Fall for Greenville features 49 restaurants.

BB&T Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi returns to downtown Greenville Oct. 11-14, with a spotlight on Greenville's culinary scene.

The festival will kick off on Oct. 11 with a free concert and continue throughout the weekend with signature tastes from 49 of Greenville's restaurants and live music on six stages, according to a news release from the city of Greenville.

According to Fall for Greenville board chairman Justin Pinckney, a record number of restaurants and bands applied to participate in the event.

"For three days, we offer an incredible festival experience with signature offerings in food, wine and craft beer," Pinckney said in the news release. "We welcome food and music enthusiasts from across the country to join us for one of the Southeast's must-attend events of the year."

Additional highlights of the weekend include Food Truck Row on Coffee Street featuring signature cuisine from local food trucks; Brewery 85 FFG Festbier, a signature brew for the festival; the Challenge Butter Culinary Stage featuring the culinary talents of local chefs, including Husk Restaurant, Fork and Plough and UP on the Roof; and the Carolina Ale House Beer Garden serving an assortment of more than 50 craft beers.

For the kickoff event, musical performances will include The Jamie Wright Band at 7 p.m. and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Son Little from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food options from Larkin's on the River will be available for purchase on-site. Limited seating will be available for this event, according to the news release.

Continuing throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy free concerts from 74 popular national and local entertainers, including multi-Grammy winning and world-renowned dobro and lap steel band The Jerry Douglas Band on the Carolina Chevy Stage; Charleston-based rock band The Artisanals on the West End Stage; local psychedelic folk-rock sibling duo Brother Oliver on the Live at Aloft Stage; Greenville Jazz Collective on the Furman Jazz and Blues Stage and...

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