Anna V Performs Free at Chapman Cultural Center, Oct. 19

October 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Chapman Cultural Center is Spartanburg’s premier location for casual and cultural entertainment on Sunday afternoons. During the Center’s Sundays Unplugged program, patrons can enjoy free admission to the history museum and art galleries, 1-5 p.m., and a free mini-concert by a regional musician, 2-4 p.m. It’s a great way to “unplug” with experiences in music, art, history, and science with the whole family.

To complement the regularly scheduled entertainment this Sunday, Oct. 19, Spartanburg Community Band will present Decades of Drake, a free memorial concert honoring the late Bill Drake. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Chapman Cultural Center’s theater. The concert commemorates Mr. Drake’s contributions to Spartanburg, as well as the band, having been known as “Voice of the Band” until his passing in July 2014. Decades of Drake, sponsored by The Source WOLI 105.7 FM & 910 AM, spotlights “American composers for your listening pleasure,” featuring pianist Jay Seagrave. Admission is free.

Pop/alternative soloist Anna V, a classically trained singer-songwriter and pianist native to Spartanburg, is the featured Sundays Unplugged musician. Though she has filled the roles of vocalist and bassist in several local bands, Anna V made her solo debut in 2013. Her style is a unique blend of various influences such as Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails, and assorted ’80s New Wave bands. Her classical training, singer-songwriter experience, and taste for electronic sounds gives Anna V a distinct musical quality.

In addition to the concert, patrons can enjoy free admission to Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries. Spartanburg Science Center is open with a small fee.

For more information on Sundays Unplugged, visit or call (864) 542-ARTS.