Upcoming Events

The Plaza Arts Center attracts national, regional, local, and even international performers and shows to this special venue in the heart of the south. Our summer concert series, Meet Me at the Plaza, offers casual outdoor entertainment on The Plaza Arts Center lawn. From the Vienna Boys Choir to the Swingin' Medallions, there is something for everyone.

3rd Annual Sweet Tee Off Golf Tournament

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Join us at the beautiful Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee for a fantastic day of golf for a cause. The 3rd Annual Sweet Tee Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017. This is a fundraiser that benefits The Plaza Arts Center and The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce. For more information on how to become a sponsor and to get a team together, please click here or contact kaitlyn@eatonton.com / (706) 485-7701 to register. We look forward to seeing you on the green this April.

The John Conlee Show

Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 PM

The John Conlee Show comes to The Plaza Arts Center on May 14, 2017. VIP Tickets w/meet & greet is $55, floor seating is $42, and balcony seating is $30.00. Call 706.923.1655 to order or Click Here . This is a country music event that is sure to entertain!

* This production is not affiliated with The Plaza Arts Center and Plaza Partner Member benefits do not apply.

Sunday at the Museum: Old School History Museum

Sunday, March 5th at 2 PM

Speaker: Dr. William Rawlings
Topic: "The Death of Small-Town Georgia"
Lecture is free, but donations are appreciated.
(Light refreshments after lecture)

Up until the 1920s, Georgia's population, wealth and political power were spread throughout the state's smaller towns and cities.  Then, over a few short years it all changed as the cotton economy crashed and the rapid growth of our now-dominant cities began, leading to wrenching social, economic and political disruption.  Once-thriving communities were reduced to rural backwaters, as wealth disappeared, businesses and banks failed, and homes and farms were abandoned, all occurring years before the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Author William Rawlings will discuss this pivotal era in our state's history based on his recent book, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff—The Great Recession and the Death of Small-Town Georgia. A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff (Mercer University Press, 2014), Rawlings's first non-fiction book, is the story of the infamous 1925 Rawlings-Tarbutton murder for which his great-uncle, Charles Graves Rawlings, spent the latter part of his life in prison. "In 1920, Uncle Charlie was one of the richest men in the state," Rawlings says. "Some five years later he was serving a life sentence for the conspiracy-murder of his first cousin. It's a great tale, with all the elements of a Greek tragedy: greed, deception, lust, treachery, and murder, not to mention actual court dialog that could have been written by Erle Stanley Gardner." In June 2014 the book was named Finalist in History for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards.For more about William Rawlings, visit his website at www.williamrawlings.com.