Library hosting Lunch on Lawn


Staff report



GREENVILLE — Warm weather fun is finally here and as one makes his/her summer plans be sure to include Lunch on the Lawn.

This popular event is held the first Friday of June, July and August from 11:30a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Greenville Public Library lawn under the shade trees. Box lunches are available from one of the local eateries and tables and chairs are set up – or visitors can bring their own lunch, chairs, or blanket.

“Or just stop by to enjoy the free entertainment provided by outstanding artists from the area,” said organizers.

These events are in partnership with Mainstreet Greenville’s First Fridays. In case of extreme heat or rain, the event will move inside to the First United Methodist Church on the corner of West Fourth and Sycamore streets.

“Join us June 3 to kick off the season,” the organizers added. “Pick up your box lunch at the white tent for $7 provided by Brenda’s Beanery. The menu is a sandwich (choice of ham and cheese or turkey cranberry), salad (choice of broccoli or bacon pasta ranch), scone, drink (ginger peach tea, plain iced tea, lemonade, or bottled water).”

A special treat awaits the crowd with American Idol semi-finalist Alexis Gomez providing the music. Her online bio reads “Alexis Gomez is much more than just another fresh voice for Country music. While she was known as the “Mexican, Hillbilly, Hippie” on American Idol (Season 14), she’s much more than that.”

The multi-instrumentalist has been singing for as long as she remembers. As a teen she was already getting attention and winning contests in her home state of Ohio. That led to shows opening for artists such as Montgomery Gentry, Cassadee Pope, Clint Black, Old Dominion and others.

She says ”As an artist I hope to be able to create music that people want to sing and listen to. I would also love to bring something a little different to Country music, which is where I hope to weave some of my Mexican heritage into my music.” When she’s not singing, she’s hiking and enjoying the outdoors, participating at her church, or rebuilding and racing cars!

“Looking forward to seeing you June 3,” organizers concluded. “Come and bring family and friends!”

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Staff report