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Acoustic Café Series

An Acoustic Café concert is an invitation to a memorable artistic, acoustic, & culinary experience held in the intimate space of our City Centre. Each concert is designed to introduce new and current artists into our region through an "unplugged" atmosphere. The evening begins with a social hour starting at 6:30 pm featuring treats and refreshments from a local Sumter coffee shop/café with the performance beginning at 7:30pm.


While the performers love the audience to applaud, laugh, and often sing along, too much conversation during the show distracts other listeners and is disrespectful to the performers. We encourage talking before the show, between sets, at intermissions, and after the show but ask that during the performances, audience members keep their voices low and movement to a minimum.

Seating is general admission.

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For more information, contact Seth Reimer at (803) 436-2616 or

Celebrating Women Composers

March 21, 2024 7:30 pm

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Whether it’s the mastery skill of an artist or the acoustic atmosphere, classical music never ceases to pull on the heartstrings of any listener. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Sumter Opera House presents Celebrating Women Composers with internationally acclaimed coloratura soprano, Kara Grover, along with pianist and composer, Lois Henry. These two extraordinary musicians will present a unique evening of art song and piano works, woven from the tapestry of history’s great female composers such as Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Madeleine Dring, and Mel Bonis. The pinnacle of the evening will be Henry and Grover's latest masterpiece, BELLESONGS, showcasing the poetic brilliance of Colorado mountain woman, Belle Turnbull. Having been performed at Florida State University, Northwest Florida State College, Mississippi University for Women’s Music by Women Festival, and Opera Las Vegas’ Women Composer Festival, this exceptional program is now coming to the Sumter Opera House's Acoustic Café Series in the intimate setting of the City Centre! We hope you’ll join us for delectable refreshments and treats from local Sumter Coffee shops all while enjoying the melodies of women past and present. This concert is brought to you in partnership with Sarah Jane Gibson – KW Palmetto Residential Realtor. Doors open to the City Centre at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $30.

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