For Immediate Release:
Oct. 26, 2021


Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums


Culture & Heritage Museums partners with South Carolina Public Radio to broadcast McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series concerts

Tune into the Southern Sound Radio Show every Saturday evening in November

YORK, S.C. – The Southern Sound Radio Show will feature live concerts previously recorded at the McCelvey Center in York. The lineup includes the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Della Mae, Ruthie Foster, Chatham County Line and Steep Canyon Rangers. The performances were recorded during the McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series from 2014 through 2020.

The Southern Sound Radio Show is a two-hour program to broadcast every Saturday evening in November on all SC Public Radio stations across South Carolina; that’s Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. ET.

Tune into South Carolina Public Radio and South Carolina ETV for public announcements beginning in mid-October.  Find your South Carolina Public Radio station and livestream details at; learn more about South Carolina’s public broadcasting service at

“This series is part of an ongoing effort to increase local programming across our airwaves. We’re proud to once again partner with Culture & Heritage Museums to bring these terrific performances to life for our audience across the state and beyond.” – SC Public Radio Director of Programming Sean Birch

Here’s the 2021 Southern Sound Radio Show lineup with airdates:

Nov. 6                 Carolina Chocolate Drops (first hour) – Chatham County Line (second hour)

Nov. 13               Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott

Nov. 20               Ruthie Foster (first hour) – Della Mae (second hour)

Nov. 27               Steep Canyon Rangers

“We’ve been fortunate to showcase the finest Americana Roots musicians in our Southern Sound Series. The live concert recordings capture the McCelvey Theater’s optimum acoustics – thanks to Jack Anthony’s production and Robert Allison’s sound engineering. We’re delighted to partner with South Carolina Public Radio again for broadcasting these performances.”  Culture & Heritage Museums’ Historian and Southern Sound Series Coordinator Zach Lemhouse

About the McCelvey Center’s Southern Sound Series:

Culture & Heritage Museums became stewards of the historic McCelvey Center in 2001. Since 2008, the McCelvey’s Lowry Family Theater has presented the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. By 2013, the performances became an annual four concert season known as the Southern Sound Series.


  1. The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform on the McCelvey Center stage during the 2013 Southern Sound Series. Image courtesy of Culture & Heritage Museum.
  2. SCETV’s promotion graphic for the Southern Sound Radio Show. Courtesy of SCETV.

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