Main Stage Series
The Sumter Opera House continues to build upon the impressive lineup of national acts that are part of their newly named Main Stage Series with more artists announced throughout the year. In order to stay up-to-date on all the entertainment that will be part of the Main Stage Series, be sure to return to this page, follow the Opera House on social media, or sign up for our weekly e-Newsletter! Click below to browse upcoming events and discover the Sumter Opera House!
All shows begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Howard and David continue to prove the trail they've ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself--music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. What is success for these 'Dancing Cowboys?' The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association Awards for the most duo nominations. Their walls are filled with platinum and gold. Whether your favorite is 'Old Hippie,' 'Let Your Love Flow,' or 'Kids of the Baby Boom,' you'll want to be in the crowd when these self-proclaimed road dogs come to the Sumter Opera House on January 11th at 7:30 pm!
$37 / $40 / $45
Joshua Lozoff's show combines his love for the art of magic, and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other "inner workings of the mind." Joshua appears to read minds, but what he really does is read people, a highly applicable skill. In this interactive presentation, Joshua pulls back the curtain to reveal his true secrets: not trap doors or mirrors, but the subtle ways we communicate with each other. He illustrates his ideas with mind-boggling demonstrations that you’ll swear are real magic... because they are! Don't miss his evening performance on January 25, 2019 at 7:30pm!
$15 / $20
What is that Delbert McClinton signature? He easily describes what others struggle to define: "Call it blues or country rock or American roots or whatever, but one of the most important things about my songs continues to be that there is always a way out." Indeed, this multi-Grammy Award winner is 'One of the Fortunate Few' who has managed to live his dreams for more than six decades. Grab your tickets now to witness this legendary musician when he takes the stage of the Sumter Opera House on February 2nd at 7:30 pm!
$35 / $45 / $55
Early hits like 'Only You (and You Alone)' followed up with 'The Great Pretender' propelled the group to international stardom and helped pioneer the sound of Rock & Roll as we know it today. With a solid foundation of multiple hit songs under their belts thanks to the founding members, The Platters continue to captivate audiences and entertain music fans of all ages. Catch these veteran performers when they visit the Sumter Opera House audience on February 15th at 7:30 pm!
In "Blindside" Stephanie Morin-Robert delights the audience with stories from her life as a one-eyed wonder. As a kid, she lost an eye to cancer, but that didn't keep her from developing a truly unique and edgy sense of humour. Come witness her engaging performance at the Sumter Opera House as she talks about dealing with differences and loving life! She'll be here February 21st at 11:30 a.m. for a Matinee Series show and then at 7:30 p.m. with a special Main Stage Series performance!
This masterful country stylist from Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Known as "The Singer's Singer", Gene Watson has accumulated 75 charted titles and 23 Top 10 hits. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range, and the power in the lyrics he chooses inspire both fans and musical peers. Catch Gene Watson, who is considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation, when he brings his traditional country show to the Sumter Opera House on March 1 at 7:30 pm!
Whether you're a fan of the Looney Tunes, Merry Melodies, The Simpsons, or the old Disney Classics, you'll love this group! The Queen's Cartoonists will amaze you with virtuosic performances, projections of cartoons with note-for-note live score recreation, multi-instrumental mayhem, singing, and comedy. They've been featured in over 20 publications, highlighted on NPR, and even opened for the New York Philharmonic, but you can catch them LIVE at the Sumter Opera House on March 9th at 7:30 pm!
$20 / $25
Can you imagine what it would be like to have an older brother join a group in Chicago that eventually becomes the best selling band of the 1970s? Kenny Cetera knows! In 1983, Kenny was recruited by the group to sing background vocals for the epic Chicago 17 record, still the group's greatest selling album to date at 6X Platinum. Kenny's distinctive Cetera voice combined with world class musicians will bring the infectious excitement to Chicago hits when they come to the Sumter Opera House on March 14th at 7:30 for an all-ages friendly show you won't want to miss!
$25 / $28 / $30
Still all in elementary school, the six Leahy children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists and are set to amaze the audience! Led by their Dad, Doug, and Mom, Jennifer, the live performances by the Leahy Family are filled with high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music. Fiddle, cello, French accordian, singing, piano, step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences all across America. Come share the joy and exhilaration of Next Generation Leahy when they visit the Sumter Opera House on March 22nd at 7:30 pm!
$18 / $24 / $30
Lightwire Theater illuminates the Sumter Opera House stage once again! Back after their popular "Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey" performance, their retelling of "The Ugly Duckling" is sure to please everyone! Combining theater, dance, technology, and special electroluminescent wires, Lightwire Theatre has created a glow-in-the-dark show that has wowed audiences internationally and across the United States. They previously won over audiences in “America’s Got Talent” and “Fake Off”, and they are sure to win you over when they come to the Sumter Opera House!
$20 / $25 / $28