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

Posted on Mar.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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Apr/24/$5/9:15 Pierce Edens comes back down for round 2

Posted on Mar.24, 2015

“Asheville’s Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that’s when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of ‘Montana’”– Indy Week, Chris Parker

As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical stylings of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains where he spent his childhood.   The area continues to be rich with history and stories handed down from one generation to the next.  This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of story tellers.  Since the Edens family didn’t have a stereo or TV until Pierce was fourteen, the main form of entertainment was going out and listening to live performances of the songs and stories from the mountain towns nearby.  This allowed him to get personally acquainted with local performers and preservationists of all kinds.   When his family finally got a stereo one Christmas, Pierce brought home and began soaking up every kind of music he could get his hands on; from The Misfits to Patsy Cline.

Pierce started taking guitar lessons from a local old time player at a very early age.  Since he plays left handed and was too young to have much of an attention span, not  much of it stuck! It wasn’t until high school when he picked up the bass for a ridiculously loud garage-based punk band that he started working things out by ear and writing music. This evolved when Pierce found that he had something to say. Drawing from the diversely eclectic collection of records he had amassed, Pierce began to connect the dots and a professional music career was born.

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Apr/25th/Dr7/Sh8/$5 Charlotte Improv Tour “Mom’s Adhesive”

Posted on Mar.23, 2015

mom's adhesiveActing Out Studio of Charlotte presents “Mom’s Adhesive”. Mom’s Adhesive is a long form improv team at Acting Out Studio with an unwavering passion for eskimos, designated drivers, and a guy named Tony.

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

Posted on Mar.22, 2015

Photo by Marcus Tortorici

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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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May/15th/$5/Chicago Jazz Trio “Nonpronto” after city sponsored movie

Posted on Mar.21, 2015

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Introducing Nonpronto

In a pop music landscape dominated by the guitar, a piano-fronted rock band is bound to stand out—and Nonpronto does just that. Not since Ben Folds Five has a piano trio brought such creativity and energy to the art of pop songwriting. Since forming in Chicago in 2012, they’ve released two EPs: Nonpronto (2013) and Like Shit (2014). Both collections feature five songs worth of infectious hooks, danceable grooves, and slightly heady lyrics.

In their short time together the piano driven power trio has made a name for themselves in the Chicago music scene with their genre-bending, unpredictable live performances. Jazz musicians turned pop-rock wannabes, Nonpronto is steadily developing a unique brand of catchy melodic songs that attract all kinds of listeners, from dance crowds to music nerds.

The group is currently planning a tour and working on new material for their debut full length album, set to be released in 2015. Check their Facebook page and website for upcoming tour dates, live footage/recordings, and Nonpronto gear. Hear the music on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and Bandcamp.

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