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

Edwin McCain sang

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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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Tunes in the Park bands, Greer Idol schedule set
MAR 23, 2016

Crowds at Tunes in the Park are typically standing room only and offer plenty of space to enjoy dancing in the moonlight.

The seven-weeks Tunes in the Park and 10th Annual Greer Idol schedules are set.

Tunes in the Park, held at city park’s amphitheater, begins Fridays on June 10 and ends July 22. Greer Idol will also its competition that evening. The entertainment is 7-10 p.m.

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Christmas parade in a word: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
DEC 7, 2015

What can be better than waving to Santa Claus and enjoying cotton candy during a parade?

The Greer Christmas Parade put an exclamation point on the weekend’s Christ in Greer activities.

“We had perfect weather, people came out early which was great, we had a larger group (92) of entries and Santa was feeling good this year speaking and walking with the crowd, Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, and the organizing non-profit for the third consecutive year.

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Owens' startling performance wins Greer Idol
JUL 25, 2015

Felicia Owens won Greer Idol and the $1,500 first prize.

Felicia Owens claimed the crown of Greer Idol in the season finale at Tunes in the Park on Friday.

Owens wowed the crowd and the judges with a three-song performance that brought down the house that Terry Stoddard and his band Encore had rocked during their first set.

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Tunes in the Park, Idol and Idol Teen end season Friday
JUL 21, 2015

Felicia Owens will be singing for the top prize of $1,500 and title of Greer Idol 2015 at the season finale Friday night at Greer City Park's amphitheater.

Five singers will compete for $2,000 in prize money Friday as Greer Idol and Idol Teen end their seasons.

Encore will close out Tunes in the Park when it performs two sets Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Greer City Park amphitheater.

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Greer Idol Competition Heats Up at Tunes in the Park
JUL 18, 2015

Greer Idol Competition Heats Up at Tunes in the Park

The Greer Idol semifinals competition was as hot as the July sun at Tunes in the Park on Friday night.  The remaining contestants, three in the teen Idol competition and four in the a adult Idol portion, sang two songs apiece as they aimed to advance to the Greer Idol finals next Friday night.  Complementing the talented performers was Jim Quick and Coastline, who put everybody in a dancing mood with their upbeat setlist of Carolina beach music.

The teen idols performed first.  Anna McCleer led things off, singing "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Hallelujah."  Roni Teems performed "I Try to Think About Elvis" and the Righteous Brothers' classic "Unchained Melody."  Zelena Hull ended the teen competition with renditions of "Black Velvet" and Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs."

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Greer Idol and Teen Idol voting will pare field for final two weeks
JUL 12, 2015

Ronnie Teems sings

Two weeks remain for Greer Idol and Idol Teen performers to convince voters they are deserving for the top prize – $1,500 for Idol and $500 for Teen.

Voting continues for the past Friday’s performances with five Idol and four teen contestants. Each contestant sang two songs. One singer from each group will be eliminated when voting is completed Monday.

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Shag Doctorz play at Tunes in the Park, Idol has 3 weeks left
JUL 9, 2015

The Shag Doctorz highlight Friday’s Tunes in the Park.

Three weeks remain in the season including the selection of Greer Idol and Idol Teen. The Greer Idol winner earns $1,500 and Teen is awarded $500. Vote for Idol/teen here.

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Greer Idol and Teen, Flashbacks take center stage
JUL 2, 2015

Joe Blaso at last week's Greer Idol competition.

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This appears to be the year Greer Idol and Idol Teen contestants have the highest odds of winning first place prize money. The Idol winner gets $1,500 and Idol Teen wins $500.

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Freedom Blast gets a break from scorching temperatures
JUN 26, 2015

Greer City Park is all decked out for Saturday's Freedom Blast.

Freedom Blast on Saturday at Greer City Park “Will go on rain or shine,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said Tuesday at City Council.

The festival, 6-10:30 p.m., is Greer’s annual celebration of Independence Day, this year a week in advance of July 4. Click here for the official schedule.

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Music aplenty entertained all ages at Tunes in the Park
JUN 12, 2015

Taylor Lee, who competed last year in Teen Idol, performed her original song Friday,

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There was shagging during two sets of the East Coast Band’s performance.

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Greer Idol, Tunes in the Park season begins Friday
JUN 11, 2015

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The 9th annual Greer Idol season begins Friday at City Park with performances between sets performed by the Carolina Coast Band.

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Zac Brown Tribute Band returns for Freedom Blast
JUN 8, 2015

Jeremy Blalock, lead singer for the Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride, is back with his band for a return performance June 27 at Freedom Blast.

Back by popular demand for the Freedom Blast is the Zack Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride.

City of Greer officials announced the lineup Monday for the annual festival scheduled Saturday, June 27, 6-10:30 p.m., that emphasizes the celebration of active and veteran military leading to Independence Day.

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Greer Idol and Teen finalists, performance dates set
MAY 27, 2015

Megan Watts will try to become become a double winner at Greer Idol this year. She won the 2013 Miss Greer Idol Teen and will compete in the adult competition this year.

Eight finalists have made it through callbacks for Greer Idol and seven for Idol Teen.

The singers will perform during Tunes in the Park on Fridays with teens performing at 6 p.m. and adults at 8. Musicians will perform at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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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.

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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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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.


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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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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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Sister Hazel to headline Greer Family Fest
MAR 10, 2015

The 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest events and its main entertainment was announced at Greer City Park today. Left to right: Mark Owens (President/CEO Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce), Tony Painter (festival chairperson), Tony Kouskolekas, (President of Pelham Medical Center) and Jeff Howell (commission chairman at Greer Commission of Public Works).

Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band named for a local missionary who ran a homeless shelter, from Gainesville, Fla., will be the headline act at the 31st annual Greer Family Fest May 1-2.

New River Bluegrass, a Greer band that has reached the top of gospel music charts, and will perform at Dollywood during Memorial Day weekend, is also scheduled to perform.

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