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Gwen Fowler

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

McCain steps down from Euphoria board

Posted 5/20/2013 10:21:00 AM

Musician Edwin McCain, a co-founder of Euphoria, has resigned as a board member of the organization that presents the September food, wine and music festival in Greenville

McCain said his family and his touring and recording commitments led to the decision. He also said he recently was approached with an opportunity to help the Meyer Center for Special Children in Greenville. He called the center “a cause that touches my heart in such a way that I simply could not ignore.”

He and Table 301 restaurateur Carl Sobocinski founded Euphoria in 2006 to draw attention to the vibrant city and its arts and culinary scene.

“I am confident that Euphoria and Local Boys Do Good will continue to grow and succeed without my involvement,” he wrote in a statement.

True, but McCain’s involvement certainly helped Euphoria become so special. One of the most popular events has been Taste of the South on Friday night, where McCain has performed in concert.

McCain has stepped down as a board member of Local Boys Do Good, a non-profit organization that passes proceeds from Euphoria on to charities, including the Meyer Center.

One of those charities has been the Meyer Center, which the musician has been involved with for years.

In March, McCain spoke of the Meyer Center on The Celebrity Bucket List, which airs on The Biography Channel and A&E Television Network. McCain’s episode is scheduled to re-air at 7:30 p.m. June 28 on The Biography Channel. He has established a fund to support the Meyer Center.

The next Euphoria is coming up Sept. 26-29. Click here to buy your tickets.