There are music festivals in South Carolina for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. South Carolina is another wonderful location for music festivals due to the state’s beautiful weather and friendly and welcoming southern hospitality. Due to its fairly centralized location, it draws artists and attendees from all over the eastern seaboard.
We hope this list of music festivals in South Carolina helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.
Carolina Country Music Festival; Myrtle Beach
This festival is a great way to start off the summer season in beautiful Myrtle Beach over three nights each June. The venue is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and began in 2015. 20,000 people attended that year and it has grown by over fifty percent since then. National acts like Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and Georgia Florida Line perform here to a ravenous country fanbase.
High Water Music Festival; North Charleston
High Water Music Festival was founded by the husband and wife folk duo Shovels & Rope in 2019 and has an American folk music focus. Riverfront Park is the venue for this event and attendees can enjoy performances from bands like Nathaniel Rateliff, Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples and others.
Albino Skunk Music Festival; Greer
The Albino Skunk Music Festival is not just one festival but several; it puts on events in all four seasons each year. It’s bluegrass focused, but it also welcomes artists from the Americana, folk, and roots genres and it’s very family-friendly.
Kids can enjoy the festival’s fantastic Kiddieland which offers kids yoga, crafts, music, movies, and a kids’ parade through the grounds. Parents will appreciate the incredible food and vendors here as well.
River Rocks Music Festival; Columbia
Congaree Riverkeeper hosts this festival to bring attention to the conservation of the great Congaree River. This festival is both pet and family-friendly (kids under twelve get in free); attendees can enjoy craft beer and local food trucks while listening to the performers.
Greater Clemson Music Festival; Clemson
If you love supporting local music, then you’ll love the Greater Clemson Music Festival which celebrates the music of northern South Carolina. It began in 2012 and showcases artists in the genres of blues, jazz, rock, reggae, gospel, roots, and country.
We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in South Carolina, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.