Both of the cities of Anderson and Seneca hold music in their old downtown areas. Bring your own chairs and tap your feet as a variety of musical genres fills the air.
In Anderson, Downtown Sounds is staged at Carolina Wren Park from 6-9pm each Thursday evening from April through August. The full slate of entertainment includes a variety of music, from oldies, beach, blues, soul and southern rock.
In Seneca, every Thursday from April to September, Ram Cat Alley is closed between 6:30 and 9 p.m. for Jazz on the Alley, which offers visitors live music and late shopping at the stores on the street.
According to town legend, trains carrying produce for Main Street merchants were unloaded onto carts that were then wheeled the two blocks to the shops on Main. So many cats would gather around the carts piled high with meat and fish that one clever wag once quipped: “You couldn't ram another cat into the alley.” Main Street was officially renamed Ram Cat Alley in the mid 1990s.