Greenville ready for concerts by Kelly Clarkson, Paul McCartney and big-name performers
The prospect of spring sunshine is enough to put a song in your heart. And with the official arrival of spring, there will be plenty of chances to put music in your ears as well.
The concert calendar for spring and summer in the Greenville area looks like a wildly colorful garden of sound; there are even a few comedy shows in the mix.
Kelly Clarkson is set to perform here at the end of the month, Eric Church in April and Paul McCartney in May.
Here's a look at two seasons' worth of upcoming entertainment:
March 20, Steve Miller Band with Brother Oliver, Peace Center. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers arrive on the first day of spring to play a sold-out show at the Peace Center.
March 22, Trevor Noah, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $39.50-$95. The “Daily Show” host and author of “Born a Crime” brings his distinctive comedic style to town.
March 24, Winter Jam, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $15 at the door. The annual Christian music extravaganza features performances by Newsboys United, Danney Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, NewSong and more.
March 27 Chicago, Peace Center. Another Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mainstay is playing Greenville in March. This show is also sold out, but the Peace Center’s website says that tickets may be released for sale closer to show time.
March 30, Patton Oswalt with Jake Flores, Peace Center, $45-$75. The Emmy- and Grammy-winning comic is the host of last year’s Netflix special “Annihilation.”
March 30, Kelly Clarkson with Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $42-$116. The pop songstress comes to town with her Meaning of Life tour.
April 9, 2CELLOS with Jon McLaughlin, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $53.50-$84.50. The name of the artist gives a big clue about the sound; the two men play instrumental arrangements of pop, rock and classical tunes.
April 18, Casting Crowns with Zach Williams and Austin French, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $32.50-$82.50. The multiplatinum Christian-pop band brings its Only Jesus Tour to Greenville.
April 26-27, Eric Church, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $39-$139. The North Carolina country star plays a two-night stand as part of his aptly named Double Down Tour.
April 30, Straight No Chaser, Peace Center. $40-$60. The a cappella group has collaborated with everyone from Elton John to Dolly Parton.
May 3, An Evening of Original Music with Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, and David Wilcox, Genevieve’s Theater Lounge, Peace Center. $75. Three singer-songwriters perform as part of the Peace Voices Songwriters Concert Series.
May 6, Hillsong United with Amanda Lindsey Cook and Mack Brock, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $31.50-$89.50. The worship band comes to town with its Hillsong United the People Tour.
May 10, Alabama with Charlie Daniels Band, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $35-$129.50. The iconic country band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour that stops in Greenville.
May 16, Peabo Bryson: Stand for Love, Peace Center. $30-$60. The Greenville native may be best-known for crooning the Oscar-nominated “A Whole New World,” the theme from “Aladdin.”
May 17, Jeanne Robertson, Peace Center. $35-$55. The one-time Miss North Carolina is known for her offbeat comedy, with such famous bits as “Don’t Go to Vegas Without a Baptist.”
May 18, An Evening With Dawes, Peace Center. $35-$45. The roots-rockers stop in Greenville as part of their Passwords Tour.
May 30, Paul McCartney, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The ex-Beatle heads to town with his Freshen Up tour, but be aware that the show is mostly sold out, and secondary market tickets are quite pricey.
June 7, Wu-Tang Clan, CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. $35-$95. The iconic hip-hop collective celebrates a quarter-century of “36 Chambers” with this anniversary tour.
June 23, Shinedown, CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. $29-$125. The Attention Attention World Tour brings the Florida rockers to town.
June 28, “Weird Al” Yankovic, CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. $25-$75. The king of song parodies such as “Amish Paradise” and “Like a Surgeon” plays Simpsonville.
July 6, Tedeschi Trucks Band, CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. $18-$199. The blues-rockers hit the road with their Wheels of Soul Tour.
July 10, New Kids on the Block with Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, and Tiffany, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $39-$159. Jump into the wayback machine for a musical blast from the late 1980s.
July 13, Marcus King Band Hometown Throwdown, Peace Center. The Greenville guitar phenom’s hometown show is sold out, but the Peace Center’s website says that more tickets may be released closer to the date of the show.
July 20, An Evening With Chris Botti, Peace Center. $45-$65. The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter blends many genres, including rock and jazz.
Sept. 6, An Evening with the Steeldrivers, Peace Center. $35-$45. The Steeldrivers mesh bluegrass with soul and other musical flavors.
Sept. 8, Judah and the Lion, Bon Secours Wellness Arena. $31-$51. The alt-music trio’s sound blends folk, rock, bluegrass and a dash of hip-hop.
Sept. 10, Peter Frampton, CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. $22-$350. Baby, if you love his way with a guitar, you should plan to be at this concert; Frampton is calling this a farewell tour.
Sept. 19, Keb’ Mo’ Solo with Jontavious Willis, Peace Center. $25-$45. The rootsy blues guitarist hits the stage as a solo artist.