South Carolina Jazz Festival
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$30 Single Evening Pass: for Featured Concert on Friday or Saturday evening.

$50 Two-Day Weekend Pass: includes Featured Concerts for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Will Call
Tickets bought online that are not mailed must be picked up at Will Call located at Market Hall (Market & Second streets) from Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-6:30 pm.

Advanced tickets for the MAIN EVENT Evening Concerts are also available at the Cheraw Community Center Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

During the festival weekend, tickets and souvenirs will be available at Market Hall (corner of Market and Second Streets) Friday 2:00 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.

SC Jazz Festival Brochure

Jazz Brochure

Download a copy of the Cheraw, South Carolina Jazz Festival brochure.

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2017 South Carolina Jazz Festival
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Check out jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie’s historic hometown of Cheraw at the South Carolina Jazz Festival October 19-22, 2017!

Over 20 regional musical artists from the Carolinas will perform in an eclectic collection of venues. Add a Bebop Parade, Early Jazz and Late Night Jazz Restaurant Venues, the Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Golf Tournament, a Birthday Party for Dizzy, kids’ art activities, Madonnari-Southern Style Chalk Competition, a Jazz Mass, a 5K run/walk and much more while you experience the joy of jazz from your head down to your toes! As Dizzy would say, “Bebop on down to Chee-raw, South Carolina on October 19-22." For additional information, call 843.537.8420 ext. 12.

Dizzy Jazz Composition Competition
South Carolina Jazz Festival and ColaJazz are calling for your original jazz composition to celebrate the centennial year of Dizzy Gillespie’s birth! The winner will receive a $400 cash prize and have their work performed live at the Grand Finale Concert on Saturday, Oct 21! Visit the ColaJazz website for more details.

Historic Cheraw Cell Phone Tour
Free self-guided tour leads to over 25 points of interest, including Dizzy Gillespie Park, the Gillespie's home church, and the school Dizzy attended. Tour brochures available at the Lyceum, Market Hall and the Chamber office.

  Cheraw Has Jazz!
Not too many towns can boast of having a native son who performed at the White House for eight presidents. Click here to read more about Dizzy Gillespie.
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Featured Artists

Defeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis

Mark Rapp

Mark Rapp

Winthrop University Jazz Orchestra

Winthrop University
Jazz Orchestra

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

To find out more about the musicians featured in the 2017 South Carolina Jazz Festival click here.


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