All About Greenville's Music Scene

Posted by Delco Realty Group on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 8:08am.

Greenville, SC is a haven for music lovers — masters of the art and appreciative listeners alike. Jazz, classical, country, and rock n' roll all live here and we have the infrastructure — and culture — to support them. Greenville residents are known to be dedicated patrons of the arts, with their hometown having been named one of the 100 Best Art Towns in the nation.


Let your fist music-themed stop in Greenville be the renowned Peace Center. Formerly titled the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, this beautiful architectural masterpiece and uncontested local landmark is a self-dubbed "campus" for all things creative in South Carolina. The spectacular contemporary venue hosts performers of jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, classical, and popular music and each is a stunning experience of its own.

Next, stop by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Situated within an elegant stone building right on Main Street, our local symphony is known far and wide for the beautiful orchestral experiences they create. In addition, the GSO is a prominent supporter of art and arts education in the community. With a rich history backing it, the GSO is a beloved local fixture that plays a defining role in Greenville's name. Want to support young artists? Become a member of the Greenville County Youth Orchestras, or catch a concert by the Carolina Youth Symphony.

Orchestras not your thing? Try out the Greenville Light Opera Works, where you can take in visual and auditory presentations. The company puts on classic shows, including operas and timeless fixtures of musical theater. They also offer group classes for children and youth.

The Greenville Jazz Collective is a cherished non-profit organization whose mission it is to promote and foster appreciation and awareness of jazz. An offshoot of the thriving local jazz music community in Greenville, the group puts on events, summer camps and clinics, classes, and shows.

Last, but not least, are Greenville's exceptional music venues.

Yes, Greenville is home to some of the South Carolina music industry's most upstanding landmarks. In addition though, Greenville also boasts amazing musical haunts, treasured by local regulars. From quaint cafes with live acoustic melodies and cozy tucked-back taverns that host some of the most incredible acts, to refined jazz bars and al fresco concerts, the city seems to be bursting with harmonies.

Gottrocks is a surefire local favorite, with its casual dress code, exciting selection of craft beers and local food, and its focus on the music. Nose Dive makes for a lighthearted evening of incredible music with an airy, bright ambiance. Blues Boulevard offers cool jazz in a venue with razor-sharp acoustics and a sleek riverside setting. The Radio Room and Chicora Alley are local classics, while Jack and Diane's Dueling Pianos always makes for a fun night. With these and a wealth of other sizzling venues to choose from, your week in Greenville can be chock full of musical experiences, with an ambiance to suit every mood.

Lisa Alexander | (864) 915-8547

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