Welcome to the Historic Capri Theatre, Est. 1936

Capri Theatre Roof Fund, 80 yrs still entertaining!

Posted on Jun.28, 2016

gofundmeHistoric Capri Theatre “Capri on Main” in downtown Gaffney has reached its 80th year of continuous operation and hopes to keep on going to hit its 100 year anniversary but needs your help with getting there. This fall/winter season with high winds and heavy rains was brutal on the aging roof and needs some TLC. The Capri Theatre opened in 1936 and operated as a movie theatre for 72 years. Single-screen movie theaters are difficult at best to find today and very few exist in their original downtown setting. It is believed to be one of the oldest theaters still in operation in the Southeast.



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

Posted on Jan.31, 2016

ven·ue ˈvenˌyo͞o/ noun  Listening Room
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 venue/listening room for FAMILY and ALL AGES to attend special events and performances, not a bar or private night club with set hrs every night so please scroll down or click the FB links or here for our calendar of events. 





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Tuesday Night Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Open Mic

Posted on Jan.30, 2016

imageOn Tuesday nights music starts around 8pm, 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, Ali Henderson, Abbey Elmore 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.



Aug 30th 9pm Free show! Tuesday Featured artist Ali and I

Posted on Jan.25, 2016

Ali and I

the story

Alli and I is a fire-pop act based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Fronted by singer/songwriter Andrew Standley, the musical ensemble takes to the heart with principled lyrics, and sincere melodies.

Andrew is accompanied by his truth-telling six string, Alli. Together they have carried out a number of tours (both regional and national), and have released three albums since 2007. In this digital age the industry is full of computer-voices, edited rhythms, and cliche lyrics, however Alli and I is more than that.

Their newest album, Imaginary Hearts, is more than just a dozen songs on a disc. It’s a collection of twelve hand written stories that are meant to be told by Andrew and his guitar.



Sept 9th 8pm $10 Liz Brasher Band returns with Norman Frank and the ghost

Posted on Jan.24, 2016

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.

Norman Frank and the ghost

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Either music has it, or it doesn’t.  

 We don’t know what it is, or what to call it, but we know it when we feel it. And that’s it.

Norman Frank and the Ghost Dance are all about – if not ONLY about – that feeling, and they’ve got it in spades. They’re all about what’s universal, what’s direct, and what speaks loud and clear in any musical language, in EVERY musical language. Some call it Soul, some call it Blues, some call it Jazz, and some just call it a groove. But it’s not about what it’s called anymore, or where it’s from. It’s about Imagination and dialogue now. Like imagining that Stevie Wonder might have something to say to George Harrison via piano. That Ravi Shankar and Ray Charles might decide to play on the front porch, and maybe invite John Coltrane. That Howlin’ Wolf might write the lyrics to Van Morrison’s new melody, and Fela Kuti would bring the orchestra. After all…wouldn’t the great ones all agree on The Feeling? Why shouldn’t we?

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Norman Frank (Norm to his friends) began a life’s work of music-making as a teenage saxophonist, sitting in with the city’s finest Blues and Jazz artists. He received his tutelage from the likes of Eddie Tigner, The Breeze Kings, Oliver Wood, Gary Motley, and the late Sean Costello. A natural multi-instrumentalist, Norm quickly discovered that he could play twice as often if he brought twice the sound. Gigs on guitar, clarinet, piano, and even the occasional sitar were soon to follow, along with appearances at Bonnaroo, the Bear Creek Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. After a brief residence in New York City, it was an easy transition to begin touring and recording full-time as a sideman with some of the South’s most active and entertaining bands: Cadillac Jones, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, and with members of the Zac Brown Band to name a few. But the life of a sideman was just never enough; There was just too much ground to be discovered and too much to say. In 2011, Norm decided to step into the spotlight, writing and singing his own material.


Sept 15th 8pm “Rivers” genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative

Posted on Jan.24, 2016

Meet Rivers

“Rivers is an all-acoustic trio. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising song and sound. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.”

Rivers is a smattering of genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative—that make up a fluid and dynamic indie folk style. But, when you think you can put a finger on their overall sound, Rivers keeps you guessing. That’s the beauty of their music. After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. “People really love our music,” said Sinkovitz, the percussionist. “It’s amazing to share what you’ve created with people and get such a positive response. It makes you feel like you are doing something right. We have kids sitting around us at farmers markets, and we play senior homes. We can hold it down for most audiences.”They regularly play at some favorite local spots—Appalachian Brewing Co., Little Amps, Suba and The MakeSpace in Harrisburg, as well as the fourth Monday of every month at Andalusia Tapas Bar in their hometown of Carlisle. They’re also picking up gigs at bars, restaurants, markets and festivals in places like Philadelphia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Sept 16th 8:30pm $10 The Note Ropers

Posted on Jan.23, 2016

note ropers 2 The Note Ropers are a Honky Tonk/Rockabilly band from Greenville, SC. We play authentic Honky Tonk Country combined with traditional Rockabilly to produce what we call “Honkabilly” music. The Note Ropers came together in April 2009 by some good friends who wanted to play our favorite classic country/honky tonk/rockabilly songs. Our band presents with a Hank William’s style Crooner strummin’ backed by Upright Dawghouse bassist, Hollowbody guitar picker, Standup Non Pedal Steel guitarist, and Stand up drummer.
We put our own spin on our original music and covers with a respectful nod to our mentors. The Note Ropers come to entertain the crowd in the style of the entertainers of the 1930’s –60’s. From our custom stage attire, instruments, comic relief, and professional delivery we enjoy what we do and make sure that our audience is entertained. If you don’t have fun at our show, then you had better check your pulse. We will have you tappin’ your foot and dancing in no time!
We aim to bring enjoyment to our friends and neighbors through our music. Hope to see you in a Honky Tonk real soon.

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