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Just Added: The Beach Boys on Sept. 28

The Beach Boys will play the Peace Center on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show brings the Raise a Ruckus 2020 Tour to the Peace Center on Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m.

Just Added - Film Screening of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

The Peace Center will screen the documentary film Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band on Saturday, March 14, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. in the Gunter Theatre.

Just Added: Boz Scaggs returns July 26

Boz Scaggs brings his Out of the Blues Tour 2020 to the Peace Center on Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m.

Just Added - Corona Concerts: Jake Shimabukuro and Sierra Hull

Corona Concerts will return to the Peace Center’s outdoor TD Stage in 2020, offering audiences an opportunity to discover new music while lounging by the Reedy River. Jake Shimabukuro and Sierra Hull have been added to the schedule, with more concerts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Disney's Aladdin North American Tour - Fun Facts

Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical that will sweep you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.

Casting announced for Disney's Aladdin

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney’s Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Greenville at the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a limited, two-week engagement through Sunday, Feb. 23. 

Just Added - Potted Potter

i>Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will play five performances in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, June 12-14. Performances of The Hit Harry Potter Parody will be Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Just Added: FREE documentary film screening - Itzhak

The Peace Center will present a FREE screening of the documentary film Itzhak on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Just Added: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive brings their Lounge Around Sounds Tour to the Peace Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Comedian Nate Bargatze on May 2

Comedian Nate Bargatze brings his Good Problem to Have tour to the Peace Center on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Ben Rector on April 17

Ben Rector returns to the Peace Center on Friday, April 17, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Peace Center launches Season of Giving Book Nook

As part of its ongoing literacy initiative, the Peace Center announces a community-wide Season of Giving book drive to benefit elementary classrooms in Greenville County Title I schools.

Just Added: Patti Labelle

Music legend Patti LaBelle comes to the Peace Center on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Peace Center announces 2019-2020 Fine Arts Center Jazz All Stars Concert Series

After a successful first season, the Peace Center has again partnered with the Fine Arts Center to present the Fine Arts Center Jazz All Stars Concert Series.

Just Added: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will play the Peace Center on Monday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. The chorus will perform works drawn from its rich repertoire of gorgeous arrangements of classics, recent commissions and original takes on pop hits.

Just Added: Kathleen Turner - Finding My Voice

Direct from a successful off-Broadway run, Kathleen Turner brings her cabaret show, Finding My Voice, to the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

Two documentary film screenings added for October

The Peace Center has added two documentary film screenings to the schedule for October

Just Added - Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour

Critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling announced today her upcoming Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 in support of her highly successful holiday albums Warmer in the Winter and Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition. The tour comes to the Peace Center on Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Comedian James Gregory on Feb. 8

Comedian James Gregory brings his Crock Pots and Chicken Legs tour to the Peace Center’s Gunter Theater on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 4 and 7 p.m.

Peace Center announces 2019-2020 Songwriters Concert Series and Workshop Series

Greenville favorite Edwin McCain and accomplished songwriter Maia Sharp return for the Peace Center’s Songwriters Concert Series and Workshop Series. Each concert brings a new guest singer-songwriter to the Upstate for an intimate one-of-a-kind listening room experience in Genevieve’s theater lounge at the Peace Center. 

Just Added - SPAMILTON: An American Parody

The SPAMILTON: An American Parody tour launched on Dec. 20, 2018 and is now playing several multi-week engagements in its first season. The show will play a limited three-week run in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.

Just Added: Finding Dignity, Hope and Community in America Today with Rich Harwood

The Peace Center and United Way of Greenville County partner to welcome Rich Harwood for the FREE community event Finding Dignity, Hope and Community in America Today on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.

Just Added: The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers will play the Peace Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Ben Folds And A Piano

i>Ben Folds And A Piano comes to the Peace Center on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.

Just Added - Robert Earl Keen: Countdown to Christmas

Robert Earl Keen announces the launch of his eighth annual Christmas show with his most extensive tour yet, which will kick off at the Peace Center on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Indigo Girls to play Peace Center Sept. 10

Grammy® Award-winning duo Indigo Girls, made up of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, will play the Peace Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Alice Cooper comes to the Peace Center Nov. 15

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper has announced his Fall 2019 tour, which comes to the Peace Center on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas returns Nov. 23

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, celebrates the 35th anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest-running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. The tour comes to the Peace Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Bill Bryson comes to the Peace Center Oct. 22

Author Bill Bryson comes to the Peace Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Local musicians to play Genevieve's

The Peace Center has added two music events to the schedule.

Just Added: Rainbow Kitten Surprise to play Peace Center Sept. 28

Rainbow Kitten Surprise brings North American Tour 2019 to the Peace Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Bill Engvall comes to the Peace Center Jan. 10

The Peace Center presents An Evening with Bill Engvall on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit come to the Peace Center

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will play the Peace Center on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. Molly Tuttle will open.

Just Added: Gladys Knight to play Peace Center Aug. 20

The Peace Center presents An Evening with Gladys Knight on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: BRIT FLOYD comes to the Peace Center Aug. 3

BRIT FLOYD comes to the Peace Center on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.


BRIT FLOYD – the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show – is bringing its most ambitious and biggest production yet to Greenville: a special 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall.

Just Added: SC Film Premiere - Gay Chorus Deep South

The Peace Center will screen the South Carolina premiere of the documentary film Gay Chorus Deep South on Sunday, June 9, at 5 p.m., followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the film’s director, David Charles Rodrigues, Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and First Baptist Greenville Pastor Jim Dant.

Just Added: Tom Segura comes to the Peace Center Sept. 12

Comedian Tom Segura brings his Take It Down Tour to the Peace Center on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Terry Fator

Singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator comes to the Peace Center on Friday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: An Evening with The SteelDrivers

The SteelDrivers will play the Peace Center on Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m.

Just Added: Keb' Mo' returns to the Peace Center

Keb’ Mo’ returns to the Peace Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Young multi-instrumentalist and blues tunesmith Jontavious Willis is scheduled to open the show. 

Just Added: The Marcus King Band

The Marcus King Band brings Hometown Throwdown to the Peace Center on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.

Peace Center plans restoration and expansion of Wyche Pavilion

The Peace Center will meet with the City of Greenville’s Design Review Board on Feb. 7 to present a proposal for restoration of the Wyche Pavilion.

Just Added: Peabo Bryson comes to the Peace Center May 16

Greenville native Peabo Bryson brings his Stand for Love tour to the Peace Center on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Dawes comes to the Peace Center May 18

An Evening with DAWES: Passwords Tour comes to the Peace Center on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m

Just Added: Rodney Carrington comes to the Peace Center Jan. 10

Rodney Carrington comes to the Peace Center on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Q&A with Béla Fleck


Learn about world-renowned banjo player Béla Fleck's top three wishes, his favorite superpower, and his must-have travel item.

Quick facts from Renaissance – Monteverdi and Merlot


Discover some of the things you’ll learn at the first FREE Peace Interlude. This musical happy hour is all about the Renaissance – Monteverdi and Merlot.

Q&A with J.J. Abrams


Learn how first-time Broadway producer J.J. Abrams knew he had to be a part of the “pure, unadulterated, hysterically funny” hit The Play That Goes Wrong.

Just Added: The B-52s

The B-52s will play the Peace Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Just Added: Vince Gill

Country music star Vince Gill will play the Peace Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

5 Questions with Sister Hazel's Ken Block


Ken Block, the lead singer of Sister Hazel shares his three wishes, his favorite super power, and more before the band comes to Greenville.

Just Added: Five Dance Events

The Peace Center has added five dance events to the schedule

5 Questions with Home Free's Adam Chance


Adam Chance from a cappella sensation Home Free shares his favorite super power and what he loves about Greenville.

Just Added: The Illusionists - Live From Broadway

Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

'Hamilton,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' highlight Peace Center's 2018-'19 season

Greenville News

For the past year, the arrival of “Hamilton,” the Tony Award-winning cultural juggernaut, has generated the biggest buzz at the Peace Center.

5 Questions with Daughtry


Daughtry talks about his three wishes, travel must-haves, and things Greenville needs to know.

Peace Center holds School of Rock instrument drive


The Peace Center has partnered with The Music Club of Greenville to collect used and new instruments leading up to and during the week-long run of School of Rock. The instruments will be donated to local schools through the organization’s PITCH Project, which focuses on providing instruments to children.

5 Questions with SNC's Randy Stine


Straight No Chaser’s Randy Stine on his three wishes, travel must-haves, and things Greenville needs to know.

Blues musician Jonny Lang coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist Jonny Lang is coming to the Peace Center.

Peace Center launches campaign to upgrade the Concert Hall

Greenville Journal

Peace Center patrons can buy the best seat in the house – or at least a seat in the Concert Hall – as a part of a new fundraising campaign.

Beyond the Stage


More than 56,000 people are served annually through the Peace Center's education and outreach programs.

Based on a graphic memoir, ‘Fun Home’ is a surprising Broadway success

Greenville Journal

At first, Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” doesn’t exactly seem like ideal source material for a hit Broadway musical. The graphic memoir is an often-sober exploration of Bechdel’s identity as a lesbian and complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man who may have died by suicide.

“The Bodyguard” is singer Deborah Cox’s role of a lifetime

Greenville Journal

Deborah Cox was a little-known singer from Toronto when the 1992 film “The Bodyguard” was released, but it had a profound impact on the performer that she would one day become.

5 Questions with Eddie Palmieri


Ten-time Grammy®-winner Eddie Palmieri is a legend of Latin jazz. 

"The King and I" mixes lively dance, lush costumes, modern themes

Greenville News

The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “The King and I” has been around for more than 65 years. In fact, when “The King and I” made its Broadway debut, it had only been a few years since the country it depicts, Thailand, was officially known as Siam.


On-sale dates announced for Peace Center shows

Greenville News

The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season kicks off Sept. 11, and single-ticket sales for the general public begin Aug. 4.

Finding Neverland's John Davidson: 'We loved Greenville'

Greenville News

Last time John Davidson came to Greenville, he was starring as the Wizard in the Broadway production “Wicked.”

Peace Center adds jazz, soul, ukuleles

Greenville News

The Peace Center's concert calendar is expanding again; the additions include jazz, ukuleles and the legendary Mavis Staples.

Review: 'Lion King' returns with pageantry

Greenville News

It’s been five years since Simba, Nala and the other animals of Pride Rock last sauntered into the Peace Center, but half a decade has dimmed none of the spectacle of the visually arresting Broadway production of “Disney’s The Lion King.”

Gov't Mule explores new territory

Greenville News

Gov’t Mule has been around for more than two decades now, and the band’s latest album, “Revolution Come … Revolution Go,” manages to sound at once both classic and brand new.

'Fun Home,' 'Color Purple' coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Opera-dwelling phantoms, expert pie bakers, troubled families, French peasants and hard-rocking kids will hit the stage at the Peace Center in the coming year.

HAMILTON: Coming to the Peace Center

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play Greenville’s Peace Center in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and the Peace Center.

The story behind Carole King musical

Greenville News

Songs like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof” are such landmarks of the 20th-century pop-culture landscape that it’s easy to forget they were written by a teenage girl and her husband.

Renee Fleming explores new genres

Greenville News

Soprano Renee Fleming is one of the most-acclaimed opera singers of the past few decades. She’s won Grammy Awards, the National Medal of the Arts and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal.

Talking religion, heart and the F-word with the star of ‘Book of Mormon’

Greenville Journal

Riddled with potty humor and F-bombs, “The Book of Mormon” might not seem like the catalyst to serious conversation about religious beliefs. But that’s exactly what the Broadway musical written by the creators of “South Park” is, according to Gabe Gibbs.

'Book of Mormon' provokes thought for actor

Greenville News

For Gabe Gibbs, playing Elder Price in “The Book of Mormon” has been an exciting and thought-provoking experience.

Peace Center, Edwin McCain team up to boost music scene

Greenville News

Two decades ago, when singer Edwin McCain was building his career, he found a warm reception in Charleston.

St. Paul and Broken Bones explore questions

Greenville News

Paul Janeway, front man of rock-and-soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, grew up in a home where secular music wasn’t permitted.

‘An American in Paris’ arrives at the Peace Center

Greenville News

Before bringing “An American in Paris” to Broadway, the musical’s producers decided to give the lavish show a trial run in — you guessed it — Paris.

Goo Goo Dolls continue musical evolution

Greenville News

The Goo Goo Dolls had a monster hit in 1998 with the ballad “Iris.” A megahit like that can catapult a band into a new level of stardom, but it can also loom over whatever the band tries to do for the rest of its career.

Amos Lee bringing tour to Greenville

Greenville News

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Amos Lee began his musical career as a University of South Carolina student in the late 1990s.

Now, Lee is returning to the state to perform at the Peace Center.

‘Basetrack Live’ looks at the sacrifices of war

Greenville News

War abroad — and at home — is brought to vivid life on stage in “Basetrack Live,” the production arriving at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre on Tuesday.

A six-pack of Gladys Knight facts

Greenville News

Singer Gladys Knight has been a musical legend for going on six decades now. Her nickname is “Empress of Soul,” and her string of hits with the Pips started with 1961’s “Every Beat of My Heart.”

Mind Games

Greenville Journal

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a journey into a world most of the audience will never experience personally.

‘Curious Incident’ arrives at the Peace Center

Greenville News

At the heart of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a mystery:

A dog has turned up dead. Someone killed him with a garden tool.

Who did the evil deed?

St. Paul and Broken Bones coming to town

Greenville News

The funky soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones is headed to Greenville.

Keb' Mo' finds power, pride in blues

Greenville News

After playing the blues for three decades, singer Keb’ Mo’ has a different perspective on the blues than he did in the early years.

Murder most hilarious: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ arrives

Greenville News

A musical comedy about a serial killer?

The question provokes a hearty guffaw from John Rapson.

“Yeah, that’s basically it,” said Rapson, one of the stars of the national tour of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

Chris Thile bringing mandolin, humor

Greenville News

When musician Chris Thile performs at the Peace Center Sept. 13, he will definitely be bringing along his trusty mandolin.

Revivalists work New Orleans vibe

Greenville News

The Revivalists are renowned for their spirited, take-no-prisoners live shows.

Seal packs emotion into his music

Greenville News

The singer Seal is known for his evocative voice and emotion-packed songs.

Goo Goo Dolls coming to town

Greenville News

Nineties rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will “Slide” into Greenville later this year.

Keller Williams embraces eclecticism

Greenville News

The words “eclectic” and “prolific” describe musician Keller Williams, but even those terms seem a little inadequate.

‘Bridges of Madison County’ arrives at the Peace Center

Greenville News

Robert James Waller’s best-seller “The Bridges of Madison County” proved to be a perfect novel for a musical adaptation.

Lone Bellow seeks musical truth

Greenville News

The Upstate is more than just a tour stop for the Lone Bellow’s Zach Williams.

‘Riverdance’ leaps back into Greenville’s Peace Center

Greenville News

In 1994, 7-year-old Lauren Smyth was watching the Eurovision Song Contest on TV with her family at home in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

During the interval, the explosive “Riverdance” made its first-ever appearance onstage.

In a flash, Smyth had found her life’s ambition.

Fabulous Thunderbirds focus on blues

Greenville News

The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Kim Wilson has strong opinions about musical labels.

Dolly's coming to town: Did you know she released first single at 13?

Greenville News

Dolly Parton has never been known for subtlety, for fading gracefully into the background. Everything about her is super-sized, from her voice to her songwriting talent to her fashion sense and best-known physical attributes.

Mavericks enjoy musical renaissance

Greenville News

The music of the Mavericks has been pegged as country, Americana and rockabilly. But guitarist Eddie Perez has a slightly less musical, but perhaps more savory, way to describe it.

Peace Center debuts new chamber music series

Greenville News

When violist Miles Hoffman last performed a solo recital at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, the event was sold out.

Blue Man Group feeds off crowd energy

Greenville News

The silent, cerulean performers of Blue Man Group have been described in many ways, but performer Adam Erdossy thinks the group can be summed up in just three words.

‘The Sound of Music’ soars into Peace Center

Greenville News

“The Sound of Music” probably ranks among the most beloved musicals ever written.

But do we really know it?

Broadway blockbusters dominate the Peace Center season

Greenville News

A roar of approval rose up from an enthusiastic Peace Center audience at the news that “The Book of Mormon” is returning to Greenville.

Gritty national tour of ‘Cabaret’ comes to Peace Center

Greenville News

The creators of “Cabaret” knew they had a bombshell on their hands.

Peking Acrobats bring superhuman feats to Peace Center

Greenville News

Superhuman feats of strength, endurance and agility?

It’s all in a dazzling day’s work for The Peking Acrobats, who arrive at Greenville’s Peace Center on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Classic rocker coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Greenville will be getting "Lowdown" this spring when singer Boz Scaggs comes to the Peace Center.

Singers unite for Use Your Voice tour

Greenville News

In an election year when women’s voices are resonating on both sides of the ballot box, singers Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell are joining their voices for a tour that weaves together music and political engagement.

Yanni returns to the Peace Center

Greenville News

The title says it all: “Sensuous Chill.”

Yanni’s new album is all about generating a mood that’s both mellow and sexy.

‘Matilda’ leaps into the Peace Center

Greenville News

The first thing you notice about the kids in the musical “Matilda” is that they act like kids — fearlessly.

The Tenors soar ‘Under One Sky’

Greenville News

The Tenors are upfront about it: their songs are all about good vibes.

Hot Sardines spreads sassy, jazzy joy at Peace Center

Greenville News

A Hot Sardines concert ranges from high to low.

Folk icon coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Folk music icon and social activist Joan Baez is coming to Greenville in March.

Two big shows coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Diana Ross once sang "Someday We'll Be Together"; that someday comes in February,when the pop culture icon performs at the Peace Center

The Peace Center: Performing Arts for a Thriving Community

South Carolina Homes

With the hope that a cultural center would help revitalize the city of Greenville, SC, the Peace Center was born.

25 years ago, Peace Center helped revive downtown

Greenville Journal

Greenville’s downtown was dying.

Without a $10 million pledge from three branches of the Peace family – one of Greenville’s most prominent – the idea to build a performing arts center beside the Reedy River likely would have died long before it ever got started.

‘Motown’ brings the soundtrack of our lives to stage

Greenville News

Never got to see the Jackson 5 perform live?

That group and other musical legends will be on stage — at least in spirit — as the Broadway tour of “Motown: The Musical” roars into the Peace Center Tuesday for eight performances through Sunday.

Cooder-White-Skaggs works family vibe

Greenville News

The onstage chemistry at a Cooder-White-Skaggs concert flows not just from a shared musical passion.

The musicians are connected by blood, marriage, history, vocal harmony and enough critical acclaim to power all of the amps and microphones in the concert hall.

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet plays Bach, Spanish music

Greenville News

There’s something special about classical guitars and the dancing rhythms of Spanish music.

They seem made for each other.

Review: Dynamite ‘Jersey Boys’ returns to Peace Center

Greenville News

The national tour of “Jersey Boys” visited the Peace Center only two years ago but its return to Greenville this week is still cause for cheer.

You can’t get too much of this dynamite jukebox musical.

'Jersey Boys' returns to the Peace Center

Spartanburg Herald Journal

Barely two years has passed since the touring production of “Jersey Boys” last came to the Upstate, and the Tony Award-winning musical is already making a much-anticipated return.

‘Jersey Boys’ returns to Peace Center

Greenville News

Almost from the beginning, Des McAnuff realized he had a hit on his hands.

McAnuff, the veteran Broadway director, had been handed an outline or “treatment” of a musical about the rock ‘n’ roll group The Four Seasons.

Foreigner keeps on rocking

Greenville News

Foreigner has been around for nearly four decades, churning out hard-rocking hits like “Hot Blooded” and “Urgent” that earned founding members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm a spot in the Songwriting Hall of Fame.

Audra McDonald brings Broadway dazzle to Peace Center

Greenville News

Audra McDonald doesn’t sing “Summertime” very often.

But maybe — just maybe — the Broadway superstar will offer the classic song from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” at her concert Tuesday at the Peace Center.

‘Dirty Dancing’ leaps into the Peace Center

Greenville News

Why does the 1987 blockbuster “Dirty Dancing” continue to thrill generations of fans?

Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the now-classic film about love and racy dance moves, has an answer: “Everybody has a secret dancer inside.”

Bill Frisell Trio coming to town

Greenville News

Guitarist Bill Frisell, who has received acclaim for his work in jazz, folk, classical and country music, is coming to town with his trio.

Cooder-White-Skaggs coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

Acclaimed instrumentalists Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs are coming to the Peace Center in November.

Cooder and Skaggs are teaming up with country/gospel singer Sharon White for a tour that showcases the music of all three.

‘Kinky Boots’ struts into the Peace Center

Greenville News

“Kinky Boots” is not as kinky as it sounds.

Sure, Cyndi Lauper’s Tony Award-winning blockbuster, opening Tuesday at the Peace Center, features a bevy of drag queens and some sexy songs.

But scratch the surface and what you’ll find is a show that touches on such traditional musical themes as finding your way in the world and learning to accept others.

Memphis’ Drew Holcomb to rock the river on TD stage next week

Greenville Journal

Memphis, TN singer/songwriter/guitarist Drew Holcomb is a Bruce Springsteen fan; that much should be obvious from his incisive lyrics and his ability to bang out a ragged rocker and  pen a heartfelt ballad with equal skill. So it was a thrill for Holcomb and his band, The Neighbors, recently when they played the Stone Pony club in Asbury Park, NJ, where Springsteen got his start.

Drew Holcomb forges independent musical path

Greenville News

For Drew Holcomb, music isn’t just art or entertainment or emotional connection.

In Holcomb’s view, music also possesses healing powers. The singer has always found solace in song, even during the most difficult moments of his life.

Gipsy Kings blend contemporary sounds with flamenco

Greenville News

Rock icon Eric Clapton and rapper Pitbull might seem unlikely influences for a flamenco band, but the Gipsy Kings have never relied on only one style in their musical explorations.

‘Cinderella’ for our times arrives at the Peace Center

Greenville News

In 2012, Douglas Carter Beane was given the task of creating a “Cinderella” for our times — with a plucky, idealistic title character.

Beane’s dialogue would be used in a new stage version of the classic TV musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Botti comes back

Greenville News

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti doesn’t like to be tied down to just one style of music.

Anyone attending Botti’s Aug. 1 Peace Center concert can expect to hear jazz, R&B, blues, rock and even a little classical music.

Dailey and Vincent bring rock attitude to bluegrass

Greenville News

Dailey and Vincent have been called the rock stars of bluegrass, but don’t look for tales of rock ’n’roll debauchery from the duo.

Leno, Nelson, Foreigner coming to Peace Center

Greenville News

It'll feel like the first time for the rock band Foreigner.

The "Hot Blooded" group has been around for almost 40 years but has never performed at the Peace Center — until now.

Keith Lockhart to present free concert with Brevard orchestra

Greenville News

Renowned conductor Keith Lockhart, a frequent visitor to Greenville, will present an admission-free concert with the Brevard Music Center orchestra on Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m. at the Peace Center.

Earth, Wind and Fire retains original musical spirit

Greenville News

Earth, Wind and Fire has been around for more than four decades, burning up the music charts, and the dance floor, with hits like “Let’s Groove” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas coming to Greenville

Greenville News

With Memorial Day around the corner, the Christmas season seems far away. But Mannheim Steamroller is already making plans.

WARRIOR POET Glenis Redmond’s voice carries far and wide, from the Peace Center to the Kennedy Center

TOWN Magazine

In recent years, Glenis Redmond has logged more than 360,000 miles on her car. She travels the country, meeting students and elders, teachers, and administrators. She shares and encourages. She cries and laughs and dances (a lot!). She inspires.

And she is a poet.

Audra McDonald concert postponed to Oct. 13

April 22, 2015

Audra McDonald's Peace Center performance has been postponed to Oct. 13.

Audra McDonald brings Broadway to the Peace Center

April 21, 2015

Audra McDonald has not been singing "Summertime" during her nationwide tour. But maybe — just maybe — the Broadway star will offer the classic song from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" at her concert in Greenville.

Lewis Black finds much to rant about in political world

April 13, 2015

Comic Lewis Black is known for his rants, and it doesn't take much to get him worked up. But with the presidential election season getting started, it seems like his routines just about write themselves.

Peace Center announces Rock the River series

April 7, 2015

Beach music, Americana and bluegrass will be in the spotlight at the Peace Center's Rock the River outdoor concert series.

Peace Center announces 2015-16 Broadway Series

April 7, 2015

The Peace Center will host an unprecedented nine musicals in its 2015-16 Broadway Series. Including two shows that are coming back for special return engagements.

Pilobolus brings wit, acrobatics, athleticism to dance

April 7, 2015

Pilobolus is a dance company that appeals even to people who’ve never attended a dance concert.

Review: Pippin’ revival an exhilarating production

March 19, 2015

When the motley players of “Pippin” sing “We’ve got magic to do,” you better believe them.

‘Pippin’ leaps, flips and tumbles into the Peace Center

March 17, 2015

When the circus-inspired revival of “Pippin” leaps, flips and tumbles into Greenville, there’ll be two Pippins on the Peace Center stage.

Sasha Allen finds her ‘Voice’ in live theater

March 17, 2015

Talk about pressure.

When Sasha Allen takes on the role of Leading Player in the national touring production of “Pippin,” she’s got some pretty big shoes to fill.

'Pippin' opens at Peace Center in Greenville this week

March 17, 2015

To be successful, musicals — particularly the ones that focus on struggle and human nature — must be able to pull at the audience's heartstrings.

Peace Center becomes zero waste to landfill facility

March 5, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts has become a zero waste to landfill building and is believed to be the first performing arts center in the country to do so. 

Keillor tries 'to tell the truth these days'

March 3, 2015

It's always a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor's fictional hometown.

But as Keillor's legions of devoted listeners know, there's no end of things to talk about — and nary a dull moment.

Lewis Black coming to Peace Center April 18

March 3, 2015

Acerbic comic Lewis Black is bringing his trademark rants back to Greenville on April 18.

Gov’t Mule coming to Peace Center April 11

March 3, 2015

Blues-rock powerhouse Gov’t Mule will perform at the Peace Center April 11.

Review: 'Wicked' dazzles and tugs at the heartstrings

February 4, 2015

The national tour of "Wicked" has roared back into Greenville's Peace Center — and the production is pure magic.

'Wicked' soars into the Peace Center

February 4, 2015

Elphaba, the feisty green witch of the musical "Wicked," not only has to sing and dance like most Broadway characters.

She has to take flight, too, soaring high above the stage.

'Weird Al' Yankovic coming to Greenville July 8

January 21, 2015

Music fans can expect an outbreak of "Word Crimes" in Greenville later this year when parody singer "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to the Peace Center.

'Stomp' bangs its way into Greenville

January 9, 2015

Despite typically being shoved to the back of the stage, drummers play a pivotal role in creating a band's sound by maintaining tempo and energy.

Violist Hoffman performs recital in Gunter Theatre

January 6, 2015

Violist Miles Hoffman believes that some classical music pieces should include a warning label:

"Don't try this at home."

He's only half-joking.

Hyper-kinetic 'Stomp' returns to Greenville

January 6, 2015

With trash can lids and paint cans flying about the stage, "Stomp" looks like it could be a dangerous show for the performers.

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ peppy, splendidly sung

December 30, 2014

The national tour of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has returned to Greenville in a streamlined production that’s colorful, rambunctious, warmhearted and splendidly sung.

Animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' coming to life in Greenville

December 18, 2014

Whether they’re 5 years old or 75, most Americans have watched Disney’s timeless animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” and have fallen in love with the gorgeous musical compositions and witty dialogue revolving around far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells and a prince in disguise.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ arrives at the Peace Center

December 18, 2014

Belle is not your typical Disney princess.

Award-winning author Allan Wolf visits the Peace Center

December 16, 2014

Renowned poet and performer Allan Wolf visited the Peace Center, December 3 – 6, 2014, as part of the Peace Voices program.

Kenny Rogers brings Christmas show to town

December 12, 2014

Over the past three decades, Kenny Rogers has quietly transformed himself into a Christmas perennial.

Anthony Hamilton Shares Christmas Cheer Through Music

November 25, 2014

R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is a big fan of Christmas, so recording a holiday album just seemed like a natural fit.

New Sculpture Takes Flight in Peace Center Lobby

November 25, 2014

A sparkling new sculpture will soon take wing over the main entrance to the Peace Center.

Peace Center Gets New Art in Lobby

November 25, 2014

We go behind the scenes as an artist creates a new piece for the Peace Center lobby.

'Book of Mormon' hugely entertaining

November 14, 2014

An old Broadway adage proclaims that "satire is what closes on Saturday night." Well, not if that scathing satire is as exuberantly entertaining as "The Book of Mormon."

Poet-In-Residence Glenis Redmond invited to White House

September 18, 2014

Poet-In-Residence Glenis Redmond was recently invited by The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to mentor the 2014 National Student Poets.

Positive Blues - Keb' Mo' blends his own musical recipe

September 11, 2014

Three-time Grammy winner Keb' Mo' blends his own musical recipe

Keb' Mo' keeps it bluesy

September 10, 2014

Singer/guitarist Keb' Mo' brings his four-piece band to the Peace Center Tuesday

Peace Center releases public ticket on-sale date!

September 4, 2014

Public On Sale Sunday, Sept. 14

Staying In Touch with their Roots

August 21, 2014

Connection with audiences still key for band 25 years later 


Big names highlight new Peace Center season

July 26, 2014

The Peace Center's 2014-15 season of performances includes several debuts and a host of familiar faces. Among the debuts this season will be singing sensation Susan Boyle, celebrity chef Alton Brown, teen vocalist Jackie Evancho, comedian Ron White, and the innovative Martha Graham Dance Company.

JJ Grey & Mofro Come to TD Stage Thursday

July 11, 2014

Group features blend of rock, sould, blues and funk. 

Shakers bring beach music to TD Stage

July 3, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers bring 'people-pleasing' beach music to the Peace Center's TD Stage on Thursday.

The Fantastic Shakers bringing 'fun' to Peace Center

July 3, 2014

There are bands that stay together for the paycheck or the glory, and then there's the Fantastic Shakers, a three-decade-plus institution that is bringing its classic soul, beach and R&B revue to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts' TD Stage tonight. 

'EVITA' Strives For Authentic Latin Feel

June 20, 2014

National Broadway tour comes to Greenville Tuesday.

EVITA: The Language of Dance

June 16, 2014

New 'Evita' tour tangos into town with authentic Latin flavor

'Counting Crows' Adam Duritz reveals secrets to show here

June 14, 2014

Adam Duritz, frontman for Counting Crows, talks about his new album, beautiful women and the band's Peace Center Concert on Sunday. 

Mochrie and Sherwood of "Whose Line" bring improv show to Greenville

June 6, 2014

For Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood,  life is indeed a laughing matter.

Food Network star to bring live show to Greenville

June 3, 2014

Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown will bring his Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour to Greenville in October. 

Martina McBride talks music, motherhood

May 31, 2014

The country superstar brings an album of R&B songs -- as well as her big country hits -- to the Peace Center on June 13.

Changing perspectives: Edwin McCain reflects on music, opens up Peace Center summer concert series

May 29, 2014

Edwin McCain reflects on music, opens up Peace Center summer concert series

'Phantom' looms large on Greenville cultural scene

May 16, 2014

Tickets are selling briskly for the new, grittier staging of the "Phantom of the Opera," running through May 25 at the Peace Center.

Actor keeps it all in the family

May 15, 2014

Ben Jacoby follows in father's footsteps with role in Broadway classic.

The TD Stage at the Peace Center is the Place to Be This Summer!

April 25, 2014

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. for eight shows making up The Peace Center for the Performing Arts' "Summer Nights" concerts. The dynamic collection of shows will be held at the beautiful TD Stage at the Peace Center nestled on the banks of the Reedy River in downtown Grenville. The eight-show schedule runs from May 30 through September 11 and features some of the most highly acclaimed artists in genres like alternative rock, country, blues and beach music. 

Hot Ticket - Peace Center Announces 14-15 Broadway Season

April 17, 2014

It's easy to see why the Peace Center's 2014-15 Broadway Series lineup is being called the best ever to come to Greenville.


Lead in "Flashdance" says role is most difficult of her career

April 17, 2014

"It's the most challenging role I've ever done," said Morton. "Nothing has come easy.  Like Alex, there have been times when I felt like an underdog," she said. "I think it's good to have struggles. It gives you more motivation to achieve your goals and more appreciation when you do have success."

Pay Your Passion at the Peace Center!

April 11, 2014

The Peace Center is offering an out-of-the ordinary ticket price for an extraordinary performance. The April 29 concert of internationally renowned gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos is being billed as a "Pay Your Passion" performance where patrons may attend by simply reserving a seat through the box office and at its conclusion asked to pay an amount equal to their enjoyment of the evening. 

Interactive Film Thriller "App" Comes to the Peace Center for Upstate's Only Screening

March 31, 2014

On May 10, the Peace Center will feature a 6:30 pm. showing of the 2013 Dutch movie thriller App. Prior to the screening, moviegoers will be encouraged to download a free app to their smartphone (available for Android and iPhone) that will allow them to enhance the plot during the screening. 

Counting Crows To Play At The Peace Center With Opening Act Toad The Wet Sprocket

March 26, 2014

Counting crows will perform at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 15 as part of a major worldwide tour this summer. The tour will feature songs from the band's forthcoming album - their first new material in seven years - scheduled for release in Fall 2014, along with the band's extensive catalogue of hit songs. 

Colin Mochrie And Brad Sherwood of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' To Appear at The Peace Center on Saturday, June 14

March 18, 2014

Two masters of improv comedy, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway," have teamed up to present a night of hilarious improvisational comedy with their live tour, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group Tour. The performance is coming to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are now available for Peacekeepers and may be purchased by calling (864) 467-3029. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at, by phone at (864) 467-3000 or at the Peace Center Box Office located at 300 S. Main Street, Greenville. Tickets start at $35. 

The Peace Center Features Martina McBride On Friday, June 13

March 14, 2014

Contemporary country music superstar Martina McBride will bring her current tour featuring a soon-to-be-released album to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 13. Tickets are currently on-sale to Peacekeepers until Saturday, March 15 at 10a.m. when they go on sale to the general public. Ticket prices start at $65. 

Poet Glenis Redmond joins the Peace Center as Artist-in-Residence

October 4, 2012

Creating PEACE VOICES, a new outreach program for the Center