Weekender: St. Patrick’s Day events & road closures to know about

Two popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Downtown Greenville are going to…

Must-see shows: NeverFall, Merck Mountain Spring Jam and JL Fulks

NeverFall with WarClown, Tar Hag, and Final Drive; Merck Mountain Spring Jam, featuring Tiger Junction, The Trolls, Adam Carter, Mason Jar Menagerie, Gary Fann, Musta Bones, Bad Mojo, Silver Tongue Devils, sympl, Dustin Owens and The First Amendment, Taught By Heroes, the LOZ Band, and Noveil; JL Fulks

Downtown Alive, Main Street Fridays begin March 16 and 17

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, one of the city’s two outdoor music series, opens Thursday, March 16, with a performance by last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner, Brooks Dixon Band.

Your guide to St. Paddy’s festivities in Greenville

Regardless of your heritage, St. Patrick’s Day has become a holiday for all. Even our corner of the South throws a celebration each year, with parades, 5K races, and festivities at bars. Here are some of the St. Patrick’s Day events happening around town during the next two weekends.

Downtown Alive, Main Street announce musical lineups

It’s spring — and time for the city’s outdoor music series. The season kicks off on Thursday, March 16 with Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, which opens with a performance by the pop rock band and last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner Brooks Dixon Band.

Menkoi’s North Main Street location opens Friday

The noodle restaurant at 241-B N. Main St. across from NOMA Square features two different authentic Japanese types of noodles – udon (thick, wheat flour) and soba (skinny, buckwheat).

Menkoi Udon & Soba House to open in early February

This is the Sato family’s second location in Greenville and fourth in South Carolina, with other locations in Columbia and Charleston.

The Arts Cellar stays underground, moves from South to North Main

When Lindsay Louise McPhail traded in her desk job two years ago to run The Art Cellar gallery underneath Bellacino’s at 123B S. Main St., she never thought she’d be opening a new location three times the size.

NOMA Square Oktoberfest kicks off Sept. 29

The four day-long 2016 Oktoberfest at NOMA Square will kick off with…

The Get Right Band tunnel through musical boundaries

Notes on the music scene with Vincent Harris.