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Ticket Information for the FMU Performing Arts Center

There are three ways to purchase tickets to performances and events at the PAC: by clicking on individual events here on the PAC website and completing a purchase online, by calling the PAC Ticket Office at (843) 661-4444 or by stopping in at 201 South Dargan Street.

The PAC Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and is also open 90 minutes prior to the start of any performance.


Upcoming Events

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      October 22, 2019
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Band
    • Description
      The Francis Marion University Concert Band will be performing its fall concert at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from the Pee Dee region. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members. Membership is open to all FMU students and area residents who are experienced concert band instrumentalists. Performances include traditional concert band music as well as popular and show music. The program began as a way to give students of FMU a chance to perform music, earn academic credit for performance in the ensemble, and to become involved with other students in campus life...
    • Date
      October 31, 2019
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Marina Alexandra on the Guitar
    • Description
      Marina Alexandra has established herself as a dynamic performer with a powerful stage presence. Finger Style Guitar Magazine described her as an “amazing player that commands the guitar with world-class technique and musicianship that is uncommon.” Marina Alexandra was listed by the Aaron Shearer Foundation as one of the most influential female classical guitarist in America.
    • Date
      November 7, 2019
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU String Ensemble
    • Description
      Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other campus ensembles.
    • Date
      November 19, 2019
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble
    • Description
      The FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Works have been selected from music by Corea, Glasper, Shorter, and more.
    • Date
      November 25, 2019
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Choir and Vocal Collective
    • Description
      Choir on stage Open to all university students, the University Concert Choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students. This group has sung in numerous area churches and has also performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. They have performed such major choral works as the “Polovetzian Dance and Chorus” of Alexander Borodin, the “Schicksalslied” of Johannes Brahms, and the Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recently their concerts have included selections accompanied by the newly formed Francis Marion string ensemble.
    • Date
      January 23, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Evgenia Pirshina, Mezzo-Soprano
    • Description
      Evgenia Pirshina was born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated in piano from the Emil Gilels School of Music and in piano and vocal from Moscow State Pedagogical University. She has also participated in masterclasses by Robert Desimone (Britain) and Elizabeth Bice Cavalli (Austria). From 2006 to 2015 Evgenia worked in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theater. She has been guest soloist of Opera Panama and in 2018 became a soloist at the Chicago Opera Theater.
    • Date
      January 25, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years
    • Description
      Songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres over the last 50 years, from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “The Highway Man,” “Up, Up and Away” ...
    • Date
      February 6, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Andrew Drannon, Pianist and Composer
    • Description
      Andrew Drannon is a writer and composer based in New York. He hails from Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as Professor of Music Technology and Composition at Rhodes College. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and was a composer fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival. In 2018, he formed Awen Productions, an arts organization dedicated to innovative new work that helps people connect.
    • Date
      February 15, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      The Texas Tenors
    • Description
      The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America's Got Talent! See them live at the PAC this season!
    • Date
      February 24, 2020
      12:00 am
    • Event
      South Carolina Chamber Music Festival
    • Description
      The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival will host a series of chamber recitals to showcase the artists participating in workshops and masterclasses taking place throughout the week.
    • Date
      March 1, 2020
      4:00 pm
    • Event
      FMU String Ensemble
    • Description
      Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other campus ensembles.
    • Date
      March 3, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Band
    • Description
      FMU Concert Band The Francis Marion University Concert Band will be performing its spring concert at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from the Pee Dee region. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members.  Membership is open to all FMU students and area residents who are experienced concert band instrumentalists. Performances include traditional concert band music as well as popular and show music. The program began as a way to give students of FMU a chance to perform music, earn academic credit for performance in the ensemble, and to become involved with other students in campus life...
    • Date
      April 1, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Percussion Ensemble
    • Description
      Percussion Ensemble The percussion ensemble performs music written expressly for percussion. The works performed by the ensemble utilize a variety of percussion instruments and encompass a multitude of musical styles including classic works for percussion ensemble, world music, transcriptions, and contemporary percussion music.
    • Date
      April 9, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Music Industry Ensemble
    • Description
      The Music Industry Ensemble is a chamber ensemble devoted to the development of individual performance and improvisation skills through the staging of music for small groups representing a variety of classic and modern jazz, pop, rock and soul styles. The M.I.E. provides a workshop in which students also learn arranging, microphone technique and scheduling, sound reinforcement and lighting design.
    • Date
      April 21, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble
    • Description
      The FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Recently, works have been selected from music by Metheny, Corea, Ritenour, Jobim and others.
    • Date
      May 6, 2020
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      The Allman Betts Band
    • Description
      The sons of Gregg Allman (Devon Allman) and Dickey Betts (Duane Betts) have joined forces to form The Allman Betts Band – a band that seamlessly combines new rock tunes with some classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. This show has been postponed to a later date.

Planning Your Visit

  • How can I purchase tickets?
    There are three ways to purchase tickets: here on the website, by calling 843-661-4444, or in person at our ticket office located at 201 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC. The ticket office is open M-F from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and 90 minutes prior to any performance.
  • Are there fees for purchasing tickets?
    All sales have a $3 facility fee per ticket that goes towards FMU scholarships and for facility ticketing expenses. Any tickets that are mailed require $1.50 per ticket, and any online purchases have a $3.50 per ticket processing fee.
  • Where do I park?
    We suggest that you park in the City Parking Complex across Cheves Street, accessible from Irby Street and Dargan Street (Parking Map). And it’s free! Other parking may be available at nearby locations on certain days, and on the street in front of the building.
  • Where is accessible parking?
    Accessible parking is available on the Cheves Street side of the Performing Arts Center (see map).
  • Is there accessible seating?
    Absolutely. Simply contact our ticket office with your needs and concerns, and we will be happy to assist.
  • What about assisted listening devices? I sometimes have difficulty hearing the performance.
    Once you arrive at the PAC, you can check out a device at our Coat Check. Please ask any usher for assistance.
  • Can children attend performances?
    We think it is important for all young people to be exposed to the performing arts and other similar events, especially those that are intended for children and families. But because small children often have needs that live entertainment cannot fulfill, and to make sure all of our patrons enjoy our shows, we do strongly recommend that children 5 years or younger not attend most FMU Performing Arts Center performances.

Getting Here


201 S. Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506

  • From I-20 West:
    I-20 East becomes I-20 Business East/David H. McLeod Blvd.
    Take David H. McLeod Blvd. until it dead ends – turn left onto Palmetto Street/Hwy 76 East
    Drive 2.5 miles – cross Warley Street, McQueen Street, and Coit Street
    Turn left onto Irby Street – drive one block and turn right onto Cheves Street
    PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and the City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • From I-95 North:
    Take Exit 164 – at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Lucas Street/Hwy 52 South
    Turn right onto Irby Street; cross Darlington Street, railroad tracks, Baroody Street, and Evans Street
    Turn left onto Cheves Street – PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • From I-95 South:
    Take Exit 160A for I-20 East toward Florence
    Merge onto I-20 Business East/David H. McLeod Blvd.
    Take David H. McLeod Blvd. until it dead ends – turn left onto Palmetto Street/Hwy 76 East
    Drive 2.5 miles – cross Warley Street, McQueen Street, and Coit Street
    Turn left onto Irby Street – drive one block and turn right onto Cheves Street
    PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and the City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • Parking:
    Primary parking is available at the Emerson Apartment/City Parking Complex. Accessible parking is located on the West Cheves side of the PAC. Spaces are marked with a . Additional parking along Dargan Street and at neighboring businesses. View the parking map for more information:
    PAC Parking Map