Historic Capri Theatre, Capri on Main Est. 1936

Welcome to Capri on Main, Performance Venue / Live music / Special Events Hall. Far from “Just a Bar.”

Posted on Sep.14, 2014

ven·ue ˈvenˌyo͞o/ noun
1. The place to enjoy the arts, see performances, esp. an organized event such as a concert, conference, or a community event.

A cornerstone of downtown for almost a century. Clemson Small Business Development and many other Downtown research and development groups all agree that the  Capri Theatre has been a driving force, a “Catalyst” for the downtown revitalization effort. Here at the Capri Theatre we offer many options that include Live comedy/music and theatrical performances. Premieres of local independent films shot right here in the upstate are shown often giving film enthusiast a chance to meet the actors and directors of the films. We are also available for Corporate, civic and special events, please check calendar for dates. Our bands and performers are from all over the eastern U.S and some international. Our performers have been seen on Sun Studio Sessions, Austin City Limits, TV talk shows and Major Music Festivals all over performing their originals.    The Capri Theatre is a special events/performance venue, not a bar or private night club with set hrs every night so please check our schedule for events.


Tuesday night Open Mic

Posted on Sep.13, 2014

openOn Tuesday nights music starts around 7:30pm, come by to sit in or to hear local musicians from the upstate and foothills music scene. We do have featured artists to perform in-between the open mic artist from time to time. This is an acoustic/songwriter setting. We limit the amount of full bands to 1 due to slots for solo musicians to play and to cut down on the downtime in-between.  If you plan to bring a full band we need to schedule this ahead of time.  We encourage local artist from Gaffney, Spartanburg, Greenville, Asheville and Rockhill music scene to take this opportunity to show promoters and venue owners who come by to look for new talent what they have to offer.  Some nights we will have showcased artist that include but not limited to; Drew Spencer, Kayla Goller, Eric Towery,  Chris Garlock, Jamison Smith, Shane Pruitt, Tony Slaughter, Brian McGee, John Scoggins, Will Moore, Donovan Brooks, Justin Orr and many more.  Many musicians from all over the country have blogged and promoted us as one of the best live music venues in the upstate.

Next Featured artist Jan 13th

Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits

Steeped in the traditions of folk, jazz and rock and roll, Laney Jones mixes a musical cocktail with a vintage flavor that’s all her own. Honing her craft and effortlessly welcoming stage presence in coffeehouses, speakeasies, and concert venues across the United States, this scrappy Americana singer-songwriter is making a name for herself as a fresh, lyrically creative artist. Her distinctive voice has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder*,” mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion.

Since releasing her first studio album “Golden Road” in 2013, the Florida native now turns heads in Boston, Massachusetts while attending Berklee College of Music on scholarships for songwriting and bluegrass studies. In addition to juggling the responsibilities of a college student, Laney has been touring up and down the East Coast, appearing as an emerging artist at music festivals such as Falcon Ridge Folk and Grey Fox Bluegrass. In autumn of 2013, Laney received the prestigious honor of representing Berklee at the Kennedy Center’s American Voices festival where she performed a moving rendition of her original song “Broken Hearts” at a masterclass with the legendary Alison Krauss. READ MORE HERE

Photo Credit: Daniel Coston

Photo Credit: Daniel Coston


Dec/3rd/8pm/$8, “Bombadil” from Ramseur Records (Home of Avett Brothers) Drew Spencer to open

Posted on May.25, 2014

Bombadil - 2014NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, AUSTIN AND EVEN GAFFNEY.  Time to welcome these guys back for what will likely be the last time.  Like most of the performers we bring through, once they start packing seated 2,000 plus Music Halls, its hard to bring them back.  What would rock ‘n’ roll sound like if someone poked fun at it? It would sound like Bombadil, rock nerds from Durham, NC. Part blues rock, part folk, part who-knows-what, Bombadil sees the value in the nuance and the humor in the awkward moment, tackling music with an enthusiasm kind of like kids with their first instruments.

Happily, a regimen of relaxation and stretching exercises has Michalak’s pain under control, and the band is rebuilding its momentum. They spent most of 2012 touring and recording the songs that became Metrics of Affection. The album is their most melodic and adventurous outing yet, a cornucopia of styles marked by mischievously surrealistic lyrics and their familiar lush harmonies. Their inventive arrangements add funk, country, boogie woogie, rap, early rock and hints classic pop songwriting, circa 1940, to their already eclectic sound.

“We produced the album ourselves,” Robinson says. “We recorded in our house in Old North Durham. James [Phillips, our drummer] engineered it in our home studio. It’s the first time we recorded at home, instead of going somewhere to make a record. It was also the first time that we used drum machines, synths and samplers. James sang more on this record than ever before, Daniel rapped for the first time, Bryan wrote a cello part for the first time and I recorded pitched wine glasses for the first time. We all write songs and we’re not afraid of jumping out of our box to write any kind of song we like, whether it’s classical, hip-hop, punk or bluegrass.”

Bombadil - April 2014








Drew Spencer will be opening for these guys tonight.  Drew has been one of our founding musicians at our Tuesday Night Open Mic nights holding the attention of listeners with his soulful and somewhat Dylanish personality.

Photo by Patron Miller Photography

Photo by Patron Miller Photograp


Dec/19$10/Dr7:30/show9pm Capri Theatre Christmas Jam, Blues Legend Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’Blues

Posted on May.24, 2014

The last show they were here almost sold out, so make plans to get here soon. Mac Arnold must have known at an early age that his music career would read like a “Who’s who” of Blues/R&B Legends. His high school band “J Floyd & The Shamrocks” were often joined by none other than Macon, Georgia native, James Brown on piano. After deciding to pursue a professional music career, he joined the Charles Miller group until 1965 when he made the move to Chicago to work with recording artist/saxophonist A. C. Reed.

In late 1966, at age 24, came the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolfe, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.


Jan/23/dr7:30pm/show9pm Phil Keeling and Brooke Cochran

Posted on May.23, 2014

So, who is this schmuck?

Phil Keeling is a comedian based out of Savannah, Georgia.  His combination of manic intellectualism and vulgarity has caused comedian/producer Lee Keeler to call him “a combination of Oscar Wilde and Larry Flynt”.  Keeling began smashing heads with the laughter hammer in 2009, and was an original piece of an unnamed collective of comedians that forged what is now the Savannah comedy scene. 

Photography by Beau Kester/Round 1 Productions (www.round1productions.com)
Photography by Beau Kester/Round 1 Productions (www.round1productions.com)

Since then he has been seen at the Hollywood Improv, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the Kovalchick Convention center–not to mention constant shows throughout the South.  He has shared stages with the likes of Neil Hamburger, Myq Kaplan, Neal Brennan, and Tom Rhodes. “Conquistadork”, Phil’s first comedy album, was released in April of 2012.  Gabriel Ricard of Drunk Monkeys had this to say about Keeling’s freshman CD:  “Keeling lays into his material and delivery with the confidence and skill of a seasoned comedy veteran. He knows his style, knows exactly what to say, what his audience is thinking and how to roll all of that into one funny piece of material after another (I think I listened to Stripper Small Talk three or four times in a row on the initial listen—It’s just that n funny).”

Happy to take her audiences off guard, Brooke Cochran combines electricity and obscene


gestures with southern charm and floral print dresses.  This bracing sense of style is just one of the many reasons that she numbers among the funniest comedians in Savannah.

​Sharpening her claws in the Atlanta comedy scene, Brooke now makes her home in Savannah, GA, and tackles an audience the same way a fat kid tackles a pineapple upside-down cake: feverishly and without mercy.  Brooke has been seen warming up the stages of the likes of Ron White, Todd Barry, and Maria Bamford.  Her stories, charm, and wicked sense of humor all combine to make for an irresistible show and an amazing performer.  It’s your turn to tell everyone how funny she is. 


Thursday night Football is back!

Posted on Jan.12, 2014

Folks have been asking us how come we stopped using the biggest screen in the upstate for football on Thursday night’s so here you go.


Oct/25/10pm/$7 The Film House Presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Posted on Jan.09, 2014

The Film House will be showing the 1975 Cult Classic  “Rocky Horror Picture Show” as part of the their Theme Night out. THEME NIGHTS
Centered around one major theme, these nights will highlight things like directors, movements, eras and genres.  Theme nights are a great way to get the community involved and excited about the movies that have made a huge impact on culture. Costumes are encouraged. 

Tickets on sale here athttps://www.facebook.com/events/943280979022522/




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