Saturday night’s concert by the Austin, Texas, based band Shinyribs will be a first on several levels.
The free concert, which is part of the Bennettsville Bicentennial Celebration, will be a test run at a new venue - the Marlboro County Historical Museum Complex grounds. The stage will be set up on the side of the Jennings-Brown House, facing the back of the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library.
“The county has been a partner in bringing this concert and this location to reality. They have graciously allowed us to use the space and have been instrumental in getting it set up,” said Elisabeth McNiel, chairman of the Bicentennial Committee and the City of Bennettsville’s Director of Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
“The Bennettsville Community Center is an excellent facility for many events but it isn’t a great concert venue due to acoustical issues. If everything goes as planned, the museum grounds will be a great asset for future performances,” she said.