The Mauldin Cultural Center is proud to announce its 2015 Season.
The popular Railroad Concert Series, this year featuring three free concerts by artists from around the southeast, starts on February 21 with Gabe Dixon, a Nashville-based musician pumping out his own mix of rock, southern rock, and blues through his piano. His self-titled ablum was named “Album of Year” by Paste, Village Voice and others. His songs have appeared on TV shows on all of the major networks and his song “Find My Way” was the title theme for the #1 movie The Proposal. Dixon has played keys behind the likes of Paul McCartney and O.A.R.
April 24 and 25 features two nights of South Carolina-grown music with Occasional Milkshake and Cravin’ Melon. Occasional Milkshake is a group formed when members of Hootie & the Blowfish, Cravin’ Melon and Blue Dogs all take a break. The group plays all over the state bringing their South Carolina charm and music to thousands of people each year. Cravin’ Melon performs on April 25th. Cravin’ Melon is a staple in the SC music scene and has been around since the 1990s.
The American Callboard Theatre Series focuses on some timeless classics this season. To Kill A Mockingbird runs March 5-7. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will be adapted for younger actors and performed in the Outdoor Amphitheater June 25-27. Auditions are open to all. Tickets and audition information will be available online at www.mauldinculturalcenter.org in early 2015.
The Mauldin Cultural Center’s education programs in guitar and dance will continue with private and group lessons. Additional classes and workshops will be held throughout the year as well.
The Mauldin Cultural Center will also host many community events in 2015 such as the Peacock STRIDES for Babies 5K on March 7, benefitting the CJ Foundation for SIDS. The annual Spring Fling will be held April 11 and will be expanded to include food vendors and a classic tractor show. The 5th Annual Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off will take place September 25 & 26.
The Mauldin Cultural Center will also be bringing Edwin McCain to its outdoor amphitheater on October 24, 2015. Tickets will be $10 in advance or $15 at the gate and will be available to purchase in 2015. All proceeds will benefit local nonprofit arts organizations.
For a full listing of events, visit www.mauldinculturalcenter.org. Additional events may be added throughout the year.
The Mauldin Cultural Center is managed by the City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs.