Free celebration Saturday in Greenville<BR>to celebrate downtown revitalization<BR>
By Click the MP3 icon to listen as Friends of Main Street Chairman Milton Babb explains why downtown Greenville is attracting new business and entertainment.
Greenville – Festivities are slated for Saturday in Greenville to celebrate their recent downtown revitalization. Milton Babb is chairman of Friends of Main Street, the group who organized the event. Babb says with the recent renovation, downtown Greenville is again becoming a great atmosphere for business and entertainment.
Recent completion of Greenville's Streetscape Project; which includes new sidewalks, Victorian lamps and plants has helped lead to a resurgence of new business downtown. Five of six new businesses to downtown Greenville will have ribbon cuttings to kick off the celebration. Businesses include women's clothing, boutiques, cafes and wineries.
Click the MP3 icon to listen as Friends of Main Street Chairman Milton Babb explains why downtown Greenville is attracting new business and entertainment.
Schedule of Events Saturday May 31 (Free and open to public from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.):
10 a.m. - Festival opens with Greenville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings for five new downtown businesses. Sidewalk sales, kids activities begin.
Noon - Free Live Music begins with The Blues Doctors, corner Lee and St. John Streets.
1 p.m. - Matt Koger and the Blue Ribbon Band
2 p.m. - Ricky Nelson and Friends
3 p.m. - Sam Mize, Keith Hamilton and Dempsey Denman and the Band
4 p.m. - Blast from the Past
5 p.m. - Steve Ferguson at the Municipal Auditorium Plaza
6 p.m. - Doors open for the Threadgill Concert featuring Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Gimble and Hot Club of Cowtown. The drawing for the $1,000-plus shopping spree will be made during the Concert.
The "My Downtown's Back!" festival is free with the exception of the Threadgill Concert.