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2022 Schedule


The South Carolina Jazz Festival takes over the Town of Cheraw with dozens of exciting and diverse jazz performances.

Thursday, October 13

Festival Kick Off Concert

CHS graduate Robert Gardiner Jazz Quintet

WHEN: 5:45pm-7:00pm
WHERE: Dizzy Gillespie Homesite Park (344 Huger St)
INFO: Food Trucks on site

Friday, October 14

Lunchtime Jazz

Pembroke University Jazz

WHEN: 12noon-2pm
WHERE: Kevin Lear’s Courtyard (140 2nd St)
INFO: Free, bring lawn chairs

Latin Caravan

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Jazz on the Green – Town Green
INFO: Free, bring lawn chairs


Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne & the Gotham Kings

WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Theatre on the Green

More Evening Jazz – Free

3:45-5:45pm Simple Eats Restaurant – The B Team
4-6pm Woos & Keems Restaurant – Michael Knight
4-6pm The Caffeinated Cow Coffee Shop & Ice Cream – Pembroke University Jazz
6:30-8:30pm Leo’s Restaurant – Nigel Ouzts Trio
7-10pm The Wine Factory – Queen Bee & the Honeylovers
7-10pm The Bistro – Reggie Sullivan & the Congaree Saints
7-10pm Oslo’s Bar & Grill – The B Team
7-10pm El Sherif’s Restaurant – Latin Caravan
8-11pm Cypress Music Hall – Side Car Social Club

Saturday. October 15

8am-3pm Sidewalk Chalk Contest – Theatre on the Green area – Info 843.537.8420 x 12
9am Dizzy Gillespie Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament – Cheraw State Park – Clarence Long Info: 478.737.3031 – [email protected]
10-11am Free Photo Workshop by Ron Stafford– Cell phone cameras welcome – Market Hall
11am Bebop Parade – Line up 10:30am 315 Second St – All ages- Prizes Info: 843.537.8420 x 12
11am-3pm Art on the Green
11am-1pm Jazz Brunch – Wine Factory – Amos Hoffman group
11:30am-3pm Jazz @ Centennial Park – Bring Lawn Chairs – Food Trucks
11:30am-1pm Latin Caravan
1pm-3pm 208th Army Jazz Band
12noon-3pm Art Alley – Free Art Activities for Kids – Theatre area
2-4pm Visit Gillespie Family Church Wesley United Methodist Church – 307 Greene St
3-5pm Woos & Keems Restaurant – Michael Knight
3-5pm Caffeinated Cow Coffee Shop & Ice Cream – Kris Houser


Mark Rapp

Jazz Under the Stars Concert

Mark Rapp’s “Dizzy Gillespie Celebration Band” with Martina DaSilva

WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Town Green (corner of 2nd St & Market St)
INFO: Free, bring lawn chairs

More Evening Jazz – Free

8-11pm Oslo’s Bar & Grill – Kris Houser

Sunday, October 16

Free Jazz Concert

Mark Rapp

Gabriel Blow Your Horn

WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church (300 Market St)
INFO: Free

More Festival Info

Advance tickets for Friday Oct. 14 evening concert available at:
Cheraw Community Center (200 Powe St)
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Market Hall
corner of Second and Market Streets
Fri., Oct. 14 – 2pm-6:30pm
Sat., Oct 15 – 10am-6:30pm
Call 843.537.8420 x 12

Historic Cheraw Cell Phone Tour

Free, self-guided
Includes: Gillespie Home Site Park, Gillespie’s home, church and the school site that Dizzy attended.
Brochures @ Market Hall and Chamber office

Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 Country Ham & Grits Breakfast & Supper

Oct 14, 5-8pm
Oct 15 – 7-10am
Eat in or Carry Out – $10
Faith Christian (213 Third St)






2022 Schedule
2022 Schedule


2022 Schedule
2022 Schedule
2022 Schedule