It's finally here...the best time of the year! It's the Holiday Season, and that means shows, deals, and more shows coming soon! The Newberry Opera House invites you to explore what’s going on in Newberry. Penelope, the resident ghost is back, and this time she comes bearing gifts! Twelve different gifts, starting Monday, Dec. 5th featuring discounts like 50% off or $10 tickets. One of the deals will be the reveal of exciting new shows added to this spring Opera House schedule. This will definitely be an opportunity you won’t want to miss! There is a lot in store for the month of December, so stop on by the Newberry Opera House for some Holiday cheer that’ll get you in the Christmas spirit.
Steve Leftridge of PopMatters described the Gibson Brothers this way: "Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene." The Gibson Brothers were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA World of Bluegrass 24th Annual Awards Show in Raleigh, N.C. for the second year in a row. They also won the Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year ("They Called It Music") and Eric was named the Songwriter of the Year." Don’t miss your chance to see them on Thursday, December 8 at 8:00 P.M.
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. His favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. 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 the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. Since 1972 George has released thirteen solo piano albums. This concert will feature George’s Winter Show, which will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming albums. This unforgettable performance is on Friday, December 9 at 8:00 P.M.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in the 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s, the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world. The Blind Boys' live shows are roof-raising musical events that appeal to audiences of all cultures, as evidenced by an international itinerary that has taken them to virtually every continent. Here’s your chance to see them live in Newberry, on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 P.M.
Spend a night with Elvis - Starring Scot Bruce. This riveting and rockin' holiday tribute concert features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley – such as “Santa Bring My Baby Back,” “Blue Christmas,” …and more! A show guaranteed to have you "All Shook Up!" An Evening with Scot Bruce – Blue Suede Christmas is on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 P.M.
The Embers, the pioneers of Carolina Beach Music since the late 1950s will perform beach music and holiday classics all in one night, on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 P.M. Performing hits such as "Far Away Places" and the Beach Music anthem "I Love Beach Music." Always entertaining lead singer Craig Woolard leads the audience in a fun adventure through the official popular music of South Carolina.
Known for her long locks and the youngest of eight children, Crystal Gayle was a “coal miner’s daughter” before she was a platinum-selling singer and a world-class entertainer. Crystal Gayle became the first female artist in country music history to achieve platinum album sales, and her newest accolades include an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry. Make sure to hear her enduring career signature song "Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", on Saturday, December 17 at 3 & 8 P.M. Country, folk, pop, rock n' roll, Broadway show tunes, and gospel have all found an equal place in her heart.
Celebrate the going of the old and the coming of the new with food, dancing and fireworks at the Annual Newberry Opera House’s New Year’s Eve Party. Newberry native Reggie Deas and Deas Guyz return to Newberry to play your favorite Rhythm & Beach hits of yesterday and today. Get a taste of Newberry in one night with food from local restaurants. Food and beverage (beer, wine) are included. Don't forget to book your hotel room now. Call 803-276-6666 and use discount use Promo Code: NYE at the Hampton Inn (located across the street from the Opera House). We hope to see you on Saturday, December 31 at 8:00 P.M.
When making your holiday outing plans, think of Newberry this holiday season. There is so much to do and see, from fabulous shopping, to delectable dining, and comfy beds to rest your weary head. Bring the whole family on Friday night’s 12/2, 6, & 16 to North Pole Nights 2016 Faux Snow display in Downtown Newberry, Photos with Santa, story-time with Mrs. Claus in Memorial Square, and enjoy the Christmas light display in the Downtown area. We wish our Opera House family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Newberry Opera House!