The Licorice Whips, an unlikely duo of two Upstate singer/song writers, Julie Clark Shubert and Melanie McDermott will perform a live and free concert at Chapman Cultural Center this Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m. as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program.
Natives of Greenville and Spartanburg, The Licorice Whips is a power duo formed in 2014. The music they create with McDermott on the Gibson bass and Shubert playing her Fender Strat is original indie rock, tap-your-toe, dance-your-bootie, fierce bass-driven music. This will be the third time The Licorice Whips has played Chapman Cultural Center. They have been on hiatus for the past seven months while recording their first CD — Descended From Cats — due to be released this summer. To know more about McDermott and Shubert, please visit online: LadiesNightHomeConcerts.com.
In addition to a free concert, Chapman provides the community with a no-stress and no-cost opportunity every Sunday, 1-5 p.m., to enjoy local art and culture. Sundays Unplugged also features Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, and the Student Galleries, all of which are free for public enjoyment. Often, local artists will set up booths in the Plaza and sell their works directly to the public. For more information, please call 864.542.ARTS.