Furman's annual lakeside concert series kicks off Thursday

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, will begin Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater with a performance by the Lakeside Concert Band.

Celebrating the “Sounds of Summer,” the Lakeside Concert Band, under the direction of Furman’s Leslie W. Hicken, and other ensembles and guests will present a concert every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the amphitheater (except where noted) through Aug. 7. The performances are free and open to the public and showcase a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, International, Contemporary, Marches and Orchestral favorites.

Each Thursday during the series, a concert picnic basket filled with goodies will be given away to a lucky concert goer.

The concerts are made possible by Furman and are sponsored by the Bank of Travelers Rest, George Coleman Ford, Greenville Health System North Greenville Hospital, The Greenville News and greenvilleonline.com, Pecknel Music, Publix Super Markets Charities, and The Woodlands at Furman.

For a complete schedule, please visit www.furmanmusic.org. For parking information, call (864) 294-2111. Bus parking is available.