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Brooks Center to present five outdoor concerts in first Summer Music Series


The Brooks Center invites the Clemson campus and community to kick back and enjoy live entertainment throughout June and July with its first ever Summer Music Series. For a $5 suggested ticket price, bring your lawn chairs and picnics to the Brooks Center Courtyard to hear extraordinary musicians from a variety of genres.

Home to the performing arts at Clemson University, the Brooks Center has curated a lineup of summer courtyard concerts featuring bands from funk rock to latin jazz.

Tedious & Brief (indie pop) on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m.
The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band (Latin jazz) on Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Faculty Jazz Quartet (classic and original tunes) on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Psycodelics (funk rock) on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.
The Grateful Brothers (rock tribute band) on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.

TICKETS: “Pay what you can” or suggested $5 ticket price. Incoming Clemson students and their families who are attending orientation during these dates are admitted FREE when they present their orientation lanyard.

WHAT’S NEXT: Brooks Center has also announced its 28th season, which opens September 6 with the legendary New Orleans-style Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Other highlights of the 2022-2023 season include the musical “Chicago,” Jazz at Lincoln Center, STOMP, pianist Maxim Lando, and the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine. Season tickets are available now exclusively for Friends of the Brooks Center at the $100 contribution level and above. Single tickets will become available to the general public on August 17. LEARN MORE.


Tedious & Brief
Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m.
Brooks Center Courtyard

Tedious & Brief is a Chicago-based alternative pop artist whose airy synth and smooth vocals create nostalgic anthems. Jamie Jacobsen, 23, is as gritty and stubborn as her roots would suggest, and her thoughtful blend of commercial-ready, groove-oriented, indie-alt pop reflects an existential mind who’s not used to thinking inside boxes. But her tendency to keep a tongue-in-cheek songwriting approach keeps her every bit relatable.


The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band
Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Brooks Center Courtyard

Iliana Rose is a complete entertainer; an accomplished piano player, percussionist, clarinetist and vocalist. She is also spontaneously funny, able to ad lib hilarious, intelligent comments with an audience which makes it easy for her to connect with people. Born in Miami and raised by Cuban parents and grandparents she is steeped in Cuban rhythms and culture. As a singer her voice is pure, warm, sensual and beautiful to listen to. Her band includes some of the finest musicians on the East Coast.


Clemson University Faculty Jazz Quartet
Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Brooks Center Courtyard

Enjoy a performance by some of the talented music faculty in the Clemson Department of Performing Arts. Established in 2012, the Faculty Jazz Quartet performs classic and original tunes at venues across the upstate, and has even performed in Death Valley with Tiger Band. This group features Jazz faculty Hazen Bannister (Piano), Adam Knight (Guitar), Ian Bracchitta (Bass), and Mark Spede (drums).


Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.
Brooks Center Courtyard

Awarded City Paper’s 2021 Soul/R&B Act of the Year, Psycodelics’ flavor of Black American music has blended foundations of blues, jazz and disco with fresh funk rock. With a stage presence as multifaceted and emotive as its lineup, the already-potent sound retains even greater magic to make you get up and dance.


The Grateful Brothers
Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
Brooks Center Courtyard

Formed in early 2016 by Zach Thigpen and Brad Crowe, The Grateful Brothers combine the catalogs of The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead. Often intertwining songs through segues and transitions, they carry out the improvisational spirit of the two groups in their own space. The seven musicians making up the band have known each other and played in various outfits with one another for upwards of twenty years. The camaraderie between them is obvious and the familiarity leads to the ease of musical exploration.


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