Free Patrick Davis concert among spring game activities

GoGamecocks staff reportsMarch 18, 2013 

During last year's FanFest, South Carolina fans take photos of Sir Spur after the Garnet and Black spring football game.

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com

The Gamecock Club will host its annual Kickoff FanFest before and after the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game on Saturday, April 13.

The pre-game FanFest activities will begin at 9 a.m. and will be located in the Gamecock Village at the front of the Farmers Market, across the street from the stadium.

Singer-songwriter Patrick Davis will hold a free concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Farmer’s Market amphitheater lawn prior to the game. Davis is from Camden and now resides in Nashville, Tenn., writing with artists such as Darius Rucker, Jewel and Lady Antebellum.

The Kickoff FanFest will also include a cornhole competition, tailgate competition and other activities. The new 2013 football schedule posters will also be available in the Gamecock Village area. The winners of the tailgate competition will receive four field passes to experience “2001” prior to the Clemson game, while the winning team for the cornhole tournament will receive a helmet autographed by coach Steve Spurrier.

The annual Garnet & Black spring game will kick at 1 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium. Admission is free. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3, and will also be shown on ESPNU on a delayed basis.

Thirty minutes following the game, Gamecock fans will have the opportunity to come on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium and have their picture taken in front of the new videoboard; with the Hardees, Outback Bowl, Heisman and Baseball National Championship trophies; with Sir Big Spur; and with Cocky and the cheerleaders. The finals of the cornhole competition will also be held in the stadium’s north endzone.

If interested in the cornhole or tailgate competition please contact Jordan Gardner (gardnej5@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-4277).

The Gamecock Club will be taking its FanFest on the road again this spring with stops scheduled for Florence on April 18, Charleston on April 23, Spartanburg on April 24, York on May 1, Greenville on May 2 and Atlanta on May 9. Additional information on these visits will be released closer to the date of each event.

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