Shirley Johnson sings along with Maurice John Vaughn during Blues Cruise in Uptown at the kickoff of the Festival of Discovery.
(MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Shirley Johnson sings along with Maurice John Vaughn during Blues Cruise in Uptown at the kickoff of the Festival of Discovery. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Attendees at this year’s South Carolina Festival of Discovery and Greenwood Blues Cruise will have a chance to learn about barbecue and hash like they never have in the past. Organizers have created an intimate place, Que Q’orner, were people can go and learn about the cooking culture.
Countybank Plaza, on Main Street in Uptown Greenwood, becomes Que Q’orner today and Saturday. Que Q’orner is a slow-paced venue away from the hustle and bustle of the main Festival area where people can learn about the cooking culture, listen and share stories, listen to music and have an adult beverage or two. It will be open from 5 to about 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.


The Festival of Discovery unveils “Que Q’orner” this year, and according to Greenwood city manager Charlie Barrineau, the concept is a simple one.
“What we’re wanting to share is getting people to discover the culinary history of barbecue and hash. Really, the only way to do that is to demonstrate and to tell stories,” Barrineau said.

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