Tryon Fine Arts Center is proud to announce a sensational line-up for the 2017-2018 Main Stage Series. The season includes performances from the Kruger Brothers, Ranky Tanky, Shana Tucker, Goitse, and Edwin McCain.
Season tickets will be available to the public for either all five performances or the patron’s choice of three show on July 5th. Individual tickets go on sale on August 5th. All performances will be at 8pm on the Veh Stage.
Bluegrass powerhouse The Kruger Brothers kick off the series with their iconic fusion of American tunes and classical sensibilities on Friday, September 15, 2017.
“The Kruger Brothers are one of our most-requested performers; we’re so happy to have them back in Tryon,” said TFAC Executive Director Marianne Carruth.
The series continues on Friday, November 3, 2017 with Charleston-based quintet Ranky Tanky. Taking their name from the Gullah phrase meaning “work it” or “get down,” Ranky Tanky transforms the hymns, party anthems and children’s songs of the islands into infectiously rocking numbers.
Shana Tucker takes the stage on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Tucker’s signature ChamberSoul style combines classical cello and jazz training with ‘80s pop and rhythm and blues vocals for a performances that is soulful, intimate, and peerless.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, TFAC welcome Goitse to the Veh Stage on Friday, March 9, 2018. Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Goitse’s young members perform lively, authentic Celtic tunes that are “brimming with energy and creative zeal,” according to Irish Music Magazine.
The 2017-2018 Main Stage Series wraps up closer to home with Edwin McCain on Saturday, April 21, 2018. A native of Greenville, SC, McCain has gained international pop stardom and been called “the great American romantic” by the New York Times.
“In choosing the Main Stage Series, we listen carefully to what the community is saying,” says Michelle Fleming, Manager of Marketing for TFAC. “It’s a fine line between bringing beloved, favorite performers and expanding our region’s artistic offerings with high caliber performers who are new to our audience. I think the lineup for this series offers truly unique artists.”
The 2016-2017 Main Stage Series joins a range of new and existing programming, including film screenings, the Stage Door Series of intimate backstage performances, arts in education opportunities, and the new Something Different Series that will present unique and unexpected performances for families.