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Invest Local: The latest on Trueline Greenville
Rendering of Trueline music venue interior
Inspiration for the Main Hall space (unofficial rendering). | Image provided by Trueline Greenville
We recently shared the exciting news that development is underway for Trueline Greenville, a multi-capacity music venue anticipated to open in late 2024.

Picture this:
  • A two-story, 1,700-person capacity main hall, ideal for bringing national touring acts to Greenville
  • A 400-person capacity performance room for more intimate shows featuring local and regional artists
  • VIP lounges, multiple bars, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and interactive technology
  • A prime location in the walkable West End
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Inspiration for the VIP Club space (unofficial rendering).


Image provided by Trueline Greenville

The sustainable, independent venue — which plans to prominently feature work from local visual artists — will also serve as an innovative space for private events, from corporate celebrations to seriously cool weddings.

Speaking of seriously cool, this much-anticipated new addition to our city doubles as an investment opportunity, so locals can directly become a part of Trueline’s success.

The venue will leverage multiple, sustainable revenue centers, and they plan to be open daily (read: there will always be something going on, from shows to events and more).

Why consider investing local? Not only is it an opportunity to diversify your investments, but to support something you can see and be a part of.

Trueline Greenville’s founders, who recognize that our city is primed for a vibrant and dynamic expansion of its live music scene, hope to break ground on the venue at the end of October. Pro tip: Investing now means you’ll be invited to join in and celebrate — and we hear it won’t be your average groundbreaking.

We also heard you, readers, when we asked what bands you hope to see at Trueline once it’s open. More than 200 of you responded, name-dropping everyone from Hanson to Darius Rucker, Band of Horses to Sheryl Crow, Sturgill Simpson to Coldplay, Garth Brooks to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and more. Your answers spanned the musical spectrum, representing genres like:
  • Rock: 30%
  • Country: 20%
  • Pop: 15%
  • Folk/Singer-songwriter: 10%
  • Blues/R&B/Soul: 7%
  • Bluegrass/Americana: 5%
  • Plus: Metal, electronic/dance, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, Latin, Christian/gospel + more.
Excited about Trueline Greenville — and want to be a part of its success? Join the hundreds of locals who expressed interest or have already invested. Explore the investment.

Monday, Sept. 18
  • Blues, Brews, and BBQ | Monday, Sept. 18 | 4-7 p.m. | Bridgeway Station, 1000 Via Corso Ave., Simpsonville | $30 | This outdoor networking extravaganza features unlimited food and drinks + live music.
  • Family Feud | Monday, Sept. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Pangaea Brewing Co., 115 Welborn St., Greenville | Free entry | The top five answers are on the board, beers are on tap, and pizza’s in the oven for this free-to-play game night.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • “MJ The Musical” | Tuesday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 24 | Times vary | Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | $69-$129 | Catch this Tony Award-winning new musical centered around the making of Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour.
  • Peachy pop-up | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Community Tap Travelers Rest, 321 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | Free entry | Chef Sydney Taylor is serving up traditional-ish Euro-American cuisine.
  • Tiki Tuesday on the Plaza | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Camperdown Plaza, 20 E. Broad St., Greenville | Free | Unwind with island tunes, raffles, games, cocktails, and giveaways for a good cause — this tropical takeover is to support those recovering from the Maui Wildfires.*
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Lunchbox Learning | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St., Greenville | $9-$12 | Explore the relationship between the Civil War and the natural world.
  • Learn the Shag | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6-10 p.m. | Spare Time Entertainment, 822 Congaree Rd., Greenville | $0-$10 | Join the Carolina Shag Club for a beginner dance class at 6 p.m. and an intermediate class at 6:40 p.m. before a free social dance for dancers of all skill levels.
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Have you ever considered boarding school?
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Boarding schools have extensive financial aid options + provide one-of-a-kind social and educational opportunities that both challenge students and nurture a sense of belonging. | Photo provided by Bowdre Consulting
Whether you’ve heard the myth that boarding school is for students who misbehave, believe it’s out of your price range, or simply just never considered it an option, here’s a chance to learn what boarding school really offers students.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 57 boarding schools from 20 states will gather for Boarding School Connect: GVL — a free informational fair about the benefits, financial aid options, and unparalleled opportunities that boarding schools provide.

The event is hosted by Bowdre Consulting, a full-service educational consulting company that guides + places K-12 students on an academic path that helps them achieve their goals.

Boarding school is a great option for students who are:
  • High achievers
  • Performing and visual arts students
  • Interested in collegiate sports
  • Looking for a strong community + holistic education
  • Have learning differences or autism
  • Interested in studying abroad
RSVP for the inaugural Greenville event to meet some of the nation’s top boarding schools (think: world-renowned academics, arts, and athletics), including Choate, Woodberry Forest, Miss Porters, Christchurch, Pomfret + more.
News Notes
  • The City of Greenville’s Board of Zoning Appeals denied the request for an all-night drive-thru for the Whataburger planned for Laurens Road (across from Chick-fil-A). The city cited concerns including traffic, noise, and odors would affect a nearby neighborhood. (Upstate Business Journal)
  • The Greenville Drive returns home tomorrow, Sept. 19, for game two of the South Atlantic League Championship Series against the Hudson Valley Renegades. The Drive is just one win away from the trophy after its 2-0 win against the Renegades yesterday in New York.
  • Looking for a home refresh? The Nested Fig Garden will host Fig Fest on Friday, Sept. 29 + Saturday, Sept. 30. Shop for home goods, watch decor demos, and bring home some greenery from the flower + garden store. Stop by the store at 2235 Augusta St. to purchase tickets.
  • WYFF 4 featured 25 local restaurants in its hour-long special, “Carolina Cuisine” celebrating “favorite ‘hole in the walls,’ upscale plates, and the latest food trends.” Warning: Don’t watch if you’re hungry.
  • Caramel Apple Pie is back at Hester General Store — one of City Editor Danielle’s favorite treats of the season. Pro tip: Try it à la Mode with Hester’s vegan vanilla soft serve ice cream.
Try This
  • Audiologists are raving about the latest generation of Horizon hearing aids. Why the excitement? They deliver unmatched speech clarity in an ultra-discreet design. The best part? offers a local, 45-day no-risk trial, so you can try before you buy. Secure your spot.*
  • How many credit cards are in your wallet? Make your answer “one.” The Ascent’s credit card experts personally signed up for this card because of its perfect mix of benefits: up to 5% cash back, a big bonus, no annual fee, the list goes on. Learn more.*
  • 930. That’s how many local artists and teachers have been trained through the Metropolitan Arts Council’s SmartARTS program, founded in 2002. Learn more about this program and how MAC helps keep Greenville’s artbeat strong.*
  • Congratulations to the six Christ Church Episcopal School seniors who qualified as National Merit Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition.These students now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,000+ National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million. Learn more about CCES.*
euphoria by the numbers
eat. sip. listen. | Photos by GVLtoday
And just like that, euphoria weekend comes to a close. From a 10-mile bike ride to picnic in Travelers Rest to judging the mixology competition at Feast by the Field, the weekend was full of delicious food, strong drinks, and memorable fellowship.

We’re breaking down this year’s festival by the numbers.

Seven. That’s the number of local nonprofit organizations receiving grants from this year’s festival. Here’s who joined the list of 40+ charities served since 2006:
  • Giving Kitchen
  • Project Host
  • Greenville Tech Foundation
  • The Family Effect
  • Walt’s Waltz
  • Feed & Seed
  • SmartARTS
200+. That’s how many chefs, musicians, and beverage professionals (from Greenville and beyond) came together to make the event possible.

50+. That’s the total number of mouthwatering events. We attended nine of them (and enjoyed every moment):
  • Songwriter’s Recipe
  • Aged to Perfection
  • Pedal to Picnic
  • Vine and Dandy
  • Palmetto Provisions
  • Party in the Park
  • Feast by the Field
  • Hoppy Pairings
  • Paella & Porróns
The countdown is on to euphoria 2024. See you there.
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The Wrap
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From the editor
There’s a lot to celebrate during euphoria weekend, but the best part — hands down — is getting to meet so many of you face-to-face. If I’m being honest, as I write this newsletter from my desk I sometimes forget how many of you are on the other side reading it. I am filled with gratitude after a weekend like this where I got to shake hands with and hug so many loyal readers. Thank you, always, for your support.
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