We host a variety of events each season, bringing in nearly 30,000 visitors annually. From live concerts and festivals to theater and comedy, we’ve got everything you need to experience the arts.
Check out our 2017-2018 Cultural Center Season!
Arts Education Open House
Friday, August 18 | 6-8:30 p.m.
FREE | No Reservations Necessary
Interested in the arts? Come check out our arts education classes! We have a wide variety of classes for all ages, including multi-media arts, pottery, voice, guitar, wood carving, soap carving, youth cooking, and theatre! Refreshments on us!
Friday | September 22
6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday | September 23
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Produced by the City of Mauldin, the annual festival is a showcase of the heritage of our community including its food and music.
The festival features up to 24 Cookers from all over the Southeast and includes a BBQ Cook-off competition with a panel of certified BBQ Tasters, live music, family activities, and a relaxing atmosphere. But make no mistake, this festival is about the BBQ above all. Focusing on the craft of creating artful BBQ is the primary goal of this festival. We pair this delicious BBQ with music and family – making this the perfect festival to enjoy all that Mauldin has to offer.
Cooker registration for 2017 has closed.
Saturday, October 7
7:00 p.m. | Doors
7:30 p.m. | Show
Henry Cho is a nationally recognized American stand-up comedian from Knoxville, TN and he’s sure to have you roaring with laughter. His TV and film credits include appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, and Young Comedians Special. Cho served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms.
Cho had a one-hour Comedy Central Special, What’s That Clickin Noise? and can also be heard on Sirius, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Some of Cho’s film credits include 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.
He was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner attended by the Bush Administration and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many others. Cho’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month.
Mauldin Youth Theatre: The Lion King
7:30 p.m. | Friday, November 17
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, November 18
3:00 p.m. | Sunday, November 19
Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, the Mauldin Youth Theatre is producing this one-of-a-kind musical! The African savannah comes to life on our stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
Auditions for this production will take place on Saturday, October 7 between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Click here to learn more about auditions.
December 1-12, Hours vary
’Twas the first of December, when all through Mauldin. The season was changing, and Christmas was callin’. The City was decorated, glistening with might. Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.
Christmas is our favorite time of year! It’s when we find ourselves surrounded by giving, creativity, warmth, love, peace, culture and happiness. Join us as we celebrate this holiday season, right here in Mauldin with our annual tree lighting, a Christmas parade, pictures with Santa, an outdoor movie and more!
Stay tuned for schedule and details.
December | FREE
Join us as we unveil the latest piece, themed “Appreciation of Diversity,” on our Public Art Trail!
James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America
Saturday, March 3
6:30 p.m. | Reception
7:00 p.m. | Doors
7:30 p.m. | Show
For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. Join us at the Mauldin Cultural Center as we host James Gregory, the Funniest Man in America!
Mauldin Youth Theatre: James and the Giant Peach
7:30 p.m. | Friday, TBD
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, TBD
3:00 p.m. | Sunday, TBD
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a “masterpeach!”
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
Auditions & Tickets – Coming Soon