The Spartanburg Music Trail is open in downtown!
A remarkable number of prominent musicians hail from the Hub City. Music Trail signage and an audio tour have been installed in downtown Spartanburg honoring twelve of the best. Explore this website to hear their music, see videos, and learn about the history. (Photo: Clara Smith sign)
Induction Ceremony is June 5
The Spartanburg Music Trail expands when signage honoring Marshall Chapman and The Sparkletones is unveiled in a ceremony at the corner of Liberty Street and St. John Street Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. The public is invited, and the musicians will be in attendance.
The Spartanburg Music Trail opened in 2011 when signage honoring 12 musicians and bands was added along Main Street and Liberty Street in downtown Spartanburg. This is the first time living artists have been added to the trail. The original 12 honorees were either deceased or were bands that no longer perform in their original make-ups.
Chapman, a Nashville rock & roller, and the Sparkletones, a 1950s rockabilly combo, were chosen in a public poll that ran on GoUpstate.com last year. Two other artists, country musicians David Ball and Buck Trent, will be added to the trail and honored later this summer.
The Music Trail is an initiative led by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Writers Project, the City of Spartanburg and the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. Other funding partners include the Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and the Humanities Council SC.