Bravo Blythewood concerts lose $18K+

BLYTHEWOOD – Last December, town council awarded $17,360 in hospitality tax revenue to Bravo Blythewood to organize a four-night Spring concert series with the purpose of bringing visitors to the town. During Monday night’s town council meeting, Mayor J. Michael Ross presented Bravo Blythewood’s final report on the series. It revealed that the concerts not […]

Mayor questions how A-Tax and H-Tax awards are spent

BLYTHEWOOD – The focus of Town Council’s third and final budget workshop on Thursday, May 23, centered on expenditures from the accommodations and hospitality tax funds. In recent months, Mayor J. Michael Ross has warned event organizers that he expects those who are awarded funds from the Town to spend those awards on advertising that […]

Bravo! Blythewood Music Fest

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual Relay for Life added to the festivities during Bravo! Blythewood’s music fest last weekend. The event, a fundraiser for Bravo! Blythewood, was sponsored by the Town of Blythewood through Accommodation Tax funding. The relay walkers circled through the park as the band played on. Students from Blythewood and Westwood High Schools […]

Free concert in park set for Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – Prepare to be entertained when the Reggie Sullivan band takes the stage in Doko Meadows Park Friday night with Christina Bhola opening. The concert admission and parking is free, and those attending are encouraged to bring the kids, lawn chairs and blankets. From 6 – 9 p.m., the entertainment will include Jazz, funk, […]

Bravo BW to survey community

BLYTHEWOOD – Bravo Blythewood, the town’s  nonprofit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization, dedicated to the arts and cultural programming in Blythewood, has asked for residents’ input on a community survey. “The survey is being conducted to help us better plan for future activities,” Martha Jones, president of Bravo Blythewood, said. Responses will be used by Bravo Blythewood’s […]

J. Gordon Coogler Poetry Contest

BLYTHEWOOD – Winners of the J. Gordon Coogler Poetry contest were honored with an award reception at The Manor on Monday. Adult winners, in photo above, are Mary Nesbitt Garrison, Kelley Lannigan and Mike Sears (not shown). Martha Jones, right, is president of Bravo Blythewood, sponsor of the poetry contest. In the photo below, youth […]

Bravo Presents Collected Stories

BLYTHEWOOD – Actors Rhythm McCarthy plays the role of Ruth Steiner and Amy Brower plays Lisa Morrison in Collected Stories, the first stage production of Theatre Blythewood, being performed at Westwood High School Theater. In the Pulitzer-nominated play, Brower’s character writes a novel based on McCarthy’s affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz. The women deal […]

Summer concerts coming to amphitheater

BLYTHEWOOD – A summer concert series is being planned for the Palmetto Citizen’s Amphitheater in Doko Park, with a total of nine family friendly concerts that will begin in June. While the plans are still tentative, Martha Jones, president of Bravo Blythewood, said she is announcing the plans now so Bravo Blythewood will have time […]

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