The Mauldin Cultural Center is proud to announce its 2016 Season.
The popular Railroad Concert Series features two outdoor concerts highlighting an upcoming indie rock group and a legendary musician who will be the most decorated musician to perform at the Center to-date. All concerts in the series are free to attend with food trucks serving local food and beer/wine available for purchase by City Scape Winery.
Nashville-based rock group Kopecky will perform on April 29 in the outdoor amphitheater. Their second album release “Drug for the Modern Age” earned praise across the board and has helped propel the band, who most recently played at Artisphere in 2015, to the top of the charts in their genre. As the New York Times said in 2013 of the band, “If you like Fleetwood Mac, give Kopecky a try.”
Legendary bassist Victor Wooten performs on May 13 in the outdoor amphitheater. With five Grammy Awards under his belt, in addition to being named one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine, Wooten’s talent has wowed audiences all over the world. Wooten has performed since he was a child and has shared the stage with everyone from The Temptations to the Dave Matthews Band. Currently, Victor Wooten performs with the world-famous jam band, The Flecktones, and maintains a continuous cycle of wildly popular music education camps.
The Mauldin Cultural Center’s education programs in guitar and dance will continue with private and group lessons. New partnerships in education offerings include children’s dance classes with Carolina Dance Collaborative, and Basket Making with local artist Peggy McCarson. Additional classes and workshops will be held throughout the year as well.
The Mauldin Cultural Center will also host many community events in 2016 such as the Peacock STRIDES for Babies 5K on March 19, benefitting the CJ Foundation for SIDS. The annual Spring in Bloom Festival & Bazaar (formerly the “Spring Fling”) will be held April 9 and will be expanded to include food vendors, bluegrass, and a classic car show. The 6th Annual Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off will take place September 23 & 24.
A new partnership with Greenville Health System’s Hillcrest Memorial Hospital also begins in 2016 with a series of health-oriented seminars, lunch and learns, and screenings held throughout the year with the first event held Feburary 18.
For the third year in a row, the Mauldin Cultural Center will partner with Art Slam Live! to bring live painting demonstrations, poetry, DJ, and performances together for an evening full of new and emerging art on October 1. The annual Trains, Trains & More Trains exhibit, presented by the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, takes place September 9 – 17.