The Pawley’s Island Festival of Music and Art 2012

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art (PIFMA) for 2012 is almost here!  This year it runs from September 27th through October 14th and has something for everyone: from music to shopping to art to family events! To make reservations for any event, please call 843-626-8911 or click on PIFMA.

For the ladies:

The Wearable Art Luncheon on Thursday, September 27, 2012 is from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Bring your girlfriends to  Tommy Bahama Restaurant at the Market Common. While enjoying a great lunch, you will be entertained by a strolling fashion show which will feature the hot new trends as well as wearable art and jewelry from local artists! You can also shop for unique art, jewelry, hats, scarves and fabulous gifts in the silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for the festival and 50% of the net proceeds help fund the Kathryn Bryan Metts Visual Arts Scholarship.

For the art lovers:

On Sunday, September 30 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm you can participate in the Gallery Crawl and visit galleries from Murrells Inlet to Georgetown! Enjoy a Sunday afternoon visiting local galleries experiencing all the area has to offer in visual arts.

For the show lovers:

All the shows are at the Tara Theater in the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2nd and 3rd, there will be several free events, but donations will be accepted and reservations are suggested.

Young @ Heart Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

The inspiring individuals of [email protected], a New England senior citizens chorus has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay.

The Baruchs of Hobcaw Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

The Baruchs of Hobcaw is the epic story of an extraordinary family who left the state of South Carolina an enormous gift – Hobcaw Barony, a 17,500 acre nature preserve on the Waccamaw Neck near Georgetown. Bernard Mannes Baruch was one of the most famous and influential Americans of the first half of the 20th Century.

World’s Smallest Airport Wednesday, October 3, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

In 1945, when World War II ended, three brothers returned home, eager to resume their civilian lives. Starting from scratch, in a few weeks they acquired airplanes, took over a rural airport and created The Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus.

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats Wednesday, October 3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

This the definitive film biography of the iconic author of On The Road. This award winning docudrama traces Kerouac’s life from his childhood roots in Lowell, Massachusetts to his seminal but short lived career as he reshaped an art form and changed the course of popular culture in the process.

All of the following events will be held at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island unless otherwise noted.

For the wine lovers:

On Friday night, October 5th, the 13th Annual Pawleys Island Wine Gala will be held from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Sample nearly 70 wines from renowned vineyards around the world and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres. The evening will also include a three hour dessert tasting, a silent auction full of wonderful trips, live entertainment, a complimentary wine glass and valet parking. Wines will be available for purchase at prices well below retail during this special event. Dress is casual cocktail attire and the event will be held rain or shine.

During this year’s Wine Gala, those guests who choose to join the Collector’s Circle will have the opportunity to taste some very special, select, limited production wines and will be going on simultaneously with the Wine Gala. Members of the Collector’s Circle will be able to go from one event to the other throughout the evening.

For the concert lovers:

Steve Tyrell, a Grammy Award-winning Jazz vocalist will perform on Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 7:00 pm. Four decades in the music business has earned him success as an artist, producer, songwriter, performer and two time Emmy nominee.

Mac Arnold and Plate Full o’ Blues will perform Sunday, October 7, 2012 @ 5:00 pm. In late 1966, at age 24, came the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop.

A Classical Evening featuring Taylor Johnson will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012 @ 7:00 pm at All Saints Church.  A South Carolina native, Johnson has been involved in music her entire life. The lyric soprano obtained a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance with a distinction in opera at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in May 2007. While studying, she performed in many of the college’s opera productions and has won a lot of recognition through her career.

Fireworks Ensemble American Tapestry Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm will be held at Waccamaw High School Auditorium. An amplified chamber band with a repertoire that encompasses an extraordinary range of styles, including Frank Zappa’s instrumental rock, traditional Americana, classic cartoon music, ambient techno, and 20th-century orchestral scores (to name a few), Fireworks presents a contemporary American vision of chamber music.

Deborah Silver will perform on Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 7:00 pm. A natural born entertainer, her talents as vocalist and actress have graced the stages of theater, television and film. Her versatility as an actress has been seen during her many television appearances that included TV’s top shows. But it is the stage that she loves best and the thrill of working in front of a live audience. Whether playing the prominent role of Diana Morales in “A Chorus Line”, singing for years for the Walt Disney Company or taking her act to sea performing on cruise ships, Deborah Silver brings an energy and talent that audiences applaud for over and over.

Tabled event:

Legends of Motown starring Horizon will take center stage on Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 7:00 pm. When a trio of Detroit-based performers can literally take over a Caribbean nation with a Number One hit record that sits atop the charts for months and evokes an outpouring of screaming fans; when The Tonight Show with Jay Leno takes notice; when Business Week grants an entire article; when Chevrolet chooses this group to represent them nationwide… you know you are witnessing the real thing! And Horizon is most definitely the real thing: a riveting, high energy, joyous Motown sound that commands the stage and the audience from curtain to curtain.

For the family:

Bright Star Theaters Production of “Once Upon A Time” will be on stage Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 3:00 pm. Literature comes to life in this hysterical production bringing to the stage the stories of ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk!’ Lenny and Mable, the comic duo who made Aesop’s Fables such a roaring success, are determined to reenact these two classic fairy tales, undertaking more than a dozen roles each. From the character formerly known as Prince Charming, to a giant lumbering high above our set–this production is always a favorite of teachers and students alike.

Chalk Under the Oaks will perform Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 9 am – 5 pm. The Italian tradition of Street painting dates to the 16th century when artists would travel from town to town for religious festivals and transform the streets and public squares into temporary galleries for their works. The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art brings this event to the Lowcountry as a way to teach and promote the history of this lost art to all ages and levels of artists. Chalk Under the Oaks provides a wonderful way for people in the community to share a great experience together.

For more in depth information on some of the performers, please go to:

Deborah Silver

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O ‘Blues


Terralynn Lake


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