We are AMPing things up this year by putting a twist on Mauldin’s favorite summer concert series. Still featuring your favorite beach music, we are excited to introduce additional music styles to our lineup including classic rock, pop and more. All shows are free, so bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs, and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!
In 2015, the City of Mauldin started Beachin’ Fridays, an annual summer concert series bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin. People come from all over the Upstate to converge on the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater for evenings of dancing, food and live music.
The event kicks off every Friday night at 7:00pm from May 26 – July 28, 2023! Presented by Duke Energy.
All shows are FREE of charge and general admission.
Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome for all outdoor shows.
Outside food and beverage is prohibited. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
Attendees must be age 21+ to consume alcohol. An ID and wristband will be required.
All food and beverage vendors will accept cash/card directly. Tickets are not sold for this event.
Leashed dogs are allowed at this event. Please bring disposable bags to clean up any waste.
Our finale concert will feature a fantastic fireworks display! Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 28. Murray Drive will be closed to traffic during this time, and no parking will be allowed on the section of Murray Drive in front of the Cultural Center entrances.
The Vinyl Junkies Band is fueled by their passion for making music, entertaining crowds and creating an unforgettable experience. The Vinyl Junkies play popular favorites from Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Black-Eyed Peas to Chaka Khan, Santana and Stevie Wonder. Their premium brass section can rock the house on huge band hits like Chicago and Tower of Power. Their talented and professional musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, having performed or recorded with major label and international artists such as Lady A, Darius Rucker and Mothers Finest; session work on film industry soundtracks such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Men in Black; and stage theatre around the U.S.
By way of the fresh water coast,The Shag Doctorz hail from the Upstate South Carolina,in and around the Greenville-Spartanburg area. A favorite among the shaggers and beach music crowd,this five piece band pumps out live Carolina Beach Music and some of your favorite oldies. From Edisto Island to Myrtle Beach and all around North and South Carolina,The Doctorz are out trying to do their part in preserving and keeping this music alive. The Shag Doctorz have been nominated twice for the “Rising Star” award by the CBMA (Carolina Beach Music Association). The band members are a diversified group of musicians who love to entertain and, along with their sound production crew Music Maker, are ready to see you smile and shag the night away! “We don’t have fans, we have friends.” — The Shag Doctorz
The Mighty Kicks! began in 1986 when a group of friends from Orangeburg, SC, started an air band, the rage at the time, and proceeded to win contests across the region. They were all musicians, and eventually started a “real” band, calling it the Kicks! The band began to earn name recognition throughout the Southeast, performing for large festivals and private events from Georgia to Washington, D.C. The Mighty Kicks! was placed on the U.S. Department of Defense’s roster of approved artists to perform for U.S. troops stationed all over the world, and had the honor of performing on aircraft carriers and military bases throughout Europe and Central America.
THE TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me #12 on the R&B Charts”, The Tams have had Several Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single. “What Kind of Fool” hit #9 on the Billboard charts, and #6 on the R&B charts. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” hit #1 in the UK in 1971. While “Be Young, Be Foolish” only hit #26 on the Top 40, the single sold over 1,000,000 copies, sending it to Platinum status. In 1986, “Ain’t Nothin Like Shaggin’ ” hit #6 in UK Billboard charts, before being banned due to the UK’s definition of “shag”. Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music which they have had many Beach Music hits, it can be also classified as a mixture of Smooth Soul, and R&B. Their show is fun, fresh and exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
The Flashbacks from Easley, South Carolina consists of professionals from the upstate of SC who specialize in playing 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach and Soul. Their goal is to play music that is enjoyed by all ages.
For those who haven’t seen The Holiday Band, you don’t know what you are missing. They’ve experienced a few changes over the last few years, but are the strongest they’ve ever been. The band is standing tall with Mike Taylor (Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards), Bob Martin (Saxophone), Tim Taylor (Vocals, Bass Guitar), Ronnie Farrington (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keys, Guitar), Wayne Moore (Drums, Vocals), and Lucas Cook (Keys). They’ve recently added Chase Given (Vocals, Trumpet, Keys, Guitar) and Maurice Leggett running sound. This line-up provides the strongest and most diverse band that the Holiday Band has seen ever, and it shows in the faces that see the band play.
The Jamie Wright Band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Band is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles – from Jazz, Soul, and R&B to dance and beyond. They strive to provide all sorts of entertainment. The variety of events at which the band can be seen at, are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Band and has continued to grow its members, remaining flexible enough to provide a full band or break down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie Wright Band brings musicians from several walks of life that have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.
Beach Music has long been a tradition in The South, and The Entertainers are proud to have shared in that tradition for over 30 years. The Entertainers were founded in 1980 and scored their first regional smash hit with “Living For The Summer” that same year. This song helped propel the group to the forefront of beach music, which led to their playing the finest clubs along the grand strand of Myrtle Beach, corporate conventions, weddings and festivals from Washington, DC to Naples, Florida. While staying true to their R&B and Beach Music roots, the group also satisfies the most diverse audiences by playing selections from the latest Top 40, Classic Rock & Roll and Country music. The group’s years of performing experience and recording prowess culminated in the release of their latest album entitled, “The Inside Story”. This record, which contains the #1 Beach Music hit, “Thank Goodness She Cheated” and Classic Beach and Soul hits, will surely lead you to the dance floor with a smile on your face.
The Catalinas began in 1957 and celebrates their 63 Anniversary in 2020! The band’s popularity is based primarily in southeastern U.S. However, their music is played on radio stations in the UK, Greece and Australia to name a few. Known for their quality, tight sound and energy onstage, they are one of the “in demand” groups for city festivals, weddings and private parties, always playing a variety of music that suits all ages. Though known primarily for Beach music, regionally and nationally for the mega hit “Summertime’s Callin’ Me,” they play all styles to a high standard of excellence. “Summertime’s Callin’ Me” has become the anthem of North and South Carolina beach goers as they struggle through the winter waiting on summer to arrive. The band’s latest CD, Dancin’ Romancin’, was nominated for “Album of the Year” at the year’s Carolina Beach Music Awards. The band’s latest single, “Beyond the Sea,” is near the top 10 on Fess Hooks chart on JukinOldies.com. The Catalinas recently welcome their newest member, Angela Resignalo as a lead vocalist in the band! Angela is from Mt Airy, NC and was recently a star performer at the Rudy Theater in Selma, NC since 2006. Be listening and watching out for new recordings featuring her very soon!