The Upstate is filled with live music (have you SEEN our Music Monday)? From small clubs, dive bars, to outdoor venues and amphitheaters, the Upstate has it all. It is fitting because the music scene of the Upstate is constantly growing. Garnering more and more attention, the region is seeing even bigger acts touring through the Upstate. Whether big or small, here are 10 Upstate Music Venues that turn it up to 11, and rip the knob off.
Are you ready for a surprise? A Rainbow Kitten Surprise? With a name like that, you’re definitely going to want to be ready as this Boone, NC band comes to the Firmament. Before they tour with some big-name acts, they are coming to the Upstate, and it is going to be a show to remember. You can also get your nostalgia on at a 90s Jams Party. Don’t forget to check out your weekly roundup of all of the other shows you can’t miss this week.
Located near the town of Walhalla are two of Oconee County’s top attractions, Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls. In fact, these two attractions are some of the most gorgeous in the entire Upstate. Stumphouse Tunnel maintains a near constant 56-degree temperature, and is a welcome respite on a hot summer day. Nearby at Issaqueena Falls, visitors can enjoy the waterfall and have a picnic at this shady, wooded retreat.
“It’s hot!” “I’m melting!” “Why am I sweating so much?” These are common phrases during the summer in the Upstate. There has got to be a way to beat the heat that doesn’t involve just sitting in front of your A/C vent (though we here at In the Know Upstate recognize how useful this tactic is….). Thankfully, there are oases all across the Upstate that will help you beat the heat. From local water parks, public pools, and even the cool refreshing waters of lakes, The Upstate is chock-full of options where anyone can cool down for a day. Here is your guide to staying cool for the summer.
The Upstate music scene is full of surprises. This week we’re covering a promising Hip-Hop artist who is unique as he is talented. We’re also covering the return of Jef Chandler to local venues. As the norm, we’ve also got all of the shows this week you can’t miss.
Sometimes it is too hot for a hike, but that means it is the perfect weather for a swim. Fresh Air Friday this week takes you to Lake Jocassee in Oconee County. Whether by boat, kayak, paddleboard, or simply swimming, you can enjoy the refreshing waters of this lake. So take the plunge, and learn more in this week’s Fresh Air Friday.