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By Greenville Business Magazine
Visitors can now listen to and learn more about some of Spartanburg County's most famous musicians on the Spartanburg Music Trail.
The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has partnered with the Hub City Writers Project, the City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra to produce a new version of the popular walking tour map and made SpartanburgMusicTrail.com mobile friendly.
“These tweaks to an already-great downtown Spartanburg walking tour allow visitors to get up close and personal with the people and places that make Spartanburg such an amazing music destination,” said Chris Jennings, executive vice president of the Spartanburg CVB.
“You’ll discover interesting facts about each artists, learn where Elvis played in town and where to see today’s performers,” Mullinax said.
Currently, there are 18 musicians highlighted at nine stops, and Jennings noted that the walking tour is designed with both history and hospitality in mind. The printed map and guide provides more information on each musician, highlights local music venues and points of interest that tie into Spartanburg's musical heritage. The website is now GPS enabled, allowing users to take the tour on their smartphone. They can hear song samples, listen to narration and discover more side trips.
“We want travelers to learn how Spartanburg impacted the music of our country, take some pictures and engage on social media,” he said. “Then they can grab a bite to eat and hear live music almost every night in our rapidly-growing Downtown Cultural District.”
The Spartanburg Music Trail was produced by local media firm MoreViewMedia.com. Map and guides will be available at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 105 N. Pine Street, as well as the Hub City Book Shop, Spartanburg Regional History Museum in the Chapman Cultural Center, local hotels and attractions and Official South Carolina Welcome Centers.