Welcome to the Historic Capri Theatre, Est. 1936

Welcome to the Historic Capri Theatre, Performance Venue / Live music / Special Events. Far from “Just a Bar.”

Posted on Mar.28, 2015

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” and has BLAZED THE TRAIL 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, Music City Roots, 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 scroll down or click our schedule for events.

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Tuesday Night Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Open Mic

Posted on Mar.27, 2015

imageOn 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.

 

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June/26/Dr7-Sh8pm/$15 Grammy Nominee & Authentic Appalachian Storyteller Jerry Harmon

Posted on Mar.20, 2015

Jerry HarmonGrammy Nominee, Authentic Appalachian Storyteller, humorist, award winning acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter Jerry Harmon is a one of a kind  performer. Jerry is from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and is part of the world  renowned   Harmon and Hicks families.  As a child Jerry learned music, storytelling and singing from his Grandfather, Uncle and other family members in the mountains along the NC, and Tennessee border.

RICKY SKAGGS:

“Jerry is as good of a performer you will find that has stayed true to his roots and remained unblemished by mainstream commercial music”

“JERRY IS AS GOOD OF AN ALL AROUND PERFORMER AS ANYONE”

DOC WATSON

Seeing Jerry perform is a thrill. You know you have seen authenticity and performing at its best.

THE BOSTON GLOBE

 

Jerry first began singing in small country churches in the hills of Caroline as a small boy, and at the age of ten his older brother purchased a truetone guitar from Sears and when he left home he left the guitar for Jerry, and from then on Jerry started his journey of singing, storytelling , songwriting and playing the guitar.

Jerry left home at the age of 16 and hitch-hiked across the country to , in his words “what was out there besides Taylorsville NC.
Jerry has played music in honky tonks , festivals, folk clubs , country fairs and many other outlets across America, Europe, Canada and even South America.

 His great-great grandfather Council Harmon is credited by historians to be the first to share the ‘Jack Tales’ in America. The most well known being Jack And The Beanstalk. There are many of the tales of Jacks Adventures however. Jerry is the  last direct  descendant of Council Harmon to keep this great tradition alive. He now lives back in  the mts of NC where he has always considered home to be no matter where he was. He travels the world sharing the Appalachian Mountain  Traditions, and also his unique entertainment that no one else can do .  Jerry was ask in 2010 to represent the Appalachian Mountain Culture along with Ralph Stanley in Bath England at the prestigious International Bath Festival, and that is one of the many such honors that he has had.

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May/9th/dr7sh8/$7 Liz Brasher and Her Band

Posted on Jan.25, 2015

Photo by Marcus Tortorici

Photo by
Marcus Tortorici

Liz Brasher is originally from Charlotte, NC but now resides in Atlanta, GA. She is currently working with Grammy winning Producer, Mark Neill (The Black Keys “Brothers”, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, J. Roddy Walston and the Business), to record her first album.

Whether she is playing the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or the piano, the most empowering trait to her music is her large voice. By echoing soul singers of the past (Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Etta James, Dusty Springfield), incorporating folk, blues, and country songwriting styles (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry), and adding a rock infused edge (Norman Greenbaum, Jack White, The Rolling Stones), she creates songs that reflect the great attributes of music history while constantly moving towards the future.

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Apr/18/8:30pm/$10 The Film House Presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Round 2

Posted on Jan.25, 2015

imageThe Film House returns for a 2nd time bringing you 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 suggested more info at this link https://www.facebook.com/events/1558738541072320/?ref=51&source=1  and for tickets click HERE

 

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May/14th/7pm/$5 Voice of Hope Showcase

Posted on Jan.24, 2015

imageFeaturing performers from the first round at Voice of Hope Benefit Concert. Come enjoy some of the best undiscovered talent in our area at one of the finest venues in Gaffney. Thanks to the Capri On Main for all their support! $5 Cover at the door.  Come out for a great time in downtown Gaffney with Food and fun!

Performers scheduled for this event:
1. Stephanie Philbeck
2. Katie Kennedy
3. Leah St. Pierre
4. Brianna Bailey
5. Gracie Bryant
6. Emma Beaumont
7. Sarah Peer

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