SPACE and Thicketty Mountain Farms are thrilled to announce a new spring fundraising event: “Bonnamoo,” a celebration of music, food, and farms on SPACE’s own beautiful Cleveland Preserve Farm. We’ve wanted to showcase this 300-acre conserved farm in North Spartanburg for a long time and Bonnamoo is the perfect opportunity.
This is a two-part event, all guests will enjoy a fun and energetic concert in a beautiful field. Taking the stage first will be Spartanburg’s own Shane Pruitt Band. Living and breathing the blues and gospel, the Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. They’ll warm the stage up nicely for our headliner: Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS)! SCOTS has been consistently recording and touring around the world since 1983. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock-and-roll. We’re over the moon that this powerful line-up makes up our inaugural Bonnamoo concert. Tickets to the concert are $20 in advance and can be purchased here: https://bonnamoo2019concertscots.eventbrite.com. ($25 day-of).
SPACE has a long springtime tradition of hosting an exquisite fundraising dinner. While the venue and vibe are changing this year, guests who wish to be wowed with a unique culinary experience are in for a treat. Well-known Spartanburg chefs William and Jamie Cribb are orchestrating a farm-to-table experience that won’t soon be forgotten. They’re sourcing local ingredients from their friends at Full Circle Farm, Lilly Mae’s Organics, and @ColonialMilling to craft a delicious four course meal with wine pairings by Greg Atkins. Featured on the menu will be grass-fed, sustainably raised beef from Thicketty Mountain Farms, Spartanburg’s only organic cattle farm, whose home is SPACE’s own Cleveland Preserve Farm. Guests to the dinner will enjoy live music by Janeen Scott before the Shane Pruitt Band takes the stage. Tickets for the farm-to-table dinner are $125 and include entry to the concert. (Purchase here: https://bonnamoo2019farm-to-tabledinnerandconcert.eventbrite.com
We’re grateful to Pacolet Milliken, our headlining sponsor as well as The Johnson Group, ALINE Interactive, Atlas Organics, Budweiser of Spartanburg, Cannon Roofing, Cassell Electric, Cedar Spring Family Dentistry, Green Paper Products, McMillan Pazdan Smith, the Milliken Foundation, Morgan Corps, and Skye Webster. This event is made possible by our sponsors. Also thanks to WNCW, our media sponsor.
“Preserving the Spartanburg region’s farmland and supporting sustainable, local food systems is an important part of our work at SPACE,” notes SPACE Executive Director Andrew Waters. “We’re excited to feature our own conserved farm, the beautiful Cleveland Preserve, at this new fundraising event, and to showcase the sustainable farming practices of our partners at Thicketty Mountain Farms. Most of all we’re excited to offer such a rockin’ musical lineup!”