About euphoria

A MISSION. A VISION. A DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE.

Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer/songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, euphoria educates, entices, enlightens and entertains.

This highly anticipated four-day event includes exclusive tasting events, intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live music concerts. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, award-winning chefs, master sommeliers and renowned singer/songwriters.

Every September, euphoria shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with it’s award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

Supporting the community, proceeds from euphoria fund Local Boys Do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations. euphoria, a destination event for attendees from near and far, impresses all with its passion for quality and value.

The objectives were four-fold:

  1. To create a destination event for food, wine and music lovers across the country
  2. To highlight the Culinary and Arts Community of Upstate South Carolina
  3. To promote tourism in Greenville, SC
  4. To raise money to give back to the community

We are no longer accepting grant applications for 2017. Please check back with us in May to be considered for 2018.

Looking for information about our events? Check out our Events & Tickets page or our FAQs!

Interested in submitting a recipe for the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown? We will open registration for the competition in May of 2018.

Charity

euphoria seeks to present a first-class, four day event for food, wine and music lovers that raises significant funds for charities, while also enhancing the reputation of Greenville, South Carolina as a premier culinary and tourism destination for both national and international attendees. While euphoria shines a spotlight on this gem of a city that we have the pleasure of calling home, it also exists for charity.

euphoria is organized and presented by Local Boys Do Good (“LBDG”), a non-profit organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Proceeds from euphoria are distributed by LBDG through direct grants to charitable organizations - mostly in upstate South Carolina - that focus on providing sustenance to those in need (food, hunger, and health), educating (through music, performing arts, or otherwise), or supporting children. These areas of focus are consistent with the charitable interests of LBDG’s Founding Directors and Board.

Since its inception in 2006, LBDG has received more than 150 grant applications and requests. Since 2006, euphoria (and LBDG) has distributed more than $250,000 in cash and in-kind donations to deserving charitable organizations.

2017 Charitable Partners


SC Childrens Theater A Child's Haven Mill Village Farm Live Well Greenville Logo

Amount given over the last decade

$270,000

View our past charitable partners

euphoria Staff & Board

STAFF

Jennifer Dennis: Event Director - Logistics & Music

Event Director - Logistics & Music

Jennifer Dennis

  • Hometown: Greer, SC
  • What I love about #yeahTHATgreenville: Walking downtown and experiencing how friendly everyone is
  • Favorite Menu Item: The Lazy Goat Fried Goat Cheese
  • Must have cocktail: A French 75 anywhere I go
  • First Concert: Garth Brooks
  • Favorite Playlist: 70s or 80s Top 40 Hits
CONTACT JENNIFER
Morgan Allen: Event Director - Food & Beverage

Event Director - Food & Beverage

Morgan Allen

  • Hometown: Brunswick, Georgia
  • What I love about #yeahTHATgreenville: It feels like home
  • Favorite Menu Item: Stella’s Southern Bistro’s Happy Cow Buttermilk Fried Okra
  • Must have wine: The Rosé flight at American Grocery
  • First Concert: The Backstreet Boys
  • Favorite Playlist: A mix with every decade & genre
CONTACT MORGAN

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Amy Vanderwerff, Board Chairman, Gordon Food Service
  • Jack Bacot, Board Vice-Chairman, Elliott Davis
  • Michelle Williams, Treasurer, South State Bank
  • Linda Lee, Secretary, Freelance Writer/Editor
  • Heather Barker, Hi-Tech Family Dentistry
  • Gina Boulware, Table 301
  • Tammy Johnson Boyanoski, Liquid Catering
  • Heather Meadors, JHM Hotels
  • Dr. Jay Motley, Greenville Anesthesiology
  • Valerie Pascoe, Michelin/Hughes Agency
  • Neetu Patel, Sycamore Investments
  • Kurt Schumacher, Legal Counsel, Schumacher Law, LLC
  • Carl Sobocinski, Emeritus Status, Table 301
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