Grab some friends or a special someone and make it a night out in Greenville as you listen to the best live music in town. With Greenville’s diverse music scene, there’s a little something for every age and genre preference – and most places are right near UP on the Roof.

We’ve listed some of our favorite live music venues below, so take a look (and a listen) when you schedule your next night out – and don’t forget to include a stop at UP on the Roof.

UP on the Roof Helps Make Your Evening Out in Greenville Complete

If you’re planning to spend an evening out in Greenville, there are so many reasons why you should include a visit to UP on the Roof.  Our restaurant, which Food Network recently named one of the best rooftop restaurants in the country, is open 11 a.m. to midnight daily, meaning we can accommodate you any time you want to stop in.

  • Head out for an early dinner, and take your time as you enjoy the views from our rooftop and the company of your friends or significant other.
  • Stop in for a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine before or after the show. UP on the Roof has won Best Cocktail three years in a row in the Best of the Upstate Awards, so you’ll want to come in and try one for yourself!
  • After the show, come in for a bite. Our Bar Bites menu, served 10:30 p.m. to midnight, has so much to offer to satisfy that late night hunger. Favorite menu items include the Sweet and Sour Calamari or BBQ Pork Nachos.

Live Music Venues Located Near UP on the Roof in Greenville

UP on the Roof is conveniently located in downtown Greenville, close to so many of Greenville’s best places to see live music, including:

The Firmament

The Firmament is one of Greenville’s greatest gems, which is probably why it’s risen so quickly in popularity. Located on Woodruff Road about 15 minutes from UP on the Roof, this venue features artists across genres and often books big name shows, like Cold, Gryffin, Vintage Vinyl, and more. Changing the Greenville music scene for the better, the Firmament is one of the youngest venues on our list and also one of the largest, holding a capacity up to 800 and offering plenty of parking.

Blues Boulevard Jazz

This well-known Greenville jazz joint sits right on the banks of the Reedy River, within walking to UP on the Roof, and pumps out smooth jazz and rhythmic blues. Blues Boulevard Jazz moved from Spartanburg to a new contemporary and larger location in Greenville, and we’re so glad. The quiet murmuring of conversation, a moody, modern setting, and incredible live jazz and blues sessions every weekend make this venue perfect for a date night.

Saluda River Yacht Club

 While the Saluda River Yacht Club is known more for its tubing than its live music, this venue – just a ten-minute drive from UP on the Roof – offers plenty of acoustic and local live music every weekend during the summer. Check out the list of upcoming events, plan a day packed with tubing and music on the lawn, and enjoy a southern summer evening spent outside.

The Radio Room

 Even as a classic dive bar, the Radio Room brought in a lot of Greenville music lovers with its eclectic lineup. Now, after moving to a slightly larger location on Poinsett Highway just five minutes from UP on the Roof, the Radio Room offers live music four to five times a week with varying genres from singer/songwriters to hardcore punk. No matter what your tastes are, you’re bound to find something you like at this top Greenville spot.


 If you’re looking for rock and jam bands, Gottrocks is a staple of the Greenville music fabric. Open seven nights a week, and located about ten minutes from UP on the Roof, this dive bar really kicks it up on the weekends with lots of local and national touring artists. Two words to describe this venue in short: authentic and entertaining.

Start or Finish Your Live Music Night at UP on the Roof in Greenville, SC

No matter when you go for live music, make sure you include a visit to UP on the Roof before or after the show. You can enjoy incredible views of the Reedy River and the Blue Ridge mountains from our panoramic rooftop seating area, plus hand-crafted cocktails, wine, great food and so much more. Make a reservation today.