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Department of Music presents ‘Sounds of Summer’ lakeside concert series

Aerial view of the amphitheater at Furman University.

Last updated May 24, 2024

By Tina Underwood

The Furman Department of Music’s long-running lakeside concert series “Sounds of Summer” gets underway Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the amphitheater on campus with a concert by the Lakeside Concert Band led by Sue Samuels, director of bands. Ten concerts in the series will present a cross section of music including big band, jazz, international, contemporary and traditional band and orchestra favorites.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday, May 30-Aug. 1 and are free and open to the public. Bring a chair, picnic, blanket, friends and family to a Greenville tradition more than 50 years in the making. A schedule follows:

Music by the Lake “Sounds of Summer” 2024 Schedule

May 30 – Lakeside Concert Band

June 6 – Carolina Youth Symphony

June 13 – Poinsett Winds

June 20 – The Greenville Jazz Collective

June 27 – Lakeside Concert Band with Greenville Chorale and professional fireworks display

July 4 – Lakeside Concert Band with PaintJam speed painters and JDew auctioneer

July 11 – Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble

July 18 – Matt Olson Jazz Quartet

July 25 – Lakeside Concert Band and the Foothills Brass Band

August 1 – Lakeside Concert Band

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors to McAlister Auditorium. Contact the Music Department office at 864-294-2086 for details.

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