Grand Ole McCelvey Concerts

Good Old-time Music Returns to the Grand Ole McCelvey


YORK, SC – Traditional Piedmont music will be showcased during two concerts at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater this fall. The Grand Ole McCelvey Concerts spotlight local Carolina talent who keep the region’s rich musical heritage alive.

The Hinson Girls will be back on the Grand Ole McCelvey stage Saturday, Sept. 26. The four sisters from Lancaster, SC are bluegrass state champions that play old-time music with millennial appeal.

The WBT Briarhoppers return to the McCelvey stage on Saturday, Nov. 14. The original band members first came together in 1934 to fill the bill for WBT radio’s request for a hillbilly band to help promote its products. Today’s sixth version and award-winning family band continues the bluegrass tradition. 

Culture and Heritage Museums’ historian Michael Scoggins coordinates the concerts for the Grand Ole McCelvey. “By hosting concerts of this type, we’re helping to keep this early folk music alive and to make it available to audiences in the 21st century.”

The McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater is noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater seats over 500 guests and has a lovely 1920s ambiance.  All concerts are general admission.

The Grand Ole McCelvey concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Museum of York County and the Historical Center of York County or by calling 803/909-7313.

The McCelvey Center is located on 212 East Jefferson Street York, SC 29745.