Tuesday Evening February 27, 2018  NCSD Elementary Schools’ Honor Choruses Performances—6:30 PM

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Tuesday Evening March 6, 2018
      NCSD Middle and High Schools’ Honor Choruses and County Honor Band Performances--6:30 PM

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Tuesday Evening March 13, 2018     Newberry College’s Music Department Performances—6:30 PM

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Tuesday Evening  March 20, 2018     The Sounds of Newberry  (Showcasing Select Newberry Talent) -7:00 PM

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On the four successive Tuesdays following the birthday party, musical concerts will be given in honor of the Anniversary.  February 27th at 6:30 PM is an evening of Newberry County Elementary School Honor Chorus performances.  March 6th  at 6:30 PM is a celebration of Middle and High School Honor Choruses and the Middle and County Honor High School Bands.  Newberry College will be showcasing their talent on the evening of March 13th at 6:30 PM, and the final celebration performance on March 20th at 7:00 PM is an auditioned show of selected Newberry talent being called “The Sounds of Newberry.” 

The Sounds of Newberry (Showcasing Select Newberry County Talent)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

 Contest Description:

All performers must have acoustic instruments for audition and performance.  Full percussion/drum sets are not allowed. By submitting this application, you confirm your eligibility for this contest. The Newberry Opera House reserves the right to use your submission video and photos for advertisement of the competition. See rules & restrictions for more information.

Submission Steps:

Step 1) Upload a video of yourself or your group to YouTube. Click here to go to YouTube.
Title video: Sounds of Newberry- Your name/band here
Example: Sounds of Newberry – Penelope and the Vaudevillian

Step 2) Complete your application form online including providing the URL for your YouTube upload. Click here to fill out your form.


  • A showcase spot during ‘The Sounds of Newberry’ performance at the Newberry Opera House.
  • A feature in the Newberry Magazine
  • A professional digital photo


  • Live or work in Newberry County.
  • Complete both application steps by deadline (2/13/18 at 5:00 P.M.)
  • Be available February 17 from 2-4 P.M. For a photo shoot or provide a high-res photo.
  • Be available March 20 at 7:00 P.M. for Tribute Tuesday performance.

Rules & Restrictions:

  • Anyone who fits the above eligibility requirements can participate.
  • Videos should contain: a 1.5-minute introduction of you/group and 3-5 minutes of performance of your chosen song.
  • Contestants must perform an acoustic song.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, please include the URL link in your submission form and make sure to title your video with the above mentioned format.
  • Contest will end February 13 at 5:00 P.M.
  • Winners will be announced February 15 at Midnight.
  • Videos must not be unlawful, harmful or degrading.
  • Video entries must be created by the person who has uploaded them, any videos in violation will be removed from the contest.
  • One video submission per person/group, duplicate videos will be removed from contest.
  • YouTube is not a sponsor of this contest.
  • Applicants data will not be shared with outside entities, and will remain confidential.
  • If Newberry Opera House finds any of these rules & restrictions have been violated, then we reserve the right to remove you from the contest.

Tickets for each of the four evenings of musical performances will be General Admission and will be $5 for children and $10 for adults.  Click the dates above to purchase tickets for each performance. A $5 per order handling fee will apply if bought online.

 It has been and continues to be a grand tradition to bring world class entertainment to the stage of the Opera House, but the 20th Anniversary belongs to the people of Newberry.  As Executive Director, Molly Fortune, says after introducing the performers night after night, “Welcome HOME to the Newberry Opera House.”  This award winning historic theater belongs to the people of Newberry, and for her landmark twentieth anniversary celebration, she will host her own….HOME—Honoring Outstanding Musical Entertainment.  Please join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary and share in the joy of music provided by Newberry County’s Schools ranging from the Elementary level through College!   


For more about all of the 20th Anniversary events, visit the 20th Anniversary tab under Shows & Events on NewberryOperaHouse.com.