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    2022 SC Festival of Discovery

    July 7, 2022@6:00 pm-July 9, 2022@12:00 am

    Over 90 competition BBQ teams. Over 25 national and international blues musicians. One of the
    South’s largest BBQ and blues festivals is set for Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina July 7-9, 2022. The
    South Carolina Festival of Discovery is in its 21st year and presented by Carolina Pride Foods. As in years
    past, the SC Festival of Discovery is proud to offer no gate or parking fees as well as no cover charges for
    the Blues Concerts.

    “Year after year, the SC Festival of Discovery continues to snowball into one of our country’s premier
    food and music festivals. We are proud and excited in 2022 to host renowned BBQ competitors and
    blues artists for local and visiting enthusiasts of both. We look forward to seeing you July 7-9!”, said
    Mayor Brandon Smith, City of Greenwood.

    Over 90 teams are expected to compete in this years’ KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioned
    event that includes a prize purse of $25,000, with the Grand Champion taking home more than $3,000.
    Because over 112 judges will be required to judge so many entries, officials expect the hotels and
    restaurants to be full of visitors throughout the weekend, producing a large economic impact for the
    Greenwood area. Most of the teams will be located on Uptown Greenwood’s Main Street, which will be
    closed during the entire Festival.

    For the fourth year, kids will have an opportunity to compete in Kids Que, which allows young chefs to
    show off their grilling skills for the chance to win a cash prize and the title of Kids Que champion. Kids
    Que will take place Friday from 6 – 8 pm, July 8 at the Uptown Market.
    “Blues and BBQ are a part of South Carolina culture and tradition,” said Greenwood Blues Cruise Artistic
    Director Gary Erwin. “The Blues Cruise is an eclectic mix of blues music styles in an intimate setting of
    Uptown Greenwood’s outdoor stage and small pubs and restaurants.” He adds, “It’s no wonder we’ve
    been on everyone’s summer fun radar for twenty-one fabulous years!”

    The fun starts Thursday evening, July 7th, with a kickoff concert at 6:30pm on the Main Stage. Outdoor
    concerts will continue through Saturday at 10pm on the Main Stage tent and throughout various “Blues Cruise” venues in the Uptown Greenwood area.


    July 7, 2022@6:00 pm
    July 9, 2022@12:00 am
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    City of Greenwood
    (864) 942-8400
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    Uptown Greenwood
    120 Main St
    Greenwood, SC 29646 United States
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