Newberry Opera House Season Brochure 2021-2022

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2021-2022 Season Donor On Sale: Phone & In-Person Orders Only at 10:00 A.M. Platinum & Gold // August 2, 2021 Silver // August 3, 2021

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Capsule schedule 2021//2022 season

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August 2021 26 //

Ricky Skaggs & The Kentucky Thunder The Tams

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September 2021 02 // 03 // 05 // 09 //

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Steve Earl & the Dukes Dailey and Vincent Gene Watson Community Commemoration: 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Boney James The Diamonds John Wagner and Friends Rick Alviti: Elvis Tribute Raleigh Ringers Concert Truck Blues Traveler Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few

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Concert Truck Mutts Gone Nutts! A Brother’s Revival Dan Tyminski Music of Billie Holiday Mother’s Finest Earnie Haase + The Signature Sound The Brazillian All Stars Jake Hoot The Lincoln Trio Cross That River with Allan Harris Ace Frehley A Silent Film Halloween

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Steve Tyrell Robert Earl Keen

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Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks Sheena Easton & Tiffany 80s Ladies Night Out Oyster Roast, Guild Fundraiser The Harlem 100 Miss Newberry Scholarship Competition Chris Thile Keb’ Mo’ Spanish Brass John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band The Buddy Holly Story

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Branson on the Road Christmas Style A Very Electric Christmas Appalachain Road Show Christmas Hope Illuminates: Service of Remembrance Edwin McCain & the Full Band Tuba Christmas Christmas Tour of Homes The Nutcracker Ballet Tommy Emmanuel, CGP ColaJazz: Christmas Dick Goodwin & His Big Band: Christmas Geneva Lewis

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Newberry Ballet Guild: The Jungle Book Balsam Range Tab Benoit Aquila Theatre: “The Great Gatsby” Hotel California: Eagles Tribute The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic

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American Spiritual Ensemble

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February 2022 01 // 03 // 04 // 05 // 10 // 15 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 26 // 27 // 28 //

Rigoletto, Opera The Lettermen Gaelic Storm Glenn Miller Orchestra® Shawn Colvin The McCartney Years The Machine performs Pink Floyd Jimmy Fortune The Blue Dogs James Gregory Tribute to Peter, Paul, and Mary Tango Argentina

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Newberry College Honors Recital Lee Greenwood Pilobolus Fairy Tales on Ice Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: A Hologram Experience Guild Wedding Expo Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet Songs We Love: Jazz at Lincoln Center Celtic Angels Ireland Lorrie Morgan Siberian Virtuosi The Del McCoury Band Thompson Square Paul Thorn

Rocketman: Tokyo Joe Sweet Baby James: A James Taylor Tribute Music of the Rat Pack Lil’ Buck performs Memphis Jookin’ The Queen’s Six Confederate Railroad

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Broadway & Theatre

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Family Adventure


Gospel & Spiritual


Oldies & Beach



Blues Infused Rock

Rock the Tower Concert

Shows in red are not available in the Make Your Own Series With our popular “Make Your Own” Series the more you buy the more you save! Most shows (except those in red) are available for this package. You must mention the “Make Your Own” package at the beginning of your phone or in-person order or use the discounts codes below online.

Fabulous Finds

Casual Classics

The Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience Newberry Chamber Orchestra Sierra Hull & Justin Moses DSB: A Journey Tribute Kentucky Derby, Guild Fundraiser Material Girls: A Tribute to Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, & Adele Newberry College Jazz Big Band A Tribute to Janis Joplin DC Danceworks The Quebe Sisters

Make your own series:

Shows by genre Big Band, Jazz, & Swing

ColaJazz: Jazz Appreciation Month Seance Meets Magic Cowboy Troy Branford Marsalis Quartet

1889. 1918. 2020.

The 1889 Russian Flu Pandemic claimed two more victims and in 1892, an 18-months-old became an orphan. This young boy was raised by extended family and Three worldwide circumstances led him to become a strong, caring, hard-working pandemics the man who married and had two Newberry Opera children. Those children had their own children, and one of those House has was my mother. Some things become engraved on your family, weathered and they become foundational elements for future generations. The strong rocks you build upon. In the spring of 2020, the lobby was dark as the NOH team sat together for the first time since working from home. I remembered my great-grandfather and the sturdy foundation that his resilience gave him. I placed one foot on that rock. The other foot I put on the Opera House’s granite cornerstone, which reads 1881. The Opera House has done this; she has survived, thrived, and has never failed her community. One of our team members shouted out loud, “WE WILL NOT FAIL!” While the outburst scared us, it encouraged us. And at that moment, the team and the Opera House recognized what must happen. We had to open for our friends, our guests, our business owners downtown, our sanity. These past 18 months have not been easy. But you have made it a joy when the days were gray; you have helped us grow; you have walked with us as a team member every step. Thank you. This season is one of resilience and a testament to HER strength to guide us and bring us closer to each other. We aren’t out of the woods, but we have tools now, and we will make it with continued support. Many things have changed in our industry; some are good and some make us wrinkle our noses. Some shows are higher priced, some tiered, some aren’t, some artists choose to retire, and new ones are taking their place. Change. But, change can be good when it is built on a strong foundation provided by a building with a gracious soul. She says to you, our champions, guests, and community- Welcome Home!

Molly Fortune, Executive Director

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The Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center recognizes with gratitude the dedication and generosity of the following supporters:

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$25,000 + Newberry County

Grant McDonald


Bill and Mary Carter

Charitable Foundation

Pope Brown


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$5,000 + Aiken Standard BlueCross BlueShield of SC Dominion Energy Harrell, Martin & Peace, P.A.

Purcell's Insurance Samsung Stokes Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC

TD Charitable Foundation Tom Brigman Contractors Wilson Tractor, Inc.

$2,500 + Carter & Holmes Orchids C. H. Guenther & Son Central Carolina Community Foundation Chick-fil-A Ballentine First Community Bank


Free Times Mays Contracting, Co LLC Midlands Media Group Newberry Observer Parr Computing Professional Printers // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //

Service Master of Newberry Summer Media Sodexo South State Bank Whitaker Floor Coverings, Inc.


SHOWS AND EVENTS The tams Sun. Aug 29, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. T1: $40 // T2: $35 // T3: $30 An Opera House favorite, back by popular demand, The Tams mix of nostalgic hits and high-energy entertainment will have everyone feeling young, carefree, and happy. Best known for the 1968 Platinum hit, “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” they are one of the best Beach groups performing today, The Tams’ music is a blend of smooth Soul and R&B; featuring hits like “What Kind of Fool,” “Hey, Girl, Don’t Bother Me,” “I’ve Been Hurt,” and “Untie Me.” Similar Artists This Season: The Diamonds, The Lettermen

Steve earle & the dukes with the mastersons


thurs. Sept 2, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // tickets: $85

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Dailey & Vincent

Rescheduled date

fri. sept 3, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $125

ricky skaggs & kentucky thunder Rescheduled date thurs. Aug 26, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. tickets: $150 Kick off our season with Ricky Skaggs, who struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago. This 15-time Grammy® winning Bluegrass artist continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival. His diverse tones come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. Similar Artists: The Del McCoury Band, Sierra Hull & Justin Moses

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Grammy® Award winning artist, Steve Earle, is known for everything from Country and Bluegrass to Rock, Folk and Blues. Together, Steve Earle and the Dukes have won three Grammy® awards and have 13 Billboard top 100 songs to their name. Hear popular songs like “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” and more. Similar Artists: Paul Thorn, John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band, Robert Earl Keen

Grand Ole Opry members Dailey & Vincent have won three Grammy® awards collectively, as well as five Grammy® award nominations individually, four Dove Awards, and 35 IBMA Awards together. Dailey & Vincent will bring Classic Country and Bluegrass favorites home to the Opera House stage. Similar Artists: Sierra Hull, Jimmy Fortune, The Del McCoury Band

Gene watson

sun. sept 5, 2021 // 4:00 p.m. T1: $75 // T2: $70 // T3: $60

Watson has produced many critically acclaimed albums and released over 24 top 10 singles including the iconic “Farewell Party.” One of the last living legends! Similar Artists: Jimmy Fortune, Dailey & Vincent

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Boney james

Fri. Sept 10, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $135

His unique performances have helped define the sound of 21st century Contemporary Jazz. Come experience a performance unlike any other by fourtime Grammy® nominated saxophonist and composer, Boney James. He considered one of the best musicians of Contemporary Jazz. Similar Artist: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Branford Marsalis, Brazilian All Stars

the diamonds sat. sept 18, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. tickets: $50 The Diamonds are probably best known for their 1957 hit “Little Darlin’. The Diamonds appeared on “American Bandstand” 33 times, were featured in “American Graffiti,” and were later inducted into the Vocal Group and Doo-Wop Hall of Fame. Similar Artists: The Tams, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly - The Rock n’ Roll Dream Tour: A Hologram Experience

John Wagner & Friends Sun. sept 19, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. // FRee!

Newberry College Professor Emeritus, clarinetist, and flautist John Wagner and Friends will be performing music for clarinet and piano by Carl Maria von Weber and other classical composers, followed by Jazz! Come support local musicians. Similar Artists: ColaJazz, Branford Marsalis

RALEIGH RINGERS Rescheduled date sun. sept 26, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. T1: $40 // T2: $35 //T3: $30 Let the bells ring! Since its founding in 1990, they dazzle concert audiences with unique interpretations of popular music arranged just for handbells. Similar Artists: Keb’Mo’, American Spiritual Ensemble


Concert Truck Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, 2021 // FREE

Brought to you by Newberry Arts For All (NAFA) Join us for this unique experience that will travel all around Newberry County! The Concert Truck is a mobile music venue that brings communities together, making music accessible to all. Pianists Nick Luby and Susan Zhang take their 16-foot box truck, converted into a fully functioning mobile concert hall, on a road trip around the community with two stops a day! Nick, Susan, and the Truck have been featured by “Voice of America,” “Minnesota Public Radio,” “The Washington Post,” many local TV news stations, and online publications.

don’t miss us in:

Whitmire,Newberry, Prosperity, Pomaria, and Little Mountain! Specific locations will be announced closer to show.

blues traveler tues. sept 28, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $120 // T2: $115 // t3: $100

Don’t miss their only stop in SC! Blues Traveler is known for mixing Rock with many genres like Blues, Psychedelic, Folk, and Soul/Southern. Current members John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Brendan Hill, Tad Kinchla, and Ben Wilson are best known for their improvisational shows. Hear hits like “Run-Around,” “Hook,” and more! Similar Artists: Ace Frehley, Mother’s Finest, The Machine

mike farris & the fortunate few thurs. sept 30, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $50

2015 Grammy® Award winner for Best Roots Gospel album, Mike Farris, has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. Hear songs from his latest album, “Silver & Stone” and “Tennessee Girl.” Similar Artists: John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band, Paul Thorn, Keb’Mo’ // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //

Mutts gone nuts!

Rescheduled date

sun. oct 3, 2021 // 7:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45 Students 1/2 price

The fan favorite Comedy and dog acrobatics show Mutts Gone Nuts comes to the Newberry Opera House! The Washington Post Weekender calls it “a must see” and Lee Greenwood called them the “Funniest act I’ve ever worked with.” Watch these talented Mutts show off their skills in all sorts of acrobatics and tricks. More Family Friendly Events: Stunt Dog Experience, Fairytales on Ice


Rescheduled date

sun. oct 17, 2020 // 3:00 P.M. // Tickets: $55

Seating is limited for this show. Please contact the Box Office at 803-276-6264 for more information.

Ernie Haase is one of Southern Gospel’s most accomplished artists of all time through his work with the legendary Cathedrals Gospel Quartet. Haase + Signature Sound brings a GMA Dove Award winning brand of Gospel music that offers energy, excitement, and encouragement to audiences worldwide. Similar Artists: The Queen’s Six


Tues. Oct 19, 2021 //8:00 8:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $45 // T3: $40 // Students 1/2 Price

A Brother’s revival Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the allman brothers fri. oct 8, 2021 //8:00 p.m. // T1: $65 // T2: $60 // T3: $50

This tribute concert celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band. A Brother’s Revival is a show that caters to energized audiences performing the most accurate presentation of the Allman Brothers music featuring former band member David Goldflies. Hear fan favorites like “Ramblin Man,” “Melissa,” and more. Similar Artists: Mother’s Finest, DSB: A Journey Tribute

Dan tyminski sat. oct 9, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $60

Don’t miss Dan Tyminski, a 14time Grammy® Award Winner and four-time Male Vocalist of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association. Tyminski has unmatched instrumental skills that are key to his popularity.Similar Artists: Balsam Range, The Del McCoury Band, Chris Thile

Mother’s finest Rescheduled date thurs. oct 14, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $89

Mother’s Finest brings their energetic, genre bending blend of Rock and Funk back to the Opera House for another energy filled evening. “Too Funk for Rock, Too Rock for Funk.” Mother’s Finest has always been a band impossible to force into a box. Similar Artists: The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Ace Frehley // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //

JAKE HOOT Fri. oct 22, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $65 // T2: $60 // T3: $50

Season 17 Champion of NBC’s “The Voice,” Jake Hoot, won over America’s hearts. His blind audition on “The Voice” featuring Luke Combs’s “When It Rains It Pours” has been named as one of the best blind auditions in the history of the show. Similar Artists: Edwin McCain, Thompson Square, Cowboy Troy


the lincoln trio

Rescheduled date

sun. oct 24, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $45 // T3: $40 // Students 1/2 Price

The Chicago based, Grammy®-nominated Classical group The Lincoln Trio comes to Newberry. Together they produce some of the most vibrant and fresh interpretations of Classical music’s most recognized songs. Similar Artists: Geneva Lewis, The Polish Philharmonic, Spanish Brass

Peacherine ragtime society orchestra:

A silent film halloween Sat. oct 30, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // T1:$50 // T2:$45 // T3:$40 Students 1/2 Price



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Experience old timey fun with your family for Halloween! The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is one of America’s few professional ensembles dedicated to the preservation of America’s first popular music: Ragtime. “Spooky Silents” will feature haunting movies accompanied by a live performance from Peacherine. Similar Artists: Harlem 100, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brazilian All Stars

Tues. oct 26, 2021 |7:00 7:00 p.m. // Tickets: $40 // Students 1/2 Price

Steve Tyrell Rescheduled date tues. nov 2, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $100 Grammy® Award winning Steve Tyrell has achieved success as a singer, songwriter, and producer. His performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II” helped Tyrell reinvent and repopularize classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits include “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Simple Life,” “Crush On You,” and “The Sunny Side of the Street.” Similar Artists: The Lettermen

Ace frehley

Fri. oct 29, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $175

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and original KISS lead guitarist; Ace Frehley and his band are here for a Opera House exclusive! They will bring a mix of songs that helped shape the legendary guitarist along with songs from the original KISS library. Don’t miss this performance in one of he smallest venues he’s performed in! Seating will be limited to 400 seats. Similar Artists: Mother’s Finest, The Machine Performs Pink Floyd


Robert Earl Keen Rescheduled date Thurs. Nov 4, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $140

Seating is limited for this show. Please contact the Box Office at 803-276-6264 for more information.

Singer/Songwriter Robert Earl Keen’s unique sound mixes Country with Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk; which laid the groundwork for the Americana genre. Similar Artists: Steve Earle and The Dukes, Edwin McCain

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Etta may & the Southern fried chicks Rescheduled date Fri. Nov 5, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $65

Come see what fans are raving about, The Southern Fried Chicks, one of the most beloved Comedy groups in recent memory, return for their Cage-Free Comedy tour. This top-grossing all female comedy tour has played to venues packed with people and laughter. Other Comedies: James Gregory

sheena easton & tiffany 80s Ladies night out Sat. Nov 6, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. // T1: $125 // T2: $115 // T3: $95

Get ready for a totally awesome night with 2 artists that define 80’s pop. Easton has sold over 20 million records, won two Grammys®, and was the first artist to have Top Five records on five major Billboard charts. Tiffany was the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. All great 80s sing-a-longs include music from these two iconic ladies. Similar Artists: Material Girls, Shawn Colvin

The Harlem 100 Rescheduled date thurs. nov 11, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $50 // Students 1/2 Price

The ‘Harlem 100’ will be a musical journey that celebrates one of the greatest movements in cultural history while connecting the past to the present. It is the ultimate celebration of the music of the Harlem Renaissance. All-star musicians including Mwenso and the Shakes join together to play the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and so many more! Let Harlem 100 take you back in time with music from the icons of the era all played by a classic nine-piece band! Similar Artists: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brazilian All Stars, Branford Marsalis Quartet



Interview with Carlos Benetó, member of Spanish Brass

Spanish Brass will travel to Newberry this November for a special free outdoor community concert. Carlos Benetó with Spanish Brass talks about performing around the world in over 50 countries during the 33 years of the group. “This is the magic of the job that we do. You can bring it wherever you want. You can connect easily when you are playing music on the stage. If you try to communicate with someone by talking, you can get some of it, but with music it is very simple and gets straight to your soul.” This sense of connection brought five students from the Spanish Youth Orchestra together in 1989. Carlos Winners of the remembers, “The very first concert that we played Spanish National for our colleagues in the orchestra was in the lunch Music Award in room.” Their colleagues challenged them to 2020 continue, but it wasn’t until they won first prize in the 6th International Brass Quintet Competition in 1996 and went on tour that they took the leap to quit their day jobs with professional orchestras. With over three decades of excellence and creativity, Spanish Brass was rewarded with the Spanish National Music Award in 2020. Carlos jokingly says that brass instruments don’t always get respect in the hierarchy of instruments, but this time they did. Carlos blushingly mentions, “This is the highest recognition in our country for a musician. During 2020 with so many performances canceled, we were not sure if we were going to go on. And, suddenly we got a call. It was them saying, ‘Hey guys you are doing great. Keep going!” What should be expected when Spanish Brass comes to Newberry? “Our goal is to try to help the audience see what a brass quintet can be…to take the audience on a journey from Baroque to Jazz to something really Spanish.”

Spanish brass

Fri. nov 19, 2021 // 7:30 p.m. following Newberry’s treelighting // Free! A Newberry Arts For All (NAFA) FREE Outdoor Concert

Originally formed by students in 1989, these professional musicians went on to win the first prize in the 6th International Brass Quartet Competition. In 2020, they were awarded the Spanish National Music Award. Similar Artists: Siberian Virtuosi, Polish Philharmonic, Tuba Christmas

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chris thile

Buddy: The Buddy Holly story

Wed. nov 17, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $110 // T2: $100 // T3: $90

Rescheduled date

NPR calls him a “genre-defying musical genius.” MacArthur Fellow and Grammy® Award-Winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile is a founding member of the groups Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. “The Guardian” calls him “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from Bluegrass to Classical.” Similar Artists: Sierra Hull, Dan Tyminski, The Del McCoury Band

Tue. Nov 30, 2021 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. T1: $55 // T2: $45 // T3: $35

Keb’ mo’

Rescheduled date

Thurs. Nov 18, 2021 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $150

Singer/ Songwriter Keb’ Mo’ draws upon his bottomless Roots music to make deeply expressive music. His accolades include four Grammy® awards, 14 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Top Blues Songs chart, 15 studio albums and much more. Similar Artists: Steve Earl & The Dukes, Mike Farris, Edwin McCain

John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas band

Rescheduled date

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” tells his story; from Buddy’s rise to fame to his tragic death in 1959. Hear some of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including “That’ll Be the Day,” Peggy Sue,” and more. This dynamic performance honors the famous legend whose music career was cut far too short. Similar Artists: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock n’ Roll Dream Tour - A Hologram Experience, The McCartney Years, The Lettermen

Branson on the road Christmas style thurs. dec 2, 2021 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. T1: $45 // T2: $40 // T3: $35

Enjoy a Classic Country performance plus holiday favorites with this live Christmas style show. Branson On The Road is the kind of show you thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music and performers singing to tracks. Similar Artist: Jimmy Fortune, Appalachian Road Show, Dailey and Vincent

sun. nov 21, 2021 // 8:00 P.M. // T1: $175 // T2: $150 // T3: $130 A unique pairing for an unique venue. John Hiatt, known for his rootsy fusion of Rock n’ Roll, Country, Folk, and Blues, has released over 21 studio albums and been nominated for nine Grammy® awards. Joining John on stage will be dobro master and 14-time Grammy® winner Jerry Douglas. Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar. Hear songs like “Angel Eyes” (made popular by The Jeff Healey Band), “Have A Little Faith In Me,” and more. Similar Artists: Steve Earle & The Dukes, Robert Earl Keen, Paul Thorn

A very electric Christmas

Presented by lightwire theatre Rescheduled date Fri. Dec 3, 2021 // 7:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $40 // T3: $35 // Students 1/2 Price

What’s Christmas without Christmas lights? As seen on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Lightwire Theatre tells stories with light puppets. Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas!” Other Family Friendly Events: Fairytales on Ice, A Silent Film Halloween


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Edwin McCain & Full band Rescheduled date fri. dec 10, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $100



Interview with Barry Abernathy, member of Appalachian Road Show

This December performance may be the first time Appalachian Road Show has performed at the Opera House, but the performers themselves are not strangers to our town. Many came to the Opera House with the group Mountain Heart. However, Barry Abernathy first came during the 90s when he was playing with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Called the “great American romantic” by the “New York Times,” SC’s own Edwin McCain has found a way to balance massive success, a year-round touring schedule, and a family life. Hear songs like “I’ll Be,” “I Could Not Ask for More” and “Shooting Stars.” Similar Artists: Jake Hoot, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Earl Keen

The Nutcracker Presented by Dance alive national ballet

Barry talks about the first time he heard Doyle, “Doyle was always my hero. When I was about 14, I went Christmas shopping with my mom…and came across Doyle’s ‘Rock My Soul’ album. “I was born with no fingers on my right hand… but my mom said if I could learn to play a song all the way through on my great grandmother’s banjo, I could get one of my own. Years later I find myself playing the song I learned onstage with Doyle.”

“...that was the origins of American Music...”

Barry explains the inspiration behind Appalachian Road Show, “The concept is to bring to light the settling of the Appalachian Mountains and the way the culture and lifestyle of the people who came over to settle there influenced the musical culture. From Ireland, Scotland to West Africa they brought story songs, hymns, and Celtic fiddle tunes. The West African people brought the banjo with them. That was the origins to American music.”

Sun. Dec 12, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. // T1: $55 // T2: $45 // T3: $35 | Students 1/2 Price

Barry talks about how their last album resonates with today’s events, “When we started talking about the new project we discussed the plight and tribulation of the Appalachian people …from love lost to paying taxes. We were scheduled to release ‘Tribulations’ in March of 2020…it was meant to be and hopefully helped some people deal with all we’ve been going through.” Come enjoy music of the Appalachian people in the first half of the show followed by Christmas from the mountains in the second half.

Appalachian road show christmas sat. dec 4, 2021 // 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. // T1: $45 // T2: $40 //T3: $35

This acoustic ensemble brings new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk songs. Don’t miss their innovative original music too, all tied to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. Similar Artists: Branson on the Road, Dailey & Vincent, The Del McCoury Band // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP thurs. dec 16, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $150 // T2: $100 // T3: $80

Rescheduled date This Certified Guitar Player keeps fans entranced by his beautiful music. By the age of six, Tommy was working as a professional musician inspired by Chet Atkins. Don’t miss this performance where he masterfully solos on an acoustic guitar with a joyful heart and passion. Similar Artists: Sierra Hull, Keb’ Mo’, Tab Benoit


Colajazz Christmas


fri. dec 17, 2021 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $35 // Students 1/2 Price

sun. jan 23, 2022 // 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $85

ColaJazz’s swinging Little Big Band returns! This medium-sized ensemble has presented a wide variety of large ensemble music from Big Band repertoire to classic small group sound. Their special holiday performance is sure to have you in the Christmas spirit! Join us before the performance for a Q&A with the band. Similar Artists: Branford Marsallis Quartet, Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love

Blues guitarist, musician , and singer Tab Benoit brings his rich guitar and his Otis-Redding-ish voice to the Opera House! Benoit has been compared to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins, and even Jimi Hendrix. His most recent accolade was winning the Contemporary Blues Male Artist at the Blues Music Awards. Don’t miss a night of the blues with Tab. Similar Artists: Robert Earl Keen, Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few, Paul Thorn

geneva lewis

the great gatsby

Sun. dec 19, 2021 // 3:00 p.m. T1: $45 // T2: $35 // T3: $25

Presented by Aquila Theatre

Born in New Zealand, Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Hailed by conductor Nicolas McGegan as “a name to watch,” Geneva is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Grand Prize at the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other recent accolades include being named a finalist at the 2018 Naumburg Competition and a “Performance Today” Young Artist in Residence. Similar Artists: Siberian Virtuosi, The Polish Philharmonic, Spanish Brass

Thur. jan 27, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. T1: $40 // T2: $35 // T3: $30 // Students 1/2 Price

Balsam Range Sat. jan 22 , 2022 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $75 Welcome home a Opera House favorite! Buddy, Darren, Dr. Marc, Tim, and Caleb make Balsam Range. The five original members are all acoustic musicians and singers from Western North Carolina. They thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name Balsam Range in honor of where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge. Similar Artists: The Del McCoury Band, Dan Tyminski, Sierra Hull & Justin Moses


hotel california A tribute to the eagles

Fri. jan 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $60 // T2: $55 // T3: $45

From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them. Hotel California has been recreating the legendary sound of The Eagles and thrilling audiences all over the world. You will know all the hits like “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise,” and “Hotel California.” Similar Artists: Mother’s Finest, DSB: A Journey Tribute, A Brother’s Revival

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Sat. jan 29, 2022 8:00 p.m. T1: $65 // T2: $55 // T3: $45 Coming to the our intimate hall and under the direction of principal conductor Wojciech Rodek this will be the largest music institution in Eastern Poland to perform on our stage. The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1944. Accompaning the orchestra will be first prize winners of the Chopin International Piano Competition and Wieniawski International Violin Competition. Similar Artists: Siberian Virtuosi, Geneva Lewis, The Lincoln Trio

the lettermen Thurs. feb 3, 2022 // 3:00 & 8:00 P.M. T1: $50 // T2: $45 // T3: $40 The Lettermen – Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack - have created an award winning threepart harmony. With over 75 albums – numerous certified gold – you won’t want to miss hits like “When I Fall In Love,” “Come Back Silly Girl,” and “Theme From A Summer Place.” Similar Artists: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly - The Rock n’ Roll Dream Tour: A Hologram Experience, The McCartney Experience

Gaelic Storm

Rescheduled date

fri. Feb 4, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $75 // T2: $70 // T3: $65

American spiritual ensemble

Sun. jan 30, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // T1: $65 // T2: $55 // T3: $50

The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional Gospel and Classical group comprised of some of the finest singers in the Classical music world. The group pays homage to the American Negro Spirituals of American slaves; which helped America find its voice in the most difficult part of U.S. history. These spirituals would later give birth to Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Pop, and even influence Musical Theatre. Join us for a Gospel Brunch. Details coming soon! Similar Artists: Harlem 100, The Queen’s Six, Cross That River

Gaelic Storm launched into international fame as the steerage band in the movie “Titanic.” Country-music folks love their storytelling, Bluegrass-heads love their instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition and the Rockers simply relish the passion with which they play their instruments. Similar Artists: Celtic Angels

rigoletto, opera Presented by theatro lirico d’europa

glenn miller orchestra® Sat. Feb 5, 2022 // 3:00 P.M. // tickets: $50

Brought to you by Audrey Love Charitable Foundation

Tues. feb 1, 2022 // 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $40 // Students 1/2 Price

Teatro Lirico D’Europa brings together the best in Opera from around the world for their productions. Better than a reality show or telenovela; Rigoletto spins the tale of a licentious aristocrat, a court jester, his naive daughter, and a curse. There is love, violence, and revenge. This opera features some of Verdi’s most memorable arias including “La Donna é Mobile.” Don’t worry, english subtitles will be provided with the program!

Nick Hilsher leads the most popular and sought after Big Band in the world today. With its unique Jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since; playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Similar Artists: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Harlem 100, Cola Jazz

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shawn colvin

jimmy fortune

thurs. feb 10, 2022 // 8:00 P.M. // T1: $85 // T2: $75 // T3: $65 Three-time Grammy® winner Shawn Colvin has released 12 albums and written a critically acclaimed memoir. Colvin has had her songs featured in major motion pictures and has created a remarkable canon of work. Her songs are slow release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. Similar Artists: Steve Earle & The Dukes, Edwin McCain, Paul Thorn

Fri. feb 18, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $60 // T2: $50 // T3: $40

Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Fortune wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” on their 1983 album “Today.” Fortune also wrote the Top-10 hit “Forever” from 1986’s “Four for the Show,” and co-wrote the Top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall” from 1988’s “The Greatest Hits.” Join us for this unforgettable show performed by Jimmy Fortune! Similar Artists: Dailey and Vincent, Gene Watson

McCartney Years: tribute to paul mccartney tues. feb 15, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $60 // T2: $50 // T3: $40

The McCartney years brings the Paul McCartney experience to Newberry with premier renditions of McCartney, Beatles, and Wings songs. Dedicated to recreating Paul McCartney, The McCartney Years is the premier Paul McCartney tribute, having the daunting task of filling one of rock’s most beloved musician’s shoes. Dedicated to recreating the experience of one of McCartney’s concerts down to the most minute detail Sid Berstein labeled them as “the best on the scene today.” Similar Artists: Hotel California, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Hologram

blue dogs Sat. feb 19, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $55 // T2: $45 // T3: $35

The Blue Dogs are one of the most loved Bluegrass and Alternative Country bands in the Southeast. Embracing a unique mix of Roots-Rock rumble, homespun Bluegrass, and an eccentric twist on classic Nashville Country sound; the Blue Dogs are fan favorites! Similar Artists: A Brother’s Revival: Allman Brothers Tribute, Edwin McCain & Full Band, Paul Thorn

James Gregory

Sat. feb 26, 2022 // 5:00 & 8:00 p.m. T1: $45 // T2: $40 // T3: $35

The machine Performs pink Floyd

Rescheduled date

thur. feb 17, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $80 // T2: $70 // T3: $60 For 30 years, The Machine has continued the legacy of Pink Floyd, playing renditions of Pink Floyd’s songs. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery and an impressive concert experience, The Machine explores collective improvisation that rivals that of Pink Floyd itself. The Machine recreates all your Pink Floyd favorites like “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Money,” “Time,” and many more! Similar Artists: Hotel California, DSB: A Journey Tribute


James Gregory creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a southern accent, and universal storytelling. Even the simplest events become hilarious in the hands of this world-class comedian. His trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch! Other Comedies: Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks

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Tango argentina Mon. Feb 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $45 // T2: $40 // T3: $35 // Students 1/2 Price

Fairytales on Ice

Rescheduled date

Thur. mar 10, 2022 // 6:30 p.m. // T1: $70 // T2: $60 // T3: $50 Students 1/2 price

Back by popular demand: Fairytales on Ice is a magical presentation featuring many of your favorite fairytale characters. This performance will weave tales from The Little Mermaid and Pirate Adventures. Is it really an ice show? Yes! The dance, music, and story help create the visual and emotional journey for audiences everywhere; fusing theater, music, acrobatics, and the art of figure skating. Other Family Friendly Shows This Season: A Very Electric Christmas, The Nutcracker

roy orbison & buddy holly: the rock n’ roll dream tour a hologram experience wed. Mar 4, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $125

This American Country music singer-songwriter is best known for his signature song “God Bless the USA.” Greenwood has released more than 20 albums and charted seven #1 US Hot Country songs including “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going, Going, Gone,” and “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You Are The Rose)”. Don’t miss the chance to see this Grammy® Award-Winning legend. Similar Artists: Gene Watson, Jimmy Fortune, Branson on The Road Christmas Style

Rock n’ Roll pioneers, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly on tour together for the first time and at the Newberry Opera House in a unique hologram experience. “These two men…defined the genre of Rock n’ Roll,” stated Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge holographic performance and remastered audio will transport you back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage. Similar Artists: The Buddy Holly Story, The McCartney Years, The Tams



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fri. mar 11, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $85 // T2: $75 // T3: $65

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pilobolus tues. mar 8, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $80 // T2: $60 // T3: $40 Students 1/2 price

mr. ho’s orchestrotica quintet

sun. mar 13, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $50 // T2: $45 // T3: $35

Ever wondered how a composition was created? Why did they feature a certain instrument? Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica takes you on a narrative journey through new sounds based in Chamber, Jazz, and World Music. Having performed with the LA Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra; this group has also toured with Broadway productions and performed alongside artists like Donna Summer. Similar Artists: Harlem 100, Brazilian All-Stars, Boney James

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Pilobolus will explore the beauty and power of connected bodies. This award winning troupe was named an “irreplaceable dance treasure” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. Their bespoke performances for television, film, and live events include a Grammy® Award Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award, and several Cannes Lion Awards from the International Festival of Creativity. Other Dance Shows: Tango Argentina, The Nutcracker, Lil’ Buck performs Memphis Jookin’

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Songs we love presented by Jazz at lincoln center Tues. mar 15, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $80 Under the direction of Riley Mulherkar; “Songs We Love” is a journey from the Blues and Jazz of the 1920s to the early 1950s iconic Standards. Hear songs that we all love that were made famous by Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and more. Similar Artists: Harlem 100, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, Branford Marsalis

siberian virtuosi

sun. mar 20, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. T1: $55 // T2: $50 // T3: $45 // Students 1/2 Price

Siberian Virtuosi is made up of 10 violinists and a pianist. This ensemble is known for their energy and level of virtuosity. Siberian Virtuosi was rewarded with the highest honor of the State – the name of the State Ensemble of Violinists of the Republic of Yakutia. Similar Artists: The Lincoln Trio, Polish Philharmonic, Geneva Lewis

The Del mccoury band

fri. mar 25, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $80 // T2: $75 // T3: $70

celtic angels ireland

thur. mar 17, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $65 // T2: $50 // T3: $45 Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day; Celtic Angels Ireland, The Celtic Knight Dancers, and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin will captivate all audiences by providing world class Irish dancing, vocals, and instrumentals. This unique performance will showcase the beautiful vocal quintet of Celtic Angels: Vicky Kenny, Amy Penston, Eimear Crealey Nuirgen O’Mahoney, and Sari Greenburg; as well as two former lead dancers of “Riverdance.” Similar Artists: Gaelic Storm, The Queen’s Six

One of the most distinguished traditional Bluegrass musicians of all time, two-time Grammy® award-winning artist Del McCoury will play hits such as “1952 Black Lightning,” “My Love Will Not Change,” “Nashville Cats,” “Smoking Gun,” “Sweet Appalachia,” and more! Similar Artists: Ricky Skaggs, Appalachain Road Show, Sierra Hull, Balsam Range

thompson square acoustic Sat. mar 26, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $80

Keifer and Shawna Thompson have gathered Grammy® nominations and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both ACM ad CMA Awards. Similar Artists: Lorrie Morgan, Cowboy Troy, A Brother’s Revival: An Allman Brother’s Tribute

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sat. mar 19, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $120

Practically raised backstage at the Opry, Lorrie Morgan earned her spot at center stage when she became the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums. Don’t miss hearing hits like “Something in Red,” “What Part of No,” “Til A Tear Becomes A Rose” and more. Then, experience her new music from the “Letting Go…Slow” album. Similar Artists: Jimmy Fortune, Gene Watson, Thompson Square



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Paul Thorn

thurs. mar 31, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $75 // T2: $65 // T3: $55 Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, Gospel-infused Southern Rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp. Similar Artists This Season: Edwin McCain, John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’

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tokyo joe productions presents

the queen’s six

Rocketman: a tribute to sir elton john

thurs. apr 21, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // T1: $75 // T2: $70// T3: $65

fri. apr 1, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45

Since their formation in 1996, this Columbia based band has become one of the premier tribute bands in the Southeast. Paying tribute to Sir Elton John, the band will rock all of your favorites from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” to “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down” from “Crocodile Rock” to “Rocket Man.” Similar Artists: The McCartney Years, DSB: A Journey Tribute, Edwin McCain

Don’t miss their only stop in South Carolina! Direct from England, comes the six-part male acapella group from Windsor Castle! The Queen’s Six works directly for the Queen of England; and their repertoire spans Sacred and Secular music from the Middle Ages to the present day. Similar Artists:

confederate railroad

Sweet Baby James

fri. apr 22, 2022 8:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $45 //T3: $40

A James Taylor Tribute Sat. apr 2, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $45 Close your eyes and pretend you are listening to James Taylor himself when Bill Griese and his band take the stage. Enjoy all of your favorite JT hits from the ultimate James Taylor tribute band. From “You’ve Got A Friend” to “Carolina On My Mind,” from “Fire And Rain” to “Sweet Baby James,” you will feel like the Great American troubadour is performing for you. Similar Artists: The McCartney Years, John Hiatt & The Jerry Douglas Band, Edwin McCain

Join ColaJazz as they recognize and explore the historical legacy of Jazz artists. The Little Big Band will take you on a journey through the vibrant and diverse history of Jazz music in South Carolina. Join us before the performance for a Q&A with the band. Similar Artists: Branford Marsalis Quartet, John Wagner & Friends

seance meets magic summoning spirits with peter boie Thur. Apr 28, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $40 // T3: $35

Summoning spirits is a séance meets magic event. Performer Peter Boie is one of the top college touring acts and has been featured on TV’s “Penn & Teller Fool Us.” The show brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight…and fright. Peter combines freaky magic with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine tingling experiences.


tues. apr 5, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $50 // T2: $45 // T3: $35 | Students 1/2 Price

Colajazz Jazz APpreciation month Sun. apr 24, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // Tickets: $35 Students 1/2 Price


Lil’ Buck performs memphis jookin’

Confederate Railroad rolled onto the national Country music scene in the early 90s. Later singles like “Trashy Women” and “She Never Cried” earned Confederate Railroad several award nominations and wins. Similar Artists: A Brother’s Revival, Lorrie Morgan, Thompson Square

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cowboy troy fri. apr 29, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // t1: $55 // T2: $50 // T3: $45 Troy Coleman is a Texas born Country singer who burst into the Country music scene teaming up with chart-toppers Big & Rich. His “Hick-Hop” sound would be featured on his solo album “Loco Motive,” which would reach number-two on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Backup vocalist for Big & Rich; Troy also toured with Tim McGraw and provided a Rap track to McGraw’s ballad “She’s My Kind of Rain.” Similar Artists: Thompson Square, Jake Hoot


Troy Coleman was attending the University of Texas at Austin when he got his moniker Cowboy Troy from a friend to help distinguish him from other Troys at the school. This 6’ 5” cowboy hat wearing Country Rapper has never had trouble standing out. He found his tribe when he met up with the Musik Mafia. Troy explains, “I met John Rich back in the summer of ‘93, when he was playing bass with the band Texassee, whose name would later be changed to Lonestar. They were playing in a bar that I was hanging out in. On my first trip to Nashville in ’99, he introduced me to Big Kenny. We’ve been friends all these years. Right about that time everybody wanted to do these Musik Mafia nights on Tuesday nights. I was still living in Dallas at this time so I would drive up. Musik Mafia nights featured any kind of music… Rock music, Rap music, Spoken Word. We had artists doing live painting…interpretive dance – whatever you could think of. We did 70 some odd Tuesday nights in a row. People started getting record deals.”

Branford marsalis quartet

“Then when I was old enough to go to Country bars I would see all these pick-up trucks in the parking lot blasting Rap music. You go into the clubs and the last 15 minutes of the hour they would switch to Rap. Every time a Rap song came on you would see a bunch of cowboys on the dance floor. I knew I wasn’t the only one who had an appreciation for it.” In 2020, Cowboy Troy released “Galaxy” - 4 EPs with 4 songs - each with their own vibe. His love of Sci-Fi meshed with his love of all types of music from party band music to “retro zone out” to traditional Texas Swing. There are no boxes for Cowboy Troy.

Insider Interview with Troy Coleman, Cowboy Troy

The perondi’s stunt dog experience

After four decades in the spotlight, the achievements of Branford Marsalis continue to grow. He started his musical journey as a Jazz musician, though over time he has expanded his vision as a composer, band leader, and educator. He has collaborated with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis, from Bruce Hornsby to Sting, from The Grateful Dead to his brother Wynton. In the process, he has become a multi award-winning artist with three Grammys® and is a citation by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master. Similar Artist: Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love, Boney James, Brazilian All Stars


Troy continues, “I make Rap music for the Country music fans. I grew up listening to guys like Charlie Daniels, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Roger Miller - all these classic artists came out with these songs with spoken word style of delivery.”

“I make Rap music for the Country music fans.”

“I had a plan to work my way up the corporate ladder at Foot Locker, but one day I checked my phone on my break, and it was a message from John. Big & Rich had gotten picked up to go on tour with Tim McGraw! I was so stoked for them and totally surprised when John said, ‘We want you go with us.’ The rest is history.”

sat. apr 30, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. // tickets: $115

While on tour, Troy remembers co-writing “I Play Chicken with the Train.” “We were in Baton Rouge sitting on the bus… Angie Aparo and John noticed the train tracks that went by the arena…It became a proclamation about the Hick Hop music I was making. Is that light at the end of the tunnel me making it, or is it the 5:15 coming to hit me?”

sun. may 1, 2022 // 2:00 & 6:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45 // Students 1/2 Price

This cast of performers and rescue dogs will delight audiences of all ages with high energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience, you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! Other Family Friendly Shows: Mutts Gone Nuts!, Fairytales on Ice, A Silent Film Halloween

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sierra hull & Justin moses thurs. may 5, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. T1: $45 // T2: $40 // T3: $35 Grammy® nominee and two-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, Sierra Hull is a one of a kind Bluegrass artist. Hull has played throughout the country including the Grand Ole’ Opry, Carnegie Hall and The White House. Don’t miss your chance to see her live with her husband and fellow musical virtuoso, Justin Moses! Similar Artists: Chris Thile, Dailey & Vincent, The Del McCoury

DSB: a journey Tribute fri. may 6, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $45

Considered to be “The Gold Standard” by which all Journey tributes are measured; DSB faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. Fans across the country enjoy all the hits: “Any Way You Want It,” “Lovin’ Touchin’, Squeezin,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and so much more. Similar Artists: Mothers Finest, The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

material girls a tribute to Madonna, cher, lady gaga, and adele

Amy lynn & the honey men Celebrate janis joplin may 20, 2022 // 8:00 p.m. // Tickets: $50

Horns. Soul. Sass. When Amy Lynn performs on stage she delivers that rare emotional performance few can duplicate. This seven-piece machine is all about the traditional Memphis-Motown, Soul and Rock style while channeling the raw energy of Janis Joplin. Close your eyes as she plays iconic hits like “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart”, Few controlled a stage and emoted raw energy like Janis Joplin. This tribute to her musical genius definitely captures that fire. Similar Artists: The Machine, DSB: A Journey Tribute, McCartney Years Tribute

the quebe sisters

sun. may 8, 2022 // 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $60

This high energy musical production features talented vocalists who recreate #1 hit songs. Hear songs like Adele’s “Hello,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Cher’s “Believe,” Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” and more. Similar Artists: Sheena Easton & Tiffany, DSB: Journey Tribute

summer outdoor concert

June 2022

Under The Canopy

Sun. May 22, 2022 // 3:00 p.m. // Free! Location: Under the Newberry opera house canopy

OTHER GREAT SHOWS & EVENTS Community commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Music of Peter, Paul & Mary and Simon & Garfunkel Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.// $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

Rick Alviti: That’s the Way It Was Elvis Tribute Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00 // $39

Newberry College Music Honors Recital

The Music of Billie Holiday Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

Destination Newberry A Wedding Expo, Guild Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, September 9, 2021

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 8:00 PM // FREE

Oyster Roast, Guild Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, November 7, 2021

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 12, 2022 Visit for more information.

The Music of “The Rat Pack” Presented by doug & bunny williams Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

Miss Newberry Scholarship Competition

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. // Adult $7 // Student: $2

Newberry Chamber Orchestra

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM // FREE

Hope Illuminates, A Service of Remembrance Presented by whitaker funeral home Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. // FREE

Kentucky Derby Party, Guild Fundraiser

Tuba Christmas

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. // FREE

¬ Newberry College Jazz Big Band

Christmas Tour of Homes Presented by the newberry county chamber of commerce

DC Danceworks Spring Recital

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 7, 2022 Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:00 P.M. // FREE

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Visit for more info & tickets.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. & 4:00 P.M. // $12 // Students $9 // Kids 5 & Under FREE

The Dick Goodwin Big Band Christmas Concert Presented by doug & bunny williams Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 3:00 // $30 // Kids 12 & Under FREE

Corsets & Cravats: Exploring Mid-19th Century Material Culture

The Jungle Book Presented by the newberry ballet guild

A $5 per ticket facility fee and a $10 per order handling fee will be charged. There is a $3 per order fee to mail tickets, but there is no charge for print-at-home or will call tickets.

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM & Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM // $15 // Students $10



Conference August 5-7, 2022 Visit for schedule and packages. 19th Century Fashion Show: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.// $10

Some performances this season will remain at one price while others will return to three-tiered pricing. The seating chart is subject to change.

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All sales are final: Newberry Opera House reserves the right to present a substitute show, artist, content, date or time for a performance without notice. All sales are final. Saturday and Sunday except for show days when the Box Office opens 3 hours before show time.

Tickets: A ticket is required for entry - regardless of age. A ticket is a revocable license, subject to termination with denial of admission at managements discretion. The resale or attempted resale of a Newberry Opera House ticket is prohibited. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are VOID. Ways to purchase tickets: 1) Call during regular Box Office

hours for guest assistance. 2) In person at the Box Office 1201 McKibben St. Newberry, SC 29108. 3) Online at; the only site for official NOH tickets. Please be scam aware and verify that you are on the correct site. NOH is not liable for any charges incurred on another website.

City of Newberry events

Box office and Lobby hours: M-F (9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.), CLOSED

main street shop & dine nights

Fees: A $5 per ticket Facility Fee and a $10 per order Handling Fee will be charged. The $10 handling fee is waived for orders placed in person at the Box Office. If you choose to have tickets delivered directly to your home, there is an additional $3 per order Shipping Fee. Newberry opera house gift cards: Guests may purchase gift cards through the Box Office or online at Gift cards can be mailed, e-mailed, or even sent by text as a gift to a third party. If lost, they will not be replaced. Gift cards have no cash value. They are good for 5 years from the date of issuance.

Newberry Oktoberfest

Sat. October 2, 2021 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. // NewberryOktoberfest.Com

Christmas in Newberry 2021

Main Street Lights Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Fri. March 11, 2022 //

Newberry Pork in the Park

April 22-23, 2022 //

Taste of Newberry

Sat. May 21, 2022 // 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

newberry juneteenth

North Pole Nights

All events are subject to change. Visit and follow the City of Newberry on social media for the most Up-to-date info.

December 3, 10, 17, 2021 // 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Memorial Park

Sat. December 4, 2021

Newberry irish fling

Fri. November 19, 2021 // Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:00 P.M.

Official Gingerbread Competition awards event

Ticket delivery options: 1) Have your tickets e-mailed to you.

Please print the attached PDF and bring with you to the show. Images on phones do not always scan, so please print out your tickets to ensure quicker seating. 2) Have your tickets mailed directly to your home. 3) While it’s avaliable; we are limiting picking up tickets night of show to avoid a line at Will Call.

First Friday of Every Month 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. // Downtown Newberry

Sat. June 18, 2022 // 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

The City of Newberry was founded in 1789 and is the county seat for Newberry County. Home to 40+ locally owned and operated shops and more than ten Bars and Restaurants located in picturesque downtown within walking distance to the Opera House.

Visit for more info about planning your visit including parking, tours, shopping, dining, accommodations, and other frequently asked questions.

Special services: The Opera House is accessible to all. Please

notify the Box Office when ordering tickets to ensure services and accessible seating. Please let the Box Office know how they can assist you at the time of your order.

Discounts: Groups of 10 or more with a single point of contact for communication and payment may be eligible for discounts. Look for special student pricing on select shows. See the capsule schedule for more info on the Make Your Own discount. Some discounts are not available online, are not retroactive, and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Discounts will not be available for non-Newberry Opera House presented events. Admission: Building doors and seating will open approximately

45 minutes prior to the performance. There is No Entry prior to that time. Only one door will be open for entry (Boyce St. next to Memorial Park under the NOH canopy). Each person is to hold their own ticket as it will be scanned at the entrance door. Late seating will be at the discretion of management.

safety protocols: Please review the updated safety protocols

Small town charm...Big city facilities Conferences |Seminars |Traning Social Events | Retreats | Meetings

before purchasing tickets and if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who is ill, do not attend performances. // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //

Historic Downtown Newberry, SC adjacent to the Nationally acclaimed Newberry Opera House





BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mr. Jack shields //Chairman

Executive Director, South Carolina United Health Care Medicare & Retirement

Mr. Luke McCormick //Vice chairman

Assistant V.P./Branch Manager, South State Bank


Mrs. Susan wessinger //TREASURER Co-owner, Newberry Yoga

Mr. Tom Pope // secretary


Attorney, Pope, Parker & Jenkins Attorneys P.A.

Mrs. beth Hipp //president, noh Guild

Retired Retailer

Mr. Keith Avery

President & CEO, Newberry Electirc Cooperative

Jack Shields

// Chairman, Newberry Opera House Foundation 22

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Mr. Matt Dewitt

Dr. Maurice Scherrens

Mrs. Mattie Dillon

Mayor Foster Senn

Mr. Les Hipp

Steve wilson

Mr. Robert Matheson

Dr. Peggy Winder

City Manager, City of Newberry

President, Newberry College

Owner, Dillon & Associates Human Resource Services LLC

Mayor, City of Newberry Owner, Palmetto Apparel

Retired Nuclear Power Management

Owner, Wilson Tractor, Inc.


Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Sport Professions, Newberry College

Dr. Joe McDonald

Retired Professor, Newberry College

join Our volunteer board members and BEcome part of the magic... Guild

Alvin Pressley

Superintendent, Newberry County School District

The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in helping to raise funds to support the Performing Arts at the Opera House, and in helping to educate and enliven the surrounding communities through the Arts. The Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 P.M. at the Newberry Opera House.


Join our volunteer team as an usher, greeter, concessions worker, tour guide, and more.

Liz rivera

Community Advocate

Training: Saturday, august 14, 2021

When registering to attend in-person or virtually please call our Box Office at 803-276-2624. For more information please contact:

TJ Millwood, Front of House Coordinator,

at 803-276-6264| // 2021-2022 Season // // or 803-276-6264 //


Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street Newberry, SC 29108


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