Schedule

Friday, Oct 19

Daytime

AREA SCHOOLS JAZZ PERFORMANCES

Presented by the Malloy Foundation
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.

JAZZ! Art Quilts in Performance exhibit

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Music on Market venue, 117 Market Street Presented by the Coulter Long National Alumni Association. Collection of jazz quilts by fiber artist Dr. Marlene Linton O’Bryant-Seabrook – courtesy of O’Bryant family. Featuring Dizzy: Bopped Out of South Carolina quilt & others from this collection.

A Little History at the Chapel

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Elaine’s Wedding Chapel, 153 Second St. Hosted by Elaine’s Wedding Chapel. Drop by and watch a short DVD about Cheraw & Dizzy Gillespie.

Friday, Oct. 19

Evening

Early Jazz Venues: Free Admission

6:00 – 7:30pm
• Fatz Restaurant
• Brady’s Restaurant

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” featuring The Latin Side of Dizzy by the Carlos Henriquez Octet .
Bassist Carlos Henriquez, a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, has been called “The most important Latin jazz artist in New York City today” by New York Latin Culture. Ticketed event. Limited seating. – Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.
Ticketed event. Limited seating.

Evening Jazz at Local Venues: Free Admission

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
• The Wine Factory: Moonshine Rhythm Club
• Expressions Gallery & Lounge: A New Creation
• Oslo’s: Robert Gardiner
• College Inn Restaurant: Michael Knight
• Kevin Lear on Main: Fleur Seule

Saturday, Oct. 20

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.

Golf Tournament

9:00 am – Cheraw State Park. Two-person scramble. 9:00am Shotgun Start. $140/team (includes green fees, refreshments, door prizes and full lunch at awards ceremony). Entry deadline: October 8. For details, call Clarence Long at 478.737.3031 or email cwldevon@cox.net. Proceeds benefit Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Fund.

“Dizzy” On Display

12:00 pm – 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

Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
10:45 am: Gather at Dizzy Home Site Park – 300 Hunger Street for parade lineup.
11:00 am: Parade begins … followed by Dizzy’s birthday celebration at Centennial Park
“Empire Strikes Brass” provides jazzy tunes for the parade.

“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

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Presented by Nestle Waters
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy jazz on a fall afternoon. Pack a picnic or pick up a take out – tables available at park. Free event.

 

JAZZ! Art Quilts in Performance Exhibit

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Music on Market Venue, 117 Market Street
Presented by the Coulter Long National Alumni Association. Collection of jazz quilts by fiber artist Dr. Marlene Linton O’Bryant-Seabrook – courtesy of O’Bryant family. Featuring Dizzy: Bopped Out of South Carolina quilt & others from this collection.

Jazz Concert at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Church St. Featuring jazz guitarist Amos Hoffman. Enjoy jazz in this 1700’s church. Free Admission.

A Little History at the Chapel

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Elaine’s Wedding Chapel, 153 Second St. Hosted by Elaine’s Wedding Chapel. Drop by and watch a short DVD about Cheraw & Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Family Friendly Event: Market on Market

10:00 am–3:00 pm – Downtown Cheraw
Art – Food – Produce – Entertainment

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Market Hall Courtyard.
Friday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Italian Madonnari Chalk Competition

Presented by Cheraw Arts Commission.
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.

Daytime Dining Options

Menus available at Market Hall Ticket & Information Area.

Wesley United Methodist Church

2:30-4:00 pm – Sponsored by Reid’s Funeral Home and Cheraw Branch NAACP. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz & dialogue featuring author Dr. Wilmot Albert Fraser & Zeb Harrison & Company in the church where the Gillespie family worshiped.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Evening

Early Jazz Venues

6:00-7:30 pm – Free admission.
• Fatz Restaurant
• Brady’s Restaurant

Main Event

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Presented by Highland Industries, Inc.
Performance starts promptly at 7:00 pm!
Dizzy Gillespie Centennial Celebration.
Featuring the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble. 18 Regional Musicians comprise this orchestra directed by Robert Gardiner. Ticketed event. Limited seating.

Evening Jazz at Local Venues: Free Admission

8:00 – 11:00 pm
• Expressions Gallery: Carl Payne Big Band
• The Wine Factory – Fleur Seule
• College Inn Restaurant: Michael Knight

Sunday, Oct. 21

Daytime

Jazz Mass

3:00 pm – Cheraw First Baptist Church – 126 Greene Street.
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 in the Family Life Center.

Gillespie Park

300 Huger Street.
The Gillespie home site was transformed into a public park, and an historic marker honoring Dizzy was unveiled. South Carolina artist Bob Doster worked with Cheraw school children to create the park’s modern sculpture and eclectic stainless steel benches. A stainless steel fence at the park entrance, depicting the notes to one of Dizzy’s best known works, “Salt Peanuts,” was also completed by Doster.

Historic Cheraw Cellphone 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.

Get Your Tickets Today!

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

Presenting Sponsor:

Cheraw

Gold Sponsors

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Malloy-Foundation

Silver Sponsors

First Citizens Bank

Founders Credit Union

 

Reid’s Funeral Home

Patron Sponsors:

Carolina Bank

Carolina Canners

 

Cheraw Branch NAACP

Cheravian Club

Harris, McLeod & Ruffner

 

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