Peace Center series a treat for Handlebar music lovers
The Handlebar is helping to keep the beat going this summer as we move to a new location, so join us in supporting the live local music scene. We think Handlebar fans will enjoy Summer Nights Concerts on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. The outdoor concerts run from through September 11, with each show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the links below. So, check out: Edwin McCain Band on June 6; The Fantastic Shakers on July 3; Marc Cohn on July 11; JJ Grey & Mofro on July 17; the Swingin' Medallions on August 21; Rusted Root on August 29; and Ana Popovic on September 11. Stay tuned to this page for more details. Be part of the magic. Support live music.
On the Peace Center Concert Hall Main Stage ... JOHN HIATT and THE COMBO & THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
Today, 7:30 pm
Talk about two-amazing performances for-the-price-of-one … this show joins one of America’s most respected and influential songwriters (also known for an unforgettable live show); plus one of the greatest … (click for more information) guitarists of our time: John Hiatt and Robert Cray. We at The Handlebar can testify to Hiatt’s mind-blowing performance, after a couple of sold-out shows on Stone Avenue. Gut-busting stories (about toilet paper?), and never mind that the crowds couldn’t sing along loudly enough to their favorite hits: "Thing Called Love," "Memphis In The Meantime," and "Have A Little Faith In Me," along with others made famous by Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson and Iggy Pop. Meanwhile, Robert Cray, with his five Grammys and 15 nominations, produces the soul-filled blues that he has performed alongside heavy hitters like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Lee Hooker. Hiatt has earned the Americana Music Associations Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, while Cray’s been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. It ads up to one of the bluesy-est, rockin’-est shows you can’t afford to miss – and may never have the opportunity to see again.
Tickets, through the Peace Center: $45, $55 - Age Policy
Warehouse Theatre and Distracted Globe present ... THE LAST LYNCHING, a new play By John Jeter and Lucy Beam Hoffman
Tomorrow, 8:00 pm
TWO NIGHTS - Drama gets first full public reading at Greenville theater
Handlebar co-owner John Jeter and Greenville historian and scholar Lucy Beam Hoffman have teamed up to write a play, THE LAST LYNCHING, inspired by true events. In 1947, thirty-one white cab drivers were … (click for more information) acquitted in the murder of Willie Earle, a 24-year-old black man accused of fatally stabbing one of their own. The biggest lynching trial in U.S, history ensued, garnering the attention of major players including Strom Thurmond, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, radio star Walter Winchell and the No. 1 female reporter of her time, Rebecca West. West's subsequent piece in The New Yorker, "Opera In Greenville" - widely considered the magazine's biggest, most powerful political piece of the last half-century - put Greenville, S.C., on the map (obviously not in a positive way) and left a racial stain that will never wash away. Now the play gets its first full staged reading at by The Distracted Globe at The Warehouse Theatre in two nights ... a rare experience for a developing play. Click the links below for tickets.