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Freedom Blast gets a break from scorching temperatures

Published on Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Jim Fair

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

 



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The stage is being set up at City Park in front of City Hall and red, white and blue bunting.
 

Jim Fair

The stage is being set up at City Park in front of City Hall and red, white and blue bunting.

 

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.

Some relief from the scorching heat is likely Saturday from the 15 consecutive days of 90-plus degree temperatures, with highs in the upper 80s forecast. Scattered thunderstorms, 40 percent chance beginning at 6 p.m., may include lightning and thunder.

The Zac Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride returns for the second consecutive year. The performance will follow Greer Idol Teen and Greer Idol, both with six singers remaining and one from each group to be eliminated from Saturday’s competition.

The salute to the Armed Forces is at 8:35 p.m. followed by a second set from 20 Ride and the fireworks display at 10:10 p.m.

Military displays of equipment, uniforms and weapons will be featured with food and beverage vendors spaced along the walkway between the park’s entrance and amphitheater.

 

 

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