Local Greenville SC Music Scene
Greenville, SC was where the final original Lynyrd Skynyrd played before the plane crash that killed three members in 1977. In the 2010 Census the metropolitan area had a population of over 639,000. Campuses include Clemson University, Furman University, Lander University, SC State University and University of SC.
The local scene is covered by The Greenville News and The Greenville Journal. The history of the Greenville music scene has revolved around venues such as Bi-Lo Center, Peace Center and Warehouse Theater. Artists from the area include Edwin McCain, Peabo Bryson and Aaron Tippin.
Greenville Music Acts
Six String Woody * Angela Easterling * Grayhouse * Edward Belvedere * The Hoodoo Hounds * Nile * Jacob Johnson * Marti B * Sugar Daddy Blues Band * Tara Leigh Cobble *
The 2018 Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive concert series at NOMA Square on Main Street is presented every Thursday from March 15 through August 30. The lineup comprises 23 new live acts including The High Divers, Tyler Boone, April B. & The Cool, Abbey Elmore and Local Green Family Band. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council. The series features the return of the Gimme the Gig contest, as local artists compete and fans cast votes. The free shows attract 45,000 people annually.
Downtown Greenville brought back its free summer concert series in the summer of 2014. The event is presented by South Carolina BLUE Reedy River Concerts. The series featured regional acts such as The Soulfeathers, The Wiredogs, Mystic Vibrations and True Blues. A few concert was presented every Wednesday night from 7 to 9pm starting on June 4. Attendees brought lawn chairs and blankets.
Rapper Young Flii released a new video called "Go" on YouTube in August 2013. The song has a movitivational message. The rapper, who is one of the few hip hop artists from Greenville with notoriety, hopes to broaden hip hop's base in the region. The song is about life and making money in the music business. The rap is mixed with a melodic soundtrack that gives it a highly commercial sound. It sounds like a rap that can compete on a national level. The rapper was written about in this Dahryl Pharoah article 8/16/2013 on CKHID.com.
Greenville, South Carolina has a vibrant community scene of 17 towns that includes farmers' markets. The population of the city is about 60,000 in 2013. The area has over 100 independently-owned restaurants within the central part of town. It's near scenic beauty in places like Lake Conestee National Park, Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. The area is a haven for mountain bike riking and canoe paddling. The city was written about in this Kate Siber article 8/12/2013 on OutsideOnline.com.
Heart of Greenville is a website dedicated to the entertainment and art scene of Greenville, South Carolina. This online publication leans toward classical and showtune music, as well as South Carolina Children's Theatre. The site provides links to venues where live acts play. One of the major venues is the Bi-Low Center, which holds 15,000 people. It's considered one of the top 50 venues in the world.