Belton Events Scheduled During the Spring:
Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the end of the year, emphasizing Belton’s slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:
- Combo Kings: Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main. Most events at the Listening Room start at 6:30. Wine, beer soft drinks and water are sold for $2 with the proceeds going to Belton non-profit organizations, including the Belton Alliance, the Belton Tennis Association and the Belton Center for the Arts. The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings. Door open at a 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 to 9:30.
- See the separate Combo Kings post for their upcoming schedule.
- A Little Bit Country, Belton Area Museum. A celebration of all things “country” at the Belton Depot examines the meaning of “country” historically and currently. From love of the land to traditional crafting skills, from the best sweet tea recipe to Grandma’s kitchen, from musical talent to new advances in agricultural technology, this exhibit will feature all things “Country.” Interactive exhibit activities include a potting station under a greenhouse sponsored by Gus’s Home Center so kids can pick seed types to plant in jars to take home, a video station where people can record their memories of growing up in the country, and a traditional butter churning station. Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association, the exhibit is free to the public, thanks to the patronage of the following sponsors: Pickens Railway, Old Stone Tractor, Belton Metal Company, Anderson County ATAX, City of Belton HTAX, Gus’s Home Center, and ACE Hardware of Williamston and Honea Path. The museum is open Wednesday – Friday (9 am – 2 pm), and Saturday (10 am – noon), or by appointment. Items will be on display through June 1. For more information, contact BAMA Executive Director Abigail Burden at 864-338-7400 or [email protected]. The exhibit will continue through June 1 during regular museum hours.
- Abstract This, Belton Center for the Arts. This exhibit features abstract art created by members of the Belton Center for the Arts. The exhibit will continue through regular Center for the Arts hours through May 17.
- Home School Class, Belton Area Museum. Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 at the historic Belton Depot. Students ages 7-12 are welcome to attend to learn about plant cells and their DNA and the science behind food preservation through a variety of hands-on activities and experiments. There is a $2 charge per student.
- Soap Making Class, Belton Area Museum. Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 to 12:00 at the historic Belton Depot. Dan and Isabell Boob of 5th Street Farm will teach this class. There will be a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials. Preregistration is required. Call 338-7400 or email [email protected]
- Derby Days, Belton Center for the Arts. 4:00 to 8:00 at the Listening Room on the square in Belton. A live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, including live betting, silent and live auctions, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a chance to win a cash give-a-way and much more. Ladies, wear your finest derby hat! $20 per person. Call 338-8556 for ticket information.
- Family Trees and Me, Belton Area Museum. Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 at the historic Belton Depot. Dr. Gerald Tall Heart Bowles and Ramona Bowles will talk about libraries, online resources, DNA discoveries, and other pertinent details about the process of genealogical research and potential inclusion in the Native American Registry. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for museum members.
- Rhythm By The Rails Concert Series. Belton Area Museum. In conjunction with the “A Little Bit of Country” exhibit, BAMA will host a series of country music concerts at the historic Belton Depot. The concerts will be on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 and admission is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy great country music.
- May 10: Hometown Strangers. Come out and support local boys Seth “Teddy” White, Branson Chadwick and Logan Smith. This band has been making a name for itself with its covers and original tunes.
- May 24: Adrienne Nicole. Adrienne is a country/pop artist from Honea Path. Her passion for music was inspired by Maranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Demi Lovato, and Adele. Fresh out of high school, Adrienne started doing local gigs with Josh Coleman, lead guitarist for the band Outshyne. Now she continues getting her name and music out there to share hoping to inspire others the way music has inspired her.
- Palmetto Championships Presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson. Belton Tennis Association. May 24-27 in Belton, Anderson and Clemson. This tennis tournament is for junior players in South Carolina ages 8 to 18. Over 450 players are expected to compete in the state’s largest tournament, celebrating its 63rd year in Belton. Matches will be played in Belton and Anderson. The finals in singles and doubles are scheduled to be played on Monday afternoon, May 27 at the Belton Tennis Center. The public is welcome.
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