The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. The organization also maintains a calendar of art events in the Greenville area.
Arts & Entertainment
The Greenville County Museum of Art offers its visitors a way to sample the very best in American art through traveling exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from its own collection. It also offers art classes, evening programs, and information for teachers and school classes.
Monday through Saturday evenings, the Piano Bar offers live music with dancing and libations. (No Cover)
Each year, Furman produces three major plays, as well as experimental works, assembled pieces, one-person shows, student-directed plays, original scripts or other non-traditional productions. Also, the student improvisational troupe “Improv-Able Cause” performs monthly for student and public audiences.
The 16th South Carolina Volunteers Museum of Confederate History boasts a large and growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the War Between the States. The collection includes firearms, photographs, flags, edged weapons, currency, clothing, letters, newspapers, and other items from military and home life.
Founded in 1969 by Brian Leach and others, the Greenville Griffins are one of the top rugby teams in the Southeast.
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional theatre organization dedicated to the concept of theatre as a serious art form; to high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to the training of theatre professionals; to community outreach; and to student education. The theatre chooses plays to stretch the imagination of Upstate audiences, to energize and excite the community with Intimate, Intense and Unexpected performances that explore and celebrate the complexities of our time.
Following in the footsteps of such outstanding professional teams as the Spinners, Spartans, Braves, and Bombers, your new World Champion Red Sox affiliate team is here to provide baseball at it finest, for a community that knows and appreciates what the game is all about.
Greenville Chautauqua takes their audiences on an Astonishing Journey into the Past. Much like in colonial Williamsburg a costumed historical figure (played by scholars in the field) talks to the audience and the audience gets to interact with them. Father’s Day week in June Chautauqua puts up their tent in a park setting for a week long out-door Festival. There are also daytime and indoor events. New Years Eve starts the Chautauqua year with a gala at McAlister Square. Winter Chautauqua is held in February. Performances are free and open to the public. Monthly discussions are held February, March, April, and May.
The Upcountry History Museum strives to promote, present and preserve the history of Upcountry South Carolina through education, research and service.
Founded in 1948 as a creative outlet for Greenville musicians and music lovers, The Greenville Symphony Orchestra has grown into a widely respected professional regional symphony. In more than 100 performances a year, the group remains true to its original vision, as it entertains and educates our region’s music lovers.
The Bi-Lo Center is the place to see sporting events, concerts and much more, and is home to the Greenville Grrowl, Greenville’s hockey team.
The Peace Center, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is the premier performing arts center in the Upstate and home to The Greenville News Broadway series. Come in, explore, and enjoy.
GCAC currently presents 4 plays per season, offers summer arts camp programs, and provides for other artistic opportunities throughout the year, including acting, drawing, dancing, and music.
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square will return in March 2016! Check back for additional information. Traditionally, the event site opens at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:30 pm, with bands playing two sets at 5:50 pm and 7:40 pm. Main Street Fridays features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.
Forward Fridays showcases local music and musicians. Rock, hip hop, jazz fusion, dj’s, electronica, experimental, etc.
Currently featuring an “O gauge” 12′ x 36′ train display including Thomas and the Polar Express, with nearly 150 buildings, a wooden toy train play area, and two additional HO displays with more layouts and paraphernalia to come in 2018. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our hours are currently Friday & Saturday 11am to 5:30 pm and Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm.
Upstate Visual Arts began officially in 1991, when a small group of area business and cultural leaders resolved to serve both area artists and the community by celebrating the vast talent of local artists. UVA now exists as a thriving non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, almost 500 members strong, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the community.
Every year GLT stages six shows by the greats of theater, from Shakespeare to Wilde to Cole Porter. It’s rich, evocatively staged and costumed classical theater — drama, comedy, and musicals — right here in the Upstate of South Carolina. For more information visit our website or call.
Come join Carolina Ballet Theatre and Hernan Justo, Artistic Director for a new era in DANCE. See innovative, classical, and more at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Celebration of Women, Grandma’s Storybook Ballets, The Nutcracker, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are all here for you and your individual taste in dance…..
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Located just off bustling Main Street, Café And Then Some brings you folksy satire and music and great food, blended with a personal touch by proprietors Bill and Susan Smith. He’s better known as “Bubba” on stage. She’s best known as “Norma Jean, a big ole country and western star”, but she has also introduced Café And Then Some regulars to a host of characters—from cosmetologist Joenine Whitehead to Mary Louise Earle McDaniel Hampton Pinckney.
The Logos Theatre brings a level of excellence nearly unrivaled anywhere on the east coast, as the only performing arts theatre in the upstate consistently producing family-friendly shows and concerts at truly broadway-level quality. The Logos Theatre holds the distinction of being the only theatre in the world to mount a truly professional stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian. The theatre itself holds dozens of 5-star reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, and Facebook, and is an incredible experience you don’t want to miss!
Centre Stage-South Carolina! has as its focus and primary purpose the nurturing of a culturally and ethnically diverse not-for-profit theatre with broad participation by both professional and non-professional artists.
The Greenville Market, assisting farmers who truck seasonal fruits and vegetables from surrounding counties, NC, and northeast GA, offers selections from the freshest and best in the Piedmont area. Hours of retail operation: 8 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Saturday.
The Museum & Gallery has shared an internationally respected European Old Master collection with the public for 65 years. Now, due to the need for building repairs and updates at M&G’s main location, the Bob Jones University museum will be closed for an estimated two year renovation. The Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green is now closed permanently. For information about M&G and its planned reopening, please visit www.bjumg.org.
This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues through August 28, 2014. The event site opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m. Bands play two sets at 5:50 pm and 7:20 pm. Downtown Alive features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.
Take your children. Take your family. Take your friends from out of town. It’s “Freedom!” It’s “Sparkle!” It’s “Adventure!” It’s a mix of Greenville and art! Greenville’s bronze mice are spaced here and there, on one side of Main Street or the other, all the way from the Hyatt to the Westin Poinsett Hotel.
Celebrating its 22nd season, South Carolina Children’s Theatre combines local talent and the magic of the stage to provide the finest family entertainment and live theatre experience to the Upstate community. Sit back, relax and let our totally professionally and delightfully immature casts entertain you with everything from beloved musicals such as ANNIE to classic holiday fun with shows like A CHRISTMAS STORY. Experience one or all of SCCT’s five main stage productions at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance venue, conveniently located in beautiful downtown Greenville. See you at the show!
When the subject is conferences, tradeshows, or meetings, we’ve got plenty of room to talk! Long known as one of the largest exhibit halls in the country, Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, SC is also one of the most elegant, flexible and well-equipped meeting sites.