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Main Stage Series 2016-2017

The Main Stage concert series is the flagship series of Tryon Fine Arts Center. Each year, performances on the Veh Stage are selected to appeal to a variety of audiences with multiple artistic disciplines represented.
The series provides the opportunity for the Foothills to enjoy first class performers in the intimacy of a 315-seat theater at competitive prices. The Main Stage Series can be purchased as either individual or season tickets.
Regardless of whether you attend all or just one event, there is something for you!
The 2016-2017 Main Stage series is supported by Parsec Financial.

Hot Club of San Francisco B&W for web
Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant

October 2016

Live Gypsy swing accompanies vintage silent films for an unforgettable evening.

Presented by Pacolet Milliken Industries, Inc.

Sierra Hull B&W
Sierra Hull

January 14, 2017 8:00 p.m.

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2016 Mandolin Player of the Year, Sierra Hull effortlessly combines bluegrass, folk, and Americana for a sound that's all her own.

Presented by WNCW and the Kirby Innovative Events fund of Polk County Community Foundation

Jackie Tohn B&W for web
Jackie Tohn

November 2016

American Idol semifinalist; movie star; stand up comedienne- Jackie Tohn can do it all!

Presented by Karaman Properties, Inc.

George Winston

March 25, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues and rock (especially The Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971, he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas "Fats" Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. Presently, George is concentrating mainly on live performances.

Presented by Walker Wallace and Emerson Realty

Nnenna Feelon and John Brown Trio

December 2016

Jazz with a holiday twist from two GRAMMY-nominated artists.

Presented by Tryon Estates, the Tryon Daily Bulletin, and the North Carolina Arts Council

J. Mark McVey

J. Mark McVey made his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables after having won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor while on tour.  Mark reprised the role for the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables where he won the Ovation Award and the BroadwayWorld Award on his way to eclipsing 3,268 performances in Les Mis.

Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors

Before the show, J. Mark McVey will offer a vocal performance Master Class. Check back for details to share the stage with Mark!

Other Veh Stage Events

Jackie Marston B&W for web
Jackie Marston and Dale Burke Quartet

November 2016

Jazz standards and original compositions from vocalist Jackie Marston and "Music Man" Dale Burke.

Sponsored by the Williams Syndrome Association

DIY Messiah B&W for web
Do-It-Yourself Messiah

December 2016

Free community sing along of Handel's Messiah led by Beth Child and Pam McNeil. Following the sing along, Rebecca Davis has prepared a delicious, catered reception.

No cost to attend thanks to a Community Events grant from Polk County Community Foundation

Gibson Brothers
Gibson Brothers

Friday, April 7, 2017  8:00 p.m.

The International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year, 2012 & 2013. Catch the award-winning bluegrass on the Veh Stage.