For Immediate Release:
Dec. 23, 2019


Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums


McCelvey Center’s 2020 Southern Sound Series opens on Jan. 18 with Chatham County Line

YORK, S.C. – The McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series showcases the finest musicians who play traditional stringed instruments of the Carolina Piedmont and emerge with new sounds and contemporary voices. From Raleigh, N.C., Chatham County Line embodies the heart and soul of today’s bluegrass with a blend and blur of musical genres.

Chatham County Line 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 teamed up with folk music icon Judy Collins for her latest album, “Winter Stories,” recorded in Ashville, N.C. in Feb. 2019. The band is gaining international success through ongoing collaboration with popular Norwegian singer/songwriter Jonas Fjeld.
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 for Jan. 18 features local musician Mike Faulkenberry.  A pre-show affair, Vittles & Fiddles returns for the 2020 Southern Sound Series beginning two hours prior to the main concert with a food truck on the McCelvey lawn. Beer and wine available for purchase.

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


2020 Southern Sound Series tickets available online at


for high resolution images of each performing act contact Marie Cheek

2020 Southern Sound Series lineup:

Jan. 18 – Chatham County Line
Feb. 15 – Steep Canyon Rangers
Mar. 21 – Balsam Range
Apr. 18 – Della Mae

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

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