August 22, 2017

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in each of the last seven decades. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards, and has received 19 Grammy Awards.

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September 30, 2017

Peppa Pig Live!

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure.

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October 1, 2017

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.

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Community Programs


We are excited to offer a variety of opportunities for community members to join us for educational programs. These programs are free of charge to the public.

Charlotte Ballet’s

Nutcracker Auditions

August, 27, 2017

Registration: 2-3pm
Auditions: 3-6pm
Ages 9 and up. 8-year-olds turning 9 by December 31, 2017 are eligible to audition.

The Charlotte Ballet will be holding auditions at the Charleston Gaillard Center for its performances of the Nutcracker on December 2 & 3, 2017. Register for auditions by visiting or download the Charlotte Ballet Nutcracker Charleston Audition Form.

Poetry Slam

With Marcus Amaker

September 29, 2017

Grades: All ages

Marcus Amaker, the Poet Laureate of Charleston, will be leading a poetry slam following the 1:00pm educational performance of Mayhem Poets. All are welcome to attend, and attendance of the 1:00pm Mayem Poets performance is not required.

 About Marcus Amaker:

Marcus Amaker is Charleston, South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate. When he was 10, he wrote “When I grow up, I want to be a rock star like Prince.” Since then, his love for the purple one inspired him to pursue art in all of its forms. He’s a well-known graphic/web designer and videographer, producing award-winning work for many local nonprofits and organizations. He’s also the lead graphic designer for the national music magazine, No Depression. In 2016, Marcus was named Charleston, South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate, as appointed by Mayor John Tecklenburg. Marcus’ poems have been featured on TEDx, PBS Newshour, A&E, the Huffington Post, several journals and poetry collections. As a musician, he’s recorded more than 15 albums. Of those albums, his most famous song is “Big Butt,” written when he was 10 years old. Marcus graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked in newspapers for 12 years. During that time, he was the editor of the Post and Courier’s Charleston Scene entertainment section. But, most importantly, he still loves Prince (RIP) and is obsessed with “Star Wars.”

Hope, Healing and Moving Forward Without Limitations

A conversation with the Founders of the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA) and members of The 5 Browns

January 20, 2018

Grades: Mature Audiences
Free to Attend
City of Charleston Public Meeting Room

“Hope, Healing, and Moving Forward Without Limitations” is an educational program that focuses on hope and healing. Deondra and Desirae Brown, founders of the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse (FSA) and members of The 5 Browns, share their experiences and what they have learned because of their journey to justice and healing. The program aims to empower and educate participants, and restore hope and healing to victims of sexual abuse.

Jazz Talks

Hosted by Charlton Singleton

Date TBD

Time TBD

The Jazz Talks lecture series, hosted by Charlton Singleton, will invite Lowcountry jazz educators and musicians to the Charleston Gaillard Center for bi-annual lectures open to all community members at no charge.