9th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival

The 9th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival is Thursday, October 3 - 5, 2013 in York County, SC. On Thursday, October 3, the Blues & Jazz Festival kicks off in York, SC at a brand new location - the historic McCelvey Center. On Friday, October 4, the Festival heads to Old Town Rock Hill where it festival takes on a restaurant crawl atmosphere. Festival-goers always enjoy live music at many of Old Town's restaurants & venues throughout the night. The final day focuses on bringing the music and culture of blues and jazz music to the kids on Saturday, October 5 when we present Blues & Jazz for Kids at the Community Performance Center!




​Thursday, October 3, 2013 |  7 PM | $10

McCelvey Center | 212 East Jefferson Street | York, SC


Box office opens at 6:30 PM



​Born into blues at the age of 11 on the south side of Chicago, Biscuit Miller has played on his own in groups formed with childhood friends, and with stellar blues musicians such as Lonnie Brooks, Mojo Buford, formerly with Muddy Waters, and with Lady Blue, a backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner. Biscuit's brand of blues always has the crowd on their feet, grooving to a mix of funk and blues.



McCelvey Center
2013 Blues & Jazz Festival
Restaurant Crawl


Friday, October 4, 2013 | 7-11 PM | $10

Old Town Rock Hill, SC


TICKETS: Trade in pre-purchased tickets for an event wristband, or purchase your tickets on the night of the event at either of our 2 ticket tents:


Center for the Arts | 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC

Gettys Art Center | 201 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC


City Club of Rock HillCarrie Marshall

140 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


The Courtroom at the Gettys | Bristo Blue with The Oneppo Brothers Band

opening acts: LSD, and Anni Loggins

201 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


Erin’s RestaurantThel Petty

129 Caldwell Street | Rock Hill, SC


Jimmy John'sCurley White

147 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


McHale’s Irish Pub | Willie "Bluesman" Roach

​122 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


Millstone Pizza + TaphouseIroning Board Sam

121 Caldwell Street | Rock Hill, SC


Thi’s on MainGabriel Bello

210 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC

Blues & Jazz for Kids


Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 10 AM - 2 PM | FREE

Community Performance Center | 249 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


Introduce your children to music, dance, movies, crafts - make your own musical instruments, and paint silhouettes, and more - all inspired by blues and jazz! Visit with Popkorn & Kotton Kandee, the clowns! Spend some time at the York County Library's Bookmobile. 




10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  |  York County Ballet             

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Zumba with Kids

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM  |  Coloring Contest Winners Announced

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Blues & Jazz Cartoons

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  |  NIA 

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Daniel Davis – Smooth Jazz on Electric Violin 

12:30 PM -   2:00 PM  |  Common Ground with Carl Ratliff 

Blues & Jazz for Kids Instrument Demonstration
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

City of Rock Hill


Coffee News

Foundation for the Carolinas

WRHI AM/FMInterstate 107



Culture & Heritage Museums

Elliott Close

Founders Federal Credit Union

Signs by Crown & Crown Trophy

U.S. Disc Golf Championship

Williams & Fudge, Inc.


BlueCross BlueShield of SC

BrandPro, Inc.

Kelly Bivins

Comporium Communications

Harry & Becca Dalton

Peoples First Insurance

Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company

York County Natural Gas


Charles Bradford, PA

Duke Energy

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

First Citizens Bank