From Main Street to side streets, Uptown Greenwood is full of energy and hosts many unique events that continue to make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play. Uptown Greenwood plays host to an eclectic mix of events all year long. From local music to flowers and BBQ, Uptown Greenwood has something for everyone!
Uptown Spring Sizzle - New for 2020-Uptown Spring Sizzle will include a concert with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a SCA sanctioned Steak Cookoff event, food vendors and more!
Festival of Flowers - In it's 53rd year, this Festival has been a Greenwood staple longer than most of us can remember. The Safari Topiary display on the Uptown Greenwood Square boast a uniqueness like no other. A celebration of Greenwood's rich history in flowers, this event puts the GREEN in Greenwood!
SC Festival of Discovery - As you read this sentence, you can almost smell the BBQ in the air! In it's 17th year, the Festival of Discovery is acclaimed as one of the best BBQ & Blues events in the Southeast!
Boo Bash - Cornerstone and Uptown Greenwood, partner to encourage kids to say "boo to drugs" at our this annual event that occurs every October. This event offers plenty of candy for the kiddos and a costume contest for every age!
Holiday Open House - Occurring in early November, shoppers can enjoy sales at their favorite Uptown merchants and kick off their holiday shopping. Last year, this event boasted a wine walk in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce.
Santa on Main - SANTA!!!! In early December, Santa arrives in Uptown Greenwood just in time for pictures, cookies and milk, crafts , a pajama party, and of course checking his list twice. This event includes FREE carriage rides at Connie Maxwell Children's Home and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Brandon Smith.
Christmas Parade - Santa also makes his appearance at the annual Greenwood Christmas Parade on Main Street. Each Parade includes it's own unique theme. Get your applications in early...this event is one of our most popular! Note: The parade is ALWAYS the first Sunday in December.
Are you interested in hosting a special event in Uptown Greenwood? Contact our office for assistance 864-942-8448.
BLUES & BREWS | Suzie Vinnick & The Blues Doctors
Presented By: South Carolina Festival of Discovery
- Date: 07/12/2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Arts and Visitors Center at the Federal Building
120 Main Street
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
Description: Join us for an evening of BLUES & BREWS during the South Carolina Festival of Discovery! This year's event will feature the bluesy tunes of Suzie Vinnick and The Blues Doctors! A food and brews bar will be provided by Montagues Resturaunt! This event is part of the Greenwood Blues Cruise - featuring a full line-up of bands in Uptown Greenwood, July 12 - 15, 2018! For more information, please visit: festivalofdiscovery.co
Suzie Vinnick | A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with herco-producer, Mark Lalama. Suzie achieved finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; received the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards (she has been nominated for 22 so far!), won the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee. Suzie has toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café and the John McDermott Band, and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. Suzie has just released her latest album, a full-band roots and blues extravaganza entitled Shake The Love Around.
The Blues Doctors | Adam Gussow and Alan Gross, a.k.a. The Blues Doctors, are Mississippi-based blues veterans who play a mix of Delta standards and urban grooves from the Texas-to-Chicago axis with some New Orleans funk thrown in. They're a two-man band with a big, bold sound: Gussow on harmonica and drumset, Gross on guitar, with both men sharing vocals. Their debut, Roosters Happy Hour (2013), spent several months at #1 on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Acoustic Blues" chart and hit #10 on the Living Blues national radio airplay chart. Same Old Blues Again is their second album. Recorded at the Hill Country Recording Service in Water Valley, Mississippi, it swings, struts, and grooves hard, beginning with a bluesed-up remake of "Tequila" that features Gussow's squealing high notes. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" introduces a new sound for the duo: cigar-box guitar, handmade by Gross, with slide and harp paired Delta-style. The title track, driven by a loping New Orleans beat, sings of a young man betrayed by love, drinking heavily and drifting downward towards despair. Classic compositions by Mississippi masters Elmore James ("Cry For Me, Baby") and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ("That's All Right") anchor the album, which ends with a three-track live set recorded at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic and powered by Jimmy Reed ("You Don't Have to Go"), Muddy Waters ("Take You Downtown"), and Robert Johnson ("Crossroads Blues"). The bittersweet sounds of soul-jazz show up in "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and Gussow's minor-key original, "Blues For Hank," both of which feature jazz bassist Bill Harrison, a Chicago veteran. The album's big surprise is "Magic," Olivia Newton John's 1980 pop hit, arranged as a quiet but urgent blues-pop incantation. Atlanta-based R&B vocalist Zaire Love shadows and dances around Gussow's voice and harmonica, creating a haunting sonic tapestry, casting a spell. Lonely hearts and endless grooves. Same Old Blues Again
Presented By: South Carolina Festival of Discovery
Event Contact: artscentergreenwood@gmail.