Fête is turning three years old this August. From the brainchild of a restless writer to the number-one digital magazine dedicated to downtown Greenville, SC, Fête has become the go-to source for all the entertainment and culture Greenville has to celebrate. To say Fête has become an important part of Greenville would be an understatement; Fête hasn’t just reported on downtown businesses and events, they’ve also helped support them.
To date, Fête has donated almost $300,000.00 in free advertising to non-profit groups in Greenville, SC. Every cover for Fête Greenville has been an original piece of art from local artists. And local artists are just some of the business owners and event-makers Fête has covered shaping downtown Greenville, SC. From Billiam Jeans to Dark Corner Distillery and Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe, from JB Owens gallery and Woofstock to the Saturday Market and many, many free outdoor music shows – Fête has covered everything that makes Greenville brilliant.
I first found out about Fête last summer when I was looking for a better way to find live music in Greenville. The free local entertainment papers I used to turn to for downtown happenings were long gone. The news websites were slow and inconsistent. And Facebook just didn’t seem to have enough information.
But then a good friend introduced me to the Fête Mobile Music page. I saw the light. It changed everything for my music-hunting. Every venue and every show time was listed in one fast-loading page, and all for free. I was compelled to thank the creators immediately.
Long story short, the following week I received a stunning Fête t-shirt at the Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, another downtown Fête-sponsored event.
Within a month I had written my first blog for Fête Greenville about the then-new food truck phenomenon focusing on the grand opening for Asada, Greenville’s original trend-setting taco truck. Fête even took the first picture of me and my fiancée last year at Fall For Greenville.
I love Fête Greenville. Personally, Fête represents what is so great about the people who make Greenville truly unique by believing in cooperation over than competition. Some of my favorite events have been sponsored by Fête, and some of my favorite downtown memories might never have happened without finding them through Fête. So to Jay, Matt, Jack, Dave, Andy, the crew at Sit-N-Spin Studios and all the guys and gals helping support Fête through the last three years, thank you, congratulations, and happy birthday, y’all. Here’s to three more.