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Chester County in partnership with the Chester Development Foundation and the sponsors who made it all possible are proud to introduce Gigs at the Gateway. Gigs at the Gateway are Chester County's first performing arts series and will be held at the Gateway Conference Center.

Our desire is to offer exciting concerts and an entertainment series to the public on an ongoing basis. 


The newly expanded Gateway Conference Center is an upscale, multi-purpose conference facility which boast three (3) expanded rooms ranging in size from 2,852 sf to 9,655 sf or eight (8) individual meeting rooms ranging in size from 636 sf to 5,140 sf that can accommodate most events. The venue has four VIP lounges, which also double as dressing rooms as needed. Four generously sized catering and prep kitchens stocked with chillers, warmers and ice machines are available for use with the venue and offers convenient serving access into all rooms. The Gateway Conference Center features state-of-the-art IT, AV, acoustics, projectors and drop down screens, smart boards and comfortable seating. 


The Gateway Conference Center is conveniently located off of I-77 on Exit 65. The venue is easy to locate and free parking is located on-site.


Click here for directions to the venue.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located adjacent to the Gateway Conference Center. The hotel features complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, outdoor lounge with a fire pit and a pool. Call 803-789-9000 for room rates. Be sure to mention Gigs at the Gateway.


Tickets will be sold at the Olde English District Visitor's Center at 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg and the Chester County Chamber of Commerce, 109 Gadsen Street, Chester.


To purchase tickets online click the Buy Tickets button. Physical tickets must be presented for entry into the concert. Tickets may be purchased online but must be picked up at OED between the time of purchase until one hour before the start of the show.  To pick up the tickets, concert goers will need to show a government-issued ID along with the credit card used to purchase their tickets.




Headline Performance by

The Blue Dogs

9 PM - 10:30 PM


Since their earliest days in 1987, the Blue Dogs have been blending the genres they grew up with - bluegrass, country, rock and soul, “turning bluegrass on its ear by creating what’s now referred to as ‘Americana’ or ‘alternative country’ before those terms were commonplace” [Charlotte Observer, 2012]. More than thirty years later, The Blue Dogs continue to play 50-100 shows a year.

Lead singer Bobby Houck and upright bassist Hank Futch, lifelong friends and natives of Florence, SC, founded the band. When both relocated back to the Carolinas in 1990 after college, they were joined by another SC native, Phillip Lammonds. 

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Opening Act
John (Fitz) Fitzgerald McGill
8 PM - 8:45 PM
John (Fitz) McGill is endorsed by McPherson guitars. His opening act will include beach music and classic rock standards.

Also performing
Noel Freidline Jazz Trio
7 PM - 7:45 PM
The Noel Freidline Quintet is a group of artists who know how to entertain.  With no one “star” in the group, they are a “band” in the true sense of the word. Noel Freidline's most recent release is with his quartet and features vocalist Maria Howell.  "Old Devil Moon" was released in February 2018.   
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