Happy New Year!
It is stunning to believe it has been ten months (March 9, 2020) since a concert was last held in the Peace Concert Hall.
And although we are still in the midst of a pandemic, the Peace Center is committed to beginning the long journey to immerse you (once again) into the world of live entertainment.
I wanted you to be the first to know about some of the programs we have in the works:
Later this week tickets will go on sale for the Allman Betts Band, whose latest project “Bless Your Heart” was named a Top 20 Album of 2020 by Blues Rock Review. You may know Devon Allman and Duane Betts as the extremely talented sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. The extraordinary Allman Betts Band has been touring recently and they have been doing so safely. Simply put, the Peace Center is thrilled to have booked a date with them for February 5.
More exciting news . . . Yo-Yo Ma will be performing in recital at the Peace Center sometime this Spring! We hope tickets will be placed on sale towards the end of February. Be prepared that these tickets will be somewhat pricey because the guarantee is on the high side and Mr. Ma will be playing in the Peace Concert Hall with significantly reduced capacity. I am particularly excited about this appearance as it represents world-class music at its finest and exemplifies the very essence of what the Peace Center is all about.
On April 17, the Peace Center will present singer/songwriter Sierra Hull, the musical prodigy and virtuoso mandolin player who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry at age 11. Sierra has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and Kennedy Center among other prestigious venues.
In the 2nd quarter of 2021, the Peace Center will present the American Ballet Theatre. The concert will be held outside, most likely on our TD Stage. This is another exciting world-class act to headline the Peace Center’s comeback year! The event will feature movements choreographed to music by American artists including Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett to name just a few. This unique concert is sure to appeal to a very broad audience . . . dance and music lovers alike.
In the meantime, please continue to check out our songwriter’s concerts in Genevieve’s. New artists will be announced regularly along with return engagements by some of our/your very favorite artists.
These shows are being announced with the understanding that many of our friends and audience members are not yet willing to return to a live music venue. We appreciate that and understand it completely. However, for those of you who are inclined to do so, please know we will be ready for you. Every possible precaution will be taken so that you may safely enjoy a wonderful experience.
Learn what we have done to prepare for your return.
It is really important for us to give special recognition to those artists who have begun to tour. Their bravery, leadership, and willingness to tour responsibly is sure to jumpstart the live entertainment industry in Greenville and around the world. Their efforts will go a long way towards reviving our collective spirits and our communities.
Thank you again for your continued patience and steadfast support. You have successfully sustained the Peace Center and have remained by our side in many generous ways during this unprecedented and stressful time.
May 2021 exceed all of your expectations!
With gratitude and great hope for a wonderful year,
Megan Riegel, President and CEO
The Peace Center