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.
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.
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."
Jim Quick and the Coastline will perform Friday at Tunes at the Park.
Greer Idol and Idol Teen performers will be competing to advance to the finals scheduled July 24. The Idol winner earns the top prize of $1,500 and $500 for Teen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There was shagging during two sets of the East Coast Band’s performance.
The 9th annual Greer Idol season begins Friday at City Park with performances between sets performed by the Carolina Coast Band.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.