Spartanburg Events Calendar

Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment.

Apr
24
Mon
Greater Clemson Music Festival : “Lainee G” Entourage and Sonny Thornton
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Greater Clemson Music Festival Presents

Pendleton event at Little Theater’s COX HALL  featuring  “Lainee G” Entourage and Sonny Thornton—smoking hot jazz                   7:00 pm Tickets $10—limited number of reserved tables (seats 8) for  $100 each. Benefits local charitable groups. Lainee has performed with Clarence Carter, Candi Staton and the late BB King while carving out a career based on a life-time of hard work. Sonny Thornton is a well-known jazz drummer frequently appearing in Greenville and Asheville night spots. He has performed with Dionne Warwick, The Spinners and The Temptations. In 2016 he appeared with Loretta Holloway at the Greater Clemson Music Festival’s jazz event in Pendleton, that you may remember. Tight sound in the best of jazz traditions—Cash Bar with snacks. See MAPS page for directions.

Greenville Drive Baseball
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us for Greenville Drive Baseball

Fluor Field, Greenville, SC

Fluor Field at the West End is located on the city block bordered by Main Street, Field Street, and Markley Street. The stadium is visible from Augusta Street.

FREE Parking is available at County Square, approximately a 10 minute walk from the stadium. For the convenience of the fans, a complimentary shuttle service runs from County Square to the Field Street Gate.

FREE Valet Parking is also available to our handicap fans. This service is available at the Main Street Gate. You do not have to worry about parking your car, because the Drive will do it for you. Your car will then be waiting for you at the conclusion of the ballgame.

From points North
I-85 South to I-385 North (Exit 51 toward Downtown Greenville)
I-385 North becomes North Street
Turn Left onto Church Street
Turn Right onto University Ridge
County Square Parking on the right

From points South
I-85 North to I-185 (Exit 42 toward Downtown Greenville)
Continue straight as I-185 becomes Mills Avenue
Turn Left onto Augusta Road
Turn Right onto Harris Street
County Square Parking on the left

Apr
25
Tue
GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET

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1354 Rutherford Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

The Greenville State Farmers Market includes retail sheds and farmer stalls that offer a wide variety of locally grown products and specialty goods. Both quality and variety are standards for the volume of products offered for sale at the Greenville State Farmers Market. Market operations continue daily, all year long, ceasing for only two holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At any other time wholesale activities begin during early morning hours and last through mid-afternoon, seven days a week.



Retail Hours:
8 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday
Admission and parking are free

Marvelous Market: There’s no place like home grown
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am

30+ vendors will call Marvelous Market their new “home” Tuesday-Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Biltmore Blooms
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

Table Rock State Park Presents: Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and power of these families as well as the craftsmanship of the builders.

Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

The Good Making of Good Things
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

On View: January 20 – May 20, 2017

The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.

During its nearly forty years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works by makers featured in the magazine with articles, reviews, and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role it played in the development of craft and its cultural connections.  In a pre-Internet era, Craft Horizons was the field’s tutorial guide, its social network, and its image-sharing database. It gave the artist, enthusiast, scholar, or casual hobbyist access to all that occurred in craft.

The magazine began as a humble unnamed newsletter in 1941, bringing together a like-minded community that had yet to connect nationally. By the 1970s, Craft Horizons had grown into the field’s leading voice. In 1979, the American Craft Council, its publisher, rebranded it as American Craft, which is still in print today.

Featured artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft GuildRudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)

The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD.

The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives.

CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Is Art Work?
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of the pieces in this exhibition required dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to produce. The central myth of the artist in our culture is that of the “starving artist”, whose labor is so undervalued that he or she cannot even afford to eat. Yet we all consume what artists produce – art – on a daily basis. The design of our clothing, the shape of our homes, the expressions and idioms we use to communicate, the caskets we will be buried in when we die: all are the work of artists of one kind or another. Why is a group that is at work in every sector of our society so marginalized?

Is Art Work? challenges viewers to consider the production of art as a repetitive, highly focused course of action, and calls attention to the often unseen labor behind every work of art.

Is Art Work?

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at [email protected] or call 864.582.7616 x 254.

Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing
Apr 25 @ 6:15 pm

Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing

 

Every Tuesday from 6:15 to 8 pm at Sears Rec Center in McPherson Park (corner of N Main & E Park). Dances are taught in a fun and easy way with a variety of music – Hip Hop, R&B, Rock & Roll, Latin, Country, Shag, Swing. Party dances include Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Bikers Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide. Second hour moves into mainstream dances -Good Time, Tush Push, R&B Boogie and more. No partner or dance knowledge required. Two left feet are fine. Bring your friends and have some fun. Cost – $5 (Greenville City Residents -$4)

Sears Rec Center, 100 E Park Ave, Greenville SC 29601

Clemson University Baseball
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Clemson University Baseball vs. College of Charleston

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Science on Tap
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

A scientist walks into a bar…

WHAT
A forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! An expert will give an informal talk for 20-30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. Attendees can get up, eat or refresh their beverages at any time. Science on Tap is FREE and open to all ages!

WHEN
Plan to join us at our next gathering. See schedule of speakers below.
Clemson: On the third Monday of each month, 6-7:15 p.m.
Greenville: On the last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 -7:45 p.m.

Point Galss for Science on Tap at Clemson University, Clemson SC

WHERE
Clemson: Moe Joe Coffee Company —  385 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, SC 29631, 
864-653-8563
Greenville: Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee St., Greenville SC 29601

CONTACT
Vicki Corbin, Ph.D.
Director of Education Outreach and Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center
[email protected]

Greenville Drive Baseball
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us for Greenville Drive Baseball

Fluor Field, Greenville, SC

Fluor Field at the West End is located on the city block bordered by Main Street, Field Street, and Markley Street. The stadium is visible from Augusta Street.

FREE Parking is available at County Square, approximately a 10 minute walk from the stadium. For the convenience of the fans, a complimentary shuttle service runs from County Square to the Field Street Gate.

FREE Valet Parking is also available to our handicap fans. This service is available at the Main Street Gate. You do not have to worry about parking your car, because the Drive will do it for you. Your car will then be waiting for you at the conclusion of the ballgame.

From points North
I-85 South to I-385 North (Exit 51 toward Downtown Greenville)
I-385 North becomes North Street
Turn Left onto Church Street
Turn Right onto University Ridge
County Square Parking on the right

From points South
I-85 North to I-185 (Exit 42 toward Downtown Greenville)
Continue straight as I-185 becomes Mills Avenue
Turn Left onto Augusta Road
Turn Right onto Harris Street
County Square Parking on the left

Meditation and Study Group
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

Meditation and Study Group. The current study topic is the “37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.” The Meditation and Study Group meets at the Unitarian Church, 131 Oakmont Drive, Greenville.

CU Symphony Orchestra
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm

CU Symphony Orchestra

Cost: $8 adults/$5 students

Location: Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Apr
26
Wed
Mountain Sports Festival
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

Mountain Sports Festival
The Mountain Sports Festival returns with an impressive lineup to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. The 3-day festival brings in over 15,000 visitors and competitors in Asheville, the center of the East Coast outdoor life. Along with the competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park, located along the French Broad River in Asheville.

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachians, Asheville is the venue for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Many sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance. When not out at the races, the Festival Village is the place to be along the scenic French Broad River in West Asheville.

Races and competitions will take place throughout the weekend, starting with the Cyclocross and Ultimate Frisbee at the Festival Village. Things will heat up early on Saturday with a full schedule of high-energy competition highlighted by the Mountain Disc Golf Challenge, French Broad Challenge Triathlon, and SUP race. Dodgeball, beach volleyball and more compete all weekend.

10 Things to Know about the Mountain Sports Festival
1. It’s FREE to get into Festival Village – thanks to our Awesome Sponsors!
2. Animals are not allowed in the Festival Village.
3. Clinics & Demos are FREE & FUN – check out the schedule & come early to sign up on site.
4. Asheville is fun rain or shine & so is MSF.
5. MSF is family friendly – so bring the kids & get them to the Kids Zone.
6. MSF is getting pretty big, so look for the Shuttle.
7. It’s not too late to sign up for events – most of the events have day-of registration.
8. MSF serves Great beer from our local breweries.
9. MSF showcases local non-profits and local retailers. Get some great Asheville Gear at the festival.
10. MSF has a great music line-up, oh & there is NO CHARGE for Music!

Festival Hours
Friday: 5–9:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–9:30 PM
Sunday: 12–6 PM

2017 Music LINEUP
FRIDAY: May 26, 2017
5:00-7:00PM – Dub Kartel
7:30-9:30PM – EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS

SATURDAY: May 27, 2017
12:30-1:30PM – Pierce Edens
2:00-3:30PM – Alex Krug Combo
4:00-5:30PM – Race to Stage Band Winner
6:00-7:30PM – Funk You
8:00-9:30PM – Headliner -The NTH POWER

SUNDAY: May 28, 2017
12:30-2:00PM – Ashley Heath
2:30-4:00PM – David Earl & The Plowshares
4:30-6:00PM – The Freeway Revival

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET

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1354 Rutherford Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

The Greenville State Farmers Market includes retail sheds and farmer stalls that offer a wide variety of locally grown products and specialty goods. Both quality and variety are standards for the volume of products offered for sale at the Greenville State Farmers Market. Market operations continue daily, all year long, ceasing for only two holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At any other time wholesale activities begin during early morning hours and last through mid-afternoon, seven days a week.



Retail Hours:
8 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday
Admission and parking are free

Marvelous Market: There’s no place like home grown
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

30+ vendors will call Marvelous Market their new “home” Tuesday-Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Biltmore Blooms
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803