Fall For Greenville, Mauldin’s Beachin’ Fridays canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
After extensive research, consultation with health professionals and numerous internal discussions, the City of Greenville has canceled this year’s Bank of America Fall for Greenville.
Given the number of people that attend the popular downtown street festival each year, city officials said it would be impossible to ensure that festival guests maintain the recommended social distance.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of America Fall for Greenville team has kept a close eye on the ever-shifting impacts of the virus while remaining optimistic about the ability to hold the event. Organizers had initially hoped a date later in the fall would be possible, but current information and projections indicate that mass gatherings at large-scale events could potentially put attendees and surrounding communities at risk.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of the Fall for Greenville festival as it transitions to a virtual event this year,” said Bank of America Upstate SC Market President and Greenville native Stacy Brandon. “Throughout this healthcare crisis, we’ve seen many changes, from canceled festivals around the country to a shift in new online and virtual events. Like our clients discovering new ways to do their banking online and through our mobile apps, we are excited to see how this new format continues to provide Greenville’s unique offerings to even more attendees. We hope that everyone will continue to enjoy this wonderful festival.”
In announcing the cancellation, festival organizers said that a series of virtual offerings will be revealed in the coming months designed to help support the restaurants, musicians and nonprofit organizations that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The goal is to provide opportunities that focus on strengthening the Greenville community and give back to those who have been instrumental in the quality and longevity of the Fall For Greenville festival.
Bank of America Fall for Greenville will mark its 40th anniversary in 2021. Dates for next year’s event are October 8-10 in downtown Greenville.
City of Mauldin cancels Beachin’ Fridays
Due to the extension of the emergency order by SC Governor Henry McMaster and Greenville County being designated a COVID-19 hot spot, the City of Mauldin has cancelled all 2020 concert dates for Beachin’ Fridays.
Beachin’ Fridays started in 2015, bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin’s Outdoor Amphitheater for evenings of shag dancing, food and fireworks. City officials said they hope to bring back the popular event in Summer 2021.
Celebrate Anderson 2020 canceled
Officials with Anderson County have canceled Celebrate Anderson, the county’s annual community concert at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center.