Acoustic Duo Five-by-Two at Chapman Cultural Center, Nov. 16

November 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

Chapman Cultural Center is the premier destination for citizens and visitors to experience Spartanburg’s arts and culture. The Center’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program allows patrons to enjoy free concerts by local musicians, 2-4 p.m., and free admission to most museums and galleries, 1-5 p.m., every Sunday afternoon. This Sunday, Nov. 16, families are invited to engage in casual, cultural entertainment.

Energetic acoustic duo Five-by-Two will be featured as this Sunday’s Singer-Songwriter Concert. On the banjo will be Spartanburg musician Frank Eastes, with local native Greg Farmer on mandolin and guitar. Eastes and Farmer have more than 70 years of combined musical experience, and their individual styles blend seamlessly to create positive messages. Five-by-Two performs both cover songs and originals that, according to Eastes, “touch the heart [and] reach deep to the soul of things that we all share.” Their repertoire is characterized by inspiration and introspection, borrowing from folk, rock, bluegrass, blues, and jazz genres. Farmer acts as the powerful vocalist for the band, often breaking out into what the band refers to as “foot-tapping, soul-rappin’ breakdowns.” The band will play a two-set performance, 2-4 p.m.

Free weekly concerts are complemented by free admission to most museums and galleries, 1-5 p.m. Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries are free. Spartanburg Science Center is open for a small fee.

For more information on Sundays Unplugged programming at Chapman Cultural Center, please call (864) 542-ARTS or email