Press Releases

Press Releases


July 17, 2014

Contact: Sims Hammond Bouwmeester


Live on the Green LLC ( announced today their inaugural Live on the Green concert, featuring Bruce Hornsby, solo piano. The event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg. General Admission is $20 ($27 at gate, day of event). Gold Circle Level seating is $35 with limited availability. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 18, and can be purchased through the event website Rain location will be the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Live on the Green was created by a group of young, business-minded individuals with a vision for Spartanburg as a more viable location for live music events. The organization chose Barnet Park as the event location in order to utilize the prominent Spartanburg space for its intended purpose. The event is being supported by sponsors throughout the community, including the City of Spartanburg with the executive committee spearheaded by Sims Bouwmeester, Justin Converse, and Ben Graves. The event will be produced by Seven Hills Presents, a Virginia-based event production company.

“We are thrilled to bring this incredible event, featuring a legendary performer, to our city,” stated Ben Graves, member of the Live on the Green executive committee. “I had the recent pleasure of attending “Celebrate Virginia Live” in Fredericksburg, and was impressed with the vibrant energy and economic impact of that event on the community. We wanted to recreate that pride and excitement for Spartanburg.”

“This is an important step for Spartanburg, and our firm is proud to use our expertise to promote Live on the Green,” stated Sims Bouwmeester, executive committee member and President of Launch Something, the Spartanburg-based strategic marketing firm handling event promotion. “Everyone involved in the event is delighted to give back to our community by offering a quality, upscale live music performance in a beautiful space.”


About Launch Something

Launch Something is a full-service strategic marketing firm that specializes in creating engaging brand experiences. Located in Spartanburg, SC, Launch Something is composed of talented individuals with extensive experience in strategy, branding, copywriting, public relations, graphic design, advertising, and interactive design and development. Founded in 2005, the company provides project-based marketing and advertising services to a variety of industries including education, manufacturing, nonprofit, government, and healthcare. (

About Live on the Green

Live on the Green is a premier concert event created by Live on the Green LLC and produced by Seven Hills Presents. The event was founded in 2014 in Spartanburg, SC, with a mission to increase community vibrancy and economic development in Spartanburg through the use of live music events. All funds are held and directed by the Spartanburg County Foundation.