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GREER FAMILY FEST


Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May
APR 26, 2017

Randall Street first up for infrastructure replacement in May

Randall Street will be the first downtown street to undergo water and sewer line replacement beginning in the latter part of May.

Greer CPW Commissioners approved $380,535 to Dillard Excavating Co. Inc. for the first phase of the estimated $4 – $4.5 million project to replace the central business district’s aging infrastructure and incorporate a new streetscape appearance. Some of the downtown infrastructure is more than 100-years old, city officials said.

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Chase Bryant to headline Family Festival
APR 7, 2017

Chase Bryant, 24, is the youngest headliner at the Greer Family Festival.
 

Chase Bryant is the headline performer for the 33rd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, throughout downtown Greer and City Park.

Bryant, 24, will perform a concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. He is the youngest entertainer to headline the festival.

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Tunes in the Park, Idol is in the past, International Festival, Railfest back on track for 2017
JAN 11, 2017

Railfest was the newest and among the most popular family-friendly event added to the City of Greer's entertainment schedule.
 

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.

More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

McCain sang background at pre-concert proposal
MAY 8, 2016

Edwin McCain sang

• Complete festival galleries

Saturday evening's “meet and greet” with singer Edwin McCain had its share of surprises -- and McCain was in on the biggest.

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Normal festival street closures, reserve parking available
MAY 6, 2016

All dressed and waiting to introduce the party scene to festival goers.
 
 

The City of Greer will close the usual downtown streets for this weekend’s Family Fest. However, reserve parking is being offered behind the Hot Spot off Poinsett Street. It is across from City Park where Edwin McCain will perform Saturday night.

Reserve parking Friday is $5 for 6-10 p.m. and $10 Saturday. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 10:30 Saturday. Call 864-416-1716 to reserve a space or drive to the lot.

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Things to do for the KIDS at Greer Family Fest.
MAY 6, 2016

Things to do for the KIDS at Greer Family Fest.

Curious about what is available for the Kids to do at the Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest?

Here's the schedule just for kids:

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McCain headlines at Family Fest and enjoys same role at home
MAY 5, 2016

Edwin McCain headlines at Family Fest at City Park Saturday at 8 p.m.
 

It’s 7 a.m.

Edwin McCain is about to pull a club out of his bag and tee off in the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville.

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Arvie Bennett, wife, Bunny say goodbye to Greer with final shows
APR 18, 2016

Arvie Jr. and Bunny Bennett are headed to Nashville to pursue their music and writing careers, respectively.
 

Submitted by Arvie and Bunny Bennett

Local musician Arvie Bennett, Jr. and his wife, Bunny, are relocating to Music City and would like to thank the business establishments and fans in Greer for all the love and support shown to them over the years.

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Edwin McCain to headline annual Greer Family Fest
APR 5, 2016

Edwin McCain will be the headline performer at this year's Greer Family Fest.

Edwin McCain will be the headline performer for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's 32nd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival.

"This year’s event will be another great time for families to enjoy all of the great things our community has to offer. Having Edwin McCain as our head line performer will be exciting as we welcome another home grown musical artist to our stage," said festival Chairman Rudy Painter.

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Family Fest drops fishing tournament, CPW shopping for new date
MAR 31, 2016

Joe Fowler caught the big fish in a past Family Fest fishing tournament. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is dropping the tournament as part of its Family Fest activities.
 

The Bass Fishing Tournament, promoted by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, as part of its spring Family Fest, has been dropped.

The tournament, fished on Lake Robinson, has routinely preceded the festival with the winners presented at the opening ceremonies.

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Blount on Radio City Music Hall: 'It's bigger than life'
JUL 29, 2015

Benton Blount's next performance, in August, for 'America's Got Talent' will be in NYC at Radio City Music Hall.
 

Benton Blount’s next performance for “America’s Got Talent” will be in August at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Today, Blount gave GreerToday.com an exclusive interview looking back at Tuesday’s performance, looking ahead and singing for the first time with his two-year-old son, Jackson, in the audience.

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Blount moves on to Radio City Music Hall
JUL 28, 2015

Blount moves on to Radio City Music Hall

Singing “Jolene” to an appreciative panel of judges, Benton Blount of Greenville made it through Judges Cuts Tuesday night to advance to the next round of “America’s Got Talent”.

Blount’s next live performance will be at Radio City Music Hall.

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Greer Idol and Teen field evenly split for callbacks
MAY 8, 2015

Megan Watts sang the National Anthem at Fluor Field Thursday night. Watts, Greer Idol Teen in 2013, performed during one competition as GreerToday.com streamed her performance to Afghanistan where her father watched and his unit was given a shout out by those attending.
 

• Audition gallery

A panel of judges awarded gold tickets to 17 people who auditioned for Greer Idol at the Greer Family Fest. Eight teens and nine adults were passed through to the callback round in two weeks at the Cannon Centre.

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Meet the most beautiful girls of the center of the universe
MAY 5, 2015

Katelyn Larke is crowned Miss Greater Greer Princess in the 14-16 age group.
 

• Pageant gallery

Katelyn Larke won Miss Greater Greer Princess at Saturday’s 31st Annual Greer Family Fest. Larke also was selected most photogenic.

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Family Fest was everything it was advertised and more
MAY 2, 2015

Mili Seffrin, 8, finishes the cross she made in the woodworking section at Creation Station. She made the cross to put on her dog's grave.
 

Galleries

• Miss Greer Pageant

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Come early and plan to stay late at Family Fest today
MAY 1, 2015

Dads had just as much in the Kids Zone as their children.
 

The Greer Family Fest is just getting warmed up.

Saturday’s schedule has a variety of activities for children and as the day wears on the entertainment takes over highlighted by Sister Hazel at 8 p.m.

The weather forecast couldn't be better with high in the mid-70s under sunny skies and dipping into the 60s in the evening.

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Big turnout expected at Family Fest this weekend
MAY 1, 2015

Big turnout expected at Family Fest this weekend

Greer is expecting possibly its biggest turnout ever at the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest beginning today at 6 p.m.

The weekend weather, clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, and entertainment featuring some homegrown, award-winning national talent are scheduled. It will all lead to Saturday’s finale with Sister Hazel performing.

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Duke Energy wins team event in Family Fest golf tournament
APR 30, 2015

The Duke Energy team won first place at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at the Greer Country Club.

Winners were:

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Road closings announced for weekend Family Fest
APR 28, 2015

Roads, including Depot and Randall streets, will be closed during Friday and Saturday's Greer Family Fest.
 

Roads in the downtown central business district will be closed Friday and Saturday for the 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.

All roads will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the entire event.

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Entertainment schedule set for Family Fest
APR 21, 2015

Volunteers are needed for the May 1-2 Family Fest. Call 877-3131 for more information.
 

The complete musical lineup for the Greer Family Fest on May 1-2 has been announced.

Sister Hazel, previously announced as the headline event, will perform Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

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