2018 FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend Greensboro Bound?

All events are free! We’ve worked hard and our sponsors have made it possible to keep every program free for everyone.

What about the ticketed events?

Nikki Giovanni’s closing keynote on Sunday, May 20 at A&T University is free but ticketed. This event is now sold out.

The festival offers three one-hour writing workshops with advance registration.  Workshops are at capacity and now closed. Participants of those workshops will receive a confirmation email a few days prior to the festival.

Speaking of accessibility, I’m in a wheelchair.

All Greensboro Bound events are located in ADA accessible buildings/areas.  Greensboro Bound volunteers have received training from InFocus Advocacy, and representatives from InFocus Advocacy will be at the festival to assist.

Where do I park? How much is it? 

Downtown parking is free on the weekends.  Here’s a list of downtown parking decks. The closest to the Greensboro Cultural Center are the Davie Street and Church Street Decks.

How about parking for the Nikki Giovanni event at Harrison Auditorium on the A&T University campus?

Click here for directions to Harrison Auditorium and information about parking there. No Parking or Visitor Vouchers are required for this event.

I see several Greensboro Bound locations. Where is the festival, exactly?

The festival is located downtown Greensboro.  Most events are in two main locations: Greensboro Cultural Center and Greensboro Central Library. Other panels take place in the Greensboro History Museum (Saturday), the Triad Stage Cabaret (Sunday), and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (Friday and Saturday). All events are within a 10-minute downtown walk from each other, and the schedule allots 15 minutes between panels to change locations.

After hours events will take place at the Triad Stage Cabaret, Scuppernong Books, and the Greensboro Project Space.

Several events are occurring in downtown Greensboro the same weekend as Greensboro Bound.  Davie Street in front of Greensboro Cultural Center will be closed for the Piedmont Blues Festival. McGee Street will be closed Saturday afternoon and evening for a block party. Other streets may be closed by the Greensboro City Police, so please plan accordingly.

Where do I buy books?

Scuppernong Books is the official Greensboro Bound vendor. The main location for book purchases will be in the Literary Market Place tent in the South Lawn behind the Greensboro Cultural Center.  That location can take cash, credit, and debit cards.  Books will be sold at the Greensboro History Museum and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum on Saturday (debit and credit cards only), and at Triad Stage and the First Christian Church on Sunday (debit and credit cards only). Please visit Scuppernong Books too while you’re in town.

Where can I eat lunch or dinner?

On Saturday, the Piedmont Blues Festival will feature food trucks on Davie Street. Greensboro Bound participants can purchase vouchers for food and alcohol. However, alcohol is not allowed inside the Greensboro Bound festival footprint, so please enjoy in the Blues festival vendor area.

Europa Bar & Cafe is in the Cultural Arts Center.

Food Trucks at LeBauer Park

Grilled Delights

Lee’s Kitchen

King Queen Creole

Crazy Rib Man

Kerala Curry Express

Wired Cafe Coffee Truck

Porter House Burger Truck

Polo Italian Ice

Coco Bongos

Traveling Dogs

Within walking distance (less than 10 minutes), you’ll find:

Crafted: The Art of the Taco 

Koshary   (Middle Eastern/Egyptian)

Jerusalem Market   (Middle Eastern/Lebanese)

Liberty Oak   (upscale bistro)

Gray’s Tavern   (pub food)

Natty Greene’s   (pub food, brewery)

McCoul’s Public House   (pub food)

Blue Denim  (cajun, sandwiches)

Cheesecakes by Alex   (coffee, dessert)

Green Bean   (coffee, pastries)

Scuppernong Books   (coffee, wine, beer, books)

1618 Downtown  (New American fare and cocktails)

Hibachi Café  (fast food, Asian, best to order ahead and pick up)

A short drive (less than 5 min)

Dames Chicken & Waffles

Deep Roots Market   (grocery/co-op, buffet)

Smith Street Diner  (breakfast, diner food)

A medium drive (less than 10 minutes)

UNCG’s Tate Street Strip –

Boba House (Vegetarian)

Slices Pizza

Pedro’s Tacos

Sushi Republic

Tate Street Coffee

Where can I have a drink?


Little Brother Brewing

Preyer Brewing

White & Wood  (winebar with food)

Rue Bar