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Saturday, April 8, Mayor Allen Thomas will kick off PirateFest day two by welcoming the crowd and the Play for Peace performance by East Carolina University athletic bands and Kappa Kappa Psi, the honorary service fraternity for music PirateFest,Mayor Thomas,North Carolina,Greenville,Play for Peace
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Greenville Mayor to Kick off PirateFest Opening Ceremony

Press Release:

    GREENVILLE, N.C.     Saturday, April 8, Mayor Allen Thomas will kick off PirateFest day two by welcoming the crowd and the Play for Peace performance by East Carolina University athletic bands and Kappa Kappa Psi, the honorary service fraternity for music.

    The performance will include a wide array of musical works sure to be recognized by the crowd and bring the community together. Promoting the positive message of ONE Pirate Nation, this ensemble uses music to send the message of unity in the pirate community.

    The Play for Peace concert is part of the ECUnited movement in Greenville and East Carolina family. The concert will feature key members of our community introducing each piece and explaining the process of unity. Salena Vaughn of Kappa Kappa Psi will introduce the ensemble and open the floor for the performance.

    ECU Police Lieutenant Chris Sutton, ECU Athletic Bands Director Dr. Bill Staub, Director of Student Affairs Dr. Virginia Hardy, Breyah Atkinson of Elite pirates, Maya Williams of Interfaith Pirates, Bryan Brown of Army ROTC are among those who will discuss the works to be performed and share their thought on the ECUnited movement.

    Art and food vendors will be set up and ready to go following the performance along Evans Street and the city blocks going from 1st to 5th streets. Pirate grub and other street food will line Evans Street, with music and other performances on the Roses Main Stage at the corner of Evans and 4th Streets.

    The festival continues until 7:00 pm with food, art and non-profit vendors, live mermaids, a pirate encampment, grog gardens, a carnival and live music all day long. The free concert at the Town Common will begin at 3:30 pm with opener Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey before Rusted Root takes the stage at 5:30 pm as our festival finale.

    PirateFest is brought to you by Minges Bottling Group and organized by Uptown Greenville and Emerge. For a full list of PirateFest 2017 performances and activities, visit www.piratefestnc.com.

  • Contact: Uptown Greenville
  •     info@uptowngreenville.com


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