Per the Governor's directive, the Newberry Opera House is closed –

All performances are postponed through the end of June at this time. You can find an updated list of performances and dates HERE. The Box Office team can be reached at or call 803-276-6264 (M-F 9:30-5:30). Tours of our historic building are available Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 12-4:30 P.M. August through October shows are on sale now. Check out the event list HERE. Help us raise the curtain again by donating. Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you home again soon!

Robert Earl Keen


Robert Earl Keen

Singer/Songwriter Robert Earl Keen is one of the most respected figures in the Country music landscape. His work in the 80s and 90s and his unique sound that mixes Country with Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk laid the groundwork for the Americana genre. Keen found his niche in Austin, TX in the early 80s, now decades and albums later, Keen is a must-see performer for fans of Country, Bluegrass and Americana music. 


Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
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Robert Earl Keen emerged from a contingent of talented Country music songwriters in the 80s and 90s to make a name for himself and become one of the most respected musicians in Country music. His humor-filled storytelling has garnered him a cult following. Keen is considered one of the musicians who laid the groundwork for Americana in a time when his style was labeled “alternative country”. After attending Texas A&M for Journalism and co-writing the song “The Old Porch” with Lyle Lovett, Keen made a splash in the Austin, TX music scene with his debut album, “No Kinda Dancer”.  Touring with Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark also cemented his name in the pantheon of those talented, musical poets. Now three-decades from the release of his debut album - with nineteen records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt, there is still no end in sight. As he sings, “The road goes on forever...and the party never ends!”




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