Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day / two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.
There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed when you debate democracy with ANDREW JACKSON.
Indeed, Andrew Jackson (the only president with an entire Age named for him) stormed into politics the champion of the Common Man (not, of course to include women, slaves or Native Americans.)
He added vast regions of the South to the US, but it was land brutally wrested from Native Americans. He was the champion of the common white man, who owned over 100 black Americans. He was the founder of the Democratic Party, whose enemies accused him of being an American Napoleon.
As volatile as the Age of Jackson was, his fight for the rights of the average white male pointed the way for those excluded – the female, the slave, the free black and the Native American – to rise up to demand Jacksonian Democracy for themselves. The Jacksonian Era was nothing short of another American Revolution.
There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Andrew Jackson (portrayed by Larry Bounds) at the following venues:
• Saturday | June 15 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Greenville Tech Tent – Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC. – (Use 800 E. Faris Rd parking lot entrance for closest parking) – Opening music: TBA – There are chairs under the Tent. Or bring your own lawn seating. – Rain site for show is Auditorium just behind the Tent. On day of performance, look on the website Home Page for any weather updates.
• Monday | June 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC – Opening music: Pam & Fred Stoll
• Tuesday | June 18 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts, 315 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
• Wednesday | June 19 from 9:00 – 10:00 am enjoy Coffee & Conversation: Andrew Jackson led by Larry Bounds at the Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601
• Wednesday | June 19 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at AB Technical College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801 – Opening music: The Magills – Cost: $7.00
• Saturday | June 22 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Pelzer Auditorium, 214 Lebby St, Pelzer, SC 29669 – This is an ASL Sign Interpreted Show.
• Sunday | June 23 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Greenville Tech Tent – Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC. – (Use 800 E. Faris Rd parking lot entrance for closest parking) – Opening music: TBA – There are chairs under the Tent. Or bring your own lawn seating. – Rain site for show is Auditorium just behind the Tent. On day of performance, look on the website Home Page for any weather updates.
There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.
Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive Festival is sponsored by Advance America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, City of Greenville, County of Greenville, Metropolitan Arts Council, South Carolina Arts Commission, Southern Benefit Systems, Spinx, Westin Poinsett Hotel, and the amazing Friends of Greenville Chautauqua
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