Follow the Music: A look at the free summer entertainment options

With summer in full swing, many Greenvillians may be on the lookout for free live entertainment. Throughout the summer, all Greenville County councils will offer the public the opportunity to see free live entertainment or movies, including:

Live music

Simpsonville Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

  • Every Thursday until June 30th at 6pm
  • CCNB Amphitheater in Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville
  • Remaining shows include live music by Gene Styles – Tribute to Elvis, Retro Vertigo and James Radford Band.
  • simpsonvillemusicseries.com

Songs in the park

  • June 18 and July 16 at 7pm and August 27 and September 17 at 6pm
  • Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St.
  • This concert series will include 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 until August 26 from 18:00 to 21:00
  • Commerce Park, 200 Depot St., Fountain Inn
  • This concert series will include 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 until July 29 at 7pm
  • Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road
  • This concert series will include live music from The Holiday Band, Split Shot, Rhythm City Band, The Mighty Kicks, The Entertainers, The Wrecking Crew with 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 until 25 August from 17:30 to 20:30
  • Noma Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville
  • This concert series will include 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 until 23 September from 17:30 to 21:30
  • Noma Square, 220 N. Main St., Greenville
  • This concert series will include 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-Friday

Songs in the park

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

Live film and theater

Movies in the park

  • July 19 and August 9 at 7.30pm
  • CCNB Amphitheater in Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St., Simpsonville
  • This event will feature films such as “Spider Man: No Way Home” and “Sing 2”. It also includes inflatables for children to play and discounts will be available for purchase.
  • facebook.com/simpsonville

Movie about the city of Greer in the moonlight

  • 16, 23 and 30 June, 14, 21 and 28 July and 4 August Gates open at 7pm with films from 8.45pm to 9pm
  • Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St.
  • This event will feature films 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 crafts and pre-show activities.
  • cityofgreer.org/740/Moonlight-Movies

Movies in the park

2022 Upstate Shakespeare Festival

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