Lowcountry's Glover advances to 'American Idol' top 3; Parade, concert set for Beaufort

On Thrusday night St. Helena Island's Candice Glover made it into the Top 3 of American Idol.

(Check out the video recap up top.)

The threshold not only marks a major mileston for glover, but for the Beaufort community which will be treated to a special free-to-attend hometown concert by Glover on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The concert will be proceeded by parade at 5 p.m.

And the timing couldn't be better, the festivities will fall on the same weekend as the Taste of Beaufort festival, also to be held downtown.

Here are more details from Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling:

Though American Idol has the final say in this "Television Production," where we are the "live audience", as of this moment, we anticipate a short Parade at 5 pm, following The Taste of Beaufort and a performance by Candice at 7 pm.

The parade will assemble on Bladen Steet and travel down Bay to Newcastle where it will turn left and then left again on Craven.
(Note this is parade route is different from what we do at Christmas and other special occasions).

The performance will take place on a stage at the intersection of Charles and Bay Streets allowing for a larger audience than the Waterfront Park can accomodate.