The Greer-based New River Bluegrass group imagined the day they would be the featured act on a stage with other members of their genre. They may become someone's else imagination after this weekend.
The six-member group, all from Greer, will perform at Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., this weekend. New River performs 40-minute shows at 3-, 4:30-, and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Valley Stage.
Last year’s runnerup and a top 5 finisher, a husband and wife, a singer headed to Broadway and an Army Intelligence student are among the 14 finalists for 2012 Greer Idol.
The competition begins June 15 during intermission of the week’s performance of Tunes on Trade and continues every Friday through July 27.
Friday, May 25
3 – 11 p.m. – Freedom Weekend Aloft. At Simpsonville.
Greer Idol Teen auditions will be held Thursday, May 24 at the Greer City Park Amphitheater from 7-8 p.m. It will precede Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2), the first Moonlight Movie of the season.
The Harry Potter movie is rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
Greer Station and City Park will be abuzz with the biggest reunion the city and Greer High School alumni has ever hosted on Saturday.
Carl Howell, Deputy Fire Marshal of the Greer Fire Department, who is adept at gauging crowd size, estimates about 2,000 graduates, spouses, faculty and associates of Greer High School will be social butterflies Saturday. “I’m sure there are a lot of other place like Greer. But there’s never been a community get together like ours that I am aware,” Howell said.
City officials gave a sneak preview of the Greer Memorial Hospital Freedom Blast today with Whitney Walters of the Groove Planet band singing the national anthem while military representatives presented the colors.
The 4th annual Freedom Blast is scheduled Saturday, June 30 at Greer City Park from 5-10 p.m. and will feature a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The evening finale will be a fireworks show presented by internationally renowned Zambelli Fireworks.
Tunes On Trade will open its 7-week Friday series on June 15 that also includes the Greer Idol 6 competition. Beach music will be performed weekly with Greer Idol competition scheduled at intermission.
Greer Cultural Arts and the City of Greer offer the free concerts at 7 p.m. as part of their summer music and Moonlight Movies series.
The Piano Performers will hold their spring concert Monday at 7 p.m. at Greer City Hall. The event is free to the public.
Taylor Singleton, Little Miss Greer, will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant next month in Hartsville. She is the 8-year old daughter of Chad and Angela Singleton and is an honor student and student council representative at Reidville Elementary School. She is also a competition dance team member at Rhythms Dance.
During the past year, Taylor has volunteered for 16 organization on over 40 projects, logging 417 hours collecting money and items valued at $10,674. Some of the organization she has assisted are the American Cancer Society, Middle Tyger Community Center, Spartanburg Humane Society, American Childhood Cancer Organization, and Children's Miracle Network. She has collected canned food, pet and school supplies, paper goods, and travel items and serves as a teacher's assistant at her dance school and a member of the "Rocket Squad" leadership team at her school. She has also read to kids, painted faces, decorate luminary bags for Relay for Life, served as a greeter at events, and even wore pajamas to dance to raise money for kids with cancer.
Celebrity course rotations for the May 17-20 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today as were updates to the celebrity list.
First-time participants include actor Richard Schiff of NBC’s The West Wing, actor Chris Rich of Reba and former major league (Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants) outfielder Reggie Smith. Returning to the tournament are actress Paula Trickey of USA Network’s Pacific Blue and actor Andy Buckley of The Office. Lucas Black, Javier Colon, Greg Kinnear and Bruce Greenwood have had to withdraw from the tournament due to schedule conflicts.
The Rail Tail Dog Park’s grand opening is Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bark At The Park.
The event will feature vendors, face painting, raffle prizes, informative demonstrations and a Top Dog Contest.
Aaron Tippin made a rockin' return to his hometown of Greer tonight performing at the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest. An energetic crowd, estimated at 6,500 by public safety officers, gave Tippin a rousing welcome.
Tippin performed his hits and shared the stories behind each song. He frequently waved to his friends and acquaintances in the crowd, often calling them by name.
The 2011 Greer Idol runnerup, a singer headed to Broadway and a bio science major at Coastal Carolina University were among the talent at Greer Idol 6 auditions today at the Greer Family Fest.
Three of the 20 people auditioned were not given gold callback letters. That means 43 callbacks will be held May 14 at The Davenport. Only five people were not voted forward by the judges.
It was a record-breaking night for Greer Idol auditions during the first day of the Village of Pelham Family Fest in Greer Station. A husband and wife team, father and son, a two-time American Idol tryout and a Memphis transplant living in Greer entertained the crowd.
Idol contestants have 30 seconds to sing a song of their choice, and may be asked to sing a second song. Judges may request one or two songs.
When considering stereotypes about the south, cultural diversity is not the first thing that springs to mind. In the past generation however, Upstate South Carolina has become a welcoming environment for foreign business.
Manufacturing Co., Michelin North America, Met Life and the General Electric Turbine Plant have attracted engineers from India. That, among other reasons, has led to a culturally and ethnically diverse Upstate. For that reason, the India Association of Greater Greenville (IAGG) formed, and has been presenting Day With India since 2004. This year it’s on Saturday at the TD Convention Center.
Noel Riddle will perform Friday and Saturday 7-10:30 p.m. at The Stomping Grounds.
The Stomping Grounds is at 208 Trade Street. Hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Saturday. Call 801-1555.
Photography Day is Saturday 8 a.m. – noon at Hollywild Animal park. The $50 admission provides access to a professional workshop and specific spotlight photography areas. Professional photographer Kelly Marshall will lead the participant’s workshop from 8-9 a.m.
The event is designed to allow amateur photographers to hone their craft with tips from a professional photographer while exploring the park’s animals as their subjects. Photographers will also visit the Syrian Brown Bear cubs.