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Cultural Series Individual Tickets


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Tier 2^ 




 Community Discount1



 Young Professionals2






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Tier 1

Tier 2 




Community Discount1



 Young Professionals2



^Tier 1 is made up of sections 1-6. Tier 2 is made up of sections 7-8

1“Community Discount” includes USCA Faculty/Staff, Senior Citizens 65+) or Military

2“Young Professionals” category is for those aged 16-35

3“Child” category includes those aged 15 and under. “Child” season tickets are not available

4Season tickets DO NOT include "Special Events" tickets

Season Ticket Holder Benefits

  • Discount equivalent to one free show in the season
  • Subscription to Etherredge Center Electronic Newsletter
  • Early purchase and advanced seat selection

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University of South Carolina Aiken
in association with the Aiken Civic Orchestra

Winter Nocturne
Etherredge Center | February 8, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Ben Cox

for the benefit of the USC Aiken Music Department

Awadagin Pratt, pianist

Awadagin Pratt

Tickets are $25  |  Students Admitted Free

For tickets, call 803-641-3305 or online at https://etherredgecenter.universitytickets.com/

About the Annual Concert

The Winter Nocturne has become a tradition to welcome the New Year with an enchanting evening of brilliant music.

In 2009, Ben Cox, a dedicated supporter of USC Aiken Music, began identifying and sponsoring acclaimed artists to come to USC Aiken in support of piano studies while offering an evening of exceptional performance to the Aiken community. Afterward, a hot cocoa reception hosted by Ben’s wife, Elizabeth Cummings, provides attendees an informal opportunity to meet and chat with the guest artist. The Winter Nocturne concert is presented at an affordable rate and students are admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the concert benefit USC Aiken Music.

In addition to the Winter Nocturne concert, the artist in residence works with current and prospective students, provides educational outreach programs in the schools, and shares a passion for music with many others.


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This year’s Cultural Series brings Diverse Shows for Diverse Audiences to our beautiful Etherredge Center stage.

Following in the footsteps of previous family shows like “Artrageous” and the “Queen’s Cartoonists,” we kick off our season with a performance for all kids, from 1-92! Vocal Trash,  performing on October 23, has been described as “Glee meets Stomp,” and has energized audiences from New York to Seattle to Las Vegas to Beijing.

November 15 brings a taste of New Orleans to Aiken, with the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Coming to us live from the venue that gave the band its name, they have “held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for over 50 years” with the vibrant sounds of the French Quarter.

Moving into the new year, the award-winning Aquila Theatre company returns to Aiken with their production of Julius Caesar. In this striking new production, Shakespeare’s tense political thriller jumps off the stage.

On February 17, join us for one of the most incredible—and incredibly talented—trios you’ve ever seen or heard. Empire Wild features three classically-trained musicians exploring the fusion of classical, Broadway, pop, and folk music.

On March 30, we conclude our season with African Soul International. Founded in 1998, this group has toured the world, performing with and for some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics, and more. With traditional African drumming and dance, they have brought the joy of African performance culture to over 100,000 people.

The Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges its institutional donors for their generous investment in the performing arts at USC Aiken. State agencies, private charitable foundations, corporations, and small businesses in the CSRA help underwrite performances that distinguish the Etherredge Center as one of the premiere performing arts facilities in the CSRA.

Ticket sales and partnership funds support the Center’s diverse programming which provide meaningful opportunities to engage audiences both on and off campus. The collaboration between visiting artists, students, and members of the community is invaluable to the future of our institution.

Become A Sponsor

Sponsor the Etherredge Center! Contact Mary Driscoll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3448 to learn more about the available opportunities.