Friday Night Laser Lights returns to the State Museum this summer

May 23, 2024

Including new shows featuring music from Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac and more

The South Carolina State Museum is excited to announce the return of its popular “Friday Night Laser Lights” summer series, sponsored by Prisma Health, kicking off on June 21. Guests are invited to enjoy these special themed shows featuring dazzling displays of lasers set to iconic music inside the museum’s 55-foot digital dome planetarium.

“Friday Night Laser Lights” on June 21 will feature a new laser light show celebrating the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac, including the songs: “Dreams,” “Landslide” and “The Chain,” as well as a new experience featuring the music of Lady Gaga on July 19. The popular event series is expanding this year to an additional date on September 20 that includes a new Bob Marley laser show. Other fan favorites, including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Elton John and more, will also return this Summer.

These special evening events will also have food available for purchase from local food trucks, Cheese & Thank You, and a cash bar with a selection of craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Friday Night Laser Lights Summer 2024 Lineup

Friday, June 21

Featured Performances: The Eagles, Elton John, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac

Friday, July 19

Featured Performances: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé

Friday, August 16

Featured Performances: Prince, Queen, Michael Jackson

Friday, September 20 – New Date!

Featured Performances: Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Hendrix, Phish and Bob Marley

Tickets are $12 per show for the general public and $10 per show for museum members. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as shows have a limited capacity and can sell out. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows scheduled at 6:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:50 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are available online at


About the South Carolina State Museum

Since opening in 1988, the South Carolina State Museum has been committed to collecting, preserving and showcasing the rich culture, art, natural history, technology and innovation of the Palmetto State. Through a comprehensive collection of over 1.1 million objects and four floors of stimulating exhibitions and displays housed within the historic Columbia Mills Building, the State Museum provides educational environments that entertain, inspire and enrich the lives of millions of visitors and students from across South Carolina. For more information about the museum, visit