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4 Reasons to LOVE Downtown Programming

June 09, 2022 | Features

Downtown Programming is almost halfway through its season and we're thrilled with another season of street performances! Since its launch in August 2017, Downtown Programming has provided over 650 entertainment experiences, and 80+ weeks of live music and performances.

A special thank you to OneSpartanburg IncThe City of Spartanburg, and Founders Federal Credit Union 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 great coffee shops, plenty of green space, art galleries, and restaurants that are both diverse and delicious, there is plenty to explore. While visiting, 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

Nearly 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 a unique Spartanburg program

With the support of OneSpartanburg Inc, The City of Spartanburg, and Founders Federal Credit Union, 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 and permitted to busk outside of Chapman’s program as well. 


4) It's another reason to love downtown Spartanburg

The Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District is a thriving portion of downtown, with more than 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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