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April

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





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

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

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.

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

April 25- May 4- 2nd Stage Presents: Glow Tales: A Black Light Extravaganza
At SCCT Headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

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

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!

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

May

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

April 25- May 4- 2nd Stage Presents: Glow Tales: A Black Light Extravaganza
At SCCT Headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

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

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)

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.


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

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

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 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.

 

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

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: 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/

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

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.

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

 

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.

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

June

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

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.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

July

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

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.

2nd Stage: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse July 11-20, 2014

Lilly's Puprle Plastic Purse
July 11-20, 2014
At SCCT Headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

August

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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


TBA

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

Main Street Fridays: "Eric Weiler" August 22, 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


Eric Weiler is a blues influenced guitarist /singer /songwriter who was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Now an adopted son of Greenville, SC Eric has enjoyed tenure in the past 7 years playing with The Dirty Audibles, The Big Jar of Jamm, and now The Eric Weiler Group. September 7th 2013 marked the release of Eric's first solo album New Day. The album is a mixture of rock, catchy pop choruses, and memorable roots songs all sprinkled with a little bit of that blues guitar style he has become known for. Songs like "Home To Me" bring back a little of that 90's college rock vibe, "Falling For You" is a tip of the hat to a gentlemen we all know as Eric Clapton, "A Million Miles" takes you on a 3:00 am ride on an open highway and "Fade Away" will take you back to the old days while closing out with a touch of that southern gospel sound. The Eric Weiler Group includes many of the areas most talented musicians. Kebin Ahrens (The Jaywalkers/Honey and The Hotrods) is known throughout the area as a go to bass player when it comes time to laying down the grooves. Matt Morgan (Red Against Green/Smash The Radio) of Sit-N-Spin Studios really needs no introduction. Matt rounds out with the group on second guitar. Kevin Mavis drums/percussion, is an amazing in demand drummer here in the Upstate and also plays with Mountain Homes and The Frankness. In one minute The Eric Weiler Group can conjure up the vibe of B.B. King, morph the sound into a Clapton-esque vibe and then eerily summon the soul of Jimi Hendrix lighting up the stage every time. The band's repertoire includes unforgettable originals as well as pulling out their own style on some old numbers. If you dig the blues, if you dig the guitar, you’re going to love listening to the Eric Weiler Group!
ericweilermusic.com | Listen

Downtown Alive! "The Work" August 28, 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 Work is a funky, horn-driven, rock-n-soul band from Greenville, SC that keeps feet moving, faces smiling, and fans guessing what’s next. Drawing on influences from Curtis Mayfield to Miles Davis, with a micro-dose of the Grateful Dead in the mix, The Work’s material is upbeat and uplifting with a sound that picks up where 70’s funk and R&B left off. Originally performing weekly as an informal improv ensemble, The Work grew up fast and began writing memorable songs and melodies. With the guidance of acclaimed producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) the sound of the band further matured with 2005's release "Bring Back The Good". Now veterans of the stage and popularly known for their live shows, The Work has been moving thousands of feet since 2001.
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Work

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "True Blues" August 28, 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.


True Blues (Blues)


True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues". In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others. trueblues.homestead.com

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Intent" August 29, 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 2011, Soul Intent is composed of five talented and dedicated musicians from Spartanburg, SC. It is a cover band that plays classic R&B, Funk and Rock. The band covers anything from Sly and the Family Stone to Mother’s Finest. Spartanburg’s Jazz in the Park is quoted as saying “Motown/Sly and the Family Stone cover band = Good Times” when it promoted the band for its show. The Band’s purpose is to bring a good time to any event with its high energy and commitment to bringing a professional sound to the stage. The musicians that form Soul Intent are seasoned and very talented; Jesse Madden on drums and vocals, Chuck Wilson on bass and vocals, Mark Kennedy on guitar, Bomar Jackson on keyboard and vocals and Erica Moore, vocalist.

September

Main Street Fridays: "Encore" September 05, 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


Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville,SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
www.encoreband.net/ | Listen

Main Street Fridays: "Wanda Johnson" September 12, 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


Wanda Johnson, a natural-born singer, began her professional musical career in South Carolina’s Upstate Region in 1995. Since that time, she has garnered national and international success. Known for her sultry voice and clever songwriting, Wanda has taken her music to many well-known festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival (Illinois-USA), Poconos Blues Festival (Pennsylvania-USA), Cognac Blues Festival (France) and the Eutin Blues Fest (Germany). With many successful tours abroad, including Italy, China, Poland, Germany, and France, Wanda has particularly become well known for wielding an uncanny ability to intimately connect with her audiences.
www.reverbnation.com/wandajohnson | Listen

Main Street Fridays: "Underteaux" September 19, 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


UnderTeaux is rock band from Clemson, SC that plays a mixture of classic rock and blues based rock that is appealing to both and younger and more seasoned listeners. Rather than focusing on the most common hits, UT plays an eclectic mix of songs by the most popular acts of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90’s. Influences include Allman Brothers, Cream, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, REM, Pearl Jam, and Stone Temple Pilots. The band is centered around guitarist/vocalist Walt Ligon’s Louisiana blues style, including a number of original tunes in the band calls “Swamp Rock” style. This is augmented with the solid bass of Radar Martin and guitar stylings of Sam Ingram, both SC natives. Finally, Andrew “Dr.D” Duchowski’s drumming ties the band together. UnderTeaux was formed in summer 2012 but the members of UT have been playing together since 2005 as part of the blues band The Hoodoo Hounds. They have performed together about 100 times across the upstate in clubs, at festivals, and charity events. Notable events include Greenville’s Reedy River Concert and Friday Night Live Series, blues festivals in Greenwood, SC and Clemson, SC and the SC Botanical Garden Concert Series.
www.facebook.com/underteaux | Listen

Main Street Fridays: "Wine Down September 26, 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


WINE DOWN is a four piece band based in Greenville, South Carolina, playing Blues/Rock/R&B/Soul/Jazz. They perform unique versions of covers from artists like: Joss Stone, Adele, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, John Mayer, even Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse, as well as some Classic 80's Rock. Plus original Blues based songs.
www.reverbnation.com/winedown | Listen

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Mauldin Cultural Center: BETSY FRANCK April 19, 2013

April 19  |  Name Your Own Price

Originally from Martinsville, Va., Betsy Franck has become a mainstay in the world famous Athens, GA music scene. She's played and recorded with some of Athens' finest, and has a devoted fan-base. Franck performs with Randall Bramblett and was featured on his last two albums, she's also performed with John Popper (Blues Traveler), Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones), Bloodkin, Ike Stubblefield, Grant Green Jr., John Keane, David Blackmon, and opened for Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, Loretta Lynn, Shooter Jennings, Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram, and Leon Russell.

Kyle Buttram Art Sale April 19-21, 2013

FIRE presents: Gypsy April 19-28, 2013

The Fountain Inn Repertory Experience presents Gypsy

Mama Rose is determined that her younger daughter June will have a successful career, but after June elopes, Mama turns all her attention on her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes a burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee.

April 19, 20, 26, & 27 - 7:30pm
April 21 & 28 - 3:00pm

$18/ $15/$10  Adult/ Senior/ Student

Tickets are available at Fountain Inn Center Box Office, online at
www.ftinnarts.org, by phone at (864) 409-1050, or in person at 315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC  29644

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Mauldin Cultural Center: Viva Les Divas April 20, 2013

Viva Les Divas: A Celebration of Jazz & Blues

April 20  |  $20

It’s said that two heads are better than one. Whitney Walters and Jean Calvert are hoping that is the case with their new collaboration. Both have successfully fronted their own bands in Upstate South Carolina for years and now have a joining of minds and are raising their voices loud and clear, delivering the jazz and blues standards known as the American Songbook, interspersed with some history and personal commentary.

The Peace Center: Bill Cosby April 20, 2013

Show Dates
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM


One comedy legend. Two unforgettable performances. Do not miss "America's favorite Dad," as he tells stories of life, family, and how he sees the world today.

Ticket: $45, $55, $65

www.billcosby.com


Buy Tickets

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery: Spring Flee! April 20, 2013

April 20th from 10am to 4pm
A day of local art, handmade treats, & repurposed vintage goods.

Location:
Swamp Rabbit Cafe &
Grocery Outdoor Lot

Contact:
(864) 255-3385
swamprabbitcafe.com

Rain Date:
April 27
10am to 4pm

Upcountry History Museum: Bryan Hiott Artist Talk April 20, 2013

Bryan Hiott will be giving a visiting artist talk Saturday, April 20, 11:00am, at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville.

He'll be presenting his images from the 19th century wet plate collodion process and giving a demonstration after the talk.  He'll be at the museum until 2 p.m. making tintypes and ambrotypes.

This is a link to the museum website (event page):  http://www.upcountryhistory.org/programs/19th-century-photography-wet-plate-collodion/.

www.bryanhiott.com

Furman Jazz Combo: Spring Recital April 21, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:00pm

Daniel Recital Hall
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville

GCMA: Music in the Galleries April 21, 2013

Gather in Gallery 1 to hear cellist Laura Pyle and guitarist Keith Groover put their lighthearted spin on favorite classical, jazz, and contemporary selections. This popular duo is always a crowd favorite at the GCMA.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College St. Greenville, SC
864-271-7570
gcma.org

The GCMA offers a wide range of special events and programs on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm including artist demonstrations, gallery talks, music, and hands-on activities. Many are designed specially for families with small children, and all Sundays at 2 programs are free.

Center for Visual Arts at Clemson: Boomerang April 22-26, 2013

Lee Gallery

A senior Exhibit featuring Gracie Lathrop, Amber Rody, Alice Wannamaker, and Travis Wood.

Friday, April 26
Artist Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Clemson University’s Tigeroar April 23, 2013

April 23, 7:00 p.m. at Founders Hall at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

As Clemson University’s all-male a cappella group, Tigeroar has been performing a variety of musical genres since 1997.

All events free and open to the public
All guests are kindly asked to RSVP to Kathryn Gravely, Executive Director for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, by calling (864) 481-4010 or sending an email to kgravely@reservekeowee.com.

Create the Cure: Charity Event for Pancreas Research April 24, 2013

Create the Cure
Charity Event For Pancreas Research


Come enjoy an intimate spring supper in the garden at Twigs Tempietto while supporting pancreas research.  The evening will feature local artists with their work, music, supper, and silent auctions.  

The artists include:  Laura Aiken, Jo Ann Taylor, Mike Mathers, Terry Butler, David Young, Dan Taylor, Georgia Pistolis, Charles Slate, and Charlotte Slate.

Purchase tickets at crankypanky.com - They MUST be purchased in advance (by Wednesday, April 24th).  They are $30/person.

For more information and to see pictures of last years event go to http://crankypanky.com/News_and_Events_9Q04.php

Art Show: Three @811 April 25-27, 2013

Open House
Thursday, April 25th 6-9pm
Friday, April 26th 6-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 10am-6pm

Olof Sorensen

New Watercolors

Diane Hopkins-Hughs
Photography/Mixed Media

Amber Click
Acrylic/Charcoal

811 Pendleton Street
Suite 16 & 18 Greenville, SC
864.354.6342

Mauldin Cultural Center: Trains, Trains & More Trains! April 26-May 04, 2013

April 26 – May 4  |  FREE

 The annual model train exhibit, presented by the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, rolls into town this Spring.  Almost 5,000 people visit this exhibit every year which now features more trains than ever! Bring the whole family!

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/tickets/

GCMA: Artist in Action April 28, 2013

Artist and Illustrator Bruce Brunch, recipient of the Queens Award (UK) and "Best of Show" in the georgia Wildlife Arts Festival, will be on hand to demonstrate some of his favorite watercolor techniques and processes. 

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College St. Greenville, SC
864-271-7570
gcma.org

The GCMA offers a wide range of special events and programs on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm including artist demonstrations, gallery talks, music, and hands-on activities. Many are designed specially for families with small children, and all Sundays at 2 programs are free.

Roy McBee Smith, Jr. and Thomas A. Rickis May 01-29, 2013

Variety, Visions and Values presents:
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Roy McBee Smith, Jr. and Thomas A. Rickis

Opening Reception Friday, May 3rd
6 to 8 p.m.
Artists Guild Gallery of Spartanburg
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Second Reception (During Artwalk)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call (864) 542-ARTS or visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: Julie Hughs Shabkie May 01-June 30, 2013

Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville Painter, Julie Hughs Shabkie.

Join them for the artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of Julie's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

April 1st - June 30

Opening Reception: May 2 from 5-7pm

428 S. Main Street, Greenville

Centre Stage: Tom Ebetino, Double Take: Fine Art Photography May 01-June 17, 2013

Tom Ebetino
Double Take: Fine Art Photography

May 1 - June 17, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1

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

Be sure to catch The Fox on the Fairway
Sponsored by: Rolling Green Village
May 16 - June 8, 2013
Call (864) 233-6733 for tickets
www.centrestage.org

Carrier Studio: A+A, Anne Hill Bary and Angie Carrier May 03-04, 2013

A + A

An Exhibit of Original Artwork and Locally Designed Sustainable Clothing by Anne Hill Barry of Hill House and Original Artwork by Angie Carrier.

Opening Reception Friday May 3rd, 6-9
Saturday May 4th 10-3
Carrier Studio
5 Smith Street, Greenville, SC 29611

Please bring a guest!
Visit facebook.com/pages/Carrier-Studio/Events
for more details

Duffy Brown: Jewelry Open Studio May 03-05, 2013

Open Studio at Duffy's!
May 3 - 5, 2013
Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-3

232 Lake Fairfield Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615

864-268-6774

 

GVL Artist Barb Blair, Booksigning May 03, 2013

May 3, 2013
5-9pm at Knack

11Lois Ave.
Greenville, SC 29611

There will be a special gift for the first 100 guests
As well as giveaways provided by Chronicle Books and Olive Box.

A fabulous cake buffet & delicious appetizers will be provided.
Books will be available for purchase or bring your own copy and Barb will be signing throughout the evening.

AGGG: Guest Artists, Gary Roderer and Laura Nance May 03-June 07, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Announces guest artists Gary Roderer and Laura Nance.

Opening Reception: May 3rd from 6-9pm
May 1st - June 7th

Gary Roderer started in a little trailer park in Glendora California where a retired school teacher offered watercolor classes. Gary says, “My work is different. I started like most artists, painting flowers. Then came the classic cars and trucks, western wagons and wheels were next, trains came right after that.” He is under the tutelage of Sandra Roper whom he sees weekly.

Laura Nance has an extensive background in performing arts. She and her musician husband, Robert, performed professionally worldwide for several years. Laura was able to study computer graphics at the University of California, Irvine. Although she started painting with oils many years ago, her current work includes watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. Laura has taken classes and workshops and participated in art shows with some of South Carolina’s finest artists.

About the Show:
Two artists sharing similar media will be gracing the walls of the AGGG throughout May. Come see their beautiful works of art and maybe take home a piece for your own wall. Can’t wait to see you and share the art with you.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10-6 pm
First Fridays 'til 9 pm
Sunday 1-5 pm

Greenville Symphony Orchestra: “Tcheers” for Tchaikovsky May 04-05, 2013

The Peace Center

“Tcheers” for Tchaikovsky
Show dates: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Rachel Lee, violin

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D Major
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, E Minor

Our 65th concert season comes to a close in grand style with an evening dedicated to the great Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  His sweeping Violin Concerto is one of the most beloved and difficult works in the solo violin repertoire.  Heralded as one of the most talented and captivating young violinists today, Rachel Lee displays her virtuosity in what guarantees to be a dazzling performance.  The evening culminates in divine providence under the magic baton of Maestro Tchivzhel with Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Symphony No. 5.

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=105

T.L. Norris Gallery: Painting with the Artists May 11, 2013

Painting with the Artists Saturday, May 11 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a day of painting with artists Jacki Newell and Richard Baker. Both are very accomplished local painters, and their works have garnered much praise in the area, including T.L. Norris Gallery. We are happy to have them at the gallery to see them in action. They will be here to demonstrate their styles and techniques, as well as answer any questions you might have for them. This is not a formal class, just an opportunity to watch two great painters at work. We hope you’ll come by to see them and view work by other artists from around the country.

Larkins on the River: Artists of the Upstate Exhibit May 11-12, 2013

Don’t miss the Artists of the Upstate exhibit being held at The Founders Room above Larkin’s on the River Restaurant. 


Greenville, SC: Artisphere: The International Arts Festival of Greenville, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Arts Council and Centre Stage – SC, announce the first annual Artists of the Upstate exhibition at Centre Stage from April 3 – May 20, 2008. This juried exhibition is open to artists living within a 35-mile radius of Greenville, SC and seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by artists living in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The exhibit is free to the public and will be viewable during Centre Stage – SC regular hours of operation and during performances.


The exhibit will be open:

Friday:  Noon – 5pm

Saturday:  10am – 8pm

Sunday:  11am – 6pm

Artisphere: Demo Tents May 11-12, 2013

The local artists in Demo Tents on the Main Street Bridge are Tom Zumbach and Michael McDunn in the woodworking tent, Ryan Calloway/metalworking tent,  Art Departments from Clemson and Furman University. 

The DIY Stage is pretty much all local artists…  


Deb Potter, Felting Demo:  Deb Potter’s journey into fiber arts began nearly 15 years ago when she moved to the Upstate & acquired sheep.  It seemed appropriate to learn to deal with their beautiful wool.  Deb’s husband learned to shear & Deb learned to love every aspect of dealing with raw fiber.  Most of Deb’s training came from her own research and experimentation with cleaning, dyeing, spinning, weaving & felting.  Deb’s farm now includes angora goats for mohair as well as llamas & angora rabbits.  She has even raised silkworms & spun hair from a lion.

Bridget Fox, Ceramics Demo:  Bridget Fox received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia in 1996.  Originally a painting major, she enrolled in a ceramics course and has been working as a ceramic artist ever since. Over the years her work has progressed from simple, primitive pit-fired forms to complex, elegant and exotic vessels.  Bridget recently moved from Macon, GA and began a 3 year clay studio residency at the Energy XChange in Burnsville, NC. 

Teresa Pietsch:  Teresa Pietsch is a potter in Western NC, currently a resident at the EnergyXChange.   She came to pottery through community studios, workshops, and working as a studio assistant.  In her current work, Teresa is experimenting with textures and decorative aspects of pottery.  Much of her inspiration comes from nature and ideas that are centered around life. 

Teri Goddard, Weaving:  Teri Goddard hand weaves apparel and accessories using natural fiber yarns like rayon, cotton, linen, and bamboo.  Using glossy weft yarns in a floating pattern, as well as a blended shimmer of the soft colors of Monet's pallet, Teri has tried to capture something of his approach to texture and color.  She is also inspired by Japanese kimonos, ethnic clothing and nature.

Jim Gorman, Monoprinting: For Jim Gorman, the creation of art is a process of discovery.   A ceramic artist, photographer, printmaker, jewelry maker, and painter, Gorman began his career in graphic design, but quickly discovered it wasn’t the perfect fit. After active duty in the Air Force, he found his essence in silversmithing and, then, ceramics, which he created, exhibited, and taught for more than 30 years.

Charles Pate, Jr, From Brains to Bronze:  Charles Pate, Jr. is an award winning painter and sculptor from Greenville.  Charles graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2008 and now shares a studio and gallery with his father, Charlie.

David Gerhard, Smartphone Art/Kitchen Printmaking:  Gerhard is currently an M.F.A. candidate in Visual Art, Printmaking Emphasis at Clemson University and received a B.A. in Communications and Studio Art from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California in December of 2008.  Recently awarded a Professional Enrichment Grant from Clemson University, Graduated with Distinction from Sonoma State University and named a Sonoma State Mover and Shaker.

Katie Poterala, Pewter Casting/Torch Fired Enameling: Katie Poterala received an MFA from Arizona State University after earning her BFA from Winthrop University.   In addition to her studio practice, she has taught metalsmithing and 3D design classes at Arizona State University and Winthrop University. She is currently a metals instructor at Tryon Arts and Crafts in Tryon, NC, and has taught various metals workshops and classes in the southeast. She is an active member, attendee, and volunteer at national conferences, and has held positions in both Arizona Designer Craftsmen and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  Katie’s work has been shown in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, most recently at Velvet Da Vinci Gallery,  J Cotter Gallery, Mesa Arts Center, and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Museum. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and is represented by galleries and shops throughout the country.  Her work was recently published in the Lark book Showcase: 500 Rings, and will be featured in the upcoming Lark book Showcase: 500 Art Necklaces.

Lily Wikoff, Clay Jewelry: Lily Wikoff, the owner and designer behind Lily Pottery, has created a niche of urban-gritty originality.  Her distinctive, hand-crafted jewelry and home designs have landed in trendy boutiques and retailers throughout the world. 

Teresa Roche, Art & Light Gallery: Teresa Roche is a Greenville Native who studied Dance Arts at Columbia College. She has always had a natural affinity and love of art, beauty and creativity. Teresa opened Art & Light in 2007 and has over 30 years of experience in marketing, production and presentation.

Artisphere May 11-12, 2013

 

At Artisphere, local artists Kent Ambler (printmaking/graphics), Beth Andrews (emerging artist, fiber), Joseph Bradley (2D mixed media), Chris Bruner (photography), Tami Cardenella (painting: oil & acrylic), Janina Ellis (painting: oil & acrylic), Lynn Greer (painting: watercolor), Marie Gruber (photography), Signe and Genna Grushovenko (painting: oil & acrylic), Danielle Miller-Gilliam (jewelry: precious), Llyn Strong (jewelry: precious), Diana Farfan (emerging artist, sculpture), and Judy Verhoeven (2D mixed media).   

 

And there is so much more:  www.artisphere.us.

 

Hours of Artisphere:

Friday:  Noon – 8pm

Saturday:  10am – 8pm

Sunday:  11am – 6pm

One Stop Open Studios: Opening Reception May 11, 2013

Opening Reception, Saturday May 11
7-9pm

Join us for our opening reception featuring 85 Open Studios Artists from 2002 to 2012.

Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street, 29601

Betty Gorman: Art Supply Sale May 11, 2013


ARTIST SUPPLIES SALE 

BETTY GORMAN IS RETIRING-MOVING TO CALIFORNIA

MANY ITEMS FOR SALE---REASONABLE

 

MAY 11   12 PM –6 PM



100 Windsong Dr., 29615 

288-3465



  



·         LARGE UNIT FOR STORING PTGS. VERTICALLY ABOVE WITH 4 SHELVES BELOW WITH DOORS, MEASURES 6 FT X 48 IN X 24 IN

·         ANTIQUE MAHOGANY DISPLAY EASEL



·         3  - 6 FT WOOD BOOKCASES WITH 5 SHELVES  MIDDLE BOOKCASE HAS 2 DOORS



·         OAK COMPUTER DESK WITH HUTCH

·         WOOD ARTIST WORKING EASEL ADJUSTABLE



·         SMALL DESK WITH COVER TOHOLD PAINTS ANS ETC.



·         SMALL ROLLING CART WITH 2 SHELVES



·         2 DESK CHAIRS WITH WHEELS



·         LARGE HARDBACK ART BOOKS

·         LARGE HARDBACK INSTRUCTION BOOKS



·         FRAMES, CANVASES

·         8 WOOD STICK EASELS



·         SKETCH BOOKS

·         OIL PAINTS
FREE STACKS OF AMERICAN ARTIST AND INTL. ARTIST MAGAZINES



 



ALSO HER OWN PAINTINGS AT 50% OFF

 

Chautauqua: Malcolm X May 14, 2013

Furman University Religion professor Roger Sneed brings the legacy of Malcolm X up for discussion.  Who was this ghetto hustler turned human rights activist? -  Black nationalist?  Freedom fighter?  Firebrand?  Racist?  Demagogue?  Religious zealot?  And why does the Malcolm X legend resound so deep within African American culture, influencing black political discourse, cultural criticism and religious thought?

Dr. Sneed joined the Furman faculty in 2007 and holds a Phd from Vanderbilt University, a M.Div. from Emory University and BA/MA from University of Tulsa.  He has teaches a course on Malcolm X at Furman University.

Tuesday May 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601

FREE program and parking
www.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or (864) 244 -1499
Check out our blog for more discussion blog.greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Joyful Garden Tour Art Show May 14-19, 2013

Monday - Friday, May 13 - 17
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Reception: Sunday, May 19, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The 2nd annual Art Show/Silent Auction will be held Monday - Friday,  May 13-17,  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM in the Christ Church Parish Hall Graham Library as well as the  Artists' Reception Sunday, May 19, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Christ Church Parish House Finlay Hall as we celebrate our wonderful artists and their works of art created during the Joyful Garden Tour.   Please plan to come early and often during the week to the church Parish House to bid on or purchase the art as some pieces may have a BUY NOW top price set by the artist.  With a BUY NOW price, you may purchase a piece of art prior to the Reception, however, the art must remain at the church in the art show until the end of the Reception at 1:00 PM.

Christ Church Episcopal School
10 N. Church Street
Downtown Greenville
864.271. 8773
www.ccgsc.org

GLT: Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" May 14, 2013

Relive the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, this uplifting tale will remind you that "no man is a failure who has friends."

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday 10-5

Palmetto Luna Arts: Art Contest for Latino Children May 15, 2013

Palmetto Luna Arts Announces Fourth Annual
Art Contest for Latino Children
COLORES 2013: Marvelous Machines


If you could create a machine that does anything you want what would it look like? This year we're teaming up with EdVenture Children's Museum to celebrate science and creativity.  Use your imagination and invent the most marvelous machine in the world. Send us a drawing of your magical machine and you could win one hundred dollars!

If you are a SC Latino child under 12 years old, you are invited to participate in the Colores Contest 2013. You can submit a drawing, sketch or painting which depicts your marvelous machine. Send us your drawing and you could win $100 dollars!

COLORES is organized by Palmetto & Luna a non-profit organization with the mission to foster an understanding of the Hispanic culture by promoting artistic creation and generating spaces of cultural expression for the community in the state.

There will be prizes for the top three drawings in two categories: ages 3-6 and 7-12. Send your drawing to Palmetto and Luna, Colores Contest, 9 Cedar Top Lane, Columbia SC 29212. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2013.

COLORES Contest is organized by Palmetto & Luna in collaboration with EdVenture Children's Museum, Verizon wireless, L.E.E.R. Family Outreach, the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

Earth Market May 15, 2013

Earth Market it today, May 15th from 3 to 7pm
NEW LOCATION: 220 N. Main Street, in front of the Hyatt.

This month, the Earth Market will feature GUEST ARTIST KRIS WESLEY, Penland Student and Glass Artist, with pieces that will bring pleasure to your table.

More information here:

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=538b5b48f8657c891a3f87baf&id=7fb4f3d783&e

Earth Market
NoMa Square in front of the Hyatt Hotel
220 No. Main St.  Greenville, SC 29601
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, Sept. 18
Holiday Markets November 23 and December 14
www.slowfoodupstate.com

Arts Center of Clemson: "Wings" Exhibit May 16-June 01, 2013

Birds capture our imagination with their magnificent flight and our spirits with their rhythmic song and colorful beauty. Wings is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the meanings, challenges, and beauty of the life of birds. We invited artists to submit works that explore and celebrate the life, habitats, and beauty of our feathered friends. All media was welcome; small to large-scale installations, indoor and outdoor works were accepted.

Artists Reception on Friday, May 17th
4:00PM - 6:00PM.
Join us for wine and cheese and a tour of our new Sculpture Garden.

Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Centre Stage: The Fox on the Fairway May 16-June 08, 2013

Ken Ludwig's the Fox on the Fairway
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.


May 16th - June 8th

For tickets contact
233-6733 -or- www.centrestage.org

Mauldin Cultural Center: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues May 17, 2013

Mac Arnold must have known at an early age that his music career would read like a “Who’s who” of Blues/R&B Legends. His high school band “J Floyd & The Shamrocks” were often joined by none other than Macon, Georgia native, James Brown on piano. After deciding to pursue a professional music career, he joined the Charles Miller group until 1965 when he made the move to Chicago to work with recording artist/saxophonist A. C. Reed.

In late 1966, at age 24, came the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolfe, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.

Cost: Name Your Own Price (donation)

Tickets can be ordered online, over the phone (864) 335-4862 or in person [101 East Butler Road]

Court Street Gallery: Artist Talk with Mark Mulfinger May 17, 2013

Join the  Court Street Gallery in Pickens for their 3rd Friday event!

Artist Talk with Mark Mulfinger
Mark will talk again about his beautiful batiks and linocuts.

ALSO, they will have music in the gallery with "The Smokin' J's", Josiah Seppala's band!
May 17, 2013 @ 7PM
-free to the public-

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10-6

Other shops open late on Friday include:

Nestfeathers
Bee Well Honey and Bee's Beans
The Avocado Tree
Shabby & Chic
Antiques and Uniques
My Home (antiques & collectables)
East Main Treasures
Main Street Pizzaria
The Burning Brick
The Gatehouse Restaurant

Greenville Jazz Collective May 18, 2013

Saturday, May 18th at 8 PM

$5 Student, $8 Adult, 13 and Under Free
(864)-214-6810

Coffee Underground
1 E Coffee St.
Greenville, SC

Clemson Festival of Arts May 18, 2013

Come Dabble in the ARTS!
Saturday, May 18th
10AM - 5PM

The third annual Festival of the Arts in downtown Clemson at Catherine Smith, Jaycee, and Abernathy Parks happens on the third Saturday of May each year. Art, music, sculpture, sidewalk art contest, children's activities, food, and interactive art. The Clemson Festival of Arts events included The Duke Energy Stage with story tellers, songwriters, and local and fabulous food vendors. An "art full" day!

Entry to the festival will be free to the public. There will be opportunities for adults and children to create their own masterpieces to keep. Access to live music, artists demonstrations, artists booths, Taste of Art Food Court and enjoyment of all parks are FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

For questions contact:
Tommye Hurst, Executive Director
Tommye.Hurst@explorearts.org
864-633-5051

Full Moon Artists May 18-19, 2013

4 Studios + 6 Artists = 1 Amazing Day

Discover, explore & experience art where it is created. Each of these unique studios are nestled in the corner of South Carolina where Georgia and North Carolina all come together.

Mike and Cindy Hart:
A production studio in a farm setting.
185 Dogwood Hill
West Union, SC 29696
864.557.2105

Robin Cooper & Stan DuBose:
A custom built his and her studios reflective of their appreciation for the odd and strange.
End of the Road Studios
255 E. Bear Swamp Rd.
Wahalla, SC 29691
864.638.8327

Chris Tray:
A custom designed clay studio with lots of integrated ceramic architectural details.
210 Crestview Ct.
Seneca, SC 29672
864.985.1096

Warren Carpenter:
The "Dream" Woodworking studio and gallery
234 Heartwood Dr.
Seneca, SC 29672
864.882.0418

 

Sundays at 2: Music in the Galleries May 19, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2, Music in the Galleries

Gather in the galleries to hear a string trio perform a variety of classic tunes, spirituals, and even a few surprises as you enjoy the last day of the exhibition Southbound.

gcma.org

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet May 23-June 16, 2013

Hamlet opens this Thursday, May 23rd, in Falls Park!
This summer marks the 19th season for The Upstate Shakespeare Festival, sponsored by Bank of America. The season opens this Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00pm with Hamlet, directed by John Fagan and starring Evan Harris in the title role. Performances Thursday - Sunday, 7:00 pm through June 16 (weather permitting).

Recognized by Southern Living in 2010 as one of the Top Ten Summer Attractions in the South, The Upstate Shakespeare Festival draws an audience of 15,000+ annually from the Upstate to Falls Park in downtown Greenville. USA Today lists downtown Greenville, Falls Park, and The Upstate Shakespeare Festival in its article "Free things to do in 10 great cities." Check out our banners next time you're downtown!

The festival is offered at no charge to the public. Picnics and lawn chairs are encouraged! The company presents the magic of Shakespeare and other classic plays in Falls Park Amphitheater. Incorporating actors from throughout the Upstate, these shows feature high-quality, entertaining, inclusive, and family-friendly productions which enhance Greenville’s calling card as a summer destination.

Hamlet opens May 23rd and runs through June 15th.

All Performances are free and held at the Falls Park Amphitheater.

T.L. Norris Gallery: Driven to Abstraction May 24-June 25, 2013

Driven to Abstraction - Contemporary Landscape
May 24 - June 25

I hope you will be able to join us at the gallery for an incredible show featuring Andrew Peycha and Man Wai Wu. Both artists are residents of Ontario, Canada and both have a very different style when it comes to abstract landscape. You will be blown away by the pieces these two unique artists create. To make the show even better, Andrew Peycha himself will be in attendance for Opening Night. You will get to hear firsthand all about his artwork.

  • Opening Night May 24 5:30 - 9:00 PM

  • Closing Night June 21 5:30 - 9:00 PM


1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

Sundays at 2: Sketching in the Galleries May 26, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2, Sketching in the Galleries


Join local artist Christina Laurel for an afternoon of thoughtful sketching. Pencils and sketch pads provided.

gcma.org

T.L. Norris Gallery: Driven to Abstraction May 28-June 29, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery presents:
Driven to Abstraction: Contemporary Landscapes

Opening Night: Friday, May 24 from 5:30 - 9:00pm

Andrew Peycha from Collinwood, Ontario will be joining for the show.

Chautauqua: American Legends Preview May 30, 2013

"American Legends" Preview - Thursday May 30 @ 10-11 am 

Senior Action, Orchard Park, 50 Directors Dr, Greenville  map

Chautauqua performer Caroline McIntyre tells another side of the story of American Legends - Davy Crockett and Susan B. Anthony. Explore some of the tricks of the trade that a Chautauqua historical interpreter uses to take on the guise of being someone else. Be prepared to laugh and learn. This preview is a Senior Action program. All are welcome, but call to reserve seating: 864.467.3660  FREE

GLT: Annie Get Your Gun May 31-June 22, 2013

The Greenville Little Theatre presents: Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun

Performances will be held May 31- June 1, June 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 at 8pm
and June 2, 9, 16 at 3pm

Annie is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Buffalo Bill Cody, he persuades her to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heals for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler as the main attraction, which while good for business, is bad for romance. Or is it?

Directed by Allen McCalla and choreographed by Kimberly Ferreira; Tim St. Clair II serves as Musical Director.

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

 

Sundays at 2: Art on a Spoon June 02, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2, Art on a Spoon


Spend a tasty afternoon with Johnson & Wales-trained chef Mary Katherine Wyeth, the owner and top chef at Prep. Discover new trends in the culinary arts inspired by GCMA's own collection.

gcma.org

The Blood Connection: Schlein and Weinberg June 04, 2013

Dr. Bruce Schlein and Alan Weinberg art reception

Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 - 7:00pm
The Blood Connection
435 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

For more information about the artists go to
http://thebloodconnection.org/about-us/artist-showcase

 

Greenville International Film Festival June 05-09, 2013

Take Two of the Greenville International Film Festival begins June 5th

-Take Two will run from June 5 – 9, 2013. This year we are concentrating on the popular venues of The Coffee Underground and the Westin Poinsett Hotel where we will celebrate the final gala and awards ceremony. GVIFF has established a scholarship honoring a Greenville Tech student and GVIFF volunteer who we lost this past year and will be awarded to a film student.

-Over 200 films entered into competitions from over 20 countries. 45 films have been selected in the categories of Narrative Feature, Short, Documentary, Student, Green, Native American/Indigenous, Emerging Filmmaker (Middle School & High School), Animation, and Spiritual. In the festival are films from over 10 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Iran, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Sweden and Spain and as close to home as North Carolina and our own backyards of Pendleton, Clemson and Seneca.

-Our opening night will feature local films from Clemson University and Chris White, a Greenville native and director. All screenings will take place at The Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville.

-Friday night we will be featuring a comedy night with a special dose of laughter and film together with Alchemy Comedy Theatre at The Coffee Underground.

-There will be a Workshop with Stunt Actor - Tom Bahr (Burn Notice, Miami Vice, Stuck on You, There's Something About Mary) on Saturday at 4:00pm at The Coffee Underground. Ticket price is $15.00 per person.

-Tickets will be available online at www.gviff.org and can also be purchased at the Westin Poinsett Card Room along Main St. from Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday June 9 from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

-Tickets can also be purchased at The Coffee Underground prior to each show. Ticket pricing for each show is $10.00 per person.

-The Closing ceremony Gala will take place at The Westin Poinsett starting at 6:00 PM and the price to attend this wonderful event to find out who the winners are is $55.00 per person.
For information on getting in on the action as a volunteer contact Judie Goodman at emends66970@mypacks.net

 

For a full schedule and more info on the festival visit www.gviff.org/

Downtown Alive:The Sound Committee June 06, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
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:

The Sound Committee are a Greenville-based variety band that play throughout the southeast at public venues and private functions. Although all of the members have played with each other in various configurations through the years, The Sound Committee as it is now has been rocking in the upstate since May of 2012. This 5-piece powerhouse features Jason Owens on Drums, Chad Hughes on Bass, Adam McFarlane on Keys, Sit N Spin Studios owner Matt Morgan on Lead Guitar, and Marc Gwinn on Lead Vocals and excels at a wide variety of musical styles covering Classic Rock to Motown to Country to Reggae to Jazz to Dance and Funk.
thesoundcommittee.com



Artists:
TA Rickis:
Paintings and Photography
www.TARickisFineArt.comand
Nian Chen:
Framed art and unframed photographs
nianchenphotography.com

Learning For You: Art Biz Class June 07-09, 2013

Art Biz
Taught by Tracie Easler:
Interested in turning your artwork into a business? This weekend-intensive seminar discusses the fundamentals of business for artists and creative marketing strategies. You will begin a business plan, create an Introduction Package (artists statement & CV), construct a digital portfolio, and develop a marketing package; legal and accounting concerns will also be discussed.

Friday - Sunday, 3 sessions:
PRD101

June 7, 6-9
June 8, 9-5
June 9, 2-6
HRG113 $149
The direct registration link is: http://www.campusce.net/FurmanLearningForYou/Course/Course.aspx?c=337

Deanna Hampson-Saint Laurent: Nature in Pencil June 07, 2013

The Cafe at Williams Hardware presents: Deanna Hampson-Saint Laurent
Featuring: Nature in Pencil

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013, from 4-9PM
Also includes dinner menu from 6-9PM

Please be sure to stop by throughout the month of June during the Cafe's normal hours to view Deanna's art exhibit, browse the gift shop, and enjoy a meal.
Please RSVP for the reception to Deanna at NatureInPencil@gmail.com or 864-752-7152

Sundays at 2: Art, Flowers & Antiques June 09, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2, Art, Flowers & Antiques


Be inspired by local designer John Cullum as he demonstrates how to pair antique containers and summer flowers to created stunning centerpieces and table arrangements.

gcma.org

AGGG: Thomas A. Rickis - June Artist June 10-July 01, 2013

About the Artist:
Tom has exhibited in several galleries, corporations, retail businesses and educational facilities. He is also a member of several art groups and organizations.

His paintings and photographs are in private collections throughout the United States.

About the Show:
Rickis presents two aspects in his two-dimensional artwork: impressionistic still-lives and landscapes and theme-based non-objective/abstracts. Often working with a limited color palette in watercolor, he strips down his landscapes to carefully construct compositions that explore the perception of depth of field. This effort is sometimes enhanced by the use of hand-cut paper layered on the canvas, creating true depth. With only a few select and graphically defined elements, his barns isolated on nebulous fields break down reality to its simplest level. His non-objective and abstract works share his slant toward straight lines and blocky shapes on open spaces.

Skivers Book Craft Studio and Blue Door Gallery will be open for First Fridays.

This week in the Gallery we have 8 local artists exhibiting 38 works. All of our exhibitors to date are recent graduates from local universities.

We will also feature a barrista station sponsored by a new local company, Red Harvest Coffee. They will be serving hot and cold specialty brews.

Riverworks: Photographs by Crystal Vinson and Ginia Worrell June 10-July 19, 2013

Exposed: Photographs by Crystal Vinson and Ginia Worrell            

RIVERWORKS Gallery
June 7, 2013 – July 19, 2013 (Closed July 1-11)


Hours:
1-5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday)


Exposed is an exhibition of photographs by Crystal Vinson and Ginia Worrell.  Each defines “exposed” as disarmed and vulnerable but each expose through opposite processes, Vinson subtractive and Worrell, additive.  Crystal Vinson’s photographs are hyper focused fashion images that undermine that glamorous artifice revealing a darkly humorous individual vulnerability. Ginia Worrell’s photographs assert the most up close and personal exposure of herself and her individual, everyday life. Vinson disarms an individual’s hard edged performance in search of individuality.  Worrell lays herself bare as a way of exploring her individuality and reconciling the parts to the whole. Vinson exposes the conflict of the individual as prey and popular culture as the predator and Worrell exposes the conflict of anxiety within the individual.

T.L. Norris: Driven to Abstraction June 10-July 04, 2013

The T.L. Norris Gallery presents Driven to Abstraction, featuring contemporary landscapes of Andrew Peycha and Man Wai Wu will still be on display, so be sure to stop by.

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 991-8645

www.tlnorrisgallery.com

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: Grotesque and Adorble June 10-July 04, 2013

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery presents:
Grotesque and Adorable, Art show by Andy Finkle

About the Artist:
Though born in Southern California, Andy Finkle split his childhood between Troy, New York, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He currently resides in the foothills of South Carolina, with his wonderful wife and pets of varying degrees of boldness, but he dreams of living in Rockland, Maine (also with his wife and pets).

Andy's artistic influences range from 19th century expressionists to 20th century cartoonists. His style is characterized by bold colors and painterly strokes. He enjoys painting portraits of men, beasts, and beings deserving of both classifications. Andy has a growing subspecialty in second-tier celebrities. His work now can be seen in the world’s only cryptozoology museum, but it must be noted that his work has previously been displayed in the only bowling alley in Antarctica and was featured on a television show that was unjustly cancelled.

Downtown Alive: Outshyne June 13, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
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.




Artist:
Donna Rainey:
Wire wrapped jewelry
www.artwrkzstudio.com

Hampton III Gallery LTD: King Snake Press 15 years June 13-July 18, 2013

King Snake Press
15 Years
June 13 - July 18, 2013

Opening: Thursday, June 13, 7 - 9 PM
Talk at 8pm

3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687
864-268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

image:
Mary Gilkerson
"Congaree Variation II, 2007"
Monotype/chine colle

Chautauqua: American Legends June 14-23, 2013

American Legends - a ten-day - two weekend festival of 22 FREE interactive shows and more performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.

Hear American Legends Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony, Herman Melville, and Malcolm X tell their side of the story.  And one night only in Falls Park - re-live the Legends of Camelot!

Evening Shows @ 7:30p
Greenville Tech, Barton Campus under the Big Tent
(use Faris Rd entrance)
Fri Jun 14 DAVY CROCKETT
Sat Jun 15 SUSAN B. ANTHONY
Sun Jun 16 HERMAN MELVILLE
Sat Jun 22 MALCOLM X
Sun Jun 23 DAVY CROCKETT

 Falls Park TD Amphitheater Bring lawn seating. Rain site:  Greenville Technical College
Fri June 21 LEGENDS OF CAMELOT

Daytime Shows - Indoors @ lunchtime
Sat. Jun 15 MALCOLM X < The Handlebar, Greenville - 2p>
Sun Jun 16 CELEBRITY LUNCH < Lunch & show ($30-35) @ The Phoenix Inn, Greenville - 12:30p>
Tue Jun 18 MALCOLM X < The Kroc Center, Greenville - 11:30a >
Wed Jun 19 DAVY CROCKETT < The Kroc Center, Greenville 11:30a >
Thu Jun 20 SUSAN B. ANTHONY < Centre Stage, Greenville  Sign-Interpreted 11:30a>
Fri. Jun 21 HERMAN MELVILLE < Fountain Inn Arts Center, Fountain Inn  11:30a>
Sat Jun 22 SUSAN B. ANTHONY < The Handlebar, Greenville 2p>

 

For more free events and info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or (864) 244-1499

Hagood Mill: 'A Songwriter's' Showcase June 15, 2013

Hagood Mill: "A Songwriter's Showcase"

Come join the friends of the Pickens County Museum as “Music in the Mountains 2013” continues with the Hagood Mill hosting a special “Songwriters’ Showcase” concert with some great regional songwriters on Saturday, June 15. Hosted by singer / songwriter / entertainer Gregg “Buffalo” Barfield, this free event will feature performances on the mill’s outdoor stage beginning at 12:00, and will include Barfield, Michael Hunter, Shawn James, Derrick Phillips and Becky Stovall. Bring a lawn chair and plan on staying a while for some great original music in different styles. As part of the “songwriter” day, former Nashville songwriter, Bobby Holliday, will be screening his recent dvd, “Crown of the Carolinas” in the Visitor Building from 12:00 to 3:00. The video is a beautiful tour of our mountains and lakes with a soundtrack of Bobby’s original songs about the area. Bobby will also be available to answer any questions about the Nashville music business. Bring your instrument too, as there are usually a couple of jams going on around the site. The old gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10:00 until 4:00.

The old water-powered 1845 gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upstate and operates just as it has for the last century-and-a-half…the mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground corn meal, grits and wheat flour will be available, as well as Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items.

The Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional arts demonstrations each month, including blacksmithing, bowl-diggingflintknapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket-making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, open-hearth cooking, metal-smithing, leather-working and more!

There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! So, head on out, grab a plate of great food from the Gatehouse Restaurant folks and enjoy a day at the Mill. Show your support for the Mill and the Pickens County Museum by joining them at this monthly Third Saturday event. The Hagood Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month and is located just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road. Hagood Mill is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00, to tour the buildings and grounds and to visit the Mill Site Gift Shop.


“Music in the Mountains 2013” is sponsored by a private benefactor. 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.

 

For additional information please contact the Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936 or the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963.

Chautauqua: Celebrity Luncheon June 16, 2013

Have lunch and swap stories with Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony, Malcolm X and Herman Melville at the Celebrity Luncheon fundraiser. Tickets for lunch and show are $30 if you order now, but the price will go up June 1. Seating is limited, so please contact us soon if you can attend.

Celebrity Luncheon Sun June 16 from 12:30-2:30pm

The Phoenix Inn, 245 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC
Click "star" to buy online or mail check to:
Greenville Chautauqua, 11 Rock Side Ct, Greenville, SC 29615

More info: (864) 244-1499  Celebrity Luncheon

Chautauqua Celebrity Luncheon Fundraiser June 16, 2013

The Chautauqua Celebrity Luncheon Fundraiser will be Sunday, June 16th at 12:30pm

Reservation Deadline, June 13th - Close to Capacity

Contact for availability 864-244-1499 caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org 
Have lunch and swap stories with Davy Crockett, Susan B. Anthony, Herman Melville and Malcolm X. Tickets for lunch and show are $35 and support Chautauqua's free shows. Held at The Phoenix Inn, 246 N. Pleasantburg, Greenville.

Greer: Public Art Unveiling June 18, 2013

The City of Greer and Greer Cultural Arts Council will unveil the first piece of public art funded by the city at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 18) outside the Cannon Centre located at 204 Cannon St.

The City of Greer gifted GCAC $10,000 during the Cannon Centre dedication last July to commission the first work, a sculpture that incorporates elements of the arts council's logo and its motto, "Reaching for the Stars." The Cannon Centre provided a new home for GCAC when it opened last summer. Jacob Maxy and Derrick Francis, Wade Hampton High School graduates and students in the welding program at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center, took on the sculpture project as a SkillsUSA community project.

The dedication will precede the first  "Tall Tales Tuesday" storytelling event in the Cannon Centre, with Mayor Rick Danner sharing a story with families. The series is co-sponsored by the City of Greer and GCAC and is open to the public at no charge.

Downtown Alive: Kelly Jo Connect June 20, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.



Music:
Soul. Rock. Party. The three words to describe the Kelly Jo Connect. Hailing out of Greenville, SC, the Kelly Jo Connect brings funkalicious soul-rock musicality with fiery vocals. Critically acclaimed by Bass Frontiers Magazine, Metromix, and Vinyl District -DC, the KJC is quickly becoming a force in the rock world. After her 2007 solo album, Kelly Jo worked as a solo artist until 2010 when she formed the Kelly Jo Connect. Since then, they have made a name for themselves with their high-energy, raw performances. Now looking into 2013, they are planning to release their first EP and kick off their southeastern tour. The Connect is: Curtis Baker on bass. Baker is an accomplished music teacher and bass instructor. He graduated from Presbyterian College. Douglas Knight on sax/guitar. Knight, a California native, is also an internationally collected artist. Jaze Uries on drums. Uries attended New School for Music, NYC and is known as one of Greenville's most dynamic drummers.
www.facebook.com/thekellyjoconnect




Artists:
Kathleen Digney:
Sample of Portraits - oil paintings and colored pencil
kathleendigney.com
Scott Beers:
Large format canvas acrylic paintings
about.me/scottbeers


Art & Light: "Summering" Show Opening June 20, 2013

If you're one of those guys or gals who loves summer the way I do, you will love A & L's all new "Summering" show opening tomorrow.  My new abstract water colors  are inspired by a winter trip to the island of Vieques where the water rivals the blue of Paul Newman's eyes and wild horses gallop freely from hilltop to hilltop and beach to beach. Once back in Greenville with a collection of over 600 pictures I was lucky enough to persuade my friend and local artist, Melinda Hoffman, to paint a series inspired by the Vieques photos.  Melinda was in!  She captures the beauty of the horses, and the local vibe so well that you will feel transported to that very island - her work is stunning!

And all winter long, while dreaming of seaside living, Anna Lisa Fink was  a busy bee working on a collection of tropical fish paintings that will also remind you of island life and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Her bold use of color and exciting work brings the beach right to our door!

And last, but not least, Teri Pena's recent trip to Ireland inspired a gorgeous collection of oil landscapes that glow with golden sunlight - you can't miss seeing this simply gorgeous collection!

"Summering" 


Artist Reception
Thursday, June 20
5-8pm


Please join us!

Mauldin Cultural Center: Tom Fisch June 21, 2013

June 21

In 1991, Tom moved to Nashville, TN to further his songwriting career. He formed his own publishing company and his songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including the Oak Ridge Boys and Swiss country singer Erica Arnold. Tom continues to pitch his songs to other artists but his main focus now lies in his own career as a performer. In 2004, Tom relocated to Western North Carolina (Flat Rock, NC) and it’s thriving acoustic music scene. With the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration, Tom and his music have found a comfortable place to call home. And wherever he performs, audiences continue to connect with the warm, appealing style, diverse range of material, and talent this seasoned performer brings to the stage."

Les Beaux Art Gallery: Opening Reception June 21, 2013

Opening Reception for Les Beaux Art Gallery at 1239 Pendleton Street.

Friday, June 21st, 4:00 – 9:00pm.

The new gallery features the work of over 40 local artists.

The gallery is located in the newly renovated area in the Village of West Greenville.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the exciting things going on in this neighborhood just west of downtown.

(To get there, take S. Main Street past the ball diamond until it ends, turn right onto Pendleton Street and drive about one mile. The gallery will be on the left.)

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Second Hand Jazz Band June 22, 2013

June 22, 6:30 p.m. at The Amphitheatre at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Second Hand Jazz is a modern jazz group with a new take on old favorites. Playing original modern jazz as well as jazz/fusion standards and intense improvisations, Second Hand Jazz has Shaun Ritchie on bass, Matt Dingledine on guitar, and Tim Blackwell on the drums.

All events free and open to the public
All guests are kindly asked to RSVP to Kathryn Gravely, Executive Director for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, by calling (864) 481-4010 or sending an email to kgravely@reservekeowee.com.

Centre Stage Yard Sale Fundraiser June 22, 2013

On Saturday, June 22, Centre Stage will be hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser @ Centre Stage from 8:00AM - 1:00PM to benefit our New Play Festival this Fall. We'll be selling props, furniture, costumes, etc...

If you or your business would like to donate any items or products to help us, we'll be collecting them during the run of  "The Fox on the Fairway" and up until the day before the Yard Sale.

Bring your items during box office hours, 2-6 Tuesdays-Fridays or during pre-show times during the run of "Fox" starting at 6 Thursdays - Saturdays or Sundays starting at 1:30.

Call with questions 864-233-6733. If you item is too large for the collection box in our lobby, let us know and we'll make arrangements for a pick up or drop off.

Legacy: Works by Melody M. Davis June 24, 2013

The Pickens County Museum of Art presents,
Legacy: Works by Melody M. Davis

June 29th - August 15th, 2013
Opening Reception: June 29 from 6 to 8pm

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

The Nam Era: Never Forgotten June 24, 2013

The Nam Era: Never Forgotten
A photographic tribute by:
J. Michael Johnson

June 29th to August 15, 2013
Opening Reception, Saturday June 29th from 6 to 8pm

Special Veterans' Preview, Friday, June 28 from 10:00-3:00

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

Pickens County Museum of Art &History.
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC

Reedy River Concerts: Hott Gritz June 26, 2013


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. www.hottgritz.com

Multicultural Festival June 27, 2013

Thursday June 27, 2013 3-8pm at McAlister Square

The 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival in Greenville SC highlights the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, storytelling and more. Everyone can enjoy great food from different cultures, information on our sponsors and organizations that promote cultural diversity, along with arts & crafts that represent various cultures.

http://multiculturalevent.webs.com/

Centre Stage: Garland Mattox Exhibit June 27-August 19, 2013

Works by Garland Mattox
June 27 - August 19, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6:30 - 9:00PM

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Downtown Alive: Doug McCormick June 27, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.



Music:Known for his genuine voice, sincere songwriting abilities, and energetic live shows, singer/songwriter, Doug McCormick is quickly making a name for himself within the country music community. Deeply rooted in his small town, South Carolina upbringing, Doug’s music offers a unique marriage of traditional country music with a modern flavor of today. Along the way, Doug has shared the stage with several nationally known acts such as, Luke Bryan, David Nail, Colt Ford, Keith Anderson. Rhett Akins, and Corey Smith. Playing around 175 shows a year across the Southeast, Doug continues to build upon his grassroots following. In the spring of 2011, Doug independently released his sophomore album, The Last Country Song”. While holding the #1 position on XM57’s top 20 count down for 3 consecutive weeks, the first single release, “Watch Your Mouth” received significant air play in both XM and FM radio markets. Doug soon found himself immersed in the highly competitive Nashville local music scene. While paying his dues at several music city hot spots, Doug began turning heads within the industry. Taken in by Doug’s sincere, energetic approach to connecting with a live audience, The Wildhorse Saloon offered Doug a regular spot in their 2013 entertainment line up. However, Doug’s unwavering drive to succeed did not allow him to settle. After spending some time focusing on developing his craft as a songwriter, Doug signed his first publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis as an artist/writer in January 2013. With a heart felt desire to make a positive impact with his music, Doug continues pushing forward in his career. As a team begins to come into place behind him, exciting things are sure to lie ahead for this artist. So, please be on the lookout and help spread the word about country music newcomer, Doug McCormick
www.dougmccormickcountry.com/



Artists:
The Henderson Gallery
http://www.thehendersongallery.net/


Greenville Chorale: Free Patriotic Concert June 27, 2013

Greenville Chorale presents: A Free Patriotic Concert

June 27th, 2013
7:30PM

The Greenville Chorale is honored to be a part of Greenville's most popular Independence Day celebration. The Chorale joins the Furman Lakeside Band for a delightful evening of popular and patriotic music to celebrate America's Independence. Entertaining and inspiring music to honor our country and our military will fill the air at the Furman Amphitheater on the lake. Bring a picnic and join the fun!

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure: Explore Nature with Paint! June 28, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2
Family Art Adventure: Explore Nature with Paint!

Both parents and kids will enjoy a lively landscape demonstration, followed by hands-on art activity in the GCMA's studios.

gcma.org

Main Street Fridays:The Swingin’ Richards June 28, 2013

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

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

CBT: Summerworks 2013 June 28, 2013

Show Dates

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 7:30 PM

Join Carolina Ballet Theatre for the Summerworks 2013 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.

This year's program will feature guest instructor, Viktor Plotnikov, former principal dancer with several companies including Boston Ballet. Viktor has received rave reviews for his choreography, and has served as co-director and co-producer of the choreographer's showcase Raw Dance in collaboration with Boston Ballet and Boston Center for the Arts. He has since created origiinal, commissioned works for companies including Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet Theatre, Richmond Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre.

Summerworks Finale Performance is the culmination of what these students have learned during this summer's intensive program. Act One is comprised of excerpts from the ballet Raymonda; Act Two will feature the debut performance of Artistic Director Hernan Justo's new ballet Preludes for a Farewell, with choreography by CBT professional dancers Francesca Genovese, Madeline Jazz and Matthew Harvey.

Tickets: $15

American Colors: Partriotism Reflected in Art June 29-August 15, 2013

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History presents,
American Colors: Partriotism Reflected in Art

June 29th-August 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29 from 6-8pm

The Pickens County Museum invited artists from both of the Carolinas and Georgia, working in the plastic mediums (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.), to submit work to be considered for inclusion in “American Colors: Patriotism Reflected in Art”. All entries were to fall within the theme of “Patriotism”, whatever that artist’s interpretation of the word may be.

 

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk June 30, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Sundays at 2, Gallery Talk


Join GCMA docent for an informative tour of the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection. Make sure to leave plenty of time to see Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

gcma.org

T.L. Norris Gallery: The Renato Moncini Story... July 05-August 03, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery presents The Renato Moncini Story: The First Artist of Space
July 5 – August 3

Opening Night: July 5 5:30 – 9:00 PM

For our monthly Friday with Friends, Renato Moncini, a fascinating artist, will be joining us at the gallery. An Italian immigrant who worked for NASA from 1962-1974, he used his talent to create technical renderings and concept drawings of NASA equipment to help achieve America's goal of putting a man on the moon. During his time at NASA, he also painted all the rocket launches at Cape Canaveral. Over the years he created a large collection of paintings from historic moments in American history. After his time at NASA, Renato went on to work for Daniel Construction here in Greenville, SC. We are proud to exhibit Renato's work at T.L. Norris Gallery.

1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

Photography Exhibit Documenting Mac Arnold July 05-31, 2013

Brain S. Kelley
Photography Exhibit Documenting Mac Arnold

July 5th - 31st, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, July 5th from 6-9pm

Blues music performed by Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues
Saturday, July 20th
Limited Tickets Available
Doors open at 6pm

Village Studios & Gallery
1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Main Street Fridays: Derrick Dorsey Band July 05, 2013

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

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 Jessica Ivey Allen on Bass and Danny Galloway on Percussion completes an innovative line up that is ready to rock your party!
www.derrickdorseyband.com/

Reedy River Concerts: Most Wanted Bluegrass July 10, 2013

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.

www.mostwantedbluegrass.com

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.

Peace Center: Jersey Boys July 10-21, 2013



Jersey Boys is on tour for the second time and hits the Peace Center in Greenville, SC, showing from 10 Jul 2013 to 21 Jul 2013.

Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30!

This new musical features their beloved hit songs 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Rag Doll', 'Oh What a Night' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off of You' just to name a few. Meet Broadway's Jersey Boys this Winter!

Dates


Opening night: 10 July 2013
Booking through until: 21 July 2013

Audience


Jersey Boys may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under (strong language).

Run time


2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission. - See more at: http://www.greenville-theater.com/theaters/peace-center-sc/jersey-boys.php?gclid=CMPrysi1_7cCFXRo7Aod5CwA6w#sthash.o9KrI72f.dpuf

www.peacecenter.org/shows/2013/boys

Art & Light: Melinda Hoffman July 10, 2013

Artist in Residence - Melinda Hoffman

Greetings friends and collectors!  We continue to celebrate summer at A & L and in honor of that, artist Melinda Hoffman will be with us Wednesday, July 10. Stop by, enjoy the work and visit with Melinda to hear more about her inspiration and techniques for her summer painting collection.  Enjoy the tales of how a little known story of wild horses of Vieques became Melinda's muse.

Art & Light is open Tuesday - Friday (10am-5pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm)

ART & LIGHT
4 Aberdeen Drive (Just one block from the historic Lewis Village)
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Teresa Roche:  864-363-8172

Jo Johnston - Summer Sketchbook Workshop July 10-August 15, 2013

Summer Sketchbook Workshops
Jo Johnston to offer series of workshops at the Hagood Mill

Pre- Registration required


CLASSES FILLING FAST - REGISTER TODAY!!!

The Pickens County Museum is pleased to announce registration is now open for the last Summer Sketchbook Workshop to be held at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center (138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29617).  Instructor for the workshops, Jo Johnston, worked as commercial artist for 30 years. A graduate of Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech, Jo has also taught drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting at Johnston County Community Technical College.

  • "Summer Sketchbook Workshop III" Thursday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Join us for a fun, 6-hour sketchbook workshop at the Hagood Mill! Surrounded by the site’s beautiful natural and historic setting, you’ll find a variety of interesting subjects for your sketchbook pages. The workshop will feature several sketchbook exercises to practice drawing skills and provide ideas for planning future, finished works of art. Students should bring a sketchbook suitable for dry and water media, drawing pencils, eraser, waterproof artist pens, a travel watercolor set, a folding travel chair, bottled water. Lunch not included, so bring a bag lunch. A sun hat and bug spray may also be helpful.

 

Tuition for the 6-hour workshop is $60 ($55 for museum members). Workshop designed for adults, age 18 years and up with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 10 students. Pre-registration required. Class fees must be paid one week prior to workshop date. Check your summer calendar and sign up soon!

You may pre-register Register online at http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar/ or 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. Students will be notified if a class is cancelled or filled. If class is cancelled all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after start date of this class.

Workshops will be held at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, located at 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC 29671 just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178. Hagood Mill is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, to tour the buildings and grounds and to visit the Mill Site Gift Shop.

Centre Stage: Next to Normal July 11-27, 2013

Next to Normal
A Feel - Everything, Musical!

Next to Normal  is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

This show makes a direct grab for the heart — or wrings it out thoroughly. This brave, breathtaking musical, focuses squarely on the pain that cripples the members of a suburban family, and never for a minute does it let you escape the anguish at the core of their lives.

“Next to Normal” does not, in other words, qualify as your standard feel-good musical. Instead this portrait of a manic-depressive mother and the people she loves and damages is something much more: a feel-everything musical, which asks you to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts.

Show Dates:


July 11, 2013 to July 27, 2013
www.centrestage.org/show/next-normal


Upstate Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors July 11-August 03, 2013

Comedy of Errors will open on July 11th and run through August 3rd.

This summer marks the 19th season for The Upstate Shakespeare Festival, sponsored by Bank of America. The season opens this Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:00pm with Hamlet, directed by John Fagan and starring Evan Harris in the title role. Performances Thursday - Sunday, 7:00 pm through June 16 (weather permitting).

Recognized by Southern Living in 2010 as one of the Top Ten Summer Attractions in the South, The Upstate Shakespeare Festival draws an audience of 15,000+ annually from the Upstate to Falls Park in downtown Greenville. USA Today lists downtown Greenville, Falls Park, and The Upstate Shakespeare Festival in its article "Free things to do in 10 great cities." Check out our banners next time you're downtown!

The festival is offered at no charge to the public. Picnics and lawn chairs are encouraged! The company presents the magic of Shakespeare and other classic plays in Falls Park Amphitheater. Incorporating actors from throughout the Upstate, these shows feature high-quality, entertaining, inclusive, and family-friendly productions which enhance Greenville’s calling card as a summer destination.

www.warehousetheatre.com/upstate-shakespeare-festival

Downtown Alive: Stereo Reform July 11, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Stereo Reform is an innovative rock trio with roots on both the east and west coast. The band originated in Charleston, SC and shortly thereafter moved Los Angeles, CA. SR left L.A. for a year on the road, and now calls Greenville, SC home. All along the way Stereo Reform has absorbed and embraced change. Inspired by the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Ghostland Observatory, The Average White Band and more, Stereo Reform continues to learn and grow. Over the past few years Stereo Reform has taken the loosely definable "rock" sound and blended dance, funk, and pop to create what they now call Dance-a-Funk-a-Rock-a-Tronic...a sound that continues to evolve. SR is Neil Turner on bass/keys and lead vocals, Will Evans on guitar/keys and backing vocals and touring drummer Joe Tamburro. Currently SR is an independent band looking to impact the festival circuit and continue to reach more listeners. www.stereoreform.com

Artist:
Dori Baumwart/ Metalifics!
Metal/jewelry
www.metalifics.com

Merge: Robert Decker and Edith McBee Hardaway July 11-31, 2013

Merge presents the artwork of Edith McBee Hardaway and Robert Decker

Stop by the Merge office tomorrow from 6:00- 8:00 for drinks, art and conversation.

The show features work from Edith Hardaway and Robert Decker. Both artists are involved in the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, and a portion of their work will be displayed in the Merge offices until the end of July.

Gallery Reception
JULY 11
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Street Fridays: NuSound July 12, 2013

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

NuSound is a mature sophisticated band ready to take the Upstate and 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. Always ready to give you a complete show, 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 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 to include; The S.O.S Band, The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, Tony Toni Tone', Brick, Tank, Genuwine, Bobby Valentino, Doug E. Fresh, and others.

Village Studios & Gallery: Mac Arnold Exhibit/Performance July 12-20, 2013

Village Studios and Gallery is hosting a performance by Mac Arnold, Plate Full O'Blues.

Come see Brian S. Kelley's photography exhibit documenting blues legend Mac Arnold, and see the legend perform!

July 20th, 2013
Doors open at 6pm
limited tickets available

Proceeds benefit upstate area music and art education programs

www.briankelleyphotography.com
www.macarnold.com

AGGG: Erin Cronin-Webb July 12-31, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is featuring the work of Erin Cronin-Webb thru July. Her paintings explore the relationship between people and their canine companions.

Originally from New York City, Erin has lived in 13 cities. She has no formal training as an artist but has built a reputation as a portrait artist of both humans and animals. Her main medium of choice is pastels. Erin says, "I fearlessly dove into all different mediums, but once I discovered pastels there was no looking back. I find that I can achieve a softness and gentleness and a tactile quality with this medium that didn't seem to exist (for me) in acrylic or oil." Erin's work can be found in Europe, Asia and the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, The Southeastern Pastel Society, The Greenville Kennel Club, The Dog Obedience Club of Greenville and The German Shepherd Club of America.

About the show:
In conjunction with this exhibit the Gallery hosted a very successful fundraiser for Foothills Search and Rescue on Saturday, July 6th. We were excited to be part of a presentation of a check for $3000 from the American Kennel Club to Foothills Search and Rescue. The Gallery raised an additional $600 during the event. Erin is donating 15% of all her sales for the month of July to Foothills Search and Rescue. Along with her paintings and prints. Erin has also created lovely "Dog Mom" bracelets for all those dog lovers out there...so come by the gallery and bring your favorite canine companion!

Foothills Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that responds to the call when folks are lost in the mountains or (unfortunately) buried in them or in rubble from natural disasters. They spend hundreds of hours training the dogs (as well as great sums of money). When emergencies arise they pack up their animals and take off for wherever help is needed.

GVL Shakespeare Company: A Comedy of Errors July 12-22, 2013

Summer's arrived in full force, and The Greenville Shakespeare Company is pleased to present our totally indoor version of Comedy of Errors: The Amazing One-Joke Play. Tickets are available online at www.summershakespeare.org or by calling the box office at 864.770.1372. All tickets are just $6.

Make your plans to join the zany denizens of Ephesus and Syracuse for one of our crazily slapstick, wildly farcical performances: July 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22. Performances are held in Performance Hall on the campus of Bob Jones University.

See you at the theatre!

 

Reedy River Concerts: Southern Crescent (Variety) July 17, 2013

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

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.

Works of Art by Dennis Yusi July 17, 2013

MAC is featuring an exhibit of Dennis Yusi's work July 17th - August 16th

Stop by anytime between 9 and 5 to see the exhibit!

www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/mac-featured-galleries-2/

 

Earth Market: Bob Chance's Pottery July 17, 2013

Join us this Wednesday, July 17, 3-7pm for the next Earth Market featuring the pottery of local artist (and Furman art professor) Bob Chance.

Bob will present arts for those with culinary interests, a great match with the artfully grown foods food at the Earth Market.

The Slow Food Earth Market has moved to 220 North Main St. in NoMa Square, the plaza just in front of the Hyatt Hotel.

Learn more here: www.slowfoodupstate.com
or read the latest article in the Greenville News

NEW DAY: Third Wednesdays of the month
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, Sept. 18

Downtown Alive: Luke Cunningham July 18, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
In today’s vast and cluttered music landscape even the most talented and prolific of songwriters can some¬times find their battle cries reduced to whispers. Yet for Charleston-based songwriter Luke Cunningham it’s an outright refusal to be lost in the shuffle—as well as his energetic live shows and highly-acclaimed songwriting—that currently have this southern troubadour beating the odds while giving independent artists and music fans a little hope to hold onto. Though he spent numerous years on the road touring alongside such national acts such as The Fray, Gin Blossoms and Donavon Frankenreiter, it was ultimately the songwriter’s release of his solo debut Heart Pressure in 2012 that forced music fans to first sit up and take notice.
lukecunninghammusic.com/

Artist:
Joanne Hogeboom
Mixed-media collage, paintings
joannehogeboom.com
Lee Cook
Oils and acrylics on canvas

Main Street Fridays: 20 Point Turn July 19, 2013



Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

20 Point Turn

20 point turn is a three piece band from Anderson SC. They play a variety of blues, rock, country, and alternative music. They always have a great time and make anywhere we play into a great atmosphere. With Tom’s solid bass playing and never miss a note vocals, Adam’s screeching guitar playing, boogie-woogie keyboards, along with Brian’s on time rock solid drumming, 20 Point Turn is always a good time for everyone.
www.reverbnation.com/20pointturn

Distracted Globe: Psycho Beach Party July 19-August 03, 2013

The Distracted Globe and the Warehouse Theatre Present: Psycho Beach Party
For their eighth summer of classic comedies, they will be presenting Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch. Chicklet wants nothing more in life than to be a surfer but her multiple personalities keep getting in the way. How will she ever break free of the "Mommy Dearest-like" clutches of her mother? Join Chicklet and her friends: Kanaka, the surf king, Star cat, the dreamy surfer guy, and Marvel Ann, the man-hungry she devil, and the rest of the crazy kids on Malibu beach in the Distracted Globe's production of Psycho Beach Party, a wicked parody of the classic 60's Beach Party teen exploitation flicks.

Directed by the Globe’s Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kelly Tromsness and Jayce Tromsness, Psycho Beach Party features Debra Capps, Rick Connor, Evan Harris, Matthew Merritt, Elizabeth Gray and many other Distracted Globe favorites.


Psycho Beach Party plays
July 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27 and August 1, 2, & 3 @ 8:00pm
July 21 & 28 @ 3:00pm


This summer we will also be presenting readings of brand new 10-minute plays before each performance.  The playwrights – all local folks who will be writing based on what inspires them from Psycho Beach Party are -  Anne Pecaro, Jayce Tromsness, Maranda DeBusk, Prentiss Standridge, & Quintina Clements.

Southern Culture: Grace Adele July 19, 2013

Grace Adele, Friday, July 19, 8:30 pm

"There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."
With a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. http://www.graceadelemusic.com/

Southern Culture hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night (check our events calendar for start times), and we offer Happy Hour at our bar from 9:00 - midnight as well. On Sunday, we offer full service brunch with live local music from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Southern Culture
2557 N. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
864-552-1998
www.southernculturekitchenandbar.com
www.facebook.com/SouthernCulturekitchenandbar
https://www.facebook.com/badbloodproductions

TRAA: ARTS ALIVE CELEBRATION July 20, 2013

The Travelers Rest Artists Alliance hosts their first fundraiser, celebrating the arts scene in the community.

Saturday, July 20th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
at Hotel Domestique

Live Art Demonstrations - Local Musicians - Silent Auction - Local Food and Beverages

Single Ticket:
$35 in Advance/ $40 at the door

Couples Ticket:
$60 in advance/ $80 at the door

Purchase tickets online at ARTinTR.org

Southern Culture: Angela Perley & Howlin' Moon July 20, 2013

Angela Perley & Howlin' Moon, Saturday, July 20, 9:00 pm

www.reverbnation.com/angelaperley

Southern Culture hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night (check our events calendar for start times), and we offer Happy Hour at our bar from 9:00 - midnight as well. On Sunday, we offer full service brunch with live local music from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Southern Culture
2557 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609
864-552-1998
www.southernculturekitchenandbar.com
www.facebook.com/SouthernCulturekitchenandbar
https://www.facebook.com/badbloodproductions

Southern Culture: Justin Johnson July 21, 2013

Justin Johnson, Sunday, July 21, 11:30am
Multi-instrumentalist and award-winning slide blues guitarist Justin Johnson has become widely known for his captivating solo performances, offering diverse original music impressively spanning the spectrum from blues, rock, surf, gypsy jazz, world, and funk, to traditional jazz, Justin is a uniquely versatile performer, with extensive experience on large venue and festival stages, while subtlety and tasteful arrangements make him a favorite for intimate upscale venues as well.

With a style firmly rooted in Blues tradition, but not afraid to break new ground, Justin's unique sound is the direct result of his passion for combining and advancing widely varying musical forms. From rhythmic, back-porch simplicity of Mississippi and Piedmont Blues, to the smoky electric cries of Chicago Blues, Justin's performances pay homage to a range of diverse Blues traditions, while exploring new and exciting applications for the genre.

http://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/

 

Southern Culture hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night (check our events calendar for start times), and we offer Happy Hour at our bar from 9:00 - midnight as well. On Sunday, we offer full service brunch with live local music from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Southern Culture
2557 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609
864-552-1998
www.southernculturekitchenandbar.com
www.facebook.com/SouthernCulturekitchenandbar
https://www.facebook.com/badbloodproductions


Southern Culture: Amy Lavere July 22, 2013

Amy Lavere, Monday, July 22, 9:00 pm Biscuits and Jam Series/Service Industry Night
http://amylavere.com/

Southern Culture hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night (check our events calendar for start times), and we offer Happy Hour at our bar from 9:00 - midnight as well. On Sunday, we offer full service brunch with live local music from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Southern Culture
2557 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609
864-552-1998
www.southernculturekitchenandbar.com
www.facebook.com/SouthernCulturekitchenandbar
https://www.facebook.com/badbloodproductions

La Dolce Vita! Recreating - Repurposing Old Furniture July 23-August 06, 2013

Please join me Jennifer Lynne Ziemann for an Expanding Heart and Spirit workshop called 'La Dolce Vita'.  In this workshop you will be learning how to recreate and repurpose old furniture into beautiful pieces of art while exploring how to live a more full life of joy.  Please see the attached flier and registration form.Maximum of 10 students per class so save your place!  Feel free to call 864-436-1875 or email me peaceatlast.z@gmail.com for more information.

Time: August 10, 2013 from 9:30 - 3:30
Price: $65.00 due upon registration
Registration Deadline: August 5th
minimum 5 people, maximum 10

864-436-1875peaceatlast.z@gmail.com

http://www.theartistrygallery.com/jennifer-lynne-ziemann.html

La Dolce Vita Registration form

Reedy River Concerts: Sean and the Boogie Children July 24, 2013

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
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.

Downtown Alive: Benton Blount July 25, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
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.” “I know people look at me, with my tattoos and appearance, and they don’t think I look like a country singer,” he says. “When I sing, I have a gruffness to my voice that s different than most country singers too. But when I start to talk, you can hear that I’m as country as cornbread. And the songs, with their real-life stories and positive outlook on life, have more in common with country music than anything else. Country music is where I belong.”
bentonblount.com


Main Street Fridays: Cosmic July 26, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Band: Cosmic

 

The Young Artist Series July 27, 2013

Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts presents,
The Young Artist Series

Satuday, July 27 at 7pm
Celtic and Pedal Harp Recital
free event


presenting: Abigail Kent
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC
www.ftninnarts.org
864-409-1050

Community Garden Music Series July 27, 2013

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery 

July 27, 6:30PM

205 Cedar Lane Rd. Greenville, SC 29611

Presenting Angela Easterling with special guests Blue Ridge Rounders.
Join us for the Upstate Farm Tour After-Party with a free garden concert and lots of local food, crafts and vendors.

Liz Daly: Art Display and Supply Sale July 27, 2013

Saturday: July 27th 9am-2pm 

Location: Liz Daly Designs
421 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

864.325.4445

2 Kilns
photography rolling racks
card racks
massage chair
booth displays
trade show displays
10 4 sided columns
shelving
glass molds
cash box
tumbler
ikea desks
lamps
2 director chairs
wine racks
lighting, lighting and more lighting
cash box w/key perfect for shows
Jewelry displays and MUCH, MUCH more

I am pulling all excess items from my garage studio and studio to make room for new items. I have decided that 5 kilns is a tad bit excessive.

Please email liz@dalydesigns.com or call 864.325.4445 for an advance look.

Reedy River Concerts: Chasing the Blues July 31, 2013

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.

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.

Downtown Alive: Reggie Sullivan Band August 01, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
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.reverbnation.com/thereggiesullivanband

Artist:
Glow (Greenville Light Opera Works)

Rack-cards, a computer slide-show, free candy and costumed characters for their 2013 season.


T.L. Norris Gallery: Friday with Friends August 02, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery: Friday with Friends
Friday, August 2 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Come by the gallery for our monthly meet up to enjoy an evening surrounded by beautiful art, art-loving people, and good food and beverages. Make it a date night or invite a few friends, and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. It is also your last chance to view the amazing works of Renato Moncini, the First Artist of Space.

1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

Main Street Fridays: Robbie Ducey Band August 02, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Robbie Ducey Band:
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/home.html

GLOW: the Pirates of Penzance August 07-11, 2013

Tickets to any single GLOW show can be purchased by calling the Centre Stage box office, Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

www.greenvilleopera.com

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Gilbert & Sullivan)
AUGUST 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00pm   •    AUGUST 10 & 11 at 2:00pm

Jenna Tamisiea, director
with the GLOW Lyric Orchestra, Christian Elser (conductor)
Sean Anderson as "The Pirate King"
Donata Cucinotta as "Mabel"
Brandon Snook as "Frederic"
& DeMar Neal as "Major General Stanley"

Free bonus cabaret:


LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO
by GLOW Lyric Theatre composer in residence, Karl Johson

August 9 & 16 following the performances of PIRATES and JCS respectively

Featuring GLOW's  Graham Apprentice Artist Program singers


 

Reedy River Concerts: Mystic Vibrations August 07, 2013

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

Hampton III Gallery: Daniel Marinelli August 07-September 24, 2013

Daniel Marinelli
Paintings and Sculpture
August 8 - September 24

Opening: Thursday, August 8th from 7-9pm

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687
864-268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamtoniiigallery.com

Downtown Alive: A Brushfire Stankgrass August 08, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
A Brushfire Stankgrass performance is an expression of joy and musical exploration. The Saylor brothers began playing music at the age of three, and have been composing together for as long as they can remember. Their original compositions are playful, honest, and decorated by banjo and guitar textures spiced with digital and Moog analog effects and samples. Excitement is embodied by the powerful and jazz-influenced rhythm section. Their music is immediately accessible yet tough to compare or categorize. It is memorable and catchy, comfortable but adventurous, carefully composed yet full of improvisation. Brushfire looks forward to an exciting year ahead, with more festival stops and the release of their much anticipated second album.
www.stankgrass.com

Artist:
The Henderson Gallery
www.thehendersongallery.net

Main Street Fridays:Tobacco Road August 09, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Tobacco Road:
Tobacco Road is a Boiling Springs,S.C. based band rockin' Country since 1989. Mixing a blend of Originals, Country and Rock N Roll, there's no telling what's coming next. Just sit back and chill or bring your dancin' shoes, we've got you covered.
tobaccoroad29316.com

GCAC: The Emperor's New Threads August 09-10, 2013

Greer Cultural Arts Council is proud to present …
The Emperor’s New Threads


 Written by Greenville playwright, Nancy Rechtman and composed by Sari Miller

All performances are free-thanks to our great sponsors!
Fri:7pm  Sat:2pm and 7pm

Performances are being held at the Cannon Centre
204 Cannon ST.  Greer, SC

Pickens County Museum: Exploring Watercolor August 10, 2013

Exploring Watercolor – The Next Step Workshop
With award-wining Instructor, Dale Cochran
Saturday, August 10 at the Pickens County Museum


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History invites you to join Dale Cochran for his “Exploring Watercolor – The Next Step” workshop on Saturday, August 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. In this “next step” of his popular workshop “Exploring Watercolor”, Dale will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, mixing color and share his approach to using a layer­ing technique. This workshop is a day of painting and critique with one-on-one instruction, demonstration and class discussion. Returning students will benefit from Dale’s instruction approach of “meeting you where you are in your watercolor journey and taking the next step”. During the brown bag lunch hour, Dale will be doing a painting demon­stration.

Pre-Registration for this workshop is required. The workshop is open to student ages 16 and up and is limited to a Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 10 students on a first come, first serve basis. Tuition is only $85.00 ($75 for museum members). Lunch not included, so bring your own bag lunch. Make checks payable to the Pickens County Museum or student may use their charge card by calling museum. Tuition is not refundable after August 8. Dale’s detailed supply list will be furnished after pre-registration. This class will fill quickly so register today by calling the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Inspired by his father who moonlighted as a sign painter, Dale began his 28-year art career as an illustrator, penning and sketching cartoons, caricatures and line drawings for newspapers and other mediums. Although he received formal art training at Anderson College and Winthrop University, it was only after taking a class at the Anderson Arts Center that he found his true artistic calling: watercolor.

   “With watercolor, experience is fluid ... not just in the brush strokes themselves, but in the interpretation of feeling and experience, of emotion and connection,” says Dale.

Outside of painting commissioned portraits and exhibiting at galleries across the Southeast, Dale works as a creative director at Clemson University.

This class is part of the museum’s continuing effort to provide a variety of entertaining and educational programming for the community. 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 or to register for this class call the museum at (864) 898-5963.


Reedy River Concerts: The Soulfeathers August 14, 2013

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

GLOW: Jesus Christ Superstar August 15-18, 2013

Tickets to any single GLOW show can be purchased by calling the Centre Stage box office, Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

www.greenvilleopera.com

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Rice & Lloyd Webber)
AUGUST 15, 16, 17 at 8:00pm    •      AUGUST 17 & 18 at 2:00pm

Jenna Tamisiea, director
with the GLOW Lyric Electric Orchestra, Christian Elser (conductor)
Anderson Daniel as "Jesus"
Filipe Bombonato as "Judas"
Ashley Kerr as "Mary Magdalene"
and Will Ragland as "Pilate"

Free bonus cabaret:


LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO
by GLOW Lyric Theatre composer in residence, Karl Johson

August 9 & 16 following the performances of PIRATES and JCS respectively

Featuring GLOW's  Graham Apprentice Artist Program singers 

GLT: Shake, Rattle, & Roll August 15-18, 2013

Greenville Little Theatre
Shake, Rattle, & Roll: A Rockin' Tribute to the King
Starring Scott Bruce

4 Performances Only!
August 15 -18

Scott Bruce returns with his unbelievable Elvis tribute show! Due to popular demand Scot and the boys will be rockin' GLT once again! If you've seen them before, here's your chance to experience the magic agian. If you haven't seen Scot in concert before, prepare to be thrilled by his electrifying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll!

Downtown Alive: Retro Vertigo August 15-22, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
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/

Artist:
Greenville Makers Group
3D printers, new media
www.greenvillemakens.com

Mauldin Cultural Center: West End String Band August 16, 2013

August 16  at 7:30pm

The West End String Band is an exciting new combination of musicians dedicated to playing and performing traditional bluegrass music with modern appeal. Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals, moved to the   upstate area about 20 years ago from Rutherford County, N.C.  After moving to Greenville, Charlie met his wife-  to-be Kathy. She grew up singing American traditional songs with her father in Northwestern Ohio. As a percussionist in high school, she won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for piano. After going to bluegrass jams and shows with Charlie, she decided to take up a new instrument. Her great timing and true love for the music made the bass a great choice for her. She anchors the group now with her rock solid timing and harmony    vocals. Jim, a Clemson graduate, hails from the DC area, and currently lives in Simpsonville, SC. His style, though steeped in traditional bluegrass, is versatile and creative. Jim’s voice will pull your heartstrings. Matt Purinton, of Six Mile, SC, adds his unique mandolin and deep rich baritone to the West End String Band sound.

www.reverbnation.com/westendstringband

 

Main Street Fridays: Rock and Roll Reunion August 16, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Rock and Roll Reunion:
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy the memories. Now in its 15th year in 2009, Rock and Roll Reunion has performed at hundreds of events in Upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina and northeast Georgia. Rock and Roll Reunion is available for private parties, school and family reunions, wedding receptions, festivals and all other occasions where the best in classic rock, beach and blues will add to the enjoyment.
www.rockandrollreunion.com/

AGGG: Silent Auction August 20-September 07, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is now holding a silent auction to benefit the Small Works Show in October.

Stop by the Gallery at 200 N Main Street, Greenville, to bid on your favorite piece. The Auction ends September 7th.

Reedy River Concerts: The Bent Strings August 21, 2013

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

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

Downtown Alive: Marcus King August 22, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Marcus King began playing the guitar when he was two years old; growing up surrounded by three generations of guitar players, now at the age of 16, it’s Marcus who will be leading his band to a steady rise. The Marcus King Band brings together Rock, Funk, Blues, and Jazz into a perfect melodic blend. Their influences span from the Allman Brothers Band and The Meters to Miles Davis and B.B. King. The Marcus King Band is a quartet with Brendan Williamson on Organ/Keyboards, Anthony House on Bass, louis kirk on Drums/Vocals, and Marcus King on Guitar/Lead Vocals
www.reverbnation.com/marcuskingband

Artists:
Carolina Ballet Theatre

T-shirts, season brochures, past performances, other products to purchase
carolinaballet.org
Chicora Voices
Choir information, photos, videos, audition information for new singers.
www.chicoravoices.org

Phil Garrett Booksigning: "Inside Acrylics" August 22, 2013

Greenville artist Phil Garrett will be signing copies of his new instructional book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Today's Top Artists

(F&W Media, hardcover, $29.99), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, August 22nd, from 4-6pm.

This event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments. The artists used as examples in the book are all South Carolina artists, including Jim Campbell, Glen Miller and Patti Brady, some of whom will also be attending this event.

An artist-to-artist guide to acrylics today.

Acrylics are an astoundingly versatile medium, as evidenced by the diversity of work emerging from studios around the country. This book takes you inside the studios and creative minds of nine of today's top acrylic artists as they share favorite techniques, distinctive approaches, and examples of their best work. Packed with expert advice, Inside Acrylics will help beginning and intermediate artists make the most of both traditional acrylics and their new, slow-drying cousins.

*Real-world advice from nine top acrylic artists, from the way they organize their palettes to tried and true strategies for painting in the studio, painting portraits, and painting outdoors.

*Eighteen step-by-step demonstrations of favorite techniques.

*How to use acrylic paints, gels and mediums to achieve the look of oil paints, innovations in mixed media, and effects not achievable with any other medium.

*Advice on everything from materials and color theory to varnishing and care of finished work.

Inside Acrylics contains years of hands-on experience to help up-and-coming artists make sense of all the options, save trial-and-error time, and explore the exciting possibilities of this most remarkable medium.

About the author:
Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina and the Honolulu Academy, studying with the late Gabor Peterdi. He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974 and lived and worked in the Bay Area until 1979, when he returned to South Carolina where he presently resides. He founded King Snake Press in 1998 for the production and promotion of monotypes and has worked with numerous artists from the region and elsewhere.

His work, which includes works on paper and paintings, are in public collections including the South Carolina State Museum, State of Hawaii, Greenville County Museum, and corporate and private collections in the USA, Europe, and Japan. He is represented by Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and by If Art in Columbia, SC.

Phil has completed numerous artist residences and taught painting and printmaking in venues across the USA, including The Penland School of Craft. He joined the Golden Acrylic Working Artists Program in 1999 and has lectured and taught acrylic painting in the USA, Japan, and Belgium.

If you cannot make the signing, you can reserve a personalized copy of the book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at info@fictionaddiction.com.

ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION - Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items.

Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540

Store Hours:
10am-6pm
Mon-Sat

info@fiction-addiction.com
http://www.fiction-addiction.com

Main Street Fridays: Craig Sorrells Project August 23, 2013



Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Craig Sorrells Project
The Craig Sorrells Project is a culmination of all of Craig's vast performing experiences that combines jazz, funk, reggae, soul, and traditional New Orleans second-line into one big steaming pot of musical gumbo! When asked how the band was formed Craig replied, " I remember hearing an interview with Miles Davis where he said he could only attribute his success to the musicians he surrounded himself with over the years, so I decided to get the absolute best players I know and make something happen." And make "Something" happen he did. The Craig Sorrells Project is a ensemble of the most proficient, and talented musicians around, and if Miles Davis was right then Craig has put himself in a position to be very successful.

Greg Sorrells on Facebook

Studio 220: Ric Standridge August 25-October 31, 2013

Hyatt Regency Greenville Features Greenville artist, Ric Standridge in the gallery at Studio 220

Original paintings by Ric Standridge featured on the gallery walls in beautiful Studio 220 in downtown Greenville.

Greenville, South Carolina, August 9, 2013 The shopping, dining, and entertainment hub on North Main and Beattie, NOMA Square is home to an event space called Studio 220 that the Hyatt uses to showcase the incredible talent that the Greenville art community boasts. Recently the walls were hung with the vibrant colors and lively paintings of Ric Standridge. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he has left his mark in Upstate community as the founder of South Carolina Children's Theatre and as a recruiting director for the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts. Standridge owns and operates a studio and gallery in downtown Greenville. His paintings are sought by both private and corporate collectors.

Ric’s work in Studio 220 features paintings that are loaded with color and a zeal of expression.   The collection includes the piece, “All You Need Is Love” from the Beatle’s Love Show, a live painting demonstration that was the first of its kind. Two more recent paintings are from “ROCK,” a musical inspired tribute to some of the greatest Rock songs ever written. All will be on display through the fall.

There will be a reception on Sunday, August 25th from 3-6 p.m. where patrons can appreciate his unique style and meet Ric to hear about his inspirations. When local events such as charity luncheons, wedding receptions, and reunions are held in Studio 220, guests have the added benefit of enjoying the charm and sophistication the art brings to the space.

About JHM Hotels:  JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for 40 years. The company currently owns and operates 41 hotels with over 7000 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood. For more information, visit our web site at www.jhmhotels.com.

More information about Ric can be found on www.ricstandridge.com

Artistry: Closing Reception for "What About Bob?" August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Artistry's Jennifer Lynne Ziemann has collaborated with her father, furniture maker Bob Ziemann in his debut show, creating beautifully painted Adirondack furniture!!

Special Guest Artist: Jackie Rosen Shapiro of "Another Roadside Altar"
and in their debut shows! Melinda Walker Dement and Liza LaCasse

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Reedy River Concerts: True Blues August 28, 2013

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

True Blues (Blues)
True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues". In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others.

Downtown Alive: Last Band Standing August 29, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Winners of the Last Band Standing Contest


Main Street Fridays: The Wire Dogs August 30, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

The Wire Dogs:
If you like music from the 50s, 60s and 70s then you've come to the right place. The Wiredogs believe that the best music ever came from the 50s and 60s and we enjoy playing this music for people to dance and reminisce.

Distracted Globe: Improv Shows August 30-31, 2013

It's time for the first Distracted improv of the season. You make suggestions, kick back, and let us do the work. The fun happens Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31, 10:45pm at the Warehouse Theatre, following their production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Tickets are only $5

The Players: Traysie Amick, Stephen Boatright, Rick Connor, Andy Croston, Heidi Fortune, Michele Labar, Joel Perkin, Anne Kelly Tromsness, and Jayce Tromsness

The Distracted Globe is a company of local actors dedicated to the serious work of comedy, performing at The Warehouse Theatre. We're committed to bringing affordable, accessible, high quality (and FUN!) theatre to Greenville audiences.

www.thedistractedglobe.com
E-mail: thedistractedglobe@gmail.com

SCCT: Annie September 06-22, 2013

Leapin' Lizards! Back by popular demand, Annie, Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks and that loveable mutt Sandy take center stage in one of the most beloved musicals ever. With all of the unforgettable songs and characters, this timeless story is perfect for the whole family.

September 6-22, 2013
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Main Street Fridays: Palmetto Swamp Congregation September 06, 2013



Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Palmetto Swamp Congregation
Palmetto Swamp Congregation is a band that consists of Donnie" El Don" Duncan on lead guitar, Freddie Wooten on drums, Pete Cash on bass and Wolfman Grant lead singer, rhythm guitar and blues harp player. The band pulls from all areas from blues to rock and roll and a bit of old time gospel thrown in. We want to make the people feel good about letting it all come out and to lose themselves in the sound of the music that comes from the past, future and deep in our hearts. People often say they feel like they have been moved by the music we create. so no matter what you like, you will find it with The Palmetto Swamp Congregation. Sometimes we have guest musicians fill in to keep it alive and on the edge. So our motto is you can dangle your feet in The Swamp or just jump right in. Either way you going to have a good time for all.

Indie Craft Parade! September 06-08, 2013

The Indie Craft Parade Returns!
September 6 - 8, 2013
Friday, Sept. 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Location: Huguenot Mill at the Peace Center: 101 W. Broad Street.

http://www.indiecraftparade.com/

The mission of the Indie Craft Parade  is to empower the creative community by cultivating a knowledge and respect of handcrafted goods while providing valuable resources to independent artists.

AGGG: Laura Buoxo September 06-October 03, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces Featured Artist, Laura Buxo
Opening Reception with the Artist, September 6, 6-9 pm

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce the September Featured Artist, Laura Buxo. An Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville member, Laura Buxo's one-woman show is titled “Daily Paintings.” You will find that Laura's paintings are both light hearted and energetic. Ms. Buxo stated, “producing a small painting every day gives me the opportunity to be creative with subject, color and style. Several of my small paintings have naturally inspired larger paintings.” Laura's daily paintings are 6"x 6" oil on panel.

Jim Gorman's "Off the Wall" Art Sale September 06-21, 2013

Jim Gorman’s “Off the Wall” art sale during First Fridays
All Jim Gorman’s original 2-dimensional work is on sale: acrylic paintings, multi-process mono-prints, watercolors and drawings, photography.

25–40% off original prices

Gorman Studios, 12A Lois Av. Just off Pendleton St
Village of West Greenville
864-373-4403

jimgormanart@icloud.com
www.jimgormanart.com


If you can’t make it, the sale will continue in two weeks:
Sept 20 noon-8pm
Sept 21 noon-5pm

First Fridays in the Village! September 06, 2013

A lot is happening during First Fridays in The Village!

Art
Musicians
Food
Beer and Wine

The galleries and most studios will be open including the new Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville.  Be sure to visit their exhibit Sourcing New Mentors: Clemson Art Alumnae Educating the Upstate featuring artists Marty Epp-Carter, Michael Marks, Zane Logan and Elizabeth Snipes.

The Asada food truck and Naked Pasta will both be serving amazing food!
Naked Pasta will be set up in their shop and outside selling hot food, beer and wine.

Wasted Wine will be performing next door to Naked Pasta and David Boles on the steel drum will be performing outside of the soon to be Mac Arnold's restaurant.

A great night to come out to The Village!

1200 block of Pendleton Street.

The Artistry: Harlan Lovestone September 06-30, 2013

THE ARTISTRY GALLERY & WORKSHOPS:

(Preview Opening Thursday 6-9) and open Friday 6-9, for First Fridays:

"Glory, Glory & Hallelujah"
September 5th - 30th, 2013

Triumphant new works by Harlan Lovestone

The Artistry Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

ArtistryGallery@gmail.com
(864) 982-2087
Gallery Hours 1-5pm Fridays or by Appointment

T.L. Norris Gallery: Richard Baker September 06-14, 2013

Last chance to see Richard Baker’s Blue Ridge Bounty, A Landscape Show.
August 9 - September 14


The exhibit features a series of work created by Richard depicting landscape views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Richard Baker is a painter now based in Saluda, NC.  An entirely self-taught artist, most of Richard’s works are landscape paintings (acrylics, watercolors, but mainly oils), although he does paint the occasional portrait. He says his inspiration comes from places he’s seen. “I study a potential location over many months to pick the right light to capture it,” he says. “I use drawing, oil studies, and photographs…”

T.L. Norris Gallery is located at 1 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC, 29609. For more information, please visit www.tlnorrisgallery.com or call the gallery at (864) 991-8645.

Riverworks Gallery: Jane Nodine September 06-19, 2013

RIVERWORKS Gallery

Hours:
1-5 PM Wednesday - Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday


September 6, Artist’s Reception, 6-9 PM

Jane Nodine - Thermal Response
Jane Nodine’s encaustic paintings in Thermal Response ebb and flow through conventional descriptions of painting and relief sculpture just as the encaustic medium itself flows onto and across her surfaces. Nodine, in the tradition of ancient Egyptian mummy paintings, utilizes heat, beeswax, and contemporary technology to fossilize memories and traces of thoughts. Like amber, Thermal Response reverently preserves a single moment, image, thought.

Nodine both constructs and excavates as she composes. She often begins with metal pieces that over time and with moisture leave an iron oxide print or photogram on the initial surface. Then she layers beeswax laced with resin on top utilizing a torch to shape the flow. These layers can be carved, scratched and then topped with more layers of encaustic concluding with a final polish. The surfaces of Thermal Response remember their viscous beginnings and invite us to reverse the process and excavate the layers retracing the marks, the flow.

Thermal Response is a single exhibition on view in two Greenville Technical College locations, Riverworks Gallery in downtown Greenville and in the Visual and Performing Arts Department galleries on the Greer Campus. Jane Nodine will give a gallery talk at the Greer Campus on Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Jane Allen Nodine is Assistant Chair of Fine Arts and Communication Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate and director of the Curtis R. Harley Gallery. Prior to joining the University, she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company. Nodine’s work is included in numerous collections including the Medical University of South Carolina, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Stadtsparkasse Bank-Germany, and the South Carolina State Art Collection. Jane's career spans several decades, and in 1999, she was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the One Hundred Most Significant Artists in South Carolina During the 20th Century.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: Faye Jones September 06, 2013

First Fridays
Les Beaux Arts Gallery presents the paintings of artist, Faye Jones

September 6th from 6-9pm
Les Beaux Arts Gallery is located at 1239 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville:

La Dolce Vita: Learn to Re-purpose old Furniture! September 09-14, 2013

Another Workshop at Artistry Workshops And Gallery, September 14th!

Please join Jennifer Lynne Ziemann for an Expanding Heart and Spirit workshop called 'La Dolce Vita'.  In this workshop you will learn how to recreate and re-purpose old furniture into beautiful pieces of art while exploring how to live a more full life of joy.  Registration Deadline is September 9th. Please see the attached flier and registration form.Maximum of 10 students per class so save your place!  Feel free to call 864-436-1875 or email peaceatlast.z@gmail.com for more information.

864-436-1875peaceatlast.z@gmail.com
http://www.theartistrygallery.com/jennifer-lynne-ziemann.html


La Dolce Vita Registration form2

Elizabeth Harper Stone Gallery: Abstract Invitational September 12-27, 2013

Presbyterian College
Elizabeth Harper Stone Gallery
Harper Center for the Arts

Abstract Invitational
A collection of abstract paintings and sculptures featuring artists from teh piedmont area of North and South Carolina:

Daniel Bare, Martyn Bouskila, Robert Levin, Christopher Rico,
Felicia van Bork, Linda Hudgins, Dale McIntire, Valerie Zimany

September 12th - November 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-7pm

Gallery Hours: 12-5 Wed-Sat, excluding holidays
864-833-8635
www.presby.edu/art

GLT: The Marvelous Wonderettes September 13-28, 2013

The Marvelous Wonderettes
A Hit Pop-Musical Revue

An upstate premier of the smash off-Broadway hit musical! The Wonderettes are 4 girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to such hit songs as "Rescue Me," "Leader of the Pack," "It's My Party," and many more.

September 13th - 28th

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.

Main Street Fridays: Encore September 13, 2013

Main Street Fridays






This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.







Encore


Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville, SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
www.encoreband.net/



Centre Stage: Brian S. Kelley's Fine Art Photography September 13-November 18, 2013

Fine Art Photography By Brian S. Kelley
September 13 – November 18, 2013

Opening Reception: September 13th, 2013
6:30 - 9:00 at Centre Stage


501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

MAC: Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers September 13-October 11, 2013

Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers
Stop by the MAC gallery at 16 Augusta to check out our most recent exhibit featuring paintings by Lisa Lagrone, ceramics by Sharon Campbell, and wood sculpture by Tom Flowers! Up through October 11th.
Gallery Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception:
September 27th
6:30 - 9:30pm
Lisa Lagrone:
I enjoy watching colors dance together to create interesting backgrounds. In my painting process, I like that I will not know what the finished piece will be until the background is set.  It is then that I determine what the finished piece will be and I will use soft body acrylics to paint realistic elements to complete the painting. The Final painting can be so unexpected but always enjoyable to view.  I paint landscapes, florals and animals. My medium is fluid acrylics, soft body acrylics and inks on paper, board and canvas.

Sharon Campbell: For decades, I have worked with clay, beginning as a studio assistant at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Not surprisingly, after mixing hundreds of pounds of clay a week, I hoped I would never have to touch it again. However, things didn’t work out that way and I have taught ceramics, art history, and drawing at a number of schools and colleges. I am still astonished to find myself in Greenville, SC where I moved in the 1970s when a job came available. Since then I have continued to work with clay and, happily, learned to love its response and resistance. Each piece is a different mystery, a different journey, a different search. I really like mysteries and the potential for surprise (good or bad) in each work.

Tom Flowers: First of all I am an artist. I have a passion for life and nature, and I express it through my art. I paint and I sculpt. I observe as much as I can see, and I am always looking for things or visions that I can use effectively in my art work. I work on something visual every day; either sketching or painting a watercolor in my sketchbook, chipping away at a current sculpture project, or putting paint on canvas or paper. Life is always a learning experience for me.

AGGG: "Never Forget" by Lauren Hill September 17-27, 2013

"Never Forget"
A solo exhibition featuring the work of Lauren Hill

September 3 - September 27, 2013
Artist's Guild Gallery of Spartanburg
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Monday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6 to 8 pm

For more information, visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
or laurenhillstudio.com

Warehouse Theatre:The Tempest September 18-November 02, 2013

The Tempest

Oct. 18-20, 24-27, 31, Nov. 1-2

By: William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s final play follows the journey of Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, as he is tossed between revenge and forgiveness. While his personal storm rages within, another storm wracks the sea - ultimately bringing together the forces of love, family, redemption, and

Center Stage: "Lend Me a Tenor" September 19-November 14, 2013

Lend Me a Tenor
By: Ken Ludwig

Set in 1934, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation is primed to appear for one night only as Otello. He arrives late and through a hilarious series of mishaps passes out and our protagonist, the mild mannered Max, must go on in Il Stupendo's stead. This madcap screwball comedy will leave you teary-eyed with laughter!

September 19th - November 14th 2013

501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org
information@centrestage.org
864-233-6733

Mauldin Cultural Center: Underhill Rose September 20, 2013

September 20 -  7:30pm

The incomparable harmony of their soaring, sultry vocals, prolific lyrics and unique fusion of Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and roots music makeup the “heartfelt country soul” Underhill Rose has become known for. The Asheville, N.C. based trio is led by Eleanor Underhill, an accomplished lyricist and banjo picker with an alluring, smoky voice and Molly Rose, the powerful songstress with a soaring vocal range and dazzling stage presence. The addition of bass player Salley Williamson produces an impressive third harmony to this lovely trinity. Their unmatched sound is captured on their self-titled, debut CD.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/underhill-rose/

Main Street Fridays: Earsight September 20, 2013

Main Street FridaysThis weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013;featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.




Earsight


In 2011, jazz guitarist Adam Knight set out to form a high-energy, organ-based funk/jazz project. With the help of some of the Upstate’s finest jazz musicians and a collective vision, Earsight was formed. Combining funk, straight-ahead jazz, soul, and New Orleans flavor, Earsight produces intoxicating, danceable grooves, reminiscent of bands like Soulive, Galactic, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Earsight is Adam Knight (guitar), Will Sinclair (Hammond Organ), Tim Blackwell (drums), and Tom Wright (alto saxophone). Members of Earsight have been involved in various successful projects over the years, performing at the Bonnaroo festival and opening for influential artists like Maceo Parker, Robert Randolph, and Wynton Marsalis. Currently, Earsight is writing, recording, and performing at festivals and venues in the Southeast.



Centre Stage: "Unnecessary Farce" September 21-November 16, 2013

Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith

A cheap hotel room, two cops, three crooks, and eight doors combine with a whole lot of lies and videotape and even a little sex appeal to create this smash hit of non-stop laughter! You'll be laughing withing the first 60 seconds and good luck catching your breath for the next two hours!

September 21st - November 16th

501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org
information@centrestage.org
864-233-6733

GSO: And the Winner Is... September 21-22, 2013

Saturday September 21st - 8pm
Sunday September 22nd - 3pm

Piano Concerto: To be announced and performed by the Van Cliburn Medalist.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra opens their 66th concert season with the thrilling discovery of a new, rising virtuoso who will be named at the prestigious 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and look forward to his or her choice of Piano Concerto to be played with the GSO. The program ends with the ecstatic bacchanalia of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony which Beethoven himself considered one of his best works.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

 

Foothills Philharmonic: "Stories of Love" September 21, 2013

“Stories of Love”
Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013 - 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. 


GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Sketching in the Galleries" September 22, 2013

Sketching in the Galleries:


Learn more about the techniques used by artists during this sketching demonstration by professional artist Christian Laurel. Pencils and sketchpads are provided if you'd like to sketch along, or you can simply observe and learn.


Greenville County Museum of Art

www.gcma.org


All events are free and presented by Duke Energy


Main Street Fridays: The China Bulls September 27, 2013


 Main Street FridaysThis weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.






The China Bulls:
The China Bulls, like bulls in a china shop, create contrast and dynamics in everything - from their unique instrumentation, to a song selection covering all genres, they entertain adaptivly for the venue and audience. Vivid contrast draws the crowd in before opening the gates for a wild ride.
www.facebook.com/chinabulls#!/chinabulls



White Whale Studios: Artsy Autumn Evening September 27, 2013

Artsy Autumn Evening: A Night of Fine Art, Floral Design, & The ThoroughFare Food Truck!

Friday, Sept 27th, 6-10pm
at the White Whale Studios & Gallery
401 Smythe St. Greenville, SC 29611

www.whitewhalestudios.com

Featured Artists:
Craig King ~  Diana Farfan ~ Emily Jeffords ~ Jacki Newell ~ Jason Waggoner ~ Julie Dodds ~ Kate Landishaw ~ Patti Brady

 

MAC:Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers September 27, 2013

Join us for an artist reception featuring paintings by Lisa Lagrone, ceramics by Sharon Campbell, and wood sculpture by Tom Flowers.

Friday, September 27th from 6:30-9:00pm

Wine and snacks provided

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Peace Center: Alabama September 27, 2013

Alabama: Back to Bowery Tour
Show Dates
Friday, Sep 27, 2013 8:00 PM

With a career to date that has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 43 #1 singles and over 73 million records sold, Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 country music "Entertainer of the Year" honors, 2 Grammys, 2 People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The band received the Academy of Country music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011. Members Randy Owens, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook all hail from Ft. Payne, Alabama and have enjoyed 40 years of unprecedented success.

Opening Act: Levi Lowrey is a singer-songwriter from Dacula, Georgia. Levi has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner, and as the supporting act for well-known names including Zac Brown Band.  Estimated running time:
Opening Act - 30 minutes
Intermission - 30 minutes
Alabama - 1 hour, 30 minutes


www.thealabamaband.com

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Music in the Galleries" September 29, 2013

Music in the Galleries:


Consider the relationship between art and music. Join composers Braxton Ballew and Sarah Black and hear for yourself how music can be created in response to visual art.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Anderson Arts Center: An Elegance of Form September 30-November 01, 2013

An Elegance of Form
Featuring the artwork of Zan Wells and Hilary Jernigan

September 27 - November 1

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625

864-222-2787
www.andersonarts.org

Gallery Hours:
9:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday

The Woodlands: Bryan Bustard October 01-31, 2013

Bryan Bustard will have 25 full size paintings showing at the Woodlands at Furman  throughout the month of October.

There will be a variety of works on display.
Artist talk: Thursday, October 10 at 4pm

The Woodlands at Furman (adjacent to Furman University)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617

864-371-3100

Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series October 01, 2013

The opening concert of the Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. A reception will follow the event.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

Hosted by Furman music professor Laura Kennedy, this 90-minute recital will present the music of Benjamin Britten, Gabriel Fauré, Morton Gould, Darius Milhaud, Miles Davis and Eddie Harris.

Eighteen faculty members will present selections including “Songs from the Chinese,” Fauré’s Piano Trio, op. 120, “Benny’s Gig,” “Catalogue des Fleurs,” and jazz numbers, “So What” and “Freedom Jazz Dance.”

Kennedy joined the Furman faculty in 2012. She is a musicologist specializing in twentieth-century music and Russian studies. Born in Michigan, Kennedy moved to the island of Guernsey (Great Britain) as a teenager, where she studied under faculty from the Royal College of Music in London, and attended music courses at Oxford University. She holds a bachelor’s in music from Wheaton and a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Michigan. Kennedy's research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia and Rackham Humanities Research and Dissertation Fellowships.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

Peace Center: The Little Engine that Could... October 01-03, 2013

Show Dates
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

“I Think I Can, I Think I Can” are words that joyfully resonate in the hearts of children everywhere.  This inspiring and feel-good musical brings to life a new story based on the beloved children’s tale of obstacles overcome and new friendships forged.

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Values and Music

ArtsPower production

Tickets $9

Gunter Theatre
http://www.peacecenter.org/pop/2014/engine

Hamton III Gallery: Glen Miller October 03-November 09, 2013

Hampton III Gallery presents
Glen Miller
"The Nature of Things"

October 3 - November 9

Opening: Thursday, October 3, 7-9
Artist's Talk: 8:00pm

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, October 19, 11-noon

3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5
Saturday 10 -5
864-268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Art&Light: Kent Ambler October 03-18, 2013

It's a big annual event and it's here.  Kent Ambler's 2nd Annual Block Party for only 15 days...hand selected, hand carved block wood blocks from Kent's retired wood cut collection.  We're open tomorrow through Friday (10-5) and Saturday (10-3). It's a great selection - you will love them!

GALLERY HOURS|:
Tuesday – Friday (10am-5pm)
Saturday (10am-3pm)

Feel Free to give us a call 864-363-8172

4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

OCA Mauldin: Jean Calvert & Co October 04, 2013

Jean Calvert & Co. To Perform Free Jazz Concert In Mauldin on October 4

The last concert of 2013 at the Mauldin Cultural Center will take place Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm. Jean Calvert & Co. will perform a free concert as a part of the Railroad Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public and will be held in the Outdoor Amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair/blanket, coolers are welcome (no alcohol).

Since moving back to Greenville in 1991, Jean has been active in the regional music scene and has had the good fortune to work with some very talented musicians who have continued to educate, shape and mold her. Her commitment to jazz goes to performance, education, preservation, and the expansion of the jazz audience has made her a staple in the Upstate music scene and a highly regarded singer. Come on out as she sings some of your favorites from the Great American Songbook!

This concert is presented by the Mauldin Cultural Council and is supported by a grant 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.

T.L Norris Gallery: Paul Kelley Solo Show October 04-19, 2013

Paul Kelley Solo Show: Under A Crescent Moon

Through October 19

Join us at the gallery to view a series of work created by realist painter, Paul Kelley. His work focuses on realistic displays of the female form in a common place setting.

Kelley, a native of Nova Scotia, has dreamed of becoming an artist since childhood. Now a veteran of his craft, Paul Kelley has been painting for decades. “Each realistic painting is the result of hundreds of hours of work involving the careful manipulation of light and form, color and composition, to create an image which is passionate and alluring. Whether the subject is marine art or a young woman in high heels, the result is a balanced image which is both powerful, yet serene and mysterious, yet inviting. Whether or not the piece is sensual art by subject, the result is a painting which is sensuous art in its essential form,” says Kelley of his work.

1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

AGGG: Small Works Exhibit October 04-31, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of  Greenville is pleased to host the Third Annual Juried Small Works Exhibit. 

Our esteemed juror is Diane Hopkins-Hughs with over 30 years of experience as a multi media artist and teacher. 

Artists from across the country have put their talents to work creating incredible art on a "smaller" scale, with  each piece being no larger than 12 by 12 inches in size.  

Join us in welcoming these wonderful artists to AGGG this October. 

The Awards Ceremony ll be held at 7pm during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 4, 6-9 pm.  Come and see who the winners are and enjoy a great time at the reception with us.  Maybe you'll be inspired for next year's exhibit, if you dare....

Henderson Gallery: First Fridays October 04, 2013

The Henderson Art Gallery
123B S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville, SC
(Across from the Westin Poinsett)


Look for the glass enclosure next to the Italian restaurant))

First Fridays starts at 6:00 p.m.  Join us for great food and beverages. 

Meet the artists and explore our wonderful gallery.

Register for next month’s artist drawing.

Taylors Art Group: First Fridays October 04, 2013

6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, October, 4th

Allison Anne Brown
Bryan Hiott Studio
Doug Young Studios
Mobili Farm Tables
Skiver Book Craft Studio
The Charmed Nest
The William Felton School of Crafts

Located in the former Southern Bleachery Mill

250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC

The Ward Artist Studios: Grand Opening October 04, 2013

The Ward Artist Studios presents their Grand Opening!

Tour the studios of the Women of the WARD

Rebecca Romanek Johnson ~ Kay Larch ~ Christina Laurel
~Sunny Mullarkey McGowan ~ April Ortiz ~ Suzanne Vitti
Friday, October 4th from 6:00-10:00

110 Wardlaw Street
in Downtown Greenville's West End

 

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Family Art Adventure" October 06, 2013

Family Art Adventure:


Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Wizards of Pop by creating a pop-up creation of your own! Make time to explore the amazing pop-up illustrations by artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Joseph Fettingis Watercolor Workshop October 08-11, 2013

Back by popular demand!
We are thrilled to welcome Joe back to Greenville for another workshop.
Come join other creative people to learn something new!
You will work on a variety of subject matter: people, animals & landscapes.


Greenville, South Carolina


October 8-11, 2013


Tuesday-Friday


9am-4pm


This workshop is designed to help you learn:
How to understand & work with colors & values
How to control the moisture on your brush & on your paper
How to glaze the colors
How to move the colors to create balance & movement
How to design your composition
. . . and SO MUCH MORE!


Join us in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina to laugh, learn & be inspired!


Fran, Judy & Pat
Three Artists Workshops


Please open the enclosed Fettingis2013Flyer4
for more information about the artist and the workshop.

Centre Stage: New Play Festival October 08-10, 2013

October 7-10, 2013

Mon – Thurs., all shows at 7pm

Free and open to the public

Join Center Stage for their 11th anniversary of our New Play Festival.  Over 200 submissions and the top three finalists are chosen for you to experience in a staged reading during our festival week.  Come and join us to hear some of the newest voices in the American Theatre.  Our playwright-in-residence this year is Jeffrey Sweet.

This season’s festival includes:

·         Mon: Sorrow’s End by Nathan Lachenmeyer

·         Tues: Golden by Peter Manos

·         Wed: Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn by Dean Poynor

·         Thurs: You Only Shoot The Ones You Love, written and performed
by Jeffrey  Sweet

This program has been made possible, in part, by Metropolitan Arts Council, TD Bank, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC and the Greenville News.  

2nd Stage: Once Upon a Wolf October 11-13, 2013

Oct. 11- 13- SCCT’s 2nd STAGE presents: ONCE UPON A WOLF

At SCCT headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

Woodlands Gallery: Bryan Bustard October 11-31, 2013

The work will be on display for the month of October.

The Woodlands at Furman (adjacent to Furman University)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
864-371-3100

Those using their GPS may need to enter in 42 Old Roe Ford Road as the address. http://www.thewoodlandsatfurman.org/main/contact/googlemapdrivingdirections.aspx

GSO: Meaningful Melodies October 12, 2013

GSO Spotlight Series
Meaningful Melodies

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. Oct 12
2pm & 7pm

Erwin Schulhoff
Divertissement for Bassoon,
Oboe and Clarinet
Ellis B. Kohs Night Watch,
A Dialog for Flute, Horn
and Kettledrums
Andrea Clearfield Body of
a Woman (from Three
Songs for Oboe and
Double Bass after Poems
of Pablo Neruda)
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet in F

Discover the inspiration behind each beautiful piece as told by GSO principal musicians in our firs Spotlight Series concert.

 

Bead Makers Retreat at Camp Greystone October 12-13, 2013

Hello fellow beaders!

I have had quite the late summer and early fall!!!  I have booked Camp Greystone’s Bead Hut for the weekend of October 12-13 for a retreat and have not taken the time to tell any of you about it!  I know this is a very late date but thought I would get this out to you and see if we can put something together.  Here are the details for anyone who has not yet joined me at Greystone –

Retreats are an open forum for sharing and practice with other bead makers.  One technique taught each morning with assistance and support provided.  The balance of the time is for problem-solving and sharing.  Cost - $150.00 per person including all materials and use of tools. Timing will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Camp Greystone is located in Tuxedo, NC which just south of Hendersonville (10 minutes).  It is a beautiful location and the studio is well-fitted with 20 torches!!!

I will wait to hear from those who can attend to determine the techniques we will cover each morning.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Kimberley Adams
828/280-3944
beadtyc1@bellsouth.net

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Art is History" October 13, 2013

Art is History:


Listen to the inspiring story of the enslaved artisan David Drake as told through his pottery and through the work of other artists. Join in this guided tour and conversation and consider untold stories of slaves living in America before the Civil War.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Centre Stage: Freud's Last Session October 15-29, 2013

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Freud's Last Session
by Mark St. Germain

October 15th, 22nd, and 29th 2013

Freud's Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life. Deeply touching and filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Peace Center: The James Hunter Six October 15, 2013

Show Dates

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 7:30 PM

With his last two albums, James Hunter delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues #1's, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY times to USA Today.

His newest album, Minute By Minute, is the first album credited to The James Hunter Six.

Tickets: $50

www.JamesHunterMusic.com
http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/hunt

Jennifer Lynn Ziemann: Healing Art Course October 15-November 13, 2013

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio is offering a four week art session for women beginning October 23rd through November 13th 6:30-8:30, $80.00 for entire session!  Registration deadline is October 15th, limited space so register soon.  Please see flier below and attached registration form for details.

Feel free to email/rsvp me at peaceatlast.z@gmail.com or call at 864-436-1875.
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann
https://www.facebook.com/expandingheartandspirit

Find Out More!

(864)436-1875

The Peace Center: War Horse October 17-20, 2013

A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. When Joey is sold to the calvary and shipped away, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness currently playing to packed houses around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets, created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that brings to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

October 17 - 20th, 2013

Warhorseonstage.com
www.peacecenter.org
864.467.3000
800.888.7768

GSO: Oktoberfest October 18-20, 2013

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Oktoberfest
Amy Yang, Bassoon

Friday Oct, 18 - 8pm
Saturday Oct, 19 - 8pm
Sunday Oct, 20 - 3pm

Bach Suite No. 3, BMW 1068,
D major
Weber Bassoon Concerto,
J. 127, Op. 75, F major
Mendelssohn  A Midsummer
Night's Dream, Incidental Music
Brahms Hungarian Dances,
Nos. 2, 7, and 5

What do you get when you combine a popular German-themed concert with a free beer tasting? Why the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra's annual Oktoberfest, that's what! Rollick to the festive sounds of the Oktoberfest featuring the GSO's Principal Bassoonist Amy Yang, who will shine in Weber's vigorous and exuberant Bassoon Concerto.

The Gunter Theatre

Warehouse Theatre: "The Tempest" October 18-November 02, 2013

The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Robert Richmond
Sponsored by: Claire & Joe Blake, Northwestern Mutual

One of Shakespeare's final plays follows the journey of Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, as he is tossed between revenge, forgiveness and the price of power. While his personal storm rages within, another storm racks the sea - ultimately bringing together the forces of love, family, redemption, and reconciliation in this dark and atmospheric treatment of one of Shakespeare's classics.

T.L. Norris: One Year Anniversary Celebration! October 18, 2013

Gallery ONE Year Anniversary Celebration

Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

T.L. Norris Gallery is turning one! Join us at the gallery for a celebratory event with champagne and live music. All guests will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a bottle of wine. This will be a pARTy you won't want to miss!

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Art & Light: Pop-Up Gallery event October 18-26, 2013

Art & Light's first ever Pop-Up Gallery event will be Friday, October 18 (10-5) and Saturday, October 19 (10-4) as well as Friday, October 25 (10-5) and Saturday, October 26 (10-4).

The event will be held at 10 E. Lewis Plaza in the historic Lewis Plaza behind Well's Fargo bank, Greenville, S.C. 29605

(Turn between Dollar General Store and Wells Fargo Bank sign - the space is on the back side of the Lewis Plaza.)

"World's Apart" features Ann Bogenrief, Garland Mattox and McKenzie Dove - three newcomers to Art & Light!

For more details call Teresa Roche, 864-363-8172 or see the Art & Light Blog   www.artandlightgallery.com

Real Estate Gallery: George Lee October 18-December 31, 2013

Main Street Real Estate Gallery and Coldwell Banker Caine presents
Greenville Photographer George Lee.

Join them for the artist's opening reception including wine & cheese and a viewing of George's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

October 1 - December 31
Thursday, October 24
From 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

428 S. Main Street, Greenville

George Lee
12 Overlook Court
Greenville, SC 29609
864.420.4078
george@georgeleefineart.com

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Antiques, Fine Art & Design" October 20, 2013

Antiques, Fine Art & Design:


Browse the wares of 26 dealers from across the country, exhibiting the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Southeast. Savor delicious Southern hospitality with an elegant dessert and a piping hot cup of coffee in the afternoon.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

GLT: Walking Across Egypt October 25-November 10, 2013

Walking Across Egypt
Inspirational southern comedy

October 25 - November 10

A new play adapted from the bestselling novel by Clyde Edgerton. This heartwarming and beautiful story will restore your faith in mankind while proving that you're never too old to be needed and never too lost to be found. A funny and uplifting story for everyone.

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.

CBT: Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures October 25-27, 2013

Artistic Director, Hernan Justo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013
TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre

carolinaballet.org

T.L. Norris Gallery:Jeanne Leemon October 25-November 16, 2013

A Classic Perspective, featuring the works of Jeanne Leemon

October 25 - November 16

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

T.L. Norris Gallery will display pieces from several bodies of work by Jeanne Leemon that depict various still life scenes and landscapes featuring serene lakes and dramatic skies. A self-taught, multi-faceted artist, Jeanne Leemon paints still-life, figures, and landscapes in both oil and pastel. “The inspiration for my paintings usually originates with various combinations of colors, shapes, textures, or reflections; however, ultimately it is the light that makes the subject come alive for me. Depicting this light is the most rewarding part of the painting process for me.” Please join us at the gallery for this captivating show.

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Greenville Chorale: From Broadway with Love October 26, 2013

The Greenville Chorale Presents: From Broadway with Love

Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Peace Center
8:00PM

Back by popular demand, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop will be joined by soloists, the Greenville Chorale, and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a program of great love songs by masters of Broadway musicals. "All things you are" - "Where or When" - "Blue Moon" - "Lets do it, let's fall in love" - "Night and Day", and many more timeless, romantic songs.

Ticket holders will receive 10% off dinner at any Table 301 restaurant (Deveraux's, Nose Dive, The Lazy Goat, Soby's, Passerele Bistro) Offer not valid with other promotions. Offer valid day of show only.

A Walk Within: Photography + Writing workshop October 26, 2013

A Walk Within: Fall into Inspiration at Boxwood Manor

No matter where you are on your photography journey, historic Boxwood Manor in Pendleton, South Carolina will offer inspiration. Spend Saturday, October 26th roaming the grounds and exploring the interior of this renovated farm under the guidance of photographer Polly Gaillard and author Heather Marshall. Whether you are a beginner writer or photographer, someone seeking to re-invigorate a hobby or take a professional practice to the next level, this day-long retreat will offer you fresh tools and ideas on how tradition, nature, photography and writing can intersect and inspire.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 10am until 4pm
Place: Boxwood Manor, Pendleton, SC

http://www.theboxwoodmanor.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boxwood-Manor/105388z

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Jazz in the Galleries" October 27, 2013

Jazz in the Galleries:


Plan the perfect Sunday afternoon at the GCMA. Wander the galleries and take in the art, then relax to the smooth sounds of jazz duo Scotch & Soda, featuring vocals, trumpet, and keyboard.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Warehouse Theatre: Viva Les Divas! October 27, 2013

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
SERIES
Things That Go Bump In the Night
Sunday, October 27 @ 8pm

Moonlight, firesides, and spells of love. Autumn is upon us, and the Divas have put together a show that tips its hat to Halloween and all things spellbinding.
Join Viva les Divas for a spooky evening of love songs, jazz standards and those oh-so-wailin' blues.

We're excited to partner with The Warehouse Theatre this year for a series of Sunday evening performances.

October 27 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Coming in December

December 8 - Jingle Jazz

It's entertaining, it's informative, it's live music at its best. To get your tickets today call The Warehouse Theatre box office at (864) 235-6948 or go to their website:  www.warehousetheatre.com.

Clemson: Diana Farfán October 29, 2013

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY celebrates the HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH with LECTURE SERIES.
You are cordially invited to attend our last guest lecturer: artist Diana Farfán.
Tuesday, Oct 29. 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
KINARD 301. Parkway Drive, Clemson 29634. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

"The Dream Life of Broken Toys: A Ceramic Journey"

The figurative sculpture of Diana Farfán is known for its whimsical and thought-provoking puppets, dolls, marionettes, and toys. With this repertoire of popular child icons, Farfán creates dramatic-poetic narratives about social and political issues that identify the current human condition.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: Peggy Nunn November 01-December 01, 2013

Peggy Nunn:
Award-winning Columbian artist working in watercolors and encaustic (hot wax) to create vibrant abstract works, Peggy Nunn is the featured artist for the month of November 2013 at Greenville's Les Beaux Arts Gallery.

Stop in on First Friday, Nov. 1 from 6:00-9:00pm to meet the artists and see more of these beautiful creations.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery
1239 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC
(864)-269-0555

Skivers Book Craft Studio: David and Cherith Cochran November 01, 2013

SKIVERS BOOK CRAFT STUDIO LLC
& Blue Door Specialties
250 Mill Street, Suite #5
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone 864.991.8711
Fax 864.991.8713
www.SkiversStudio.com

Open 6pm-9pm

8 Artists      52 works on Exhibit

FEATURED ARTISTS THIS MONTH:  David Cochran and Cherith Leidigh Cochran

David Cochran is a wildlife artist from Liberty SC who enjoys creating strong images of animals by exaggerating color and using non-traditional materials.  David has experience with animals from studying Fish and Wildlife Biology at Tri County Technical College and being a Taxidermist for several years. Both stretched deer skins and traditional supports are used for David’s art pieces.  His paintings on deer skin are laced between mountain laurel branches to physically incorporate elements of nature with the art piece itself.  David primarily paints with acrylic. David graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Studio Art. Recently David won the Best of Show for his artwork at the Surrey Community College Taxidermy Conference in Surrey, NC.

He is available for commission work.


Cherith Leidigh Cochran is a fine artist and art teacher who lives in Liberty SC.  She was born and raised in Montana, and the experiences that she had there greatly influence her work. In May of this year, Cheith graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Bob Jones University.  Cherith has acquired merit awards for her art at both the Bob Jones University mid-year competition and the annual juried art show in Anderson. People are Cherith’s favorite subject because she enjoys the challenge of capturing emotion and personality in each portrait. Although she prefers to work in oils, Cherith also uses pastels and acrylic.  She is available for commission work and art lessons.

Henderson Gallery: Open Studios/First Fridays November 01, 2013

Join the Henderson Gallery for Open Studios and First Fridays!
Artists: Joe McKinney, Robert Havens, Jane Woodward, Dori Baumwart, Linda Pryor

Friday, November 1 from 6-9pm

123B S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

AGGG: 6th Anniversary Party November 01, 2013

While walking along Main Street, Greenville, SC., an idea for a cooperative art gallery was born. "With such a beautiful setting and an abundance of talented artists, it was a natural fit," stated Laura Buxo, creator and founder of the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. Starting with 18 local artists in November 2007, the Gallery has been open seven days per week with permanent display space for each Member Artist. Each month a different local Guest Artist is highlighted on one of the premiere walls with a meet-the-artist reception. Thousands of dollars have been raised by the Gallery at charity events for the American Heart Association, Greenville Humane Society, American Red Cross and Foothills Search and Rescue. The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville also dedicates a wall for local student artists to display their art at no cost. During the past three years, the Gallery has developed and hosted a Juried Small Works Show with entries coming from several states.

The public is welcome to the Artists Guild Gallery's 6-year Anniversary celebration Friday November 1st from 6pm to 9pm with a special unveiling of a commissioned portrait by member artist Diarmuid Kelly at 7pm.

Meet the artists Friday, November 1st
6-9pm

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Riverworks: Sara Schneckloth November 01-December 01, 2013

Sara Schneckloth: Making Mark
Dates: October 24 - December 1, 2013
Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-9pm
Hours: 1-5pm Wednesday - Sunday

300 River Street, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-0679

Sara Schneckloth; Making Mark defies definition.  Is Schneckloth’s view microscopic or panoramic?  Is she making marks with evaporating watercolor puddles?  Are her images scientific or imaginary?  Is she constructing a drawing by layering elements much like a sculpture might be built?  Yes, yes, yes and yes. As Schneckloth defies definition, she simultaneously honors tradition by constructing her drawings within a traditional pristine white-space window.  Her sense of place warms her drawings with memories.  The viewer can feel the warmth of the sun on the stone walls she helped restore in France and the daily alteration of the stacks of construction materials outside her west view window in Brooklyn. She is recording the panoramic landscape with the intimacy of the microscopic. By utilizing her own personal marks and materials she transcribes the record of the view to the tactile memory of the view.

Schneckloth employs graphite, watercolor, colored pencils, wax, ink, and charcoal to weave the images of Making Mark.  She empowers the unframed drawings with immediacy by suspending them from the wall.  Addressing her process, Schneckloth says, “Material layers build dimensionally on the page, as each element is chosen and placed for overall integrity… Taken together, these drawings envision and question the relationships between our bodies and the structures that contain them.”  She invites Making Mark viewers to share her memories as they enjoy unraveling her marks and making their own inquiries.

Schneckloth has shown in over fifty exhibitions throughout the US, South Africa, and France, including the South Carolina Biennial, the Wisconsin Triennial, the Columbus Biennial, Drawing Beyond at the Princeton Arts Council, the Florida Experimental Film Festival, Soho20 Chelsea, and in numerous university galleries.  Her essays on drawing and embodiment have appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, Visual Communications Quarterly, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual.  Schneckloth holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa, and Columbia, SC.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina.

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.

Greenville Open Studios November 01-03, 2013

Join us for Greenville's premier weekend for the visual arts. This year 124 artists will open their studios to the public.

November 2nd and 3rd. Select studios are open November 1st from 6-9pm. Go to the Open Studios App to see the list.
Saturday, November 2nd: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 3rd: 12:00PM - 6:00PM

The event is free... check out our maps and create your own self-guided tour. GREENVILLE OPEN STUDIOS

GSO: Fantastic Symphony November 02-03, 2013

Sat Nov 2, 8pm
Sun Nov 3, 3pm

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents, Fantastic Symphony
conducted by Edvard Tchivzhel

de Falla
El Sombrero de Tres
Picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Music from Ballet
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique,
Op. 14 (Fantastic Symphony)

Fiery Rhythms of the Flamenco and Andalusian folk music are sure to ignite listeners throughout the popular ballet music of the Three-Cornered Hat by Spaniard Manuel de Falla. After this spicy, Spanish tale, buckle up for the musical roller coaster that is Symphonie Fantastique by the French composer, Hector Berlioz.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Foothills Philharmonic: "Stories of Mystery" November 02, 2013

“Stories of Mystery”
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 2013 - 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. 

Gunter Theatre: Free Poetry November 03, 2013

Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd for an unforgettable experience as 20 young people take the Gunter Theatre stage to share their voices through poetry.


Peace Center’s poet-in-residence, Glenis Redmond, and teens from 5 area schools and all walks of life will share poems they have created in writing workshops.


WHEN: Sunday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm


WHERE: Gunter Theatre, 300 South Main Street, Greenville, SC


Admission is FREE, but space is limited. 


RSVP to Taylor Randall, 864.679.9210 or trandall@peacecenter.org


 


 

Art & Light:Jill Jones & Teresa Prater November 04-December 31, 2013

Back by popular demand and opening this week!


REUNION
Jill Jones
Teresa Prater
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (5-8pm)


Show runs through the end of December


Join us Thursday night for this exciting event - new or seasoned collectors - you will love this collection of oil and encaustic paintings priced between $95 and $250


See you Thursday!!


ART LIGHT


4 Aberdeen Drive (Just one block from the historic Lewis Village)


Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Teresa Roche:  864-363-8172

Piedmont Woodcarvers Club: Designs in Wood November 08-10, 2013

The Piedmont Woodcarvers Club proudly presents,

Sculptures and Design in Wood - 2013


A wood carving competition and show25th Anniversary Show Theme: South Carolina Carvin'
Adult Admission $2.00- Admission for children 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult, is free

Features and Attractions:


Carving competition: youth, novice, intermediate.
Carving show and carver exhibit tables
Whittling Contests (Sat. and Sun., 1-3pm)
Carving Demonstrations
Youth Clay Modeling
Vendors (Set-up Friday)-tools, wood, gifts
Raffle (Tickets $1 each or $10 for 12)
Food: meals, snacks and drinks

Schedule:


Competition Check in: Friday 3-6pm, Sat. 7:30-9:00am
Carving Pick up: Sun. 4pm (no exceptions)
Judging: Sat. 9-12 (competition area closed)
Vendor Check in: Fri 3-6pm
Vendor Sales: Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-4pm

www.piedmontwoodcarvers.com

New Venue!
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Little House Art Studios Drop in November 09, 2013

If you missed visiting the Little House Art Studios in Taylors during Open Studios last weekend. Susan will have her studio open Nov. 9th from 12-4. Drop by and have a cup of coffee! 602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687


susan sorrell
www.creativechick.com

www.weddingsinaflash.com

sorrell@creativechick.com


Peace Center: From Ashes To Rebirth November 09, 2013

From Ashes To Rebirth
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL - Conductor
Show Dates

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 8:00 PM

Join Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for a special commemorative concert on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass." Featuring the Furman Singers, this powerful series of movements unfolds as a gradual progression from tragedy and despair to the ultimate triumph of faith and humanity.

Including iconic works A Survivor From Warsaw, the theme from Schindler's List, Fiddler on the Roof and Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, From Ashes to Rebirth takes us on a dramatic musical journey from the darkness of the Holocaust into the light of the universality of altruism of humankind. This is a signature event within the Year of Atruism. To learn more about the Year of Altruism, click here.

Tickets: $45 - $100. Box seats tickets: $150

Box tickets are on sale through the Year of Altruism. To purchase a box ticket, please contact Don Kilburg, Director of Development, Year of Altruism at 864.420.0518 or by email at dkilburg@yearofaltruism.org.

All Box and VIP ticket holders are invited to join Maestro Tchivzhel at a reception at The Westin Poinsett ballroom following the performance.

Peace Center: Duo Amal November 10, 2013

Duo Amal
Israeli and Palestinian Piano Duo
Show Dates
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 3:00 PM

The duo's name, 'Amal,' means hope in Arabic and is reflecting the idea behind their playing together as an Israeli and a Palestinian. They aspire to achieve a  top musical level together with this idea, leading to feedback also outside the music world.

The International concert pianists, Yaron Kohilberg(winner of the Cleveland International Competition) and Bishara Haroni, met in Jerusalem. At Yaron's suggestion, they joined forces in 2008 for a concert at the New Opera House in Oslo. Following the great success of the concert and the enthusiastic response of the audience, which included many musicians and diplomats, Yaron and Bishara decided to form a permanent Israeli-Palestinian piano duo. They performed in Europe, USA, Asia, and also toured the Far East to critical acclaim. They have a large and varied repertoire ranging from the baroque to the modern period, and including works by Israeli and Palestinian composers. The duo aims to show that music-making at the highest level can transcend political and national differences. On the personal level, Bishara and Yaron have become close friends.

Program:
Schubert: Fantasy for 4 hands
Avner Dorman: Karsilama
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Odde: Tamimi-Amal
Rachmaninov: Suite no. 1 op. 5

Tickets: $45

www.duo-amal.com/

Gunter Theatre

Southern Culture:Heather Lutrelle & Possumden November 10, 2013

Heather Lutrelle & Possumden, Sunday, November 10, 11:30 am

Heather Luttrell and the Possumden is a duo that brings a big sound for two people with their two part harmonies, acoustic guitar, banjo, drums and kazoo. They often surprise venues and fans with the large powerful voice that comes tearing out of Heather’s wirey tattooed frame like a freight train. The witty lyrics of a story teller and the voice of gospel queen gained Heather the nickname Possumdiva.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 10, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Southern Culture: Biscuits and Jam November 11, 2013

Biscuits & Jam Unplugged Series featuring Tigress & SS Web

Monday, November 11, 8:00 pm

An unplugged set in the bar with Tigeriss (New Paltz, NY) and SS Web (Milwaukee, WI). Since forming in 2007, Tigeriss have become an exemplary band to hold up for those seeking fun sing-a-long rock n' roll that still matters. With music that is not only playful, but meaningful, the Tigeriss experience promises a complex, catchy and chaotic reprieve for the everyman. Joining them will be SS Web, from Milwaukee, WI combines a deep love of drinkin' and music into an intoxicating blend of heart wrenching tales of life and love.

 

 

The Peace Center: Anything Goes November 12-17, 2013

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Potter first-class comedy are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," and of course "Anything Goes." Don't miss what the Associated Press calls, "So DELIGHTFUL, so DELICIOUS, so DE-LOVELY!"

November 12 - 17, 2013

AnythingGoesTheMusical.com
www.peacecenter.org
864.467.3000
800.888.7768

Debbie Millman: Exhibition & Book Launch November 13-14, 2013

Debbie Millman Exhibition & Book Launch
Nov. 14th at the Art Bomb
From 6-9PM

1320 Pendleton St. Greenville, SC 29611
Free event, refreshments provided
Books and signed prints available for sale

The exhibition will also be open by appointment from Nov. 11-16, 2013, by calling (864) 918-1577

media Contact: Jennifer Abel (206)-227-9991
event Contact: DuBose Ratchford (864)-509-1057 ext. 11

betalkable.com/millman

Debbie Millman will also be offering a lecture open to the public at Anderson University on Nov. 13th at 7pm in Daniel Recital Hall

Port City Java Exhibition November 13-January 01, 2013

You are invited to attend the new "Port City Java Oct - Dec Exhibition" of oil painter Drew Conley, ceramics artist Tiffany Fox, and mixed media mouth-artist Chris Hartwick.

Port City Java is located at 11 South Main St. Greenville.
Open: Monday-Thursday: 6:30 - 9:00pm, Friday: 6:30am - 11pm, Sunday 7:30 - 9pm

Exhibit up now until January 1, 2014.
Contact 864-979-9041 for questions about the Exhibition.

I.C.P. Workshops: Paper Ornaments November 14, 2013

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

Paper Ornaments

with Mollie Greene of Royal Buffet
When: Thursday, November 14 from 7 PM to 10 PM / Where: Cowork, 1040 W. Washington Street, Greenville SC 29601 / Cost: $25 / MORE DETAILS HERE

Hampton III Gallery: John Acorn November 14-December 07, 2013

Hampton III Gallery LTD presents John Acorn: Recent Wanderings, Past Castings, and Seacoast Pairings

Thursday, November 14, 7-9PM
Artist Talk: 8PM


Coffee and Conversation
December 7, 11-noon


And join us this Saturday for a JOHN ACORN PUBLIC SCULPTURE TOUR

November 16, 2013       10 - 12:30 PM
John will be commenting on each of his sculptures at each location.

Join us for one or all stops!

Schedule
10 AM  Meet at Hampton III Gallery  
                                                                                 (3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC)
Interactive Forces, 1967  (Cast Aluminum)

 

Southern Culture: Mark Webb November 15, 2013

Mark Webb, Friday, November 15, 8:00 pm

Mark Webb is a singer/songwriter from Greenville, SC who got his start in music in 2005 playing the local coffee shop scene. He went on to do some touring and traveling of the southeast developing his sound into a rich blend of American music. Since it’s release Mark had had the opportunity to tour and share the stage with acts such as Ted Russell Kamp of Shooter Jennings and the .357’s, Americana rockers Truth & Salvage Co., Jill Andrews, and Justin Townes Earle.

Polly Gaillard: Digital Photography Class November 16, 2013

Do you get frustrated that you don't know how to work or control your digital camera? Are you missing some of the advantages of shooting digitally because of the difficulty of the camera? On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, Polly Gaillard is offering a workshop in downtown Greenville on digital basics. You will learn about aperture, shutter speed, exposure, backlight compensation, and many other camera controls that will make your picture taking better and easier, whatever your subject. The day will begin by discussing the functions of the camera. Then the participants will aplly what they've learned while working with Polly making photographs downtown. Finally, the group will gather back in the meeting space to look at images and resolve any remaining technical issues. The goal of the course is tobuild familiarity with your personal camera and learn basic technical creative controls of the digital camera.

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013
10 a.m - 2:30 .m. (30 minute break for lunch)
Where: Downtown Greenville (Specific address to come)
Cost: $65
Contact: polygaillard@gmail.com
www.pollygaillard.com
864.616.6630

*There will need to be a minimum of 10 participants for the class to proceed.

Polly Gaillard is a Lecturer of Photography at Anderson University. She has also taught photography internationally in Prague, Czech Republic and in Cortona Itlay for the University of Georgia and locally for Furman University and the Greenville County Museum of Art. Polly's work has been exhibited nationally and her first book, Pressure Points will be released in January 2014.

 

Southern Culture: Stevie Tombstone November 16, 2013

Stevie Tombstone w/Special Guest Banjoist, Buck Thrailkill

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 pm

Born in rural Georgia, Stevie learned the ropes playing country, gospel, and blues. Almost three decades later, he has become an accomplished performer and songwriter. Stevie has now released five solo albums and several music videos, produced music with his 1980s swamp rockabilly band, The Tombstones, and made appearances on several compilations. In his early days, Stevie penned the college radio anthem and regional hit "Nobody", which was later recorded by rock icon, Stiv Bators. www.stevietombstone.net/

GCMA: Wizards of Pop Family Workshop November 16, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Wizards of Pop Family Workshop

Join celebrated children's book illustrator Matthew Reinhart in the GCMA Theatre. Learn the basic pop-up techniques to create clever cards and other projects. Designed for children ages 4 and older, this workshop is free, and materials are provided. To register for this family workshop, please visit www.gcma.org/events

Saturday, November 16th at 11 am and 2 pm

Foothills Music Club Concert November 17, 2013

FOOTHILLS MUSIC CLUB PRESENTS CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC IN HISTORIC GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH

On November 17 at 3:00 P.M., Foothills Music Club, Inc. presents, as a continuation of its 25th Anniversary celebration, a concert of sacred music in the historic Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tryon.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy selections of sacred music from Bach to Southern Gospel in an intimate chapel setting.

The concert venue is a historic landmark in Tryon.  Originally built on the site of the Green River Plantation and named St. Andrew’s Chapel, the church building served the needs of the African-American plantation community for over 50 years, until it wasmoved to Tryon and became the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

(image) Organist Susan Mahnke will be one of the Foothills Music Club, Inc. members to perform at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on November 17

Organist Susan Mahnke will be one of the Foothills Music Club, Inc. members to perform at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on November 17)

Southern Culture: Doug Jones November 17, 2013

Doug Jones, Sunday, November 17, 11:30 am

Solo Singer/songwriter and former Lead Singer of local band Cravin' Melon.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 17, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Family Art Adventure November 17, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Family Art Adventure

Stop by The Salon to pick up your favorite pop-up books; they make perfect holiday presents. Matthew Reinhart will be on hand to sign them beginning at 1pm. Gather in Gallery 4 at 2pm for the artist's gallery talk in the exhibition: Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart

www.gcma.org

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

Monday Night Painters: Batik Show November 18-January 10, 2013

The TD Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce presents:
Monday Night Painters Batik Show

Monday Night Painters
Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

Carol Mann:
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joan Potter :
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Bill Lewis:
Retired, began art lessons with lynn puritt and later with glenn miller.  Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Sybil:
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake:
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Jo Ann Taylor:
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

Joe Merck :
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

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

GSO: Mozart the Magnificent November 22-24, 2013

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Mozart the Magnificent
Joanna Lebo, Violin
Katie Dey, Viola

Mozart La Clemenza di Tito,
Overture
Mozart Symphony Concertante
Mozart The Impresario, Overture,
K. 486
Mozart Symphony No. 39,
K. 543, E-flat major

Hail to Mozart whose name became the embodiment of great music  itself! Bask in the beautiful music making from two of the GSO's leading musicians: Principal Second Violin, Joanna Lebo and Principal Viola, Katie Dey, who will stir your soul in one of Mozart's most profoundly touching compositions, Symphony Concertante. The evening ends with a mysterious encore chosen by Maestro Tchivzhel himself that is sure to delight.

The Gunter Theatre

Peace Center: Mozart the Magnificent November 22-24, 2013

Mozart The Magnificent
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL - Conductor
Featuring Joanna Lebo, violin. Featuring Katie Dey, viola.

Show Dates
Friday, Nov 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 3:00 PM

Mozart La Clemenza di Tito, Overture
Mozart Symphony Concertante
Mozart The Impresario, Overture, K. 486
Mozart Symphony No. 39, K. 543, E-flat major

Hail to Mozart whose name became the embodiment of great music itself! Bask in the beautiful music making from two of the GSO's leading musicians: Principal Second Violin, Joanna Lebo and Principal Viola, Katie Dey, who will stir your soul in one of Mozart's most profoundly touching compositions, Symphony Concertante. The evening ends with a mysterious encore chosen by Maestro Tchivzhel himself that is sure to delight.

Tickets: $41

T.L. Norris Gallery: Small Works Show November 22-December 21, 2013

Give the Gift of Art - Small Works Show

November 22 - December 21

Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

This exhibition will feature small sized works from diverse artists: Helli Luck, Faye Vander Veer, Marianne Dunn, Paul Kelley, Jacki Newell, and Susan Lange Marshall. The gallery will display pieces from these 6 artists, sized approximately 11x14 inches and smaller in an exhibition geared towards new collectors and holiday gift givers. As a favorite among art collectors, this exhibition presents the perfect opportunity to give the gift of original artwork during this holiday season. Artwork featured in this show will range in style from loose impressionism to detailed hyper-realism. Subjects featured will include cityscapes, rural landscapes, figures, and still life compositions. The variety in subject matter and style will give everyone a chance to find that special piece for that special someone.

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Souther Culture: Grace Adele November 22, 2013

Grace Adele, Friday, November 22, 8:00 pm

"There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."
With a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. http://www.graceadelemusic.com/

Martha Severens' Book Signing November 22-23, 2013

More than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte

By Martha R. Severens
USC Press / 200 Illustrations
Book Signing Events in the Greenville Area

Friday, November 22
Younts Center for Visual and Performing Arts
315 North Main Street, Fountain Inn (409-1050), 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 23 
Fiction Addiction, Greenville
City Range Restaurant, 12 noon (includes lunch)
http://bookyourlunch.com/book-your-lunch-with-mary-whyte-2/


Sunday, November 24 
The Garden House
302 South Main Street, Simpsonville (983-0666) 2-4 pm

Southern Culture: Kelley McCrae November 24, 2013

Kelley McCrae, Sunday, November 24, 11:30 am

In the last 2 and a half years, the Kelley McRae duo (formed with her husband Matt) has played over 300 shows coast to coast and traveled over 75,000 miles in their VW van. Along the way, Kelley encountered the people and places that inspired the songs on her new album, BRIGHTER THAN THE BLUES. kelleymccrae.com

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 24, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries November 24, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Enjoy an afternoon of classical tunes and popular holiday favorites performed in the galleries by Pride of Greenville Men's Chorus.

Sunday, November 24th at 2pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

Centre Stage: A Christmas Carol November 28-December 14, 2013

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

November 28th - December 14th 2013

"Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail...This must be distinctly understood or nothing can come of the story..."

A new take on a traditional Christmas classic with a 5 member cast as only Centre Stage can present! One you and your family will not want to miss

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: The Irish Tenors November 29, 2013

The Irish Tenors

Show Time: 8:00 PM
Peace Concert Hall

Show Dates
Friday, Nov 29, 2013 8:00 PM


The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre and are regarded as the acknowledged Godfathers of Irish repertoire. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert hall across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

The magic they've captured on previous releases has resulted in millions of albums sold and the upper reaches of Billboard's music charts. The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials including Ellis Island and Live from Belfast as well as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, Martha Steward, A&E Breakfast with the Arts, and are one of the best selling acts to appear on QVC.

Tickets: $35, $45, $55

www.theirishtenorsmusic.com/

Fused Glass Workshops November 30-December 14, 2013

Rebecca Romanek Johnson
Local fused glass artist offering fun holiday workshops!
Fused glass mini-workshops


LOCATION : The Ward Artist Studio’s and Classroom
110 Wardlaw Street, Greenville, SC 29601

(Located downtown Greenville, off S. Main near the Ballpark.
It is the last building on the right, before Academy Street)
johnsonartglass@gmail.com

(214) 321-9544


1. Create Your Own Holiday Ornament in Fused Glass:
Pick out your own base shape then, decorate it yourself.
No experience needed, and fun for all ages.
(Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)
Make as many as you like! All supplies are provided.
-10" Tree, star, or cross base ornaments - $35
-3" x 6" rectangle base - $20 each
-6" x 6" square base - $30 each
-8" x  8" square base - $60 each
Come back in a few days to pick up your tacked fused ornament with plenty of time to display your artwork or give it as a holiday gift.

Best to call ahead and reserve a spot and your base ornament!
Register by phone or email

Choose from one of the sessions below:
-Saturday, November 30th, 9:30am-12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
*Glass Studio Shop will remain open until 2pm

2. Create Your Own 6 x 6 Slumped Plate in Fused Glass

Unleash your creativity!
Learn the basics of glass fusing while creating your own beautiful 6x6 fused and slumped glass plate. Class fee is $35 per plate, and all materials are supplied. Finished plates will be available for pick up at a later date, but with plenty of time for the holidays. No experience needed, and fun for all ages. (Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Be sure to call ahead and reserve a spot! Register by email or phone

Choose from one of the sessions below:
Tuesday, December, 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 01, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries December 01, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Ring in the holiday season with GCMA. The Carolina Bronze Handbell Choir will perform favorite carols and Christmas music, all exquisitely arranged for handbells. The GCMA acoustics make this an unforgettable event!

Sunday, December 1st at 2pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

T.L. Norris Gallery: Small Works Show December 01-21, 2013

Give the Gift of Art Small Works Show
Featuring small sized works for the beginning collector and holiday gifter

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

T.L. Norris Gallery
1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

Open First Friday 5:30-9pm
864.991.8645

Chamber of Commerce: Monday Night Painters December 02-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters
Batik Show

Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

Sybil Bowen
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Carol Mann
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joe Merck  
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

Joan Potter
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Jo Ann Taylor
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

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

I.C.P. Workshops: Winter Wreath December 03, 2013

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

Winter Wreath:
with Julie Dodds of Willow Florals

When: Tuesday, December 3 from 7 PM to 10 PM / Where: White Whale Studios, 401 Smythe St Greenville, SC 29611 / Cost: $45
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Centre Stage: Irena's Vow December 03-10, 2013

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Irena's Vow
by Dan Gordon

December 3rd and 10th, 2013

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19 year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer. Determined to help twelve Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of. Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Foothills Philharmonic: "Annual Christmas Concert" December 04, 2013

“Annual Christmas Concert”
Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2013 - 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. 

SCCT: Jingle Arrgh the Way! December 06-15, 2013

The South Carolina Children's Museum presents,
Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure

Book, music and lyrics by Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based upon a story by Melinda Long

Yo Ho Ho! Set sail in this holiday premiere and celebrate the season with Jeremy Jacob, Captain Brad Beard and the crew on a jolly adventure to find the Christmas treasure at the North Pole. Santa even makes an appearance in this musical based on an original story by Melinda Long, local author of the best selling HOW I BECAME A PIRATE books.

December 6-15, 2013
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

CBT: The Nutcracker December 06-08, 2013

The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Choreography by Hernan Justo

FRIDAY, December 6, 2013
7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
2:00 pm & 7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
2:00 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


PERFORMANCE TICKETS

$45 / floor seats

$35 / lower Founders Circle

$30 / upper Founders Circle

$15 / balcony

Returning to the stage with its incomparable pageantry and charm, The Nutcracker is a time-honored tradition steeped in the unforgettable story of Clara's coming of age that has shaped families' holiday memories for generations. Featuring the debut of enhanced scenery, The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville infuses endearing hometown elements into this beloved Christmas classic. With a cast complete with more than 200 professional and student dancers, the magic and majesty of Drosselmeyer's dream for Clara come alive with a spirit that will capture your heart.

Warehouse Theatre: Avenue Q December 06-21, 2013

Avenue Q
Dec. 6-8, 12-15, 19-21
Book by: Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics/Original Concept: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Directed by: Rick St. Peter


Imagine - what would happen if your favorite characters from Sesame Street grew up and moved to New York City – with bright eyes and big dreams? With songs like “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, the musical comedy Avenue Q doesn’t quite answer that question - but it does have puppets, prostitutes, the search for our purpose in life, cussing, kissing, and (oh yes!) Gary Coleman.

AGGG: Annual Holiday Show December 06-January 02, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents their Annual Holiday Show:
A collection of fine art jewelry-fabric arts-artistic metalsmithing & decor

Don't miss the AGGG annual December jewelry show and sale.   The perfect place for unique Christmas gifts that will be treasured forever. There are 11  local artists & jewelers who collaborated together at the AGGG to make this December very special. Just in time for Christmas! Nine local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Colleen Brown, Amanda Cowen, Kate Furman, Caitlin Galloway, Suzie Grant, Jennifer Henderson, Eileen Piccoli and Deborah Strange are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself. Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery through the whole month of December.

Charlie Slate is joining us again this year with her elegant collection of Shibori and block-printed silk scarves and holiday wraps. New this year, Allyson McPaul is displaying her beautiful metal pieces that you must see and have.  What a great opportunity to find unique gifts for Christmas this year!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10-6PM
First Fridays' til 9pm
Sunday 1-5 PM

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29681
864.239.3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

The Henderson Gallery: Christmas Open House December 06-20, 2013

Christmas Open House
Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Betty Snyder - Handmade Bracelets
Leonid Kochutin - Ceramic Faces
Melinda Dement - Light of Mine
Robert Keating - Timeless March
Teresa Jones - Conlonial Lake Reflection

The Henderson Gallery
123B S. Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina
864.271.3002
www.thehendersongallery.net
http://www.facebook.com/TheHenderson Gallery

GLT: It's a Wonderful Life December 06-08, 2013

December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15
All Performances start at 8 pm, except Sunday 3 pm matinee

Relive the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, this uplifting tale will remind you that "no man is a failure who has friends."  by Richard Rose based on the film by Frank Capra    Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

GLT: Rudolf December 06-22, 2013

RUDOLPH
Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 am
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm

There’s only one week until Christmas and those reindeer not on the Air Team work hard to complete their tasks while dreaming about one day flying with Santa. Then a test flight results in disaster and Santa must replace the whole Air Team immediately! Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen are determined to qualify in the Reindeer Games. They are equally determined to keep Rudolph off the team; his shiny red nose makes him different and different is bad. But Rudolph doesn’t give up and when Christmas Eve turns out to be foggy, we find out that “different” can be very special, indeed. ALL TICKETS TO RUDOLPH ARE $10.00

Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

Greenville Little Theatre has teamed up with The Children's Museum of the Upstate to bring you a December "Double Play"!  For just $15, you can see the production of "Rudolph" at the Greenville Little Theatre and receive one day of general admission to TCMU Dec 3-22.

Indie Craft Parade: Holiday Fair December 07, 2013

Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to think about Christmas gifts, but we’re less than a month away from our Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair! Mark your calendar for this one-day event on Saturday, December 7th in The Village. Once again, it will be a neighborhood affair, with open studios, food trucks and much more!

Our Holiday Fair will be in a brand new space, with room for over 30 previous Indie Craft Parade participants. See a sneak peek of their handmade goods below and keep reading for a full list of artists.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 08, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Centre Stage: Marquin Campbell December 09-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell
November 22, 2013 – January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Peace Center: Mark O'Connor & Friends December 10, 2013

Mark O'Connor & Friends
An Appalachian Christmas

Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 7:30 PM


Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor surrounds himself with an all-star band-Carrie Rodriguez, Cia Cherryholmes Adkisson, Forrest O'Connor, Kyle Kegerreis, and Joe Smart- for an unforgettable evening.

Mark O'Connor says, "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my "Appalachia" recordings now; 'Appalachia Waltz,' 'Appalachian Journey' and 'An Appalachian Christmas.' My new album features 11 Christmas tracks, as well as several Appalachian-themed songs about a beloved hunting dog, passing a fiddle down through the generations, and offering a new version of "Appalachia Waltz" itself with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, one of my most well-known pieces. . . Growing up in the O'Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. And that is the spirit of 'An Appalachian Christmas.'"

Tickets: $15 - $35

www.markoconnorchristmas.com
Buy Tickets


Blood Connection: Melinda Hoffman & Johnny Nut December 10, 2013

Artist Reception
Featuring: Melinda Hoffman and Johnny Nutt
Tuesday, December 10th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Melinda Hoffman, painter, has a degree in fine arts and has studied print making.
Johnny Nutt, potter, teaches art classes at TL Hanna High School in Anderson.

The Blood Connection
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC

For more information about the artists, go to:
thebloodconnection.org/about-us/artist-showcase

 

GVL Chorale: Christmas with the Chorale December 13, 2013

Christmas with the Chorale

Friday, December 13, 2013
Seneca HS Honors Chorus
McAlister Auditorium,
Furman University
7:30PM
The Greenville Chorale brings to life the joyful and meaningful sounds of Christmas with a program of beautiful choral music. Traditional carol arrangements, exquisite singing, and the highly acclaimed Seneca HS Honors Chorus will set the stage for the entire family to enjoy. The audience, called "the largest, most enthusiastic audience-choir in the Upstate," will join in the singing fun, too. Truly, this is a "most wonderful time of the year!"

The Ellis Gallery: Art Sale December 13-15, 2013

Art Sale!
December 13-15, 2013
www.JaninaEllis.com

The Ellis Gallery will be selling paintings online from past shows.

After nearly a decade of full-time art indulgence, I have collected a back-room full of paintings --remnants of previous exhibitions, one-off experiments and collectibles that simply have not found a home, yet. They are pieces that I am proud to dislay and deserve to be pulled out of the closet. I am offering them now, at a reduced rate, with the hope that will find 'perfect spot.' Enjoy!

William Felton School of Crafts: Holiday Sale December 13, 2013

Holiday Ceramic Sale and Show

Friday, December 13th
7pm - 9pm
Bring a friend!

Student and teacher work for sale

Special Guest Artists

250 Mill Street Suite 1a
Taylors, SC 29687

For more information contact Shane Bryant
feltonschool@gmail.com
864.325.4233

GCMA: Holiday Party for Children December 14, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Jingle bell time! It's a swell time--at the GCMA Holiday Party for Children! Meet Santa Claus and enjoy hands-on art activities, refreshments, and entertainment.

Saturday, December 14th from 2-4pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio December 14, 2013

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann

May you be well, may you be joyful, may you be full of peace.

Please stop by to see new work and perhaps find a holiday gift such as hand painted Adirondack furniture.

Saturday, December 14th from 1-5pm.
Any other hours can be arranged by appointment.
864.436.1875
peaceatlast.z@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/expandingheartandspirit

1278 Pendelton St.
Studio 4 above Clemson.

 

Foothills Philharmonic: Christmas Concert December 14, 2013

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts Council present
Annual Christmas Concert and Toys for Tots Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 p.m.


J. Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season (Story Tellers) this Saturday evening with our annual Christmas ConcertIn this program, we will be performing seasonal favorites along with a Toys for Tots drive. The 2013-2014 season features an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that tell stories.  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.

So come on out, bring a toy for a child, and prepare to enjoy an evening of wonderful Christmas music.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 15, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Glow Lyric Theatre: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" December 16-18, 2013

Amahl & the Night Visitors

Throughout the decade of the 1950′s, Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was a beloved Christmas television tradition. Amahl was the first opera to be commissioned for television, and the first to fully exploit the potential of the new medium.  With a libretto (in English) of great lyrical beauty, penned by the composer himself, and a cast of superb singing actors, Amahlmagnificently achieves the goal of NBC Opera Theatre’s founders, which was “to bring sincerity and realism to opera.”  The work, tailored by Menotti for children, was for many an eye-opening introduction into the world of opera as musical theater.  It remains a delightful, inspirational, and ultimately deeply moving experience.  GLOW is looking forward to making Amahl an annual Holiday tradition, and invites you to bring the whole family to enjoy this charming one-act opera.

Click here to purchase your tickets online, or call the Younts Center box office at (864) 409-1050. $25 for adults / $15 for students.

December 16, 17 &18 at 7:30pm
Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC

(864) 409-1050

Peace Center: Celtic Woman December 17, 2013

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour
Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 7:30 PM


The enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform their beloved Christmas songs in a unique and more traditional symphonic setting. Parting from their critically-acclaimed, majestic tour productions, A Christmas Celebration--The Symphony Tour will organically showcase the pure angelic voices of Celtic Woman in a reverent yet dynamic live music experience accompanied by the stirring instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra.

Since Celtic Woman's March 2005 debut, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success. No other group of this particular adult contemporary genre can claim over 6 million CDs/DVDs sold worldwide, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, 3 Gold and Platinum albums, 4 Top 5 releases on the Billboard Top Video chart and over 1.5 million concert tickets sold. With the launch of this special tour during the holiday season, fans have a great stocking-stuffer-tickets to the dazzling live concert experience of Celtic Woman!

celticwoman.com

Tickets: $65; $75; $85; $95

Port City Java: Conley, Fox, Hartwick December 17-January 01, 2013

You are invited to attend the Port City Java October - December Exhibition of oil painter Drew Conley, ceramics artist Tiffany Fox, and mixed media mouth-artist Chris Hartwick.

Exhibit is up through January 1st, 2014
Contact (864) 979-9041 for questions about the Exhibition

Port City Java
11 South Main Street
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:30 - 11pm
Sunday: 7:30 - 9pm

Carolina Bronze: Handbell Ensemble December 17-21, 2013

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents
"The Music of Christmas"

December 1, 2013        2:00pm
Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

December 8, 2013        7:00pm
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
351 South Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670

December 21, 2013       11:00am
Ice on Main
208 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more information and current updates call
(864) 238-4639 or visit
www.carolinabronze.net

Centre Stage: Works by Marquin Campbell December 17-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell

November 22, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30-9:00pm

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

MAC: Round and Around December 17-January 16, 2013

The Harrisons Do Art
Works by Georgia and Darrell
Decemeber 9th - January 16th

Paintings by Georgia Harrison and Turned Wood pieces by Darrell Harrison

Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery December 17-20, 2013

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery
December 6, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Hours: 1-5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday
Reception:  December 6, First Friday, 6-9 PM


27 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” at Greenville Technical College.  “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” marks the culmination of a year of studio work by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College’s visual and applied art students. 27 Awards represents the many courses of study offered by Greenville Technical College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, design and color, digital illustration, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design.  According to Shane Howell, Head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “27 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents.” 27 Awards offers the public the opportunity to admire and celebrate the successes of Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Enid Williams, Greenville Technical College’s Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Greer Campus Galleries noted “Jurors Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers’ and Nathan Cox’s academic and studio experience in both two and three dimensional disciplines resulted in a balanced and careful selection process. The jurors were extremely sensitive to overall quality and conceptual strength of the 151 submissions, noting particular strength in the areas of drawing and photography. Submissions were narrowed to 81, making it what a juried exhibition should be: a competitive process resulting in a strong and cohesive show.”  The jurors, Anderson University’s Professor of Art Mitchell-Rogers and Associate Professor of Art Cox selected 27 Awards now on view in RIVERWORKS Gallery.

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.

Monday Night Painters December 17-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters: Batik Show
Through January 10th, 2013

Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

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

Sybil Bowen
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Carol Mann
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joe Merck  
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

Joan Potter
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Jo Ann Taylor
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

The Handlebar: Tuesday Swing Dancing December 17, 2013

TUESDAY SWING DANCE
Today, 7:00 pm

Lessons start at 7 p.m.


Paul and Ansley host the best dance around. They've been teaching swing, with an emphasis on fun, for nearly as long as there's been a Handlebar. There's always a crowd. For info, click on the Facebook link, below.


$5 to dance - Age Policy

The Handlebar: Gene Dillard's Bluegrass Jam December 17, 2013

GENE DILLARD'S BLUEGRASS JAM ... As always, the fun is free.
Today, 8:30 pm

Wanna fiddle around? Then guit on it, with Gene, Steve, John, Matt and Friends in one of the Upstate’s longest-running BLUEGRASS JAMS. Bring your banjo, Dobro, guitar, mandolin, doghouse bass or spoons and your own fun self and find out why the ’grass is always bluer on our side of Tuesday nights. As always, the fun is free.


Free in the bar - Age Policy




The Handlebar: Soulful Christmas with Delvin Choice December 18, 2013

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program feat BIG TEZ SHERARD, WHITNEY WALTERS, JAMIE WRIGHT, TAMEKA SIMMONS DIAZ, CRAIG SORRELLS and KELLY JO
Tomorrow, 8:00 pm

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program

Flamboyant contestant from "The Voice" pitches in to help kids in major fund-raising event


Everyone who knows Delvin Choice knows that the Greenville entertainer should have won – or, at least, gone waaaay further than he did – on NBC’s “The Voice” last August. But nothing, not even an appearance on an Emmy-winning reality show, can keep a good man down. And Delvin’s a good man; even The Hollywood Reporter called him a “colorful personality.” Delvin’s also a classically trained musician, and he’s giving his all Soulful Christmas, a top-shelf benefit to raise funds South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP, see link below) and for toys for children for the holidays. Joining Delvin are some of the Upstate’s hottest talents, including Big Tez Sherard (renowned drummer for bluesman Mac Arnold, among others); inimitable songstress Whitney Walters and vocalist Jamie Wright; hornmeister Craig Sorrells; Tameka Simmons Diaz; Kelly Jo; and more. The event also spotlights children and youths who’ve come out of the foster-care system. A dynamic, powerful holiday party awaits, so get your tickets before they’re gone. (Donations of toys, clothes, cash appreciated!)


$15. (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Sean David Anderson December 20, 2013



December 20, 7:00 p.m. at Founders Hall at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sean David Anderson is a critically acclaimed operatic baritone singer, who began his career at the age of 10. Some of his notable achievements include debuting with New York City Opera in the fall of 2007 as the Judge in Margaret Garner, performing the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrman's Bohème on Broadway, and singing the title role in the Italian premiere of Argento's Casanova. Most recently, Anderson performed Iago in Sarasota Opera’s take on Verdi’s Otello, debuted the role of Valentin with the Indianapolis Opera's production of Faust, performed as Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore with Opera New Jersey, and closed 2012 with Knoxville Opera’s Die Fledermaus.



All events free and open to the public
All guests are kindly asked to RSVP to Kathryn Gravely, Executive Director for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, by calling (864) 481-4010 or sending an email to kgravely@reservekeowee.com.





 

The Handlebar: Second to None, 3&20 and Silvermane December 20, 2013

SECOND TO NONE, with 3 & 20 and SILVERMANE Three bands! Only five bucks! An Upstate holiday special (NOTE: Early Show Time!
Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:30 pm


Modern rock with a dash of country/hip-hop decks The Handlebar hall


Second To None brings a post-grunge sophistication to Upstate rock with a sound reminiscent of Three Days Grace, Seether, Three Doors Down and, even at times, Staind. After opening here for Pop Evil and Appetite for Destruction and participating in Gorilla Productions showcases and fundraisers, the band’s headlining their own show in anticipation of the Jan. 14 release of their CD, “Release Me.” Second to None’s driving, radio-friendly tunes offer a big sound compliments of the velvet-and-hammer vocals of lead singer Barry Soltes, along with the brave addition of a cello; their four years together have polished a tight, harmony-laced punch. Sharing the bill is 3 & 20, an Easley band that mixes things up with a mashup of country, hip-hop and R&B. Rounding out the bill is Silvermane, a new addition to the Upstate’s music scene, with a post-punk sharpness that even has a bit of a Brit-pop feel. (As always click on the links below to hear their music, then see ’em live -- for only $5!)


Only $5 - Age Policy

The Handlebar: The Work's 12th Annual Christmas Jam December 21, 2013

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 8:00 pm

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN

Free Mexican Airforce's commandante joins Upstate's biggest holiday benefit-bash


The legendary Peter Rowan takes this year’s Christmas Jam to heights as high as his own Free Mexican Airforce. Yes, the guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist-yodler, who once belonged to Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, has joined the Upstate’s biggest, jammin’-est holiday bash. The Work’s 12th annual Jam also features Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin; Jeff Sipe Trio; and Cravin’ Melon. Hutchens has performed with the likes of Lou Reed, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic; Sipe, drummer for Leftover Salmon, has worked with Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings and Lucinda Williams; and nobody can get enough of Cravin’s “Sweet Tea.” Past jams have included the likes of Grammy Award winners Yonrico Scott and Kofi Burbridge, of Derek Trucks Band; John Keane, legendary producer for R.E.M. and Indigo Girls; Kevin Harris of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; and many more. Sponsored by Croft Architecture and benefiting Meals on Wheels, the jam always packs out the concert hall and often jams the stage. Get your tickets now!


$18 in Advance / $21 Day of Show (proceeds from ticket sales benefit Meals on Wheels) (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

Drivin N Cryin w/ Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project December 26, 2013

DRIVIN N CRYIN with special guests ED ROLAND (of Collective Soul) & THE SWEET TEA PROJECT

At the Handlebar
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 8:30 pm

Goin' Straight To Hell in day-after-Christmas cabin-fever cureall with South's rock gods


Far as we’re concerned, Drivin n Cryin has reached rock-gods status. A rockumentary, an acclaimed catalog and, of course, tons of fan-love. Since 1985, the Atlanta band has always thrown down shows you’re not likely to forget (except for, well, the beer/whiskey thing.) “Crunching hard rock is the ‘drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the ‘cryin,’ with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia,” Rolling Stone raves. And what makes this Handlebar show even more compelling: the addition of Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project. Roland, the charismatic, velvet-voice frontman for Collective Soul, and his new project have released Devils ‘n Darlins, a “playfully dangerous,” neo-Nashville hipsters’ delight, says Wilkes-Barre, PA’s Weekender. “Ed Roland has no problem showing off his roots, with an elegantly inspired back-porch charm and inimitable songwriting nerve; think Collective Soul’s rock candy served up with a little grits ‘n gravy.” Tasty. Very tasty, indeed.


$15 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


Taylor Moore, Youth Model and Mark Webb December 27, 2013

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB Holiday special! Only $5!
At the Handlebar
Friday, December 27, 2013, 8:30 pm

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB

Homegrown triple bill celebrates Greenville pop, rock, blues, Americana talent0


One of ‘em’s coming home, one of ‘em’s leaving for exotic lands, and one’s playing a hometown show, a buffet of pop, rock, blues and Americana. Singer/songwriter Mark Webb kicks things off with Americana-tinged rock that has earned him opening slots for Justin Townes Earle and Truth & Salvage Co., among others. Next up, Greenville’s Matt Holmes has a new band you’ll hear more about, Youth Model, celebrating their critically acclaimed debut CD, “All New Scars.” “It’s hard to imagine a modern radio station that would pass up on the pop gems” on the album, SC Music Guide says. “Holmes has created a pretty amazing-sounding record,” with a synth-pop sound of the ’80s mixed with an alt-pop feel of artists like Mathew Sweet. Capping off the night is Taylor Moore, the guitar slinger who’s heading off to Thailand. But before he goes, he finishes off this big show with his greasy, funky rock-blues. And all for only $5, a true holiday treat. (As always, click on the links below for their music.)


Only $5 ... ! Note early show time - Age Policy


The Peace Center: The Wizard of Oz December 31-January 05, 2013

The Peace Center presents,
The Wizard of Oz


December 31, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014


Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar - winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart's desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

AGGG: Guest Artist Barbara Stoop January 03-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Welcomes January 2014 Guest Artist Barbara Stoop

Opening Reception on Friday, January 3, 6 - 9 pm

200 N. Main St. Suite 104, Greenville, SC

Barbara Stoop is a paper artist and started her craft of paper cutting in 1994.  She is especially attracted to the folk art designs of Eastern Europe and Poland. Her paper cuttings have been on display in shows by the Guild of American Papercutters at the Biltmore House in North Carolina.  "Often my work contains religious themes, which reflects my profession for the past 33 years as an ordained Presbyterian minister.  I have been a pastor for the past 26 years at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Greenville, SC."

The Artistry: Nowhere/Now, Here January 03, 2014

The Artistry Gallery and Workshops presents:
Nowhere/ Now, Here: Sculpture and drawings of Carey Morton

Frist Friday, January 3rd
Opening reception: 6-9pm

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Jennifer Lynne Ziemann: First Fridays January 03, 2014

Friday Night, January 3rd, 2014.

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio will be having a New Year Sale.
30% all items from 6-9pm

1278 Pendleton Street
Studio 4 Above Clemson

Clemson: Jeanet S. Dreskin Exhibit January 06-26, 2014

Jeanet S. Dreskin: The World's Her Oyster: 70 Years Making Art


Acorn Gallery
Clemson University Center for Visual Arts
Clemson, SC 29634

Friday, January 24
Gallery Talk from 5:30-6pm
Reception from 6-8pm
Lee Gallery

Paintings included in this exhibition are from the artist's studio, from collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina State Art Collection, Pickens County Art Museum, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Spartanburg Art Museum, Palmetto Bank, Hampton III Gallery, and from private collectors.

Jeanet's work is in the collections of The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art; Imperial Chemicals of Mancester, England; Strobel of West Sohne, Munich, Germany; Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, Long Island, New York; Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University; Georgia Musuem of Art; Asheville Museum; Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art; Gibbes Museum of Art; Greenville Health System; Wells Fargo National Bank; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Charlotte, NC.

Jeanet is represented in Greenville by the Hampton III Gallery.

The Handlebar: NOAH with Alex Hunnicutt & Sam Burchfield January 09, 2014