Emeritus College

Featured Event: 11/17 at 11 a.m. Wanda Johnson Band performs at The Emeritus College

Clemson, SC – Admission is Free!

Wanda Johnson

The Emeritus College is pleased to announce that South Carolina’s First Lady of Rock, Rhythm and Soul, Wanda Johnson, will perform a free concert on Friday, November 17, 2023, in the Emeritus College Seminar Room beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Johnson, a seasoned performer from nearby Belton, SC, will perform songs she has written as part of the Debbie and Vince Jackson Endowment for Music Appreciation. Wanda has performed in nine countries in Europe as well as China. She is well-known in our area for her appearances during the Anderson Summer Concert Series, Pendleton’s Palmetto BBQ jazz programs, and Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley.

A natural-born singer, “brought up singin’ in church” with her eight sisters, Ms. Johnson has shared stage appearances with well-known artists Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, James Cotton, Drink Small (“The Blues Doctor”), Kip Anderson, and the late, great BB King.

Ms. Johnson’s original music is well received locally, nationally, and internationally. Her song “The River”, a tribute to her father, has been used in independent films.  Wanda’s sultry voice graces at least five CD recordings with fans comparing her to Nina Simone and Etta James. Very approachable, her fans love Wanda – not only for her vocal abilities – but also for her ability to intimately connect with her audiences. Do not miss this opportunity to meet and hear a local musical legend.

  • Featured Event: Free Concert by Wanda Johnson,
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
  • Emeritus College Seminar Room 
  • 11:00 AM
  • Special: Emeritus College Coffee House Regular Participants may join Wanda at 10:00 AM.