Monday, March 29, 2010

Music On Main set to begin in April


OUTDOOR EVENTS SEASON IS BACK!
MUSIC ON MAIN SET TO BEGIN IN APRIL


Beginning April 1, Music on Main will be held every Thursday in April through August from 6 to 9 pm on Main Street and Denny’s Plaza. This popular after-work social gathering is celebrating its 17th year. A wide variety of bands perform each week at Music on Main, ranging from blues to rock and roll. A different beach music band will take the stage on the first Thursday of each month. “Spartanburg has tons of shaggers and they can’t wait to get outside and shuffle their feet!” said Special Events Manager Mandy Merck. Several band favorites will be performing again this year like Grand Strand, Coconut Groove, The Enforcers, Blind Vision, The Consumers, and Rock and Roll Reunion. Some brand new bands will be testing the waters at MOM this year, including Calm and Collective (reggae), Outshyne (country), and King Bees (Blues & Swing).

“We’re very excited to bring Cravin’ Melon back to Music on Main this year as well,” said Merck. “We expect three generations of melonheads to show up for this huge show on June 17.” There should be music to suit everyone’s taste.

Not only does Music on Main provide entertainment for the local community, it also serves as an excellent fund-raising opportunity for Spartanburg’s civic organizations. Club members serve as volunteers at Music on Main concerts and then receive a percentage of the sales to support their charities. Since the inception of Music on Main, over $200,000 has been contributed to local civic organizations in the Spartanburg community.

Music on Main is a free event. Food, shaved ice, soft drinks, bottled water, and beer are available for purchase.

Music on Main is presented by AT&T and is also sponsored by the Herald Journal, Denny’s, Budweiser, Coca Cola of Spartanburg, and WROQ - Rock 101. City events are produced and coordinated by the City of Spartanburg’s Special Events Office. Event goers can check the Special Events Hotline number at 864-596-3613 for updated information and any cancellations due to inclement weather.

The City is committed to promoting responsible drinking. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to minors or intoxicated persons. Anyone wishing to consume an alcoholic beverage must show a valid ID and wear a wristband. All guests of Music on Main and Jazz on the Square are asked to leave pets and coolers at home.

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