Joye Continues to Advance Aiken as a Premier Arts Destination

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Star-studded Lineup and Rebrand Generate Buzz for Joye in Aiken 2017 looks to be one of the biggest years for Aiken’s premier performing arts festival to date since its founding in 2008 as Juilliard in Aiken. Over the years, Joye’s relationship with the world-famous Juilliard School in New York has provided a steady stream of […]

Have Yourself a Southern Little Christmas

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Make precious memories that last with holiday fun throughout the Southeast Get into the HO HO HOliday spirit with a tour of the South’s finest Christmas festivities. Between world-renowned twinkling lights, shopping fit for Jolly Ol’ St. Nick himself and train rides that dazzle the imagination, these Southern adventures are sure to be forever etched […]

2016 Joye in Aiken Festival to Feature Expanded Line-up of World-class Artists

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THOROUGHBRED COUNTRY, S.C., FEBRUARY 2016 – A Grammy-winning organist.  A finalist from NBC’s “The Voice.”  North America’s foremost wind ensemble.  When the annual Joye in Aiken Performing Arts Festival and Outreach Program comes roaring back March 5-12, it will bring some familiar names, some up-and-coming stars and an even more spectacular explosion than usual of […]

Whoa Nelly: Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, runs for the roses when it comes to all things equestrian

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Take an unusual route to a regular destination and you might happen upon the gem that is Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, encompassing the town of Aiken, where horses are the prize. Driving along I-20, between Atlanta and Charleston and just east of Augusta, travel by US 78 or 278 through Thoroughbred Country’s charming small towns […]

Stirring the pot when it comes to storytelling

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Stirring the pot when it comes to storytelling: The University of South Carolina celebrates USC Salkehatchie’s 50th anniversary A heritage hotspot, Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, calls home those in search of arts, culture and a love for the untold story. Situated along I-20, between Atlanta and Charleston – just east of Augusta, Georgia, this undiscovered […]

Learn about the nation’s history in present-day Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina

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What do the Cold War and a Kentucky Derby competitor horse have in common? Nuclear power and the Mennonites? Opposites collide in a beautiful way in South Carolina’s Thoroughbred Country, situated along I-20, between Atlanta and Charleston – just east of Augusta. From North Augusta, travel through Thoroughbred Country’s charming small towns, including Williston, Blackville, […]

Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, preserves arts and culture

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Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, Preserves Arts and Culture with pottery, painting and a taste-bud-tempting meat and three Detour through Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, situated along I-20, between Atlanta and Charleston—just east of Augusta, and travel through Thoroughbred Country’s charming small towns, including Williston, Blackville, Denmark and Bamberg, to Charleston and Hilton Head, by US 78 […]

Whoa, Nelly: Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina

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Whoa, Nelly: Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, Runs for the Roses When It Comes to All Things Equestrian Take an unusual route to a regular destination and you just might happen upon the gem that is Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, encompassing the town of Aiken, where horses are the prize. Situated along I-20, between Atlanta and […]

Stirring the pot when it comes to storytelling

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Spin a yarn in Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina A heritage hotspot, Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina, calls home those in search of arts, culture and a love for the untold story. Situated along I-20, between Atlanta and Charleston—just east of Augusta, Georgia, this undiscovered area of rolling countryside, parks, antique shops, Civil War sites, plantation homes […]