The Steel Wheels in concert at the McCelvey Center on Feb. 17

YORK, SC – The Steel Wheels are a contemporary Americana string-band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The ensemble named themselves as “a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress, and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage.” (https://www.thesteelwheels.com/about) After experimentation in other musical genres, including punk rock, the quartet’s layered harmonies and rousing songwriting melded into a forward-moving, roots-oriented sound.

The Steel Wheels’ "Nothing You Can't Lose" hailed as Best Country Song in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards and "Working on a Building" won Best Gospel Song in the fan-determined category. “Wild as We Came Here” was released in May and is the band’s first recording to include keyboards and drums.


New for 2018 are reserved seating and online ticket purchasing.

Visit www.chmuseums.org/southernsoundseries to purchase tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $40. For more information, contact tickets@chmuseums.org.

The McCelvey Center is located on 212 East Jefferson Street York, SC 29745

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.

Images: please contact Marie Cheek for high resolution images.

About the Southern Sound Series:

The Southern Sound Series at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theatre is dedicated to providing the regional community with authentic contemporary performances. The series showcases musical genres that are steeped in the multi-cultural origins of the Carolinas. The 2018 Southern Sound Series is presented by Rock Hill Coca-Cola. The lineup includes Nikki Lane, the Steel Wheels, the Mark O’Connor Band, and Rhiannon Giddens.

About the McCelvey Center:

The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Institute founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. The theater and other facilities at the McCelvey Center are available for rental.

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