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Spartanburg Music Trail – Ribbon Cutting

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SPARTANBURG—Mayor Junie White will cut the ribbon to open the Spartanburg Music Trail Friday, February 11 at noon at the corner of West Main Street and South Daniel Morgan Avenue, across the street from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The trail, with accompanying cell phone audio tour, honors those who have made a national or international impact in the world of music.

Family members of some of the honorees will attend, and the public is invited.

An extraordinary number of prominent musicians hail from the Hub City. The first phase of the trail salutes twelve bands and performers with colorful, six-foot-tall signs placed in the sidewalks through downtown Spartanburg. There will be additional honorees in future years.

The trail is a public/non-profit partnership between the city of Spartanburg, the Hub City Writers Project, and HUB-BUB.COM. Additional funding was provided by the Humanities Council SC, the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg.

Visitors to the trail can see photos of the musical artists and call a toll-free phone number to hear their music and their life stories.

Initial honorees on the trail are: Arthur Prysock (soul/R&B), Ira Tucker of the Dixie Hummingbirds (gospel); Clara Smith (jazz); Singin’ Billy Walker (shape-note signing), Marshall Tucker Band (rock), Pink Anderson (blues), Hank Garland (country, rock), Johnny Blowers (jazz), Champ Hood (Americana), Walter Hyatt (Americana), Don Reno (bluegrass), and the Blue Ridge Quartet (gospel).

The first phase of the trail runs five blocks of Main Street and one block of North Liberty Street. Maps of the trail, and of various music history sites in downtown Spartanburg, are available at the Hub City Bookshop, the Showroom, the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Museum, and the Chapman Cultural Center.

For downloadable photos of the honorees, visit

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