Kicking off the season, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra returns. After playing a magical concert in the parking lot, as a drive-in style show last October, Equinox brings their full band, with all of their high-powered sounds to the Etherredge Center stage on September 18. The great music doesn’t end with Equinox, though, as “the greatest party band in America,” South Carolina’s own Swingin’ Medallions will be ringing in the holiday season on December 10. As part of the 60th anniversary celebration for USC Aiken, this show will be a huge blowout! Come dine and dance with the Medallions in the Convocation Center, with a catered meal and cash bar. Holiday music will abound, but audiences will also get to hear the Medallions’ classics, like “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” and “Hey, Hey, Baby!”
Moving into the new calendar year, the Etherredge Center and our partners at the Center for African American History, Art, and Culture (CAHAAC) present Mike Wiley’s moving one-man show, Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till. This riveting play “chronicles the murder, trial, and unbelievable confessions of the men accused of Till’s murder.” Helping us to commemorate Black History Month, Wiley’s show performs on February 19, with a special education Q&A at CAHAAC at 11:00 AM the morning of the show.
April closes out the season with two fantastic performances. First, on April 7th, join us for the majesty and beauty of the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. This company, part of America’s premier ballet troupe, features their up and coming performers, showcasing the talent and commitment that highlight ABT. Finally, on April 29, Branford Marsalis makes his long-awaited appearance on our stage, with The Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo. Postponed from 2021, Branford will have all of the musical talent that audiences know and love from the First Family of American Jazz