The PEACE CENTER’S 2016-17 schedule is packed-solid with great performers!

The Peace Center is Bringing. It. over the next few months, with some amazing acts that span the musical rainbow from Broadway to blues. Here are some of the highlights.

Sunday, Feb. 19th, ZZ TOP
After more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road, they continue to entertain fans with hits such as “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” and “La Grange.” Show is officially SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, Feb 21st-Sunday, Feb. 26th: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Monday, Feb. 27th: LANG LANG
Heralded as “the world’s ambassador of the keyboard” by The New Yorker, the star pianist Lang Lang has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine, citing him as a symbol of the youth of China and it’s future. 

Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones team up for a memorable musical evening! A masterful interpreter of classic songs and gifted with a seductively expressive voice, in the past two decades, Madeleine Peyroux has become one of popular music’s most imaginative and enthralling artists. Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona. Jones’ live performances have reached a pinnacle of honesty and excellence.

Friday, March 10th: AMOS LEE
With a style that blends folk, soul and jazz, singer-songwriter-guitarist Amos Lee was hailed as an artist to watch in Rolling Stone. He honed his skills touring with such heavyweights as Bob Dylan and Norah Jones and has opened for Adele and the Dave Matthews Band, among others. His music has also appeared on numerous TV show and film soundtracks.

Thursday, March 23rd: ANN WILSON
As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work, including: “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” and “Magic Man.” Ann has been performing with her sister Nancy Wilson as Heart, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. Now, it’s time for Ann to do something she’s always dreamed of and stretch out as a singer performing things not in the heart-shaped box.

Saturday, March 25th: EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade. Spanning the genres of jazz, funk, soul, disco, R&B, and pop, the group’s hits include “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

Friday, April 1st: SARAH JAROSZ
Sarah Jarosz has earned her credibility in the world where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts—she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter. A multi-Grammy Award nominee, Jarosz is nominated once again for three 2017 Grammy Awards, including: Best American Roots Performance, Best Folk Album, and Best Engineered Album (Non-classical).

Sunday, April 23rd: GOV’T MULE
Legendary Southern rock torchbearer Gov’t Mule returns to the Peace Center this April. Showing off virtuosity and breadth for more than two decades, Gov’t Mule has had 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales, and thousands of performances.

Tuesday, May 9th: STEVE WINWOOD
For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.

  • Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!
    CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).
  • ODDISEE takes us on another epic hip-hop journey with “The Iceberg,” out 3/10. It’s a social, personal and political work that seeks some answers within the chaos.
    The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee's new album, ''The Iceberg,'' is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. ''The Iceberg'' is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.