Greer Idol News


Idol Contestants | Greer Idol News | Voting is Closed for This Week


Tunes in the Park, Idol is in the past, International Festival, Railfest back on track for 2017
JAN 11, 2017

Railfest was the newest and among the most popular family-friendly event added to the City of Greer's entertainment schedule.

UPDATE:  Tunes in the Park has been picked up for the 2017 season. Only Greer Idol was cancelled for this year.  Dates for this year's Tunes in the Park are below:

June 9th - Carolina Coast Band
June 16th - Tellico
June 30th - Sonbachá
July 7th - The Might Kicks!
July 14th - New River Bluegrass
July 21st - Soulution

Read More

Olivia Wells wins Greer Idol 2016, watch all the performances and an interview with the winner
JUL 25, 2016

. See performances, Olivia's interview below.

Olivia Wells, a junior voice major at Anderson University, won the 2016 Greer Idol Season 10 championship and the $2,000 first prize Friday night.

Read More

Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park
JUL 20, 2016

Greer Idol 10 season winner will earn $2,000 Friday at final weekend of Tunes in the Park

A Greer Idol contestant will win $2,000 Friday night in the Season 10 finals at the Greer City Park amphitheater.

Will Rawls, Andre Webb and Olivia Wells will compete for the championship Friday rain or shine. Last week’s band did not perform but the six Idol contestants did weather severe thunderstorms to sing in the semifinals.

Read More

Greer Idol squeezes in performances, champion to be decided next week
JUL 16, 2016

2015 Greer Idol champion Ronnie Teems performed Friday night.

The six remaining Greer Idol contestants performed their full schedule of songs on the next to last week of Tunes in the Park on Friday night.

Three contestants will be eliminated in voting with the finalists announced next Wednesday.

Read More

Jim Quick and Coastline, semifinals of Greer Idol scheduled as Tunes in the Park winds down
JUL 13, 2016

The young dancers take the floor during Tunes in the Park.

Tunes in the Park is in its next to last week of the summer this Friday.

Jim Quick and Coastline will be the featured entertainment at the City Park’s amphitheater and Greer Idol Season 10 will be adjusting its final two weeks of competition.

Read More

Severe thunderstorm halts Tunes in the Park, 4 Greer Idol singers perform before competition is stopped
JUL 8, 2016

A smattering group of people braved the extremely hot temperatures for the first set of The Shag Doctorz.

• 2 Idol singers ousted

A severe storm with dangerous lightning and booming thunder with drenching rain halted Tunes in the Park midway through the Greer Idol round Friday night.

Read More

Kayla Kershaw, Jasmine Marisa eliminated from Greer Idol, Shag Doctorz featured band Friday
JUL 6, 2016

Kayla Kershaw

Only six contestants remain in Greer Idol Season 10 with three weeks remaining until the champion is decided.

The Shag Doctorz will be the featured beach music band at Friday’s Tunes in the Park held at the amphitheater. The band plays two sets, at 7 and 9 p.m. and Idol competition is at 8 p.m.

Read More

Young, Alford eliminated, 8 Greer Idol singers remain with four weeks remaining in Tunes in he Park season
JUN 29, 2016

Bethany Ghent

Kody Young and Shelby Alford have been eliminated from Greer Idol following their patriotic performances Saturday at the Greer Freedom Blast.

That means only eight singers remain for the grand prize of $2,000 to be awarded the top performer on July 22.

Read More

Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast
JUN 26, 2016

Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast

• Freedom Blast Gallery

Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.

Read More

Sgt. Randle Ballenger helps bring the military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic Americans
JUN 25, 2016

Sgt. Randle Ballenger likes to bring military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic young Americans.

Freedom Blast schedule

Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly.  Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.

Read More

Greer Idol trimmed to 10 singers, next performance is Saturday at City of Greer Freedom Blast
JUN 22, 2016

Caroline Chandler is among the 10 finalists in Season 10 of Greer Idol. The singers next perform at Freedom Blast Saturday at 6 p.m.

Greer Idol Season 10 is down to 10 singers entering Saturday’s performance at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.

Kerri Hill and Anri Ballew were eliminated in voting by family, friends and people attending Greer last Friday.

Read More

Greer Idol voting in progress, field will be cut for Saturday's patriotic performance at Greer City Freedom Blast
JUN 18, 2016

Bethany Ghent warms up for her performance of  

• Gallery

Singers performed their choice Friday at Greer Idol’s second week at the Greer City amphitheater.

Read More

Greer Idol field cut by two, Flashbacks perform Friday at Tunes in the Park
JUN 16, 2016

The Greer Idol field has been cut to 12 entering this week’s competition at Tunes on Trade Friday.

Debbie Howard and Keydria Martinez were eliminated by garnering the fewest votes after the first week. The singers perform and the voting public votes on the Greer Idol website for their favorite performers from the Friday night performances.

Read More

14 singers to compete for 2016 Greer Idol when Tunes in the Park begins Friday
JUN 8, 2016

Kody Young was a teen heartthrob when he competed and won the 2013 Greer Idol Teen championship.

Fourteen singers will compete for 2016 Greer Idol beginning Friday at Tunes in the Park.

Rock n Roll Reunion will be the headline band performing sets at 7 and 9 p.m.

Read More

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

Edwin McCain sang

• Complete festival galleries

Saturday evening's “meet and greet” with singer Edwin McCain had its share of surprises -- and McCain was in on the biggest.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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."

Read More


2017 - Jan (1)
2016 - Jul (6) | Jun (7) | May (1) | Mar (1) |
2015 - Dec (1) | Jul (7) | Jun (4) | May (4) | Apr (2) | Mar (1) |
2014 - Sep (1) | Aug (3) | Jul (4) | Jun (2) | May (4) |
2013 - Jul (11) | May (2) | Apr (2) | Jan (1)
2012 - Jul (13) | Jun (12) | May (2) | Mar (1) |
2011 - Jul (1) |

Trending: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Obituaries, Chon Restaurant, Allen Bennett Hospital


View All Events