The Etherredge Center for the Fine & Performing Arts has released its cultural series lineup for the 2021-2022 season, and season ticket sales have started. Featuring stellar talents from old and new friends, the series promises to be a treat for all ages.
To kick off the season, the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra returns. After performing a magical concert in the parking lot, as a drive-in style show last October, Equinox is bringing their full band with all of their powerful sounds to the Etherredge Center stage on September 18th.
The great music doesn’t end with Equinox, however, as “America’s Greatest Party Band,” South Carolina’s own Swingin ‘Medallions will ring during the holiday season on December 10th. As part of USC Aiken’s 60th anniversary celebration, this show will feature a dinner and dance at the USCA Convening Center, complete with a catered meal and cash bar. Holiday music will abound, but audiences will also be able to hear classics like “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” and “Hey, Hey, Baby”.
In 2022, the Etherredge Center and its partners at the Center for African American History, Art, and Culture present Mike Wiley’s moving solo show, “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till”. This play “chronicles the murder, the trial and the incredible confessions of the men accused of Till’s murder.” Helping to commemorate Black History Month, Wiley’s show premieres February 19, with a special Q&A at CAHAAC at 11 a.m. on the morning of the show.
April closes the season with two fantastic performances. First up on April 7, join us for the majesty and beauty of the American Ballet Theater Studio Company. This company, part of America’s First Ballet Troupe, presents its promising artists, showcasing the talent and commitment that characterize ABT.
The Cultural Series will end on April 29, as Branford Marsalis makes his long-awaited appearance on our stage, along with The Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo. Postponed from 2021, the concert will celebrate American jazz.
Season tickets are on sale now, with packages ranging from $ 60 to $ 200. Each subscription purchased will include a free show as a special “welcome”.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-641-3305 or email [email protected]