GVL is getting a new music venue

Will Crooks/Upstate Business Journal

Over the last few months, it’s been pretty easy for us to (humbly) brag on our little neck of the woods here in the Village of West Greenville.

With events like Shoeless JamVilliveFirst Fridays, and the multitude of new and existing businesses popping up and thriving (like Neo Burrito + Brains on Fire), we can’t help but want to give you the inside scoop on what’s happening outside of our office.

The latest news? A new music venue and restaurant, Tipsy Music Pub is headed to the Village. It’s a collaboration between Tipsy Taco, (the Pelham restaurant) and CHASS productions (co-owners co-owners Steven Scott and longtime Upstate musician Charles Hedgepath).


The brand new concept will be located at 1237 Pendleton St. which is currently home to Dr. Mac Arnold’s Blues Restaurant. It will host music seven days a week (of both national + local acts) and has the capacity to hold 220 people. 

Saturday will mark the last day that Mac Arnold’s will be open (so be sure to visit him if you’re in the Village tonight for Shoeless Jam) and Tipsy Music Pub plans to be open the first week of October.

The owners hope to create a new aesthetic, while also keeping a similar vibe that Mac Arnold’s holds. They will be renovating the bar, adding all new furniture, and are planning a green room for traveling artists. Plus, décor will include the 17-foot decorative guitar removed from the former Hames Music Store visible from I-85 in Gaffney.

Tipsy Music Pub will also work to pair the music with their food. Think: Pairing a rock group with “duck dynabites.” Cajun seasoned duck breast, stuffed with jalapeno, wrapped in bacon and served with a homemade orange marmalade sauce. Did we mention they’ll have a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas?

The new public plaza in front of the Anchorage just broke ground earlier this week, too. Shoeless Jam kicks off tonight, and a new venuewhere the entire community can come together around a common bond, music is opening up in just 6 weeks.

Read the full article by Ariel Turner ⬇️ and see ya there this fall!