2020 Southern Sound Series

For Immediate Release: Oct. 29, 2019


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations Coordinator for Culture & Heritage Museums 803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org


McCelvey Center announces 2020 Southern Sound Series line-up


Online tickets available Oct. 31


YORK, S.C. – Culture & Heritage Museums announced the new Southern Sound Series lineup on Oct. 3 at the McCelvey Center’s Select-your-Seat Party. The 2020 Southern Sound Series is presented by Rock Hill Coca-Cola and sponsored by Founder’s Federal Credit Union and Waiter's Choice Catering & Events.


Vittles & Fiddles, a pre-show affair, returns for the 2020 Southern Sound Series beginning two hours prior to the main concert. Vittles & Fiddles features a food truck and local musicians on the McCelvey lawn. Beer and wine available for purchase.


2020 Southern Sound Series lineup:


January 18: Chatham County Line Chatham County Line is known for their inventive take on bluegrass music. From Raleigh, N.C., the quartet was named Best New Bluegrass Band at the Indie Music Awards in 2006. Since forming in 1999, they’ve recorded seven albums of original songs; their latest release, “Sharing the Covers,” pays homage to musical influences such as Del Reeves, John Lennon, and Beck. Chatham County Line is gaining international success through ongoing collaboration with popular Norwegian singer/songwriter Jonas Fjeld.


February 15: Steep Canyon Rangers Steep Canyon Rangers returns for their sixth performance on the McCelvey stage. Named Emerging Artists of the Year in 2006 by International Bluegrass Music Association, the band earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013. Known for their ongoing musical collaboration with banjoist/comedian Steve Martin, the Asheville, N.C.- based band’s newly released version of “Be Still Moses,” originally recorded in 2007, features collaboration with Boyz II Men and the Asheville Symphony.


March 21: Balsam Range From Haywood County, N.C. comes Balsam Range. The quintet won Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in 2018 and in 2014, alongside a multitude of top honors in an array of categories. Since forming in 2007, Balsam Range has nine studio albums. “Mountain Overture,” a recorded collaboration with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart at No. 5 and the Classical Crossover chart at No.6.


April 18: Della Mae Della Mae returns for an encore performance on the McCelvey stage. The all-female string band features some of the finest players of bluegrass. In 2014, Della Mae’s debut album received a Grammy nomination and they were named International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artists of the Year. “The Butcher Shoppe EP,” recorded at the historic Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville and released in March 2019, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart.


IMAGES: for high resolution images of each performing act contact Marie Cheek


The McCelvey Center is located at 212 E. Jefferson St., York, S.C. 29745


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Vittles & Fiddles begins at 5:30 p.m. on day of concert.


Tickets: 2020 Southern Sound Series tickets available for the general public on Oct. 31, 2019. Tickets available online at http://www.chmuseums.org/southernsoundseries/


Friends of McCelvey: Friends of McCelvey get first dibs on reserved seating for the Southern Sound Series before concert tickets are available to the public. An annual giving program for Culture and Heritage Museums, Friends of McCelvey support the Lowry Family Theater and the Southern Sound Series. Benefits include CHM membership, which provides free general admission to all CHM sites, and preferred seating at concerts. For more information on becoming a Friend of McCelvey, email agray@chmusuems.org


About the McCelvey Center: The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Institute founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series. The McCelvey is a community venue managed by Culture and Heritage Museums of York County. CHM produces the annual Southern Sound Series; comprised of four concerts from January through April, the series is reserved seating only. Dedicated to providing the regional community with authentic contemporary performances, the Southern Sound Series showcases musical genres that are steeped in the multi-cultural origins of the Carolinas. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. The theater and other facilities at the McCelvey Center are available for rental. For more information about Culture & Heritage Museums please visit http://chmuseums.org


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