Concerts in the Garden
Fall Concerts in the Garden:
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets- it’s time for the Fall Concert Series! Concerts in the garden are a great place to relax on a Friday night and enjoy the Garden. Admission is free and refreshments will be available for purchase. Come and celebrate spring, nature, and culture with us!
September 25 - Anna Leigh Band
The South Carolina Botanical Garden opens our 2015 Fall Concert Series with the Anna Leigh Band. The Anna Leigh Band is a group of talented musicians with deep southern roots and a belief in simple and honest music. Anna Leigh is a newly emerging artist in the upstate. According to Leigh, she’s still in a learning phase when it comes to writing and performing, but getting tutelage and some stage time with successful upstate acts like the Eric Scott Band, Outshyne and the Piedmont Boys was an experience she will never forget.
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October 2 - Acoustic ConneXions
Come enjoy a fun, sentimental journey through your musical memories with Alice Martel, Connie Lowe, and Mike Crane. plays folk, old country, old time, bluegrass, and early rock.
Alice Martel; guitars, banjo, bass, vocals
Connie Lowe; guitar, bass, vocals
Mike Crane; guitars, banjo, bass, vocals
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October 9 - Love & Ransom
Love & Ransom is a musical collaboration of two powerful voices that must be heard.Bringing together the well-traveled troubadour Christopher Branch, who has been a staple of the Southeast music scene for over a decade, and Hannah Wright, a newcomer to the stage,but a presence not to be missed. The passionate and honest songwriting is beautifully complimented by these two powerhouse singers. The blend of the sounds will take you to a place inside your heart and hold you there for a while. Once you've experienced Love & Ransom, you will be drawn back again and again.
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October 16 – Tim Reihm
The Tim Riehm Band is comprised of Clemson students with a passion for music. Playing at a variety of venues - from the ADPI Spring Shag to Moe Joe's Coffeehouse -- the band has been able to draw upon a multitude of genres to ultimately create a unique sound that's evidenced in their original records. Currently, The Tim Riehm Band is performing around Clemson while also recording an EP (extended play record), which it hopes will broaden its audience and promote the band's true focus of original music.
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October 23 - Tailgate Homeboys
Tailgate Homeboys is a dynamic musical act consisting of four talented musicians from Anderson, SC and offers unique entertainment options for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and more. Tailgate Homeboys can deliver quality and affordable entertainment options for most any public or private event. Performing genres including country, beach and shag, blues, and rock, Tailgate Homeboys always provide exactly what is needed to make your event successful and memorable.
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October 30 - NitroGrass
Acclaimed banjo player Charles Wood and Asheville-based band Nitrograss will close the Fall Concert Series at the South Carolina Botanical Garden on Friday, October 30.
Wood started playing the banjo at age 15 and has studied under renowned South Carolina banjo player Al Osteen. By the time he was 18 years old, Wood was playing with ex-Bill Monroe sidekick Curtis Blackwell.
Wood has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and toured in Austria and Germany. He has also played with actor-comedian and banjo master Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick and Tony Ellis.
Fall Concerts in the Garden Series
When: Fridays at 6 p.m., September 25 – October 30
Where: Garden Amphitheater
Cost: $5 suggested donation
In case of inclement weather, concerts are cancelled at artist’s discretion. Cancellations are always posted on our website and FaceBook page. If you are interested in donating your talent please contact Darlene Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.