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     What’s Happening in Greenville?

    Got all things planned for this week? Don’t miss to include a day out or two with your family or friends. There are plenty of things to do in Greenville and they come in all flavors – concerts, plays, outdoor entertainment and more. Start your week off with a bang with our pick of the best happenings in Greenville this week.

    May 21, Mon, 7:30 PM  
    No Expectations Comedy Open Mic
    Coffee Underground
    May 21, Mon, 6:30 PM
    Live, Love, Sing
    Eastminster Presbyterian Church
    May 22, Tue
    2018 Southern Conference Baseball Championship
    Flour Field at the West End
    May 22, Tue  7:30 PM
    Greenville Swing
    In the cabin at McPherson Park
    May 23, Wed, 10:30 AM
    Toddler Time!
    Upcountry History Museum
    May 23 Wed, 8:30 PM
    Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series
    Falls Park on the Reedy
    May 24, Thu, 7:30 PM
    Callisto Quartet
    Carolina Music Museum
    May 24, Thu, 5:30 PM
    Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive
    NOMA SquareMuch Ado About Nothing
    May 25,  Fri, 6 PM
    Beachin’ Fridays
    Outdoor Amphitheater Downtown Mauldin
    May 25,  Fri,  5:30 PM
    Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
    NOMA Square
    May 26, Sat
    Gallabrae – Greenville Scottish Games
    Furman University
    May 26, Sat
    The Greenville Dirt Series
    Paris Mountain State Park
    May 27, Sun, 7 PM
    Upstate Shakespeare Festival: The Winter’s Tale
    Fall’s Park on the Reedy
    May 27, Sun,8:30 AM
    Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun
    Chimney Park


     Foodie Destination of the Week

    The restaurant scene in greater Greenville has exploded off the past decade with new restaurants springing up here and there. Downtown Greenville alone has brought an array of tasty cuisines to pick from which makes it a great place for anyone who wants to try different culinary experiences. This week, we’ll highlight one of the best places to dine and experience Greenville’s gastronomic delights.


    Stomping Grounds Coffee House & Wine Bar

    Located in the heart of downtown Greer, The Stomping Grounds Coffee & Wine Bar serves specialty coffees, wine, and much more. Here, against the backdrop of brick and a great selection of art pieces from local artists, you will find your hunger for great food, great service, and great conversation.

    Local, quality-focused coffee house and wine bar with excellent food, has a very loyal following. Locals and downtown visitors stop by and fill their daily coffee and teacups. The owners, Grey and Lisa Garland, and their enthusiastic team are always very welcoming. Stomping Grounds Coffee & Wine Bar combines a modern coffee house with classic Southern charm, offering a warm and relaxing atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

    Go and meet up with friends for a bite to eat, catch up on some work (Wi-Fi is always free), or pull up a chair and catch live music mingling with the aromas of coffee and fresh fare. Choose from their wide menu including breakfast, panini, sandwiches, wraps, soup, salads, and munchies. They also cater to events such as birthday, bridal, graduation, and other off-site events.


    Address: 208 Trade Street, Greer SC 29651
    Phone:  864-801-1555
    Hours: Mon-Thu: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Fri-Sat: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


     Plan Ahead

    Music by the Lake: Free Summer Concert Series Starts in Greenville, SC

    Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series comes back to celebrate the sounds of summer. The series will open on May 24th, Thursday at 7:30 pm through August 2 at the amphitheater by the Furman University Lake. Enjoy Jazz, Bluegrass, Contemporary and other orchestral favorites. All concerts are free and open to the public.

    Learn more about the Summer Concert Series here,  or contact the Furman music office at 864-294-2086.

    May 24 “The Kings Of Swing”
    Lakeside Concert Band, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    May 31 “Circus Days”
    Lakeside Concert Band, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    June 7 “The Lights On Broadway”
    Carolina Youth Symphony, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    June 14 Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble
    Tom Wright, Director

    June 21 “For New York” With Rhapsody In Blue
    Poinsett Wind Symphony, Leslie W. Hicken And Jay Bocook, Directors
    Derek Parsons, Piano Soloist

    June 28 Let Freedom Ring: A Patriotic Celebration
    The Greenville Chorale, Bing Vick, Director
    Lakeside Concert Band, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    July 5 The Matt Olson Quintet
    Matt Olson, Director

    July 12 Bluegrass Night: The Andy Carlson Band

    July 19 “Valentine’s Day In July”
    Lakeside Concert Band, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    July 26 “Lakeside 50th Golden Anniversary”
    Lakeside Concert Band, Leslie W. Hicken, Director

    August 2 Contemporary Jazz: The Steve Watson Band


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