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7/10/2018 4:17:00 PM
It's time for BBQ, Music & Fun in Uptown Greenwood
2017 1st Place Winners in the People's Choice, Skint Back BBQ.  Let's see if they can get the votes again this year!
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2017 1st Place Winners in the People's Choice, Skint Back BBQ.  Let's see if they can get the votes again this year!

Nard's Backyard BBQ was serving it up during a previous Festival of Discovery
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Nard's Backyard BBQ was serving it up during a previous Festival of Discovery

Greenwood’s signature event is about to kick off in Uptown Greenwood this weekend with the SC Festival of Discovery 2018!

Thousands will fill the streets in Uptown Greenwood for chance to eat some of the finest BBQ available anywhere around.  With BBQ Teams coming in from all over the country, you can experience some of the best there is to be found.  But as we all know well, some of the best can be found right here in Greenwood SC.

In addition to BBQ, this event brings in some of the best Blues music as well.  The Blues Cruise, sponsored by the Index Journal annually, allows you to hear some awesome blues entertainment scattered throughout the Uptown Greenwood establishments.  You can see who is playing where by scrolling down below to see a full schedule of events.

Kids can come out and enjoy the Kids’ Zone featuring a Ferris Wheel, Flying Saucer, Fun House, Inflatable Slide and much more.  This opens Friday, 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, 10am to 10pm.  Tickets are $1 each or 25 for $20.  You can also purchase bracelets for $15 but please note they are broken up into sessions:  Friday Night, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 4pm – 10pm.

Also enjoy the SPLASH Pad at the Farmer’s Market on Friday and Saturday 11am to 7pm for FREE.

New this year is the chance for your child to become the next Kids Que Champion!  This is open to all kids ages 6-15 with an entry fee of $50.  Hurry the registration ends Friday, July 13th, more details can be found here.

The Hot Dog Eating Contest hits the main stage on Saturday, July 14 from 12 – 1 p.m.  How many can you eat, over 20?  Last year’s champion, Mark Lyle put down 25 hot dogs.  $750 in prizes are up for grabs, not to mention you will earn the title Hot Dog Eating Champion! 

Don’t forget all the Arts & Crafts Show at the Uptown Market on Saturday, 10a.m. until 10p.m.  There you will find some awesome handmade jewelry, artisan crafts, soaps and much more.

Check out the 2018 Festival of Discovery schedule below and visit www.festivalofdiscovery.com.

 

2018 SCHEDULE 

Thursday, July 12th

Noon to 10 pm - BBQ Available For Purchase

6 pm - 7 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Bruce Katz Band

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - The Keeshea Pratt Band

7 pm - 9 pm - Blues Cruise Flynn's On Maxwell Gail Storm

 8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Fat Daddy's BBQ - The Nighthawks

8  pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Howards on Main - Norman Jackson Band

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Inn on the Square Robert Lighthouse

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Mill House Tad Walters Band

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Montague's - Charlie Sayles & Tony Fazio

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Sundance Gallery - The Nouveaux Honkies

 

Friday, July 13th

11 am - 11 pm -  BBQ Available For Purchase

11 am - 11:45 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Shrimp City Slim and John Clam Chop Etheridge

11 am - 2 pm - Blues Cruise Southern Soul On Main Gail Storm

Noon - 1 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Robert Lighthouse

1 pm - 2:30 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Bruce Katz

2:30 pm - 4 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - The Nouveaux Honkies

4 pm - 5:15 pm -  Blues Cruise Main Stage - Tad Walters Band

5 pm - 10 pm - Kids Zone Uptown Market 

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Charlie Sayles & Tony Fazio

6 pm - 8 pm - Blues and Brews Arts Center The Nouveaux Honkies 

7 pm - 8:15 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Norman Jackson Band

7 pm - 9 pm - Blues Cruise Buenavista Cafe - Jeff Liberty

7 pm - 10 pm - Blues Cruise Polo's - Shrimp City Slim w/  Clam Chop

8 pm - 10 pm - Blues Cruise Flynn's on Maxwell Robert Lighthouse

8 pm - 8:45 pm - Blues Cruise Inn on the Square - Belmont & Jones

8 pm - 9:15 pm - Blues Cruise Fat Daddy's BBQ -  Little Bit A Blues

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Montague's - Gail Storm

8:30 pm - 10 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage Tent - The Nighthawks

9 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Inn on the Square -  Tad Walters Band

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise Howard's on Main - Rockin Johnny Burgin

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise The Mill House - Maurice John Vaughn and Donald Ray Johnson

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise Buffalo Grill - Stevie Harris

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise T W Boon's - Hurricane Ruth with Scott Holt

9:30 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Fat Daddy's BBQ - Charlie Sayles & Tony Fazio

 

Saturday, July 14th

10 am - 10 pm - Kids Zone Uptown Market

10 am - 10 pm - Arts & Crafts Fair Uptown Market

10:30 am -4 pm -People's Choice Event ($1 BBQ Samples) 

11 am - 5 pm -  BBQ Available For Purchase

11 am - 11:45 am - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Belmont & Jones

11 am - 2 pm - Blues Cruise Southern Soul on Main - Jeff Liberty

12 pm - 1 pm - Hot Dog Eating Contest Main Stage

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Stevie Harris

3 pm - 4 pm - Blues Bruise Main Stage -  Little Bit A Blues

4 pm - 5 pm - Blues Bruise Main Stage - Rockin Johnny Burgin

5 pm - 6 pm - Awards Ceremony 

pm - 6:30 pm - Recorded Music

6:30 pm - 8 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Hurricane Ruth with Scott Holt

7 pm - 9 pm - Blues Cruise Buenavista Cafe - Peter Kfoury Duo

7 pm - 10 pm - Blues Cruise Polo's Restaurant - Gail Storm

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Inn on the Square - Drink Small and Little Bit A Blues

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Fat Daddy's - Rockin Johnny Burgin

8 pm - 11 pm - Blues Cruise Montague's - Belmont & Jones

8:15 pm - 10 pm - Blues Cruise Main Stage - Maurice John Vaughn and Donald Ray Johnson 

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise Buffalo Grill - Davis Coen and John Picard

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise Howard's on Main - Hurricane Ruth with Scott Holt

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise The Mill House - Norman Jackson Band

9 pm - Midnight - Blues Cruise T W Boon's - Peter Karp

 

Sunday, July 15th - NO BBQ-Blues Cruise Only

11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Blues Cruise Inn on the Square - Blues Brunch with Maurice John Vaughn and Donald Ray Johnson 



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