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Fall for Greenville 2014 Music Guide

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As downtown Greenville has grown and changed over the years into one of the most lively downtowns in the Southeast, so have the city’s festivals adapted to that changing culture. Fall for Greenville proudly showcases some of the finest things Greenville has to offer, from their beautiful downtown area to the ever-growing food scene that the revitalized downtown has spawned. We seem to be in the midst of Greenville’s Golden Era, and once again the city has put together a music and entertainment lineup befitting of what upstate residents deserve.

This years lineup not only showcases local talent from the Upstate, but brings in rising talent from across South Carolina. And isn’t it the cherry on top that Shovels and Rope, South Carolina’s most prominent Americana band, headline the festival for the first time, rising through the ranks organically after playing Greenville events over the years. Gone are the days of them playing a 2:30 slot at Artisphere. Now they’ll be headlining the mainstage on Saturday night, surrounded all Saturday by locals who have equal opportunity to make a similar national impact as Shovels and Rope has since breaking out in 2012. From multiple late night television performances and magazine covers, to winning song of the year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards, Shovels and Rope have done a huge part in not only putting South Carolina music on the map, but proudly letting everyone know that their roots dig deep in that sandy John’s Island soil.

Take into the account the entertainment value of the music, this year’s lineup is full of performers. From the seven piece Southern soul band which is St. Paul and the Broken Bones to the windmill acoustic guitar playing of road tested and female approved Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, this lineup has something for everyone. And even if you haven’t heard of many of the bands, you’re guaranteed to be entertained. Sturgill Simpson is a rising country star, known for being anti pop-country, adapting his own new form of “outlaw country”. From the national acts to the locals and regionals, you’ll notice no drop in talent or performance.

The lineup can be overwhelming, so next week leading up to Friday we’re going to make our top picks for each day. That in itself will be tough. If you’re attending for the music, just plan on bouncing around. The stages are conveniently close and the scheduling overlaps so you can hear a good amount of each set.

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Friday October 10

Carolina Ale House Stage

6:00-7:00 Dead 27s
7:30-8:30 Roadkill Ghost Choir
9:00-10:30 Desert Noises

Furman University Jazz & Blues Stage

5:00-6:00 InnFusion
6:30-8:00 Jazzsmith and Thom Chambers
8:30-10:00 The Professors of Soul

Michelin on Main Stage

5:30-6:30 The Francis Vertigo
7:00-8:15 Lionz of Zion
9:00-10:30 Jarekus Singleton

Orangeville Stage Presented by Clemson University

5:30-6:30 Amigo
7:00-8:00 American Aquarium
8:30-10:00 Old 97’s

Steve White Audi Stage

8:00-10:00 Ken Knox and Company

Saturday October 11

Carolina Ale House Stage

11:30-12:30 The Frankness
1:00-2:00 The Lillies and the Sparows
2:30-3:30 Jordan Igoe
4:00-5:00 Stagbriar
5:30-6:30 The Black Cadillacs
7:00-8:30 Clear Plastic Masks

Furman University Jazz & Blues Stage

12:00-1:00 Shannon Hoover Trio
1:30-2:30 Jazz Romance
3:00-4:00 Justin Johnson & the Major 7th
4:30-5:30 Matt Olson Quartet
6:00-7:00 Charles Walker Band
7:30-8:30 Carolina Soul Band

Michelin on Main Stage

11:00-12:00 A Moment Electric
12:30-1:30 Sun Brother
2:00-3:00 Signs of Iris
3:30-4:30 Brave Baby
5:00-6:30 Matrimony
7:00-8:30 Alanna Royale

Orangeville Stage Presented by Clemson University

12:00-1:00 Volcanoes in the Kitchen
1:30-2:30 Susto
3:00-4:00 Mac Leaphart and My Ragged Company
4:30-5:30 The Piedmont Boys
6:00-7:00 Sturgill Simpson
7:30-9:00 Shovels & Rope

Steve White Audi Stage

2:00-3:30 Jumpstart Band
4:30-6:00 The Flashbacks
7:00-8:30 Back 9 Band

Sunday October 12

Carolina Ale House Stage

12:00-1:00 The Sound Committee
1:30-2:30 The Dunder Chiefs
3:00-4:00 The Bent Strings
4:30-5:30 Amythyst and Her Chest of Glass
6:00-7:00 Corey Chisel’s Soul Obscura

Furman University Jazz & Blues Stage

12:30-1:30 Adam Knight Trio
2:00-3:00 Mike Frost Band
3:30-4:30 Wanda Johnson
5:00-6:30 The Night Affair Band

Michelin on Main Stage

12:00-1:00 72nd and Central
1:30-2:30 Milli Fungus
3:00-4:30 The Work
5:00-6:30 Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues

Orangeville Stage Presented by Clemson University

12:30-1:30 The Kelly Jo Connect
2:00-3:00 The Soulfeathers
3:30-4:45 AJ Ghent Band
5:30-7:00 St Paul and the Broken Bones

Steve White Audi Stage

12:30-2:30 Waiter’s Race
5:00-6:30 The Rick Strickland Band

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