Provided by Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, produced by The Palladian Group.
Spartanburg is the largest city in Spartanburg Co., SC.
You may hear Spartanburg, SC called by a couple of nicknames like Hub City and Sparkle City.
It got the nickname Hub City because it used to be a large railroad hub.
It got the name Sparkle City after a popular rock band from the area called the The Sparkletones.
They appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. They had a popular song that hit #17 in the Billboard Top 100 in 1957 called “Black Slacks.”
Music on Main – Every Thursday, April – July from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jazz on the Square – Fridays April, May, Sept. & Oct. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Morgan Square
Hub City Hog Fest – March
Red, White & Boom – July 4 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. – Barnet Park
International Festival – Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Barnet Park
Dickens of a Christmas – Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Main St.
Source: US Census