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Two of the best things about summer are the fun warm nights and FREE events in Greenville – there are so many to choose from! We do have a few favorite events though that we frequently find ourselves at, and they often entail relaxing with a drink by the river and listening to live music.

How can a summer night get any better? In case you haven’t heard of all the cool things to do in Greenville, we thought we would share our two favorites: Wednesday nights at a Reedy River Concerts and Thursday nights at Downtown Alive.

You may notice some similarities between these events – music and close proximity to the river – but what can we say, it’s our favorite way to relax!

First up: Downtown Alive!

There’s nothing like unwinding in the late summer sun with live music, people watching and just hanging with friends. We like to park our folding chairs along the river and grab a drink, pick up food from one of the vendors and just RELAX!

Every week on Thursday night, Downtown Alive features new bands and vendors. Plus, what makes these events even better is the fact that Downtown Alive is the single largest fundraiser for one of our favorite organizations – the Metropolitan Arts Council.

The money the Metropolitan Arts Council receives from these Downtown Alive events is distributed through grants and helps to support art programs and artists in Greenville.

Check out the schedule for Downtown Alive here.

Next up:  Reedy River Concerts!

Each Reedy River concert is in the Peace Center Amphitheater, right next to the river with both grassy and concrete seating areas. Smack dab in the middle of the week on Wednesday nights, these concerts make it feel like the weekend is already here and add a refreshing fun twist to our typically busy summer work weeks.

Plus, not only do they feature fresh new music each week, but there’s ALWAYS great food.

You can find the list of bands that will be playing and food trucks that will be there here.

There’s so much to do this summer in Greenville. If you see us hanging out at Downtown Alive or at a Reedy River concert – come say “hello!”