About the Spinning Jenny

The Spinning Jenny has a fascinating and varied past. Originally constructed as a grocery store, it has housed a feed and seed, roller skating rink, wrestling rink, heavy metal music room, Opry house, and is now, at last, a Leisure Center and Music Hall. Many locals have strong, affectionate memories of getting a drink at the soda fountain or bringing their children to the roller skating rink. It has been a Greer institution for almost 70 years.

Now under new management and with an upfit, 107 Cannon Street is ready for her next phase in life. Featuring Music, Dance, Theatre, Weddings, Meetings, Community Events, Festivals, and more, The Spinning Jenny is becoming a vital part of the downtown Greer community.

Conveniently located between Spartanburg and Greenville and just off of I-85, The Spinning Jenny is perfectly positioned to reach the Upstate.

If you have any questions about upcoming events or booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

1I’ve never been to The Spinning Jenny before, do I get a seat or is it general admission?
The Spinning Jenny is a general admission venue and mostly standing room only. However, we do have LIMITED seating depending upon the show. Please note, all seating is first come first served. We cannot guarantee that all areas of seating will have un-obstructed views of the stage.
2What items are not allowed inside the venue?
  • No weapons (including mace/pepper spray and swiss army knives) or items that can be perceived as weapons (including clothing, i.e. spikes) are allowed inside the venue.
  • Outside beverages not allowed!
  • Backpacks, oversized bags, iPads, laptops, tablets, selfie sticks… not allowed! WE DO NOT HAVE A COAT CHECK NOR WILL WE HOLD ANY ITEMS FOR YOU. Leave these items at home or in your car!
  • We have the right to refuse admission or ask you to leave if you try to bring any of these items inside the venue.
3Where can I find parking?
There are parking lots on both sides of our building. There are currently no restrictions on street parking around us. There are two public parking lots located in the downtown area.
4I have a band! How do I book a gig at The Spinning Jenny?
Please send a detailed email to booking@thespinningjennygreer.com. In the body of the email please give the following info: – Name of band/artist – Date range you are wanting to play – Links to your band's music and social media pages – Local show history (where, when and individual draw)
5What is the earliest I can come into the venue?
The earliest time you will be allowed into the venue is when the doors open, which is typically one hour before the show starts unless otherwise noted. Restrooms are located inside the hall. Please plan accordingly.
6What is The Spinning Jenny's photo policy for still cameras?
Our photo policy changes each show as is dictated by the headlining artist of the event that night. Typically SLR cameras (professional w/removable lens) need to be accompanied by a photo/press pass. (No flash allowed -- even with camera phone.)
7How do I buy tickets at the Box Office? How can I buy advance tickets?
The box office is open every Thursday from 10am-2pm. You may stop by or call in to purchase tickets. All advance tickets can be purchased through our website by going to our events page and clicking the ‘BUY TICKETS‘ button located next to the artist’s name. Advance tickets will be available for purchase from when they go on sale until 5pm on the day of the show unless the show sells out in advance. If your tickets are at will call, you can pick up your tickets on the night of the event only at the box office when it opens. You must present a valid picture I.D.
8Do you serve food?
No. Depending on the event, there may be food trucks available. Check each event's details or give us a call. There are several excellent restaurants within walking distance.
9What forms of payment are accepted at the box office and bar?
Cash is king, but we do accept all major credit cards.
10Do I have to be 21 and over to be admitted?
No. All ages are welcome. All ages literally means every age, but we do ask that anyone under 17 be accompanied by an adult.
11I’m a photographer. How do I get a photo pass?
Please contact the artist’s label or publicist for this. Unfortunately, we cannot give you this contact information.
12Do you offer additional assistance for patrons with disabilities?
If you are in need of additional accessibility regarding seating or wheelchair access, please contact us in advance of the show so we may best accommodate your needs.
13Ticket limit? What does that mean?
The maximum number of tickets available per purchase for each event is 8 (eight). Your name, credit card, address, and email address will be verified.
14I'm from out of town; where can I stay?
There are several good hotels located in the area … a majority near the airport. Stay at the newly renovated Quality Inn and save 10%! Make sure to call them directly and mention The Spinning Jenny.

Venue

  • 8,000 sq. ft listening area
  • 12.5' from floor to ceiling
  • Parking lot beside venue, additional parking to the side, parking allowed all along Cannon Street
  • Ticket/merch area at entrance lobby
  • Bar serves beer, wine, soft drinks, and coffee (sometimes food is served or food trucks park outside)
  • Performer's entrance behind stage (can park right by the door)
  • Bathroom available backstage

Stage

  • Back section is 23x 8', front section is 30'x10' (484 sq. ft) 3 ft. rise
  • 9.5' from stage to ceiling
  • 4x 20 amp at back of stage behind curtains for FOH , 2x 20 amp upstage, 1x 20 amp center stage, 2x 20 amp downstage
  • Ramp access stage left and stairs stage right

Front of House

  • 2 Way Stereo Setup (internal crossovers in the 835's are quite good)
  • 2x JBL SRX835 mains (3 way speakers with 15” woofers and 3” voice coils ) amped with two Crown XTI6002's (2400 watts per side)
  • 2 x JBL SRX828sp powered dual 18” 2000W subwoofers
  • System processing done with built in DSP on subs and XTI. We usually run a stereo send to the tops and a separate mono send to the subs.
  • Behringer X32 32 channel Digital Mixer with matching S32 digital snake
  • Dedicated 20 amp power at sound booth

Monitors

  • 4xYamaha SM12V monitors (12” driver with 2” horn)
  • Drum Fill: JBL Eon15 G2 over a Carvin SCX1118a sub

Mics

* More mics can often be negotiated, but this is all that is always at the Spinning Jenny
  • 3x Shure Sm58 vocal mics
  • 3x Shure Sm57 instrument mics
  • 1x Shure Beta58 vocal mic
  • 1x Shure Beta 52a kick mic
  • 1x Shure Sm48 vocal mic
  • CAD drum mic set with kick, snare, 2 tom, and 2 overhead mics
  • 2x Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm condensers
  • 1x Sennheiser E906 instrument mic

Lighting

  • Uplight
    • 8x dimmable white par cans
    • 4x Chauvet Slimpar 56's
    • 2x Chauvet FX par 9
  • Backlight
    • 6x Chauvet Slimpar56
    • 4x Chauvet Slimpar38
    • 1x20 amp power for uplight bar and 1x 20 amp power for backlight bar
  • Dell laptop running QLC+ dmx software
  • Enttec Open DMX usb interface
  • Chauvet Djh1200 hazer w/ time or wireless remote (must go easy on fog because of type of smoke detectors)
  • lighting plot available for guest light technicians

Miscellaneous

  • 4 passive DI boxes ( 2 rapco, 1 whirlwind, 1 Behringer)
  • 1 Active Behringer DI
  • 1 Rapco stereo 1/8” to dual xlr box
  • Enough XLR for 32 channels spread around the stage
  • 8 boom mic stands
  • 1 medium boom stand
  • 3 short boom stands
  • 3 instrument cables
  • RCA and TRS breakout cables
  • Drop cords, power splitters, and power strips

​For Additional Information

  • FOH: Logan Galloway, 864.906.6909
  • Hospitality: Sarah Betancourt, 864.382.8904
  • General Info/Booking: Sharon Murry, 864.901.8371 or 864.469.6416

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