Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Friday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m, 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 18, 3 p.m.
“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” will bring one of the most beloved children’s programs from the television screen to the stage. “Make a New Friend” will follow characters including Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and others as they welcome a new arrival to Sesame Street — Grover’s friend Chamki from India. Together, they’ll discover the fun in forming new friendships and the importance of learning about different cultures. The theatrical experience, intended for children ages 1–6 will include music, singing, dancing, special lighting effects, and audience participation. The production will last 90 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission.
Over the Top: American Posters from WWI
Upcountry History Museum
Saturday, June 17–Sunday, Sept. 24
$8, adults; $7, seniors; $6, ages 4–18; children 3 and under FREE
This year marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I, and a new exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum, in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, will provide valuable insight into the era’s social and cultural context. “Over The Top: American Posters from WWI” gives visitors an opportunity to view 44 rare wartime posters that were deployed to drum up public support for purchasing war bonds and funding international aid projects. The posters, designed by noted illustrators such as J.C. Leyendecker and James Montgomery Flagg, often incorporated distinctly American icons such as the flag, Uncle Sam, and the Statue of Liberty to intertwine patriotism and support for the war effort — a tactic used to try to unite a populace that was divided over the country’s involvement abroad.
Summer on Augusta
Thursday, June 15–Sunday, June 18
Summer on Augusta is a community festival created by the Augusta Road Business Association to celebrate one of Greenville’s most historic business districts. During the three-day festival, Augusta Road will be bustling with live music, great food, and festivities. Favorite returning events include the Tomato Pie Contest, Block Party at Capers Place, Grillin’ and Chillin’ at Augusta Commons, Hound Dog Social at Augusta Village, Shaggin’ on Augusta and the Second Annual Shag Contest. New this year are the SOA After Hours at The Common Cure as well as the South End Father’s Day Luau. Festival sponsor Virginia Hayes of Coldwell Baker Caine said, “A key aspect of my business is giving back. Having grown up in a small town where I witnessed unique shops and restaurants dwindle, I know the importance of supporting local businesses, which is why I have served as the presenting sponsor of Summer on Augusta since its inception. These Augusta Road businesses are key to maintaining our neighborhood charm and thriving real estate market.”
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Southeastern Rodeo Association Black Rodeo is coming to Greenville. The rodeo has been a favorite pastime of families for decades. This one will feature professional cowboys performing phenomenal feats as they compete for $10,500 in prize money in categories such as bull riding, steer wrestling, bare back riding, calf roping, team roping, and barrel racing. Special performance categories are offered, such as steer undecorating for cowgirls and junior barrel racing and junior breakaway calf roping for the kids. Alie O’Murphy, former rodeo contestant said, “We had the best time! This was our first Southeastern Black Rodeo, and it was one of the best rodeos we have been to.”