SPAZZ FEST VI, co-sponsored by NCGrowth, explodes with entrepreneurial gusto

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The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s NCGrowth initative is sponsoring SPAZZ FEST which celebrates entrepreneurship in Greenville, NC.

GREENVILLE, NC –Spazz Fest VI continues the tradition of a multi-day and multi-venue festival dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurial and creative arts community and Greenville’s established and growing music. This year, the three-day event will be Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21.

Spazz Fest evolved from being held at a now-closed art gallery called The Spazzatorium, and in previous years was held in the abandoned tobacco warehouses of Greenville’s industrial district. It now takes over multiple venues and attracts hundreds of artists, musicians, writers, and attendees from around North Carolina and beyond. Now in its sixth year, Spazz Fest is collaborating with Uptown Greenville, Greenville’s downtown economic development engine, to provide festival additions that showcase Greenville’s entrepreneurial spirit. With a backdrop of live music and art from local and nationally Known artists, entrepreneurs and eager start-ups will engage and share their knowledge, passion, and ideas about business, IT, and the arts.

This unique blend of culture and community, along with economic ideas and innovation is sure to lead to increased entrepreneurship activity and endless possibilities for Greenville.

Golden Tickets to Spazz Fest V are available for purchase at, as well as at The @ Limelight @ Tipsy Teapot and East Coast Music and Video in Greenville. For $50, these tickets include the following: entrance to all shows every day/night of Spazz Fest, admittance to the Opening Day Barbeque, access to VIP after-party perks, and free Sunday morning Endurance Brunch at The Tipsy Teapot.

Spazz Fest operates as a not-for-profit festival that directly benefits the performing artists, with additional proceeds being donated to independently-owned small businesses and local organizations in Eastern North Carolina.

New festival Additions

'Trep Talk, March 19th, 5pm – 6pm at Crossbones Tavern with Guest Speaker: Paul Philippon, owner and craft brew master of Duck Rabbit Craft Beer

Shark Tank @ SpazzFest, March19th, 6pm – 9pm at Crossbones Tavern: Pitch your business idea for up to $4,000 in cash prizes.  Register now!

Hack-a-Thon, March 21, 10am – 10pm, eAudit: Develop a mobile app with some of the area's best coders! Register now!

Learn more!