Mauldin unveils new stage cover, summer concert series

04/17/2017 Categories: events Mauldin Cultural Center

"The City of Mauldin may soon become a summer destination for residents across the Upstate.

Thursday, in one announcement after another, city officials unveiled a stage cover outside the Mauldin Cultural Center on 101 E. Butler Road, and announced two summer concert series and new partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

The stage cover valued at about $25,000 was donated by Woodtex, a national cabin, shed and out building developer which collaborates frequently with HGTV Fixer Upper stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Matthew Camacho, vice president of operations for Woodtex's local branch who oversaw the implementation of the project, said the company was happy to assist the Mauldin community.

“What a great structure we have here,” Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines said. “It's always good to come and see what improvements we’re making in the city.”

Among other announcements, Keira Kitchings of the Mauldin Cultural Center announced dates for the summer concert series that will run from May 5 to 26. The Railroad Series with bluegrass/Americana artists: The Secret Sisters, Mountain Heart, Cereus Bright, and My Girl My Whiskey and Me. Concerts are held each Friday from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Another series, Beachin’ Fridays, will feature acts including The Shag Doctorz, The Hot Notes, Carolina Coast Band, The Holiday Band, Squeeze Play, and ends with a celebration July 14 featuring: 14K, the Tams and a fireworks display. Beachin’ Fridays runs every Friday from June 2 through July 14, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

The programs are free to the public and will feature food trucks and entertainment.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the city also announced a new BeWell Mauldin Market partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System which donated $5,000 to the summer market that will help promote healthy lifestyles and awareness initiatives.

Beginning every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, from June 3 to August 26, Bon Secours and the city will feature several health initiatives. The farmers market will feature live cooking demonstrations, health activities, a Kids Zone sponsored by local churches and a host of vendors which include Seasons Café, Greenfields Bagels, Lowcountry Shrimper, and West End Coffee Roasters.

The city will be installing lighting and is currently undergoing an $800,000 landscape and parking renovation in addition to the completion of the new stage cover.

For more information contact Keira Kitchings: 864.335.4862 or visit www.mauldinculturalcenter.org."

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