William A. Floyd Amphitheater


This outdoor, terraced grass seating concert facility, considered one of the largest in South Carolina, can accommodate 12,000-plus spectators for major concerts and other entertainment events. Some of the biggest names in country music, R&B, hip-hop, soutern rock, Top 40, and more have performed on the stage of the William A. Floyd Amphitheater since it opened in 1999. While some concerts are general admission seating where fans bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, other performances also feature reserved seating for well over 2,000 in front of the stage. In those cases, the general admission lawn area is then directly behind the reserved seating section. The William A. Floyd Amphitheater offers convenient concessions stands and rest rooms, as well as a beautiful decorative pond, a flowing stream, and other amenities for fans to enjoy. In 1999, the Amphitheater was named in honor of late councilman chairman William A. Floyd, who encouraged and strongly supported the revitalization of Anderson County.


The main stage at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater measures 60′ x 40′ plus sound wings. The permanent stage top, also measuring 60′ x 40′, can accommodate nearly any type of sound and lighting equipment. The contrete floor at the stage is 80′ wide.


Where is the William A Floyd Amphitheater located?

Where is the William A. Floyd Amphitheater located?
In Anderson, South Carolina, as part of the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center (ASEC). The ASEC is located just minutes off Interstate I-85, directly between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.

How are performers scheduled to play at the amphitheater?

The William A. Floyd Amphitheater is available for lease by concert promoters and organizations interested in booking musical acts and other large-scale events. Those promoters and organizations arrange for the particular performers. The Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, owned and operated by Anderson County, does not actually book the entertainers or produce the shows.

What are the fees to lease the Amphitheater for a concert?

Due to the complex nature of producing concerts, please contact our offices to schedule an appointment to discuss lease policies and rate information.

Why is the Amphitheater named after "William A. Floyd?"

The Amphitheater is named in memory of revered Anderson County Councilman William A. Floyd. The new Amphitheater was named in his memory on May 18, 1999. Mr. Floyd was instrumental in the development of the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center.

Where do I purchase tickets to Amphitheater concerts?

Tickets are available at the Civic Center of Anderson Box Office, located adjacent to the William A. Floyd Amphitheater. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the box office one hour before the posted event time unless otherwise noted, and online at etix.com.

What kind of food and drinks are offered at the Amphitheater?

Our concessions stands feature a wide variety of food and drinks, so come hungry! William A. Floyd Amphitheater concessions are handled exclusively by Gordy’s Concessions. Some events will also offer alcohol beverages through the concessions company. Strict I.D. policies apply.

What is the policy on tailgating in the parking lots?

Tailgating in the parking lots prior to events are allowed in most cases, however, alcohol, glass bottles, open fires and grills are prohibited.

What is the policy if it rains?

Our performances run rain or shine, and there are no refunds because of inclement weather. Come prepared with a poncho or rain gear. Umbrellas are not permitted at most shows because they block the view of other patrons.

What is the parking situation?

Secure, well-lit parking is available directly on-site. Parking lots generally open two hours prior to show time. The parking fee varies from show to show, but the typical price is $6 per car. Come early to beat the rush!

What about patrons with disabilities?

The William A. Floyd Amphitheater meets all ADA regulations. Wheelchair seating is available inside the Amphitheater. Special handicap parking is also available. For special needs, please call the Amphitheater at 864-260-4800.

What is the seating like?

The William A. Floyd Amphitheater seating area is festival-style on gently elevated grass terraces. Pick your spot and spread your blanket under the stars. Most concerts permit lawn chairs as well. A well-lit paved walking trail outlines the seating area, and concessions and rest rooms are located conveniently on each side of the stage area. Tickets for most concerts are all general admission (first come, first serve), although some shows will offer a reserved seating area in front of the stage. A reserved seat diagram can be found on this page.

What other amenities will I find inside the amphitheater?

A natural stream, bordered by mountain rock, flows on each side of the main stage, and actually underneath the seating area in front of the stage! A pond with a beautiful fountain is located at one end of the stream. Wrought-iron fences surround the Amphitheater, and brick pavers lead you through the main ticket gates. A paved walkway encircles the seating area.

What may and may not be brought into the amphitheater?

You may bring a blanket (or something like it) to sit on, lawn chairs (unless stated otherwise), binoculars and rain gear such as a poncho, jacket, or hat. You may not bring food or drink of any kind or coolers with you into the Amphitheater. Additionally, umbrellas, and recording devices are not permitted. Video cameras are not permitted in most all cases. Pets cannot be brought into the Amphitheater, nor can Frisbees, or play devices of any kind.

What if I need more information?

Call the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center main office number at 864-260-4800.

Recent Artists


Hank Williams, Jr.
Charlie Daniels Band
George Jones
Marshall Tucker Band
Bellamy Brothers
Willie Nelson
Trace Adkins
Nashville Star Tour
Brad Paisley
Oak Ridge Boys
Travis Tritt
Andy Griggs
Randy Owen (of Alabama)
Chely Wright
Mark Chestnutt
Danielle Peck
Tracy Lawrence
Joe Diffie
John Berry
David Allen Coe
Billy Ray Cyrus
Chad Brock
Bucky Covington
Jeff Bates
Jo Dee Messina
John Michael Montgomery
Sammy Kershaw
Ricky Skaggs
Montgomery Gentry
Georgia Satellites


The Beach Boys
Earth Wind & Fire
Dionne Warwick
The Doobie Brothers
Rita Coolidge


Rob Thomas
John Mayer
Gavin DeGraw
Ryan Cabrera
Michelle Branch
David Lee Roth
Collective Soul
Edwin McCain
Hootie & The Blowfish
Cravin’ Melon
John Waite
Jason Mraz
The Fixx
Grand Funk Railroad
The Wallflowers w/ Jacob Dylan
Chris Isaak
Lisa Marie Presley


Greater Anderson Symphony Orchestra
Mark O’Connor


Ying Yang Twins
Keith Sweat
Morris Day & The Time
Pastor Troy
8 Ball & MJG


Lynyrd Skynyrd
.38 Special
Drive By Truckers
Molly Hatchet


James Gregory
Tim Wilson
The Wise Guys
Rickey Smiley
Dennis Swanberg


KC & the Sunshine Band
The Catalinas
Coastline Band
The Embers
Fantastic Shakers
General Johnson & the Chairmen of the Board
Jump Street Band
Hotel California
Swingin’ Medallions
Eddie Miles “Salute To Elvis”


Rachel Lampa
The Nelons
38th Parallel
The Darins
Michael O’Brien
Reliant K
The Nelons
Michael Combs
Nicole Nordeman
Smokey Norful
Gold City
Roy Knight Singers
Tony Gore & Majesty
The Old Paths


Bill Pinkney & The Drifters
Percy Sledge
Clifford Curry
Billy Scott & The Prophets
Clarence Carter
The Crystals
The Impressions
Jerry “The Ice Man” Butler
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Sonny Turner & His Platters
The Tams

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