Arvie Jr. Band plans three performances at Greer nightspots

Published on Sunday, March 3, 2013

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The Arvie Jr. Band plays at Rhythm & Brews March 9, The Mason Jar on March 16 andThe Strip Club on March 29.

The Arvie Jr. Band plays at Rhythm & Brews March 9, The Mason Jar on March 16 andThe Strip Club on March 29.

Greer-based Nashville recording artist, the Arvie Jr. Band, will be rolling into downtown on Saturday, March 9 to perform at Rhythm & Brews.  This will be their first local performance since Jan. 26 and feature three consecutive dates in three different Greer nightspots.

After Rhythm & Brews the band performs March 16 at The Mason Jar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and March 29 at The Strip Club from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Arvie Jr. Band’s last performance in Greer was memorable for both Greer and for the band.  Performing at the one-year anniversary of the Stomping Grounds to a capacity crowd, Arvie Bennett Jr. was invited by the Greer Chamber of Commerce to open for the Marshall Tucker Band at the Greer Family Fest.

“We were completely blown away when Mark Owens (Chamber Vice President) grabbed the microphone and announced that we would open for Marshall Tucker,” said lead singer Arvie Bennett Jr. 

“I started my career in Greer playing Stomping Grounds, The Mason Jar, Rhythm & Brews, and Wild Ace.  These folks gave a poor country boy a shot when he was nobody and I will never forget.

“I consider it an honor to play for the people of Greer at the Family Fest and I will put on a show like they have never seen before. They will get all that I have to give and more.”

The Arvie Jr. Band has been busy the past eight months, playing over 75 shows in the Carolinas and Georgia.

The band’s booking philosophy, from the beginning, is one they hope will maintain their early success.

“Our booking philosophy is really fairly simple … we constantly try to build new fans by playing new venues and never play an area so often that we burn out our old fans,” Bennett said.

“We believe this philosophy benefits our fans more than anyone else.  After six weeks, we have missed them and hopefully they have missed us.  Also, most of the time, we have learned new music or wrote some new songs for them.”



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