Are you looking for places to enjoy live music in Greenville? Here you will find several spots where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy music. We can thank our contributor Andrea Beam for this great list of places in Greenville and nearby communities that offer live music while you dine!
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One of my favorite things to do is to enjoy live music… it doesn’t matter if I’m eating out or shopping, the whole experience is made better with live music in the background. And when the temperatures pick back up, there’s nothing quite like enjoying local, live music outside. Here’s a list of my favorite local places to sip on a drink and eat delicious food while listening to live music. Take out your pen and pad: You’ll want to write these down!
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Live Music: Greenville, SC
Thomas Creek Brewery
2054 Piedmont Highway, Greenville
Thomas Creek offers both indoor and outdoor seating spaces with a wide variety of brews on tap, plus a few wine and cider options as well. They have live music on select dates in the brewery. The dates and times will vary, but follow Thomas Creek on Facebook to see what’s happening and when. Then head to the brewery to enjoy some wings and small plate bites with locally-crafted beer with a side of live music.
Fireforge Crafted Beer
Located in downtown Greenville, Fireforge Crafted Beer’s events calendar features live music on Friday and Saturday nights, usually starting around 7 pm. They occasionally have live music during the week as well! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy their locally-brewed beer while tapping your toes!
Located near Fluor Field, Gather GVL is an outdoor food hall built out of shipping containers. The food and beverage vendors at Gather GVL promise something yummy for everyone. At the heart of this colorful and kid-friendly outdoor space is a stage on which you can regularly find a local troubadour doing their thing. Their event calendar regularly features live music, especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Be sure to read our review of Gather GVL before you pop over there.
Smiley’s Acoustic Café
Smiley’s Acoustic Café is located at 111 Augusta Street in Greenville. They are open Monday through Sunday from 4 pm- 2 am. It’s a great place to grab a burger and fries. The cafe offers live music 7 days a week!
Southern Culture Kitchen
One of Greenville’s favorite brunch spots, Southern Culture Kitchen is a great venue for a filling meal and some good jams. Check out their Instagram or Facebook to stay abreast of their entertainment schedule, which includes brunch and dinner shows.
Wandering Bard Meadery
One of the newest tenants at Hampton Station is Wandering Bard Meadery. Wandering Bard serves up a variety of their own award-winning meads (think “honey wine”) and also offers a menu of snacks, soups, charcuterie, paninis, and some kid-friendly foods. In addition to mead, they also serve a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Check out their event calendar to see who’s hitting the stage.
13 Stripes Brewery
Located at the Taylors Mill, 13 Stripes Brewery always has something fun going on. The brewery regularly has live music, and even has a special Hymns & Hops series on select Sundays. Check out their Facebook to see special live music events.
Chicora Alley has delicious food, and often pairs the meal with live music. Musicians that frequent Chicora offer funk, rock, acoustic, jam band, jazz, Caribbean fusion, and just excellent music that you can dance to! Chicora has two locations, one in Downtown Greenville near Falls Park, and one in Travelers Rest.
The Velo Fellow
If you are looking for a unique selection of music, while enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner, then The Velo Fellow is where to go! With funk fusion, progressive funk, party punk, swamp rock, and tons of eclectic genres taking over the back room, The Velo Fellow has it all. You can follow their event page for updates on upcoming live music in Greenville.
The Radio Room
The Radio Room may be known to many as a small, local music venue, but they also have a pretty delicious menu full of yummy sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, appetizers, and signature drinks. The venue is an excellent choice is you’re looking to see live music, but also maybe need a little bite to eat during the concert. Their event calendar is loaded with live music coming to Greenville in addition to special events and trivia nights.
Live Music in Spartanburg, SC
Ciclops Cideri and Brewery
Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery in the heart of Spartanburg regularly features live music and trivia. Plus they’ve got their tasty signature brews and bites!
Also in downtown Spartanburg, Fr8yard is an outdoor biergarten built from repurposed shipping containers. They regularly welcome regional acts to their stage. Bonus: Their menu sounds like the perfect pairing to live music and tasty beverages!
New Groove Artisan Brewery
Just 30 minutes from Greenville, Boiling Spring’s New Groove Artisan Brewery serves pub fare and includes a menu “for the groovy kids.” Beverages include their beer, as well as specialty crafted sodas. To keep up with their live music schedule, follow their Facebook or Instagram pages.
Live Music in Fountain Inn, SC
Fountain Inn has expanded quickly! With that growth comes a lot of great restaurants and breweries, many of which offer special events and live music. Check out some of the best places to enjoy live music in Fountain Inn.
Fountain Inn Taproom
The Fountain Inn Taproom offers a variety of events throughout the year, including live music. They have a wide selection of beer and wine to go along with your food, which include snacking items like paninis, bratwurst, pretzels, and nachos.
Live Music in Travelers Rest, SC
You guys know I have an undying love for the growing town of Greenville, but Travelers Rest continues to impress me. My son and I spent an entire afternoon walking the streets. I felt like we were on the set of Gilmore Girls. Who knew peace and tranquility was only a seven minute drive from my house. These Travelers Rest venues offer live music, I encourage you to keep your eyes on their event calendars to find out when live music returns to these neat spots.
The Whistle Stop
It’s no secret The Whistle Stop at The American Cafe is is one of my favorite destinations, but what’s even better than their menu is the rooftop dining area. Yes, you heard that right – eating dinner on the roof! Throw in a live band and you have the perfect spring evening. Check their web site and/or Facebook page to see who is hitting the stage!
Chicora Alley Firehouse
Chicora Alley Firehouse, the restaurants second location, is an excellent way to grab a delicious meal while listening to live music. They regularly offer a musical mixture of acoustic, funk, Caribbean Fusion, jam band, and various genres to enjoy. The location is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Upcountry Provisions will often serenade you on a Friday night. Check their website for a calendar of events. UP is open each week Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am – 7 pm. Mmmm, you really need to try their baked goodies! If you’re like me and trying NOT to give in to your sweet tooth, they serve up a yummy lunch and dinner menu as well.
With the continued growth of the restaurant, bar, and brewery scene in the Upstate, I’ve brushed the surface of places around town to enjoy live music while grabbing a bite to eat or perusing the stacks. However, my son would probably like to eat dinner so I had to stop at some point. As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have anything to add.
It looks like I’ve planned quite a few weekends for you!
You can thank me later.
What live music venue would you like to add to our list?
This article was originally written by Andrea Beam and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.