Tonight’s the night!
When the sun sets, Statesboro shines. From happy hours and great dinners to live entertainment and hotspots for sports fans, there’s something going on. Feel like taking in a show? Or just enjoying the evening meandering through a quaint downtown or across a campus green? Go ahead – you’ve got all evening.
If you’re lucky enough to be here on the first Friday of the month, meet up with the locals at this easy going, family-friendly ramble through the best of Downtown. Our shops and galleries stay open late, often with refreshments or a special event. Street performers and other entertainment keep the fun going. And, when the party is winding down, the show is just beginning – at the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts. Won’t you stay awhile? Website: http://www.f1rstfriday.com
The Averitt Center for the Arts
An architectural gem in Statesboro’s charming downtown, the Averitt Center sparkles with art, theater, music and applause. It’s the hub of a regional arts community, bringing together visiting artists, performers and shows as well as drawing on a rich community of artists.
For those seeking a visual arts experience, the Averitt offers always-changing exhibits in Main Gallery, Legends Gallery, Youth Gallery and Multi Purpose Studio. If you’re thinking performing arts, the Center’s Performance Series opens the curtain on an incredible variety of professional and local performances — dance, concerts, drama, comedy, or musicals. Feeling inspired yourself? The Averitt offers workshops and classes – including many one-day events for all ages.
Address: 33 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912-212-ARTS (2787)
Hours: Varies by event
Fees: Varies by event
The Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center
Straight from the stages of Broadway, Nashville, L.A. and around the world, performers open at the Performing Arts Center at Stateboro’s Georgia Southern University. Recognized as
one of the largest and finest performing arts venues in Georgia, this 825-seat theater regularly welcomes audiences for classical music and rock legends, Broadway shows and comedy greats, musicals and dramas, ballet and bluegrass.
Address: Georgia Southern University campus, on the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive
Phone: 912-478-7999 or 866-PAC-ARTS
Hours: Varies with events
Fees: Varies with events