17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival Returns To York County

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Celebrate the roots of modern music with infectious rhythms, soulful sounds, and high energy performances at the Arts Council of York County’s 17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival. Get your groove on with Groove Masters’ hot jazz and smooth soul sounds in Baxter Village’s Springmaid Park, 980 Market St., Fort Mill, SC from 7 – 10 PM on Thursday, March 24! On Friday, March 25, the Blues & Jazz Festival’s signature Old Town Crawl returns to Rock Hill where festival-goers can enjoy live music by nine acts at seven Old Town restaurants & venues throughout the night. | https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/bluesandjazz

The 17th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival
March 24 – 25, 2022 | Rain or Shine

KICKOFF | BAXTER VILLAGE
Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 7 – 10 PM | FREE
SPRINGMAID PARK at BAXTER VILLAGE | 980 MARKET STREET | FORT MILL, SC
Sponsored by The Pump House Restaurant
Groove Masters | https://www.reverbnation.com/groovemasters

OLD TOWN CRAWL
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 7 – 11 PM | $10 wristband
OLD TOWN ROCK HILL, SC | EAST MAIN & CALDWELL STREETS
One $10 wristband gets festivalgoers into all 7 venues all evening long!
Sponsored by City of Rock Hill • Comporium/CN2 • Williams & Fudge

Player 1 Up
Sponsored by Comporium
Cotton Blue
http://www.cottonblueband.com/home.html

The Hickory Post Back Courtyard
Sponsored by Williams & Fudge
Pam Taylor
https://www.pamtaylormusic.com

Tom S. Gettys Center | Courtroom
Sponsored by City of Rock Hill
Plair
Opening Act: Judith Porter Jazz
http://www.plair.net

Black & White Alley | Behind Jimmy John’s and Main Street Bottle Shop
Mellogroove
https://www.facebook.com/mellogroovesoul/

Rock Hill Brewing Company
Weekends
Opening Act: The Oneppo Brothers
https://www.facebook.com/WeekendsBandSChttps://www.facebook.com/The-Oneppo-Brothers-Band-573992019430874

The Flipside Restaurant
Eric Brown
https://www.facebook.com/Ebrown021/

The Mercantile HQ
J’Michael Peeples
https://www.facebook.com/JMPmovement

TICKETS
Tickets are available in advance online: https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/bluesandjazz, in person: 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC; or by phone (803) 328-2787. On Friday, March 25, patrons will trade in their advance tickets for an event wristband at any participating venue or at either ticket booth – Center for the Arts or beside the Tom S. Gettys Center. On Friday, March 25, tickets will be available at the Center for the Arts, in the ticket tent on the corner of E. Main St. and Caldwell St., and at all participating venues.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | 2-hour shifts are available during the Old Town Crawl on Friday, March 25. Volunteers will check admission bracelets at the doors of the venues and sell wristbands to patrons who haven’t yet purchased them. In thanks, volunteers will receive a 17th Annual Blues & Jazz t-shirt and will also receive an event wristband for entry to the festival either before or after their shift. Contact the Arts Council at (803) 328-2787 for more information.

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