October 6, 2022

Follow the music: a look at free summer entertainment options

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With summer in full swing, many Greenvillians may be looking for free live entertainment. Throughout the summer, all Greenville County municipalities will feature opportunities for the public to see free live performances or movies, including:

Live Music

Simpsonville Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

  • Every Thursday through June 30 at 6 p.m.
  • CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville
  • Remaining shows include live music from Gene Styles – Tribute to Elvis, Retro Vertigo and James Radford Band.
  • simpsonvillemusicseries.com

Tunes in the Park

  • June 18 and July 16 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 27 and Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St.
  • This concert series will feature live music from The Jamie Wright Band, Carolina Coast Band, The Mighty Kicks and Rhythm City Band.
  • cityofgreer.org/959/Tunes-in-the-Park
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Sounds of Summer Concert Series

  • Every Friday through Aug. 26 from 6-9 p.m.
  • Commerce Park, 200 Depot St., Fountain Inn
  • This concert series will feature live music from Luke Smith, Ryan Spencer, 20 Ride, Synergy Twins, Luke Deuce, Gregg Grimaldo, Fantasy, The Crossfire Band, Jef Chandler Band, Tyler Spillers, The Ned Lucas Band, and Kevin Mac & the Homies.
  • fountaininn.org/388/Sounds-of-Summer

Beachin’ Fridays

  • Every Friday through July 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road
  • This concert series will feature live music from The Holiday Band, Split Shot, Rhythm City Band, The Mighty Kicks, The Entertainers, The Wrecking Crew featuring Rickey Godfrey, Dana Jones and the Bruce Caldwell Project, and The Catalinas.
  • mauldinculturalcenter.org/events/festival-season/beachin-fridays

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

  • Every Thursday through Aug. 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Noma Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville
  • This concert series will feature live music from The Get Right Band, Remember Me – A Tribute to Willie Nelson, Lauren Hall, Lord Nelson, Mystic Vibrations, Kylie Odetta and the Dream Team, Reedy River String Band, Randomonium, The Sally Rides, and Excons.
  • greenvillesc.gov/1321/PNG-Downtown-Alive

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays

  • Every Friday through Sept. 23 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Noma Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville
  • This concert series will feature live music from 3 Guys and My Dad, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Horntraxx, Jazz Trinity, XperienceSoul, Free Flow Band, The Rhythm City Band, Split Shot, Retro Vertigo, Sunset Strip, Groove Centric, Dana Jones and the Bruce Caldwell Project, Marvin King Revue, Tuxedo Junction, Gwen & the Kats, and Heart ‘N Soul Band.
  • greenvillesc.gov/1322/Greenville-Heritage-Main-Street-Fridays

Tunes in the Park

  • June 11, 18 and 25 and Sept. 3. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m.
  • Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest
  • This concert series will feature live music from Split Shot, Travis Smith Project, Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band and Carolina Coast Band. Food trucks and beer and wine sales will be available.
  • travelersrestsc.com/music-in-the-park-concert-series

Movies and live theater

Movies in the Park

  • July 19 and Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville
  • This event will feature movies such as “Spider Man: No Way Home” and “Sing 2.” It also includes inflatables for kids to play on and concessions will be available for purchase.
  • facebook.com/simpsonville

City of Greer Moonlight Movies

  • June 16, 23 and 30, July 14, 21 and 28 and Aug. 4. Gates open at 7 p.m. with the movies starting from 8:45-9 p.m.
  • Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St.
  • This event will feature movies such as “Encanto,” “The Croods: A New Age,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Luca,” “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “Sing 2.” It also includes pre-show crafts and activities.
  • cityofgreer.org/740/Moonlight-Movies

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