events & shows

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts Council Presents

Opening Night Gala:
Masterworks I and Art Sale

Date & Time

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.


Riverside Baptist Church
1249 S. Suber Rd Greer, SC 29650


PLAY IT AGAIN! Foothills Philharmonic begins its 20th season on Saturday, September 21! The new season features an exciting repertoire that showcases world famous classical masterpieces, each of which the orchestra has performed at one point or other during its history. Come explore everything from classical and popular favorites to chamber music, and even a few selections you may hear for the first time!

Join us for the Opening Night Gala Concert, featuring audience and orchestral favorites that the orchestra has done over the course of its history, along with a few surprises for your, our loyal patrons!


Featured works on tonight's program are Brahms contemplative Symphony No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's sunny Cappricio Italien.

Local artists and Foothills Philarharmonic Orchestra are joining together in an art sale!*


On Saturday, September 21 at 6:15pm, art work by local artists will be featured at concert for sale.

*All proceeds benefit both the artists and Foothills Philharmonic.

The city of Greer

Grand Opening:
Center for the Arts

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:45AM: Dedication Ceremony
11AM – 4PM: Entertainment & Activities

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1PM – 5PM: Tours Available
Tours begin on the hour.


The Center for the Arts
804 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651

The Greer Cultural Arts Council Presents

Spotlight on the Arts Gala

Purchase Tickets online

Or call (864) 848-5383

Date & Time

September 20, 2019 | 7PM - 11PM


Greer Center for the Arts
100 Davis Avenue, Greer, SC 29651

Tickets: $75.00

Ticket price includes entertainment and food pairings with wine and beer. A silent auction will benefit the Greer Cultural Arts Council

Entertainment Information

The Spotlight on the Arts Gala will feature a showcase of artists and entertainers from a variety of art areas. Because the Greer Center for the Arts features spaces for both visual and performing arts, the entertainment will include music, art, dance, theatre, and more! The Gala will include performances by internationally renowned pianist Emile Pandolfi and Greer native singer/songwriter turned musical force Noah Guthrie. The evening will be hosted by WSPA- TV host and producer, Jamarcus Gaston.

Emile Pandolfi

With over 30 recordings in his discography, Emile Pandolfi ranks among America's most popular piano artists. With the majority of his performance repertoire being lush, intricate arrangements of Broadway and standards that form the canon of "The Great American Songbook," his influences are, in fact, more classical than pop. It is this subjective layering of classical style that Pandolfi infuses onto the broad palette of selections–from his beloved Chopin, to Andrew Lloyd Webber, to Once Upon a December," from Anastasia–performed in his live concerts and recordings that resonates with audiences everywhere.

Noah Guthrie

Singer/songwriter, Noah Guthrie found fame covering chart-topping hits as well as through his pivotal role as Roderick Meeks on the hit TV show, Glee. He received national attention with his blues-filled version of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It," which, to date, has received over 26 million views. It's clear to see, however, that his skills are better put to use creating original music. One of the most talked about new voices in Americana music, Noah is steadily building a name for himself as a singer-songwriter. His richly textured voice is capable of conveying the emotion of a lyric as only a handful of artists can in today's music world.

Jared Emerson

Jared Emerson, American artist, is world renowned for his captivating performance art and studio originals. His art has raised over $1,000,000 for global charities seeking to do good for others. Jared's work with the Premier Arts Collective allows him to use his gifts by engaging in interactive art classes and performances around the world; using his art for healing, therapy and restoration for those who have experienced extreme trauma.

The Greer Children's Theatre Production of

Beauty and the Beast:
The Broadway Musical

Tickets available Oct. 5, 2019

Dates & Times

November 8-10 & 15-17, 2019
Fridays @ 7PM, Sat. & Sun. @ 2PM


J Harley Bonds Career Center
505 N Main St., Greer, SC


$15 Adults
$12 Students/Seniors/Military
$5 Children 4 and under





The City of Greer Freedom Blast is a summer festival honoring our veterans and current US Armed Forces. Freedom Blast has become a great reason for our community to gather annually to pay our respects to our past and present Armed Service members.

This year, we want you to be involved in making this event even bigger and better. Use your talents to create one dynamic image to represent the City of Greer Freedom Blast in any 2D media you choose. The winning artwork will be used for promotional flyers, the festival t-shirt, and all multi-media materials. All eligible entries will be displayed in the Wall Gallery in City Hall during Freedom Blast.

Eligibility: All ages are welcome to enter!

Each entry must be inspired by or represent a patriotic theme (i.e. military appreciation, July 4th activities, Freedom Blast, etc.)

All 2D media acceptable, winner to be reproduced & printed by 4-color process.

The exhibition will not be judged in media or age categories. Works must not exceed 20 inches in any direction including the frame.

All original works must be received ready to hang with appropriate hardware in place.

The City of Greer Freedom Blast judges will serve as final authority on eligibility.

We recommend the artist include the following text within or around the image area:

  1. 11th Annual / Freedom Blast/ June 29, 2019
  2. If your work is chosen as the winner and you don't include text, the City of Greer will have the text added. We reserve the right to rearrange your text if deemed necessary.

By entering the contest, you certify that this is your original work and give permission for this work to be reproduced for purposes of publicizing Freedom blast 2019 in all media.

Registration for Entries:

All works must be delivered to the City of Greer Business Offices (1st Floor 301 E. Poinsett St. Greer, SC 29651) on Wednesday, May 16, between 8:00am-5:00pm.


Judges will look for one dynamic image to represent the 11th Annual Freedom Blast for promotional flyers, the Freedom Blast t-shirt, and all multi-media.

Best in Show winner will receive a $300 Visa Gift Card, up to 8 Freedom Blast shirts, posters using the artwork to promote the event, and special guest privileges at Freedom Blast on June 29, 2019.

Other prizes to be determined and distributed for 2nd place, 3rd place, and multiple Merit Awards.

All winners will be on display in the City of Greer "Wall Galllery" through the end of July and should be priced to sell. The City of Greer reserves the first option to purchase the winning works of art.

There are no separate awards for children/student entries.

Notification and Pick-up Dates:

All artwork should be picked up between August 1-3 from the City of Greer Business Office between 8-5pm. Any artwork left after that date will become the property of the City of Greer unless other arrangements have been made.

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