Chesnee, South Carolina is more than just a small town - it is a thriving multi-faceted community full of surprises, local flair, with plenty to see and do. Home to a thriving artisan center, Chesnee also hosts annual festivals and continues its rich agricultural history with one of the state's largest pick-your-own farms for local flavor.Read more >>
Jazz on the Square
Kick off the warm weather season in Downtown Spartanburg. As the city heats up, local jazz musicians warm the air at the square, a casual gathering place for chatting with friends, taking kids, and enjoying the convenience of downtown eateries. Jazz on the Square is held every Friday in April and May.Read more >>
The downtown criterium is a pro cycling race on a closed-circuit, multi-lap course know for its drastic high speeds and tight racing packs. It is a featured event in Spartanburg's largest annual festival, Spring Fling , and included in the USA CRITS Speed Week series, which is guaranteed to draw top national racing teams.Read more >>
RJ Rockers Brewery
RJ Rockers Brewing Company is a microbrewery founded in 1997 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Their slogan is 'Handcrafted, every beer, every drop, every time.' They make every batch with their own hands and know exactly what goes into the beer, and it is quality ingredients. RJ Rockers Brewery care about what they make.Read more >>
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Monday, February 18, 2013
Watch a promotional video highlighting Chapman Cultural Center's Cultural Arts Festival in Spartanburg, SC.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Spartanburg Little Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Andrew Lloyd Webber's modern classic is brought to life at the Chapman Cultural Center from March 8 to March 17, 2013. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful family musical.
Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat emerges both timely and timeless.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
If you haven’t been to Landrum, SC, you need to add it to your list of places to visit this year, especially since Landrum is the unofficial peach capitol of the world. The City of Landrum was founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1883. Located just west of Interstate 26 between Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, Landrum is nestled against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents and visitors alike enjoy drives along scenic roads, strolling through unique antique and specialty shops, and dining in Landrum’s eateries.
Begin the day enjoying breakfast at Zenzera Coffee & Wine Bar, before you start your adventure. Landrum is known for its eclectic antiques shop, such as Fox Hollow Antiques and LandrumAntique Mall, where you are sure to find some interesting treasures. As you travel through the picturesque downtown, make sure to grab lunch at Stone Soup Market & Café. Don’t forget to pick up something for the kids at HoneyChild, where you can find shoes and clothing for little ones. If you are looking for the latest in women’s fashion, look no further than Lucy’s Boutique. There’s more than just shopping in downtown, if its history you are interested in, check out the Landrum Depot or take note of all the historic buildings that surround you.
There is certainly something for everyone in Landrum, including a stretch of the Blue Wall Passage of the Palmetto Trail. The Foothills Quilt Trail is a brand new trail that adds attractive visual art and provides a historical perspective for the city. Do not forget to check out the local agriculture scene, the Landrum Farmers Market runs June through September and offers the most delicious assortment of produce. Ayers & Son Market is open year round, featuring Certified South Carolina Grown seasonal produce. End the day with a delicious meal and draft ale from Hare & Hound Pub, a favorite spot among the locals.During the year, many events are happening in Landrum. The most exciting of these events happen during the fall and winter months when the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains are alive with bountiful foliage. The Landrum Halloween Stroll is October 31st, 2013 from 5-7 pm. The Landrum Christmas Stroll on November 30th, 2013 is combining Small Business Saturday with stores staying open late from 5-8 pm. The Landrum Christmas Parade marks the beginning of Christmas on December 7th, 2013. You do not want to miss all that Landrum has to offer! Click the link below for more information on Landrum, South Carolina.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The BMW Zentrum is the visitors center and museum adjacent to the manufacturing facility that reflects and displays BMW's heritage of engineering excellence, innovation, and commitment to social responsibility. Four separate but integrated galleries are contained within the 28,000 square-foot facility.
The 17th BMW Art Car, the 1976 Frank Stella 3.0 CSL, is currently on display at the BMW Zentrum Musuem through March. The expressionist, Frank Stella, was highly influenced by abstract creativity that enabled his work to be exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art at the early age of 14. During Stella's BMW Art Car conception, the American artist switched gears from his usual random style of painting and sought inspiration for the vehicle's technical aura. The result: a black and white square quid with an evenness and precision reminiscent of oversized graph paper. The design consists of pattern-like, dotted lines that run across the bodywork. Stop by the BMW Zentrum and have a look at Stella's stunning transformation of the 3.0 CSL.
Since 1975, through BMW's Art Car program, artists throughout the world have been commissioned to turn BMW automobiles into art signifying a particular period. Many of the cars by the likes of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Esther, Rauschenberg, Hockney, and Holzer have been exhibited in renowned museums throughout the world including the Louvre, the Guggenheim Museums, and the Shanghai Art Museum. Over the nearly 40 years of the BMW Art Car Program, 18 cars have been added to the collection; the most recent is the BMW M3 GT2 by Jeff Koons that was unveiled in 2010.
The Zentrum hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 5 pm. Admission to the BMW Zentrum is free.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you haven’t been to Cowpens, SC, you need to add it to your list of places to visit in 2013! Cowpens is Americana at its best! Located just minutes outside the city limits of Spartanburg, Cowpens is nestled in the mid-eastern section of the county. With about 2,000 people residing in the area, Cowpens is the quintessential small town! With antique shops and locally owned restaurants lining Main Street, one may find themselves falling in love with this charming town.
Stop in for a freshly baked beignet at Baguette & Co. after browsing through the treasures found at Vintage on Main. Take a walk through the Veterans Memorial Park to learn more about those who served on the USS Cowpens CVL 25 (also called the Mighty Moo) and other branches of military service. Looking for some fresh produce while in town, get it at locally owned Abbott Farms Produce Stand. Located just off Interstate 85 at the Cowpens exit, you will find Cowpens-grown fresh peaches, apples, preserves, jams and jellies. Pick up a few Cowpens souvenirs while you are there! During your visit, make sure to check out locally handmade jewelry and crafts at Sheila’s Unique Gifts or if you are an antique lover, be sure to visit Lillie’s and Eight Gates to find the perfect treasure. Schedule a visit to the Cowpens Depot Museum which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Just outside of the depot, an actual railcar is permanently placed on display so that guests can learn more about the area’s rich history. End the day with a delicious slice of pizza and sweet tea at Town Grill, a favorite restaurant among the locals.
During the month of January, Cowpens will celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British at Cowpens National Battlefield. Located just down the road from the town’s center, the Battlefield will host a weekend of special events on January 18-20. You do not want to miss the Revolutionary experience that Cowpens has to offer! Click here for more information on this special event.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you are looking for a place to ring in the new year, look no further than the Spartanburg Marriott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! On December 31st, the Marriott’s Heritage Ballroom will be transformed into an elegant fantasy, complete with a band that will lure you to the dance floor, unlimited food and beverage options throughout the evening, midnight champagne toast, a balloon drop, party favors and special twilight refreshment offerings.
The fun begins at 7:30pm with a delectable menu including hand carved beef tenderloin, freshly prepared sushi, colossal king crab legs and more.
At 8:30pm, the band will crank up and keep you rocking through the night. “Summer Daze” is a variety dance band that plays the most requested dance hits from the 60’s up to today’s top 40 hits.
The cost for this event is $89 per adult. If you have a group you would like to ring in the New Year, grab a table for everyone. The cost is $669 for a table of 8 or $799 for a table of 10.
You can also purchase a room package, which includes 2 tickets to the event, breakfast for two and accommodations. The cost for this package is $299.00.
For more information or for reservations, call 864-596-1211 or email Crystal Thomas at email@example.com.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If you have never seen a production by Spartanburg Little Theatre, then now is the time! Debuting January 11, Spartanburg Little Theatre presents, “Chicago.” You won’t want to miss this Broadway hit premiering on the David Reid Theatre stage at Chapman Cultural Center.
Based on the book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, “Chicago” is a fascinating tale of excitement. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie joins forces with Velma Kelly, another merry murderess, and the two vie for the spotlight and the headlines in search of the American dream: fame, fortune, and acquittal. A sensuous tale of sin, corruption, and all that jazz, Chicago features a dazzling score, knock-out dancing, and show-stopping favorites like “When You’re Good to Mama,” “Cell Block Tango,” and “Razzle Dazzle.”
Spartanburg Little Theatre began in 1946 with growing interest through lectures about various phases of theatre and conducting one-act plays. In 1949, the movie theater at Camp Croft became available to Little Theatre productions. The Little Theatre is the proud sponsor of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre, the second oldest theatre for youth in South Carolina. After 50 years and countless productions on the stage at the Camp Croft Playhouse the Spartanburg Little Theatre moved to the new Chapman Cultural Center in September 2007. The new theatre there was named the David W. Reid Theatre – in honor of David Reid – the founding father of The Spartanburg Little Theatre.
Click here for tickets and show times. Ages 13 and up only.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild Animal Park has become an annual tradition for individuals and families living throughout the Southeast and visitors from as far away as California, Alaska, and Canada. It’s not often that you have the opportunity to drive through nearly 100-acres magically decorated with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, a life-sized Nativity, plus herds of live animals that will eat out of your hand!
The 22nd annual Holiday Lights Safari features a drive through area with millions of lights decorating trees and pathways, lighted shapes including castles, animals, and even Noah’s ark. The enchanted forest allows visitors to drive gently through herds of deer and safari animals while feeding the animals from their car windows and “The Walk” offers visitors the opportunity to park and walk around and visit with animals, warm themselves by bonfires, take a pony ride through a lighted forest, enjoy cocoa and snacks and have their photo taken with Santa.
Holiday Lights Safari is now open and runs nightly, including holidays, through Sunday, January 5, 2012. Hours are from 6-9pm with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Regular admission is $6 per person with no per car rates. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
For additional information, please call the park office at (864) 472-2038 or visit www.Hollywild.com.