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4 Reasons we LOVE Downtown Programming

October 14, 2021 | Features

Downtown Programming is wrapping up this month and we're thrilled to say we've had another successful season of street performances! 

Since its launch in August 2017, Downtown Programming has provided 600+ entertainment experiences, and 70+ weeks of live music and performances.

A special thank you to OneSpartanburg IncThe City of Spartanburg, and United Community Bank for their continued support.

Check out the 4 reasons we LOVE Downtown Programming!


1) Downtown Programming Creates a “Vibe” in Downtown Spartanburg

We already knew that downtown Spartanburg has a lot to offer, between prime caffeine locations, plenty of green space, art galleries, and restaurants that are both diverse and yummy, there is plenty to explore off Main Street. While visiting these locations, Downtown Programming creates a creative “vibe” right on the sidewalks, much like the feel of larger cities, think Atlanta and Asheville. As you walk from one destination to another, you can enjoy the journey, never knowing what type of creative performer you will encounter. 


2) Downtown Programming supports local performers and musicians

Over 65% of the musicians who participate in Downtown Programming are from Spartanburg County. Supporting Spartanburg musicians and performers is one of Downtown Programming’s main goals. Don’t forget to tip buskers if you like what you hear. 


3) Downtown Programming is unique to Spartanburg

With the support of OneSpartanburg Inc, The City of Spartanburg, and United Community Bank, Chapman Cultural Center is able to foster a unique program for the Downtown Cultural District. Nowhere else in South Carolina are musicians and performers paid to busk at least 8 times a week, and permitted to busk outside of Chapman’s program as well. 


4) It is another reason to love the Downtown Spartanburg Cultural District

The Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District is a thriving portion of downtown, with over 50 cultural assets, including public art, fountains, green spaces, and art galleries. Downtown Programming is just one of many reasons to continue to love where you live and support the musicians and performers who are in your community! 

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