Best hotel for the 2017 Festival of Discovery BBQ and “Blues Cruise”

The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. The event started in 2000, and has become the most highly anticipated event in the region. The festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music and people that make South Carolina and Greenwood County such an incredible place to live and visit.

The Inn on the Square is the best hotel for this annual event.

Family fun offered at the 2017 Festival of discovery held Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th.

The Festival of Discovery’s “Blues Cruise” celebrates the unique musical sound of the blues with numerous musical artists performing at Uptown Greenwood restaurants and venues.

Uptown Greenwood presents the 17th annual Greenwood Blues Cruise.  The Blues Cruise is the music component of the South Carolina Festival of Discovery. In celebration, Greenwood Blues Cruise Artistic Director Gary Erwin AKA Shrimp City Slim has pulled out all the stops with our lineup.  The Greenwood Blues Cruise is sponsored by  The Index Journal.  The Main Stage, where a lot of fantastic music can be found, is sponsored by CenturyLink.  We hope you ENJOY the 2017 lineup!

 

Here at the Inn on the Square we are excited to be host for four night of live blues.  Here is our line up below:

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Thursday, July 6         8-11 PM Luckyman Beall
Friday, July 7                8-11 PM Studebaker, Howell and Stricklin
Saturday, July 8          8-11 PM Joey Gilmore
Sunday, July 9          11 AM – 3 PM Skyla Burrell

 

For four days in the hottest part of the summer, Uptown Greenwood shuts down and cools off.  Throughout the weekend two city blocks are closed to traffic, BBQ teams and vendors set up shop, amusement rides grow lines with children, and an arts and crafts center is created!

The Inn on the Square is not only the best hotel, but it is the only hotel located inside the perimeter of the Festival of Discovery 2017 BBQ & Blues!

Hurricane Matthew’s Attempted Wedding Event Disaster — And How We Saved the Date

Sometimes things just line up. And other times they totally blow up. Like epic wedding event disaster blow up. Then sometimes, in the strangest of “coincidences,” both things happen and the outcome is even more beautiful than it could have been otherwise.

This was what happened when Christopher Burch and Kristy Hughes planned their beach wedding on what became the weekend of Hurricane Matthew. They found themselves evacuating the Lowcountry with, oh, you know, pretty much everyone else but FEMA and meteorologist Jim Cantore. The Inn was a go-to place of escape during the mandatory evacuations, so there was already a steady flow of additional guests. What’s two more? And their wedding party? And guests? We got this.

Long story short, our team came together and made a beautiful event (if we do say so ourselves…). The Index-Journal was kind enough to cover the wedding — they even sent a photographer to help commemorate the special day.

We don’t wish this kind of disruption on anyone’s wedding plans. But when it happens, you can count on us. We LIVE to make beautiful events happen — with or without hurricanes barreling down on the coast!

~ Claire

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Steven Galloway & Saxy Wednesday

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Steven Galloway is starting to become a Greenwood icon. Having him play his saxophone every Wednesday in the Fox and Hound Lounge has become our regulars’ weekly hangout go-to. He went to Lander University, right here in Greenwood, and credits his professor for influencing him to jazz. (Thanks, professor!) The Index Journal wrote a great article about Steven’s talent and even mentions our Bar Manager, Nic Massey. (After playing with Steven, Nic insisted he be our weekly jazz act.) We thank you, Steven, for playing for us each week! You make our Saxy Wednesday super saxy! (Don’t forget we have $1.00 oysters every week, too!)

Read the Index Journal article here.

 

BBQ, Blues, & Beers, oh my!

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“You must stop by the Carriage House Restaurant”

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Just Peachy Blogger, Rachel Regal, had the opportunity to visit our quaint uptown area over the summer. She then wrote about her experience. Being from Atlanta and a fashionista, we were sure she would find some greatness in our town. We, at the Inn, are fortunate in that we get to host awesome traveling writers in our beautiful hotel, thanks to the ladies at the Old 96 District Tourism Commission. We appreciate you helping the Inn get its name out there to otherwise unknown travelers!

Ok, back to Just Peachy. Rachel was able to experience our Fryday Fish Special:  “If you’re in Greenwood on a Friday night, you must stop by the Carriage House restaurant at Inn on the Square, right in Uptown Greenwood. “Fryday” means you can get a huge plate of fresh fish (shrimp, cod, catfish, etc.) plus a potato, plus coleslaw, plus dessert for less than $10!” Whoa! Thank you, Rachel, for telling your followers how great of a deal it really is! It is the best in town! (You will not see Outback offering anything like it!) After enjoying our Fryday, she got to experience the Topiaries & Tasting Wine Walk, Festival of Flowers, The Mill House’s awesome pizza, shopping Uptown Greenwood and Emerald Farms before heading north to Greenville. Here is her entire entry. Read it.

Thanks again, Rachel, for enjoying our hotel & beautiful Uptown area. Please let us know when you can visit again!

Topiaires & Wine Tasting

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We had an amazing turn out for the Festival of Flowers Topiaires & Tasting Wine Walk. Thanks for everyone who participated in the Last Glass Party!

 

 

The Wannabeatles stayed with us!

HUGE thanks to our friend & videographer, Sam Thomas, for recording & uploading this awesome video of The Wannabeatles serenading our guests in the lobby the night they performed at the Uptown Market. What a nice treat!

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Uptown Greenwood’s Uptown Live on Thursday, June 2nd brought in a crowd favorite! The Beatles tribute band, The Wannabeatles, performed for music lovers at the new Uptown Market for the kick off event of Festival of Flowers. We had the pleasure of hosting the band at the Inn on the Square! Dennis Scott was the first to arrive and was greeted with kindness and helpfulness from our staff. We appreciate them staying with us and look forward to their return! Have a safe trip back to Nashville, guys! We love you, too, yeah, yeah, yeah!