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Marshall Tucker Band Coming to Greer!


February 5, 2013

The Marshall Tucker Band will be the headline performer for the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Festival. The festival will be throughout downtown Greer and Greer City Park on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. The Marshall Tucker Band will be performing on Saturday night, May 4, 2013 beginning at 7:30pm.

The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals. With singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart.  Today the band continues to record new material and regularly tour the country to the delight of their fans, both old and new.

Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long—that good music knows no boundaries.  Along the way, the band has recorded twenty-two studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations. Today the band records on its own Ramblin’ Records that is distributed by Sony by way of a joint venture with Shout! Factory.

Sponsorships are available for the 2013 Village Hospital Greer Family Fest at many different levels. If interested, please call the Greater Greer Chamber at 877.3131. Craft, Business, and Restaurant Vendor applications are available at this time at www.greerchamber.com. The Chamber anticipates that space will SELL OUT for all vendors and ask that vendors submit applications early.

 Festival event times are Friday, May 3th (6-10pm) and Saturday, May 4th (10am-10pm).  A full list of food and craft vendors and entertainment will be available on the event website at www.greerfamilyfest.com  mid-April. The festival is FREE to the public! Tickets for food, beverage and children’s rides can be purchased on site; craft vendors sales are cash transactions. The event is alcohol-free, and pets, coolers, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed in the event site.

The event website (www.greerfamilyfest.com) is the central location for complete event information.

 

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