Outdoor Music: Free Concerts Near Greenville, SC

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Love some free family entertainment? We do, too. 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 happening near 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 Concert Series in the Upstate

If the weather is rainy, check the relevant Facebook pages for weather updates.

Free Concerts in Greenville, SC

Furman Music by the Lake
Enjoy live music at Furman University from May 19-August 4, every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 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. 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.

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. 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.

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

Thursdays at The Jenny
Thursday nights at The Spinning Jenny, there will be live music, farmers’ market vendors, and food trucks set up in the parking lot from 5 pm – 8 pm, April 14 – October 27, 2022.

Tunes in the Park
Starting May 14th, 2022, head to Greer City Park on the 3rd Saturday of each month through September for Tunes in the Park.

May 14, 2022 at 7 pm: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
June 18, 2022 at 7 pm: The Jamie Wright Band
July 16, 2022 at 7 pm: The Carolina Coast Band
August 27, 2022 at 6 pm: The Mighty Kicks
September 17, 2022 at 6 pm: • Rhythm City Band

Spartanburg, SC: Free Concerts

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.

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.

Free Concerts in Fountain Inn, SC

Sounds of Summer
2022 information has not been released yet, but Commerce Park hosts live music every Friday night in the summer from 7 – 9:30 pm.

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.

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 [email protected]

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7 years ago

Thursday nights at Quest Brewing

Kaci Davidson
7 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
5 years ago

Friday Nights at the Mauldin Cultural Center!

Kathryn Spence
3 years ago

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