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.

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2016 Event Schedule
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Single Evening Pass: $30.00
Two Day Pass: $50.00

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 11:00 am-6:30 pm. Call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 for more information.

DURING OCTOBER

BURR GALLERY EXHIBIT
M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm: Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St. – Sponsored by Hospice of Chesterfield County. Featuring art by Local Students - "Making Music". Free Admission.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

OYSTER ROAST & CHICKEN BOG
with live band

6:00 pm: Kevin Lear's on Main, 140 Second St
Presented by the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce
$35 – Contact the Chamber for information - 843.537.7681.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 (daytime)

AREA SCHOOLS JAZZ PERFORMANCES
Presented by the Malloy Foundation and
INA Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
This outreach program of the South Carolina Jazz Festival exposes students to the wonderful sounds of jazz.

"DIZZY" ON DISPLAY
1:00 pm-5:00 pm: Southern African American Heritage Center, 125 Kershaw St.. Admission to view exhibit : $7 & $5. Enjoy a firsthand look at the life of Cheraw's favorite son. Several documentaries will be shown at the center. No charge to view documentaries.

FRIENDS OF THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY LIBRARIES
BOOK SALE – BIG BOOK BASH

1:00 pm-5:00 pm: Market Hall Garden Area


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 (evening)

EARLY JAZZ VENUES: FREE ADMISSION
6:00 - 7:30pm
• Brady’s Restaurant: The Lizardmen
• Fatz Restaurant: Rakim McQueen

MAIN EVENT
7:00-8:30 pm - Presented by First Bank
Performance starts promptly at 7:00 pm!
"Jazz at the Theatre on the Green" with Mark Rapp Group featuring Gino Castillo.
"Rapp is willing to tackle the history of this music with his eyes on the past and his mind on the present and future of this music." – AllAboutJazz.com
Ticketed event. Limited seating.

LATE NIGHT JAZZ VENUES: FREE ADMISSION
8:00 pm -11:00 pm
• The Green Door: The Empire Strikes Brass (New Orleans Funky Jazz)
• Oslo's: The Lizardmen
• Expressions Art Gallery: A New Creation (Smooth Jazz)
• The Wine Factory: Angela Bingham (Straight Ahead Jazz Standards)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 (daytime)

CHERAW HAS JAZZ!
Downtown Cheraw is the perfect place to celebrate a day alive with jazz and the arts. Try your skills at being the next famous madonnari (that's Italian for a street painter). Great food available at area restaurants.

JAZZY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
8:00-10:00am - First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St. Start your day off right! $6.00 - Proceeds benefit Send a Child to Camp Pee Dee Summer Camp.

golf tournamentGOLF TOURNAMENT
9:00 am - Cheraw State Park. Two-person scramble. Shotgun Start. $130/team (includes refreshments, door prizes and full dinner at awards ceremony). Entry deadline: October 9. For details, call Clarence Long at 478.737.3031 or email cwldevon@cox.net. Proceeds benefit Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Fund.

FRIENDS OF THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY LIBRARIES
BOOK SALE – BIG BOOK BASH

9:00 am-4:00 pm: Market Hall Garden Area

“DIZZY” ON DISPLAY
10:00 am-5:00 pm - Southern African American Heritage Center, 125 Kershaw Street. Admission to view exhibit: $7 & $5. Enjoy a firsthand look at the life of Cheraw’s favorite son. Several documentaries will be shown at the center. No charge to view documentaries.

BEBOP PARADE & DIZZY’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
10:45 am: Gather at Dizzy Park for parade lineup.
11:00 am:Parade begins and is followed by Dizzy's birthday celebration.
"Empire Strikes Brass" provides jazzy tunes for the parade. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention - Giant Puppets will lead the parade! Presented by Buddy Brooks State Farm Insurance Agency. Second Line Umbrella Participants lead this fun-filled parade from Dizzy Park on Huger Street to downtown's Centennial Park. Join the Bebop excitement at any point. Bikes, trikes, golf carts and dancing shoes welcomed. At Centennial Park, celebrate Cheraw native Dizzy Gillespie's 99th birthday with a slice of birthday cake. Event canceled in the case of rain.

“THE UMBRELLA MAN” SECOND LINE DECORATED UMBRELLAS
There will be no rain on our Bebop Parade, however decorated umbrellas at Second Line Parades symbolize celebration, and these unique creations will be a great way to say, "Happy Birthday, Dizzy!" After all, "The Umbrella Man" was a favorite song Dizzy often performed. Decorate an umbrella and join the fun!

CENTENNIAL PARK
Presented by Nestle Waters.
11:30-12:00 pm: Empire Strikes Brass
12:45-1:30 pm: Marlboro County School of Discovery Jazz Band
2:00-3:00 pm: Paperhand Puppet Intervention
3:00-4:00 pm: KFA Dance Team Performances

— JAZZ AND ART DOWNTOWN —

NEW THIS YEAR! Family Friendly Event: Market on Market
9:00 am–2:00 pm: Downtown Cheraw
Art - Food - Produce - Entertainment

BEPOP ART
12:00pm–2:00pm: Town Green Area
Sponsored by Hospice of Chesterfield County.

ITALIAN MADONNARI CHALK COMPETITION
Sponsored by Edwards Jones Office of Stephen Fowler
Prizes awarded! Teams create pastel masterpieces on the sidewalk. Want to participate? Call the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843.537.8420 x12. Winners announced at 2:30 pm at the Theatre on the Green.

BRUNCH AT THE WINE FACTORY
10:00–2:00pm: The Wine Factory, 165 Second Street

ADDITIONAL DINING OPTIONS:
Menus available at Market Hall Ticket & Information Area
Jazz in the Courtyard
11:00 am-2:00 pm - Kevin Lear's on Main, 140 Second Street
Pick up lunch from your favorite eating establishment and enjoy some jazz – outdoor seating available.

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2:00-3:30 pm: Sponsored by Reid's Funeral Home and Cheraw Branch NAACP. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the church where the Gillespie family worshiped. Featured guests are Dave Usher, longtime friend of Dizzy Gillespie & author of "Music is Forever: Dizzy, the Jazz Legend, and Me" & Ann Caldwell (pictured right) & the Magnolia Singers. The church is located at 307 Greene St..

 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 (evening)

EARLY JAZZ VENUES: FREE ADMISSION
6:00-7:30 pm:
• Fatz Restaurant: Rakim McQueen
• Brady’s Restaurant: Knight's Smooth Jazz

MAIN EVENT
7:00-8:30 pm: Presented by Highland Industries, Inc.
Performance starts promptly at 7:00 pm! "Jazz at the Theatre on the Green" with Grammy Nominated Jane Monheit featuring Michael Kanan, Neil Miner, and Ricky Montalbano. Ticketed event. Limited seating. Blessed with "a voice of phenomenal beauty" – Stephen Holden, New York Times

LATE NIGHT JAZZ RESTAURANT VENUES: FREE ADMISSION
8:00-11:00 pm - Free Admission
• The Green Door: A New Creation (Smooth Jazz)
• The Wine Factory: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers (Hot Jazz)
• Expressions Art Gallery: Ann Caldwell & the LooseFitt Jazz Ensemble (Smooth Jazz)
9:00-Midnight - Free Admission
• Kevin Lear's on Main: Sidecar Social Club (Speak Easy Jazz), hosted by Cheraw Arts Commission & Young Professionals of Cheraw.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

JAZZ BRUNCH
11:30 am-1:00 pm: G.W. Long Presbyterian Church 312 Second Street; featuring A New Creation.

JAZZ MASS
3:00 pm: Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, 92 Chestnut St.
The festival concludes with community worship. Area clergy and musicians will lead this community worship service set in the tones of soulful jazz. The mass will be outdoors. Seating available or bring a lawn chair.

HISTORIC CHERAW CELL PHONE TOUR
Free self-guided tour includes Gillespie Home Site Park, the Gillespie’s home church, and the school site where Dizzy attended. Tour brochures available at the Lyceum, Market Hall and the Chamber office.

   
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