Jazz on the Square featuring Leisha J
Leisha J is a true musician that displays her artistry through her masterful performances on the alto, tenor and soprano saxophones. Her talent is not limited to one genre; she channels her musical inventiveness through blues, reggae, hip hop and gospel as well as jazz. This saxophonist, singer, song writer and composer from Anderson, SC often volunteers her talents for various causes within communities in the Southeast for fundraisers, school events and assisted living facilities.
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
October 14th: Ghosts Along the Brazos.
$10 Advance/$12 Door. The band is the Ghosts Along the Brazos and the idea is simple: Play and write music that you believe in, and others will believe in it too. Don’t inflate it with smoke and mirrors, and don’t water it down in search of conventional success. Play what speaks to your heart, and it will speak to theirs too. It’s been less than a year since the Ghosts arrived on the Austin, TX scene, and they’ve quickly charmed their way into the hearts and minds of a town steeped in timeless American music, and not always quick to shower praise.
October 28th: The Zombie Crawl, Raise the Dead for Dollars.
WATCH OUR INTERVIEW WITH Artist in Residence Mark Rice http://www.youtube.com/amywoodtv#p/a/u/1/9B9W03f7HBY
The Zombie Crawl: Raise the Dead for Dollars is a community zombie night and a fundraiser for the HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence upcoming community art projects, including classes with the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, a Summer Art Show in winter, an Invitational Exhibit in January, and the Rungish Towers Project, a community art installation. Activities include Zombie Workshop 101, RIP (The Reanimated Individuals Parade) and the Dance Til You Die (Again) Party. The parade is free, but the workshop and dance have small costs to raise dollars for the Artists-in-Residence. Tickets are available in advance or at the door the night of the event. Join the undead as we crawl through Spartanburg and raise dollars for living art!
Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fall for Greenville. Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville’s Main Street. With over 40 of Greenville’s finest restaurants showcasing almost 200 menu items, St. Francis Fall for Greenville offers something for everyone.
Indian Summer Festival in Pacolet
An all day festival featuring music, dancers, fine arts and crafts, a variety of food vendors, and amusement rides for children. Shuttle Buses to Parking Area (Free Parking)
Euro Auto Festival at BMW Zentrum
A three-day automotive event that brings together European Car enthusiasts to display, celebrate, and share special stories about the great car marques of Europe. The festival features a popular car show, an autocross, special exhibits, specialty merchants, and a road rally.
United Christian Ministries 5K and Fun Fest
Easley Old MarketSquare
Popcorn, Snow Cones, Music, Dunking Booth, Inflatables – Fun for All Ages!
Celebrating the Seays: A Seay Family Reunion and Genealogy Day
All Seay descendants, cousins, and friends are invited to come on this special day to meet and share stories and a picnic. Bring your own or reserve a $7 box lunch & drink with us. Drinks and cupcakes will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs to relax the day away at The Seay House, Spartanburg’s oldest home. Located at 106 Darby Road just off Crescent Avenue, this home showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Email email@example.com or call 864-596-3501
Spartanburg Headquarters Library: teencentric
Join us for our teen reading festival, teencentric! This year we welcome Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms series, and Alan Gratz, author of Samurai Shortstop and Something Rotten. We’ll also have a performance by local teen musician Noah Guthrie, an autographing session (books will be available for purchase), and carnival-style snacks. teencentric is open to all ages, but teens will receive priority seating.
Partners for Active Living: Women’s Only Bicycle Ride
Duncan Park in Spartanburg
Meet other women who love to ride and learn riding skills every woman should know! All levels of riders are welcome. Please bring a friend! We will end with a picnic in the park and snacks will be provided! Parking is available at the baseball field.BYOB (bring your own bike) and helmets required. Call 864-598-9638 or visit www.active-living.org for more information.
Ingles Markets Presents the Celiac Awareness Tour….gluten free event!
Admission: $5 per adult (children under 12 are free) - portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local celiac organization.
The event will feature expert speakers, celebrity chefs preparing delicious gluten free meals and products from dozens of manufacturers. We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness and create avenues for consumers to receive valuable information, education and gluten free products that will improve their overall health and well-being.
Little River Coffee Bar: The Wheresville Project
Hailing from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and influenced by many musical styles, The Wheresville Project, recent winner of Hub-Bub’s The Next Big Thing competition, play original Blues-rock inspired songs, plus classic rock and modern rock covers. The Wheresville Project members met in Spartanburg and originally performed as Simple Paradox until the spring of 2010 when the band’s name was changed to The Wheresville Project, after Mark Miller’s Wheresville Studio in South Carolina. Influenced by such diverse bands and musicians as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, ZZ Top, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Dispatch, Dave Mathews Band and The Black Keys, they are the definition of an independent band with wide-ranging tastes.
Denver Downs Farm Civil War Living History Weekend in Anderson
Our 2011 theme is ‘Celebrating 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’. Enjoy a beautiful fall day having fun on the farm and learn more about this time in our country’s history. War Between the States trivia, and facts will be posted inside the maze. Walk through the Living History encampments of both Artillery and Calvary Units on Oct. 15 and 16. Cannons will be fired - and watch the skirmish between the invading Yankees and the Confederates protecting the farm! Check our website for the daily schedule.
2011 Piedmont Interstate Fair
October 10 – 16
This is the 65th Anniversary of the Piedmont Interstate Fair, “Moovin’ and Groovin’ for 65 Years.” In addition to the exciting carnival and delicious food there will be loads of contests for children of all ages along with a Beauty Pageant and a real wedding for one lucky couple. The Fair is open on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 am and on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Check out our website for full details. Don’t Miss A Single Day of Fun!
Hub City Bookshop Events
October 17th: Ellyn Bache, author of The Art of Saying Goodbye. Please join us for this reading and signing with award-winning author Ellyn Bache.
October 21st: Scrabble Night
Hub City Co-op Farm to Fork Dinner at Cribb’s on Main
Cribb’s on Main
Cost: $25 payable to the restaurant. Make Reservations by October 14th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Food & Wine! Great Fun! Gather your friends and join other local food lovers for an evening with Chef William Cribb in the new restaurant, Cribb’s on Main. William is designing a meal just for us featuring in-season, locally-grown ingredients, 3 tasting courses, wines paired with each course and information from Chef William about the fabulous small-plate tastings.
Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday
Downtown Spartanburg and beyond. Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.
Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday
Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises
Halloween Bash: The Horrors of Reality TV
WATCH OUR INTERVIEW with Jami Wood and Tony Payne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt35DwxLxlQ
Carolina Country Club Pavillion
Looking to be thrilled and horrified on Halloween? Want to party? Wish you could do both for a good cause? The Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home is throwing a Halloween Bash! Join the Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home for its first annual Halloween Bash! This year will be filled with horrors, thrills, and bad hairdos with the theme “The Horrors of Reality TV”. So fluff your hair bump, strap on some gaudy jewelry, and join us for a night fit for any B-list celebrity. Though the event will be held at the Carolina Country Club Pavilion, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled into a scary alternate dimension where you can rock out on the dance floor with Snooky, have a drink with the Trump, or share a slice of pizza with Gordon Ramsey. At the stroke of midnight, they’ll all turn back into your closest and craziest friends! For tickets or more information, visit us at spgirlshome.com or call (864)573-9223 ext. 202
SPACE (Spartanburg Area Conservancy) Shuck & Stomp
WATCH OUR INTERVIEW with Tammy Stokes http://www.youtube.com/amywoodtv#p/a/u/0/jVFJkJHpIl8
Location: Old Gym at Glendale Shoals
Cost: $50 per person
Come out to the old gym in Glendale for a great time with bluegrass music by the Bushy Valley Boys, oysters and low country boil, and a silent auction featuring lots of local items! Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling with your debit or credit card number, or by mailing a check payable to SPACE to 100 E. Main St., Suite 7B, Spartanburg, SC 29306. Members of our Maple Society and above ($100+) benefit from $10 of ticket pricing, and it’s never too late to join! Learn about membership here: http://www.spartanburgconservation.org/membership.htm All proceeds will benefit SPACE that works to protect and preserve green space in the Spartanburg Community. We hope to see you there!
Spartanburg Art Museum: Faces from Africa II
October 11 - December 3
Following up on the success of last year’s exhibit from the Mendes Collection, this exhibit focuses on objects, reliquary figures and statues from Western and Central Africa.
Artists’ Guild: Art Grab Exhibit
Continues through October 29th
Preview 50 pieces of donated art work by our members that will be given to ticket holders at our Art Grab Bag Fundraiser! For more information about our Art Grab Bag Fundraiser, please check the Chapman Cultural Center under events, or visit our website at www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com
Hub City Farmers Market
Saturday Market through November 12th at Magnolia Train Depot in Spartanburg
Spartanburg County Historical Association: First Peoples of the Backcountry Exhibit
Continues through November 12th
Chapman Cultural Center
The Spartanburg Regional History Museum hosts an extended exhibit of regional Native American history at the Chapman Cultural Center Sept. 1-Nov. 12, entitled “First People of the Backcountry.” This locally-developed exhibit shares the untold stories of cultures that had significant impact on the current lives of Spartanburg citizens - from the old Native American trails and their hunting grounds to the development of the City of Spartanburg. Native American artifacts including pottery, baskets, skins, tools and weapons will be on display with the history of the tribes that traveled through Spartanburg and other tribes of the wider region. Free admission but donations are accepted.
Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com
Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp
City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx
Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx