Throughout the year, Temple Theatre hosts an array of special events - some here at the theatre, and others off-site. Click on an event for more details.
The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. This group has traveled the country and the world and have performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties.
The Embers are widely considered a musical marvel and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. A true musical tradition with which many Americans have grown. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.
Today, touring is commonplace for The Embers regularly boasting an average of 225 shows per year. The Embers also embark on a cruise each year for their friends and fans to various locations throughout the Caribbean. The Embers also continue their tradition of Christmas shows throughout the holiday season this year celebrating their 8th consecutive season!
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Nov 21, 2017. Reserved seating is $20. VIP tickets are available for $30 and include a catered reception at Re/Max Real Estate Services. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
The Lee County Orchestra and Temple Teen Ensemble are once again teaming up to spread the holiday joy, each performing all your holiday favorites. The night's performance will feature appearances by Elsa and Anna, and if you're nice.... Santa!
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Dec 5, 2017. Reserved seating is $15. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Sweet Potato Pie is a premiere all female band that 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 TV are well acquainted with their “angelic” vocals from appearances on PBS, the Food Network and worldwide 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 and story telling. With classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and other legends mixed with their chart topping original songs, audiences are in for a sensational night of family entertainment. The Pie has 6 CD’s to their credit which includes the #1 Album on Bluegrass APD charts and #3 Album on the Holiday APD charts. Their newest classic country CD released November 2015. It charted #1 on the APD Country Chart for November.The group is sponsored in part by the NC Sweet Potato Growers . Their relationship with the agricultural industry provides them with unique opportunities to promote agriculture as they sing their way around the country. Their music was selected in 2015 for use in elementary classrooms to teach students about North Carolina’s agricultural crops. Sweet Potato Pie’s performance style and music is featured in various high school music curriculums in the state.
After seeing the band perform, Bill Wilson, Director, COMMA Auditorium, Morganton, NC wrote: “Sweet Potato Pie should be on the plate of about any performing arts series that wants to serve up the tastiest concert on its menu. This homegrown, all female band dishes out a fresh and bountiful variety of music that is sure to please the palates of all who are willing to take a bite. Their music is rich both in blue and new-grass, coupled with a spirited southern heart and good clean fun for the entire family.”
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Dec 12, 2017. Reserved seating is $20. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience have been ringing in the New Year at the Temple Theatre for so many years that we've lost count. Join us for this Sanford tradition.
Doors open at 7pm for this 8pm show, Dec 31, 2017. Reserved seating is $20. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Henry’s TV credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry was co-creator, co-producer and co-writer of The Henry Cho Show on GAC.
Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, What’s That Clickin Noise? is currently running and on Netflix. Henry can also be heard daily on Sirrus, XM, Blue Collar Radio and Pandora. He’s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.
Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston, produced by Madonna.
Henry was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Reba and many, others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month.
Henry recently filmed the Faith-based Indy film Saving Faith in which he co-starred and also co-producer. The movie is in selected theatres now and Henry has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film by the International Christian Film Festival.
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Feb 23, 2018. Reserved seating starts at $30. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.
James is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for hundreds of corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. James has also been the featured speaker for events sponsored by various civic and church groups.
James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as Rick and Bubba, John Boy and Billy and Bob and Tom. Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-roots following that numbers in the millions.
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show, Apr 7, 2018. Reserved seating is $30. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
Once again be playing at Tobacco Road, which was ranked the 10th toughest course in the country by Golf Digest, listed by BleacherReport.com as "1 of 10 courses that should host a major championship", and ranked ahead of Pinehurst by PGA.com as the #1 course in North Carolina.
What's new? This year's tournament will be played on Tuesday, May 15th, and features two separate flights - one at 8am, and a second at 1:45pm. Both sessions will be Captain's Choice, and the field will be broken into three flights before play begins. Between sessions, everyone is invited to a pig pickin'.
Soft drinks and water are available courtesy of Sanford Coca Cola Bottling Company. Bear Creek Brews will be selling bottled craft beer at two locations on the course.
Come out and enjoy a beautiful day on a truly unique course. Between flights, all of our participants are invited to a pig pickin'. Great golf... Great food... This is going to be a perfect day! All proceeds go to benefit the Temple Theatre. A Downloadable registration form will be available soon.
Questions? Call Chris deLambert at 919-774-4512 Ext 221.
Rob Matthews has become a fixture in the Sandhills music scene with his high energy performances.
Join us as Rob and his band take to the Temple Stage with a show they're calling the Rockabilly Riot. You don't want to miss this tribute to 50's rock and roll.
Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30pm show on June 1st, 2018. Reserved seating is $15. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.
We had so much fun last year, we had to do it again!
On August 18th, the freaks will descend on the Temple Theatre again, as we screen the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, not once... but twice.
Brad and Janet, newly engaged, stumble onto the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter during a rainstorm. Taking refuge in the castle, they're present for the doctor's unveiling of his newest creation, Rocky. Over the course of the night, Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, Janet and Rocky become involved biblically, Dr. Everett Scott arrives looking for his son Eddie (whom Frank killed earlier in the film), and it all goes to pot when the guests discover that Frank is actually an alien (a transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy Transylvania) who's succeeded in creating the Sonic Transducer, "an audio-vibratory physiomolecular transport device" capable of "breaking down solid matter and then projecting it through space and, who knows, perhaps even time itself."
Show times are 7pm and 11:59pm on Aug 18, 2017. Seating is $10 for each performance. Can you come in costume? Absolutely. Will we be selling prop kits. Absolutely. Can you volunteer to help clean up the theatre? Ummm... ABSOLUTELY.
To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.