Hopelands Gardens in Aiken resumes annual concert series tonight

Right after a a single-12 months hiatus because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hopelands Gardens annual concert series in Aiken returns April 5 with weekly performances by means of June.



a group of people sitting in front of a crowd: The Parris Island Marine Band, seen performing at Hopelands Gardens in 2017, is an annual performer in the Hopelands Concert Series. The band returns to Aiken on June 28.


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The Parris Island Maritime Band, seen performing at Hopelands Gardens in 2017, is an once-a-year performer in the Hopelands Live performance Collection. The band returns to Aiken on June 28.

According to the Metropolis of Aiken’s web-site, performances are on Mondays and will consist of:

April 5 at 6:30 p.m.: Josh Martin and Buddies, a funky blues team who, in 2018, executed in the renowned Ground Zero Blues Group owned by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman.

April 12 at 6:30 p.m.: The Experiment and the I20 Horns, an spot music group that plays an eclectic combine of aged-school and modern day dance songs.

April 19 at 6:30 p.m.: Aiken Brass Band, a sextet that has been undertaking for additional than 20 a long time at church products and services, weddings, festivals and get-togethers.

April 26 at 6:30 p.m.: Southern Elite Cloggers and Dance. Comprised of two multi-countrywide award-successful groups, their performances set a fashionable twist on the common clogging folks dance.

May 3 at 7 p.m.: Aiken Youth Orchestra. Below the route of Adam DePriest and Angela Shaw, the orchestra delivers more than 50 region students the option to take part in a strings and orchestra application.

Might 10 at 7 p.m.: Preston and Weston, a duo offering spirited renditions of R&B classics, shag, seaside and pop tunes as properly as jazz requirements, reggae, blues and place.

May 17 at 7 p.m.: Chris Ndeti & Mama States Band. Ndeti, also regarded as Acoustic Chocolate, is a female acoustic rock/soul performer and songwriter. She can be identified executing in the spot just about each weekend showcasing her vocals and soulful tunes.

May 24 at 7 p.m.: Swingsation of Aiken, a 15-piece massive band with vocals carrying out music from the ′30s and ′40s up to now.

Might 31 at 7 p.m.: Aiken Civic Ballet Company produces original ballets and contemporary dance is effective below the course of artistic director Diane Toole Miller.

June 7 at 7 p.m.: Aiken Group Theatre will complete a Broadway evaluation showcasing some of their most beloved music with a range of performers.

June 14 at 7 p.m.: 4 Cats in the Doghouse, a jazz quartet playing jazz and pop/dance music.

June 21 at 7 p.m.: The Southern Meltdown Band has been collectively for more than a decade, with deep roots in place and Southern rock, with a very little bit of the oldies thrown in.

June 28 at 7 p.m.: The Parris Island Maritime Band has been a section of the Hopelands Live performance Collection for over 30 years, undertaking patriotic staples like John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Eternally.”

Attendees are encouraged to carry a garden chair or blanket for seating. Picnic dinners are welcomed, but alcohol is prohibited. In the event of bad weather, live shows will be held at the Odell Months Heart on Whiskey Road in Gym Two.

Occasion parking is offered across the avenue from Hopelands Gardens at the Green Boundary Club on Whiskey Road. Handicap parking is readily available at Rye Patch on Berrie Street.

Masks and social distancing are inspired outside and required indoors.

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