Photographer Michael Mathers documents the architecture and landscapes of diverse locations throughout South Carolina. Join the artist for a gallery talk in his exhibition at the GCMA to learn more about his inspirations and his creative process.

Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

 http://www.gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e87&DateOfEvent=04/27/2014

The Film House: "A Late Quartet" April 23, 2014

The Film House presents: "A Late Quartet"


2012     105 min.     Rated R.     Yaron Zilberman

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

7:00PM at Coffee Underground
$5.00 for admission

Downtown Alive! "Stero Reform" April 24, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Hailing from Greenville, SC, Stereo Reform is a fusion of the creative talents of Neil Turner on bass, keys, and lead vocals, and Will Evans on guitar, keys, and backup vocals. In 2013, Stereo Reform released their newest album, The Future Started Yesterday. Produced by Grammy-nominated Bravo Ocean and funded in large part by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, The Future Started Yesterday offers a fresh, sexy, modern sound that is wholly unique, yet feels somehow familiar. Anchored by songs such as The Future Started Yesterday, Fire, and 10 Miles Out of NYC (which was featured in Relix in 2011), this album boasts ample drums that give way to crisp guitar riffs and electro-influenced backbeats. In the Spring of 2013 Stereo Reform finished 8th in the nation wide Road to Roo contest, an intense competition for two highly-coveted spots to perform a Bonnaroo 2013. Most recently, Stereo Reform was accepted to Pandora's catalog in the record time of just a few short weeks. In 2014, the band looks forward to playing clubs and music halls throughout the southeast, and is looking to make an impact on the festival circuit.
www.stereoreform.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Rassmussen Gems

Barbara Green and the artists from the Western SC Gem & Mineral Society

Mission

To show the beauty of the gems that nature has produced.



Company Overview

Artisan Jewelry Designer, Lapidary, and Gemologist providing custom artistic unique jewelry.

Upstate Forever's "Upcountry Muse" April 24, 2014

“Upcountry Muse” To Feature World Premiere of Nature-Based Music and Dance


Event to Benefit Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is pleased to announce the “Upcountry Muse,” an event featuring the world premiere of nature-based music and dance, on Thursday, April 24 at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Upstate Forever.

The original performances include:

• Nocturne, for cello and piano, by Jon Jeffrey Grier, performed by Alan Weinstein, cello, and Elizabeth Bachelder, piano.

• A Pondering Moment, solo dance choreographed and performed by Rebecca Lee.

• Walking the Blue Ridge, for piano, four hands, by Sally Wyche Coenen, performed by Michael Coenen and Sally Wyche Coenen.

• Pisgah Songs, by Jon Grier, based on poems by Jan Bailey, Marian Willard Blackwell, Keller Cushing Freeman, and Sue Lile Inman, performed by Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano, and Lisa Lee, piano.

Following the performances there will be a silent auction of art by students at the Fine Arts Center.

“This is going to be an unforgettable evening of inspiring music, dance, poetry and visual art, and we’re deeply honored that these great artists are paying tribute to Upstate Forever’s mission and work. Space is limited so I encourage people to get their tickets now,” said Sam Danner, Upstate Forever’s Membership and Special Events Director.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available now at www.upstateforever.org/upcountrymuse/.

For more information, contact:
Sam Danner, Upstate Forever
(864) 250-0500 x21
sdanner@upstateforever.org

 

24th Annual Upstate Hich School Art Exhibit April 24, 2014

Exhibition Dates: March 24 - April 25
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Visual and Performing Arts
Greenville Technical College

The Film House: "Up" April 24, 2014

The Film House presents: "Up"


2009     96 min.     Rated PG     Pete Doctor and Bob Peterson

78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.

7:00pm at Coffee Underground
$5 admission

GLT: The Return, Beatles Tribute April 25-27, 2014

The Return
A spectacular Beatles tribute


April 25-27, 2014

We're unable to see the Beatles ever again, but THE RETURN is the next best thing! The Return has crafted a truly authentic, entertaining, and very exciting show. In doing so, the band not only delivers a near perfect reproduction of a live Beatles concert -- they capture the very essence of the Beatles themselves. Feel the excitement of Beatlemania to Sergeant Pepper's and beyond!

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

GSO: A Night in Vienna April 25-27, 2014

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
A Night in Vienna

Fri. April 25 - 8pm
Sat. April 26 - 8pm
Sun. April 27 - 3pm

Suppe Light Calvary, Overture
Haydn Symphony No. 82,
C major (The Bear)
Schubert Symphony No. 8,
D. 759, B minor (Unfinished)
J. Strauss Jr Kunstler
Quadrille nach Motiven
beruhmter Meister, Op. 201
J. Strauss Jr Perpetuum
Mobile, Op. 257
J. Strauss Jr  Liebesbotschaft,
Galopp
Josef Strauss Feuerfest
Polka; Op. 269

Scintillating with wit and the explosive symphony of "Papa Haydn," father-founder of Viennese classical style, the poetic warmth and refined romanticism of Franz Schubert beautifully follows in this charming chamber concert

The Gunter Theatre

2nd Stage: Glow Tales April 25-May 04, 2014

Don’t miss our upcoming 2nd Stage show, GLOW TALES A Black Light Extravaganza which opens this weekend and runs the next 2 weekends.


http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/glow-tales

Three short tales told through black light puppetry and pre-recorded voices, sound effects and narration, perfect to create a magical theatre experience for our younger audience members. Charlie and the Big Splash follows a wee fish as he tries to find a bigger splash, Benjamin Bee’s Secret Wish is to see a rainbow, and the tale of a young girl who is less than thrilled about bed time is Rosie Bloom’s Dreams. conceived & written by Kim Granner

Performance Dates & Times:

Friday, Apr. 25 at 5:30pm

Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, Apr. 27 at 2pm

Saturday, May 3 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, May 4 at 2pm

2nd Stage productions take place at the SCCT headquarters at 153 Augusta Street and provide even more hands-on theatre experiences for young people and their families in an intimate performance space. In addition to child-friendly shows at family-friendly prices, it serves as a public forum for SCCT’s social awareness programs, and a showcase spot for conservatory performances.

 

Main Street Fridays: "Derrick Dorsey Band" April 25, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Derrick Dorsey Band is a coming together of creative, talented and committed musicians, whose one goal is to provide a great show for their audience. Derrick Dorsey will charm you with his country swagger and his voice will melt hearts like the finest sweet potato pie! Chris Carroll is an experienced guitarist with an immense repertoire of exciting licks, improvising is his thing but whatever he creates will be sure to blow your mind! Tom Wheat is the best country/ jazz sax player in the south and can mix it up with the best of them... who needs a fiddle anyway? An exciting and solid rhythm section of Joe Jones on Bass and Danny Galloway on percussion completes an innovative line up that is ready to rock your party! Have a listen to our music, and next time you're in the upstate of South Carolina, Nashville Tennessee, Atlanta Georgia, Charlotte North Carolina or Gulf Coast of Florida, come and catch us live... that's where the real magic happens!
www.derrickdorseyband.com/

 

Alchemy Comedy: Student Showcase April 25, 2014

Alchemy Comedy presents "Improv 101 Student Showcase"


Each of the Alchemy Comedy classes are given a chance to show off their improv skills on stage.  Hosted by the instructor, students in these shows use the skills they’ve learned in either 101, 201, 301, or 401 to play in front of a crowd. Come out and support our training center and see if you have the chops to join us!

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Greenvillager" April 25, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Greenvillager, Improv inspired by the news"


9:00PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Mauldin Cultural Center: Gregory Porter April 26, 2014

Gregory Porter


Saturday, April 26, 2014  |  Free


Rain or Shine.  Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.  No alcohol permitted.


Jazz singer Gregory Porter takes the stage in Mauldin for the first time in April of 2014.  The California-native and Brooklyn-based jazz singer has exploded in the jazz world in recent years.  His first two albums, Water (2010) and Be Good (2012), each earned him a GRAMMY nomination in Jazz and Traditional R&B Performance respectively. In September of 2013, he released his third album, Liquid Spirit on the major jazz label, Blue Note Records.  His last South Carolina show was the 2013 Spoleto Festival USA and since then he has played around the world from England to Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal and many others.  His booming baritone voice mixed with his innate songwriting skills paired with his extremely talented band (the same musicians to accompany  him on all three albums) set the stage for one, and only one, night of pure jazz bliss.  Do not miss your opportunity to catch this jazz superstar on stage right here in Mauldin – for free.


This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, a program of the City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs that focuses on providing access to high quality live music and artists for the general public at no cost.


While the concert is free, we do ask that you register in advance to receive your paper tickets via email. Please note that the October 29 Greenville News article had the incorrect date. Correct date is April 26, 2014.

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Dual Duel" April 26, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 26, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Stand Up from the Unusual Suspects (NC)"


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm
alchemycomedy.com

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

GCMA: "Art in the Great Outdoors" April 26, 2014

Certus Saturday: Art in the Great Outdoors


11 am - 2 pm

Experience art in the great outdoors at Falls Park River Lodge. Meet us in Falls Park for a preview of summer art camp. Drop by between 11 am and 2 pm and make some art in the park!

http://www.gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c4/e88&DateOfEvent=04/26/2014

Sherita Bolden: Book Signing April 26, 2014

Sherita Bolden will be signing copies of her new book, "Don't Touch my Wine"


Meet the author, drink fabulous wine, books available for purchase, come and join the celebration!

5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 26th 2014
Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar
20 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

www.sheritabolden.com

GCMA: "Sigmund Abeles: Pastels" April 26-June 16, 2014

GCMA: "Sigmund Abeles: Pastels"
April 26 - June 15, 2014


Although he was born in Brooklyn in 1934, Sigmund Abeles, PSA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where he frequented Brookgreen Gardens to sketch and draw the sculpture there. He graduated in 1955 from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Art and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1957.

Abeles has taught at Wellesley College, Swain School of Design in Massachusetts, Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. He has worked and lived in New York City since 1994. Abeles' work continues to be focused on the human figure.

Named as a member of the National Academy in 1990, Abeles’ works can be found in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570
www.gcma.org

Pickens County Museum: "35 Juried Artists Exhibition" April 26-June 12, 2014

The Pickens County Museum of Art presents "The Thirty Fifth Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Exhibition.


April 26 - June 12

Juried by Clark Whittington

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 26: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm

Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 7:30Saturday: 9:00 - 4:30

Pickens County Museum of Art & History
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC 29671
picmus@co.pickens.sc.us
www.pickenscountymuseum.org
(864) 898-5963

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Vino & Van Gogh: Palette Knife Workshop April 27, 2014

Carey Hudson's Palette Knife Workshop

Local Artist Carey Hudson is Guest Teaching a Palette Knife Workshop at Vino & van Gogh Sunday, April 27th from 2:00-4:00pm. Cost: $85.00 includes all materials and teaching.

www.marquindesigns.com :: jewelry & art
www.vinoandvangogh.net  :: painting instruction
YardArt Greenville :: signs to celebrate every occasion
864 434 3054

Peace Center: Roby Lakatos Ensemble April 29, 2014

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:30 PM

Virtuoso fiddler Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching player, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility. Equally comfortable performing classical, jazz, and his native Hungarian folk idiom, Lakatos is a musician who defies definition. His unparalleled technique places Lakatos among the best players in the world, but his musical curiosity and Roma heritage make him truly unique. He is the kind of musician rarely encountered in our time. Conjuring at 19th century sense of romanticism, Lakatos displays strength as an interpreter that derives from his experience as a composer and arranger, an improviser, a band leader, and consummate listener.

Lakatos and his ensemble toured North America for the first time in 2006, including a sell-out New York City debut in Carnegie's Zankel Hall. He appears regularly on Hungarian and Belgian television and has been invited for productions on German television as well as NHK Japan and London's BBC.

Tickets: $45
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/roby

Gunter Theatre

GCYO: Spring Orchestras Concert April 29, 2014

Show Date: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Three hundred talented young musicians - five performing ensembles - a night of accomplishment! Greenville County Youth Orchestras' five ensembles will showcase what they have learned during the year on the Peace Concert Hall stage.Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Children $3

MAC Gallery: "One-Stop Open Studios" April 29-June 20, 2014

The Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery presents: "One-Stop Open Studios"


A retrospective exhibit of Open Studios artists from 2002 - 2013
April 29 - June 20, 2014

Opening Reception: May 3, 6:30 - 10:00pm

Begun in 2006, One-Stop Open Studios is an annual retrospective exhibit of artists who have participated in Greenville Open Studios since its inception in 2002. The exhibit runs in conjunction with Artisphere, premier arts festival, and allows for greater exposure and awareness of Greenville-area visual artists and generates additional interest and publicity for the full-fledged Open Studios event November 7-9, 2014.

 

GCMA: Sigmund Abeles Exhibit April 30-June 15, 2014

Exhibition with Visiting Artist Sigmund Abeles


Although he was born in Brooklyn in 1934, Sigmund Abeles, PSA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where he frequented Brookgreen Gardens to sketch and draw the sculpture there. He graduated in 1955 from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Art and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1957.

Abeles has taught at Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. He has worked and lived in New York City since 1994. Abeles' teaching and work continue to be focused on the human figure.

Named as a member of the National Academy in 1990, Abeles’ works can be found in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "David McCurry" April 30-June 30, 2014

David McCurry


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of David's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from April 1st - June 30th.

Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
428 S. Main Street, Greenville

presented by Coldwell banker Caine

Chamber of Commerce: "Terry Davenport & John Roberts" April 30-June 30, 2014

Terry Davenport and John Roberts


Come view an exhibit of photography by Terry Davenport and paintings by John Roberts at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

April 29th - June 30, 2014

TD Bank GalleryGreenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Downtown Alive! "Jamie Wright Experience" May 01, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Jamie Wright Experience band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Experience is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles - from Jazz, Funk to dance....etc. We strive to provide all sorts of entertainment. The variety of events at which the band can be seen at, are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Experience band has continued to grow with members, although they remain flexible enough to provide a full band or break down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie wright Experience Band brings members from several walks of life, who have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.
www.reverbnation.com/thejamiewrightexperience | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Henderson Art Gallery

Blaine Owens

Betty Snyder

Create the Cure: "Art Auction for Pancreas Research" May 01, 2014

Support local artists at Create the Cure!!


Local artists will be showing and selling their work at a unique charity event for pancreas research. A few local artists have been effected by pancreas cancer or disease.

This event is an evening at Twigs Tempietto on Thursday, May 1st at 6:00pm.

Tickets are $30/piece and must be purchased in advance.

Included is a spring supper, music from a local band, art exhibits and auctions.

Go to crankypanky.com to get tickets or find out more. You can also call Christy Dias if you have any questions: 864-631-3451.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl May 02, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both





First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.
www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.





Main Street Fridays: "NuSound" May 02, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


NuSound is a mature sophisticated band ready to take the Upstate surrounding counties by storm. Offering a wide variety of music ranging from old- school funk, neo-soul, jazz and rhythm and blues, NuSound is prepared to cater to your musical needs. NuSound will be sure to keep you on your feet with popular tunes like “Cool” by Morris Day and the Time, “Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside, and tunes by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. NuSound will help you relax with the sultry tunes from Anita Baker, Jill Scott and instrumental tunes from Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross. NuSound has had the honor of sharing the stage with several national recording artists that include: The S.O.S band, The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, Tony Toni Tone, Brick, Tank, Genuwine, Bobby Valentino, Doug E. Fresh among others. Whether you need smooth tunes for a dinner banquet or energetic tunes for a party, NuSound can and will accommodate your every musical need.

Gallery Seventeen: "Abstract Exhibit" May 02, 2014

Featuring work by: 
Edward Belbusti
Barbara Fisher
Marlise Newman
Cindy Walton


Opening Reception: May 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: 5:30 p.m

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
gallery@gallery-seventeen.com
www.gallery-seventeen.com/

(864) 235-6799

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Local Legends" May 02, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Local Legends" with music and stories by the Greenville Jazz Collective


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Greenville Jazz Collective
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Harold Night" May 02, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy (featuring the Harry team)"


Harold is a 20-30 minute collection of scenes that combine together to create a fantastic show. This format was developed by Del Close and Charna Halpern in the 1960′s at the iO Theater in Chicago and is now performed in improv comedy theaters from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. Famous comedians like Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many others started their career with Harold-based improvisation and continue to use the style.

Like the name Alchemy, there is a story behind the name Harold. When Del Close first created it, a student suggested he get to name it. Del said, “Well, the Beatles called their haircut Arthur, so I’ll call this Harold.” He was later quoted as saying “probably my most significant contribution and it’s got that stupid name.” Whether he liked it or not, it stuck.

Alchemy Comedy Theater not only performs Harold, but it is the culmination of our Training Center. From the introduction to scenework to the creation of an entire piece, Harold is firmly planted in the philosophy of the theater. If you want to learn and perform Harold, then take one of our upcoming classes.

Harold Cast: Jason Farr, Joe Johnson, Wendy McClain, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Lena Roper, Catherine Stoddard, Jason Underwood, and Andrew Van. Harold is coached by Meg Pierson

Incubator Harry Cast: Chris Belshe, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Nico Estevez, Darren Hudak, Nicole McAden, Shivani Nadarajah, Andy Roark, and Ron Shadix. Harry is coached by Wendy McClain

7:30 PM

Coffee Underground1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Riverworks Gallery: "Reassigned" May 02, 2014

"Reassigned" RIVERWORKS Gallery


April 16, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Hours: 1-5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday
May 2, First Friday Artist’s Reception, 6-9 PM

Curated by Robert Giese, “Reassigned” is an exhibition of three artists who all recycle or reuse materials, imagery or ideas in ways that reassign meaning. Each artist challenges the viewers’ associations with the original subjects and influences our interpretation of the new products. Amanda McCadams is a photographer whose work focuses on reassignment through technical innovation. She is currently making chromogenic color prints of abandoned payphones. These images are made with her mobile phone creating an interesting case of documenting an obsolete technology with the very technology that caused its obsolescence. Jeremy Hughes’ paintings reuse and transform concepts and technology. He begins by photographing women, usually friends and acquaintances, then he creates a painting from the photograph, but he infuses appropriated pop-culture references. This reassignment creates a completely new product with its own narrative, changing the meaning of the original photographs, the associations with the women and the associations with the pop-culture references. Metamorphosis is a major theme in Justin Rabideau’s sculptural work. By recycling discarded building materials into new sculptures, he reassigns a delicate, poetic meaning to the materials, while retaining a connection to the past. The viewer is then left to contemplate the meaning of the new work and that meaning’s associations with the history of the material.

Amanda McCadams lives and works in Nashville. She is currently an Interactive Web Designer and formerly she was Department Chair of Photography and Digital Film & Video at the Art Institute of Tennessee. Jeremy Hughes paints in Atlanta. He has taught painting and drawing for the University of Georgia and the State University of New York, Oswego. Justin Rabideau also lives in Atlanta where he is the Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. All three award-winning artists have shown widely in both national and international exhibitions.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email, fleming.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/ and click on RIVERWORKS.

 

First Fridays at Art Crossing May 02, 2014

Jewelry by Kathy Young Albertelli and Paintings by Ron Gillen


6:30 - 9:00 pm

309 River Street
#109 and #110 on the Reedy River

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery

Art by Alivia Chapla
Music by DJ King Harold
Food to be announced

12 Andrews StreetGreenville, SC 29601

6-9 pm

www.theartistrygallery.com

www.behance.net/chapla

 

T.L. Norris Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

Come visit the T.L. Norris Gallery  for First Fridays Gallery Crawl!

1 Wade Hampton Blvd

www.tlnorrisgallery.com

AGGG: "Beth Andrews" May 02-June 02, 2014

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville presents guest artist Beth Andrews


Fiber artist, Beth Andrews, lives in the Greenville area and is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.

She was introduced to sewing as a very small child. It began with special dresses made for her by her mother and her grandmother - "a quilt made just for me from the scraps of all those special dresses." Fabric touches those deep places: family, love, nurture, creativity, and beauty. Beth said, "I love to touch fabric. The texture draws me in. I love to see how that texture is enhanced with batting and stitching." We are excited to have Beth exhibiting during May and invite you to drop by to view where she has taken the gifts given to her.

 

Artist's Statement:
I am strongly committed to serving the Master Creator and observing His handiwork in the world. My first career was in telecommunications engineering, so I love to solve intricate puzzles and toy with possibilities. Fiber art is my way to weave all this together - reverence, beauty, problem-solving, and creativity. It is like going on a trip where the destination is a mystery: exciting, scary, and full of opportunity.

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

The AGGG members and their eclectic mix of works are: Laura Buxo, Gerda Bowman, Pat Cato, Dale Cochran, Robert Decker, Kathy DuBose, Pat Grills, Mel Hammonds, Edith McBee Hardaway, Chris Hartwick, Megan Heuse, Diarmuid Kelly, John Pendarvis, David Waldrop, Miranda Sawyer and Erin Webb.

Consignors; John Auger, Kathryn W. Copley, Jennifer Henderson and Matthew Brophy. They work in various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, pottery and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors. The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5, the first Friday of each month 10-9.

 

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg" May 02, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


Friday, May 2, 6:00-9:00 PM

Please stop by the Patricia Kilburg Studio and say hello.

It will be a fun evening in the Village of West Greenville, and there’s plenty of convenient parking across the street from the Flatiron Building.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

First Fridays at Les Beaux Arts Gallery



This First Friday
, Les Beaux Arts Gallery at 1239 Pendleton Street will feature new paintings by artist Melinda Hoffman. Melinda has captured the beautiful greys and blues of the Reedy River as it meanders through the Conestee Nature Park.

Faye Jones will, as usual, be on hand rendering an oil painting as you watch. She invites questions and discussion of the process.

We invite one and all to come by and meet many of our participating artists. 

Classroom/art room is ready to go:

Les Beaux Arts Gallery also has the classroom ready and available to all of you. It can be use for teaching, meetings or receptions. There are three windows for good lighting as well as parking spaces close to the classroom and the back of the gallery. Contact the gallery for more information about reserving the room for your needs.

Finally, there are a few walls available for rental.

Foothills Philharmonic: "Grand Finale - Pops Concert" May 03, 2014

“Grand Finale – Pops Concert”
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

Strawberry Festival May 03, 2014

Strawberry Festival & Country Fair 2014


We would like to invite you to join us for the 12th annual Strawberry Festival in Slater on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 10am to 4pm.  The festival is held as a fund-raising event for Foothills Family Resources, which organizes the food and music, and Blue Wall Group / Slater-Marietta Arts Center, which organizes the art and craft fair. Both organizations are non-profit agencies dedicated to serving the residents of Northern Greenville County.

The details are as always: public admission to the festival and parking are free. In addition to the usual musical entertainment, food stalls and art/crafts booths, we plan other fun activities, including the ever-popular free children’s art space, throughout the day. We have a spacious lawn with some shady areas located on the site of the historic Slater Hall. There is nearby street parking. The ground is uneven in some places. 

We are pleased to announce that this year the Slater Strawberry Festival will feature a mini Farmers Market, comprising members of the Travelers Rest Farmers Market. They open the new Pavilion in Trail Blazer Park the following weekend. but we will get a preview of some of the things they have to offer.

If you are planning to join us, please get your application in asap - we have limited space and more people interested this year, so don't leave it to the last minute. More information and an applicaiton form are attached.

If you have never been before, Slater is one mile east of Marietta, which is 5 miles north of Travelers Rest on Hwy 276.

Peter Godfrey, Blue Wall Group, Inc. PO Box 46, Slater, SC 29683

Gunter Theatre: " Shoulder to Shoulder" May 03, 2014

Show Dates
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:30 PM
Members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra join forces with The Young Artist Orchestra to perform the ever popular Reformation Symphony by Mendelssohn. Young Artist Orchestra violinist Paul Aguilar will tackle the delightfully spirited Paganini first violin concerto with the Shoulder to Shoulder orchestras behind him all the way!Greenville County Young Artist Orchestra
Featuring members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Gary Robinson, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5, op.107, D major (Reformation)
Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1, op.6, D major, Paul Aguilar, violin

Tickets: Adults $25, Students and Children $8
Parents of performing musicians: Ask about our special parent rate.


Music and Movies in the Park: The Malpass Brothers May 03, 2014

OPENING DAY CELEBRATION! Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Family Fun!



The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as stone-ground grits, country ham & red-eye gravy, hush puppies & chopped pork barbecue…and they’re every bit as good. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a fan of classic old-time “real” country music when you take your seat. You will be by the time you leave the amphitheater!

The Malpass Brothers have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doc Watson and more.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!



Flat Rock Playhouse: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" May 05, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike


More than just a mashup of the oddest names one can think of, this comedy by funnyman playwright Christopher Durang puts a new spin on familial works by Chekov, the story follows the bitter intricacies between live-in sisters Vanya and Sonia, whose mundane world is turned on its head when superstar sister Masha returns home--and she is not alone. Jealousy? Check. Shirtless man? Check. Need another reason?

Flat Rock Playhouse2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC

Wed- Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun, 2pm

$40
(828) 693-0731
flatrockplayhouse.org

Chautauqua: Patirck Henry, led by Cynthia King May 06, 2014

Tuesday May 6th @ 7pm - Patrick Henry led by Cynthia King

Patrick Henry was a failed planter and storekeeper who became a brilliant success as lawyer and politician and the voice of revolution.  His "Give me Liberty or give me Death" speech is arguably one of the most important speeches of all time.

In this discussion Dr. King delves into its turbulent historical background and its powerful ideas. How - before there was social media, television, radio, or even good roads - did a single speech so inspire the imagination of a people?  Dr. King challenges the Chautauqua audience to go deep into the life and words of this fiery, contradictory, but important figure in the Revolutionary Era and in American history.

Dr. Cynthia King is associate professor of Communications Studies at Furman University. Her academic field is Rhetoric and Public Discourse, African American Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Media.

www.greenvillechautauqua.org

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Bread and Circus" May 06-16, 2014

Diana Farfan: "Bread and Circus"


Spartanburg Art Museum presents the playful and surrealist clay marionettes, puppets, and toys of Colombian-born artist Diana Farfan at Chapman Cultural Center. The exhibit, Bread and Circus, illustrates and plays on themes of the human condition, human body, and our relationship to modernity.

See the freakishly good display Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free.

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Out of Line" May 06-June 22, 2014

Randy Shull: "Out of Line"


Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center proudly showcases Out of Line, the works of Asheville-based artist Randy Shull, through June 22. Through mixed media works from paintings to large-scale installations, Shull explores the classic iconography of the contours of the United States' borders.

See Out of Line Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free.

End of the Road Studios May 06, 2014

View the artwork of Robin and Stan at End of the Road Studios in Wahalla, May 17th and 18th

End of the Road Studios
255 East Bear Swamp Road
Wahalla, SC 29691

864.506.6116
864.638.8327

www.endoftheroadstudios.com

Falls Park: "Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series" May 07-28, 2014

Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series


The Moonlight Movie Series showcases some of the best vintage flicks in scenic Falls Park. May's selections include the imaginary rabbit tale Harvey, classic coming-of-age story The Sandlot, and comedy gold in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The series' final film will be selected by viewers online. Snag your spot under the stars and settle in for a quick trip back to a simpler time where smarphones didn't rule the world.

Falls Park
Downtown Greenville
Wednesdays at 8pm. Free
greenvillesc.gov/Publicinfo_Events/MoonlightMovies.aspx

Downtown Alive! "SOULUTION" May 08, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


SOULUTION is a funk/blues band that is based out of Greenville, SC. Although all of the members reside in different areas of the Upstate, they collectively call Greenville home. SOULUTION is mostly a 5-member band that is comprised of drums, bass, piano, guitar, and saxophone/flute. A typical set by SOULUTION will include cover songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Maroon 5, The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Bob Marley and many others. Having such a wide selection of influences and song selections allows them to appeal to most every crowd they perform in front of. They are a fun-loving, crowd-oriented group that has performed at nightclubs and private parties throughout the Southeast. They are available for weddings and formal events and you can check them out at Soulutionband.com or on their Facebook at their “Group” page, titled “Soulution.”
SoulutionBand.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Allison Anne Brown


My work is about an instinctual and natural expression. It is a reflection of my own experiences that I use to create an understanding of the outside world.  As a whole, my current work takes root in the power that these ideas possess together: the unknown, the instinctual, and the self.

In my sculpture, I use the figure to express human nature and our connection to each other and our surroundings.  The figure is always present in my work whether literally or not and it is most often portrayed in a primitive and natural state, using minimal man-made or natural objects.

In my pottery I use design elements that are found in nature and the human body. These aesthetic hints are meant to evoke an emotional response by reminding us of something we know well, yet cannot place. Each pot is an exercise I undertake to illustrate the connection between forces and the balance that is present.

www.allisonannebrown.com

MCC: Overmountain Men + SC Broadcasters May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men
May 9, 2014  |  Free  |  7:30pm


Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk, most call them a great band.

What They’re Saying:


“David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.”
- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

“David Childers in one of the most fascinating songwriters in North Carolina. His soulful delivery and talent as a wordsmith have a way of making the characters in his songs –whether Teddy Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, or an old flame – come alive. He’s been a WNCW favorite since the ‘90’s; The Overmountain Men releases are great additions to his catalog.”
– Martin Anderson, Music Director & Morning Host, WNCW-FM

MCC: "Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters" May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters


Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk, most call them a great band.

What They’re Saying:
“David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.”

- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

“David Childers in one of the most fascinating songwriters in North Carolina. His soulful delivery and talent as a wordsmith have a way of making the characters in his songs –whether Teddy Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, or an old flame – come alive. He’s been a WNCW favorite since the ‘90’s; The Overmountain Men releases are great additions to his catalog.”

– Martin Anderson, Music Director & Morning Host, WNCW-FM

Main Street Fridays: "The Rock Doctors" May 09, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Formed in 2009, The Rock Doctors were different from the beginning. Utilizing two keyboard players, like most touring shows, the band has the ability to reproduce a wide variety of music. Add a talented drummer, a funky bass player and one of the hottest guitarists around, this band really rocks. With three lead vocalists, the vocals are in the forefront for this band, not an afterthought. Covering sixites bands like The Beatles, The Stones and Steppenwolf, then moving through the seventies with artists like Joe Cocker, Jackson Browne and The Doobies, and adding eighties sounds like Toto and Steely Dan, The Rock Doctors bring a wide variety of sound and memories to any event.
rocdocs.rockbottomdistillers.com | Listen

Artisphere Festival: "10th Anniversary!" May 09-11, 2014

The 10th Annual Artisphere is presented by TD Bank May 9-11, 2014.


Artisphere is a nationally ranked fine art festival. The event features a juried Visual Artist Row; Artists Demonstration Row; Artists of the Upstate, a juried exhibition of local artists; Outdoor Stages with performances by local and national artists; Kidsphere children’s art activities area; the Culinary Arts Café that highlights local restaurants; the Online/Onsite Silent Auction Gallery; a Wine Tasting; and Special Festival Art Projects that enliven the streets of Greenville with street musicians, acrobats, sidewalk artists, and more.

For more information visit www.artisphere.us.

What's New for 10th Anniversary of Artisphere

 

Charter Amphitheatre: "Willie Nelson and Family" May 09, 2014

Willie Nelson and Family


When it comes to beloved country artist Willie Nelson, where there's smoke, there's fire. Now Nelson keeps the flames burning by sharing the stage with celebrated artists Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas. A first time collaboration, Nelson and the gang  are set to roll though decades of hit tracks and new tunes, guaranteed to be an evening of indelible harmonies and classic favorites.

Charter Amphitheatre
SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, 7pm
$15 - $80
(864) 757-1167
charteramphitheatre.com

MCC: "Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters" May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men and South Carolina Broadcasters Perform Free Concert in Mauldin


The City of Mauldin's Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concerts on Friday, May 9 in the Mauldin Cultural Center's outdoor amphitheater. North Carolina folk/americana band Overmountain Men will take the stage at 7:30pm followed by the bluegrass group South Carolina Broadcasters.

Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. The South Carolina Broadcasters are not to be missed. From heart stompin’ love songs to rowdy gospel numbers that’ll make you shout hallelujah there is a rare beauty and honesty in the trio’s music. Ivy, Sarah, and David share a common passion that creates a sound that often amazes even them. “It’s not old-time, it’s not bluegrass, it’s The South Carolina Broadcasters!” Be it an old standard out of the hymnal or a song from their own pen, their music is alive. The trio has shared the stage with Ralph Stanley, Taj Mahal, Ricky Skaggs, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops and can be found touring the country.

The concert is offered free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a great night of outdoor music. Coolers welcome, alcohol prohibited. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be moved indoors to the Mauldin Cultural Center's auditorium.

This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, and is supported by grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

The City of Mauldin's Office of Cultural Affairs [OCA] supports artistic and cultural endeavors throughout the Mauldin community by providing opportunities for artists, citizens, and visitors, to experience, and expand their knowledge of the arts within the City of Mauldin. The OCA has a primary focus on using the arts as a tool for economic development and quality of life enhancement. We invite you to be a part of our mission by calling (864) 335-4862 or visiting www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

 

Carolina Bronze: "Handbell Concert" May 09, 2014

Carolina Bronze, Greenville's auditioned community handbell ensemble, will be in concert at Furman's Daniel Chapel on May 9 at 7:30 pm.

For more information go to www.carolinabronze.net or call Sharon Howell at 414-2799.

 

GSO: Music from the Heavens May 10-11, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
Music from the Heavens
The Greenville Chorale
Christina Major, Soprano

Sat May 10, 8pm
Sun May 11, 3pm

Verdi La Forza del Destino,
Overture
Verdi Te Deum
Verdi Aida, Triumphal March
and Ballet
Poulenc Gloria
Mascagni Easter Hymn from
Cavalleria Rusticana

We close our 66th concert season with a program that can only be described as divinely inspired. Enjoy the harmonious voices of the Greenville Chorale and the celestial tones of teh GSO with the true star of the evening, soprano Christina Major, as we celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Anniversary and perform his sublime Te Deum  along with other highly spiritual works by Poulenc and Mascagni.

Peace Center Concert Hall

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" May 10, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



May 10th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "Linda Rodney, AKA Chocolate Thunder" May 10, 2014

Linda Rodney, AKA, Chocolate Thunder


When Chocolate Thunder roars onto the stage, she’s fully charged … a sweet explosion of heart and soul and raw vocal energy that will leave you reeling from the sheer power of this extraordinary performer. A mix of Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one, Chocolate Thunder puts it out there like she invented it. She doesn’t hold back. She’s got something to say and she belts it out for all the world to hear. There’s nothing shy about this lady.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Bon Secours Arena: "BRANTLEY GILBERT" May 10, 2014

Brantley Gilbert


After touring with some of country music's greatest acts, singer and songwriter Brantley Gilbert kicks off  his second headline tour Let It Ride to promote the soon-to-be-released Just As I Am album. In addition to the tracks that took him to the top of the Hot Country Songs chart, Gilbert will debut new songs for diehard fans to sing along with. The Let It Ride tour will open with special guests Brian Davis and Eric Paslay.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N. Academy Street

Saturday, 7:30 pm$20 in advance, $25 the day of
(864) 241-3800
bonsecoursarena.com

South Carolina's Poet Laureate Reading May 10, 2014

Meet South Carolina's Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth

Saturday, May 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A
25 Heritage Green Place
Downtown Greenville, 29601

Marjory will read from her New and Selected Poems and discuss her role as poet laureate.

For more information visit the library's website
(http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php/events)

Or Marjory's Website
(http://www.marjorywentworth.net/wp/
)

The Art Bomb: "Spring Show" May 12, 2014

The Art Bomb's Spring Show


MAY 17TH, 6:30-9:30PM
MUSIC BY: THE SNOPES FAMILY BAND

1320 Pendleton Street, Greenville SC 29611

Artists:
Diane Kilgore-Condon
Katie Walker
Greg Flint
Darryl DeBruhl
Cathy Zaden-Lea
Paul Flint
Alexia Timberlake Boyd
Elizabeth Shanks
Tim Speaker
Kim Dick
Teri Pena
Blake Smith
JoCarol Mitchell-Rogers
Jane Dorn
Susan Young Evans
Jay Owens
Katy & Tim Cassell

 

Peace Center: The Phantom of the Opera May 14-25, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
The Phantom of the Opera


May 14-25, 2014


Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to the Peace Center as part of a brand new U.S. National Tour. Hailed as "Stunning, intense, and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design, staging and choreography.

"This new Phantom soars to incredible heights!"
-Manchester Evening News

ThePhantomoftheOperaTour.com

Mauldin Cultural Center: Songs for a New World May 15-17, 2014

The Mauldin Cultural Center presents: "Songs for a New World"

Jason Robert Brown says, “it’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, take a stand, or turn around and go back.”
Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.
With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

Show Dates: May 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org
(864) 335-4862

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Downtown Alive! "Benton Blount" May 15, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Benton Blount knows to trust his instincts. Repeatedly through his career, he’s moved forward by walking through an open door, even if making that step defied logic at the time. “I’ve had to stop wondering why all my dreams seem to keep coming true and moving me forward,” Blount says. “I’ve learned to trust that singing and writing songs is what I’m supposed to do, because every time I focus on my music, new opportunities suddenly present themselves.” Blount cites fate, and his faith, in guiding him along his path. But those who’ve heard his vividly passionate songwriting and his strong, soulful voice know why doors keep opening for him. It comes down to one word: Talent. “The first time I tried to sing, I found I had this unusual voice that people liked,” says the native of Valdese, a small town in the North Carolina Mountains near the artistic hamlet of Asheville. “Then when I started songwriting, I realized I enjoyed figuring out how to express emotion through words and melodies. I’ve worked hard; you have to if you want to achieve anything good, but when I sing or write it seems like this is what I was put here to do.” Blount didn’t grow up dreaming of music as his career. A star football player, he at first focused more on sports and body strength than on developing any artistic talents. But he picked up a bass guitar in order to play in a church band, because it looked like they were having fun. When the youth director, without warning, put a microphone in front of him and told him to sing, Blount discovered he had a deep, expressive voice no one had realized was inside him.
bentonblount.com | Listen

Artist Tent:


Blain Owens (photography)

Kyle Buttram

Main Street Fridays: "Steel Toe Stiletto" May 16, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Based in Greenville, SC, Steel Toe Stiletto is comprised of dynamic performers with the skill and stage presence to turn any event into an unforgettable experience. Steel Toe Stiletto features fast-paced, nonstop medleys that will keep any audience on their toes and out of their seats. Influenced by artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake, Steel Toe Stiletto can entice even the most hesitant wallflower onto the dance floor.
www.facebook.com/SteelToeStiletto | Listen

Centre Stage: "Jim Gorman" May 16-June 16, 2014

Recent Work, Paintings and Monoprints by Jim Gorman


May 16th - June 16th

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16th 6:30 to 9:00

Jim Gorman’s art work spans four decades. He currently works extensively in mediums including jewelry design and creation, sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking.

Jim’s work is included in private and public collections nationally and abroad. He has received recognition from an array of exhibitions, both juried and invitational. His work in clay was included in the exhibit “American Porcelain; New Expressions in an Ancient Art” at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and a subsequent global tour.

Locally, Jim’s art is in business and private collections including the USC Greenville Medical School, County Bank in Greenville, Haynsworth, Sinckler, Boyd, PA;  and Thomerson, Macchiaverna, and Smith, PC.

Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts after serving in the Air Force.  He completed his Master of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington with a major in Ceramics and minor in Photography.

You can see a range of Jim’s work at: www.jimgormanart.com

Visit his studio by appointment in the Village of West Greenville, 12A Lois Avenue.

Centre Stage501 River Street
Greenville, SC
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 16, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy


Friday, May 16, 7:30-8:30pm

Local Legends with Jenna Tamisia (Artistic Director of GLOW)

Friday, May 16th, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Clemson Festival of Arts May 17, 2014

Clemson Festival of Arts


Come dabble in the arts!
Our 4th Annual Festival of the Arts is just around the corner - come join us in downtown Clemson at Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee and Abernathy Parks for this one-of-a-kind event that is becoming a local tradition for the third Saturday of May each year. The festival offers fine art for sale, free interactive art activities for all ages, live local music all day, artist demonstrations and local food vendors. Starting at 10 a.m.  and ending at 5 p.m., anyone can come by and dabble in the arts.

Music will start at 10:30 with Buffalo Barfield's Interactive Concert for Kids. From 12:30 - 5 p.m. local musicians will entertain throughout the afternoon, including Tony Tidwell.

There is NO CHARGE for admission. Bring children, family and friends to enjoy an afternoon in downtown Clemson surrounded by creativity and fun for all. You may even take home a new masterpiece. Don't miss this "art full" opportunity!

explorearts.org

Trailblazer Park: "TJ Lazer & the New Detroits" May 17, 2014

TJ Lazer and the New Detroits


TJ Lazer and the New Detroits combines southern rock with a little bit of soul, a little bit of jazz, and a whole lot of funk to deliver a get-up and dance, music experience. A mix of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Feat, and The Roots, their music will have the whole amphitheater rockin so don't miss this show!

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Saluda Arts Fesitval May 17, 2014

Shining the spotlight on local arts and business, the Saluda Arts Festival brings crafts to the massesin a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Sure, there are countless booths dotting the downtown streets purveying every kind of handiwork you could hope for, but that's not all you could hope for, but that's not all tis yearly soiree has to offer. The Deluge, the Danberrys, and Sweet Claudette are slated to take the McCreery Park Pavilion Stage, as well as a spring dance production.

Historic Downtown Saluda.

Saturday, May 17, 10 am - 4pm

Free

saluda.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 17, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 17, 7:30-8:30pm

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, May 17, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Centre Stage: A Few Good Men May 22-June 07, 2014

A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
May 22nd - June 7th 2014

Military lawyers at a court martial uncover a high-level conspiracy while defending their clients, United States Marines accused of the murder of a fellow marine at Guantanamo Bay. A Few Good Men, while high drama at its best, offers plenty of wise cracking humor and capitvating suspense.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Erica Berg Collective" May 22, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


The Erica Berg Collective is a rockin' blues-funk band made up of the most talented, most versatile musicians Greenville has to offer. From a sophisticated jazz quartet, to a big, fun, seven-piece jam band, we can do it all.

Currently, The Erica Berg Collective is solely a cover band, with a diverse, much-loved setlist that revolves around the greats: The Beatles, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Etta James, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Jonny Lang, Norah Jones, Marvin Gaye, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman Brothers, The Temptations, Amy Winehouse, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, KT Tunstall, and many more.
www.theericabergcollective.com

Arts Tent

 

Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Wits End Poetry


Wits End Poetry is working to make poetry as familiar to people in Upstate, SC as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences. Poetry also encourages and develops literacy and creativity in both adults and youth.

We bring poets from across the country to the Upstate, as well as organize live events across the state; provide resources to up-and-coming writers through our website; and promote community building among writers both in the Upstate and across the South East.

http://www.witsendpoetry.com/

Warehouse Theatre: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" May 22-25, 2014

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

May 22-25, 19-31

Reimgained in the Roaring 20's, Shakespeare's merry comedy explores the effects of love on friendship and self-discovery. Join the journey of this delightful tale that continues to inspire love and wonder in every heart! This one is great fun for the entire family!

Opens this Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM. Seating begins at 6:00 PM. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join us in the park.

Funded in part by a grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council.

www.warehousetheatre.com

Main Street Fridays: "True Blues" May 23, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Regularly referred to as "Greenville's House Band," True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. In addition to being regulars at Greenville's music showcase - The Handlebar, the band plays at Upstate festivals including Greenville's Main St. Fridays, River Place Festival, Fall for Greenville, the Reedy River Nighttime Concert Series, the Shops at Greenridge Summer Concert Series, Clemson, SC's Spittoono and Anderson, SC's Downtown Block Party. True Blues has opened for such national acts as Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Guess Who, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, The Marshall Tucker Band, Three Dog Night, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Savoy Brown, Tinsley Ellis, The Nighthawks, Chris Duarte, and John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers.True Blues is Joey Gunter (guitar and vocals), Pete Cash (bass), Joe Cash (drums), and Bill Pappas (keyboards and guitar).
www.facebook.com/pages/True-Blues/109742445719080 | Listen

Heritage Park: "ALOFT" May 23-26, 2014

This Memorial Day weekend affair sends thousands of visitors sky-high with hot air balloon rides, live music and activities galore. Sugar pop sensations Hot Chelle Rae, rockers Blues Traveler, and country duo Thompson Square headline Aloft's 2014 musical lineup. It's never too early to start making holiday plans, and this Upstate staple is a must for everyone.

Heritage Park
861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, 4-11pm
Saturday, 7am - 11pmSunday, Noon - 11pm
Mon: 7am - 6pm

$16-$25.
(864) 228-0025
aloft.org

Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra: "Earth, Wind & Fire" May 23, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire


May 23rd at 7:30 pm

The Symphony’s Earth, Wind & Fire Grand Finale will highlight five influential 20th Century composers. Works to be performed represent American, French and Russian musicians whose styles symbolize the diverse composition techniques that emerged during the early to mid 20th Century period. Two key composers, Dmitri Shostakovich & Igor Stravinsky, will be featured on this evening as we open with the grand fanfare of Shostakovich's Festive Overture and close with the magical motifs of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.Guest artist for the evening are the father-daughter duo, Fabio & Maria Parrini in the performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 pianos.

Tickets: $12, $10, $5

315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SChttp://www.yountscenter.org/fiso-masterworks-iii or 864.409.1050

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 23, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Improv Mixer: Impromptu Teams Improvising


Friday, May 23, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Raj Gavurla (Speaker/Author)


Friday, May 23, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy: "Open House" May 23, 2014

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy Open House

Friday May 23rd 4pm-7pm
17 E. Main St Taylors, SC 29687


How exciting is this?! Lynne Holcombe and Lou Buckingham are starting a new space in Greenville for kids to learn about and foster their love of music. We would like to invite you to join us at our little house of music nestled beneath the oaks for an early evening of music fun. There will be performances of kids music from Shufflebutton, group games, camp songs, a parachute, light refreshments and the opportunity to pre-register for what promises to be some of the most seriously fun, creative and educational music classes for young kids in the Upstate.

Attendance is free but we will be accepting donations to help get this great adventure off to a successful start.

Website coming soon with more details about the academy or read the "about" section on the fb page www.facebook.com/beneaththeoaksmusic

You can also email beneaththeoaksmusic@gmail.com for more details or to let us know about kids you think might be interested. We are collecting ages and how many to help us make a calendar for the Summer classes. (ages 18 mo – 9 years)

 

Christina Laurel: "Graphite Expanded" May 24, 2014

Graphite Expanded



May 24, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.

Class size minimum of 4 students, maximum 8 and is designed for adults (18 years +): Delve into your personal style by expanding upon traditional mark-making techniques with instructor Christina Laurel. Learn to use the grid system, how to apply powdered and water-soluble graphite, and draw with technical pens. Then, combine graphite and pen to create a mixed-media drawing. Bring an 8 x 10 black and white printout of a photograph of a favorite face, landscape, or still life. Other materials provided.
Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum member). Pre-registration is required and tuition must be payed by May 22.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Trailblazer Park: "Ricky Godfrey" May 24, 2014

Ricky Godfrey


Whether you’re talking vocals or instrumentals, guitarist Rickey Godfrey brings an excitement to the stage we don’t often experience. His music is known for its gritty soul sound, and his electrifying blend of hot blues and hip-shakin' soul defines every show. Godfrey is considered to be one of Nashville's premier blues guitarists.

Blind since birth, he started studying classical piano and voice at age seven, while attending the SC School for the Blind, and at 13, began playing guitar. At 17, he formed Garfeel Ruff with brother Ronnie. The southern rock band was signed by Capitol Records and before disbanding five years later, tore through the SC Upstate to become a legendary musical force in the area.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Peace Center: "Celtic Jam" May 24, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:30 PM
Many of you may not have realized you have a Celtic Soul until you encounter The Celtic Jam.
- Cleghorn
- Seven Nations
- Cu Dubh with Petite Jamila

All performing at Furman University. Come experience the Invation as we Rock Scotland!

Tickets: $10

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 24, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 24, 7:30-9:30pm

Cagematch: Competitive Long-form Improv (Slimprov vs. Challenger)


Saturday, May 24, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "Art Discussion Group" May 28, 2014

ART DISCUSSION GROUP- MAY MEETING


The new Art Discussion Group will hold its 3rd meeting from 2-4 PM on Wednesday, May 28th at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, 1239 Pendleton St, Greenville.

Please join us for a lively discussion of art related subjects and exchange of information. You are encouraged to bring your artwork for "show and tell. " The group is open to artists working in all media as well as non-artist "art appreciators." In addition to great "art talk,” a short hand-building clay demo will be featured.

A small $2 fee will be appreciated to cover the cost of using the gallery classroom.

Any questions- email me at Birdie1345@aol.com            

Downtown Alive! "The Sound Committee" May 29, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Sound Committee is one of the Upstate’s best party bands, covering an enormous range of styles to please the very old to the very young and everyone in between. From Rock to Reggae, Country to Funk, 40s hits to Current Top 40, this 5-piece powerhouse brings high energy to everything they do. Featuring Jason Owens (drums), Chad Hughes (bass), Adam McFarlane (keys), Matt Dingledine (lead guitar), and Marc Gwinn (lead vocals, guitar) includes a dash of the off-beat to please the aficionados but focuses on the crowd pleasing favorites we all know and love.
thesoundcommittee.com | Listen

Arts Tent


The Greenville Little Theatre
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Tony Thermos
Photography
www.atphotogallery.net

Music by the Lake: "Sea Songs - Lakeside Concert Band" May 29, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

May 29th

“Sea Songs”
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

 

GLT: Les Miserables May 30-June 22, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre presents,
Les Miserables, the Musical Sensation

May 30th through June 22nd

Do you hear the people sing? An international hit for more than two decades, it's epic story of forgiveness and hope, revolution and romance, tragedy and triumph, and ultimate redemption. Victor Hugo's classic story is brought to life by an unforgettable score. Join Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, Fantine, Eponine, Cosette, Marius, and the Threnardiers for a special night in the theatre.

444 College St.  Greenville  SC  29601 - 864.233.6238


www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Warehouse Theatre: Angels in America May 30-June 12, 2014

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Parts 1 & 2

Part 1: Millennium Approaches
May 30, 31, June 12, 14, 19, 20 8:00 pm
May 31, June 14, 21 at 2:00 pm

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Stew" May 30, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


A quartet of funk. An ensemble of jam. A band of fun. A group that rocks. Sure to stir the soul. Soul Stew is a quartet based in the Upstate of South Carolina. Fronted by BJ Callahan's raw vocals and guitar, Soul Stew also consists of Larry Williams on drums, Jonathan Betke on Bass, and Adam McFarlane on keys. Firmly planted at the intersection of southern soul, jamming funk, and classic blues, they meld the timeless vibe of their musical predecessors with a unique new sound and feature a live show that always keeps an audience on its feet.
www.facebook.com/SoulStewSC | Listen

TD Stage: "Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan" May 30, 2014

Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan

Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 PM


Edwin McCain Band kicks off our 2014 Summer Nights performances on May 30th! Dubbed by The New York Times as the "great American romantic," Edwin will perform in his hometown of Greenville, SC with soulful sound paired with irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms which turn his concerts into parties. His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers.

McCain's innate ability to write and perform songs has made him one of the most enuring and downright likable entertainers of our generation. His hit, "I'll Be" is called by VH1 "one of the greatest love songs of all time" and has received over 17 million plays on myspace alone.

"It's not about the chart positions or record sales or anything like that," insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20, and 40 hits, "It just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that's all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it's silent and they get it and it's beautiful, that moment where the music that's coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you're sitting there and your hair stand up."

Witty and affable, engaging and entertaining, McCain's stage presence has even brought him invitations to deliver motivational speeches at corporate events, peppered with musical breaks featuring his hit songs. An entrepreneur who has launched major fundraising events as well as runs his own business and television productions, McCain imparts hard-earned wisdom about succeeding in business and life with humor, anecdotes from his triumphs - and failures - and his ability to embrace it all.

Opening Act: Mark Bryan
Mark received his Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 25 years recording and touring. He also has two solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 5 full-length albums, as well as co-written and produced countless songs, for other artists.

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/mcca

Charter Amphitheatre: "FOREIGNER & STYX" May 30, 2014

Foreigner and Styx


Chances are, you had your won copy of The Grand Illusion record. And chances are you blared it so loud in yuor room, you mom's Hummel porcelain collection nearly shook off the shelves. Relive those glory days with the Summer Soundtrack tour, a reunion of classic rock proportions featuring Styx, Foreigner and former Eagle Don Felder. These songs were the soundtrack to your life back then, so why not sing along with them now?

Charter Amphitheatre
861 Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, May 30th at 7:00pm
$15-$89
(864) 757-1167
Charterampitheatre.com

Blues Boulevard Jazz: "Wade Baker Jazz Group" May 30, 2014

Wade Baker Jazz Group


While the bespectacled Wade Baker resembles more of an indie rockstar than the frontman for a thriving jazz band, the multi-instrumentalist's phenomenal musical talent proves you can't judge a book by its cover. Playing a variety of classic standards and fresh, funky, blended originals, the Wade Baker Jazz Group speaks to fans on a multitude of levels. Come see what all the fuss is about. You won't be disappointed.

Blues Boulevard Jazz
300 River Street, Ste. 203

Friday, May 30 7:30 - 9:45pm
$5 cover
(864) 242-2583
bluesboulevardjazzgreenville.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 30, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Stand-up Comedy with Ace Brown (New Jersey)


Friday, May 30, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Ace Brown (Stand-up Comic)


Friday, May 30, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Warehouse Theatre: "Michael Brodeur Lobby Exhibit" May 30-June 19, 2014

Pansies and Other Fruits Lobby Exhibit


Visual Artist Michael Brodeur will be displaying paintings from his series Pansies and Other Fruits in the theatre lobby during May and June. This body of work addresses perceived stereotypes, provides historical context and takes on pejorative nomenclature pertinent to gay culture. It is an attempt to educate and inform while challenging bigotry and ignorance. Ultimately Pansies and Other Fruits counters the negative by embracing it with humor and parody.

May 30 -June 19, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "RetroVertigo" May 31, 2014

RetroVertigo


This explosive, high-energy cover-band is irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life. Across the upstate and beyond, crowds are jumping to their feet and dancing whenever RetroVertigo hits the stage!

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

School of Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Spring Recital" May 31-June 01, 2014

Come celebrate the School of Carolina Ballet Theatre talent!


Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 2:00 PM

Experience the delight of our Kinderdanzers dancing along with Shirley Temple in "On the Good Ship Lollipop." Watch as the Peace Concert Hall stage is transformed into a beautiful Florida blue sky by our technical and artiscally Advanced dancers. This dual performance showcases over 50 classes and 340 students dancing their best.

SCBT's director, Anita Pacylowski-Justo, and team of professional teachers tribute the spirit and beauty of the United States of America through ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance.

Tickets:
$15 - $20 for Adults
$12 - $15 for children under 12 and seniors older than 62

Thomas Creek: "HEYLOOK! MUSIC FESTIVAL" May 31, 2014

HEYLOOK MUSIC FESTIVAL


Good music and cold beer? We're there. In the wake of major music festival season, smaller festivals like this one are cropping up all over, and boy, are we glad. This festival features healiners Lions of Zion, Sun Brother, and Wasted Wine, just to name a few. Thomas Creek will also provide craft ales to accompany interactive art, mission-style eats by ASADA, and local merchants for the festival shopper.

Thomas Creek Brewery
2054 Piedmont HwyGreenville, SC

Saturday, May 31
2pm.
$10
heylookfestival.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 31, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 31, 7:30-9:30pm

Stand-up Comedy Showcase with headliner Art Sturtevant (featuring Jason Webb)


Saturday, May 31, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Wits End Poetry: "Southern Fried Poetry Slam" June 04-07, 2014

Wits End Poetry brings you The 22nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam Regional Competition


Wednesday, June 4  – Saturday, June 7, 2014

Various downtown Greenville venues

This nationally recognized event is set to host over 200 regionally renowned poets who compete for thousands of dollars in prize money, along with workshops, panel discussions, and other open to the public events. The Southern Fried Poetry Slam is the Final Four of competitive poetry and has grown to be the second largest poetry competition in the nation attracting over 200 poets and over 32 teams from all over the nation, along with a substantial fan following. The four day event will take place in downtown Greenville featuring eight evening performances each night at venues such as Coffee Underground, Chicora Alley, Smiley’s Tavern, Connolly’s Irish Pub, Cornerpocket, and more. The event culminates in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Finals on stage in the Concert Hall at The Peace Center on June 7th at 7:00 pm.

This year the following cities are being represented by teams: Atlanta GA, Charleston SC, Cincinnati OH, Columbia SC, Decatur GA, Durham NC, El Paso TX, Fayetteville NC, Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Hollywood FL, Hot Springs NC, Jersey City NJ, Killeen TX, Knoxville TN, Little Rock AR, Louisville KY, Memphis TN, Miami FL, Orlando FL, Philadelphia PA, Spartanburg SC, St. Louis MO, Tallahassee FL, Tampa FL, Washington DC, and Winston Salem NC.

In addition, the event will include a variety of youth and adult writing workshops, panel discussions, and open mics, many of which are free and open to the public:

Tickets are for sale via Eventbright at: http://southernfried2014.eventbrite.com

Attached is more info or check out www.southernfried2014.com.

Wits End Poetry is a 501 C 3 Charity whose mission is to make poetry as familiar to people in Greenville County, as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences and youth. The series is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the City of Greenville and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This festival is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Glow Lyric Theatre: La Tragédie de Carmen June 05-08, 2014



La tragédie de Carmen

GLOW Lyric Theatre will present the curious and enigmatic love story of Carmen and Don Jose during a bloody civil war in 1939 Spain. These special performances will be held at the Fountain Inn Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Buy Tickets
info@greenvilleopera.org
www.glowlyric.com

June 5th, 2014 from 7:30-10:30


Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC

864.409.1050

Downtown Alive! "The Mulligan Brothers" June 05, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Mulligan Brothers self-titled debut album begins with a mournful fiddle supported by the steady undercurrent of bass and drums. As Ross Newell begins his haunting tale of forbidden plantation love, it is clear that the song will end in death and heartbreak, but well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over. The Mulligan Brothers, from Mobile and Baton Rouge, is Newell on lead vocals and guitar, Gram Rea on vocals, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, Greg DeLuca on drums and Ben Leininger on upright suitcase bass (all can sing lead or harmony). Their name represents a second chance for the four musicians who finally found the combination that is right for them. "A Mulligan in golf is a ‘do over’ and that is what this band is for us," says Rea. "We wanted a chance to figure this out the right way."

Their music crosses borders between folk rock, Americana and country, giving Newell the unhurried space to sing about escaping the miseries of life with a soul that isn't worth much these days, a woman he loves who calls him by another man's name, and pleading with God to bring tomorrow to wash away today. In an age of downloads and disposable singles, “The Mulligan Brothers” is a whole album of straightforward narratives with concise, original lines. Newell’s honest, sincere voice cuts to the heart in songs that mean as much to himself as to the listener, with the meaning of the chorus deepening after every verse.
www.themulliganbrothers.com | Listen

Artist Tent


Andy Finkle

Merrit Mitchell-Abelkop

Reedy River Conerts: "Clay Page Band" June 05, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Clay Page Band (Country)


Clay Page is an artist out of GA. He started his musical career at a very early age and since then has been performing on a regular basis. He began taking guitar lessons at age nine and knew right from the beginning that it would be a career he would like to pursue. Clay writes some of his own music which are a mixture of country and southern rock songs, as well as, playing a mixture of covers from other artist. Clay recently joined NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in Nashville, TN to further his writing skills. Clay has performed many places as well as competed in many competitions around the South East. In 2010, Clay was named the Elberton Idol, as well as, competed in the Nashville Connections Salute for Military Moms at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC. Clay has also competed at the Texaco Showdown in Elberton, GA twice and has gone on to compete in the state level competition in Cedartown, GA. Other competitions Clay has been a part of include, The Battle of the Bands in Laurens, SC where in 2011 the band received “People’s Choice Award” and in 2012 returned as the winners. Winning these competitions as well as participating in certain shows has led to him making appearances on News Channel 7’s, The Jack and Kimberly Show, twice. Follow Clay Page on Facebook

Music by the Lake: "Lights, Camera, Action" June 05, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

June 5th

“Lights, Camera, Action”
Carolina Youth Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

 

Main Street Fridays: "Flashbacks" June 06, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Flashbacks are a 50's, 60's and Beach Music band from Easley, South Carolina. The group consists of professionals from the upstate who specialize in playing 50's, 60's, 70's and Beach Music. The group’s unique and versatile musical style covers Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach and Soul. Their range includes Motown, shaggin’ beach classics and female vocal artists from the wonderful 60’s. Music in The Flashbacks playlist includes such artists as The Spinners, The Tams, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Barbara Lewis, Fats Domino and The Temptations.

Members of The Flashbacks have opened for artists such as Chairmen Of The Board, The Mighty Tams, featuring the Legendary "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," Joe Pope, and the dynamic "Little Anthony" and The Imperials. The Flashbacks are a versatile group of musicians that prides itself on playing music that is enjoyed by all ages. The 1st CD is titled "Rock 'N' Roll....Beach and Soul."Rock 'N' Roll, Beach and Soul."
www.theflashbacks.com | Listen

TD Stage: "Maggie Rose" June 06, 2014

Maggie Rose



Show Dates:

Friday, Jun 6, 2014 7:30 PM

Maggie Rose joins us this summer at the TD Stage with country flair!

Born in Maryland, Maggie Rose attended Clemson University for two years before withdrawing at age 19 in order to pursue a country music career in Nashville, TN upon receiving a phone call from producer Tommy Mottola and signing to Universal Republic records. Starry-eyed, Maggie gained commercial success which positioned her as a voice to be heard and gave her a foothold in Music City.

With iconic country music producers Blake Chancey and James Stroud at the helm, Maggie started the conversation to begin writing her debut album, Cut to Impress. The album is comprised of tunes she has been performing for the past five years - songs that not only survived her evolution from young girl to young woman, but songs that became part of her musical makeup.

Maggie has toured with Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow and her debut album Cut to Impress was one of only 4 country albums to land on Amazon.com's Best Albums of 2013 List. She continues to gain success in the music industry with a delightful blend of feminine attitude that will empower her female fans and bring the boys to their knees. Rose is guaranteed to capture a grin and stun audiences with a voice that sours without overpowering the listener.

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

IAmMaggieRose.com

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/rose

Gallery Seventeen: "Sharon Dowell" June 06, 2014

Sharon Dowell
"Re:"


Gallery Seventeen's June show is inspired by Greenville architecture. 

Artist Sharon Dowell explores the energy of place in themes of renewal, regeneration, and redemption. 

Opening and Artist Talk - Friday, June 6th, 6:00-9:00pm - Join us!

PRESALE of her work can be found here: 

http://www.gallery-seventeen.com/event-presale-sharon-dowell.html

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street1st Floor
Downtown Greenville

Riverworks Gallery: "Shift and Collide: Drawings..." June 06-July 20, 2014

RIVERWORKS Gallery presents Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far

June 6, 2014 – July 20, 2014
Hours: 1-5 PM Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday
June 6, First Friday Reception, 6-9 PM

Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far presents drawings from John Allen, Bethany Flagg Pipkin and Jackson Zorn, former Clemson studio art classmates, and their former professor, Heidi Jensen. John grew up in Greenville, Jackson in Anderson, and Bethany in Oakway, outside Seneca. All three studied together with Heidi, receiving their BFA degrees in Visual Art with concentrations in Drawing from Clemson University. Recently, each earned MFA degrees from programs located in Florida, North Carolina and Indiana. Their former professor, Heidi Jensen, now teaches at Ball State University in Indiana. Heidi has invited these three former students to exhibit their recent works with her at Greenville Technical College’s Riverworks Gallery. Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far draws back together a group of artists who are now dispersed geographically as careers develop and expand.

While each artist has pursued a singular direction of thought, and have not worked in proximity to each other for many years, there are relationships to be found in this work. The drawings in this exhibition demonstrate a deep awareness of and relation to the natural, biological world. The works display drawing approaches that veer from highly sensitized systems of recording to open aggression. Transmitted are explorations of distance and proximity, the contemporary landscape, formation of matter, and systems of belief. All four artists employ drawing to investigate and recompose their subjects.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email, fleming.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/ and click on RIVERWORKS.

 

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "Art, Music, Food!" June 06, 2014

Visit The Artistry Workshops and Gallery for First Fridays!

Art Exhibit, Live Music, Food Truck!

Art - Alivia Chapla

Music - Leah Nycole Edwards

Food - Good to Go Mobile Kitchen
Menu:
Vietnamese style chicken wingsEggplant, tomato, coconut curry over steamed rice
Fried dougnuts (beignets) made to order

Demonstration - Justus Knights 7-8:30

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601
theartistrygallery.com

AGGG: "Guest Artist of the month, Katy Butler" June 06-July 01, 2014

Katy Butler

Katy Bulter explores the prevalence of the Internet in contemporary culture and how online communication has affected maturation and an individual's growing perception and representation of self.

Throughout my prints, I am utilizing the aesthetic of the Internet: a system that values participation over production-where originality is shirked and empathy and engagement are exchanged for distraction and visibility. In this virtual world, the identities of others seem no more real than the pixels through which they are composed, and the authority of one's voice in regards to their content and the contextualization of that content is abandoned as soon as it enters the virtual realm.

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

The AGGG members and their eclectic mix of works are: Laura Buxo, Gerda Bowman, Pat Cato, Dale Cochran, Robert Decker, Pam DeWitt, Kathy DuBose, Pat Grills, Mel Hammonds, Edith McBee Hardaway, Chris Hartwick, Megan Heuse, Diarmuid Kelly, John Pendarvis, David Waldrop, Miranda Sawyer and Erin Webb. Consignors; John Auger, Kathryn W. Copley, Jennifer Henderson and Matthew Brophy. They work in various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, pottery and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors. The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5, the first Friday of each month 10-9.

 

First Friday Gallery Crawl June 06, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.

Trailblazer Park: "Generation aXe" June 07, 2014

Generation aXe


One part musical virtuosity meets one part infectious energy to create a vibe they call RAWK. And RAWK they do! Running the gamut from the 80's (Skid Row, Ratt, Bon Jovi , AC/DC, Journey), and 90's (Alice in Chains, STP, Creed, Nickleback, RATM) all the way to newer bands like Buckcherry, White Stripes and Audioslave, Generation aXe never misses a beat. They play songs that everybody knows and a few that no one else dares to.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Joe's Place: "Authors Michael and Jill Cogdill" June 07, 2014

The Authors of Cracker the Crab and the Sideways Afternoon and She-Rain: A Story of Home, Michael and Jill Codgill will be at Joe's Place on June 7th at 3-7:30pm

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 558-0828
Fax: (864) 558-0829

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

Specializing in:
New & Used Books
Wine and Coffee . Local Art

Downtown Alive! "Riyen Roots Band" June 12, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again. Riyen Roots is taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and a vocals that has been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits. From the roots to the fruits...Riyen Roots is keeping his music roots alive, one show at a time.
www.riyenroots.com/ | Listen

Arts Tent

Artists from Les Beaux Arts Gallery located on Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville.

Reedy River Concerts: Robbie Ducey June 12, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Robbie Ducey Band (Blues)


All artists are a direct product of their influences. Such is the case with guitarist,singer,songwriter Robbie Ducey.Growing up in the same hometown as the Godfather of Soul, it was only natural that Ducey was exposed to some of the heavyweights of the rhythm and blues and soul music scene of the 60's such as Otis Redding,Curtis Mayfield,Albert King, and of course James Brown. The 'British Invasion' of the late 60's and early 70's brought more influences such as Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton,Robin Trower, and Jeff Beck, all of which can be heard in Robbie's guitar style. www.robbieducey.com

Music by the Lake: "The Music of Jay Bocook" June 12, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

June 12th

“The Music of Jay Bocook”
Poinsett Wind Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken and Jay Bocook, directors
Note: Location will be McAlister Auditorium

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

 

The Blood Connection: "Ron Gillen Reception" June 12-August 14, 2014

Artist Reception for Ron Gillen


You are cordially invited to the Artist's Reception for Greenville artist, Ron Gillen. Ron's artwork will be on display at the Blood Connection through August 14th.

Opening Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Blood Connection435 Woodruff Road, Greenville

Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday and Friday: 10 am -6pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7 am - 5pm

Ron's studio and gallery:
Studio 110, Art Crossing
300 River Street, Greenville, SC
Phone: 864-918-3341
E-mail: rtgillen@att.net
Commissions are invited

 

 

SCCT: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible... June 13-22, 2014

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents,
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

June 13th - 22nd, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

This delightful musical adaptation of the popular children's book follows feisty Alexander and a series of unfortunate events that occur throughout his day. Waking up with gum in his hair, unwanted cavities, and no dessert with lunch are just a few of the obstacles he encounters. Alexander allows young audiences to identify with him and ultimately reveals that bad days happen to everyone - even in Australia

Peace Center: "Martina McBride" June 13, 2014


Show Dates


Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:00 PM
American country music singer and songwriter, Martina McBride, hits the stage in June! This superstar is named by Billboard as "One of the most impressive vocal instruments in Nashville."Kansas-born, Martina was exposed to country music at a young age. She released her debut studio album through RCA Records in 1992, and gained momentum on the country music charts with chart-topping songs like "Independence Day," "Anyway," and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." Over the years she has been nominated for numerous Grammy awards, American Country Awards for Best Female Singer & Touring Artist of the year, and has won CMA's Female Vocalist award in 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

On April 8th, McBride will release Everlasting, a collection of R&B and Soul covers. The album will include duets with Kelly Clarkson and Gavin DeGraw, and will be featured throughout her performance. To pre-order, click here.

Tickets: $65-$85

www.martinamcbride.com


Main Street Fridays: "Chocolate Thunder" June 13, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


When Chocolate Thunder roars onto the stage, she’s fully charged … a sweet explosion of heart and soul and raw vocal energy that will leave you reeling from the sheer power of this extraordinary performer. A mix of Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one, Chocolate Thunder puts it out there like she invented it. She doesn’t hold back. She’s got something to say and she belts it out for all the world to hear. There’s nothing shy about this baby. She has performed with names like Eddy Kirkland, Big Bill Morganfield, Sunny Rhodes, Little Pink Anderson, Cootie Starks, Elmore James Jr., and opened for B.B. King, and many others.

Born Linda Rodney, she grew up in the small hamlet of Simpsonville, S.C. not far from Greenville. “The greatest influences in my life,” she says, “and I’m not sure in which order, are my grandmother, Aretha Franklin and my aunt.” As a child, she sang gospel music in church with her beloved family – her Grandma Verneller, her Grandpa Walter, her mother and aunts. Listening to the radio, she became enthralled with the sounds of Patti LaBelle, Etta James and other musical icons and just started singing along. A natural alto vocalist, Rodney sings instinctively. She worked briefly with opera singer Sarah Reese, who taught her how to sing without damaging her voice (once you hear Chocolate Thunder’s nonstop, high-energy, delicious delivery, you understand instantly the significance of Reese’s coaching).

By 1999 she was singing professionally. It seemed that every performance opened a door for her. After playing a S.C. festival, she was quickly booked at blues festivals in California and Oregon. When the legendary Eddie Kirkland heard Chocolate Thunder’s explosive set at Occasionally Blues in Greenville, he put in a good word for her, and soon she was playing Maxwell’s Café in Paris – a two-week gig that was held over for seven. During a low country show in Palm Key, S.C., a Canadian mesmerized by her performance of Tony Joe White’s “Rainy Night In Georgia,” made a phone call, and suddenly Chocolate Thunder and her band were booked at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Fest. Since then she has been touring Canada and working on her third solo CD with producer Mike Goudreau. Her two previous recordings are Barking Up the Wrong Tree (2002) and Ear Candy (2009). Both albums showcase her songwriting talent along with her monumental vocal talents. It’s raining accolades from all over the world!
www.SouthernWonder.com | Listen

 

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 13, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Stand Upstate Comedy Showcase with Comedian Landry


Friday, June 13, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with stories from Stand Upstate Comics


Friday, June 13, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Rising to the Occasion" June 13-22, 2014

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: “Rising to the Occasion”

Harry Truman, Clara Barton, Robert Smalls, Joy of Music, Patrick Henry

June 13th through 22nd


A ten-day – two-weekend festival of FREE shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Outdoors evenings. Indoors daytime.

  • Debate the Constitution with PATRICK HENRY.

  • Join CLARA BARTON on the battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands

  • Escape from slavery with ROBERT SMALLS by stealing a Confederate gunboat

  • Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history.

  • Experience the JOY OF MUSIC at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert


Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Evenings Outdoors at 7:30p
Fri   13  HARRY TRUMAN, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow J. Michael King
Sat  14  CLARA BARTON, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Emily Lynch
Sun 15  PATRICK HENRY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Revolutionary Magic *
Tue 17  JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (indoor workshop)
Wed18  PATRICK HENRY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Stephen Neil, fiddle
Fri   20  PATRICK HENRY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow It’s Revolutionary
Sat  21  ROBERT SMALLS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Muyeria Kimondo
Sun 22  HARRY TRUMAN, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow J. Michael King

Daytime Indoors – Weekdays at 11:30a and Weekends at 2p
Sat 14   ROBERT SMALLS, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 Auditorium (2p) *
Sun15   JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p)
Mon16  PATRICK HENRY, Younts Center, Fountain Inn (11:30a)
Mon16  ROBERT SMALLS, Nicholtown Missionary Baptist (11:30a)
Tue 17  HARRY TRUMAN, Centre Stage (11:30a) *
Wed18  ROBERT SMALLS, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Thu 19  CLARA BARTON, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Sat  21  CLARA BARTON, Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium (2p) *
Sun 22  JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p)

Discussions at Upcountry History Museum at 9a

Sat  14 HARRY TRUMAN
Thu 19 ROBERT SMALLS
Fri   20 CLARA BARTON
Sat  21 PATRICK HENRY


* Sign-interpreted shows

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 13, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Friday, June 13th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Peace Center: An Evening with Colin & Brad June 14, 2014

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have teamed up to present a night of lightning fast, eye popping, gut busting improv!

Don’t miss this hilarious duo present a night of improvisational comedy at the Peace Center!

Saturday, June 14 at 8:00PM
$55, $45, $35


Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…Just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’!

The Show (in their own words)

The world's funniest improv show, featuring the brilliant comic stylings of Brad Sherwood and his addle-brained sidekick, Colin Mochrie. It is the longest running international improv show on planet earth, we think. - Brad Sherwood

An evening of interactive comedy with big belly laughs supplied by improv icon Colin Mochrie and eye candy for the visually impaired by Brad Sherwood. The most fun you can have with a theatre full of people that's legal and doesn't include washing up. - Colin Mochrie

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" June 14, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



June 14th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "The Matt Olson Quartet" June 14, 2014

The Matt Olson Quartet


Equally home as a jazz and classical saxophonist, Matt Olson is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University. This highly anticipated performance will include Matt's original jazz compositions and music from the Great American Songbook. Matt's musical talents have taken him to the Montreal Jazz Festival as well as to Chicago's Jazz Showcase and Orchestra Hall and now, Trailblazer Park for an evening of top-notch jazz and relaxation.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 14, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Local Legends with stories from Ugly Words Kids


Saturday, June 14, 6-8pm

Intensive and 001 Improv Student Showcase


Saturday, June 14, 7:30-9:30pm

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, June 14, 9pm-11pm

Comedy Marathon Finale hosted by Laughing Stock


Saturday, June 14, 10:30pm - 12:30am

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Fesitval: "Clara Barton" June 14, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Saturday, June 14th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Joe's Place: "Local Author's Day" June 14, 2014

Local Authors Day

Featuring Vincent Ray Butler (Orchids are Deadly), Paul Hohmann (The Tale of Tango), and Terresa Haskew (Breaking Commandments.)

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 558-0828
Fax: (864) 558-0829

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

Specializing in:
New & Used Books
Wine and Coffee . Local Art

Clemson Center for Visual Arts: "Sense of Place" June 14-August 30, 2014

CVA Greenville presents their summer exhibit, "Sense of Place" Picturing Life in West Greenville.

June 13 - August 30, 2014

Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm

Clemson Center for Visual Arts 1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC

Peace Center: Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket" June 15, 2014

Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket


Show Dates:
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 7:30 PM

Counting Crows - Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), Davis Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) - have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding into the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993.

The band is currently finalizing their seventh studio album scheduled to be released in Fall of 2014. This album will be the band's first new material since 2007. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows will embark on a world tour beginning in June of North America.

Tickets: $65 - $85

www.countingcrows.com

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Patrick Henry" June 15, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 15th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Patrick Henry" June 16, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Monday, June 16th
Younts Center
Fountain Inn

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Cafe and Then Some: "Duck Tape Dynasty" June 16-July 16, 2014

Opened Thursday, June 5th!

Dot has gotten bored and begun making clothing and accessories out of duct tape. She catches the attention of the Fashion Industry and is soon courted to become the star of her own reality TV show. But she still lives with Norma Jean, and therein lies the rub!

Join us as we welcome Yvonne Mason back to the Cafe stage. Duck Tape Dynasty also features Susan Smith, Maureen Abdalla, Traysie Amick, Jim Wilkins, and Bill Smith

Shows: Wednesday through Saturday
Admission Charge for the show: $18 plus tax per person
Dinner and Show seatings: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Show only seating: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Make reservations here.

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Joy of Music" June 17, 2014

Joy of Music


Experience the Joy of Music at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert.

Tuesday, June 17th
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

7:30 pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Indie Craft Parade: "Call for Entries!" June 17-22, 2014

Indie Craft Parade entries deadline this weekend.


Go to www.indiecraftparade.com for application information.

All Southern crafters and artists are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. For details abou the application and selection process, visit the website above.

2D FINE ART
prints
originals

FIBER ART
felted
knitted
crocheted
woven
stitched

PAPER GOODS
stationery
handmade books
paper crafts

3D FINE ART
ceramic
glass
wood
metal

TO WEAR
jewelry
clothing
purses
accessories

EVERYTHING ELSE
toys
home and garden
artisan foods
supplies

 

Artists' Guild Gallery: "Laurel: Retrospective & Recent" June 17-27, 2014

Christina Laurel's exhibit: "Retrospective & Recent" will be at the Artists' Guild Gallery through June 27th.

Art Walk and Reception: Thursday, June 19th from 5-9pm
Artist Talk with Christina Laurel: 7pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm/ Sunday, 1-5pm

Artists' Guild Gallery of Spartanburg
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/(864) 582-7616

Trailblazer Park: "Chautauqua History Alive" June 18, 2014

Chautauqua History Alive!


Meet Patrick Henry and debate the Constitution with one of its makers. Patrick Henry failed at farming and business but excelled as a passionate and fiery orator. When the Revolution needed a voice, his  “Give me liberty or give me death” echoed throughout the land. When the Revolution was won, he rose again in defense of Liberty – this time against the new government and Constitution – laying groundwork for the Bill of Rights. PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 7:30

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Downtown Alive! "The Jaywalkers" June 19, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Jaywalkers are an Americana/Rock band from Greenville, South Carolina featuring Niel Brooks on lead guitar and vocals (Grass Cactus, Seconds Flatt), Kebin Ahrens on bass ( Hickory Hawkins) and Freddie Wooten on drums ( Moonfish). They channel sixties rock and garage vibe into modern times- with a nod to traditional music. The band started in 2008 in then drummer Jeff Rices garage and has since gone on to play local clubs as well as The Handlebar, The Bi-Lo Center and Fall for Greenville. The bands eponymous record showcases the bands appreciation of mid 60's early 70's American and British music as well as traditional American music.
www.facebook.com/thejaywalkers.sc

Art


Kyle Buttram (Textile Art)

Blaine Owens (Photography)

Reedy River Concerts: "Lionz of Zion" June 19, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Lionz of Zion


Blurring the lines of genre, the Lionz of Zion (LOZ) have created an energizing, multifarious sound that blends individual musical styles from each of their eclectic backgrounds. Strong influences ranging from rock, reggae, funk, pop, and R&B, ignites the LOZ band into an unconventional, funky, feel-good kinda' jam band. Their all-embracing musical style keeps their broad spectrum of devoted fans coming back time and time again. The Lionz of Zion band members are: Josh Forbus, Ryan "Dr. Luv Beatz" McCarthy, Daniel Wirgau, Brian Jeter and Wes Treadway. Their long-standing friendships are the secret to their intuitive, cohesive performances. The LOZ's mantra: One pride. One love.
Follow The Lionz on Facebook

Music by the Lake: "American Standards" June 19, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

June 19th

“American Standards”
Upstate Senior Band: Ron Hamilton, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Clara Barton" June 19, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Thursday, June 19th
Kroc Center

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

The Film House: " La Cage Aux Folles" June 19, 2014

All shows are at 7PM at Coffee Underground and cost $5.00 for Admission unless otherwise noted.
La Cage Aux Folles
1978
82 min
Rated R. Edouard Molinaro

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married.

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

Main Street Fridays: "Southern Crescent" June 20, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Southern Crescent is known as one of the most versatile high energy bands in upstate SC. The Greenville based cover band mixes a wide variety of music including oldies, classic rock, pop, beach and blues, while customizing their song selection to various audiences’ particular tastes. The tight five piece unit, including four original members, brings many years of musical experience to their performances, whether a wedding, concert, or private property. The most frequent compliment the band receives is “You play the songs we know!”
www.southerncrescentband.com/ | Listen

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 20, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy (featuring the Harry team)


Friday, June 20, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Jacob Farley (Cancer Survivor)


Saturday, June 20, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive: "Patrick Henry" June 20, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Friday, June 20th
Falls Park
Downtown Greenville

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Trailblazer Park: "Jacob Johnson" June 21, 2014

Jacob Johnson


Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox,and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers. In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, "Jacob rocks!".

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 21, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, June 21, 7:30-9:30pm

Greenvillager (Improvised News) and Homage (Improvised Movie)


Saturday, June 21, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Clara Barton" June 21, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Saturday, June 21st
Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium

2:00 pm

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

The Film House: "Jaws" (Free Admission) June 21, 2014

Jaws (Free Admission)
1975
124 min
Rated PG
Steven Spielberg

Three men set out to stop a gigantic great white shark.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Road

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 22, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 22, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Joy of Music" June 22, 2014

Joy of Music


Experience the Joy of Music at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert.

Sunday, June 22
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

2:00 pm, indoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Rich Nelson: " 5-day Weekend Portrait Workshop" June 23-27, 2014

Richard Christian Nelson (Rich Nelson) 5-Day Portrait Workshop in Tryon, NC, June 23-27, 2014. The class will take place at the Nelson's Skyuka Fine Art Gallery from 9-4 each day.


Artists will work from live models on the fundamentals of anatomy, form, and light to improve our skills at painting the portrait. This workshop is open to all levels and all media, but painting in oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12, and the cost of the workshop is $500, which includes the model fee. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson, and many opportunities to talk about our work individually and with the group. You can visit http://richnelson.com/workshops, email rich@richnelson.com or call 828-817-3784 for more information.

Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon, NC. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan in 1988. Rich taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist, and instructor. He and his wife Kim opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010 www.SkyukaFineArt.Com and an Asheville studio in January 2013.

You can view his work at http://richardchristiannelson.com or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christian_Nelson. Recently his portrait of 'Look Homeward Angel' won a Certificate Of Excellence in the Portrait Society Of America's 2014 International Portrait Competition.

Class size is limited to twelve participants, so do get in touch if you're interested! There is more information on this and other upcoming workshops at richardchristiannelson.com/workshops

 

Peace Center: Evita June 24-29, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Evita


June 24th - 29th, 2014


Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical returns at last! Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world -- while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.

EVITA features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," and "High Flying, Adored."

EvitaOnBroadway.com
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/evit


WizardofOzTheMusical.com

Pickens County Museum: "Michael Brodeur" June 25-August 14, 2014

Looking Back, Looking Forward: the work of Michael Brodeur
Exhibition exploring fifteen years of work opens with a reception to meet the artist on June 28


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning June 28, 2014. Please join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on June 28 as we host a reception to meet the artist featured in “Michael Brodeur: Looking Back, Looking Forward”.

Also opening that evening will be the exhibit “Keith Spencer: Recent Work”. Both exhibitions will continue through August 14.

Michael Brodeur is Associate Professor in studio art at Furman University, Greenville SC. Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Brodeur has called Greenville his home for the past fifteen years. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in art, he went on to earn his M.F.A. in painting & drawing from Boston University where he studied with Philip Guston.

When asked about this exhibition which represents his work during the past fifteen years in Greenville, Brodeur said, “At first glance my work is about many things: exacting formal balance, quality of edge, light, space and form, subtle surface and color, or abstraction through selective editing of shape, texture and detail. Although these surface readings are valid, collectively they create a poetic clarity through which metaphysical events occur: a tense “dialogue” between two objects placed precisely on a table, a mysterious meeting at edge of shadow and light, and the resounding silence of solitude.”

He continued, “In particular, my work is a personal narrative. Each painting, every drawing is an autobiographical recounting. They all speak to relationship, either one with self or with others.”

Mr. Brodeur has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows including Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection (Eleanor Heartney, curator), 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, From America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk Belarus, Mostra, Cortona Italy, The South Carolina Triennial 2001, From the Studio at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Hortt Annual at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX at Central Missouri State University and the 2nd International Painting Exhibition Competition, Lessedra Gallery in Sofia Bulgaria. His work has appeared twice in New American Paintings, editions #58 and #100.

Among the public institutions that hold his work are The Emrys Foundation, Greenville SC, Columbia College in Columbia SC, LaMar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, the South Carolina Arts Commission, The South Carolina State Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art. His work is also in many private collections. He is a 1997 recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Mr. Brodeur’s teaching credits include Chair of the Foundations Program at the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, MA and faculty at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, FL. He moved to Greenville in 1999 to create and chair the Visual Arts Department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

To learn more about Brodeur visit his website at http://michaelbrodeur.blogspot.com or Furman University’s photo sets at http://www.flickr.com/photos/furmanart/sets/72157626098980391 or by joining us for this exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History.

“Looking Back, Looking Forward” is sponsored in part by South Carolina Bank & Trust, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org. For this and many more events in Pickens County be sure to visit www.visitpickenscounty.com .

 

Downtown Alive! "Piedmont Boys" June 26, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Piedmont Boys, hailing from Greenville SC, consist of Greg Payne (front man), Adam Whitehead (guitar), Chief Spires (bass), Matt Parks (fiddle) and John Taylor (drums). Together the group has produced three studio albums that display their own brand of country influenced from outlaw, bluegrass, southern rock and blues music. Although unsigned they have shared the stage with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gretchen Wilson, and average over 200 shows per year across the country. Their style is refreshing and for from the "pop country" trend that has taken over our radio airwaves. Do yourself a favor and buy an album and attend a show; you'll be an instant member of an underground fan base that has grew by the thousands every year. Now Giddy Up!!
www.thepiedmontboys.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent:


The stained glass mosaic work of Michelle Cassels and the paintings of Mendi Poulsom.   

 

Reedy River Concerts: "Hott Gritz" June 26, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Hott Gritz (R&B/Soul)


Hott Gritz began as the vision of three friends who were on a quest to make good music. James Lucas met Deloren Gist and Kenny Garner while all served as musicians for local churches in the Spartanburg, SC community. The group originally operated under the name Fuzion and played back up for several artist who were looking to make a name for themselves. To no avail this crew of talented musicians they decided they wanted more and decided to branch out on their own. In a quest for a new identity and to build a brand it was decided that the name should be something that would catch peoples attention and relevant to the area in which we live. A few short years later Shane Hayes came on to play bass guitar later followed by Juan Sharp to play alto, Willis Ham on trombone, Marcus Morris tenor sax, and Ben Panos lead guitar.

Music by the Lake: "Rhapsody in Blue" June 26, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

June 26th

“Rhapsody in Blue”
Derek Parsons, piano soloist
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
Note: Location will be McAlister Auditorium

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

MAC: Book launch for "The Thorn Tree" by Heather Marshall June 26, 2014

Join novelist Heather Marshall in celebrating the launch of her debut novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing, paperback, $14.95) at a free event at the Metropolitan Arts Council, 16 Augusta Street, Greenville, at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 26th. Refreshments will be served and Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event. To reserve a copy of the book or to RSVP for the event, please contact Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540 or info@fiction-addiction.com.

About:
Since 1978, Agatha Stuart’s cottage--perched between the rising hills and the pebbled shore on the remote edge of Arran, an island off the west coast of Scotland--has served as temporary refuge for women of the Stuart family from around the world. Though Agatha didn’t set out to become caregiver to so many, she finds herself relishing this role and anticipating her latest guest on a typical Scottish summer’s day. Fourteen-year-old Hope Carver makes her way to Arran from South Carolina, exiled after her mother caught her taking the same pills to which her father was addicted, the same pills that ultimately caused him to abandon the family. Hope’s mother, Margaret, remains in South Carolina, struggling to regain her emotional footing in the face of her disintegrating dream of home and family. Though Agatha seems rooted in her sense of self, the story of her development in the aftermath of her father’s death when Agatha was 13 reveals wounds left untended decade after decade. Bound by the thin threads of family and abandonment, the three women maintain their emotional distance until an accident in the dark in Glen Rosa thrusts them together and forces them to see each other fully.

The Thorn Tree takes the reader across continents--from Hope and Margaret’s first fraught confrontation in South Carolina to the emigrations of Agatha’s sisters to England, America, Canada and Australia--and through the generations--from the death of Agatha’s father in the seas of the coast of Skye in 1938, through World War II in Glasgow and on to the present day. Witty, intelligent and painfully human, Hope, Margaret and Agatha come of age, come to terms with mid-life and reckon with death, respectively, while they grapple with honoring their differences and strengthening each other.

The Film House: "Lighter" June 26, 2014

All shows are at 7PM at Coffee Underground and cost $5.00 for Admission unless otherwise noted.
Lighter
2013
88 min
Ronnie  Gunter

Lighter chronicles the strained reinvention of an acclaimed red-neck comedian, Roman Clower as he pursues a new career in serious acting.

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

Peace Center: CBT Summerworks 2014 Finale June 27, 2014

Show Dates

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Join Carolina Ballet Theatre for the Summerworks 2014 Finale Performance! An intensive study for dance students from across the country, Summerworks is a three-week immersion program where participants work and learn alongside CBT's professional company.

The Summerworks Finale Performance is the culmination of what these students have learned during this summer intensive.

Tickets: $15 General Admission

Main Street Fridays: "Shades of Brown" June 27, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Shades Of Brown has captivated local audience’s with its unique and intoxicating blends of smooth R& B with a twist of Jazz, . Since Establishment in 2009 we have been offering a broad selection of music from Jazz, Funk, Neo Soul, Rhythm and Blues with unlimited versatility. Our focus is to bring a premium presentation to our community with a touch of class. No event is too small or to big, being that we have our own premium sound equipment for any size event. The band consists of sax, drums, keyboard, percussionist, guitar, bass and vocalist.

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 27, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

King of the Mountain: Competitive Improv Games


Friday, June 27, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Dana Swarner (Toastmasters Speakers Bureau Chair)


Firday, June 27, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Centre Stage: "David Young Exhibit" June 27-August 25, 2014

David Young: "Ceramics for the Wall" Exhibit opens June 27th at Centre Stage


Opening Reception: Friday, June 27th, 6:30-9:00pm

June 27th - August 25, 2014

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "The Deluge" June 28, 2014

The Deluge


Merging the blues with funk, jam rock, and an occasional tasty jazz lick for garnish, The Deluge is a sound that is sophisticated yet playfully fun. The musicianship is stout, the song writing is mature, and the overall package is delicious from the mixture.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 28, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, June 28, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Stand-up Comedy Showcase with headliner Minori Hinds (featuring Kelly Rowland)


Saturday, June 28, 9:00 - 11:00pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

MAC: "Flat Out Under Pressure" June 28, 2014

MAC presents: Flat Out Under Pressure


On Friday morning, June 27th, artists will come to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They will return 24 hours later with that same stamped medium as a completed work of art. That afternoon, the work will be juried and displayed as an exhibit.

Join us on the evening of June 28th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the great art produced and congratulate the eight artists who’s work will be replicated on Greenville’s downtown recycling bins next year.

Awards Ceremony and Reception: June 28th from 7:00 - 10:00pm

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Downtown Greenville

Joe's Place: "Sherita Bolden - Don't Touch My Wine" June 28, 2014

Sherita Bolden - Don't Touch My Wine

5:30 - 8:30pm

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 558-0828
Fax: (864) 558-0829

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

Specializing in:
New & Used Books
Wine and Coffee . Local Art

Pickens County Museum: "Paintings by Keith Spencer" June 28-August 14, 2014

Recent Paintings by Keith Spencer
Exhibition opens with a reception to meet the artist on June 28


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning June 28, 2014. Please join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on June 28 as we host a reception to meet the artist featured in “Keith Spencer: Recent Work”.

An exceptional use of color and direct brushwork combine in the artwork of Western North Carolina artist Keith Spencer. He has been described as “both an expressive painter and a true colorist” by William Kortlander, Professor of Art at Ohio State University. There is a boldness to his creativity and the works are full of life and energy. The result is a striking range of both figurative and landscape paintings that can be found in galleries and collections throughout the United States and Europe. His landscapes are frequently done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and will often include the mountainous upstate, where he now lives, as well as the low country surrounding Charleston. Likewise, much of his figurative work is done directly from life, and ranges from abstract nudes to the painterly realism of his work from the Artist Ride in South Dakota. Having managed a cattle-horse farm, for the first twelve years of his career, Keith’s own horses are frequently found in his paintings.

When asked about his work Spencer said, "A big part of the creative process for me is continuing to grow and experiment. This latest body of work is very much in that vein. Using mainly local landscapes as inspiration and subject matter, many of these paintings are the result of asking myself, ‘What if I try...” The unifying concept in my work is an effort to present the viewer with a sense of the feeling of a place. Why does one place feel different than another, even though they may be similar? Rather than rendering the details of the elements in a landscape, I try to reduce it to elemental shapes and colors. In that way the work becomes as much about the paint as the subject."

He continued, “What makes something unique has always interested me. I think at some level, I am trying to reveal that uniqueness through painting. When I see something it's kind of like love...it either happens or it doesn't."

Keith is included in the 2011 book by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson called “Artists Among Us -100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg”. Articles about him and his work have been written in Bold Life Magazine, The Laurel of Asheville Magazine, Berry Magazine, Greenville News Arts section, Spartanburg Herald Arts section, Landrum News Leader and the Tryon Daily Bulletin. He has been in two television productions on the ETV art show called Impressions. He does an average of 3-4 exhibitions a year and donates work regularly to various Environmental and Humanity Groups. He has had solo exhibitions at both The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg and Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon, NC, as well as a group show at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Keith is currently represented by The Raiford Gallery in Roswell, GA, The Red Wolf Gallery in Brevard, NC, and the Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC.

To learn more about Spencer please visit his website at http://www.keithspencer.net or by joining us for this exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History.

“Keith Spencer: Recent Works” is sponsored in part by South Carolina Bank & Trust, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Front Porch Arts Collective: "Salon Saturday" June 28, 2014

The Front Porch Arts Collective (FPAC), a new artist group in Greenville, is holding their monthly Salon Saturday this Saturday on the topic of Art and Technology at The Village Studios and Gallery

1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, South Carolina 29611

We hope to delve into the value of technology in our society. How do art and technology coincide? Combining old and new, is technology important or unimportant to the creation of art in our rapidly changing and technologically advancing world?

This month's presenters include:
Susan Molnar, Multi-Media Visual Artist and Educator
Anne Pecaro, Playwright and Theatre Artist
and a Pop-Up Live Performance Produced by Sculptor, Ayako Abe-Miller

Join us! BYOB. Arrive between 7:00 and 7:30.
Reception at 7:00, presentations start at 7:30.
We'll be done by 10:00.

 http://frontporchartscollective.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/605483659567508/

 

Downtown Alive! "Jones Machine" July 03, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Jones Machine is a five piece rock band based out of Greenville SC. Their original sound channels the likes of Muse, The Killers, and Queen. They perform a Two and a Half hour show Filled with Tantalizing lights and primo sound. With a comfortable mix of Excellent covers and Memorable Originals these boys will not be forgotten. Stay awhile and browse the sights and sounds of The Jones Machine.
thejonesmachineband.com | Listen

TD Stage: "The Fantastic Shakers" July 03, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers



Show Dates:

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 7:30 PM

Known as the "South's Finest Show Band," The Fantastic Shakers will be rocking the TD Stage all night long on July 3rd!

Formed in 1978, the band has performed over 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida and all throughout the Southeast. South Carolina's Grand Stand has become the band's summer home and their hit "Myrtle Beach Days" has catapulted them to the top of the Carolinas musical groups.

This combination of experience and longevity has allowed The Fantastic Shakers to possess a level of versatility few other groups can match. With five lead vocalists and up to three horns, they can perform almost any style of music from up-tempo dance and rock to the smooth easy listening for the more subdued occasions. Their personalities turn every performance into a party and the fun starts and the first note and doesn't stop until the last!

The musical group has performed at the Grand National Dance Championships in Atlanta, GA on three occasions, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the American Bop Association Convention in Cincinnati, OH. 45,000 fans gathered to attend the Carolina Beach Blast in Carolina Beach Festival with The Fantastic Shakers as the headliners, as well as many other memorable performances.

The Fantastic Shakers have won many awards throughout the various beach music awards associations including two-time show group of the year, three-time album of the year, and lead singer Bo Schronce has been named male vocalist of the year on four different occasions as well as induction into the Hall of Fame.

Tickets: $15 Lawn, $30 Genevieve's

FantasticShakers.com

Music by the Lake: "Above the Fruited Plain" July 03, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 3rd

“Above the Fruited Plain” Patriotic Celebration
The Greenville Chorale: Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

Hampton III: "Taylor's Mill Artists" July 03-September 16, 2014

Hampton III Gallery's latest exhibit is made up of Taylor's Mill Artists


July 3 - August 16

Opening: Thursday, July 3rd from 7-9 pm

Artists:
Allison Brown
Mike Vatalaro
Daniel Marinelli
Michael Marks
Doug Young
Bryan Hiott
Frankie Daniels

3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1-5Saturday 10 - 5
864-268-2771

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

First Fridays Gallery Crawl July 04, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks" July 07-31, 2014

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks"
FROZEN
2 Day DANCE CAMPs


Come in and cool off during the hot summer days with our "Frozen" two-day dance camp. Dancers will learn dance routines to music from this popular soundtrack. We will have fun arts and crafts, story time and snack time. Tuition $75 for new enrollees. Full payment due with registration. Limited to 15 students per camp.

• Ages 4 & 5 - three options

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 28 and July 30 from 9:30 to 12:30 PM

• Ages 6, 7, & 8 - three options

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 29 and July 31, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

To register: http://carolinaballet.org/in-the-community/summer-dance-camps

AGGG: "Silent Auction!" July 08-26, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N Main St, Greenville is kicking off its annual fundraiser for Foothills Search and Rescue with a SILENT AUCTION of original artwork by some of the areas finest artists.

The Silent Auction begins July 1st and will continue until July 26th. So come by the gallery and bid on YOUR favorite!


On July 26th the Gallery will be hosting a fun filled event from 11-4 which will include vendors who create "one of a kind" gifts and treats for your special pets, A raffle featuring gift baskets donated by local merchants, a chance to meet the volunteer handlers, trainers and canines of Foothills Search and Rescue and members of Greenville County Canine unit.

 This is a DOG and Child friendly event!

JOIN US AND HELP SUPPORT THIS AMAZING AND DEDICATED GROUP OF DOGS AND HANDLERS FROM FOOTHILLS SEARCH AND RESCUE.

http://artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com/news.html

GCMA: "Ben Nixon: Native State" July 09-September 07, 2014

Ben Nixon: Native State


Opens in Gallery 4 on July 9th and continues through September 7th.

Using the 19th-century wet-plate collodion process, artist Ben Nixon creates landscape photographs of exceptional beauty. By focusing his lens on unfamiliar terrain, he invites viewers into a mysterious, dreamlike world. Nixon is an expert technician in the collodion process, and when shooting in the field he relies on his car as his darkroom, where he develops the glass-plate negatives on site.

A native of Spartanburg, Nixon attended Sierra Nevada College in the Lake Tahoe region and studied photography at Rockport College (now Maine Media College). Following his studies, Nixon relocated to California, where he worked for more than five years assisting photographer Jack Welpott. Nixon has also assisted Arno Rafael Minkkinen and printed for Arthur Tress, William Heick, and Art Rogers.

Nixon's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Bolinas Museum, and many private collections.

Join the artist for a gallery talk on Sunday, July 13.

Centre Stage: Shout! The Mod Musical July 10-August 02, 2014

Shout! The Mod Musical

This Musical tracks five women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that really made England swing. This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Experience the progression of many of your favorites from 1960 to 1970 as these five ladies face some tough situations as the music motivates them to persevere.

 

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Tyler Boone Band" July 10, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


Find a more genuine, harder working musician than Tyler Boone. Actually, just go ahead and give up because it is not going to happen. Growing up in the Lowcountry, Boone first became enamored with the subculture of Charleston's punk/metal scene, before eventually expanding his musical palette to include the blues/pop-laced influences that are sprinkled throughout his more recent releases. Boone released his first ever King City Records release, (October 12, 2012) Changing Pace, (producers Jeff Leonard Jr. and Eric Rickert) which demonstrates a unified, confident sound that can only come from a heavy dose of touring and a band that has become comfortable exploring the boundaries of their collective sound. Changing Pace was featured on "What's New" on Spotify the week of it's release and recently featured in Performer Magazine as an Editor's Pick. Opening up for such acts as Grammy award winning artists Hootie & the Blowfish, & Christopher Cross with Platinum record selling artist Edwin McCain. American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, American Idol Finalist Elise Testone and other artists such as The Old Crow Medicine Show, Alpha Rev, I-Nine, Ben Rector and The Dirty Guv'nah's. Boone is well on his way to becoming a major act himself. Boone's new release "Changing Pace" is now featured on 105.5 "The Bridge" in Charleston, SC and 92.1 "The Palm" "WUSC 90.3 FM" “Rock 93.5” FM “WXRY 99.3 “ FM in Columbia, SC and "Z 93.1 The Lake" in Lexington, SC , Rock 95.5 in Augusta, GA, Rock 106.1 in Savannah, GA and Rock 93.3 "The Planet" in Greenville, SC - WSGE 91.7 FM in Charlotte, NC - KPRI 102.1 FM in San Diego, California.
www.tylerboonemusic.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Most Wanted Bluegrass Band" July 10, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Most Wanted Bluegrass Band


Most Wanted Bluegrass is a band of award winning musicians that bring a toe tapping, solid bluegrass performance to the stage. Their driving instrumentals coupled with strong vocals and beautiful harmony assures a performance that you do not want to miss.

Music by the Lake: "Matt Olson Jazz Quartet" July 10, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 10th

The Matt Olson Jazz Quartet
Matt Olson, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

The Ward: "Uncensored Truth" July 10, 2014

The Uncensored Truth


Inspired by local artist, Gracie Holtzclaw's recent interviews, this art exhibit deals with two very controversial subjects: Violence Against Women and Censorship.

Please join us as we all learn to open our hearts, our eyes and our minds. Come see Gracie's now infamous piece, "RAPE CULTURE" and all of the other beautiful art...and perhaps, (fair warning) the not-so-beautiful art.

Many of the pieces in this show have actually been officially CENSORED from other local exhibits. Some are therapeutic creations of women as they worked through a personal or traumatic experience. Others are works by local artists who were inspired by the strength and courage of women who have endured "unspeakable pain.

Participating Artists:
Gracie Holtzclaw, Allison Anne Brown, Jennifer Lynne Ziemann, Jackie Shapiro Rosen, Suzanne Vitti, Kay Larch, Peggy Tanner Day, Kymberly Day, Lindsay Louise McPhail, Liz Lynch, Jeff Lynch, Pat Prince Kraemer, Rebecca Romanek Johnson, Carey Morton, Kelly Lunch Murphy.

20% of the proceeds from art sales will go to Safe Harbor, Inc.

July 10th from 6 - 10 pm

The Ward Artist Studios

2nd Stage: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse July 11-20, 2014

Lilly's Puprle Plastic Purse
July 11-20, 2014


The last 2nd Stage show of the 2013-2014 Season is coming soon. Directed by the talented Lauren Imhoff and starring Lila Smith, who also played the role of PINKALICIOUS, this show is a must-see and only $7/person.

Click here to buy online. http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/lillys-purple-plastic-purse

Meet Lilly – “Queen of the World” and Lover of Everything! Lilly loves cheese snacks, her new red boots, her best friends Wilson and Chester, her new teacher Mr. Slinger, and especially her brand new purse that plays music whenever it’s opened.
In fact, she loves her new purse so much that it gets her into trouble – and she learns that making mistakes is all a part of growing up.

At SCCT Headquarters
153 Augusta Street

Main Street Fridays: "Hot As a Pepper" July 11, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Hot As A Pepper is not your run-of-the-mill cover band churning out the same old tired songs from this music genre or that, with little or no emotion. Hot As A Pepper brings high energy, fun, funky and upbeat music to your venue or event and plays what YOU want to hear. A variety of genres and generations are covered including some originals.
www.hotasapepper.com/ | Listen

TD Stage: "Marc Cohn" July 11, 2014

Marc Cohn


 

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 7:30 PM


After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis", Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and be able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s. at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow.

In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, "Parade" is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons - a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own."

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

MarcCohn.net

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/cohn

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" July 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



July 12th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts July 12, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Trailblazer Park: "Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!" July 12, 2014

Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!


Saturday, July 12th
5pm - 9pm

Trailblazer Park
Travelers Rest, SC

Guest speaker: Mary How, MA, ATR-BT, nationally registered board certified art therapist and owner of Angelfishcreative.com

Cooking is an Art - Get Creative!Aromatherapy - Discover your Scent
Restoring Body and Mind Through Art
Easy Ways to Add Art in Your Home
Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

This program is brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance

There will also be food trucks, craft beer and wine, and artists demonstrations.

Taylors Mill: "Drawing Figures" July 13, 2014

FIGURE DRAWING


-THIS SUNDAY-
JULY 13th, 3-5pm
And all the rest of the Sundays in July as well.



We have better air-circulation: 4 fans, open windows & FREE bottled water!

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at our NEW venue — TAYLOR’S MILL @ STUDIO 5F, work from a live model. Plenty of FREE parking and grab a deeelish coffee or brewski from DUE SOUTH on your way upstairs. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gestures, longer poses are 15–60 min. BYOB, easel, drawing board & supplies. Chairs provided. A sink & bathroom across the hall is available if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy.

WHEN
Sundays, 3-5pm



JULY 13, 20, 27

WHERE
Taylor's Mill, 250 Mill Street



(Take 4th right off Mill St, past William Felton School of Craft)




2nd Floor, Studio 5F
Taylors, SC 29687
Click here for map


COST
$10 / session

QUESTIONS
Call/Text Jessie: (843) 817-5295





Email: jessiekendall@gmail.com
Tumbler: drawing-figures.tumblr.com
Find us on Facebook


 

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "Antony and Cleopatra" July 15-August 03, 2014

Antony and Cleopatra

July 10 - August 3


Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 pm

Free!

At the Ampitheatre in Falls Park on the Reedy

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is Presented by Bank of America and supported in part by a grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council.

If you are interested in auditioning, click here.

Check us out in Falls Park! Photo Credit: Derek Eckenroth

Centre Stage: "Shout! The Mod Musical" July 15-August 02, 2014

Directed by Terri West Poore
If you liked Beehive, then you will love

Shout! The Mod Musical!


This musical tracks 5 women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960's that really made England swing.

This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Lulu.

Sponsored by:
Rolling Green Village and
McKinney Dodge Chrysler Jeep Mazda, Inc.

Shout! The Mod Musical

July 10 - August 2
Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.

Tickets:
$30, $25, $20

http://www.centrestage.org/show/shout-mod-musical

 

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar July 16, 2014

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar


The Greenville community is invited to attend the gallery’s Grand Opening
reception on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., where they
will be able to meet many of the artists featured in the space. A ribbon
cutting ceremony with The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will also be held
on Wednesday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the gallery.

The Art Cellar is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. The space is also available by appointment weekday mornings and
for private networking events on weekday evenings. To learn more, please
call (864) 419-5032.

About The Art Cellar
The Art Cellar is an eclectic fine art and craft gallery located in
downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The salon-style gallery features a
number of local artists with talent across wide variety of mediums,
including paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts and other inspiring
forms of artwork. Located at 123 B South Main Street, the gallery offers a
relaxed and approachable atmosphere to experience the thriving art community
in the Upstate.
Connect with The Art Cellar on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/greenvilleartcellar on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/theartcellar , on
and visit the company’s website at
www.greenvilleartcellar.com

GCMA: "Content of Our Character..." Exhibit July 16-September 21, 2014

 Exhibition: "Content of Our Character: From States Rights to Civil Rights"


Feb 12, 2014 — Sep 21, 2014

From John C. Calhoun to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., state history, slavery, economics, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement come to life in this powerful exhibition drawn from the GCMA permanent collection.

Artwork from:
George P.A. Healy
John Ross Key
Thomas Satterwhite Noble
Luther Terry
Hilda Belcher
Frederick Brown

 http://gcma.org/content-of-our-character/

Downtown Alive! "The Get Right Band" July 17, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


The Get Right Band is a three-piece with the musical energy and power of The Police,” says Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. The Transylvania Times writes that the band “takes the stage with a palpable sense of energy.” The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. With the addition of JC Mears, a powerful and dynamic drummer, the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. The Get Right Band has been touring the East Coast and the Caribbean heavily since their inception in April, 2011. The band has rocked hard and jammed relentlessly every step of the way. The Get Right Band’s debut CD, Shake, was released in February, 2013. Hittin’ The Note Magazine says the disc is “fun, full of energy and excitement, and should be listened to with the volume turned all the way up.” The rock n’ roll album features stripped down but creatively layered and produced performances of the band’s original tunes. It’s “groove with rock melodies built on funk attitudes,” says The Mountain Xpress. From the seductive blues of “Voodoo Doll” to the dance party vibe of “Chromaticize” to the Caribbean influenced “Touch The Holy,” (inspired by the band’s Caribbean tours) Shake’s “impressive stylistic range manages to all fit within the band’s distinctive image” (WNC Magazine). The Grateful Web writes that the disc is a “tasty mix of hip-swinging selections that leaves the listener thirsty for more. The members of The Get Right Band have played with many of the East Coast’s greatest acts, including Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Woody Wood, Josh Phillips, The Artimus Pyle Band, Scrappy Hamilton (now Truth & Salvage Company), Afromotive, and Royal Trux (Virgin Records), and have shared the stage with national acts such as Galactic, Victor Wooten Band, Mike Dillon Band, Jeff Sipe Trio, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, Larry Keel, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.
www.thegetrightband.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Southern Crescent" July 17, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Southern Crescent (Variety)


Southern Crescent is one of the most versatile variety bands in the upstate of South Carolina. Mixing a variety of music including oldies, beach, pop, and rock, the band adjusts their broad song selection to each audience’s particular tastes.

www.southerncrescentband.com

Music by the Lake: "Bluegrass Night" July 17, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 17th

Bluegrass Night
The Andy Carlson Band
7 p.m. prelude: SC Suzuki Institute Fiddlers, Anna Joiner, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

TD Stage: "JJ Grey and Mofro" July 17, 2014

JJ Grey and Mofro


Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears.

This event will be at the Peace Center's TD Stage amphitheater located along the Reedy River in beautiful Greenville, SC.

7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 for the lawn, $35 for Genevieve's

More information

The Film House: "Zombieland" July 17, 2014

Zombieland


A shy student trying to reach his family, a gun-toting tough guy trying to fine the Last Twinkie, and sisters trying to get to an amusement park join to travel across a zombie-filled America.

2009   88min   Rated R.   Reuben Fleisher

July 17
7:00pm
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: "Deja Nue" July 18, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Deja Nue featuring the Nue City Horns is a nine piece band which includes a four piece horn section, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, and multiple vocalists. The group is made up of seasoned musicians who have performed with a variety of local, regional, and national acts. The band plays a variety of music including Beach, Classic Soul, Funk, Rock, and Country. You can follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/dejanueband and hear live performances on YouTube by searching for "Deja Nue Band."
www.dejanueband.com | Listen

Pendleton St. Village Arts District: "Music for Kids!" July 19-30, 2014

Music Adventure!


Music Adventure is a new independent business taking off in Greenville at The Wheel in the Pendleton St Village Arts District. It's a fun time for little ones to explore music with other children in a "play-date" that flows between improvisation and structured activities. Groups are led by Greenville native Lynne Holcombe, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter with over 15 years of experience of playing music with children and a degree in music therapy. Lynne has also worked with children with special needs, specifically on the autism spectrum since 1999 and welcomes children who may require special and creative attention to the adventure.

Let's play some music! Music Adventure can travel to you for birthday parties and other kids events (parent's day out groups, day cares, preschools, church functions, home school groups, etc) It also takes place Monday-Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays at The Wheel. The next Saturday adventures are July 19th. The Wheel is a great new multi-use space where we can have our Music Adventure sessions until a more permanent location can be obtained. There's comfy chairs and tables (and WiFi) for relaxing while your child is playing music (unless it's a group where the adult needs to participate*). The room is spacious and we will be the only ones using it when we are in session. Parking is available on the street or in the lot right across the street. And be sure to check out the community garden next door!

The Wheel: 1288 Pendleton st, Greenville, SC 29611 check them out online at www.facebook.com/thewheelgreenville

Music adventure sessions are 45 minutes each for ages 18 months-3rd grade. A parent/guardian MUST be on the premises and available at all times. Some music adventures require the adult to participate with the child. Indicated by *.

Scroll down for the July Schedule.

$15/session/child

START UP SPECIAL! $5 for each additional child from one family attending in the same week.

***You can pay for sessions one at a time or purchase a series. Prepay for 3 music sessions and the 4th one is free!

There is no deadline for using music sessions purchased in a series.

*****Please arrive 15 minutes early if you still need to pay or if you haven't filled out an info/liability release form.

Cash and checks accepted. Credit card and pay-pal options are soon to come as well.

Email musicadventureforkids@gmail.com and RSVP for classes you are interested in attending. You can pay when you get there but, it will be very helpful to know how many kids to expect. Music adventure session sizes will be small. We are going to try a max of 10 kids to start. Drop-ins are welcome,if there is space. To be sure, reserve your spot NOW! :)

Music Adventure sessions cover a wide range of concepts and topics including exploration of rhythm, melody, tone, dynamics, tempo, harmony, texture, theory, history, world cultures and other basic music elements through age appropriate use of songs, instruments, stories, puppets, dance, listening, interacting with props, fellow music lovers and adventure!

Music Adventure Schedule for July 30, 2014

Mondays
10am 2-3 yrs *
11am 4-5 yrs

Tuesdays
10am 18mo-2yrs *
11am 4 yrs (and near)

Wednesdays
10am 3 yrs (and near) *
11am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Thursdays
For the future. Vote for what you want!

Saturday July 19th
9:30am 18mo-2yrs *
10:30am 2-3yrs *
11.30am 4-5yrs
12:30am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Why "(and near)" and "(flexible ages)"? Kids vary so much in maturity, ability and interest during this time of growth. If you think your child would be interested in a group music adventure with varied ages please give these sessions a try. Please tell us about your child when you RSVP. Background info is super helpful for facilitating a great adventure for everyone.

* Indicates parent/guardian and child paired adventure. (adult participates)

Let the adventure begin!

Please "like" us on facebook and see what we are up to www.facebook.com/musicadventureforkids

Learn more about Lynne and hear her music www.lynneholcombe.com

plus hear some of her original kids songs at www.soundcloud.com/nightlightofstars

The Film House: "Jurassic Park" July 19, 2014

Jurassic Park


A theme park suffers a power breakdown that allows its dinosaurs to run amok.

1992   127min   Rated PG-13   Stephen Spielberg

July 19
6:00pm at Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Rd.

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

GCMA: "Shakespeare at the Museum" July 20, 2014

Jul 20, 2014

Sundays at 2: Shakespeare at the Museum


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville Shakespeare Company presents an abridged version of the classic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Enjoy the madcap antics of four young lovers, Athenian royals, amateur Thespians, and a band of woodland fairies.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e128&DateOfEvent=07/20/2014

Centre Stage: Love, Loss and What I Wore July 22-29, 2014

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

July 22nd and 29th, 2014

Providing that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore has become an international hit. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that ll women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatregoing experiences domestically and overseas.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "The Whiskey Gentry" July 24, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


Amongst many attempts to describe The Whiskey Gentry, perhaps the best take was from Paste Magazine who called them a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass…with a punk-inspired kick drum.” The Whiskey Gentry’s catchy tunes reel in listeners spanning from music novices to mainstream audiences, while their musical mastery garners the professional praise and respect of those with the most sophisticated of musical palates. Two albums in, both co-produced by John Keane (R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo), they recently gained official recognition as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest. From local haunts to the Nashville music industry’s elite, the band’s burgeoning followers and supporters have quite literally set the stage for nationwide venues and air waves. Initially a quintet formed by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, the band’s debut album in 2011 Please Make Welcome became a critically-acclaimed success, quickly launching the Atlanta-based band into markets from Tampa to NYC, and at festivals priding themselves as the first to showcase the next best thing. They have since expanded on both a physical and geographic level, becoming a septet comprised of Chesley Lowe on banjo, Sammy Griffin on bass, Price Cannon on drums, Michael Smith on mandolin, and Rurik Nunan on fiddle. Their most recent album Holly Grove is another leap in the band’s ongoing evolution on a musical and social scale. In early 2013, The Whiskey Gentry rallied fans to raise funds for studio sessions through a Kickstarter campaign, which ultimately far surpassed their goals and expectations. Local artists and established pros alike pitched in as well, creating a true ensemble effort on songs such as a duet with Butch Walker on “One Night in New York,” and cameos throughout the album by Les Hall, the Dappled Grays, and Radiolucent. Mastered by Glenn Schick (Indigo Girls, Drive-By Truckers), Holly Grove infuses elements of country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and punk with a mix of poppy and poignant lyrics, fiery and heartfelt vocals, traditional and avant-garde sound, honesty, edginess, and entertainment all around. Luring listeners in, capturing their ears, hearts, and minds, and blazing new trails in Americana music and beyond, The Whiskey Gentry is only just warming its heels. Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whiskey gentry” was “a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams, and a terminal identity crisis.” Though they are never lacking offers from fans for a shot of whiskey, their dreams are becoming reality, their identity is distinct, their future on a steady crescendo.
www.thewhiskeygentry.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Sean and the Boogie..." July 24, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Sean and the Boogie Children (Funk/Blues Rock)


Sean Cronin is backed by a power trio called Boogie Children, bringing a funky, bluesy, rockin' music show to the upstate and beyond. Playing several festivals this summer and fall, Sean and his Boogie Children will be also backing legendary blues acts such as Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Pop Ferguson, Cool John Ferguson and Gaye Adegaboloa. Boogie Children looks forward to playing this years' Reedy River Concert Series. See you there! www.reverbnation.com/seancronin

 

Music by the Lake: "Phantom of the Opera" July 24, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 24th

“The Phantom of the Opera”
Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

John Hiatt and the Combo & The Robert Cray Band July 24, 2014

John Hiatt and The Combo & The Robert Cray Band come to the Peace Concert Hall stage July 24, 2014! 

Show Dates
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 7:30 PM

John Hiatt 
Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. With seven solo albums under his belt, Hiatt's A&M debut, Bring The Family (1987) was his breakthrough. With rootsy, rock-country-blues fusion, Hiatt was named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone's annual Critics Poll.
Fan favorites include "Thing Called Love", "Memphis In The Meantime", and "Have A Little Faith In Me", and many others, which have all been covered by many other diverse artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, and Iggy Pop. John Hiatt has been honored with his own star on Nashville's Walk of Fame, in induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.

Robert Cray
Widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, The New Yorker recently called Robert Cray "one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades." He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Riatt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Robert Cray has produced over 17 studio albums and has earned 5 Grammy Awards (and 15 nominees). He is one of his generation's great musical storytellers with down-home sound and rich emotion, yet never straying far from his incomparable guitar mastery.

Tickets on sale to Peacekeepers. Public on-sale is this Saturday, May 24th at 10:00am!

Tickets: $45, $55

The Film House: "Mad Max" July 24, 2014

Mad Max


A vengeful policeman sets out to avenge his partner, wife and son who were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader

1980   88min   Rated R   George Miller

July 24
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: " Zataban" July 25, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Zataban is a group of seasoned professional musicians that share a love of Southern music in its many permutations, as well as similar music backgrounds and a respect for each other’s abilities and ideas. What we hope to accomplish is to put a twist on the typical idea of Southern music by fusing blues, soul, jazz, and New Orleans funk with a relaxed, but intense style of playing. In addition to our original music, all material is carefully hand-picked with an emphasis on the less often heard, and bears our personal stamp. In each note played, we hope to express our passion for the music. Thanks to each of you for your support of Zataban and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy performing for you.
www.zataban.com

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts" July 26, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

TRAA: "Art of Imagination" July 26, 2014

Travelers Rest Artist Alliance presents:
Art of Imagination


Saturday, July 26th
4:00 - 9:00 pm
at Trailblazer Park

SEE.  An entertaining evening of performances by musicians, actors, artists and other on the amphitheater stage. Take a walk through the workshops that will take place on the festival lawn.

TRY.  Alongside artists, musicians, and performers learn more about their craft. Discover what it takes to create literary art, play a favorite rhythm or move like an animal

DO.  Art in action with your imagination! Take part in musical happenings, magic at your finger tips, a colorful stage performance and much MORE!

The best part... it's FREE!

Food Trucks - Craft Beer - Art in Action

For more information visit ArtinTR.com

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Katie Walker" July 27, 2014

Jul 27, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Katie Walker


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville artist Katie Walker creates work using personal imagery that is both thought-provoking and humorous. Come listen as she shares her observations about her work and creative process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e129&DateOfEvent=07/27/2014

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Jacki Newell" July 29-September 01, 2014

Jacki Newell's Exhibit and Reception at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery


Join us for the Artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of Jacki's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

July 1st through September 30th

Exhibit Reception:
Thursday, July 31st
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Street Real Estate Gallery
428 S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Anderson Arts Center: "SC Watermedia Society" July 29-September 12, 2014

South Carolina Watermedia Society
37th Annual Exhibition

The Anderson Arts Center and our Sponsor, South State Bank, Invites you to the opening reception for the SC Watermedia Society.


Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 2, 5:00pm

Exhibition:
August 2 - September 12, 2014

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625
864.222.2787

Gallery Hours:
9:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday

Centre Stage: "Create @ Centre Stage" July 30, 2014

Enjoy some wine while artists from Vino and Van Gogh teach you how to paint your favorite Greenville scene. Proceeds support Centre Stage!

Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Tickets: $50 per person $75 per couple

Purchase tickets at centrestage.org
(864) 233-6733
kirsten.floyd@centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Reggie Sullivan Band" July 31, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Reggie Sullivan Band delivers a high energy show with rock to jazz influences and has become one of the most sought after bands in the Midlands of South Carolina. The upright bass may seem like an unusual lead for a band, but Reggie's inspired musicianship and melodic vocals will have you changing your mind, tapping your toe, and singing along before the next song. This seasoned 5 piece brings the heat of entertainers that have been touring for years and never disappoints. So pull up a seat and tap into the tunes!
www.facebook.com/TheReggieSullivanBand | Listen

 

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Chasin the Blues" July 31, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Chasing the Blues (Blues)


Chasing the Blues is a groove and rock infused blues band from Greenville, SC. The band is made up of two members of Greenville’s own Side Alley Blues Band, a member of Chocolate Thunder’s band and the Soul Connection, as well as master guitarist and friend who’s played in classic rock and, lately blues bands all his life. These characters’ names would be Jimmy Stenhouse on guitar, Scott Illderton on drums, Kurt Young on guitar and vocals, and Leigh Stenhouse on vocals and bass. Each offer a unique and different flavor to the melting pot of jam that they cook up each and every time they play. From down in delta blues to classic crock jams to groovy songs of nostalgia, Chasing the Blues does it all.

GLOW: "La Bohème (Puccini)" July 31-August 03, 2014

La Boheme (Puccini)


July 31 and August 7 at  7:30 pm
August 3  &  August 9 at 2:30pm

Enjoy the classic 1895 operatic  adaptation on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel La vie de Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

In an attic apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a group of young artists are living together in poverty. Their neighbor, the poor and ailing seamstress Mimi, introduces herself to the poet Rodolfo and they fall in love. Later that Christmas Eve at the Café Momus, Rodolfo presents Mimi to his friends  Meanwhile, the singer Musetta abandons her elderly rich lover Alcindoro in order to join Marcello, the painter.  Time  passes and  Mimi moves in with Rodolfo.  They quarrel  because of his apparent jealousy, but in reality due to his inability to care for her  in her failing health.  They end their relationship.  Weeks later Musetta returns to Rodolfo’s attic apartment, bringing with her the dying Mimi.  They attempt to find medicine and comfort her, however, she dies despite their best efforts. The score has provided some of the most beloved arias and ensembles in the operatic repertoire, particularly the Rodolfo’s Che gelida manina, Mimi’s Mi chiamano Mimi, and Musetta’s Waltz, Quando me’n vo’.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Festival Orchestra.

The Gunter Theatre • Peace Center
300 S. Main St, Greenville, SC
Click here to purchase tickets
or call the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or (800) 888-7768

Music by the Lake: "The Pies who Came in the Cold" July 31, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 31st

“The Spies Who Came in from the Cold”
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

The Film House: "12 Monkeys" July 31, 2014

12 Monkeys


In a future devastated by disease, a convict goes back in time for information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

1996   129min   Rated R   Terry Gillam

July 31
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: "Bad Popes" August 01, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Based out of Greenville, SC, The Bad Popes are a five-piece ensemble consisting of Jef Chandler (guitar, vocals), Charles Hedgepath (guitar, vocals), Chris Garrett (bass), Mike Bagwell (pedal steel, vocals), and Joe Cash (drums). All veterans of the South Carolina music scene, The Bad Popes have been playing as a unit since 2002, with Joe Cash coming on board in 2010. Adept in many different styles of music that fall under the umbrella term Americana, the band plays everything from western swing in the manner of Bob Wills to rock in the spirit of the Allman Brothers to straight up country material like Hank Williams, Sr. Featuring original material as well as select covers, The Bad Popes released their eponymous debut CD in 2009, followed by their second CD Town and Country in 2012. Town and Country was voted by listeners of popular Americana station WNCW as one of the top 100 albums of 2012. The band is currently working on their third CD and touring in the Carolinas.
www.badpopes.com | Listen

GLOW: "Rent (Larson)" August 01-09, 2014

Rent (Larson)


August 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
August 2 at 2:30pm

99 years after Puccini, Jonathan Larson re-adapted the Murger novel for the American Musical Theatre, creating the Broadway smash Rent.  Based  on Murger’s novel and Puccini’s La BohèmeRenttells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted exotic dancer, Mimi; their former roommate HIV+ computer genius Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV+ drag queen street musician lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III a former member of the group who, after marrying a wealthy woman, has since become their landlord and the opposite of the group’s Bohemian values. The second act is filled with tragedy as Angel dies and couples break up. But at the very end, when Mimi is about to die, Roger is able to sing one song that brings her back to life and leaves the audience with a sense of hope. GLOW’s production is complete with four piece rock band led by NYC based composer-in-residence, Karl Johnson.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Music directed by Christian Elser.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl August 01, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.

Simpsonville Arts Foundation: "The Flying Saucer" August 01, 2014

The Simpsonville Arts Foundation, Inc. is proud to present the Flying Saucers this Friday at the Tater Shed.  Listen to the sounds of hits from the 1950's and 1960's including genres like Rock-n-Roll, early County, Motown, Doo-Woop, Shag and Surf! View their complete song list here: http://www.theflyingsaucers.net/songlist.php

We hope to see you there at 8:00pm!  Free and family friendly!

(The Tater Shed is located behind the Simpsonville Arts Center, 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC)

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 03, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

For more than 20 years, master weaver Nancy Basket has shared her basketry and storytelling. Join us at the GCMA as we explore Cherokee culture and heritage through traditional and contemporary weaving and stories.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Upstairs Artspace: "Barbara Rehg & Owen Riley Jr." August 04-September 12, 2014

Riley, Rehg Exhibits Open at Upstairs August 2


Upstairs Artspace is pleased to announce the opening of a show that offers gallery visitors the opportunity to see, through different mediums and with two distinct philosophies, what an artist sees beneath the façade of a person or object. Mixed media artist Barbara Rehg and photographer Owen Riley Jr. bring attention to the detail that defines what lies beneath the surface with the intention of opening our eyes to new understanding. The opening reception for the revelatory exhibits takes place at the Upstairs, Saturday, August 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

“Both Riley and Rehg are interested in processes that result in revelation, most especially Riley, who embraces the extremely laborious, dirty and imperfect 19th century process of wet-plate colloidon photography,” said Nancy Holmes, who is a member of the Upstairs exhibit committee chaired by artist, Margaret Curtis.

Riley is a Greenville, South Carolina based artist and teacher. He holds a 2010 MFA in Visual Arts/Photography from Clemson University, did post graduate work in journalism at The University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism and received his bachelors degree in Art from Berry College.

“I execute my work with a raw and haphazard disregard for the surface and with a worship of what lies beneath the façade,” says Riley. “I intentionally ignore the rules of the photographic process I employ. It is a method by which I defy perfection and embrace transformation. My recent work is a reaction to the overbearing, omnipresent and instant perfection of the digitally captured image.”

He has titled his exhibit at the Upstairs, “Owen Riley: Transformations.”

Rehg’s “Woven Earth” series was inspired by digging in newly turned earth and uncovering layer after layer of roots.

“As I dug down,” Rehg says, “my shovel kept encountering a system of roots that seemed to have no end. Long, thick, tenacious rhizome resisted my efforts to loosen, while some of the light, slender threads came free with barely a tug. Pulling on the roots simply churned the dirt and brought other hidden roots to the surface. The more I strove to clean out my garden bed, the more obvious it became that that was never going to happen. There were far too many roots woven into the dirt to ever be clear.

“The next day I found myself sketching page after page of images that reminded me of my day in the dirt. I found myself cross hatching my images and realized I was mimicking the intricate tangle of the roots. It felt right to use this specific technique of drawing for these images, as if this language was meant to portray what was. Once I began, it seemed natural to use multiple media to create layers of cross hatching.

“When I find an idea or series of images that captivates my imagination, I often obsessively sketch variations of the forms, over and over. Usually it’s because my mind has started creating symbolic meaning with my images. In this series, “Woven Earth,” the roots have become the connection of ideas in my head, the soil represents the fertile ground for new ideas. This is not a private sort of experience but is instead a realization that the connections are alive, deep and vibrant because they are connected to a whole underlying world.

“Once the idea took hold, making larger works was inevitable. The substrate, Terra Skin, was a serendipitous choice. For years I have been fascinated by rocks and rock walls (barriers). Terra Skin is made of crushed rock, crushed eggshell and crushed marine shells. It was the rock that decided this had to be a part of the work. Here I had been creating work for years dealing with how to scale or work around metaphoric walls and now, rock was crushed and I make my mark on it. The symbolism couldn’t have made me happier. “

Rehg has taken a circuitous journey to discover her art, abandoning the call for multiple years to pursue other interests, but eventually returning to it after losing a job.

Proving that when a door closes, a window opens, she says, “I was sent home to the lost dream, my lost identity,” and credits fellow artists at the Women’s Caucus of Art, Georgia for helping her find the thread again.

In addition to the two exhibits upstairs, the downstairs gallery will have “On the Mark: a Drawing Marathon” that includes drawings from drawing marathons organized by Rehg. Although there are many variations on this theme, the marathons are multi-artist events that focus on the various processes of drawing. These events can go for hours or days. The Upstairs Artspace will host such a marathon during the exhibit, with time to be determined. Watch this space for further information.

The three exhibits run until Friday, September 12.

The Upstairs Artspace is a non-profit art gallery whose mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and craft forms through exhibits, programs and educational activities that enrich the cultural life of the region. Its free programs are made possible through the support of the Polk County Community Foundation, the North Carolina Council of the Arts and the generous support of its members. The gallery is located at 49 South Trade Street. For additional information: 828/959-2828.

 

AGGG: "Outsider Art, SC" August 04-30, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery and Outsider Art SC present:


An evening of outsider art featuring local artists: Douglas Knight, Dumah, Andy Finkle, and Karen Leigh.

Live blacksmith demonstration by Jody Durham

Welcome New Resident Artist John Moore

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more details see our website at http://www.theartistrygallery.com/

Front Porch Arts Collective: "POTLUCK" August 06-09, 2014

Front Porch Arts Collective presents: "POTLUCK, a Community Arts Festival"

August 6th - 6:00pm
KICKOFF PARTY
Souther-style music, food, drinks, and merriment

August 7th - 7:00pm
PORCH LIGHT PLAYWRIGHTS
South Carolinian playwrights, actors, and coffee

August 8th - 7:00pmTHE MILL PROJECT
Greenville's history through original music, dance and film

August 9th - 7:00pm
OPEN HOUSE
Bring your stories, your creativity and your family

For Tickets, locations and more information, visit:
www.frontporchartscollective.com

Downtown Alive! "Emily Lynch" August 07, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Emily Lynch is an artist and songwriter from South Carolina who is making a name for herself in the songwriting community of country music. She has written over 300 songs, performed in front of audiences across the southeast, and works full-time as a musician and songwriter. She is active in the Nashville and Atlanta songwriting communities, writing with veteran hit-makers such as Rob Crosby- Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum Kelly Archer (Jason Aldean) Shane McAnally-(Lee ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood) and Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Alabama) among many other songwriters and artists.
www.emilylynch.com | Listen

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Mystic Vibrations" August 07, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)


The strong roots of Mystic Vibrations began in Little London, Westmoreland, Jamaica and brought to the US in 1992 by Ric Williams. Credited to their name are two self released studio albums (People Get Ready and Busy Street) and one live recording (Live In Finlay Park). A busy schedule keeps the band constantly on the road touring the eastern US from New York to Florida. The band is a four-piece rhythm section of exceptionally talented musicians; Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals). The band has established a large fan base that has steadily grown over the years. Their music speaks of love, unity, peace amongst all mankind, and the trials and tribulations of oppressed people. www.mystikmuzik.com

Music by the Lake: "Come Dance with Me" August 07, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

August 7th

“Come Dance with Me”
The Greenville Jazz Ensemble: John McClimon, director
(Not your Grandfather’s Big Band)

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

Main Street Fridays: "Mac Arnold..." August 08, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Mac Arnold was born in Ware Place South Carolina, one of 13 children born and raised on a sharecropper's farm. His musical journey began in the 1950's when he and his brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire. His early career included working with a young James Brown in the band, J. Floyd & the Shamrocks. Arnold moved to Chicago in 1965, where he worked with A.C. Reed prior to joining Muddy Waters' band in 1966. Arnold appears on the November 1966 live recording with Muddy released in 2009 as Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg. He formed the Soul Invaders in 1967, finding work backing up BB King, The Temptations, and others. His studio work in the 1960's includes playing bass on several notable blues albums, including Otis Spann's "The Blues Is Where It's At", and John Lee Hooker's "Live At Cafe Au Go Go". He performed in various session work after moving to California in the 1970's. Arnold's distinctive bass line can be heard on the theme for the TV show "Sanford and Son". His TV work also included a four year gig as part of the set band on "Soul Train". Mac's back at it with Plate Full O’ Blues.
www.macarnold.com | Listen

Warehouse Theatre: "Strange Snow" August 08-30, 2014

Strange Snow


Aug 8 - 10, 14 - 17, 21 - 24, 28 - 30

By Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Chip Egan

Sponsored by Greenville Health System

David is a Vietnam vet covering his memories with alcohol. His sister, Martha, is a shy high school biology teacher yearning for connection. Their worlds are transformed by the arrival of Megs, David's Vietnam buddy, a brash and charming redneck with a need to fish for more than trout. As something deeper than friendship develops between Martha and Megs, David fights his demons and struggles with the past.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/

GCMA: "Jazz in the Galleries" August 10, 2014

Aug 10, 2014

Sundays at 2: Jazz in the Galleries


2 pm - 3 pm

Explore the work of Jazz Age artists in the new exhibition Arlie Kuntz, Marsden Hartley and American Modernism, then relax to the smooth sounds of popular jazz duo Scotch & Soda.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e131&DateOfEvent=08/10/2014

Port City Java: "Art Exhibition" August 11-September 30, 2014

Port City Java Art Exhibition, July 28 - September 30.


Photography by Nancy Riley and Colin Harper.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 - 10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 11pm

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 979-9041

Downtown Alive! "Retro Vertigo" August 14, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover-band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life.
www.retro-vertigo.com | Listen

Artist Tent


Blain Owens

Chris Bruner

Reedy River Concerts: "The Soulfeathers" August 14, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Soulfeathers (Southern Rock)


Homegrown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, The Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, The Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, The Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time. Check out their debut album “American Soul.” Follow The Soulfeathers on Facebook

Main Street Fridays: "Citizen Mojo" August 15, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Seasoned musical veterans combine to make soulful, creatively compelling interpretations of eclectic blues, funk, and soul---suffused with a rock 'n' roll sensibility. Original material fills out the always engaging...and danceable repertoire. High energy grooves; on-point musicianship; this Western North Carolina all-star cast promises a *FUNKY* good time for all! Club, festival, or private function.
www.reverbnation.com/citizenmojo | Listen

Centre Stage: "Vivien" August 15-17, 2014

Centre Stage presents a special 3-day performance of Vivien - with GVL native CBS star, Judith Chapman.


August 15 - 17

CBS start Judith Chapman returns to her hometown of Greenville, SC - channeling the talent, triumphs, turmoil, loves and beauty of screen icon Vivien Leigh!

3-Year national tour celebrating the centennial of Vivien Leigh (2013) and the 75th Anniversary (2014) of screen classic Gone With The Wind

Three Performances Only!
Friday, August 15th -8pm
Saturday, August 16th - 7pm
(includes VIP reception + Meet & Greet)
Sunday, August 17 - 3pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29604

Tickets and Information
Centre Stage
864-233-6733
www.centrestage.org

for more information on VIVEN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vivientheplay
Twitter - @viventheplay

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest" August 15, 2014

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest"


Opening event for a new body of work
"I am pleased to announce an Opening Event for my new body of work. I am taking a hiatus from the topic of travel and forward motion. In this series, I am focusing on the interaction of people in a new and more relaxed setting. Please, join me for an evening of art, wine and conversation."

For any further questions or a sneak peak of Janina's work, visit
www.janinaellis.com

Janina Tukarski Ellis
Gallery and Studio
The Flat Iron Building
1207 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Urban Digs: "Fotini Christophillis Paintings" August 16, 2014

New Paintings by Fotini Christophillis


Join Urban Digs for an art exhibit of new paintings by Fotini Christophillis. Wine, coffee, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, August 16, 20145:30 - 8:30 PM

For more information please contact:
fotinipaintings@gmail.com
www.fotinichristophillis.com
www.facebook.com/urbandesignshomefurnishings

Urban Digs
215 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: "Audition Workshop" August 16-19, 2014

Spartanburg Youth Theatre hosts an audition workshop for Pinkalicious The Musical this Saturday, August 16th. 9am - 12pm
"Receive guidance on how to "get that role"

Spartanburg Youth Theatre will perform Pinkalicious The Musical in October, and it's currently looking for talented student actors to fill the roles!

Before auditions, there will be a workshop to help shake off those pre-audition jitters. This Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.- Noon, participating students will receive one-on-one guidance from the Director--Leah Wren--on techniques that will help them "get that role." Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a mock audition.

The workshop is a great way to experience the audition process without the pressure!

Workshops fill up quickly, so call today to reserve your spot. Pre-registration and a $25 fee is required.

Call (864) 585-8278 to sign up! Read below for information on the auditions.

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Auditions for Pinkalicious The Musical will be held the following Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Auditioners will need:
• sheet music or a karaoke version of a song on CD,
• clothes to dance in,
• and a comedic monologue, preferably memorized.
Each auditioner will be required to sing and learn a dance routine. The song needs to be an upbeat Broadway or Disney song; auditioners cannot sing a cappella. Only a selected few will be asked to perform the comedic monologue.

Whereas this Saturday's workshop costs a small fee, auditions are free.

For more information, contact Deana Neibert via email or at (864) 583-4891.

200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306
ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
(864) 542-ARTS

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Judy Verhoeven" August 17, 2014

Aug 17, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Judy Verhoeven


2 pm - 3 pm

Creating collages that reflect peace, tolerance, love, and gratitude, Greenville artist Judy Verhoeven will discuss her work, inspiration, and process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e132&DateOfEvent=08/17/2014

TRAA: "Etsy Workshop" August 19, 2014

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance
Artists Forum Invitation
ETSY Workshop Series - Part 2


WHERE:  Travelers Rest Library - 17 Center St
WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
INSTRUCTORS: Dan Taylor & Beth Sicignano


Session 2, in our ongoing Etsy Workshop Series will begin with a brief review of the first Etsy Workshop and will cover some of the recent changes to the Etsy website. Next, we'll get into the nitty-gritty of fine-tuning your Etsy Shop.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Listing items - Make your listings sizzle

  • Google analytics & shop stats - It's all in the numbers

  • Search ads - Standing out from the crowd

  • Shipping & shop policies

  • PayPal & other ways of getting paid

  • ASK US – Send us an email with your questions prior to the event. We'll come prepared with answers!


This will be the second in a series of Etsy Workshops that you will not want to miss!
The ETSY Workshop Series is FREE but to Help us Plan Please…

RSVP to Beth@ARTinTR.com

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
TRAA Board Members

Downtown Alive! "Swingin' Richards" August 21, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Swingin’ Richards (TSWR) are diamonds in the rough. They have a surprisingly BIG sound, despite their only tools being Hans and Rodney’s thundering guitars, dirty soul vocals provided by Hans and the unique drumming style of Don Gillmer. TSWR have a large catalog of music comprised of both covers and amazing originals, covering a wide range of genres and styles, so there is something for everyone. TSWR strive to not just be another cover band, putting their stylistic spin on each song. The audience gets the songs they know and love, done in a way they never thought possible. All of this makes TSWR one of the most talented, creative and entertaining band in Greenville and the upstate of South Carolina.
www.tswrband.com

Artist Tent


Jewelry by Stephanie Sullivan

Info on Arthaus, featuring Harlan Lovestone.

Reedy River Concerts: "The Bent Strings" August 21, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Bent Strings


"This young group from Greenville, SC wows crowds with a unique blend of progressive folk rock, jazz, and americana. Influenced by groups such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Acoustic Syndicate and The Strokes, The Bent Strings launch out where these groups leave off, offering audiences tight and energetic covers and fresh originals. Not afraid to experiment, these guys leverage their backgrounds in rock, folk and jazz to fuse and genre-bend to the delight of all who listen. With this group, there’s never a dull moment. It’s always “art-in-the-making” and “creativity-on-demand.” It’s always fresh, it’s always new – and the crowds always go away smiling." Follow The Bent Strings on Facebook

TD Stage: "Swingin' Medallions" August 21, 2014

The Swingin' Medallions


A 52 year Southern musical tradition based in Greenwood, South Carolina are best known for beach, frat rock, R&B, and shaggin' music.

The group's signature high-energy style delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. The band was founded in 1962 by John McElrath and now includes his oldest son, Shawn. Original members, Jimmy Perkin and Larry Roark are also back traveling with the band. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues.

August 21, 2014 | 7:30pm
TD Stage
Behind the Peace Center

Tickets: $20 Lawn; $30 Genevieves

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/swingin-medallions

Chamber of Commerce: "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" August 21-29, 2014

Steve Garner and Diane Hopkins-Hughs Exhibit, "From Ordinary to Extraordinary"


July 9 - August 29, 2014