South Carolina Music Festivals & Conferences


Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of South Carolina, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.

We did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP. 

With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.

So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.

Aiken, SC Music Festivals & Conferences

-The Thoroughbred Music and Arts Festival - Dates: Late June - Submit to Perform

Charleston, SC Music Festivals & Conferences

-98Rock Fest - Dates: Late April

Columbia, SC Music Festivals & Conferences

-Indie Grits Festival - Dates: Mid April


"From indie rock to symphonic music, Indie Grits has lined up national touring acts and favorite talented local bands as well as a special South Carolina Philharmonic performance with Conductor Morihiko Nakahara. It's a fantastic musical mash-up." - Submit to Perform

Pinewood, SC Music Festivals & Conferences

-Birdfest - Dates: Mid May