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

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.

Next Featured Artist

Nov 4th

Charlie King Returns! If you missed him in Sept now is your chance to see him again.

Charlie King



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.


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

Posted on Sep.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/


Oct/30th/7pm Support your Local Humane Society of Cherokee County Trivia Night

Posted on Sep.08, 2014


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Time to enjoy a night out with THE HOTTEST TRIVIA HOST IN THE BIZ, DONNIE PATTERSON and to help support the local HSCC which shelters and adopts out local dogs and cats that have been left behind or given up on. A $10 cover will get you a hotdog plate with chips, beans and also 5 raffle tickets for prizes.  Info about the local HSCC

Cherokee County Consolidated Animal Shelter is the impoundment facility for the City of Gaffney (one animal control officer) and Cherokee County (two animal control officers), and is funded 100% by Cherokee County taxpayers. The Shelter has a manager and an animal care technician. County policy does not provide for adoption or rescue of impounded animals, and they should not be contacted regarding these matters.
By agreement with the County, the Humane Society of Cherokee County is the adoption and rescue agent for all the animals at the Cherokee County Animal Shelter.
The Humane Society of Cherokee County is a registered 501(c)(3)nonprofit charitable organization incorporated in 2000 for the prevention of cruelty to animals and the adoption or rescue of unwanted animals. We have no paid employees and our board of directors is a hands-on group that routinely donates in excess of 100 hours per week to actions which have been proven to save the lives of homeless animals.

If you would like to donate/support the HSCC please email CherokeeShelter@gmail.com. Here are some local individuals and businesses we would like thank that have helped make this possible so far.

Cherokee Chronicle

Rogers Pest Control

Varsity Electronics and Systems

Lola and Smitty Hudson



Nov/7th/9pm/$5 Breedlove Guitars Sponsored Artist 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.


NOV/15th/8pm/$20 NYC’s own & SiriusXM Comedians Kenny Zimlinghaus and Taylor Strecker, Host will be Trae Crowder

Posted on Jul.02, 2014

Kenny Zimlinghaus is a stand up comic living in New York City. He can be heard every morning on the very funny “Wake Up with Taylor” morning show on SiriusXM Stars channel 106. Kenny has been performing stand up comedy since 1999. He performs all over the country with a devout following of fans. He’s performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Kevin Pollock, Paul Reiser and many more.

TICKETS ON SALE HERE http://zimlinghauscomedy.com/

Uplifting women one self-deprecating story at a time!

Taylor Strecker:  Many have used the word “unique” to describe Taylor; and that she most certainly is.  She’ll talk to you endlessly about her bowel movements while wearing red-soled shoes and refusing to drink anything other than Sancerre. Hey, the girl loves the finer things in life, but she would trade it all in for a deep belly laugh.  She is a “goofy glam” gal.  Taylor Strecker was discovered in a New York City bar only a few months after graduating from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications.  When the Programming Director of Sirius Satellite Radio’s brand new “hush, hush” channel for Cosmo Magazine overheard this raspy voiced Boston native, she knew she had found her radio show personality. Since launching the groundbreaking “for women by women” radio station in March 2006, Taylor, the host of Cosmo’s Wake up! With Taylor Currently on SiriusXM Stars 109, has been coined a “lil’ shot of espresso.”  Weekdays from 7am-10am EST, Taylor throws a daily brunch with her “friends” (listeners, celebrities, and co-host Kenny) full of smarts, sass,and of course silliness. Taylor, a reality TV addict, proudly refers to Wake Up! With Taylor as “reality radio.” She shares every detail of her life, partly because she’s an admitted narcissist, but more so in an effort to cut through the bullsh*t that makes so many women feel less than. Yes, she loves to entertain, and yes, she loves to make people laugh, but the most important thing to her is “uplifting women one self-deprecating story at a time.”

Hi. I’m Trae. I’m a comedian. I enjoy making jokes, cheeseburgers, babies, etc. I like you.Trae is an Executive Redneck from the small backcountry town of Celina, TN, which somehow manages to be both extraordinarily beautiful and soul-crushingly depressing at the same time. He first stepped on stage in November of 2010, and hasn’t looked back. Most of his material is observational, and while he isn’t outrageously filthy by any means, if you’re easily offended, you probably won’t be crazy about him, and also you suck and lighten up.

If you’re wondering what it means to be an “Executive Redneck”, well the answer is simple: it means loving ALL people, and also all whiskeys; it means knowing that you can be a fan of Jamey Johnson and also civil liberties; it means believing that God is a funny SOB and likes to Have a Good Time too, so get off your high horse; it means knowing that you can have an expansive vocabulary and still say “y’all”; and, most importantly, it means flying in the face of every self-righteous Yankee son of a bitch who ever said that all Southerners are stupid/inbred/racist/bass-ackward/Jesus freaks. Skeeeewwwwwww!!!!!!


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