Greenville, North Carolina is home to East Carolina University, a public institution that serves nearly 28,000 students. For three years running, Greenville has hosted SPAZZ FEST, a festival designed to promote the music scene, raise money for local benefits, and capture artists returning back from Austin and the SXSW festival. Over the last three years, Greenville venues have hosted the likes of Future Islands, Lonnie Walker, The Love Language, Thank You, Elf Power, Pale Face, Kimya Dawson, David Dondero, BRAINSTORM, Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, Case Conrad, The Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Red River, Norwegian Arms, Jane Jane Pollock, The Itchy Hearts, Railbird, Royal Baths, Rex Complex, Ceschi, Cassis Orange, Jenny Besetzt, Dangerous, Ponies, and so many others that I am at a loss to name, but you get it. Plus, we’ve been lucky to have some really great performers in the area: The Charming Youngsters, Those Meddlin’ Kids, Rebekah Todd, Arielle Bryant, High-n-Risin’, The Old Grey Suits, and Matt Phillips among others.
We also have a series of uptown events that pay musical performers to play, and these include the Wednesday Umbrella Market, Pirate Fest, and Freeboot Fridays (which occur before every ECU home football game). More venues continue to host a lot of the good gigs in town. Three venues are leading the way: Peasant’s Pub, The Tipsy Teapot (aka Tipsy), and Live Bar. Performers and bands are encouraged to contact these venues to set up shows. If there’s a problem, drop us a line (info at the dadada.com) and we’ll work to get you booked. Greenville is a great stop if you are looking to fill time between Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, Richmond, Asheville, Athens, Atlanta, or Myrtle Beach.
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—We also have a great bluegrass venue 10 miles away called the Fountain General Store.