TFAC Main Stage supports sophisticated Foothills tastes

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Genres from Gullah to Gaelic presented on the Veh Stage

Choosing the lineup of performances for Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Main Stage Series is no easy task.

“It is sometimes difficult to plan a season than appeals to the majority of our patrons, a sophisticated audience that embraces and supports the arts,” said TFAC Vice President of Programing Lori Walter. 

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With only five shows in the 2017-2018 season, there’s a lot of artistic ground to cover with a limited number of performances.

“Our goal is to provide a wide range of performing arts and genres within each style,” Walter continued. “That is why it is so gratifying when we hear someone who has never experienced a particular style or genre discover a new passion or when one of our more artistically savvy patrons state that what they just saw rivals performances they have seen in much bigger venues.”

This year, the Main Stage Series will include performances from beloved Americana artists The Kruger Brothers on September 15, Charleston-based Gullah group Ranky Tanky on November 3, as well as ChamberSoul cellist and singer Shana Tucker on February 3. Gaelic artists Goitse will make the trip from Ireland on March 9 and Greenville, S.C.’s own popstar Edwin McCain performing on April 21 round out the season.

“TFAC provides something for everyone with artistic excellence that compares to cities much larger than our special town,” explained Walter.

Season tickets are available to the public. Tickets to individual performances go on sale August 5. Additional details on the season line up are available at or by calling TFAC’s Kessler Box Office at 828-859-8322.

– article submitted by Michelle Fleming