Events & Activities

The following events are held in part to support the 2019 Inspire Festival.

April 4
6-9pm

Shrimp Feast

at the Sumter County Museum

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The event will be held in the beautiful Martha Brice Gardens on the museum complex. We’ll have all you can eat boiled, grilled, skewers, shrimp and grits, BBQ, Lowcountry Boil and all you can drink beer, wine, and soft drinks! Music by Johnny Hilton & Friends includes Beach, Blues, Beatles and Bluegrass.

Advance tickets are $30 for museum members and $40 for public. Tickets at door are $45. 

 

Tickets available online or in person at:

April 4-7

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

at the Sumter Little Theatre
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The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and a bevy of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like "Snow White"," Cinderella", and "Hansel and Gretel" to more bizarre, obscure stories like "The Devil's Grandmother" and "The Girl Without Hands". A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 student/senior/military

Thursday-Friday 7:30 PM, Saturday 2 PM, Sunday 3 PM

Tickets available online and in person at:

  • Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Avenue, (803) 775-2150

April 5
6-9pm

Gallery After Hours

at the Sumter Gallery of Art

A night of good friendship, fine art and smooth jazz featuring the After Dark Jazz Duo, Robert Gibbs & Margaret Knight. This event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine will be served. Donations accepted. 

April 6
6-8pm

Dinner on Main

on Main Street in Downtown Sumter

 

Dinner tickets are sold out. Please see below for concert tickets.

Join us Downtown for a night of music, food and art! Dinner on Main is a four course meal, served by Hamptons Restaurant. Tickets are $100 and space is limited. Begins at 6 PM.

 

Ticket includes: four course dinner with wine and beer, the art show at the City Centre (25 N. Main Street) and the Rob Crosby Group and the Footnotes concert at La Piazza after.

 

Dinner is 6-8 PM on Main Street and Concert is 7:30 - 11 PM at La Piazza.

Tickets to this event must pre-purchased, by April 1, online, in person or by phone at:

  • Side Bar, 34 N. Main Street, (803) 774-4410

  • Sumter County Gallery of Art, 200 Hasel Street, (803) 775-0543

  • Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington Street, (803) 775-0908

  • Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Avenue, (803) 775-2150 

  • Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty Street, (803) 436-2640

The Hyatt Place in Downtown Sumter will be offering a special room rate of $109.

April 6
6-9pm

Deane Ackerman: A Life in Art

at the City Centre in Downtown Sumter

In addition to the Dinner and Concert on Main, there will also be a showcase for local artist, Deane Ackerman inside the City Centre, located at 25 N. Main Street.

This area will also house information on the festival, the event box office/will call as well information on each of the organizations that the funds raised from this event will go to support.

The showcase is a free event. No ticket necessary. Donations accepted.

April 6
7:30-pm

Concert on Main

Rob Crosby Group and The Footnotes

at La Piazza in Downtown Sumter

Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets are still available at the gate for the same price.

Join us Downtown for a night of music, food and art!​ Following dinner, the Rob Crosby Group and The Footnotes will play onstage at La Piazza, 7:30 - 11 PM. The Footnotes will play onstage following, so get ready to dance the night away. Tickets are $25. Concert will be held rain or shine (La Piazza is covered)!

 

Ticket includes: entry into the concert and beverages (wine, beer and a few nonalcoholic choices), and art show at the City Centre (25 N. Main Street). This event is only open to adults age 21+. No chairs, coolers or pets are permitted.

Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at:

  • Side Bar, 34 N. Main Street, (803) 774-4410

  • Sumter County Gallery of Art, 200 Hasel Street, (803) 775-0543

  • Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington Street, (803) 775-0908 

  • Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Avenue, (803) 775-2150 

  • Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty Street, (803) 436-2640

The Hyatt Place in Downtown Sumter will be offering a special room rate of $109.

April 7
3pm

Decoda and Attacca Quartet

at the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center

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Experience a moving chamber music performance in beautiful Temple Sinai from two nationally renowned New York City chamber music ensembles: Decoda, a Carnegie Hall affiliate, and Attaca Quartet.  Come celebrate the memory of Roger Ackerman, who dreamed of filling the sanctuary with music and life.

 

Tickets are $15 members, $20 for public, $5 for students

Tickets are available online and in person at: 

  • Sumter County Museum, 122 N. Washington Street, (803) 775-0908 

Temple Sinai
Jewish History Center

Temple Sinai Jewish History Center features an introduction to Jewish traditions, exploration of Jewish immigrants, stories from Sumter residents, lessons from the Holocaust, and oral histories.

Learn about Passover through the interactive Seder table, view the new display of art from Shlomo Katz’s Passover Portfolio, create butterflies to remember the over one million children who died in the Holocaust, and don’t miss walking through the beautiful 1913 sanctuary to marvel at the breathtaking stained glass windows.

Hours
Thursday and Friday, 1:00-4:00pm
and Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm

FREE ADMISSION DURING INSPIRE FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

April 4-7

FREE PARKING

11 Church Street

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 775-0908

SumterCountyMuseum.org

The Sumter
County Museum

Sumter County Museum features a 1916 historic home, exhibits related to Sumter County, an interactive 1750-1850 homestead, and the beautiful Martha Brice Gardens. 

 

Be an archeologist and dig for Sumter County treasures in the permanent history exhibit, learn about General Thomas Sumter who is the namesake of the city and county, and wonder through c. 1800 structures to discover what life was like in this part of the state at that time.  

Hours
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm

 

FREE ADMISSION DURING INSPIRE FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

April 4-7

FREE PARKING

122 N. Washington Street

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 775-0908

www.sumtercountymuseum.org

Sumter County
Gallery of Art

Explore the halls of the Sumter County Gallery of Art and experience some of the most exquisite contemporary art in the nation.

The Gallery also offers art classes including an adult acrylic painting class and a youth comic book class that begin on the Thursday of the festival!

Hours:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11:00am to 5pm

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING

April 4-7

200 Hasel Avenue

Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 775-0543

www.sumtergallery.com

P.O. Box 1713
Sumter, SC 29151
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