Edwin McCain to Celebrate 20 Years of 'I'll Be' at the Peace Center

Edwin McCain to Celebrate 20 Years of 'I'll Be' at the Peace Center

Greenville's own Edwin McCain returns to the Peace Center to celebrate 20 years of his hit song "I'll Be." The concert will be held on the TD Stage on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. ROSCOE & ETTA (Maia Sharp & Anna Schulze) will open.

Called the "great American romantic" by The New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music and experiencing the success that comes with a television show (Flipping Ships), McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually.

His enduring love songs and wedding must-haves "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask For More" aren't just for the romantic at heart. American Idol and The Voice contestants turn to McCain's ballads to help them win over judges and fans alike, including Idol's 14th season winner, Nick Fradiani.

2018 marks the 20th year of the hugely popular "I'll Be," which topped the Billboard charts in 1998 and has proven to be a timeless classic over the past two decades.

Roscoe and Etta are a pair of aged arch top guitars possessing wills of their own. Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze are two singer-songwriter-producers who play these instruments and claim title to their names on their eponymous debut. Sharp, acknowledged as "a songwriter's songwriter" (Chicago Tribune) has writing credits for a roster of platinum artists that includes The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Lisa Loeb, and Trisha Yearwood. Schulze has had her songs featured in the Oscar®-winning documentary Icarus, Carmelo Anthony's This Is Melo and MTV's Awkward.

McCain and Sharp have both worked with the Peace Center regularly over the last year, performing in concert and leading workshops with aspiring songwriters. They will continue to do so in the 2018-2019 season.

Lawn tickets for the Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. performance of Edwin McCain - Celebrating 20 Years of "I'll Be" are $20 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

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