Homegrown concert at Sumter Opera House showcases local talent


The fourth annual Homegrown concert was held Thursday evening at the Sumter Opera House.

The event brings together local - or "homegrown" - musicians from the area for an evening of varied styles of music.

The theme of the two-hour concert was a mixtape. Mixtapes began in the 1980s as a compilation of different recorded songs usually made at home onto cassette tapes or CDs.

The concert not only showcases some of Sumter's most talented performers, but also raises money for The Sounds of Grace, a music ministry that "brings peace and healing through music by placing musicians in classrooms for those with special needs" and in hospital and health care settings where comfort is needed.