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Take A Cruise Down Memory Lane for July's First Friday!

Caption: The American Kings will headline the First Friday event on July 7th in Downtown Greenville.

For the second year, Main Street Greenville will be bringing back Memories on Main for July’s First Friday event. The focus is a 1950’s inspired theme, highlighting memories that once took place on Broadway, the main drag of downtown Greenville.

Fire up the engine of your hot rod and take a cruise down memory lane on Friday, July 7th from 6 to 9 pm.

“Memories on Main was created as a way to enjoy the history that is unique to small town America,” said Crysta Hutchinson, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville. “We’re proud of the fact that downtown Greenville is just as vibrant today as it was in the 50s and this event is a fun way to celebrate that.”

The festivities will include music by The American Kings, a ping-pong ball drop, a hula hoop contest, a photo booth, and a costume contest.

The American Kings will perform from 7 to 9 pm on 5th Street between the Coffee Pot and Michael’s Fine Clocks and Jewelry. They are a Dayton band who still allow the words “sock” and “hop” to make perfect sense together. With their true renditions of your favorite rock ‘n’ roll songs, you can fully trust a high-energy and fun show.

The ping-pong ball drop, sponsored by Greenville National Bank and Second National Bank, will take place on 3rd Street at 9:10 pm sharp. Main Street Greenville will be dropping 500 ping-pong balls from the fire escape of Bach to Rock. The ping-pong balls will have colored dots on them, each color representing a different prize level.

The hula hoop contest will be held from 6 to 7 pm and will be located at Readmore’s Hallmark. There will also be prizes offered to those who can hula hoop the longest.

The photo booth will be located at Chillz Frozen Yogurt from 6 to 9 pm and the photos will be printed in black & white capturing that 1950’s essence.

There will also be old fashioned soda fountain drinks, smiley face cookies, a “penny candy” station, and do not forget to come dressed in some unique 1950’s attire! There will be a costume contest held at The Blue Bow Boutique. Ladies, think poodle skirts and saddle shoes. Gentleman, get ready to roll up the sleeves of your favorite white t-shirt.

In addition, many downtown businesses will be open late for all to enjoy, so make reservations for dinner and explore the shopping experiences offered!

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis (

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