Cowboy Up rebrands as The Foundry at Judson Mill

December 2, 2022

Greenville’s newest music venue to reopen in January with focus on larger artists and broad range of musical genres

Cowboy Up, Greenville’s newest music venue located in the historic Judson Mill District, announced today it is rebranding as The Foundry at Judson Mill to better reflect a broad range of musical genres and bigger named artists.

The venue is closed starting this Saturday and through the month of December. It will reopen Jan. 6, 2023, under the same ownership and management.

Howard Dozier, owner and developer, said the 10,000-square-foot space will replace some signage but keep its rustic, modern aesthetic. Customers will see minimal changes to the business operations.

“We are excited to introduce this new name to the community,” Dozier said. “We remain committed to providing the best experience for our guests and look forward to returning in January.”

The Foundry at Judson Mill will continue to host ticketed shows upon its re-opening.

The venue features state-of-the-art production equipment, a 30- by 21-foot stage, and concert-level sound and lighting.

The Foundry at Judson Mill plans to make an announcement regarding a major partnership in the coming weeks. For all booking inquiries and show request, please contact business partner Braxton Wilson at [email protected].


About Judson Mill District

Judson Mill District is a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use community offering soulful city living in Greenville, SC. Once the largest textile mill in Greenville County and an integral part of Greenville’s Mill Crescent wrapping the city’s west side, Judson Mill District is now home to office, restaurant, brewery, retail, entertainment, and residential spaces. In 2017, Taft Family Ventures, a distinguished real estate investment and development firm based in Greenville, NC, joined with Belmont Sayre, a privately held real estate investment and development company based in Chapel Hill, NC, to transform the historic 800,000-square-foot textile mill that closed in 2015. While maintaining its vision to preserve the soul, spirit, and features of the historic mill, Judson Mill District utilizes a sustainable approach in revitalizing its 36-acre campus, which now fosters a vibrant and affordable community where people live, work, and play. For more information on Judson Mill District, visit