GREENVILLE, N.C.— ECU fans have showcased their pirate pride time and time again. The day before the first football game will be no different- with the help of Freeboot Friday, the official pep rally of home football games.

Uptown Greenville’s signature fall event attracts thousands of pirate lovers to the district. The series provides an array of offerings including live music, beer and wine garden, kid’s activities, and food offerings onsite. The free event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is open to fans, alumni, and students kicking off August 31, 2018 at 5:00pm at the Five Points Plaza.

Freeboot Friday is opening the season with Jamrock an Afrocentric reggae band based out of the Raleigh, North Carolina.

Save the dates for this season’s Freeboot Fridays and the following line-up of incredible bands:

August 31: Jamrock Reagge Band

September 7: Parmalee

September 28: The Legacy Motown Review

October 12: Mac & Juice

October 29: Night Years

November 3: Wonderwall (Beatles Tribute Band)

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.  While supporting Uptown businesses is encouraged, tailgating is prohibited in the municipal parking lots. For more information regarding the Freeboot Friday or The Sup Dogs Game Day Shuttle, please visit uptowngreenville.com or contact Uptown Greenville at info@uptowngreenville.com .

Go Pirates!