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The 2017 Greater Clemson Music Festival
April 20--April 30, 2017
CATBUS HISTORICAL TOURS APRIL 24, 25 & 26
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THURSDAY, APRIL 20 -- The fabulous WANDA JOHNSON BAND at CLEMSON DOWNS---private event invitation only
FRIDAY, APRIL 21---SIX MILE SWING--5:00 pm UNTIL 8:00 pm--- featuring Anderson's NEW HORIZONS JAZZ ORCHESTRA,CONSERVATION THEORY (bluegrass and Americana music), and the return of THE SNOPES FAMILY BAND (New Orleans jazz and rock music.) BBQ plates benefit town projects--$10--donations are appreciated. This is a FREE EVENT open to the public---y'all come
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PLUS--- MICHAEL RENO HARRELL singer/songwriter/master storyteller of Southern heartwarming stories with musical accompaniment.
At the OLLI building at Patrick Square---7:30 pm. HARRELL is a veteran performer steeped in the traditions of Appalachian culture from which he sprung. His songs and stories are a timeless revisiting of the youthful memories anyone growing up in the South can appreciate. Visit TICKETS page to purchase online, or $15 at the door the night of the event.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 ---HAGOOD MILL presents THE CAROUSERS bringing the Old World to the New with Gypsy, Swing and Blues.The ensemble plays all the hits from the 1920s and 30s along with original tunes in a vintage style.The six-piece lineup includes venerable jazz musicians Donna Kay, Hans Wolff and Monty Craig. The CAROUSERS offer "timeless music for dancers, loafers, shysters, hooligans, cheaters, gold-diggers, loose women and lonely hearts." PLUS the LIONZ OF ZION reggae band featuring Audrey Hamilton.
Free Event---$5 parking charge benefits Hagood Mill restoration--- Noon until 4:00 pm
PLUS---JOINT EVENT FOLLOWING THE CENTRAL RAILROAD FESTIVAL ON MAIN STREET IN CENTRAL beginning at 4:00 pm featuring THE WOBBLERS, RAZZMAJAZZ and funky SOUL RIPPLE. THE WOBBLERS have exploded on the music scene in recent years and have developed a following of loyal fans who appreciate their New Orleans renditions of original songs. Evan Dehner leads the group on keyboards and is backed by a terrific brass rhythm section. FREE EVENT courtesy of the Town of Central
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 -- Concert at CATBUS HQ featuring CARL NEIL DUO ---jazz, Irish folk, old standards guitar and fiddle music. FREE food, beer and wine courtesy of our sponsors. This very talented group will entertain and have you tapping your feet to their infectious rhythms. Come enjoy some food and beverage at 300 West Lane in Clemson. Plenty of parking at the rear of the CatBus HQ.
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY THE GYPSYSALLIES, a new trio of women singers making musical waves--4:00 until 6:00 pm
MONDAY, APRIL 24 -- Pendleton event at Little Theater's COX HALL featuring "Lainee G" Entourage and Sonny Thornton---smoking hot jazz 7:00 pm Tickets $10---limited number of reserved tables (seats 8) for $100 each. Benefits local charitable groups. Lainee has performed with Clarence Carter, Candi Staton and the late BB King while carving out a career based on a life-time of hard work. Sonny Thornton is a well-known jazz drummer frequently appearing in Greenville and Asheville night spots. He has performed with Dionne Warwick, The Spinners and The Temptations. In 2016 he appeared with Loretta Holloway at the Greater Clemson Music Festival's jazz event in Pendleton, that you may remember. Tight sound in the best of jazz traditions---Cash Bar with snacks. See MAPS page for directions.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25 --Bus tours being developed
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 -- Local bands at 22 BELOW (formerly the Red Minnow) on Main Street in Central---TBA--- JAM SESSION INVITATIONAL for LOCAL BANDS lineup to be announced.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27 -- JOINT EVENT WITH JAZZ ON THE ALLEY in SENECA featuring THE SNOPES FAMILY BAND, New Orleans-style honky tonk jazz and rock. FREE event sponsored by City of Seneca---6:30 until 9:00 pm.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 -- THE VOLTAGE BROTHERS; HIGH-ENERGY MOTOWN, OLDIES, BEACH MUSIC DANCE EVENT at the small Show and Sale Arena at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Complex. Please see MAPS for detailed directions. Benefits Clemson Sertoma Club camp for disadvantaged children. Tables for six (6) are $125 in advance. Tickets $25 per person the night of the event. Call 864-650-0585 for reservations or purchase tickets on this website by visiting TICKETS page. The VOLTAGE BROTHERS have been performing for nearly 50 years and continue to bring their brand of soul, blues, funk and rock to the stage. Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear one of America's premier show bands. Cash Bar and hors d'oeuvres by Carolina Catering---7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 ---Clemson's own PAULA HARRIS and the SOUTHERN SOUL HORNS jazz and blues fundraiser event for Pickens County Meals on Wheels at the McKissick Center, 349 Edgemont Ave. in Liberty, SC across from O'Reilly Auto Parts Hwy. 93. Tickets available by contacting Meals on Wheels beginning February 15, 2017 at Kim@pcmow.org or 864-606-3745. General Admission $15---Tables of 8---$200 includes admission, meal and bar tickets. Paula Harris has established herself as a force in the jazz/blues community on the West Coast and at the Memphis Blues competitions. We welcome her back home to perform for us at this special event. 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30---Joint event with Clemson United Methodist Church featuring an Old-Time Gospel Sunday Singing featuring WANDA JOHNSON AND FRIENDS. Dinner plates provided by the Clemson Area African American Museum--- $10 benefiting their community programs. Event to be held in the church auditorium beginning at 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. Free event open to the general public. We encourage you to attend this event and hear African American Gospel the way it is intended to be performed. Plan on eating your noon meal and hear some gospel.