Grand Funk to rock S.C. Pecan Festival
Grand Funk Railroad, with hits such as “We’re An American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and “The Loco-motion,” will headline the 17th annual S.C. Pecan Music & Food Festival this fall. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Known as “The American Band,” Grand Funk will appear from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the main stage in downtown Florence as part of its Some Kind of Wonderful Tour 2021. Originating from Flint, Mich., in 1969, this top-selling American rock group of the 1970s is marking a 52-year milestone with its tour. The high-energy five-piece group will stop in Florence as part of the 40-show tour all over the United States. Grand Funk Railroad includes founding members Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher, lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, and keyboardist Tim Cashion Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. Mega-hits “We’re an American Band,” “I’m your Captain/Closer to Home,” “Locomotion” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” still receive frequent airplay on classic rock radio. During its career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight top 40 hits and two No. 1 singles. The group has accumulated 13 gold and 10 platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. In addition to musical acts across eight stages – the full line-up will be announced late this summer – the S.C. Pecan Music & Food Festival-goers will enjoy plenty of food and drink vendors, the annual Run and Bike Like a Nut events, a classic car show, art demonstrations and chalk art contest, a free Kids Fun Zone, amusement rides, a Pecan Pub, a pecan-themed culinary contest and more. Visitors also can look forward to a user-friendly web app experience on festival day to assist in finding all of the exciting things to do and see. Admission to the S.C. Pecan Music & Food Festival is free. For additional information on the S.C. Pecan Music & Food Festival, visit www.scpecanfestival.com.