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.

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Tuesday night Open Mic

Posted on Sep.13, 2014

This is a instrumental/singer/songwriter session, sorry no Karaoke or sing along CD’s.     On 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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2281307Oct 7th Reeve Coobs

Reeve Coobs is a singer-songwriter from the Charlotte, NC area. She began crafting songs over 15 years ago. Her voice is “stop you in your tracks” good and her songs will linger in your head and your heart. She is one artist not to be missed! She toured with the all-gal band, The Near Misses for 4 years and is currently the vocal director for The Tosco Music Party in Charlotte. In late 2013 Reeve released her first solo record, What Love is All About. She spends her days writing, performing, or teaching music along with taking care of her puppy, Mr. Gus Gus.

 

 

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Thursday night Football is back!

Posted on Sep.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.

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Oct/11/8:00 Joe Lasher Jr. Bringing the dirt road to Main st., Western NC Americana/Southern roots

Posted on Jul.03, 2014

Joe Lasher Jr.

You may have seen these guys performing at Harrah’s Casino in the past, now is your chance to see them on the bottom side of the Saluda Grade. Born and bred in the Western North Carolina mountains, 6’4″ 17 year old Singer/Songwriter Joe Lasher Jr. is quickly becoming one of the most recognized Southern Country Rock performers. Although he’s young in age, his voice and musicianship are that of a seasoned veteran. Joe’s influences range from mainstream country artists to classic rock icons. High school junior by day, Joe’s other passions include archery hunting, fishing, horses, farming, and all things outdoors.

Joe first picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and started singing and writing his own music shortly after. Like most performing artists, he began his public appearances at local “open mic” nights. From there, he picked up regular shows at regional rodeo events, honing his skills as a solo performer in front of larger audiences. Joe fronts his own band consisting of young musicians with a passion for performance.

In February of 2014, Joe released his debut album, “Devil In A Jar”. The release includes 11 tracks, including his first radio single, “Cowboy Love Song”. Download the album, or individual tracks, on iTunes, Amazon, JoeLasherJr.com, or many other online outlets.

The Joe Jr Band features young artists with the same passion for performance and mastery of their craft. Zach Haney, on lead guitar and backing vocals, has performed for some time. This left handed 20 year old infuses a rock/blues edge into their progressive country rock blend. Jason Surrett, on bass guitar and backing vocals, solidifies the guitar line up and ties the front line together. Driving the tempo on drums is Indiana Native, Western NC Resident, Will “The Animal” Beverly. Will’s hard hitting style yet masterful execution drives the Joe Jr. band to excellence and crowd pleasing performances.

2013 was a break out year for Joe Jr. and his band. He has been called “one to watch” and “a force to be reckoned with”. If you love contemporary and classic country music, classic rock and blues, or just good music with a youthful southern flare, you won’t want to miss a show by the Joe Jr..

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Oct/16/8pm/$5 “So long to the Summer Show” Round 2 with “The Freeway Revival”

Posted on Jul.03, 2014

Summer has officially ended, now it’s time for the fall season and here’s a great way to kick it off.  After touring the US from East to West, the upstate is fortunate to have these guys making another stop here again. The Freeway Revival’s classic rock, blues, country, and jazz blend, remind the listener of a time when music was about things that people could understand and relate to, as well as enjoy; great music from a generation ago is reborn and performed with the same passion and feeling that left such a definite mark on the hearts and souls of the past. Whether it is a live performance or recording, The Freeway Revival is sure to bring not only a consistent high quality of music, but a high quality of entertainment. Once you hear the beautiful guitar harmonies, subtle vocal harmonies, accompanied with an assortment of mesmerizing piano and organ melodies, the spell is cast; the listener is pulled into a barrage of classic sounding music that is firsthand lived and felt.

The Freeway Revival is a band forged through years of life’s lessons and travel on the road. A very extensive schedule of touring and personal history has built a band that has developed an archive of original material as well as a strong chemistry and stage presence. These memories, lessons, long hours of travel, and the shows that lay in between, cultivated a hard working band and a brotherhood among its members. A passion developed for making and performing creative, original music which has led to the desire for national recognition and the spread of the band’s name and reputation.

 

 

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

Posted on Jul.03, 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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Nov/7th/9pm/$5 Todd Murray “Sincerely Iris”

Posted on Jul.02, 2014

 

RAW Awakening Photo by Rhett Bingham

RAW Awakening Photo by Rhett Bingham

 

 Sincerely, Iris consists of singer/songwriter Todd Murray. He has a sound that can be summed up best as “road trip music.” It’s a style that’s always changing, and always moving along. Whether it be gypsy-esque or like Kerouac’s beat up old truck, shaking down the road at midnight, it is at once comforting, and somewhat unknown. Sincerely, Iris draws upon influences from Jeff Buckley all the way to Billie Holiday. He is sponsored by Breedlove Guitars.

 Todd recently completed his new album, “License Plate Sessions.” This is his fourth album under the name Sincerely, Iris.  His road trip music takes a noticeably bluesier route on the album. All of the song were recorded using a 4 string slide guitar consisting of scrap metal, recycled wood, rusty bolts and a Colorado license plate built by Jay Patton. This EP was recorded entirely on an 8 track console in Todd’s bedroom and produced/mixed by Jay Patton. This celebrates 40 songs released by Sincerely, Iris since 2009.

“Modern blues is a tough genre. It’s easy to fall into the trap of what everyone thinks blues sounds like without becoming a cliche. Thankfully, Todd Murray, AKA Sincerely, Iris, writes smartly and–ahem, sincerely–and pulls off a rare feat on his newest release, License Plate Sessions. Six modern blues songs played on a four-string license plate guitar with slide.” -Roypeak.com

“It’s a bold, compelling set of original tunes, full of glorious lyrical twists and melodic turns. Sincerely, Iris remains Savannah’s most idiosyncratic (and enjoyable) acoustic artist.” – Connect Savannah

“Murray has been compared, frequently, to Jeff Buckley, and you can hear it in the yearning, almost melancholy of his lyrics and the moodiness of his vocals. “She Moves Me” and the exquisite, waltz-time “Dear Clementine” have echoes of early Gordon Lightfoot, and the spectral images of jazz-era Joni, non-twee Sufjan and early Iron & Wine appear from time to time.” – Connect Savannah

Todd knows each songs destiny and puts his best foot forward in presenting them on his recently recorded effort, Headlight Sonata.” – chimusicreview.com

Sincerely, Iris has played shows in Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Chicago, Savannah and is now plunging into the Charlotte music scene. He has recorded 4 albums of original material and has been featured on Chicago radio stations Vocalo.org/89.5, WXRT, and Chicago Acoustic Underground.

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