Spring Water Festival 2021 Entertainment

Carolina Coast 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. Ron Davis will be on Trumpet.

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.
 
Contact Carolina Coast Band on Facebook or www.Carolinacoastband.com for your next event!!!

Blue Sky Blues Band

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.

Andrew Crawford and Brandi Colt

Crawford Colt
(Andrew Crawford – Brandi Colt)

Somewhere between the mountain sounds of Appalachia and the spirit of traditional country music, you’ll find Brandi Colt and Andrew Crawford. The duo began as two songwriters getting together playing song swaps and writers rounds, but with the realization of how well their individual sounds fit together and with so many requests for duo performances, the next natural step was to form an act, now tagged, “Crawford Colt”. Crawford Colt has already shared the stage, opening shows for established artists like Sunny Sweeney, Josh Morningstar, Clint Park, 49 Winchester, and Creed Fisher with upcoming performances this year supporting artists like Little Texas, Alex Williams, Billy Don Burns, Kayla Ray, and more!

They are currently writing and recording their first album together, but you can listen to their solo projects on all major streaming platforms.

 

Easton Gowan

Easton Gowan
Easton Gowan is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Williamston, S.C., who has been playing a musical instrument since he was six years old. His passion for music led him to write his first original song, “My Bail” at the age of 16. He just recently recorded his original song at the legendary Capricorn Studio in Macon Georgia.
Gowan won Anderson County’s first-ever virtual singing competition that raised more than $40,000 for the United Way of Anderson County and will perform at Celebrate Anderson 2021 and on WSPA’s Your Carolina show
He was a featured singer in the concert, CLASSIC COUNTRY at MillTown Players for three shows recently where every show was sold out and is part of the NewSpring Fuse middle and high school band in Anderson, S.C.
Easton recently opened up for RCA Nashville recording artist Niko Moon at Mercer University in Macon Georgia.
He also is opening for Nashville recording artist John Michael Montgomery at Celebrate Anderson on Labor Day.

 

 

Marvin King Revue

Marvin King is a well-known blues guitarist from Upstate South Carolina. He has also played with gospel acts.
He plays his own music from his albums, ‘The Calling’ and ‘Huge In Europe,’ and includes some mini-tribute sets to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan set, and maybe a Rolling Stones set.
The Marvin King Revue is a three-piece band with Tommy Bryan on drums, John Brookshire on bass, and King. “I like a trio because you have to fill up that void,” he said. “All three forces have to come together to make it sound full because obviously you don’t have a keyboard or a rhythm guitar filling all those gaps.” We welcome Marving King back to the Spring Water Festival.

Marvin King

Odyssey Band And Show
Odyssey is a seasoned local Party band based out of Williamston. They perform many genres of music including Pop, Shag, R&B from the 70s to current. They have performed at many festivals in the Upstate including The Spring Water Festival. The Spring Water Festival welcomes them back to the Amphitheater Stage on Saturday night.

Odyssey

Brooks Dixon

Brooks Dixon Band

Brooks Dixon began performing his original music as a student at Clemson University first taking the stage in 2012. Dixon’s acoustic performances lead to the recording of his first EP, the independently released “Stone Pile” in 2014.

 

Upon graduation of college, Brooks returned to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where he quickly gained momentum playing the local bars and coffee shops, drawing comparisons to Folk-Pop icons James Taylor and Ray LaMontange. After meeting fellow Greenville Singer-Songwriter Sara Middleton. The two teamed up with other Greenville players to form the group “Brooks Dixon & The Noble Sound”. Shortly after, they found themselves performing their unique soulful harmonies for thousands at Downtown Alive. Dixon set out to Nashville to record a second EP “Weather the Storm” in early 2016. In large part, due to the band, Dixon found his songs taking on a fuller more robust Americana tone.

“Weather the Storm” lead to new heights for Brooks and the band, as they found their way on stage at numerous regional festivals and clubs throughout the Southeast. Shortened in name and members, the “Brooks Dixon Band” found cohesion with a 5 piece group, Dixon on vocals and guitar, Giffin’s smooth harmonies and occasional lead vocals, Shane Byler on the Drums, Ross Krieg on the Saxophone, and Bennett Dixon on the bass. The group hit the studio in early 2017 and released their first band single “Good Intentions” a song featuring a more upbeat take on Dixon’s songwriting.

In early 2018, Dixon released “White Roses” a 5 song EP drenched in Americana style. Utilizing a talented group of Nashville musicians, it presents a softer, more rustic side of Dixon’s songwriting and was met with acclaim by such blogs as Saving Country Music, Adobe & Teardrops, Wave of Good Noise, and Sleep Music. Despite this change in style, the continued success of the funky-folky-rock band, and the addition of Jake Watson on bass, lead to the beginning of a new debut album from the Brooks Dixon Band, titled “Pocketful of Dreams”. Set to release in late 2019, this album presents a fun, upbeat style meant to capture the essence of the Brooks Dixon Band’s live performances.

Brooks Dixon Band

40th Annual Spring Water Festival set for Aug. 27 & 28, 2021

The 40th Annual Spring Water Festival will be Aug. 27 & 28, 2021 in Williamston’s
Mineral Spring Park. The Springwater Committee is excited that our two day outdoor festival will take place in August and in addition to celebrating our 40th year, this year’s festival will include new and exciting attractions, extended hours on Saturday and more entertainment.

Announcements will be coming soon!

The Spring Water Festival Features:

Arts & Crafts  Live Music  Gospel Music Showcase
Free Children’s Activities  Amusement Rides
Antique Car Show   Festival Food  Exhibits Souvenirs   
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 10 Food Vendors
Live Music on 2 stages
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

2021 SWF Applications

Craft Vendor Application
Craft Vendor Guidelines (Please note the Craft guidelines form has an incorrect date in the first paragraph and will be updated soon, the rest of the information is correct)
Business and Non-Profit Application
Business and Non-Profit Guidelines

 

 

 

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