Welcome to the Historic Capri Theatre, Performance Venue / Live music / Special Events. Far from “Just a Bar.”
Posted on Sep.14, 2014
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. By being the “Canary” for the Downtown Effort, the Capri Theatre has sparked the interest of the City of Gaffney resulting in the decision to invest $6 million into their own Little Performance space. 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 scroll down or click our schedule for events.
Posted on Sep.13, 2014
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.
NEXT FEATURED ARTIST
Posted on May.20, 2014
New Car Caviar: A Jamgrass Tribute to Pink Floyd was formed in late 2013 by Michael and Amy Boyd in Austin, TX. The group, consisting of Michael on lead guitar and Amy on lead vocals, Randal Robledo on mandolin, Matthew Meldrum on upright bass, Josh Terry on violin, and Enzo Loechel on drums, played a dozen shows in the central Texas area, including Jeff Foxworthy’s Redfest and the Yonder String Mtn Band aftershow with Bobby Bones.
In July of 2014, Michael and Amy moved from Austin to Charlotte, NC, and with that move, the band is expanding into the East Coast! The Texas lineup is still going strong, with Fall 2014 shows booked in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, but a new lineup is forming on the East Coast. Current members include Michael and Amy on lead guitar and vocals, as well as George Beardsworth on upright bass, Andrew Stocker on banjo, and John Czerwinski on drums. The search is on for the right East Coast fiddle player, and shows are being booked for late Fall now!
Posted on May.20, 2014
This Frontier Needs Heroes have spent the past 5 years playing shows all over the world. Just Brad and Jessica with a guitar and a tambourine, and their voices, logging thousands of miles in their car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought them on an epic journey around the world, playing in clubs, houses, and festival stages.
After two successful albums under their belt in which they explored their stripped down alternative folk arrangements, This Frontier Needs Heroes decided to try something different. The name of the band, a reference to Woody Guthrie’s famous WWII-era guitar graffiti “This Machine Kills Fascists” didn’t just apply to its core members Brad and Jessica Lauretti, but it’s also an invitation for everyone to become a hero in their own right.
Their new album Hooky, recorded in the summer of 2012 on 2 inch analog tape at Dr. Dog’s studio in Philadelphia with the help of Loveland Recording’s Nathan Sabatino, was made with the contribution of a full band, making Hooky their most richly realized and, yes, hookiest album to date.
Brad and Jessica’s harmonies and vocal interplay, a key ingredient in their sound, are preserved, but the inclusion of additional band members — including players from O’Death’s David Rogers-Berry (drums) and Robert Pycior (violin), The Blank Tapes’ Matt Adams (electric guitar), Golden Boots’ Nathan Sabatino (organ), bassist Turner Stough and sitarist Arvid Smith — brings a breadth and depth to their already rich and elaborate sound.
That sound fits well with the lyrical content that conjures a range of images- sandy beaches, warm afternoons spent on the family farm, and varying conundrums of human culture. TFNH’s songs are both whimsical and heartfelt, reflective and uplifting. Even as the band’s sound has grown, their core of vivid, memorable and authentic songwriting has remained.
“Low’s voice reminds me of the loud, breathy whisper of Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, but with more attack and a remarkably thick Southern drawl. Low’s whiskey voice sounds authentic, and the standard country subject matter comes out as something personal and unique.”
– Kevin Craig, Online Athens (Feb 03, 2011)
“As the main man in Athens, Ga.-based Americana band Efren, Low currently stands out as one of the Peach State’s potentially great up-and-coming songwriters.”
– T. Ballard Lesemann, Charleston City Paper (Jun 27, 2012)
Posted on May.19, 2014
Our venue is reserved for wedding receptions, fundraisers and other civic events. Give us a call or visit our information page.
Posted on May.19, 2014
When The Mug takes the stage you know the music is alive and well.
From their hard-driving musicianship to the sweat that comes with it, these veteran players deliver as spirited a show as you’re ever going to see. A winning combination of raw spontaneity and well-honed craftsmanship. “The Mug” plays an energetic mix of original and classic Roots Rock tunes guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet and yelling for more!
The Mug Band is stacked with some of WNC’s most seasoned musicians
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
“Black Mountain’s The Mug performs jammy-funky-dirty blues renditions of classics like “Who Do You Love.” Guilty pleasures. Take the out of town guests: “
- Mountain Xpress
“They’re really smooth… It’s more than just blues…It’s like Martian Blues!” – Artimus Pyle, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer & Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer
The Mug has shared the stage with many other great musicians such as Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Jimmy Thackery, Big Bill Morganfield,
Artimus Pyle Band, Duke Robillard, to name a few.
Posted on May.19, 2014
The 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