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Greenville announces Downtown Event Series lineup

Staff Report //March 9, 2018//

Greenville announces Downtown Event Series lineup

Staff Report //March 9, 2018//

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The city of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series on March 15-16 with the season-opening nights of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi. The free weekly events return to Noma Square, offering a season filled with live musical entertainment performed by local and regional touring bands, special events and children’s activities.

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA opens its 25-week event season on March 15 with a performance from 2017 Gimme the Gig winner Grayhound Band. The season includes 23 new bands, 14 originating from the Upstate region, according to a news release.

New this year, Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive will feature Beats and Bites where food trucks will rotate the first Thursday of every month. In addition, the event will once again feature a Gimme the Gig contest. Local bands will have the opportunity to submit links to their music online, allowing fans to cast a vote for their favorite band.

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi debuts on March 16 featuring local band Hot as a Pepper. Throughout the season, the event will feature 29 bands, 16 of which are new to the series, the release said.

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