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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 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.





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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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Tunes in the Park has makeup performance Friday at City Park
SEP 19, 2014

Rock and Roll Reunion will perform Tunes in the Park Friday night from 7-10 p.m. at the City Park amphitheater. The free performance is a makeup from one postponed because of rain during the summer Tunes in the Park series.

A Greer Idol Reunion will be held from 8-9 p.m. Rock and Roll Reunion will perform for one hour at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Jordan, Mendoza win Greer Idol and Idol Teen titles, respectively
AUG 9, 2014

Josh Jordan won $1,500 for winning 2014 Greer Idol Friday night.

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Josh Jordan and Keddy Mendoza won Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen, respectively Friday night, with the competition and Tunes in the Park forced indoors at Greer City Hall. Jordan won the $1,500 Idol prize and Mendoza earned $500 for Idol Teen.

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Greer Idol and Tunes in the Park continue inside tonight.
AUG 8, 2014

According to the Greer Idol Facebook page, Greer Idol and Tunes in the Park continue tonight inside.

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol finals are moving inside the Greer City Hall event center tonight.
We have a limited number of chairs so please feel free to bring your own. We will be selling Chick-fil-a, Moe’s, Pepsi and Budweiser products.

Greer Idol Teen 6-7pm
Carolina Coast Band 7-8pm
Greer Idol 8-9pm
Carolina Coast Band 9-10pm
Idol Winners will be announced at 10pm

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Idol contestants get another free pass with tonight's cancellation
AUG 1, 2014

Greer Idol and Idol Teen finals are next Friday. The voting conducting after the competiion will select this year's winners.

Tunes in the Park is cancelled tonight making the Aug. 8 entertainment and Greer Idol and Idol Teen the finale of the summer. This is the second of the five-week season that has been canceled.

Greer Cultural Arts cancelled tonight’s performance of Rock and Roll Reunion and the Idol semifinals at 1 p.m. Officials said 4.5 inches of rain the past two days saturated the amphitheater.

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Idol/Teen semifinals Friday, Crabtree's band is headliner
JUL 30, 2014

Greer Idol is down to three performers and Idol Teen to five singers in Friday’s next-to-final week in the rain-delayed competition. The finals are rescheduled for Aug. 8.

Tunes in the Park will be sandwiched around the Idol and Idol Teen semifinalists. Rock and Roll Reunion with TV personality Tom Crabtree will perform.

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Greer Idol field is reduced to 5, Idol Teen 8
JUL 15, 2014

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John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.

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Great dancing and singing weather for Tunes in the Park
JUL 12, 2014

The crowd enjoyed great dancing weather.

The evening rain showers took a night off and gave Tunes in the Park some hot sunshine instead.

The crowd came out as early at 5:30 p.m. to support the 6 p.m. Greer Idol Teen and Greer Idol competition.

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Greer Idol chopped to 7, Idol Teen down to 10 for second round
JUL 3, 2014

Roni Teems, 12, advanced to the second round of Greer Idol Teen. She the youngest singer entered.

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The field for Greer Idol is down to seven singers and Greer Idol Teen is 10.

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