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Shelby Raye Band to perform at Spring Water Festival

 The Springwater Committee announced this week that The Shelby Raye Band will be the opener for T. G. Sheppard at the 35th annual Spring Water Festival.

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Shelby Raye is an up and coming teen singer from Chapin SC who is already making a name for herself across the state. She is one of four Carolina Country Music Fest CCMF Battle of the Band Winners who performed at the three day music festival in Myrtle Beach in June.

She has a passion for music of all genres and will perform covers of current favorites by some of the top female country artisits and some of her own.

According to her bio, Shelby Raye is not your typical teenager. She’s a mature, strong-willed young woman whose passion for music of all genres has burned a hole in her soul which she consistently seeks to fill with new experiences and sounds. Since she was two years old, Shelby Raye has been performing on one level or another.

In 2013, she decided she was ready to begin pursuing music as a legitimate career. Her journey has taken her from karaoke bars, to USO Events, to being one of the opening acts for Sheryl Crow at The First Flush Festival in May of 2015.

She is currently working on her very first EP featuring all new original material; a project spawned by her recent trip to Nashville where she was able to sit in with Nashville Singer-Songwriter J Edwards in many venues around Broadway.

The Shelby Raye Band includes Shelby Raye on vocals and acoustic guitar, Daniel Ruple on lead guitar and acoustic guitar, Seth Boone on drums, Tim Jordan on bass guitar, Derek Bickley on rhythm guitar and Ashleigh Reeves backup vocalsSeth Boone, Tim Jordan and Daniel Ruple.

There is no stopping this pint-sized powerhouse vocalist who strives to bring her unique style and quirky personality to the masses. But don’t let that pretty face and melodic voice fool you – this young lady knows exactly where she’s going and she won’t let anything stand in her way.

She’s often quoted as saying “There is no Plan B. Music is the only focal point I know”. We believe her. Stay tuned for more great things from Shelby Raye.

Awards
Winner: Lex Factor 2013
Winner: Okra Idol 2013
Winner: Irmo Middle School Talent Show 2013
Winner: Beaufort Water Festival Talent Show 2014
Winner: Lake Murray Idol 2014
Winner: CCMF Battle of the Bands Road to the Beach 2016

 http://www.shelbyrayemusic.com

 

 

 

T. G. Sheppard to headline Spring Water Festival entertainment

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The Williamston Springwater Committee announced this week that “classic country artist” T. G.. Sheppard will headline entertainment for the 35th annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. T. G. Sheppard has 21 number one hits and is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time which according to Spring Water Festival Chairman David Meade, “has made him one of the most popular  performers on tour today.”

“We are excited to have T. G.. Sheppard headline this years entertainment,” Meade said. “With a show full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time”, T. G. Sheppard is sure to bring a show that country music lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

“T. G. Sheppard has a reputation as a solid performer and is one of the great Legends in country music. We are looking forward to having him perform at our festival,” Meade said.

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

The Williamston Springwater Committee announced this week that “classic country artist” T. G. Sheppard will headline entertainment for the 35th annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

T. G. Sheppard has 21 number one hits and is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time which according to Spring Water Festival Chairman David Meade, “has made him one of the most popular performers on tour today.”

“We are excited to have T. G. Sheppard headline this years entertainment,” Meade said. “With a show full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time”, T. G.  Sheppard is sure to bring a show that country music lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday evening (Aug. 26) with live music, festival food, craft vendors and children’s rides. Friday night will feature beach music with the Royal Scotsmen Band and Carolina Coast Band.

There will be live music and entertainiment all day on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. and a free concert on Saturday evening (Aug. 27) at 6 p.m. featuring “Classic Country Legend” T. G. Sheppard.

There will be entertainment all day Saturday on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. NASKA National Champions Gregory Rowe and Kimber Bentley will demonstrate the skills that have led them to national titles competing in the North America Sport Karate Association (NASKA). Buttons the Clown and other kids entertainment is also scheduled.

Music will begin at 11 a.m with the Blue Sky Band, Odyssey, Shelby Raye Band and T. G. Sheppard at 6 p.m.

Gospel Stage Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and includes: Stone River, Craig Ledford, Living Truth, Keith Kanipe, Three Seeds, Catlin Tierce, Chosen Few, Image, Gary Hart and hartstrings, Jack Roper Magic Show, Moriah Akin, and Eternal Vision.

Friday night to feature beach music

The 2016 Spring Water Festival is planning to have beach music on Friday night Friday night entertainment will feature the Royal Scotsmen Band and Carolina Coast Band. Music, food, childrens’ rides and craft vendors will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 26.

Following opening ceremonies on the park’s Center Stage at 9:40 a.m. on Satuday, August 27, there will be live gospel music all day on the Center Stage beginning at 10 a.m.

Also there will be live music and entertainiment all day on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. and a free concert on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. featuring a nationally known “classic country artist”.

 

SWF Entertainment to be announced soon!

The 2016 Spring Water Festival is planning to have a free concert on Saturday August 27 featuring a nationally known “classic country artist” organizers said. Entertainment for the festival will be announced soon!

 

Spring Water Festival 2016

Organizers are making plans for the 35th Annual Spring Water Festival

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August 26 & 27 2016

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
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 11 Food Vendors 
Live Bands – 17+ Gospel groups 
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

 

Event, 5K Spring Water Run and Mineral Spring Trail Walk Sponsor:

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Event and Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

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Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

McDonalds of Williamston

Tri-City Napa Auto Parts

Christmas Park will return for the 2016 Holidays

 

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Churches, businesses and organizations in the area are joining the Town of Williamston to place lighted displays in Williamston’s Christmas Park this holiday season. Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2016 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Mineral Spring Park.

Santa Claus will also be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by local churches and groups each Saturday night also to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the park or watching special entertainment.

The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municpal Center. The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center. It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.

Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.

 

Thanks for making the 2015 Spring Water Festival a success!

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Thousands of people enjoyed the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival held over the weekend in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. With great weather, ie no rain and modest temperatures in the high 80s, the event enjoyed a more “very good” attendance. More on this years festival to come . . . Check back!

Pictured – The crowd in front of the Amphitheater Stage begins growing prior to Austin Webb’s performance at the 2015 Spring Water Festival Saturday.

Amphitheater Stage Schedule featuring Austin Webb

Getting to know Austin Webb – EPK interview

Hear Austin Webb 

Austin Webb has a Top 40 single currently on the charts and rising . . .

 All Country on You

Read Austin Webb interview in The Journal
about his homecoming show

 

 

2015 SWF Amphitheater Stage Schedule

Austin Webb to headline Spring Water Festival entertainment

Austin Webb will be performing a special “homecoming show” in his hometown of Williamston, SC, headlining the 2015 Spring Water Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Since winning a song writing contest in Greenville and moving to Nashville in 2011, Webb signed a publishing deal with Red Vinyl Music and a recording deal with Streamsound Records, co-owned by Grammy-winner and famed music producer Byron Gallimore. Gallimore produces Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland and others.

With Streamsound, Webb released his debut single, “It’s All Good”, in December 2012. The song debuted at number 53 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in February 2013.

His second single, “Slip On By”, was released in July 2013 and peaked on the Billboard Country Airplay chart at number 40 in early 2014.

In December 2013, Webb made his debut National Anthem performance at the Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field.

In March 2014, Webb’s third single “Raise ‘Em Up” was released and debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

His latest single, “All Country on You” recently reached Top 40 status on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and is getting airplay across the country and locally on WSSL radio.The song was written by Mark Irwin, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who also collaborated on hits including Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy.”

The song takes a different approach to the topic of women-done-wrong, taking the perspective of a man who’s learned the hard way not to cross a country girl.

Webb has performed four times on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Austin Webb will headline entertainment Saturday on the Amphitheater Stage. Saturday’s entertainment will also feature Royal Scotsmen Band, Blue Sky Band, Jake Bartley Band and others to be announced soon.