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Artists will be marketed by Chamber during Family Fest

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

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Rudy Painter, Family Fest Chairman, has guided the festival's growth to one of the longest consecutive running and most successful events in the upstate.

Rudy Painter, Family Fest Chairman, has guided the festival's growth to one of the longest consecutive running and most successful events in the upstate.



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Arvie Bennett, Jr. will open for the Marshall Tucker Band. He is an up and coming artist who will benefit from the Chamber's marketing support during the festival.

Arvie Bennett, Jr. will open for the Marshall Tucker Band. He is an up and coming artist who will benefit from the Chamber's marketing support during the festival.

 

Artists will get an extra marketing incentive when appearing at the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce will promote artists’ CDs and music during the festival and on its Facebook and Twitter sites, said Rudy Painter, Chairman of the Family Fest.

Dylan Arms performed a new song at Painter’s announcement Thursday of the entire entertainment package for the May 3-4 event. “We’ll make sure people are aware of your CD,” Painter said as he held up Arms’ CD during the chamber’s media conference.

“We will do that for our other artists too,” Painter told GreerToday.com. “All they have to do is get in touch with us.”

The festival, which usually draws tens of thousands of visitors during the weekend, has several Greer-area artists that will benefit from the promotion. The Marshall Tucker Band is the headlining act.

Arvie Bennett, Jr., Noah Guthrie, Benton Blount, Elizabeth Wood, Travis Smith, Alex Hunnicutt, The City Street Band will be performing.

"Most of our talent is local and it will give them an opportunity to showcase their music in a large setting," Painter said.

Painter has chaired the Family Fest since its revitalization into an expanded festival using all of the city’s assets. He said more vendors have applied to sell and exhibit their products this year than at the same time last year.

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