This year, the finest smooth jazz combined with bluesy soul will create a relevant sound that resonates with the region’s discerning music audiences young and old. Charleston, South Carolina played an important role in the early development of jazz. It was a thriving center of African American music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was home to many of the first jazz musicians and bands. The city was also a major port, which helped to spread jazz music to other parts of the country and the world. The weekend celebrates these genres in the heart of downtown Charleston, allowing attendees to experience this vibrant cultural city with a fitting soundtrack.
Proceeds from the Festival support the mission of Closing the Gap in Health Care and the Thaddeus John Bell, M.D. Endowment Fund. This scholarship fund was created conjointly with the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina to assist students who pursue a health science degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina. This will facilitate an increase in the number of African American health providers in the state.
Date: Sept. 2 - 3, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Tickets start at $58 - Purchase online
Saturday, September 2
Opener: Jonathan Butler
Headliner: Gregory Porter
Sunday, September 3
Headliner: Dave Koz Summer Horns
with Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, & Maysa Leak