The Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded 2017 Vibrant Communities Grant to continue its audience building program i.e., increasing the number of attendees at Center hosted events. This project entails raising the level of performer professionalism, and increasing the audience draw, while maintaining affordable ticket prices. This grant will allow the Center to host middle Georgia's most popular dance band - THE GRAPEVINE BAND scheduled for 20 November. 2016.
Community Enjoys John Denver Tribute Thanks to a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Trust
May 14, 2016, brought excitement to the Telfair County community as John Denver came to town. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon brought their Tribute to John Denver program to the Telfair Center for the Arts in McRae Helena, Georgia. Through a Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Trust, The Pioneer Historical Society and the Telfair Center for the Arts was able to attract this well-known performer to town. Performing in the century-old former South Georgia College auditorium, now known as the Telfair Center for the Arts, Collins was very complimentary of the venue and its historical significance to the community. The Vibrant Communities Grant, along with several local sponsors, enabled the well-known group to perform. Chris Collins and Bounder Canyon has just completed an engagement in Las Vegas.