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Tryon Fine Arts Center

34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
828-859-8322

Located in the heart of Tryon, the Fine Arts Center has been a focus for entertainment and the arts since 1969. View outstanding performances or learn a new craft. Affiliates include Carolina Camera Club, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon Little Theater, Tryon Concert Association, and Tryon Painters and Sculptors.

How to get here…

From Hendersonville, Asheville and points to the north of Tryon NC

Interstate 26, Exit 67 (Columbus, North Carolina). Turn right onto Hwy 108. Head towards Tryon approximately 6.5 miles.

Hwy 108 joins Hwy 176 at traffic light (Texaco at corner). Count this as first traffic light and continue on Hwy 176 east until you reach fourth traffic light. (Big wooden horse across and right of intersection.) At fourth traffic light turn right onto Pacolet Street, up over railroad tracks, then make second left onto Chestnut Street (before the Bank of America Building). Drive to top of hill and turn right onto Melrose Avenue. We are the second building on the right. (34 Melrose Ave.)

From Spartanburg, Greenville and points to the south of Tryon NC

Interstate 26, Exit 1 (Landrum, South Carolina)

Turn left on Hwy 14. Head towards Landrum approximately 2 miles. When you reach the town of Landrum proper, turn right at 2nd traffic light. (It’s just after you cross the railroad tracks.)

You are now on Hwy 176 west heading toward Tryon, NC. Using landmarks, look for the Tryon IGA on the left and El Jalisco Mexican restaurant also on the left, at approximately 3.5 miles.

Approximately 500 yards further up the road turn left onto McCown street. (Just before the railroad line crosses Hwy 176.) Drive to the end of McCown street, (big wooden horse on right of intersection) and turn left onto Pacolet Street, then turn left onto Chestnut Street (before the Bank of America Building). Drive to top of the hill and turn right onto Melrose Avenue.

We are the second building on the right. (34 Melrose Ave.)

April 2020

Marc-André Hamelin, Piano Concert

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivalled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc. Marc-André Hamelin began his piano studies at the age of 5. His father, a pharmacist, was also an amateur pianist and introduced him to the works of Alkan, Godowsky, and Sorabji when he was still young.…

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Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$20

She's back... and this time, she will tell her story! Along with a full band, this is an all new show and one you won't want to miss. This show nearly sold out last time... and with a full band and new show, you will want to get your tickets early. Abby the Spoon Lady and the Tater Boys... $20. First two rows, middle VIP seats, $25 (only $5 extra).

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SilverArts Follies

April 19
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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More info coming soon!♦

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Stage Door Series

April 21 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$10

The Pink Unicorn One-Woman Show Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7 PM In this heart-wrenching play by Elise Forier Edie that was recently produced Off-Broadway with Tony-winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Trisha Lee's life and faith as a Christian widow in a conservative Southern town is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is “gender queer” and starting a Gay-Straight Alliance chapter at their high school. Upstate actor Kelly Davis stars and Anne Tromsness directs. Proud Mary Theater…

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The Cake

April 30 - May 10
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Della makes cakes, not judgment calls. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life is turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.♦ Thu Apr 30, 2020 | 7:30PM Fri May 1, 2020 | 7:30PM Sat May 2, 2020 | 7:30PM Sun May…

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May 2020

Sunset Series

May 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Since its opening in 2013, the Peterson Amphitheater has become a cherished setting for daytime and evening programs-solo and small ensemble concerts, poetry and play readings, and children's activities with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A spectacular view of the mountains from the amphitheater or the adjacent McMillan Garden makes it a unique and intimate performance venue. The Amphitheater hosts concerts series every fall and spring and special events throughout the year. Summer 2019 brings top local artists and regional…

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Film Series Soiree: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

May 5 @ 5:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Classic movies at reasonable prices are only part of the experience. Decorations, introductory speakers, gala celebrations, and specialty beer make the films all the more entertaining for everyone. Join us for 8 films each year on the first Tuesday of the month from October-May (with some exceptions). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for fun and mingling. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door and concessions are available. This year's films include some of the top films…

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Sunset Series

May 9
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Since its opening in 2013, the Peterson Amphitheater has become a cherished setting for daytime and evening programs-solo and small ensemble concerts, poetry and play readings, and children's activities with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A spectacular view of the mountains from the amphitheater or the adjacent McMillan Garden makes it a unique and intimate performance venue. The Amphitheater hosts concerts series every fall and spring and special events throughout the year. Summer 2019 brings top local artists and regional…

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Sunset Series

May 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
+ Google Map

Since its opening in 2013, the Peterson Amphitheater has become a cherished setting for daytime and evening programs-solo and small ensemble concerts, poetry and play readings, and children's activities with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A spectacular view of the mountains from the amphitheater or the adjacent McMillan Garden makes it a unique and intimate performance venue. The Amphitheater hosts concerts series every fall and spring and special events throughout the year. Summer 2019 brings top local artists and regional…

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Sunset Series

May 23
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
+ Google Map

Since its opening in 2013, the Peterson Amphitheater has become a cherished setting for daytime and evening programs-solo and small ensemble concerts, poetry and play readings, and children's activities with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A spectacular view of the mountains from the amphitheater or the adjacent McMillan Garden makes it a unique and intimate performance venue. The Amphitheater hosts concerts series every fall and spring and special events throughout the year. Summer 2019 brings top local artists and regional…

Find out more »

Sunset Series

May 30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
+ Google Map

Since its opening in 2013, the Peterson Amphitheater has become a cherished setting for daytime and evening programs-solo and small ensemble concerts, poetry and play readings, and children's activities with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A spectacular view of the mountains from the amphitheater or the adjacent McMillan Garden makes it a unique and intimate performance venue. The Amphitheater hosts concerts series every fall and spring and special events throughout the year. Summer 2019 brings top local artists and regional…

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June 2020

Crowd Pleasers: Darrell Scott

June 13 @ 7:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$35 – $40

Darrell Scott Saturday, June 13, 2020. 7:30 PM In 2017 and 2018 Darrell opened for and performed with the Zac Brown Band, but these days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage, hiking along the small river, and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself at the hips in life. The wordsmithing and craftsmanship of…

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Stage Door Series

June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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TFAC's newest series bring you right up on stage to experience intimate performances from local and regional artists. You're seated in the backstage area of Veh Stage, for an up-close performance. Don't worry, no audience participation is required. 2019 performances include staged readings of new theater works, a variety of musical genres, readings from top NC poets and new literary works, and more. Based on the concept of the House Concert, donations are requested at the event and go directly…

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Stage Door Series

June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$10

Stage Door Series presents Shirley Valentine   Join us once again for a staged reading of Shirley Valentine. Written by Willy Russell, the award-winning script is brought to life by the talented Rosalind Ashford. Catherine Gillet directs this intimate, funny one-woman show for the Stage Door Series. "The heroine in this one-woman tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife.  As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband,…

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August 2020

Jeremy Wolf Group

August 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$15 – $25

Jeremy Wolf Group NEW DATE! Sunday ~ August 2, 2020 4:00 PM:  Artist Talk 5:00 PM:  Concert Veh Stage Bassist/Band Leader Jeremy Wolf♦

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Stage Door Series: Shirley Valentine

August 18 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$10

Join us once again for a staged reading of Shirley Valentine. Written by Willy Russell, the award-winning script is brought to life by the talented Rosalind Ashford. Catherine Gillet directs this intimate, funny one-woman show for the Stage Door Series. "The heroine in this one-woman tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife.  As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past and an invitation…

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Hawley Magic

August 22 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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NEW DATE! Saturday, August 22, 2020 Internationally renowned illusionists Hawley Magic are back! Jonathan and Trisha Hawley are excited to bring Tryon some brand new magic and illusion as well as some of their fan favorites. They were finalists on America’s Got Talent, featured in the UK on the award winning TV show The Cruise, and were nominated Princess Cruise Lines Entertainer’s of the Year. They offer an action packed, Las Vegas style show featuring expert sleight of hand and…

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September 2020

Mark Sterbank Group

September 13 @ 5:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$15 – $25

Mark Sterbank Group Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:00 PM:  Artist Talk 5:00 PM:  Concert Veh Stage Saxophonist/Band Leader Mark Sterbank 3rd of a 3 Jazz Performance Series ♦

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Crowd Pleasers: British Invasion Years

September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$35 – $40

Crowd Pleasers British Invasion Years The Beatles arrived in the U.S. on February 9, 1964. But that was only the beginning...more than just the Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one! FIRST, YOU WILL HEAR CLASSIC SONGS BY ICONIC SIXTIES BRITISH GROUPS. The Beatles took the first step by swinging the door open and turning the music world on its ear. As a result, American fans began to thirst for more British music. England answered the call…

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The Raleigh Ringers

September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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The Raleigh Ringers at Tryon Fine Arts Center♦

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December 2020

Film Series: Sweet Charity

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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$6.00

Classic movies at reasonable prices are only part of the experience. Decorations, introductory speakers, gala celebrations, and specialty beer make the films all the more entertaining for everyone. Join us for 8 films each year on the first Tuesday of the month from October-May (with some exceptions). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for fun and mingling. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door and concessions are available. This year's films include some of the top films…

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