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Downtown Greenville event series return to NOMA Square this week

The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series on March 21 and 22 with the season-opening nights of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi.

The free weekly events return to NOMA Square at the Hyatt Regency Greenville on North Main Street, offering a season filled with live musical entertainment performed by local and regional touring bands, special events and children’s activities.

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA opens its 24-week event season on Thursday, March 21, with The Grateful Brothers. The season includes 20 new bands, with 15 originating from the Upstate region.

Highlighted performances include Mystic Vibrations, Mark Webb Jr. and Randomonium on the Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union Stage. The event series serves as the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council, a local organization providing support and services to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs.

This year’s event series will feature Beats and Bites, with food trucks rotating every Thursday. This season also will again feature the Gimme the Gig contest where local bands have the opportunity to submit links to their music online, allowing fans to cast a vote for their favorite band. The band receiving the largest number of votes will ultimately earn a paid gig at the series on August 29, as well as studio time at Sit-n-Spin Records. Complete details will be released prior to the contest’s start date in May.

For a complete entertainment lineup for Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, click here or follow on Facebook @gvilleevents.

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi begins its season on Friday, March 22, with The Night Affair Band. This season will feature 28 bands, 17 of which are new to the series. Highlighted performances include The Jamie Wright Band, Hot as a Pepper, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues and True Blues. Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays will also feature the Greenville Triumph Kids’ Zone with free activities for children.

Additional Downtown Event Series event partners include BHHS C. Dan Joyner, Topgolf Greenville, Roost, Entercom, Fete, Patagonia Cerveza, the Hyatt Regency Greenville, Season’s Café and Catering, Penske, iHeartMedia & MY 102.5, WYFF 4, Enclave Paris Mountain, Community Journals, Breakthru Beverage Group and Signatures Apparel.

For a complete entertainment lineup for Main Street Fridays, click here or follow on Facebook @gvilleevents.

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