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City News Podcast: Gearing up for Music on Main 2013

Monday, March 18

Popular music series gets new location

It's been 20 years since Music on Main first got going down at Denny's Plaza on East Main, and while some things never change, like the great music and family-friendly atmosphere, the location for Spartanburg's favorite after-work social gathering is changing, moving to the heart of downtown at 175 West Main Street in the grassy area beside the iconic Downtown Clock Tower. Additionally, the start time for the event has been moved back 30 minutes to 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. 


The changes bring Music on Main into the center of the action in Downtown Spartanburg, within easy walking distance of 19 different restaurants and bars, allowing folks who come out for the music to get some great grub afterwards. And with free parking just around the corner at the Magnolia Street Parking Garage (literally, a 2-minute walk from the new location), getting there couldn't be easier.


Sitting down with us to talk about this year's Music on Main Series, which gets underway on April 4, is City Special Events Manager Mandy Merck. Along the way, we also talk about some other events going on downtown as Spring really gets underway, including Jazz on the Square, which kicks off April 5, Upstate International's "Meet the World on the Square" parade Downtown this Saturday, March 23, and the Hub City Hog Fest barbecue festival being held Downtown in the Grain District this weekend, March 22 and 23. 


Spring is here! So give the podcast a listen, and come out to these great events happening Downtown.


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