BBQ and Blues Music To Fill Uptown Greenwood

June 25, 2016 - bbq set

85 foe BBQ teams.  21 inhabitant and general blues musicians.  One of a south’s largest BBQ and blues festivals is set for Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina Jul 7 – 10, 2016.  The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is in a 16th year and presented by Carolina Pride Foods.

“Competitive BBQ is flourishing during a extensive pace,” says Greenwood City Manager Charlie Barrineau.  “We are simply respected to move a expansion and fad into a pleasing downtown.”

Over 85 teams are approaching to contest in this years’ KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) authorised eventuality that includes a esteem purse of $25,000, with a Grand Champion holding home some-more than $3,000. Because a vast series of judges will be compulsory to decider so many entries, officials design a hotels and restaurants to be full of visitors via a weekend, producing a vast mercantile impact for a Greenwood area. In an bid to ready for a vast draw, many of a teams will be relocated to Main Street that will again be sealed during a whole Festival. 

The blues song member of a Festival is referred to as a “Greenwood Blues Cruise.”

“Blues and BBQ are a partial of southern birthright and South Carolina tradition,” pronounced Greenwood Blues Cruise Artistic Director Gary Erwin. “The Blues Cruise is an heterogeneous brew of song in an insinuate environment of Uptown Greenwood’s outside theatre and tiny pubs and restaurants.”

Outdoor concerts will be achieved during a CenturyLink Main Stage tent and via several “Blues Cruise” venues in a Uptown Greenwood area.  Sponsored by The Index Journal, a “Blues Cruise” will underline venues including a Buenavista Café, Upstairs during T.W. Boon’s, Howard’s on Main, Caffé 312, Uchi E, The Mill House, Polo’s Restaurant, Sundance Gallery, Flynn’s on Maxwell, Buffalo Grill, and Inn on a Square. Friday evening, Jul 8, a Arts Center will horde a Annual Blues and Brews unison in a Countybank Gallery.  Additional Festival events during a weekend embody entertainment rides, humanities and crafts, and a annual Skins Hot Dog Eating Contest. 

Vanessa Collier will open adult a Blues Cruise on Jul 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. during a CenturyLink Main Stage.  Under a artistic instruction of Shrimp City Slim (Gary Erwin), this year’s “Blues Cruise” will underline countless blues performers. For sum on bands, performances and venues, impute to,, or

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