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Homecoming kicks off today with concert downtown


Sunday, October 20, 2019

The City of Greenville is helping East Carolina University kick off 2019 Homecoming Week today by shutting down part of the Uptown District.

Cotanche Street will be closed at its intersection with Fourth Street and Fifth Street will close between Evans and Reade streets to install a temporary stage for a concert featuring performers B.O.B and JoJo at the intersection of Fifth and Cotanche.

The free show is set for 3 p.m. and is open to ECU students, faculty, staff and alumni. The National Weather Service predicted rain was likely Sunday but could be diminishing after 2 p.m.

The stage for the event will be positioned along Fifth Street facing west toward Evans Street. City crews will close the street beginning at 4 a.m. today. The roadways will remain closed until the area is cleaned after the event.

The intersection of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle remains closed due to the Town Creek Culvert project.

The Homecoming Concert is the first among many event planned for the Cirque de Pirates-themed week, leading up to Saturday’s home football game against USF. A sampling of activities includes:


A showing of the “The Greatest Showman” at 7 p.m. at Main Campus Student Center Lawn. In case of rain the movie will be shown in the Main Campus Student Center Ballrooms.


The Homecoming Amazing Race with registration 5:30-7:30 p.m., Student Activities and Organizations Office, 107 Main Campus Student Center. Open to all ECU students. Competition ends 9 p.m.


The Homecoming Skit Competition. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the event begins at 8 p.m. at Minges Coliseum.


Homecoming Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Room 125 Main Campus Student Center Room.


Homecoming Canned Food Drive co-sponsored by ECU Campus Kitchen and Purple Pantry, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1712 Union St. Individuals interested in volunteering with the Student Homecoming Committee at the Food Bank, email homecoming@ecu.edu

Homecoming Pep Rally at Freeboot Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Five Points Plaza, corner of Fifth and Evans streets.

National PanHellenic Council Homecoming Step Show, 7 p.m., Main Campus Student Center Ballrooms


Homecoming Parade and Float Competition, 9 a.m., rain or shine, Fifth Street beginning at Hilltop Street and ending at Evans Street.

Football, Pirates play South Florida Bulls, 3:45 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.