Outdoor Music: Free Concerts Near Greenville, SC

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Love some family-friendly and free outdoor concerts? Greenville, SC sure does! Especially in the summer, Greenville and the surrounding areas host a number of free outdoor (and sometimes indoor) concerts. These concerts provide a great way to enjoy time as a family or couple while keeping expenses down. This list includes a wide variety of concerts.

Free concerts in Greenville, SC

While most of these events are intended to be suitable for families, some concerts may target an adult audience in content and atmosphere. Please check the original sources if you have questions about whether alcohol will be served or event parking.

Free Outdoor Concerts: Greenville, SC

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Free Concerts in Greenville, SC

Furman Music by the Lake
Enjoy live music at Furman University from May 25-July 27, every Thursday at 7:30 pm (note: rain location is McAlister Auditorium).

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
Friday night features two performances, 5:50 pm & 7:40 pm at NOMA Square in Downtown Greenville. This event runs weekly from March 17, 2023 – September 29, 2023. Because NOMA chairs go quickly, consider bringing your own.

Gather GVL
Enjoy a meal and live music in this downtown, outdoor food, and entertainment venue. Check their Facebook page for event details.

Gather GVL in Downtown Greenville, SC

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Music by the Fountain at The Shops at Greenridge
Grab a pizza, some ice cream, do a little shopping, and then enjoy music by the fountain at The Shops at Greenridge every Friday 7-9 pm.

Music in the Woods at Paris Mountain State Park
This Fall Season music series is on Saturdays from 2-4 pm at Paris Mountain State Park’s amphitheater from September through October. The shows are free with admission to the park and feature some local favorites!

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive
Thursday night features two performances, 5:50 pm & 7:20 pm at NOMA Square in Downtown Greenville. The event runs weekly from March through August.

Free Concerts in Simpsonville, SC

Simpsonville Summer Music Series
The CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park features a different live band and food trucks every Thursday beginning in May. Food trucks start serving at 6 pm and music starts at 7 pm.

Free Concerts in Greer, SC

Tunes in the Park
Starting May 20th, 2023, head to Greer City Park one Saturday of each month through September for Tunes in the Park.

May 20, 2023 at 6 pm: The Mighty Kicks
June 10, 2023 at 7 pm: The Jamie Wright Band
July 22, 2023 at 7 pm: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
August 19, 2023 at 6 pm: The Carolina Coast Band
September 16, 2023 at 6 pm: The Rhythm City Band

Free Concerts in Fountain Inn, SC

Sounds of Summer
Hear live music every Friday night from May 19-July 28, 2023 at Commerce Park.

Travelers Rest, SC Free Outdoor Concerts

Music in the Park at Trailblazer Park
Travelers Rest’s Trailblazer Park hosts concerts at 7 pm every Saturday in May, June, and September. Food trucks at 6 pm. Don’t forget your blanket or chair.

Free Outdoor Concerts: Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg, SC: Free Concerts

Music on Main
Enjoy live music on Main Street every Thursday in April – July from 5:30-8:30 pm at Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg.

DRAY: Bar + Grill
Enjoy live music, a mini-market, and food at Dray: Bar + Grill in Drayton Mills. Check their Facebook page for event details.

Check out everything that Dray: Bar + Grill has to offer, including great food and even movie nights!

Dray Bar and Grill charcuterie board

Shows We Look Forward To Welcoming Back

Lyman AmphitheaterStart date TBD
The town of Lyman hosts outdoor concerts at the amphitheater throughout the summer. Check the Town of Lyman FB page for event postings.

Did we miss an outdoor concert series that you know of? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Greenville an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at bethany@kiddingaroundgreenville.com.

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8 years ago

Thursday nights at Quest Brewing

Kaci Davidson
8 years ago

Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church will have our Summer Music Series on June 27th, July 25th at 7 pm. There will be music on the lawn. Coolers, and lawn chairs suggested. 4180 Highway Nine Boiling Springs, SC

Rob Massengale
6 years ago

Friday Nights at the Mauldin Cultural Center!

Kathryn Spence
4 years ago

Fountain Inn has bluegrass on Friday nights and other bands on Saturday night through the summer at Commerce Park.