Local rhythm and blues musician Travis Smith will be the guest artist at Chapman Cultural Center this Sunday, June 12, 2-4 p.m., presenting a free concert as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program.
Smith has been featured on TV’s Your Carolina morning show and taken to the stage throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, including at Fall for Greenville, Bele Chere (Ashville, NC), and The Cherry Blossom Festival (Macon, GA). Growing up in Woodruff, he was introduced to music at 3 years old, inspired by Stevie Wonder and other Motown artists. By the time he was 6 years old, he was playing piano and singing at his church. In school, he became a drum major for the Woodruff High School Marching Cadets, winning three trophies of Best Drum Major. His velvety voice won him an award for Best Male Vocalist at the L. Water’s Talent Show in 2005. He was the opener for six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award Winner gospel recording artist Vashawn at Spring Fling 2013. In college, he was casted in plays and performed with choral groups. Smith’s first album Childhood was released in 2009, and his latest release, Thinking of You, was released 2013. He is currently working on his Self-Tilted album, which should be released later this year. To sample his music, please visit TheTravisSmithProject.com.
Every Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Chapman Cultural Center is open giving patrons a no stress opportunity to enjoy local culture and arts. Open and free are Spartanburg Art Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, and Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Also, local artists often set up booths in the plaza and sell their work directly to the public. For more information about Sundays Unplugged, please call 864.542.ARTS.