Spazz Fest VII continues the tradition of a multi-day, multi-venue festival dedicated to celebrating the live music and creative arts community, along with Greenville’s established and growing music, art, and entrepreneurial scene. This year the five-day event will be Wednesday March 16th – Sunday, March 20th in various locations throughout the Uptown Greenville District.

Again Spazz Fest, in collaboration with Uptown Greenville and its community partners, are incorporating entrepreneurial events into the festival. This year’s ‘TREP events will include:

3rd Annual Spazz Fest Pitch Competition

Wednesday, March 16th 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Crave Uptown Restaurant & Bar

This pitch competition will highlight Greenville’s growing entrepreneurial community by providing an opportunity to pitch creative business ideas to the public for practice and over $3,000 in cash prizes! The competition is open to anyone, and both individual and team entries in these three categories: Youth (high school & younger) College (all college students at any business level), and Open (all ages & stages of business). Judges will award a winner in each category, and the audience will vote for the People’s Choice Pitch winner.

Business is Brewing: Guest Speaker Sean Lilly Wilson, Full Steam Brewery Founder & Chief Executive Optimist and Viewing of Brewconomy Documentary

Friday, March 18th 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery

Gather at the new Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery, co-winner of Uptown Greenville’s Urban Pioneer of the Year 2015 Award, to meet and hear from Sean Lilly Wilson, Founder & Chief Executive Optimist of Full Steam Brewery in Durham. Full Steam Brewery crafts Southern-inspired “plow-to-pint” beer that connects people to our land and one another. 

Following this talk, guests are invited to stay for a viewing of Brewconomy, a documentary which highlights the positive impact the craft beer industry is having on North Carolina. This industry not only provides jobs, increases tax revenue, strengthens community ties, and encourages agricultural innovation and production, but also is made up of mostly small independent businesses that help build a strong sense of community among themselves, their customers, and their cities.

For more information about these Spazz Fest ‘TREP events and media opportunities, please contact:

Bianca Shoneman, Executive Director of Uptown Greenville

Phone: 252.561.8400 | Email:

Full Spazz Fest VII schedule of events and ticket info: