Throughout the year, Temple Theatre produces an array of special events - some here at the theatre, and others off-site. Click on each event for more details.
The host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night" is Tommy Edwards, lead singer and guitarist for The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups. Edwards has performed professionally for nearly 40 years and was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist, and has worked with an array of bluegrass greats, including Jimmy Martin, Bobby Hicks, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Mills, Dan Crary, Jack Lawrence, and Mike Cross. He has recorded four albums with The Bluegrass Experience and has four solo discs. The Bluegrass Experience New Year's Eve show at the Temple has become an annual tradition. For bluegrass fans, there's no better way to ring in the New Year.
General admission seats are $15. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.
Sponsored by Everlong Films, Faith Music Group Crossroads Worship Arts Team & Crossroads Ministries, and Christie Jackson
"True Love Begins with One!"
C.A.S.T. Production Music Ministry of Broadway and Team Maylonnie Downey will hold a benefit fundraising event at Temple Theatre on January 20th at 7pm. Headlining the event will be former NEWSBOYS lead singer and bassist, Phil Joel. Also performing will be worldwide Christian dance troupe Arts Evangelica, and the Crossroads "No Limit" Band and Choir. The evening's devotional speaker will be Pastor Rolando Vargas.
The benefit is being held to help defray the cost of medical care for Maylonnie Downey, a 7 year old child who is one of the only children known in medical literature to have acquired both Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell Anemia. She requires monthly blood transfusions at North Carolina Children's Hospital, and will likely undergo transplant surgery in 2014.
Advance tickets ar $12.50. Tickets at the door will be $14.50. Groups of 5 or more can get advance tickets for $10.50. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.
Sweet Potato Pie has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call "Sweetgrass".
Radio and television audiences are well acquainted with their angelic vocals from appearances on PBS, Food Network, and world-wide radio broadcasts. Hailed as "The Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass", their show revolves around their beautiful 3-part harmonies, hard-driving instrumentals, and down home humor.
With classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, the Judds, and their original chart topping material, you are in for a sensational night of family entertainment.
Doors open at 6pm for this 7:00pm show. General admission seats are $15. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.
Doors open at 7pm for an 8:00 show featuring Greg Gelb and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and their special guest Cecile McLorin Salvant. Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls, and festivals accompanied by renowned musicians, including with Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Symphony Center, and with her own band at the Kennedy Center, the Spoleto Jazz Festival, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. This promises to be a great night of music.
General Admission tickets are $15. Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.
What a way to celebrate Valentine's Day! From 8 to 10pm, the Temple will host 'Drag Out Your Love', a fundraiser for Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption and the Temple. Guests will play bingo for some amazing prizes. At the end of the night, we'll be crowning the winner of the 1st Annual Pawsatively Perfect Pageant. Stay tuned for more details. Until the lineup of contestants is finalized, we're keeping it hush-hush. All we can say right now is that you don't want to miss it. This whole evening will be a whole lot of fun for everyone. Balcony tickets are $25. House seats are $20. Food, Booze, and Drag Queens. I know, right... Just come on out and help raise money for two wonderful organizations.
Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.
Businesses throughout downtown Sanford will host tastings of wines from across the globe and display the work of local artists. A detailed map will guide you to each wine, and give details about the wine and art. There will be live music throughout the day, highlighted by a free concert in Depot Park. The night will be capped off with a reception and auction at Lisa Mathis's ArtStudio.
Tickets are only available by phone at (919) 774-4155.
Tobacco Road will host the 5th Annual Temple Theatre Golf Tournament. Tee time is 1:30pm on May 20, 2014. Entry is $100. CLICK HERE to download an entry form. All proceeds will go to support the Temple. We are currently seeking sponsors. If you're interested in being a part of the fun, let us know.
For more information, call (919) 888-1701.