South Carolina Jazz Festival
Ticket prices

$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.

Advanced tickets for the MAIN EVENT Evening Concerts are 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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Cheraw is Dizzy with Jazz!

Not many towns can boast of having a native son that was invited to perform at the White House by eight presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George Bush.

Jazz king John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. “Dizzy” was a founder of modern jazz, an innovative trumpeter known for his bent horn, bulging cheeks and sense of humor. Gillespie, who was famous around the world, almost always opened his performances with “I'm Dizzy Gillespie from Chee-raw, South Carolina.”

On the 85th anniversary of his birth, a seven-foot bronze statue of Gillespie playing his trademark bent horn was erected on the Cheraw Town Green. The Dizzy Gillespie Home Site Park also celebrates Cheraw's most famous son. The park features modern sculpture, eclectic stainless steel benches and a funky stainless steel fence.

Advance tickets may be purchased using the online shopping cart.

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Featured Artists

Carlos Henriquez

The Latin Side of Dizzy Featuring The Carlos Henriquez Octet
Friday, October 19

Mark Rapp

The South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble
Saturday, October 20

To find out more about the musicians featured in the 2018 South Carolina Jazz Festival click here.


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