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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Tickets on sale April 3, 2024

 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Jersey Boys The Story of Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

“The Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes!” Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Jersey Boys. This Tony Award-winning musical, filled with chart-topping hits, captivating storytelling, and electrifying performances, will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. Featuring iconic songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this musical is a celebration of the timeless music that defined a generation. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic, the music, the story of Jersey Boys.

Amit Peled
May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Brevard College Porter Center

This all-Dvořák Program begins with the thrilling Carnival Overture and includes four of the brilliant Slavonic Dances. Amit Peled joins Maestro Fellenbaum in presenting one of the greatest concerti of all time, the Cello Concerto.

 

Rush Morgan
May 19 @ 3:00 pm
FR8yard
May 19

Rush Morgan

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Jersey Boys The Story of Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

“The Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes!” Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Jersey Boys. This Tony Award-winning musical, filled with chart-topping hits, captivating storytelling, and electrifying performances, will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. Featuring iconic songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this musical is a celebration of the timeless music that defined a generation. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic, the music, the story of Jersey Boys.

Rick Kirby + Tony Slaughter
May 22 @ 6:30 pm
FR8yard
May 22

Rick Kirby & Tony Slaughter

LIVE JAZZ: Edgewise
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sigal Music Museum
Join Sigal Music Museum for an evening of jazz with Edgewise!

Doors open at 7:00 PM | Concert begins at 7:30 PM

If you like these kinds of events, please consider supporting the Museum’s programming by making a donation.

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Jersey Boys The Story of Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
May 23 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

“The Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes!” Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Jersey Boys. This Tony Award-winning musical, filled with chart-topping hits, captivating storytelling, and electrifying performances, will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. Featuring iconic songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this musical is a celebration of the timeless music that defined a generation. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic, the music, the story of Jersey Boys.

Downtown Alive
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NOMA Square

Outdoor concerts bringing live music to downtown Greenville kick off this week.

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays will return to NOMA Square for the 2024 season with a lineup of new and returning artists.

Downtown Alive starts Thursday, March 14 with performances by Linda Faye’s Sound. Benefiting the Metropolitan Arts Council, the weekly music series runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday until late August.

April 4, Darby Wilcox & The Peep Show

April 11, The Well Drinkers

April 18, Cash Machine

April 25, Gold Road

May 2, DJ Tambition

May 9, Mark Webb Jr.

May 16, Nathan Angelo

May 23, Bucko with Sunhouse

May 30, Threesound

June 6, Tuba Gin

June 13, Funcle

June 20, Randomonium

June 27, Juno Dunes

July 11, Andrew Scotchie

July 18, The Wobblers

July 25, Kendall Lanford

August 1, The Shady Recruits

August 8, BR385

August 15, Run Katie Run

August 22, Wilder Things Than Us

August 29, Gimmie the Gig Winner
Open Mic Night
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fretwell Spartanburg

Join us for this month’s open mic at Fretwell. From 6pm-8pm you could take the stage and sing a song, recite poetry, dance, anything! The stage is yours!

Fretwell is a “family-friendly” location. Participants are asked to keep performances as such.

This event is free to attend and participate in.
Sign-ups start at 5:30, we hope to see you there!

About Fretwell

Fretwell is Spartanburg’s newest gathering spot, located just a few steps off the Mary Black Rail Trail. Whether you’re here to rest from the Trail, have a beer or coffee with friends, or listen to live music with your family, we’ll have a spot for you.

Kid Billy
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
FR8yard

Kid Billy (Billy Litz) is an Asheville, NC based multi-instrumentalist and singer with a lust for song-writing. Taking cues from early American Roots music, Blues and Ragtime, Kid Billy’s earnest songwriting meets high energy jubilant sounds when tasteful live looping layers New Orleans trumpet, honky-tonk piano, acoustic guitar and harmonica. When not performing as Kid Billy, he is the lead singer and primary songwriter in the the 4-piece soul/rock band, Hustle Souls

Jersey Boys The Story of Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

“The Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes!” Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Jersey Boys. This Tony Award-winning musical, filled with chart-topping hits, captivating storytelling, and electrifying performances, will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. Featuring iconic songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this musical is a celebration of the timeless music that defined a generation. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic, the music, the story of Jersey Boys.

Friday, May 24, 2024
Hippies by the River
May 24 all-day
Events by the River

Join us for an unforgettable day of peace, love, and music at Hippies by the River! This groovy event will take place on Fri May 24 2024 – May 26 2024 at 62 Arnold Branch Rd.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the 60s and 70s, as we celebrate the spirit of the counterculture movement. With live performances from talented local artists, you’ll be transported back to a time of freedom and self-expression.

At Hippies by the River, you can expect a laid-back and friendly environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Feel free to dress up in your favorite hippie attire, and don’t forget to bring your blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy the beautiful riverside location.

Indulge in delicious food from various food trucks offering a wide range of cuisines. Explore the colorful market stalls filled with unique handmade crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing.

Whether you’re a true flower child or simply curious about the hippie culture, Hippies by the River promises a day filled with good vibes, great music, and positive energy. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience a groovy time!

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

Wind up the work week at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment.

FREE ADMISSION

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.

Main Street Fridays
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

Wind up the work week at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment.

FREE ADMISSION

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.

April 5, Iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band

April 12, Encore

April 19, Hwy 25 Band

April 26, Alice’s Marmalade Cat

May 3, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

May 17, Upstate of Mind

May 24, Eric Weiler Group

May 31, Eclectic Band

June 7, Sweet Soul

June 14, Kami Ocean & The Rhythm

June 21, Xperience Soul

June 28, Carolina Coast Band

July 5, Jazzy Trinity – A Stevie Wonder Tribute

July 12, Infinity Remix

July 19, Marvin King Revue

July 26, Beth Inabinett & For the Funk of It

August 2, David Rodriguez & The Latin Hustle

August 9, Rock N Roll Reunion

August 16, Soulfield 7

August 23, Hot As A Pepper

August 30, Shades of Brown

September 6, Tuxedo Junction

September 13, Whitney Bradley & Groove Planet

September 20, Split Shot

September 27, True Blues

Free Live Music: The High Tides
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fretwell Spartanburg
The High Tides cover all of your favorite hits from the 1950’s to 2024!
This event is FREE to attend.
About Fretwell
Fretwell is Spartanburg’s newest gathering spot, located just a few steps off the Mary Black Rail Trail. Whether you’re here to rest from the Trail, have a beer or coffee with friends, or listen to live music with your family, we have a spot for you!

About the event:

Join our Off the Clock Friday at Fretwell! Each Friday, we have a local artist perform live music at our outdoor venue.
This event is FREE to attend.

 LIVE MUSIC: Mark Humphries
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Groove Artisan Brewery
 LIVE MUSIC: Mark Humphries
Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers with The Tall Grass
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
FR8yard

Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers with The Tall Grass

The Tall Grass
The Tall Grass brings together an eclectic mix of musicians, each blending their unique style to create an assortment of folk, bluegrass and acoustic rock.

Jersey Boys The Story of Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

“The Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes!” Experience the Unforgettable Music and Untold Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Jersey Boys. This Tony Award-winning musical, filled with chart-topping hits, captivating storytelling, and electrifying performances, will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. Featuring iconic songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” this musical is a celebration of the timeless music that defined a generation. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic, the music, the story of Jersey Boys.