Spring Water Festival Pageant deadline extended to Aug. 22

There will be a Little Miss and Master Spring Water Festival Pageant held Aug 24th in the Municipal Center Auditorium. This is a fundraiser pageant for The Mill Town Players and Spring Water Festival projects. Deadline has been extended to this Thursday, Aug. 22 for entry. The pageant is for girls ages are 0-18 boys age 0-7 and no pageant dresses are needed. For information and application email wking5670@charter.net or call 230-0157. 

SWF Announces Entertainment

Organizers of the 38th Annual Spring Water Festival have announced entertainment for the two day festival which will be held Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24.
 
Music lovers are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a day of music and other activities. The festival features a variety of performers on three stages including a children’s stage, gospel stage and the Mineral Spring Park Amphitheater Stage.
Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The festival will kick off on Friday evening with live music, festival food and many of the craft vendors will be offering items.
The Blue Sky Blues band will kick off entertainment at 6 p.m. and will be followed by Powerglide with the SLS Horns at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Angela Easterling and the Beguilers will start entertainment at 10 a.m. followed by The Royal Scotsmen Band at 12 noon, Easton Gowan at 1:45 and the Carolina Coast Band at 3 p.m.
Eternal Vision will again headline the Gospel Stage.
Additional information on performers and schedules will be posted soon!
FEATURING:

Powerglide Band with SLS Horns – 

Individually the members of PowerGlide are considered some of the best in the industry, together they are a powerhouse.  The brainchild of Calvin “KC” Clifton on vocals and bass, with Angela Walker, on vocals and keyboards, Cornell Pearce on guitar and John “BJ” Chandler on drums laying down a funky foundation, PowerGlide’s creative, spontaneous and driving arrangements create an excitement for the listener that is riveting. Matt Williams on vocals and trumpet, Charlie “Shoe” Shoemaker on saxophone and Ben Denne on trombone – the SLS horns take things to a whole new level. The band plays without limits and definitely doesn’t hold back.
 PowerGlide’s sound reaches into the R&B, jazz, blues, soul, funk and rock catalog with solid remixes that remind you of the first time you heard it – a sound that excites the soul. Mix that with original selections and you’ll be on your feet.  Their playlist includes Maze, Chicago,  Kool and the Gang,  Bruno Mars, PFunk, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Aretha Franklin, ColdPlay, Candy Dulfer and Cameo,  just to name a few.
powerglideband.com
 
 
Blue Sky Blues Band
The Blue Sky Blues Band is a local blues/rock band from Piedmont that boasts some of the area’s top local talent. Featuring Ian Alerre on drums, Steve Myers on bass, and Adam Lindsley on guitar and vocals. They will perform a variety of classic blues and rock songs with a few originals mixed in.

Easton Gowan
Easton is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Williamston who has been playing a musical instrument since he was 6 years old. His passion for music led him to write his first original song, “My Bail” at the age of 16. He was a featured singer in the concert, CLASSIC COUNTRY at MillTown Players for three shows recently.
Easton is part of the NewSpring Fuse development band, takes part in the Palmetto High Concert Choir and performs at many festivals, restaurants, other local venues.
 
Angela Easterling and Brandon Turner with the Beguilers
Angela Easterling brandishes her songwriting chops with rootsy, refreshing, homespun tunes. Her backing band, The Beguilers (bass, drums and lead guitar), master many complex styles, with instrumentation that fleshes out the stories in Angela’s songs, and adds some rocking fun. Their act is not quite country, not quite folk, but altogether unique and engaging.
Angela lives with her musical partner and their two young sons on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791. Her most recent release, “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top 5 on that chart for nearly 2 months, closing the year out as #12 on the top 100 albums, and earning much praise in the press. Her album, “BlackTop Road”, produced by Will Kimbrough, remained on the Americana top 40 airplay chart for 7 weeks, and was chosen as a top pick in both Oxford American and Country Weekly. She was selected for an official Americana Convention Showcase, official showcases at both NERFA and SERFA (Folk Alliance) and is a four-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2009, 2010, 2015, 2018) a 2011 Telluride Troubadour and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Top 10 Finalist (2012 & 2015). The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture”  “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s best music picks. Angela’s music was featured in commercials (Southwestern Bell) and several of her songs were used in the series “Horsepower” on Animal Planet. She has appeared on the WSM-hosted stage at the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair, on the nationally broadcast public radio program “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know”, the popular ETV show “Making It Grow”, Sirius XM Outlaw Country’s “Buddy and Jim Show” with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and was also interviewed by noted NPR journalist Bob Edwards. She was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music, as well as the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Angela tours the U.S., both solo and duo with Brandon Turner, as well as with her crowd-pleasing band The Beguilers. She has played numerous concert series and music festivals, including Six String Concerts (Columbus, OH), Shakori Hills, Fall for Greenville, NC Apple Festival, Strawberry Festival, Albino Skunkfest and more. She has opened for or appeared with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Lauderdale, Scott Miller, The Steel Wheels, Sarah Jarosz, Elizabeth Cook, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks, Tracy Grammer, Mary Gauthier, Ray Price (at the Birchmere), Suzy Bogguss, Ellis Paul, Tom Brosseau, Eilen Jewell, Radney Foster, Will Kimbrough, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Lori McKenna. Angela is currently playing a full schedule of shows, while working in the studio on her soon-to-be-released 6th album.
For more info on Angela, including tour dates and more, visit www.angelaeasterling.com.
 
 
Royal Scotsmen Band
 
A long time favorite at the Spring Water Festival, The Royal Scotsmen Band was formed in the mid-60s by the Chambers brothers, Ed, Joe and Tom. For over 20 years, during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the group played throughout the northern and southeastern United States. The group played with many classic beach groups including The Georgia Prophets, The Covers, The Drifters, Cornelius Brothers, and Sister Rose, and Mel & Tim. After a 15-year hiatus, Ed and Joe have reunited with sister Kim, Leeann Fant, Harold “Big Poppa Beach” Alverson, and Steve Scott.
Hailing from 16 miles south/southwest of Greenville in the sleepy town of Pelzer, the band wrote and played a wide variety of music, always including and now returning to what they like best – beach music.
The members of the Royal Scotsmen Band are: Joe Cambers – lead vocals, Kim Chambers – Vocals, Ed Chambers – Bass, Charyl Bryson – Keyboard, Keith White – drums, Stan Hendrix – Guitar, Paul Fitzgerald – horns, David Vanderberg – horns and Sound by Mark Switzer.
WE LOVE BEACH MUSIC! We love to perform at all kinds of venues but our favorite are festivals where families can come and enjoy our music. We want to make sure beach music never dies!
We would love to entertain at your event! Call, email or message us today! Booking Agent Joe Chambers at 864-304-4923 or email joebob1109@gmail.com or royalscotsmenband@charter.net
The Spring Water Festival welcomes back The Royal Scotsmen Band!
 
 
Carolina Coast Band
The Carolina Coast Band originated in the Upstate of SC in 2013 and began building its nucleus in the Carolina Beach Music market by assembling a staff of regionally and nationally acclaimed musicians that, as individuals, has achieved many awards in the industry. 
The band delivers a combined 90 years of experience in Beach, Motown, R&B, and Oldies music to satisfy the demands of today’s party requests. Their popularity continues to grow as they span the East Coast of the US performing and promoting Carolina Beach Music, R&B, and Party Music. 
The band is a member of the Carolina Beach Music Association, (CBMA), and is current 2018 recipient of “The Rising Star” Award received at the CBMA Awards Ceremonies at Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach in November.
Joey Werner, the band’s manager plays keyboards and is a lead vocalist having performed with many artists, including early stints as a drummer with the original members of the Swingin’ Medallions” as well as many others throughout the years.
Frank Wilkie is bass guitarist and toured internationally with The Marshall Tucker Band, Rickey Godfrey Band, and Garfeel Ruff Band, where they landed in a movie.
Kym McKinnon is lead guitarist and lead vocalist and toured nationally for 15 years with Nappy Brown, famous blues artist.
Big Tez Sherard is on drums and lead vocals and tours frequently with National Artist, Edwin McCain, and has worked with other artists such as Darius Rucker, and The Tams.
Alan Nowell is on saxes, woodwinds, and vocals. He has toured with several bands including The Out-of-Towners Band.
Rhonda McDaniel, Ten year CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and recording artist with several #1 Hits, joined the band in 2016 and has added her talents of both vocals and keyboards to give the band a great show of shag and beach music. 
Rickey Godfrey of Nashville, TN, joined the band in 2018 on guitar, keyboards, and lead vocals. Rickey is the recipient of many CBMA awards in the early 2000’s, including song of the year, and male vocalist of the year. Not to mention he took the Blues Artist award for the City of Nashville last year.
The Band travels the East Coast US from Myrtle Beach, Edisto Beach, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, FL, Panama City, Florida, and Georgia, sharing their fun with their many fans throughout the east coast.
The Taxslayer Gator Bowl, a nationally televised New Year’s Day College Football Game in Jacksonville, Florida, featured The Carolina Coast Band for their 2014 New Year’s Eve Party during pre-game activities.
Coming up in February, 2020, The Band will be touring The Carribean Cruising on Carnival with The Embers. Book your reservation by contacting “All-About-Travel” in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Contact Carolina Coast Band on Facebook or www.Carolinacoastband.com for your next event!!!
 

Spring Water Festival entertainment information coming soon!

The 2019 Spring Water Festival is pleased to announce the following entertainment for this year’s festival:

Amphitheater Stage:

Friday night will feature Blue Sky Blues Band and Powerglide
Saturday will feature Angela Easterling, The Royal Scotsmen and Carolina Coast Band

Additional information on Gospel Stage and Children’s Stage entertainment and schedules will be posted soon.

Spring Water Festival 2019 Coming Soon!

The SPRING WATER FESTIVAL 2019

 

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COMING SOON!

SPRING WATER FESTIVAL
August 23 & 24, 2019
Mineral Spring Park

Williamston, SC

State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Arts & Crafts  Live Music  Gospel Music Showcase
Free Children’s Activities Amusement Rides
Spring Water 5K Run  1 Mile Fun Run
Antique Car Show   Festival Food  Exhibits Souvenirs   

Directions to Festival
From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer (Exit 32)
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston

50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 12 Food Vendors
Live Music on 3 stages
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No Bicycles, No Skate Boards

 

2019 Business & Non-Profit Display Application
2019 Business & Non-Profit Guidelines

2019 Craft Vendor Application
2019 Craft Vendor Guidelines

2019 5k Spring Water Run Application

2019 Festival Brochure

Georgia Country Artist of the Year to headline 2018 Spring Water Festival entertainment

Georgia singer Thomas Fountain will headline the 2018 SWF.

The 37th Annual Spring Water Festival is coming up August 24 and 25. Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The festival returns with over 100 vendors featuring arts and crafts, exhibits and business displays, festival food, children’s activities and rides, 5k Spring Water Run, antique car show, and live entertainment
This year the Spring Water Festival will feature a variety of live music beginning on Friday with the Carolina Coast Band playing beach and blues.
On Saturday, entertainment will include the Blue Sky Blues Band, Adam Kiraly Band and headliner Thomas Fountain.
The festival will also include performances on the Gospel music stage by the Chordsmen, The Grissops, Gary Hart and Hartstrings, Caitlin Tierce, Living Truth Eternal Vision and more.

Blue Sky Blues Band

The Blue Sky Blues Band is a local blues/rock band from Piedmont that boasts some of the area’s top local talent. Featuring Ian Alerre on drums, Steve Myers on bass, and Adam Lindsley on guitar and vocals. They will perform a variety of classic blues and rock songs with a few originals mixed in.

Adam Kiraly Band
The Adam Kiraly Band is a Tropical Rock/Jazz Fusion band out of Greenville.
Their music is most like a blend of Dave Mathews Band and Jimmy Buffet with improv sax solos with springy, island-flavored vocals and powerful, creative grooves.
They will perform originals as well as covers from a variety of artists. The band released an EP this year, titled “Riverwalk”, and are touring regionally to promote it.
The single from their EP, Skeleton Crew, charted the first week out at #10 on Shore Life Radio and #1 on Tikipod Radio. The music from EP continues to rank in the top 20 several weeks later.

Thomas Fountain

Georgia singer, songwriter Thomas Fountain will headline entertainment on Saturday.
Fountain was named the 2015 Male Georgia Country Artist of the Year.
His first single “FLOAT” from his debut self-titled EP, gained him recognition in media outlets and on radio.
It was followed up with the release of his single “Just Like You”.
Both songs and video can be found on youtube.
With the success of these songs, Fountain was featured on NBC’s, “Atlanta and Company” and nationally known Jezebel Magazine.
In November 2016, he released his single “Sometimes God Whispers” landing him the number one voted upcoming local artist on station – 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country series.
The music video garnered over 1 million Facebook views in just over a month of its release.
Fans have responded to the song with stories of how the words translate to their personal lives and experiences.
Fountain will perform on the Spring Water Festival Amphitheater stage at 2 p.m.on Saturday.
Additional information on the Spring Water Festival will be announced soon.
For more information visit the website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

The Carolina Coast Band will perform beach music and blues at the Spring Water Festival on Friday, August 24.

2018 Spring Water Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday – August 24
6:00 – 10:00 Carolina Coast Band

Saturday – August 25

9:15 Opening Ceremony

Amphitheater Stage
10:00 Blue Sky Blues Band
12:00 Adam Kiraly Band
2:00  Thomas Fountain

Gospel Stage
10:00 Craig Ledford
10:30 Victory Lane
11:00 Living Truth
11:30 Grissops
12:00 Eternal Vision
12:30 Catlin Tierce
1:00 Chordsmen
1:30 David Earl Lawson
2:00 Heaven’s Hope
2:30 Keith Kanipe
3:00 Narrow Way
3:30 All For Hill
4:00 King’s Way

Children’s Stage
Buttons The Clown
TBA

More information to be posted soon!

 

 

2018 Spring Water Festival

Coming Soon!

August 24 & 25 – 2018

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC
 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Arts & Crafts  5K Spring Water Run     Mineral Spring Trail Walk (New)
Health Fair  Live Music  Gospel music showcase
Free Children’s Activities      Amusement Rides
Antique Car Show  Festival Food  Exhibits     Souvenirs

Directions to Festival
From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer.
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston

2017 Spring Water Festival Entertainment Schedules

2017 Spring Water Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday 6 pm – 10 pm
6 pm – The Royal Scotsmen Band
8 pm – Odyssey

Saturday Amphitheater Stage
9:00 am – Blue Sky Blues Band
10:30 am – Tom Fisch
12 noon – Wilson Banjo Company
2:00 pm – Eternal Vision

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
9 am – Opening Ceremony on Park Center Stage (Gospel stage)

Gospel Stage Entertainment
10:00 am – Craig Ledford
10:30 am – David Earl Lawson
11:00 am – Jerry Maples
11:30 am – All For Him
12:00 noon – Living Truth
12:30 pm – The Harts
1:00 pm – The Chordsmen Quartet
1:30 pm – Gary Hart & Hartstrings

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Don’t Miss Eternal Vision on the Amphitheater Stage

Children’s Stage
10 am – Upstate Dance
11 am – Buttons the Clown
11:45 am – Tom Fisch
12:45 Jack’s Drum Shack

Beach, Blue Grass, Gospel and more live music at Spring Water Festival

ODYSSEY

The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival will begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with food, rides, craft and display vendors.
Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey.
Odyssey is a seasoned party band that performs many genres of music and specializes in old school and current R&B, Blues and Beach Music. Odyssey band members include: Stanley Gilchrist, lead vocal; Janice Gray, background vocals; Brenda Harris, background vocals; Alfred Doddson, drums; Alvin Sullivan, bass guitar; Cecil Gray, MD/ keys/ background vocals; Barney Hampton, guitar and Basil Harris, guitar/background vocals.

The Royal Scotsmen Band is a group of veterans who display a genuine enthusiasm for their music and share and include the audience in the fun they have in their performances.
Led by Ed and Joe Chambers, joined by sister Kim, the group performs Beach classics, as well as original radio hits from their own CD’s. Rounding out the group is Cheryl Bryson and Judd Terrell on keyboards, Mike Smith on guitar, while Keith White lays down the beat on his drums. Paul Fitzgerald, sax, and David Vandenburg, trumpet, add their brassy riffs to the mix.


Amusement rides will be oriented toward younger children this year, organizers said. Unlimited ride bracelets will be offered at $10 per bracelet on Friday
Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.
Spring Water Festival hours on Saturday will be 9 am to 4 pm.
Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky Blues Band, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday.
Eternal Vision is an exciting and energetic group hailing from Knoxville Tennessee that has been a favorite of Gospel music fans for more than 25 years. The group is known for a progressive sound that is still respectful to the “old standards” that Gospel music fans have come to love.
The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby.

 
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from Upstate South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier.
The band was initially formed to promote Steve’s custom made banjos but has since expanded when their debut EP attracted a surprising amount of attention after its initial release to radio.
Personnel in Wilson Banjo Co. include Steve Wilson on banjo, Joey Newton on guitar, Sarah Logan on fiddle, Brandon Couch on Mandolin, Rob Walker on bass and Dylan Armour on Dobro, with each member contributing on vocals.
As a performing band, they endeavor to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands.
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.


Tom Fisch will return for an acoustic show on the Amphitheater Stage and a sing-along for kids on the children’s stage. Audiences enjoy his warm, appealing style, diverse range of material and talent.

Jack’s Drum Shack, Buttons the Clown and Upstate Dance will also perform on the Children’s stage.
Gospel Stage includes Craig Ledford, David Earl Lawson, Jerry Maples, All For Him, Living Truth, The Harts, The Chordsmen Quartet and Gary Hart & Hartstrings.

For more information, the 2017 Spring Water Festival Program Tabloid can be found in The Journal this week and will be available during the festival.

SWF offers childrens entertainment and activities

The Guthrie Grove Church will again sponsor the Duck Pond Game for children at the Spring Water Festival. This free activity allows children the opportunity to try their luck in our kids ponds filled with rubber ducks and friendly fish. They will be located beside the Long Shelter in the center of the park. come by and enjoy the fun!
Tom Fisch from Hendersonville, NC will also entertain on the childrens stage. Tom will be performing songs from his CD “Songs For Kids” which is full of familiar traditional favorites including Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain. and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It also includes newer classics like The Wheels On The Bus, Baby Beluga, and Going To The Zoo.
Tom will perform on both the Children’s Stage and the Amphitheater Stage.
Also appearing on the children’s stage, Buttons the Clown, Upstate Dance and Jack’s Drum Shack.
This year the Spring Water Fesitval is bringing Will & Kris Amusements back and they are bringing new rides catered to the little ones. Continue reading