The Upstate is filled with live music (have you SEEN our Music Monday)? From small clubs, dive bars, to outdoor venues and amphitheaters, the Upstate has it all. It is fitting because the music scene of the Upstate is constantly growing. Garnering more and more attention, the region is seeing even bigger acts touring through the Upstate. Whether big or small, here are 10 Upstate Music Venues that turn it up to 11, and rip the knob off.
We all know that being a parent is not easy. Being a single parent may even seem impossible. Are you tired of feeling like you do not have enough help raising your kids? Grace Church is here to help. You and your children are invited to join them on Tuesday, August 14, for the first-ever Upstate Single Parent Resource Fair at the Grace Church Powdersville campus in Piedmont.
Despite what you may think, mead is an ancient beverage that is making modern strides. Made with honey, the mead fermenting process is a lot like cooking. There is A LOT of tasting along the way. Wandering Bard Meadery in Mauldin is making mead in various flavors to suit any taste.
Are you ready for a surprise? A Rainbow Kitten Surprise? With a name like that, you’re definitely going to want to be ready as this Boone, NC band comes to the Firmament. Before they tour with some big-name acts, they are coming to the Upstate, and it is going to be a show to remember. You can also get your nostalgia on at a 90s Jams Party. Don’t forget to check out your weekly roundup of all of the other shows you can’t miss this week.
I am all about being a culinary adventurer. Trying new cuisines and new dishes is a thrilling experience, and one that I often relish in (was that a food pun)? When I heard Sacha’s Café on Pleasantburg was serving some amazing Latin food, I had to try it. On a recent Saturday, my friend and I decided to visit Sacha’s. It was after the usual lunch hour (around 1:30), but Sacha’s still drew a relatively large crowd. That being said, the size of the building is somewhat deceptive. You see a packed parking lot and a tiny building and you think, “We’re never going to get a table.” However, Sacha’s is much bigger than it appears.
Learning a new language isn’t the easiest skill to acquire, especially when you try to pick it up later in life. East Link Academy is making it easier than ever to learn Mandarin Chinese with their immersion techniques. That is why we have partnered with them to bring you ITK’s Brain Bites: 2 Minute Mandarin. In these short, informative, and fun videos you’ll get a jump start on learning a new skill. Tune in as one of the instructors from East Link teaches you how to say “Thank you” and “Goodnight” in Mandarin.
ITK’s Essential Summer Festival Guide for August 2018.
Located near the town of Walhalla are two of Oconee County’s top attractions, Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls. In fact, these two attractions are some of the most gorgeous in the entire Upstate. Stumphouse Tunnel maintains a near constant 56-degree temperature, and is a welcome respite on a hot summer day. Nearby at Issaqueena Falls, visitors can enjoy the waterfall and have a picnic at this shady, wooded retreat.
“It’s hot!” “I’m melting!” “Why am I sweating so much?” These are common phrases during the summer in the Upstate. There has got to be a way to beat the heat that doesn’t involve just sitting in front of your A/C vent (though we here at In the Know Upstate recognize how useful this tactic is….). Thankfully, there are oases all across the Upstate that will help you beat the heat. From local water parks, public pools, and even the cool refreshing waters of lakes, The Upstate is chock-full of options where anyone can cool down for a day. Here is your guide to staying cool for the summer.