Taste the Finest in Greenville Cuisine
Fall for Greenville features a taste of Greenville from 39 of Greenville’s favorite restaurants. Explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in one of your favorites.
- Gourmet Chicken Taco
- Gourmet Steak Taco
- Gourmet Cajun Crawfish Taco
- Truffled Tater Tots
- Lobster Mac N Cheese
- Sweet Tea
- Sausage and Pepperoni Calzone
- Black Bean Hummus
- Slice of Pepperoni Pizza
- Slice of Mushroom & Spinach Pizza
- Slice of Cheese Pizza
- Goulasch w/ Dumplings
- Currywurst w/ Fries
- Schnitzel Sandwich
- Kraut Dog
- Belgian Waffle
- Jumbo Pretzel
- Buffalo Fried Oysters
- Fried Shrimp
- Bimini Bites
- Clam Chowder
- Bimini’s Famous Oyster Shooter
- Pimento Cheeseburger Sliders
- Crab Cake w/ Lemon Aioli
- Tuna Wontons
- Festival Corn
- Key Lime Bon Bon
- Brown Sugar Blondies (gluten free)
- Fudge Brownies (gluten free)
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Orange CreamCicle Smoothie
- ChocoLatte Smoothie
- Peach Iced Tea
- Funnel Cake w/ Drizzle Topping
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
- Iced Caffe Mocha
- Hot Caffe Latte
- Drip Coffee
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Matt’s Best Pulled Pork Sliders
- Irish Nachos
- Not Your Mama’s Banana Pudding
- Sweet Tea
- Lamb in Chipotle Sauce
- Shrimp Ceviche
- Chicken in Tomatillo
- Steak Taco
- The Stone Avenue Doughnut Burger
- The Washington Avenue Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger
- The Bad Dawg
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Fried Pickles
- Peach Sweet Tea
- Red Velvet Cupcake
- Chocolate Cupcake
- Vanilla Cupcake
- Gluten Free/Vegan Cupcake
- Vanilla Ice Cream w/Cake Croutons
- Icing Shot
Jamaica Mi Irie
- Jerk Chicken
- Jerk Pork
- Jerk Wings
- Rice & Beans
- Callaloo Rice
- Tropical Tea
- Gourmet Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
- Carmel Apples
- Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
- Shrimp & Stone Ground Cheese Grits
- Marinated Beef Bites w/ Chipotle Aioli
- Yukon Gold Potato Chips w/ Bleu Cheese
- Four Cheese Baked Macaroni
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Sweet Tea
- Chocolate Velvet Gelato
- Birthday Cake Gelato
- Lemon Sorbettoo
- Mom's Sweet Tea
- Mom's Unsweet Tea
- BBQ St Louis Style Ribs
- Carolina Brisket Slider
- Pulled Pork Slider
- Smoked Chicken Wings
- Creamy Mac n Cheese
- Creamed Corn
- Slice of Pepperoni Pizza
- Slice of Cheese Pizza
- Magic Mushroom Soup
- Sweet Tea
- Unsweet Tea
- Hibachi Steak w/ fried rice
- Hibachi Shrimp w/ fried rice
- Teriyaki Chicken w/ Fried Rice
- Fried Rice
- Mongolian Beef
- Sesame Chicken
- Teryaki Chicken
- Cheese Wonton
- Egg Roll
- Sirloin w/ Rice, Vinagrete
- Chicken w/ Bacon, Rice, Vinagrete
- Cheese Bread
- Passion Fruit Mousse
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Bacon & Caramelized Onion Tater Tots
- Loaded Tater Tots
- House Made Sweet Peach Arnold Palmer’s
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
- Mini Mesquite Grilled Chicken Chimichanga
- Beefy Nachos
- Soft Beef Tacos
- Cheese Dip w/ Chips
- Fried Ice Cream
- Sweet Tea
- Vegetable Korma w/ Naan Bread & Rice
- Chicken Tikka Masala w/ Naan Bread & Rice
- Tandoori Chicken
- Vegetable Samosa
- Mango Lassi
- Gulab Jamun
- Salmon w/ Lemon Puree
- Gulasda w/ Rice
- Onion Tart (vegetarian)
- Krautspatzle (vegetarian)
- Apple Strudel w/ Vanilla Sauce
- Beef Brisket Sandwich
- Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
- Fried Bourbon Bread Pudding
- Soby's Crab Cakes
- Lobster Mac & Cheese
- Braised Beef Short Ribs w/ Cheerwine BBQ Sauce & Jalapeno Slaw
- Pimento Cheese w/ Crackers
- Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
- Fall-off-the- Bone Ribs
- Hickory Smoked Wings
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Fried Corn on the Cob
- Hibachi Steak
- Hibachi Chicken
- Sushi Roll
- Spring Roll
- Fish Tako
- Tempura Asparagus
- Japanese Bagel
- California Roll
- Pork Potstickers
- Red Curry Chicken w/ Steamed Rice
- Chicken & Shrimp w/ Thai Fried Rice
- Chicken Pad Thai Noodle
- Chicken Basil w/ Steam Rice
- Chicken Teriyaki w/ Steam Rice
- Spring Roll
- Bayou Brisket Flatbread Sandwich
- Jumbo Lump Crab Fritters
- Seafood Gumbo
- Bakers Bourbon Pecan Pie
- Brown Street Basil Lemonade
- Red Velvet Mini Cupcake w/Cream Cheese Icing
- Pumpkin Mini Cupcake
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Mini Cupcake
- S’mores Mini Cupcake
2011 Silver Spoon Winner
- Bangers & Mash
- Korean Rice Bowl
- Falafel Burger
- Crab Nachos
- Nose Dive Candied Bacon Brownie
- Pesto Chicken Salad Wrap
- Pimento Cheese BLT Wrap
- Cincinnati Chili Dog
- Fried Oreos w/ Powdered Sugar
- Raspberry Lemonade
- Mussels Mariniere
- Carbonades Flamandes
- Lamburger Slider
- Buffalo Fried Oysters
- Belgian Frites w/ Bourbon BBQ Mayonnaise
- Belgian Waffles w/ strawberries & Cream
- Pork Osso Bucco w/ White Cheddar Grits & Chow Chow
- Wild Caught Salmon Slider, Asian Slaw
- Fire Roasted Apple Sundae w/ Pecan Ice Cream & Belgium Waffle
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Beef Sliders
- Chicken Sliders
- Santa Fe Wrap
- Corn Dog Pups
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Finger Sandwich
- Nibbler Sandwich
- Tater Chips
- Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Sweet Tea
From rock to country to jazz and blues, music lovers can enjoy a wide variety of free musical entertainment offered on six stages all weekend long! Check back for the complete 2012 schedule of entertainment!
The Black Lillies
Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in Tennessee's smoky nighttime haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana scene while being embraced by other genres as well.
Founded by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras, The Black Lillies
have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia.
Formed in 2008, the group also includes electric guitar and pedal steel whiz Tom
Pryor and drummer Jamie Cook, both formerly of the everybodyfields, bassist Robert
Richards, and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady. Their 2009 debut, Whiskey Angel, received
rave reviews as it shot to the top of multiple "Best of 2009" lists across the country
and also won the Independent Music Award that year for Best Americana Album. In
2011 the follow-up, 100 Miles of Wreckage, spent more than five months on the Americana
radio chart in the top 20, once again proving that they can break through traditional
industry boundaries and achieve success without the constraints of a major label.
Jim Quick and Coastline Band
Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft. Quick’s been touring the Southeast US for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH.
Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – nine times.
5th and York
5th and York has emerged as one of the premier smooth jazz bands to come out of the South east. With influences ranging from the Yellow Jackets and Fourplay to the great funk bands of the 70s and 80s, 5th and York looks to offer its audience a valuable experience they won’t soon forget.
The Kingston Springs
Not many people can say that they were releasing a highly recognized EP, performing at Starry Nights Music Festival with Keller Williams and Cage the Elephant, rocking the BMI stage at Lollapalooza 2011, and touring across the country from coast to coast. These guys ...are doing much more than (just) chasing girls these days. TKS have been successfully winning crowds over, headlining and sharing bills with J Roddy Walston and the business, Matt Costa, the Features, and Dex Romweber Duo.
TKS have also seen their name on multiple major festival bills (Austin City Limits, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Hangout Festival, Florida Music Fest). Their latest EP, "Vacation Time," has created quite the buzz not only amongst fans, but industry executives alike. An original sound with older influences, these young men have nailed it. A west coast feel with classic rock roots, their solid rhythm section (Alexander Geddes, bass; Mattew DeMaio, drums) allow singer Ian Ferguson to show off his pristine and downright catchy vocals. Accompanied by James Guldry (guitar, keys, horn, banjo "utility man") the boys have mastered dreamlike harmonies and clever instrumental breakdowns. Their collaborative method of songwriting has given their performances and their EP a cohesive and unique energy. TKS have plans to release their first full-length, self-titled album fall of 2012. They have been recording the new album in Franklin, TN as if it were the 1970s again- all recorded to tape. From stage presence to sound, musicality to charm, The Kingston Springs are well on their way to the top - and by the looks of things, they are here to stay.
Crowfield blends Infectious, charismatic rock with elements of Americana, alt-country, and pop and has been captivating audiences across the U.S. with an engaging stage presence and insightful and poignant lyrics. Frontman Tyler Mechem formed the band that would come to be known as Crowfield when he relocated to Charleston, SC in 2005 from Indiana. In 2008, they caught the ear of acclaimed producer Rick Beato (Shinedown, Needtobreathe, Crossfade, Trey Anastasio, Stuck Mojo, Charlie Mars). Crowfield's debut album "Goodbye, Goodnight, So Long Midwestern" (Ten Star Records) soon followed and won the band a legion of fans with it’s stripped down focus on rock and alt-country.
Crowfield’s third album features a return closer to the band’s original sound. The album, also produced by Beato, features everything from ethereal acoustic solo numbers like “Measure of a Life” to soaring radio ready tracks full of horns and strings like “Catching Up” to the rock of “Mistake” and “Black Hills.” Formerly signed to Universal Records, Crowfield has broad appeal is currently on tour across the United States.
Playing live in fact is where Cravin' Melon is at its best, so it's only fitting that the bio tells the story of the fans, as much as the band. From the fanatical FRC (Front Row Club) to newly indoctrinated "melonheads", the age range of faithful followers spans 3 generations.
Instantly addicting, fun-loving melodies battered up with swaggering southern charm is the classic recipe for a down-home party with Cravin' Melon as the congenial hosts! The re-loaded rhythm section of bassist Rob Clay, drummer Gary Greene, (former percussion player for Hootie) and keyboardist Chad Barger, crank out the horse-power for the road-hugging vocals of lead singer Doug Jones, and the top-down guitar licks of Jimbo Chapman! Formed on New Years Day in 1994 as a combining of members from Doghouse and The Next Move, Cravin' Melon was born. With only a few months of gigs under their belts, they signed to Carolina producer Dick Hodgin's M-80 Management company and embarked on a rigorous tour schedule through the Southeast that would last two years. On the strength of the band's energetic performances, Cravin' Melon sold over 20,000 copies of their indy release, "Where I Wanna Be". With word on the street about the live shows, and the band's cutting-edge presence on this "new fad" called "the internet", it wasn't long before the major labels came calling. In 1996 the band inked a deal with Mercury and in Jan, 1997 released its debut , "Red Clay Harvest". Constant touring coupled with the major-label release more than tripled their sales base. The next two years saw them emerging as a Southern power-house, packing clubs headlining the star-rich Jim Valvano celebrity V-Jam, and pocketing the 1998 South Carolina Band of the Year Award. Previous recipients include James Brown and Hootie And The Blowfish.
Wanda Johnson, a natural-born singer and entertainer, hails from a large family (born, 1963; one of nine children...all girls) in a farming community in upstate South Carolina. She has lived with music all her life. Performing semi-pro since the early 1990s, Wanda is quickly gaining notoriety as a new star on the international scene. She sings with conviction and great emotion and has become known for her ability to really connect with an audience.
In addition, she writes much of her own music. For most festival and road dates, she is accompanied by Charleston-based pianist/composer Shrimp City Slim (Gary Erwin) and his band. (www.shrimpcityslim.com) For local appearances in Upstate South Carolina, she is joined by The Upstate Rhythm Section. With four European tours under her belt, numerous USA festival appearances (including Chicago, Pocono, more), and three CDs in worldwide distribution ("Call Me Miss Wanda", "Natural Resource", and "Hold What You Got"), Wanda is a bright new face on the global blues scene.
The Piedmont Boys
The Piedmont Boys (TPB) originated in 2007 in Greenville SC when Kernersville, NC native Greg Payne and his old college pal Kenny Winslow from Levitown, NY formed a duo and started writing songs. They named the band after the Piedmont Region of South Carolina, which is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Their influences from the old country outlaws such as Cash, Jennings, Jones, Paycheck, Williams, and Haggard didn't take long until they acquired quite the following throughout the downtown Greenville bar scene.
Growing in popularity over the years several members were added including Brian Kennedy (Greenville, SC) on drums, fiddler Matt Parks (Spartanburg, SC), bassist Ed Lemon (Barnwell, SC), and lead guitarist Adam Whitehead (Columbia, SC) making the band what it is today.With the bands local success came the release of their self titled debut album with Ledfurd Recurds in 2007. The slap happy, whiskey soaked songs became a hit with fans and grab regional attention throughout the Southeast as well as other parts of the country. This kind of loyal following developed into non stop touring and the release of their second album Walking Pneumonia in 2008 under the supervision of Marcus Suarez at Whitestone Studios. The album brought TBP some of their biggest hits today like "Ain't Got No Hot Water", "Josephine", and "Pickens County" all of which got significant radio play throughout the region. Although they are an independent and self-managed band they have shared the stage with national act such as Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Eric Church, Josh Thompson, Tracy Lawrence, Charlie Robison, Jason Boland, Stoney Larue, Wade Bowen, and Blackberry Smoke just to name a few. In addition the band has traveled from coast to coast entertaining crowds with their not so "politically correct honky-tonk" rowdy live performances that keep fans coming back for more.
Seeing The Woes perform live has been a moving experience for audiences across the country. None other than Elvis Perkins was once quoted as saying that The Woes are “The kind of troupe that can make a man tremble in the wings and pretend that it's not happening.”
The Bird & The Bear EP captures that energy and more. This new work was produced by Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins) and Sean O'Brien (Dawes, Chief). Recorded in a variety of distinctive locations around New York City (including the vast, dusty basement of a converted public school building in the Lower East Side,) The Bird & The Bear EP manages to contain both the rip roaring freight train that is “Fields of Blood” (feat. Tim Fite and members of OʼDeath on backing vocals) as well as the modern soul classic “Joy to Me” with equal grace and aplomb. Vocalist and songwriter Osei Essedʼs moans and soulful bounding leaps of timbre and texture never sounded better than they do on “World of Stone” (feat. Dap-Tone Recordsʼ Gospel Queens of Brooklyn.) “Let Me Ride” is a brassy, post-apocalyptic grind that is just this side of going fully psychedelic and the atmospheric, contemplative “What Would You Do There” features a found- sound background composed by organist and French horn player Cicero Jones.
James Justin & Co.
Gardens are a reoccurring theme in James Justin Burke’s musical life. From his cozy cottage in Folly Beach, South Carolina, the songwriter tends to an ever-growing plot of heartfelt tunes, tilling their verses and melodies with positive energy. With debut album Southern Son, So Far, Burke has solidified his name as an invigorating new face in Americana music.
Recorded at Johns Island, S.C.‘s Plowground Productions Studios, the album features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell singing harmonies on “The Rescue”, while fellow Folly Beach favorites Dangermuffin back him on “I Know You Will.” “I wanted to find players who would come in and love the music and organically start playing,” says Burke. From honest country to soul, the nine-song album showcases Burke‘s strengths as a solid guitarist, strong vocalist, and songwriting craftsman.
The Splitz Band
A mixed drink of THE CLASSIC MOTOWN SOUND, PART 1970's FUNK & DISCO FLAVOR, a dash of the old-school and contemporary R & B, and a guaranteed good time!! From the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, & The Jacksons; to the Gap Band and Boyz II Men… THE SPLITZ will rock your college party, social function, corporate business engagement, or special wedding event.
In the late '90's the well-known Common People Band divided into two groups to fulfill more engagements and meet the incredible demand for more of their unforgettable performances. "The Splitz" popularity and enthusiasm for their electric stage show exceeded all expectations keeping them constantly singing, dancing, and moving down the road to your next social event. "The Splitz" cater their impressive repertoire of decades of songs to all occasions bringing the appropriate music, attire, mood, and non-stop fun to the stage. Let "The Splitz" and their reputation keep your guests dancing for weeks and make your band party an unbelievable success.
For over a decade Greenville's The Work have been hailed as "torch bearers of live music in the upstate" On their own each member are respected headliners.United, The Work get down to the business of moving audiences feet with their unyielding drive to harness the power of the groove.
Featuring infectious horn and guitar jams paired with interlocking rhythms, The Works material is decidedly upbeat and uplifting with a sound that picks up where 70's funk and R&B left off.
If you are judged by the company you keep then this band truly deserve the A-list reputation they have garnered over the years both collectively and individually. The Work's on stage and studio guest collaborations include an impressive list of nationally and regionally know artists and even several Grammy Winners!
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Calvin Edwards Trio
He was born in Kings Mountain N.C. Then, at the age of six began to play the guitar. His father, a well known songwriter, vocalist, and guitartist was on the gospel scene and his mother helped to shape his career.
At 17, he joined the famous Gospel group Five Blind Boys of Alabama for many years. Then, moved to L.A. to play in his brothers band, The Jett Edwards Band. Recording two albums together, one song was recorded by Mr. George Benson. Currently, Mr. Edwards travels and performs with his band The Calvin Edwards Trio.
Eric Scott Band
Straight out of the foothills in Anderson, SC comes The Eric Scott Band with a rowdy, rockin’ country sound that has been turning heads and winning hearts since 2008.
These boys have been blazing through the Southeast music scene with a live show that is nothing short of explosive. Eric Scott brings a voice, look and swagger that has fans falling in love with him instantly. And then they meet him only to find out how authentic and humble he is to be doing what he loves for so many people each night. And with him is a group of musicians who have been playing various instruments their whole life. They are an extremely talented group with inspirations ranging from Charlie Daniels to Jason Aldean, Rush to Metallica, Bryan Adams to Matchbox Twenty, Pop to Metal to Funk to Bluegrass.
In 2010, they pl...ayed over 180 shows opening for national artists such as Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and Eric Chuch. In 2011 they plan to have an equally busy schedule with tour stops in Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. We have played huge clubs such as Augusta Country Club, Wild Bill's, Whiskey River in Macon, Arizona Pete's, One Trick Pony (Albany, Ga)The Orange Peel, Johnny & Junes, Ozzies, Carolina Nightlife, Toby Keiths I Love This Bar, The Blind Horse & more. While unsigned, Outshyne has a dedicated fan base wherever they go. Two years running the band has secured the Carolina Music Award selected by fans. With a Facebook page at nearly 5,000 fans the band appears to have a grass roots following that continues to grow.
Elonzo is a four piece family band who is named after two of the members departed father. They write songs to, for, and about the people and places that have or will mean something to them.
TJ Lazer and the New Detroits
TJ Lazer and the New Detroits is a southern "soul funkin'-rock band," based in Greenville, SC. Our sound is fun loving, up lifting, toe-tapping, butt-shaking music. We like to think of our performances as not just a great live-show, but as an experience. The music is technical and complex, but with the same style, groove, and concept of their earlier material.
The new tunes have a tighter, more cohesive sound. Come to a TJ Lazer show and you will experience the baddest guitar duo in the south-east, our "master of disguise" keys player, a horn line known for "bar-top" choreography, and a vocalist that sounds like the love-child of James Brown and Fergie! Needless to say, good luck trying to sit down during the show.
Lyric is a group made up of natural talents that will take you to a place you can’t forget. A group that uses music as an expression of pain, joys, and hope, this street team is a born replica of the legends that created movements. They will take you within lyrics and rhythms that create a journey they want to take you on. Born to express music in a powerful way, this group is exactly that.
Culminating in the Carolinas in the summer of 2009, Brave Baby has emerged to establish a new standard for indie-rock music. As a result of the collaboration of singer/lyricist Keon Masters, guitarist Christian Chidester, and drummer/producer Ryan Zimmerman, Brave Baby’s untitled debut album takes listeners back to previously felt universal emotions through their use of powerful lyrics, catchy guitar, supportive percussion and harmonies.
Citing Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, and The Band as a few of their influences, Brave Baby’s sound is nostalgic fun, while also being musically mature. The band originated in Charlotte, NC, but has since made way down to Charleston, SC. Since 2009, they have been searching for their identity as a band, continuing to develop and change, transforming into the cohesive musicality that is found in their songs. Masters uses his life experiences in love, heartache, family, and religion to write lyrics for the musical accompaniment provided by Chidester and Zimmerman, the latter being an established producer in his own right. Brave Baby has also commissioned Adam Eddy (percussion, keyboard) to complete their line up and help further develop their sound.
The Kelly Jo Connect
Soul. Rock. Party. The three words to describe the Kelly Jo Connect. Hailing out of Greenville, SC the KJC brings Soul-Rock only matched by Kelly Jo's fiery vocals. Critically acclaimed by Bass Frontiers Magazine, Metromix, and Vinyl District -DC, the KJC is quickly becoming a force in the rock world.
Home Grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, the Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past.
Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, the Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, the Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time.
Late to Bloom
Late to Bloom, from the Upstate of South Carolina, has been described as pop, power-pop, rock, hard-rock, metal, and alt-country. Their music has been compared to Counting Crows, U2, Journey, Tesla, Train, Drive-by Truckers, Metallica, and Maroon 5- among others. But despite their propensity for genre jumping, the boys in the band just like to call it Rock 'n Roll.
Lionz of Zion
Blurring the lines of genre, the Lionz of Zion (LOZ) have created an energizing, multifarious sound that blends individual musical styles from each of their eclectic backgrounds. Strong influences ranging from rock, reggae, funk, pop, and R&B, ignites the LOZ band into an unconventional, funky, feel-good kinda’ jam band.
Their all-embracing musical style keeps their broad spectrum of devoted fans coming back time and time again. The Lionz of Zion band members are: Josh Forbus, Ryan "Dr. Luv Beatz" McCarthy, Daniel Wirgau, Brian Jeter and Wes Treadway. Their long-standing friendships are the secret to their intuitive, cohesive performances. The LOZ’s mantra: One pride. One love.
The Flashbacks are a 50's, 60's and Beach Music band from Easley, South Carolina. The group consists of eight professionals from the upstate who specializes in playing 50's, 60's and Beach Music.
The group’s unique and versatile musical style covers Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach and Soul. Their range includes Motown, shaggin’ beach classics and female vocal artists from the wonderful 60’s. Music in The Flashbacks playlist includes such artists as The Spinners, The Tams, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Barbara Lewis, Fats Domino and The Temptations.
The Tarlatans began in May of 2009 in Clemson, SC as a three-piece folk jazz/blues band. Three years and a few personnel changes later, the band is now a four--piece folk rock/pop band, and has recently relocated to Charleston, SC. The Tarlatans released their first full-length album (self-titled) in March of 2012.
The Dynamic Breakers
The Dynamic Breakers were formed in 1984 in Spartanburg, SC and quickly became one of the premiere Beach Rhythm & Blues bands in the Southeast. Many of the original members were with the band until retiring from gigging in 1999. In October 2005 The Dynamic Breaker members old and new met for a reunion gig in Spartanburg, SC.
It was evident that our fans had not forgotten us and wished we had never stopped playing!
Four years later in February 2009 the hopes of our fans became reality once again as founding members Johnny Gooch, Bobby Ruppe and Russ Gaffney decided to do it again. As the lyrics of one of our recordings says.... Let's Go Round Again, Maybe We'll Turn Back the Hands of Time!!!!
Mark Webb is a singer/songwriter from Greenville, SC who got his start at music in 2005 playing the local coffee shop scene. He went on to do some touring and traveling of the southeast developing his sound into a rich blend of American music.
He has released two albums. A five song EP in 2007 of acoustic songs titled 'What You Want the Most'. In 2009 Mark released his first full length titled 'two'. 'Two' was his first release with a full band, and his live shows quickly became less acoustic based after the release of that album. With the addition of full time band members Russ Chapman and Josh Lane, Mark has been able to develop his songwriting into a more original sound that listeners are sure to enjoy.
The Shannon Hoover Trio
The Shannon Hoover Trio, based in the Greenville SC area, plays original and standard music from many genres in a jazz setting to create an ultimate music experience. Shannon Hoover, electric and upright bass, from Greenville, SC is accompanied by
Duane Simpson(Jonathan Scales Fourchestra) on guitar and Ryan Lassiter (Uncle Mountain) on drums from Asheville NC, who use their creative talents and own personal styles to contribute a unique sound every show. Hoover has recently played with Yonrico Scott, Jeff Sipe, Kofi Burbridge, Joe Craven, Derek Trucks, Pete McCann, using his trio as a reflection of all the music he’s encountered.
The Shannon Hoover Trio uses carefully crafted instrumental sets to entertain all kinds of audiences. With the release of an all original studio album in Fall 2010, the Shannon Hoover Trio looks to perform festivals, music/club venues, theaters, and the like, hoping to further spread and share their passion for music with eager listeners and musicians.
With powerful and soulful melodies, polyrhythmic grooves and an uncanny ability to connect with listeners it’s no wonder The Broadcast has audiences across the country entranced. Originally formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2007, this young, six-piece soul infused rock band is known for their tight, high-energy performances that have vaulted them into the national spotlight. After their relocation to the beautiful mountainside of Asheville, NC, The Broadcast has grown into a full-time, nationally touring group.
Their rise on the festival circuit has scored them press interest from such outlets as FlavorPill, VERVE and Cosmopolitan Magazine who described lead vocalist Caitlin Krisko’s voice as “drenched in honey, and dripping with soul”. The Broadcast draws influences from the funky and soulful “Motown Sound” and the raw vocal prowess of singers such as Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. Platinum blonde, Caitlin Krisko, whose commanding and captivating voice has been compared to the likes of Adele and Grace Potter, fronts the band with a prowess not often found in vocalists her age.
Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville,SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
Jamie Wright Experience
The Jamie Wright Experience band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Experience is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles - from Jazz, Funk to dance....etc. We strive to provide all sorts of entertainment.
The variety of events at which the band can be seen at, are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Experience band has continued to grow with members. Although flexible enough to provide a full band or break down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie wright Experience Band brings members from several walks of life that have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.
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Alt-country with a splash of whiskey and a taste of indie douses the Upstate. Take a big splash of whiskey, a few shots of alt-country, a sprinkling of Southern, indie- and classic rock flavors from the likes of Tom Petty and Neil Young and even Band of Horses and Ryan Adams -- let the tasty brew marinate in garages, backrooms and bars of rural South Carolina . . . and you have, like James McMurtry sings: “one helluva party like you never saw.”
From the Southeast United States, a region long known for producing energetic and fresh musical talent, blazes the South Carolina Upstate's own Jumpstreet Band. Jumpstreet has set the standard for new soul music in the Southeast, echoing the legendary passion of famed horn band Tower of Power. One of the most exciting, high energy party bands anywhere, Jumpstreet players are nine of the best reasons to get up and move on the dance floor.
Jumpstreet's dynamic horn section crackles with its' tight arrangements and the rhythm section grinds out funky grooves that make you "jump" to your feet. Jumpstreet's powerful vocal section produces unbelievable harmonies and exceptional leads. If you're looking for high energy, stage presence and a great time, check out Jumpstreet Band's next performance. You won't be disappointed.
The Buchanan Boys
Looking for a countrified rock and roll good time with a twist? Then look no further than The Buchanan Boys! Hailing from the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the five-piece band owes its sound to the blend of each member’s eclectic tastes in music. With a style similar to that of current mega stars like Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band, the band effortlessly mixes different genres into a tasty recipe sure to leave the listener satisfied and craving more!
Stereo Reform is an innovative rock trio with roots on both the east and west coast. The band originated in Charleston, SC and shortly thereafter moved Los Angeles, CA. SR left L.A. for a year on the road, and now calls Greenville, SC home. All along the way Stereo Reform has absorbed and embraced change. Inspired by the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Ghostland Observatory, The Average White Band and more, Stereo Reform continues to learn and grow.
Leisha J is a true musician that displays her artistry through her masterful performances on the alto, tenor and soprano saxophones. Her talent is not limited to one genre; she channels her musical inventiveness through blues, reggae, hip hop and gospel as well as jazz. Leisha J introduced herself to the world with her amazing 2008 debut CD HAPPINESS IS YOU.
Wade Baker Trio
Wade Baker received his Undergraduate Degree (B.S. with a concentration in Jazz Studies) from the University of Indianapolis in 2006 and his Master's Degree from C.C.M. in Jazz Trumpet (M.M. Jazz Studies) in '12. Baker's versatility makes him fit comfortably playing with many different types of artists in many different styles on many different instruments.
From Charleston's underground music scene rises Old You, a band that has refused to confine their style to the restrictions of a sigle genre. Welding a clever mix of jazz, blues and acid rock to the boisterous soul-bearing of vocalist Young-Mi Feldsott, Old You constructs a sturdy yet sleek vehicle of sultry and emotive blues/rock. When put in motion, it sounds like a time warp from the '60s to the distant future and back within one song
Shaun Ritchie Second Hand Jazz Band
Second Hand Jazz is a modern jazz group with a new take on an old favorite. Playing jazz in the tradition of - continuing to break the tradition - as all the “greats” have done before them. This group blazes new territory with every performance, playing Original modern jazz as well as jazz/fusion standards and intense improvisations. They seek to perform at the highest levels, and aspire to be technically brilliant, and soulful at the same time.
Soul Stew is a quartet based in the Upstate of South Carolina. Fronted by BJ Callahan's raw vocals and guitar, Soul Stew also consists of Larry Williams on drums, Jonathan Betke on Bass, and Adam McFarlane on keys. Firmly planted at the intersection of southern soul, jamming funk, and classic blues, they meld the timeless vibe of their musical predecessors with a unique new sound and feature a live show that always keeps an audience on its feet.
B Natural Jazz Quartet
The B Natural Jazz Quartet is an ensemble based in South Carolina’s Upstate comprised of four college music students whose talent and taste belies their years. With a set spanning from bop to blues, the group swings into action reviving revered classics with fresh gusto.
Rachael Gallman's sultry vocals take the B Natural Jazz Quartet from background Muzak to center stage spotlight. Supporting her, bassist Kitt Lyles, percussionist Jaron Ferrer, and guitarist Steven Rogers coax magic and music out of their respective instruments. Each member approaches their art with a refined, expressive touch. Together, their sophisticated sound is sure to have you tapping your toes.
Cecil Thompkins writes and performs bluegrass-inspired acoustic folk with a unique perspective and passion. Born and raised in northeast Alabama in a rural area of tin-roofed barns and barbwire fences, Cecil has traveled throughout the Southeast gathering inspiration from the people, landscape, and stories of this beautiful region.
The Cecil Thompkins Band is three-piece featuring guitar, harmonica, banjo, upright bass, and vocal harmonies. CTB performances include high-energy bluegrass-styled tunes and explorations of blues rhythms punctuated with mournful heart-felt songs. Rooted in tradition yet committed to bringing the music forward, Cecil Thompkins Band's original songs blend modern subjects and musical forms with those of old. An evening with Cecil Thompkins Band is bound to bring a satisfied smile to any listener who appreciates the passionate performance of a well-written song.
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The Ragged Orchids
The Ragged Orchids are comprised of experienced and diverse musicians who, combined have thousands of live shows behind them. Their unique blend of Americana, alt-country and pop draws deeply from a well of influences, ranging from Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and the no depression roots music movement.
Formed in South Carolina, their songs evoke lost love, twisted trysts and small town disillusionment all recanted through a smoky haze of bar room whiskey and southern colloquialisms. Their melodic style is complemented by a poignant lyrical sense, enduring harmonies, and a uniquely American sensibility of country and pop. The Ragged Orchids are: Scott Hart (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Carsyn Tennant (lead Guitar /vocals), Wilson Warren (pedal steel/vocals), Lou Buckingham (bass guitar), and Kevin Heuer (drums). If you think that you recognize some of the guys in the band, you have good reason. Scott was a founding member of the popular neo-punk rock band “The Blow Up”. Wilson and Carsyn performed as the critically acclaimed acoustic duo "Cold Coffee", entertaining the southeast and opening for acts like Doc Watson, Little Feat and Jefferson Starship. Lou also plays in Wasted Wine and Kevin Heuer has toured with multiple regional and nations acts including Vigilantes of Love.
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Greenville Jazz Collective
The GJC is a newly formed collection of members of the jazz community in Greenville, SC who have a passion for jazz and enjoying playing together. Through education outreach in the community and regular performance in a listening room environment, the mission of the GJC is to create a greater awareness and appreciation for jazz music and history in the Upstate.
City Street Band
The City Street Band was founded from a group of seasoned musicians who have been performing together and in various groups for over thirty years. Collectively, this unique group of individuals brings a wide variety of musical styles and talents to an extraordinary level of versatility.
Well grounded in a wide variety of music genre, including beach, classic rock, rhythm & blues, funk, light jazz, and country, the success of the band lies in its members’ love and experiences of diverse musical styles. Performing at formal and informal wedding receptions, blues and dance clubs, business conventions, private parties, city festivals and more, The City Street Band can impress in any venue.
Not just another variety band, each member brings their own unique touch to the production of each song, making The City Street Band a stand out among variety bands. Their song list is reflective of this, displaying a myriad collection of tunes sure to please everyone, and constantly changing to suit the desires of their audiences. In addition to being excellent musicians and singers, this group knows how to entertain. The City Street Band is the perfect choice for your entertainment needs!
A unique band with a blend of musical genres. Conceived in 2010, four 14 continues there pay your dues attitude. They have a tight knit relationship with their fans and bring the best out of there live performances with themes such as black lights glow sticks and more. In late 2011 the band added a Full Drummer Chris Bradley to bring tightness of music to the fore front to keep your legs moving.
Four 14 has played alongside Perpetual Groove, The Movement, Simplified, Devon Allman and Honeytribe, and Tim Reynolds of Dave Matthews Band. While learning from each experience the humble attitude and dedication you will be sure to hear more from this band in the future.
WPOS formed as a band in February 2011. The power trio of four went on their first world tour 1 month later. Band members are P. Slayer(Tom Mobley), Tony Wad (Tony Proietta), TIMEX(Mike McNamara) and the Tyrant (Jimmy Brehm). "Anthems, Sonnets and Sollilliquies" was a huge success as the band performed in front of tens of people several times. The band is currently working on their 2012 Tour (Songs, Hits, Incantations and Tails) .
Mason Jar Menagrie
Mason Jar Menagerie is a 3 piece blues/rock group from Fountain Inn, SC. Fueled by the spirits of the Appalachia. Listeners experiencing Mason Jar Menagerie for the first time usually offer favorable comparisons to the Black Keys and early White Stripes recordings.
But while such parallels work as an acceptable reference point, they don’t do much to explain how Jake, his sister/drummer Susan Garrett, and bassist Ameer Raja approach their music, because for all of its hoopla about rebellion and youthful aggression, rock and roll is a genre steeped up to its elbows in the mire of tradition.
Furman Faculty Jazz Quartet
A native of Racine, Wisconsin, Matt Olson is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Northwestern University. Matt’s teachers have included Frederick Hemke, Debra Richtmeyer, Mike Kocour, Don Owens, Paul Bro, and Jonathan Helton.
Matt’s professional work includes performances with Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling,
Benny Carter, Ken Peplowski, Kevin Mahogany, Chris Vadala, Doc Severinsen, Manhattan
Transfer, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton,
the Temptations, the Four Tops, children’s entertainer Shari Lewis, the Chicago
Jazz Ensemble, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
His performances have taken him to the Montreal Jazz Festival as well as to Chicago’s
Jazz Showcase and Orchestra Hall. Matt has performed at numerous national and regional
conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the 2003 World Saxophone
Congress. His article on
Jerry Bergonzi’s approach to intervallic improvisation appeared in the January 2006
issue of Downbeat magazine. Matt’s debut jazz recording, Vortex was released in
Bank of America Wine Tasting Area
Location: Graham Plaza at the Peace Center
The Bank of America Wine Garden offers a large variety of wines to sample over the course of the three-day weekend. The area will be staffed with beverage professionals to assist you in making it easy to find wines that fit your personal taste preferences.
Location: East McBee Avenue
Enjoy tasting some of the best craft brews from around the region at the festival’s Beer Garden. Fill up your cup and stick around for live music on the Carolina Ale House Stage.
Brews on tap include:
Abita Brewery Turbodog and Amber | Dogfish Head Brewery 90 Minute and Midas Touch
Foothills Brewery Torch Pilsner and Hoppyum IPA | Highland Brewery Oatmal Porter and Gaelic
Terrapin Brewery Hopsecutioner and Rye Pale Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery Red and Dopplebock
RJ Rockers Brewery Son of a Peach and Gruntled Pumpkin | Sweetwater Brewery 420 Pale Ale and Blue
New Belgium Brewery 1554 and Red Hoptober | Magic Hat Brewery HIPA and Hex
Southern Tier Brewery 2XIPA and 2X Stout
Beer School at the Carolina Ale House Stage
Times: 11 am and Noon, Saturday
Location: East McBee Avenue
Start your Saturday out at the Fall for Greenville with a little knowledge, a little beer, and a lot of high fives! You have the opportunity to spend time with one of New Belgium’s sensory experts as they lead you through the tasting of four of New Belgium’s craft beers. They will guide through the visual, smell, raw ingredients, style expectations, and flavor of each beer while answering questions and smiling a lot.
In the Kitchen with Charleston Cooks!
Times: 5 pm Friday, Noon-7 pm, Saturday, and 1-6:30 pm Sunday
Location: West McBee Avenue
Watch regional and local chefs showcase their culinary skills and learn a few recipes and tips to take home and try!
5 pm - Pimento Cheese Competition with local media contestants
Noon-1pm – Pecan Crusted Fish with Carolina Gold Pirlau - Chef Danielle Wecksler, General Manager and Lead Chef Instructor, Charleston Cooks!
2-3pm – Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy and Pimiento Cheese Grits – Chef Liz Vena, Instructor, Charleston Cooks!
4-5pm – The Best of Southern Pies – Chef Danielle Wecksler
6-7pm – Smoked Pork Chops with Raisin Chutney and Carolina Rice Saute – Chef Liz Vena, Instructor, Charleston Cooks!
1-2pm – Charleston Cooks! Shrimp and Grits – Chef Danielle Wecksler
3-4pm – Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Carolina Rice – Chef Danielle Wecksler
5-6:30pm - Appetizers of High Cotton, Chef Gary Mennie, High Cotton
Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest
Times: 7 pm, Friday
Location: Steve White Audi Stage
A can’t miss event of the festival weekend, festival-goers watched contestants who had to have the stomach to handle this “hot” competition!
1st Place: Andrew Colletti - 15 peppers
2nd Place: Dale Boone - 14 peppers
3rd Place: Brian Emery - 10 peppers
Thanks for cheering on Greenville’s most talented restaurant servers as they demonstrated their dexterity, racing through obstacle courses!
2012 Waiters' Race Winners
1st Place: Memo Tejeda of Soby's
2nd Place: Josh Taylor of Barley's Taproom
3rd Place: Chrissie Clark of Smoke on the Water
ABSOLUT Bartenders' Mix Off
A crowd-pleasing competition, the contestants in the Bartender’s Mix-off created their version of the best signature Fall for Greenville drink in a unique competition that was new to the festival.
2012 Bartenders' Mix Off Winners
1st Place: Troy Brown of The Nose Dive
View the Winning Recipe: Island Bonfire
2nd Place: Candace Thosath
of Bimini's Oyster Bar
3rd Place: Tyler Cummings
of The Trappe Door
4th Place: Ashley Wright of Soby's
US Foods Silver Spoon
Professional chefs judged participating restaurants on their best dish and recognize the best with US Foods Silver Spoon awards.
1st Place: Schwaben House Salmon with Lemon Puree
2nd Place: 21 East Lobster Mac N Cheese
3rd Place: Two Chefs Pork Osso Bucco with White Cheddar Grits & Chow Chow
Times: Judged throughout the weekend
Location: Festival Site
Restaurants joined in the festivities by decorating their tents! The judges found Larkin's on the River to be the most creative this year!
1st Place: Larkin's on the River
2nd Place: Soby's
3rd Place: Smoke on the Water
BI-LO Center People's Choice Award:
With so many amazing restaurants to choose from at Fall for Greenville, it was up to the patrons to select the winner of the BI-LO Center People’s Choice. Patrons received voting tickets with the purchase of $20 in festival taste tickets.
1st Place: Soby's
2nd Place: Larkin's on the River
3rd Place: Two Chefs