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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Greenville, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Greenville, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Greenville native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Greenville, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Greenville's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenville.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Greenville?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Greenville, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Greenville, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Greenville, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.


When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Greenville, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.


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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Greenville, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Tax Day freebies and discounts 2024: Krispy Kreme, Grimaldi's, TGI Fridays, more

Tax Day is here, and with it comes plenty of mouthwatering deals.To celebrate the day, freebies and discounts are being offered across U.S. restaurants. Arby's, Dave & Buster's, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, and Krispy Kreme are a just a few restaurants joining in on the ...

Tax Day is here, and with it comes plenty of mouthwatering deals.

To celebrate the day, freebies and discounts are being offered across U.S. restaurants. Arby's, Dave & Buster's, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, and Krispy Kreme are a just a few restaurants joining in on the Tax Day fun.

Whether you are a Rewards member or just stopping by these restaurants to dig in on the Tax Day specials, you will want to pay close attention to the promo codes and rules pertaining to the deals.

Tax Day takes place on April 15 each year unless the date falls on a holiday or weekend. This year, the date for Tax Day is Monday, April 15.

Read on to get a taste of what delicious deals await you.


On Tax Day, customers can get a free sandwich as part of Arby's Free Sandwich Month. Arby's Rewards members must place an order (of any purchase) through the Arby's app or online to redeem the free sandwich deal. Those who are not an Arby's Rewards members can sign up to receive the deal for the remainder of the month.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Use promo code 100FF40 to get $10 off any BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse delivery and takeout orders of $40 or more on April 15.

Dave & Buster's

In celebration of the company's new lunch menu, join the D&B Rewards program to get 50% off all food, an offer valid from April 15-28.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

At Grimaldi's, get $10.40 off on purchases of $30 or more on April 15. Use code TAXDAY24 to redeem the offer, which is valid for dine-in, online and to-go orders. This offer is excluded from New Jersey, New York, Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas Palazzo.


Customers will get a $15 discount on $25 GrubHub delivery orders on April 15. Use the code TAXBREAK at checkout on qualifying orders. Only the first 1,000 customers will be able to redeem the deal.


At your local Hooter's, you can purchase 10 wings on April 15 to receive 10 wings of any style for free. Dos Equis draft beers and Legendary Margaritas will also be offered for $4 each and HootClub loyalty members will be eligible to receive a free dessert valued up to $6.99.

Krispy Kreme

For the second consecutive Tax Day, the doughnut company will be offering this sweet deal April 15: Purchase an assorted dozen or Original Glazed in-shop to receive a second Original Glazed dozen for just the prices of sales tax in the state. There is a limit of two dozen per customer in-shop. When ordering online or delivery via Krispy Kreme's app or website, the limit is one. The online promo code for Tax Day is: TAXBREAK.

TGI Fridays

Participating TGI Friday's locations will offer a BOGO entree and a new limited-time cocktail named the Tax Break. The new drink features a blending of agave, citrus, passionfruit, Silver Tequila and strawberry and is served with a Hennesy V.S. hitchhiker. Fridays Rewards members can redeem a free entree with the purchase of an entree of equal or lesser value.

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A popular Greenville coffee shop is planning a Columbia location in this growing district

A popular coffee shop with multiple locations in Greenville is planning a two-story location in a growing Columbia district.Methodical Coffee announced Tuesday that it will open a shop in Columbia’s BullStreet District. It will be at 2149 Pickens St. A BullStreet spokesman said the coffee shop will be inside the WestLawn Building, which is home to the ...

A popular coffee shop with multiple locations in Greenville is planning a two-story location in a growing Columbia district.

Methodical Coffee announced Tuesday that it will open a shop in Columbia’s BullStreet District. It will be at 2149 Pickens St. A BullStreet spokesman said the coffee shop will be inside the WestLawn Building, which is home to the Robinson Gray law firm and other businesses.

“Our 3,400-square-foot coffee shop will include the best features of our three Greenville Methodical cafes,” Methodical co-owner Marco Suarez said in a release. “It will have a coffee bar experience like our Downtown shop, retail merchandise like our Stone’s Point location and a food program similar to our offerings at The Commons space.”

The BullStreet Methodical Coffee location is aiming to open in November the company said in a release.

The Methodical cafe in Columbia will have indoor seating, as well as an outdoor patio. It will also have a separate room called the “library” which, according to a release, “will be used for conducting educational demonstrations for home baristas and wholesale training and will also be a quiet space for studying.” The library also will be available to rent for parties and other events.

The food menu will include baked goods, pastries, salads, quiche, breakfast sandwiches and more, the company said. The shop also will sell Methodical-branded merchandise, including coffee beans, tea, clothing and more.

“Coffee is at the heart of what we do,” Suarez said in a statement. “Creating a space where customers can enjoy our products in an inviting and inspiring environment is just as important to us as creating a place for members of the community to enjoy each other’s company.”

Methodical Coffee was initially founded in 2014 in Greenville.

The city of Columbia and Greenville’s Hughes Development are in the midst of a long-term plan to overhaul the 181-acre former State Mental Hospital site at Bull Street.

The site is home to hundreds of apartments and residences, with more under construction, as well as the Columbia Fireflies baseball team, a Starbucks, an REI outdoor store, a Publico restaurant, the Iron Hill Brewery, and a host of professional offices, among other uses. The University of South Carolina also is planning a $300 million medical school campus on the northeast side of the BullStreet property.

Baseball Game Recap: Greenville H Hurricanes vs. Upstate Eagles

Greenville H had already won six in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 3.8 runs), and they went ahead and made it seven on Monday. They won by a run and slipped past the Upstate Eagles 2-1. That's more bragging rights for Greenville H, who also won the pair's l...

Greenville H had already won six in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 3.8 runs), and they went ahead and made it seven on Monday. They won by a run and slipped past the Upstate Eagles 2-1. That's more bragging rights for Greenville H, who also won the pair's last head-to-head.

Nate Goodwin tossed a big game, striking out seven batters over six innings while giving up just one earned run off two hits. He has been nothing but reliable on the mound: he hasn't given up a single earned run in three consecutive pitching appearances.

At the plate, Greenville H's win was truly a team effort as two different players contributed at least one hit. One of them was Levi Floyd, who went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

On Upstate's side, they saw two different players step up and record at least one hit. One of them was Kollin Draper, who scored a run while going 1-for-3.

Even though they lost, Upstate didn't let batters stay on the plate for long and finished the game with ten strikeouts. That's the most strikeouts they've managed all season.

Greenville H is on a roll lately: they've won eight of their last nine contests, which provided a massive bump to their 9-5 record this season. As for Upstate, this is the second loss in a row for them and nudges their season record down to 9-6.

Both teams will have to hit the road in their upcoming games. Greenville H is on the road again on Wednesday to play Brashier Middle College Charter at 5:30 p.m. Greenville H is facing Brashier Middle College Charter at the right time seeing as Brashier Middle College Charter is stuck on a four-game losing streak. As for Upstate, they will head out on the road to square off against Asheville Christian Academy at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Upstate is strutting in with some hitting muscle, as they've averaged 6.1 runs per game this season.

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Sustainability with Sarah: Why does polluted stormwater flow into rivers and lakes?

Welcome to Sustainability with Sarah! I’m the climate change and environmental reporter for The Greenville News covering issues and solutions across the Upstate. In this weekly column, I will answer your questions about what’s going on in the natural world around us, from waste to water and everything in between. We’ll look at what works, what doesn’t and what you want to see.This week, we’re talking about stormwater. It can be one of the biggest threats to clean water. It’s too diffi...

Welcome to Sustainability with Sarah! I’m the climate change and environmental reporter for The Greenville News covering issues and solutions across the Upstate. In this weekly column, I will answer your questions about what’s going on in the natural world around us, from waste to water and everything in between. We’ll look at what works, what doesn’t and what you want to see.

This week, we’re talking about stormwater. It can be one of the biggest threats to clean water. It’s too difficult to treat in the same way we treat our wastewater, or the water that comes from our homes, so what can we do to protect South Carolina’s water quality?

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Feel free to fill out our Google form here or send me an email at

Question: If water quality is such an important issue, how can street run-off into storm sewers that lead to rivers be allowed?

Answer: Most of South Carolina operates on two sewer systems – one for wastewater and one for stormwater.

Treating stormwater in the same way we treat wastewater would be costly and disruptive and put more pressure on treatment facilities.

So, what exactly is the difference?

When it rains, the ground absorbs water wherever it can. In a grassy area, rainwater can seep straight into the soil. But in developed areas, water needs to be rerouted because it can’t soak through surfaces like asphalt or concrete.

Excess stormwater is called runoff. Runoff flows into drains, and then through a stormwater sewer system before it is eventually released into a water body like a river or a lake. But as rainfall hits the pavement, it can bring pollution like litter, herbicides and pet waste along with it before it enters our water bodies.

Why isn’t stormwater treated like wastewater?

According to a spokesperson from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, the volume of runoff that a single thunderstorm can generate makes it difficult to treat in the same way wastewater is treated.

Susan Lunt works as a Carolina Clear Coordinator at the Clemson University Cooperative Extension. She and her team help cities and municipalities educate residents about water pollution.

According to Lunt, a 1,000 square foot roof that gets one inch of rain can generate 600 gallons of water. In comparison, the average person uses about 80-100 gallons of water each day, data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows.

Like much of the United States, South Carolina gathers runoff in a separate sewer system dedicated to transporting stormwater, typically referred to as an MS4. There are more than 7,000 of these systems nationwide. In South Carolina, there are more than 70.

Lunt said swapping to a combined sewer system, where both stormwater and wastewater would be treated together, would be both costly and difficult. It would require an overhaul of underground pipes, as well as increased infrastructure, personnel and maintenance at water treatment facilities.

The Upstate also tends to get heavy rainfall. Combining stormwater and wastewater into one sewer could make drains more likely to clog and overflow during intense storms, often called a backup. If sewers aren’t equipped to handle the amount of water flowing through the pipes, the water will pool. In a combined system, raw sewage is mixed with the stormwater, so backups can mean the water is full of waste before it heads to nearby rivers and lakes.

"If you have combined systems, they can't handle that influx of water,” Lunt said. “Then the sewage that mixed with the stormwater goes directly into water bodies."

What can I do to help keep my water clean?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, runoff is one of the biggest threats to clean water across the country.

Lunt said it’s important for people to be good earth stewards and take care of the land around them.

She said any act of prevention can help make a difference in water quality.

“The best thing that can happen is that individuals are putting in place what we refer to as ‘best management practices’ to ensure that their stormwater is seen as clean as possible, because it's going directly into these water bodies,” Lunt said.

Preventing pollution in runoff can mean:

Pet waste tends to be higher in pollutants than manure, Lunt said.

Stormwater retention ponds, which can hold excess runoff, can also prevent polluted water from rushing to nearby water bodies. People who want to naturally limit contaminated runoff can create rain gardens and riparian buffers, which both use native plants to soak up rainwater and filter pollutants.

Carolina Clear and the Clemson Extension aim to provide residents with resources to manage rainwater and runoff in their communities. They offer courses in stormwater pond management, rainwater gardening and post-construction runoff in addition to information resources on their website.

DHEC and the EPA also have resources for citizens who are interested in finding ways to prevent runoff and keep excess stormwater pollution-free.

"We're all ambassadors of our environment," Lunt said. "Agriculture and tourism are number one in two industries here in South Carolina. And both of those are very dependent on water, in addition to just our day-to-day lives, so it's so important to do what you can as an individual and as a community."

Sarah Swetlik covers climate change and environmental issues in South Carolina's Upstate for The Greenville News. Reach her at or on X at @sarahgswetlik.

From Hootie to Blink-182, here are the concerts to add to your Upstate summer lineup

A.J. JacksonGreenville and the surrounding area are set to have a sizzling summer music scene as a host of international and local country, rock and R&B artists will arrive in the Upstate between May and September.Over the last year, Fantasia, ...

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Greenville and the surrounding area are set to have a sizzling summer music scene as a host of international and local country, rock and R&B artists will arrive in the Upstate between May and September.

Over the last year, Fantasia, Jellyroll, Thomas Rhett and more notable acts have contributed to Greenville's popularly growing music scene. As we await the upcoming 2025 Trueline entertainment venue and Peace Center's A Music Project to arrive by the end of the decade, there are still a ton of great top performers to see throughout the Upstate.

As the weather heats up and the Greenville-area social events begin to sprout, here are 10 of our favorite shows to see this summer throughout the area:

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Frank Foster at The Foundry at Judson Mill, May 4

Indie-country artist Frank Foster arrives in Greenville just before summer officially begins. The independent artist who writes and sings his original works will star at one of Greenville's best new music venues: The Foundry at Judson Mill.

Since 2011, Foster has climbed the Country Billboard charts, reaching as high as number seven and number two in the sales charts in 2018 with his album "Til I'm Gone."

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $20 — a good deal for a great time.

Location: 701 Easley Bridge Road, Unit 6030, Greenville

Keith Sweat at the Peace Center, May 5

R&B and Soul make its way to the Peace Center as Keith Sweat will serenade downtown Greenville with sounds of the '90s with a 14-album solo catalog spanning as recently as 2018.

His career highlights include genre classics "Make It Last Forever," "Nobody," and "Get Up on It," with both a 1993 Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and a 1997 American Music Award to boast, plus collaborations with fellow R&B hitmakers Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill for two albums that reached Billboard charts.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show can be found at

Location: 300 S. Main St. (Greenville)

Sister Hazel at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, May 10

Sister Hazel returns to Spartanburg for the second time as January 2023 saw the rock band sell out the inaugural show inside "The Hall." As nearly 1,800 people attended last year's performance, Lindsay Drakulic, director of marketing for Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, expects the same.

The Gainsville, Fla. natives are known for their breakout singles "All for You" and "Your Winter," which made the soundtrack for the movie "Ten Things I Hate About You."

"Their return means they are coming back because they enjoyed themselves, which is indicative of how our Spartanburg embraced them," Drakulic said. "They are such a legendary group and true performers; we're honored to have them."

Ticket costs begin at $30 per seat.

Location: 385 N Church St. (Spartanburg)

Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour at Bon Secours, May 16

Tim McGraw will bring over three decades of classic hits to Greenville as his 13th headlining tour arrives at BSWA on May 16.

The actor and three-time Grammy Award winner has 10 albums that have reached number one on Billboard's top country album charts. Tickets can be found at for what is expected to be an electric evening of country music in Greenville.

Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N. Academy St. (Greenville)

The Vegabonds with Wim Tapley and The Cannons, June 8 -- The Radio Room

The Vegabonds are no strangers to Greenville, as they are constant staples at many arts festivals around the area and state. The intimate and acoustic space of Radio Room will host the five-member Southern rock band with Alabama ties.

Americana/Rock band Wim Tapley and The Cannons are also on the marquee for the evening. Their most recent album, "Red Room," was released in February 2024.

Location: The Radio Room; 110 Poinsett Hwy (Greenville)

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Rock the Country at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, July 26-27

Rock and country music collide for a two-day festival in Anderson as Kid Rock, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert headline an event encouraging car and RV camping and featuring 25 food and beverage vendors. Tickets for this concert can be found at

"Anderson gets to showcase the asset that it is and we're excited to see the folks who are visiting from other states and to welcome those who have not experienced the area before," said Marty Elliot, owner of Ready Room Collective, a group that facilitates booking musical acts across the Upstate.

She expects the event to host around 25,000 people each day.

Location: 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd. (Anderson)

Blink-182: One More Time Tour at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, July 29

Drumming-extraordinaire Travis Barker and Blink-182 bring their San Diego roots to the South as the 30-year rock band brings their "One More Time" tour to Greenville, which debuted at number one the week following its release on Billboard 200.

Most known for their 2000s smash hit single "All the Small Things," Blink-182 is responsible for the pop-punk sound influence of the millennium alongside bands Nickelback and Creed.

Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N Academy St.

Kem, Aug. 17, Peace Center

As part of Motown Records' resurgence in the early 2000s, Kem, a neo-soul and R&B legend, brings hit singles "Love Calls" and "I Can't Stop Loving You." After beginning as a table waiter and wedding band singer, Kem earned R&B Single of the Year in 2005 from Billboard Music.

His catalog includes work alongside R&B legends Ronald Isley, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, and more.

Location: Peace Center; 300 S. Main St. (Greenville)

The Smashing Pumpkins: The World is a Vampire, Aug. 27 -- CCNB Amphitheatre

The Smashing Pumpkins are two-time Grammy Award winners in 1997 and 1998 and are known for the creativity and innovation in their music videos.

Amidst the Alternative Rock group's breakup in the mid-2000s, they are heavily responsible for the influence of artists such as Third Eye Blind, My Chemical Romance, and Panic! at the Disco.

Tickets can be found on

Location: CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park; 861 SE Main St. (Simpsonville)

Hootie & The Blowfish, Summer Camp with Trucks Tour, Sept 21 -- BSWA

The Columbia, South Carolina natives bring Darius Rucker and Mark Bryan to Greenville for a stop on the Summer Camp with Trucks Tour.

After breaking up for nearly a decade, Hootie & The Blowfish continued their mainstream success again in 2019 with their latest release, "Imperfect Circle." The Alternative Rock, Blues, and Pop band won two Grammy Awards in 1996 for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo with "Let Her Cry."

Tickets can be purchased at

Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N Academy St.

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