The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the return of the popular all-male a cappella group, The Pitchforks of Duke University to the Wood Auditorium stage. The concert will take place Friday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The audience will enjoy covers of both old and new pop music. The Pitchforks have just released their newest album, Camden Town, which will be available for purchase the evening of the performance. The Pitchforks concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen.
Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. They perform on campus and across the country throughout the year, appearing in venues ranging from dorm common rooms to professional sports arenas. They have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased before the Queen of Jordan, and even opened for Ben Folds in 2009 and The Band Perry in 2015. In 2014, they crossed the Atlantic to tour with some of Britain’s best collegiate singers. With 15 albums released so far, The Pitchforks have a long history of studio recording. Seven tracks have been featured on Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) compilations since 1997, and the group has twice won the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA) for Best Male Collegiate Album, a national award, with Bring It Back (2006) and Disconcert (2008). Their 2010 album, All In, was awarded runner-up for the same distinction and won Best Male Collegiate Song and Best Male Collegiate Arrangement with its hit single, "Fireflies." The Pitchforks’ 2012 release, Refraction, was runner-up for Best Male Collegiate Album, and also scored a CARA Arrangement Award for its unique take on "Hallelujah."
For more information or tickets call 425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The FAC is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.