Uptown Greenville announces Freeboot Friday, plus Game Day Shuttle Service.


GREENVILLE, N.C.— Uptown Greenville, with the generous support of Wells Fargo, is set to continue the popular pre-football game celebration, Freeboot Friday, beginning September 2, 2016 at 5:00pm at the Five Points Plaza.

In correlation with the East Carolina University home football games, Uptown Greenville will host five Freeboot Friday events: September 2, September 9, September 30, October 28 and November 11.
The fall music series, entering its 17th year, will include a variety of music styles, leading with reggae band dub Addis. Soulful and energizing, dub Addis combines intricate Ethiopian melodies with the rhythms of Reggae to create an original sound that moves both the heart and mind. Continuing the rich traditions of Ethiopian music and the legacy of the great Reggae artists, the music of dub Addis unites people of all backgrounds in a celebration of life. For over a decade dub Addis has shared their passion with the audiences. They have shared the stage with The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development and many others.

Uptown Greenville is pleased to announce that it will offer the Sup Dogs Game Day Shuttle services from the Uptown district to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The shuttle will run three hours prior, during, and two hours post game for each home game, including Thursday game days. Shuttle route information can be found here.

Bianca Shoneman, President and CEO of Uptown Greenville, said “we are excited to provide this free service to ECU Fans and visiting universities in our center city, an area experiencing a historic revitalization and increasing density of restaurants and retail storefronts”.

Tailgating is prohibited in the municipal parking lots, while supporting Uptown businesses is encouraged.   For more information regarding the Freeboot Friday or The Sup Dogs Game Day Shuttle, please visit or contact Uptown Greenville at . Go Pirates!