Concerts on College Ave. wraps up fall season with Skymonk, sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique and Lulu’s Clothing Boutique

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Hartsville concertgoers will get one more opportunity this fall to show some local love with the last of the Concerts on College Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 23, featuring blues rock group Skymonk, sponsored by First Citizens Bank, Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique and Lulu’s Clothing Boutique. This free concert finale will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on East College Avenue in downtown Hartsville.

Skymonk is a Columbia-based alternative blues rock band that was formed by Kelly Nash (guitars, vocals), Scott Roberts (bass guitar, vocals), Ben Evans (drums). After playing many shows in Columbia and making numerous local and regional radio appearances including WUSC, The Palm and WXRY, Skymonk is now making an East Coast tour this fall to support their latest EP release.

Skymonk’s influences come from many sources, but the band focuses mostly on rock, blues and alternative music. Taking elements of groups including Mutemath and the John Butler Trio, the band compiles energetic, melodic rock, syncopated rhythms and soaring melodies in a way that moves and connects them with their audience.

This last date in Main Street Hartsville’s fall concert series will feature pizza from Sophia’s Pizzeria for sale alongside drinks from Vintage Craft Beer and Wine Boutique. Downtown businesses with extended hours for the concert will include Nana’s Play Zone, Lulu’s Clothing Boutique as well as Klick N Flair, all of which are located on East College Avenue. Florence-Darlington Technical College Hartsville’s student club, the Swarm, will provide concert site children’s activities, including sidewalk chalk drawing and hula hooping.

Fall 2014 Window Display Contest

Downtown Hartsville windows fill with festive fall displays as part of Main Street Hartsville contest

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With the changing of seasons, downtown revitalization organization Main Street Hartsville and its Design Committee are aiming to bring changing colors and changing sights to the historic business district with Downtown Hartsville’s Fall Window Display Contest. The event invites everyone to stroll among our shops, restaurants and businesses to see the storefronts that have been decked out in the spirit of autumn.

Voting for the contest is open to anyone interested, and is taking place now through Oct. 18. One vote is allowed per person. Ballots are available in participating stores, and may be turned in to the official ballot box outside Hartsville City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave. One lucky voter will be receiving a Main Street Hartsville gift card. The organization found to have the best-decorated storefront will win a spot in the Hartsville Christmas Parade.

The winning entry will be announced during the last of the Concerts on College Avenue events, taking place Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. and featuring local band Skymonk.

Main Street’s window display contests will crank up again in early November with a Holiday Decorating Contest. Groups interested in decorating empty storefronts may contact or 843.383.3015.

Entries in the Fall Window Display Contest include:

  • Agape Hospice, 113 N. Fifth St., “A Taste of Apples with a Sip of Fall”
  • Bang Bang Boutique & Fierce Dance Academy 125 N. Fifth St., “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”
  • Blush, 153 W. Carolina Ave., “Come in My Pretties”
  • Clothesline Consignment Boutique, 112 W. Carolina Ave., “Fashionably Fall”
  • Days Gone By, 146 W. Carolina Ave., “Happy Fall Y’all”
  • High Cotton Homes, 116 E. Carolina Ave., “Home Is Where the Heart Is”
  • FME Nuclear Solutions, 147 W. Carolina Ave., “Graveyard”
  • Klick & Flair, 104 E. College Ave., “’Boo’tiful “Boo’tique”
  • Lulu’s Clothing Boutique, 108 E. College Ave., “The Pumpkin ‘Hatch’”
  • The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina Ave., “Come Hob Nob at the Rooster”
  • Minnie’s Giftique, 142 E. Carolina Ave., “Fall in Love with Minnie’s”
  • Palmetto Diamonds, 124 E. Carolina Ave., “Fall into a Diamond State of Mind”
  • SPC Credit Union, 204 N. Fifth St., “SPC’s ‘Fall’ing Rates”
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, 106 E. Carolina Ave. (display located in former Eli’s Candy Kitchen), “Pumpkin Patch”

Hartsville City Council Passes Sidewalk Dining Ordinance!

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This month, Hartsville City Council passed an ordinance which provides a process for downtown businesses to obtain permits for sidewalk dining, including alcohol sales.

The City is now in the process of sending out application packets to downtown restaurants and bars, so be on the lookout for more information