Peace Center Announces 2018 Corona Concert Series Lineup

Peace Center Announces 2018 Corona Concert Series Lineup

The Peace Center's outdoor concert series, now called Corona Concert Series, will bring an exciting lineup to the TD Stage this year.

Available again this year is the Genevieve's package, which includes a show ticket and offers entry to Genevieve's Theatre Lounge. The package includes exclusive access to the balcony overlooking the Reedy River and the TD Stage, a complimentary small bites spread, a full cash bar, the air-conditioned lounge and Genevieve's restrooms. The package also gives access to lawn seating.

Mission Temple Fireworks Revival

Featuring Paul Thorn & Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The McCrary Sisters

Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.; $45 lawn seating, $75 Genevieve's package

Mission Temple Fireworks Revival features Southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his crack band, along with five-time Grammy Award and Grammy Lifetime Award winner The Blind Boys of Alabama and gospel quartet The McCrary Sisters. These critically-acclaimed artists come together with a special blend of soul, rock, gospel, blues and country that creates a wide-ranging, funky show that will have the audience up and stamping their feet. The one-of-a-kind experience will be, as Paul Thorn says, "like taking a 6-pack to church!"

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with special guest Particle Kid

Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m.; $35 lawn seating, $65 Genevieve's package

Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the 28-year old singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted underground following. Nelson's profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and vocals to his dad Willie Nelson's 2012 album, Heroes. Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they've backed the legend on tour around the world and on his two most recent albums.

Drawing on Nelson's lineage and the classic rock and roll of J.J. Cale, The Band, and mentor Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real began to develop their own distinctive style of American music.

Maxi Priest

Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m.; $35 lawn seating, $65 Genevieve's package

With an effortless blend of reggae, R&B, and dancehall, Maxi Priest is an artist whose own unique vision has led to tremendous international success. Priest has been tugging on heartstrings ever since the mid-80s - when he dominated the U.K. reggae charts with hits like "Should I" and "Strollin' On" - and was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including on the U.S. Billboard charts.

Priest is the first British-born singer to graduate from the London reggae sound system Saxon Studio International, introducing the sound of lovers' rock to a global audience. Now, with more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, he is the most successful solo act in British reggae history and has earned the respect of fellow artists from all over the world.

Sister Hazel

Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.; $35 lawn seating, $65 Genevieve's package

Originating from Gainesville, Fla., Sister Hazel is an alternative rock band comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent led Performing Songwriter Magazine to call them "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years."

Their song "All for You" topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997, and the success propelled their album to platinum status. In their first showing on the country music charts, they made a strong debut with Lighter In The Dark at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The band landed on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart again in 2018 with Water at No. 4.

The Marshall Tucker Band

Thursday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m.; $45 lawn seating, $75 Genevieve's package

The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. With 40 years in the business, the band has recorded 22 studio albums (seven of which went gold and three went platinum), three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations. Their music continues to be played on classic rock and country radio with hit singles like "Heard It in a Love Song," "Fire on the Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take the Highway."

Throughout the years, The Marshall Tucker Band has wowed critics and influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, R&B, jazz, country and gospel. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don't Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, and Taking Chance.

CMT named their song "Can't You See" the No. 4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. Their debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar's No. 5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. And in 2013, GRAMMY Magazine named the group's logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.

Tickets for the Corona Concert Series concerts may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales. Tickets are on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit

Events, dates, times, prices and performers are subject to change without notice.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Peace Center box office - in person, by phone or online - is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Peace Center and is the only way to guarantee the best prices. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Peace Center is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

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