The Lakeside Concert Series audience watching the amphitheater by the Furman University lake.

The Lakeside Concert Band and other ensembles and artists celebrate the Sounds of Summer on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, now through Aug. 1, 2019.

Relax on the grounds of the spacious amphitheater by the Furman University lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, jazz, bluegrass, contemporary, marches, and orchestral favorites.

Thanks to generous local sponsors, all concerts are free and open to the public! And each Thursday during the series, a concert picnic basket filled with treats will be given away to a lucky concertgoer.

Learn more about the Summer Concert Series online or by contacting the Furman University music office at 864-294-2086. For parking information, call 864-294-2111. Bus parking is available. A complete schedule follows:

Music by the Lake 2019 Schedule

July 25
“The Phantom of the Opera”
Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert Band:  Leslie W. Hicken, director
Rain location: McAlister Auditorium

Aug. 1
Latin Jazz:  The Patrick Lopez Experience
Rain location: McAlister Auditorium


The 2019 Music by the Lake series is sponsored by Furman University, Bank of Travelers Rest​, George Coleman Ford, Publix Supermarkets Charities, and Greenville News. And of course community support is always appreciated! Designate your donation to Music by the Lake at

Additional Information

Please visit for additional, up-to-date information on Music by the Lake concerts.

The concerts are made possible by Furman University and are sponsored by the Bank of Travelers Rest, George Coleman Ford, The Greenville News, Publix Supermarkets, Villas at The Woodlands at Furman, Prisma Health and Pecknel Music.