7 Upstate SC Music Series You Don’t Want to Miss

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  • June 7, 2021
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As Covid-19 restrictions lift and life slowly returns to normal, several Upstate South Carolina Music Series have returned to the delight of Greenville area music fans. Live music and summer are the perfect match. Luckily for Greenville residents, several great music series have begun offering a wide range of music each week. These music series offer a wide range of musical genres and are certain to please every music lover.

Here is a list of seven music series happening across Upstate South Carolina that offer great live music, beautiful settings, food trucks and more.

Red Horse Inn Wine of The Terrace Music Series

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Set on a beautiful piece of land in the Blue Ridge foothills, The Red Horse Inn is an incredible place to catch some great live music. The venue features a huge patio with perfect views of sunsets over the ridge of Glassy Mountain and a wine bar offering snacks and beverages. New for 2021, the Red Horse Inn has added a lineup of Food Trucks for each event making it easy to plan an entire evening of fun.

The Red Horse Inn is offering music Thursday-Sunday every weekend through the summer. Musical genres range to fit every taste and the lineup features some of the Upstate’s best musical talent. You can view their upcoming schedule here.

About The Inn

The Red Horse Inn opened on about 200 acres in 1995 and offered guests picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 45 minutes from Downtown Greenville and an hour to Downtown Asheville. With its main inn and standalone cottages, it has served both as the perfect romantic getaway as well as wedding and event venue. Each cottage offers its own distinct features as some have private hot tubs, others unparalleled views, and still others being pet friendly. The setting, coziness of the rooms and cottages, and the Wolter family’s passion for pleasing their guests have all combined to earn the Inn well deserved acclaim as a romantic destination from the likes of Travel & Leisure, Trip Advisor, Yahoo! and more.

The property also boasts a bit of living history as it serves as the home of My Little Secret, the great granddaughter of the Triple Crown winning Secretariat. Guests to the property can visit her and possibly even meet the inn’s two alpacas, Champagne and Waffles. The alpacas will actually be the featured guests as the concert series kicks off next week but we will talk more about that later.


Fountain Inn Sounds of Summer Music Series

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Enjoy live music every Friday night in Fountain Inn‘s beautiful Commerce Park venue! Each week, they have a different band coming to perform all your favorite songs! Enjoy spending time with your family, dancing, and GREAT food! The fun is every Friday night through August from 7 PM – 9:30pm on Depot Street.

All shows are free and food trucks will be on site for you to enjoy. Fountain Inn is an up and coming community in the Upstate and the Sounds of Summer offers a great way to explore this hidden gem.

2021 Sounds of Summer Schedule

June 11: Simplified
June 18: Soulution
June 25: Nathan Angelo
July 9: JL Fulks
July 16: Jazzy Trinity Band
July 23: The Vinyl Junkies
July 30: Synergy Twins
August 6: Son Del Callao
August 13: Kami Ocean & the Rhythm
August 20: 20 Ride
August 27: The Night Affair Band


Main Street Friday’s at Noma Square

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Having grown up in Greenville, I can clearly remember the excitement that came from the building of the Hyatt hotel along main street in downtown. Officially dedicated in 1982, the Hyatt laid the foundation for all of the development now present in Greenville. Now almost 40 years later, the area around the Hyatt has grown into a beautiful plaza named Noma Square.

Noma Square features Roost restaurant and Kilwin’s Ice Cream and is home to the City of Greenville’s Main Street Friday Concert Series. Covid cancelled the series in 2020, but the city announced last week that this popular downtown event is returning for 2021.

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m., with bands playing two sets at 5:50 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. NOMA Square chairs go fast, so bring a tailgating chair if you are not arriving early.


City of Mauldin Beachin’ Friday’s

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Beachin’ Fridays started in 2016, bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin. People come from all over the Upstate converge on the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater for evenings of shag dancing, beer and wine from Growler Haus, and food trucks.

Each week, a variety of bands will be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more! All shows are free, so bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs, and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night! Here’s a preview and listing of the 2021 music schedule.

What You Need to Know About Beachin’ Friday

  • All shows are FREE of charge and general admission.
  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome for all outdoor shows.
  • Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
  • Attendees must be age 21+ to consume alcohol. An ID and wristband ($1) will be required.
  • This year, we are discouraging people from bringing their dogs to this event. Leashed dogs will be allowed again at next year’s series!

Travelers Rest Music in the Park

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Come rock and roll with us in the amphitheater at Trailblazer Park this June & September! Recognized as one of the best outdoor music venues in South Carolina, the amphitheater at Trailblazer Park offers plenty of green space to spread out and let the kids have fun. With beautiful mountain views, cool evening breezes and stars galore, you can’t help but kick back and enjoy life as the bands perform. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the park. FOOD TRUCKS, BEER & WINE AT 6PM | MUSIC AT 7PM.

Here’s the complete 2021 Travelers Rest Music in the Park Schedule.


City of Greenville Sound Check Series

Greenville Heritage Sound Check presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar

LIVE MUSIC returns to downtown Greenville with Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union Sound Check presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar. The concert series will be held at the Peace Center Amphitheater on Wednesdays from 6-9 PM, April 7 – September 29, 2021.

Last week, the City of Greenville announced that the law in front of the Peace Center Amphitheater stage will be free general admission seating. It’s first-come, first-serve for the weekly Wednesday night show.

View 2021 Sound Check Series Schedule


Peace Center White Claw Music Series

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Celebrate live music on the river! White Claw Concerts are here, and they’ve got something for everybody. The 2021 lineup is packed with incredible talent and includes Shovels & Rope, Edwin McCain, Jake Shimabukuro and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. View the complete lineup here.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect date spot, a place to reunite with friends, or a family-friendly outing, head over to the TD Stage at Greenville’s Peace Center all summer long for great nights of entertainment.

Learn more at peacecenter.org


As you can see, the number of great Upstate South Carolina Music Series makes it easy to support local music in and around Greenville. With warm weather and live music, Upstate residents can easily find a Music Series to fit every taste. Looking for more live music? Check out our weekly Live Music Calendar with over 75 shows to see each week!

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