Blues & Jazz Festival
OCTOBER 1 - 3, 2020
7 PM, nightly
Produced by Bobby Plair, Jr.
Celebrate the roots of modern music with infectious rhythms, soulful sounds, and high energy performances at the Arts Council of York County’s 16th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival.
FREE | Virtual Events
Everyone will have a front row seat to this year's Blues & Jazz Festival!
Please consider making a donation to the Arts Council of York County to support our mission to create arts programming that encourages education, economic development and arts advocacy through unique art experiences that engage the community to make York County a regional arts destination, with a vision is to create and support a thriving, diverse and vibrant arts community in York County.
HOW TO WATCH
This year's festival features six bands streaming directly to your devices! Tune in right here on October 1, 2, and 3 at 7 PM for performances by two bands each night.
PLEASE NOTE | The Blues & Jazz Festivals videos posted here and on YouTube will be published at 7:15 PM.
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HOW TO LISTEN
The 16th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival lineup includes performances by Plair, Mellowgroove, Weekends, Neal Davenport Jazz Trio, the Oneppo Brothers Duo, and Winthrop University Jazz Guitar Ensembles.
SILVER | Comporium
BRONZE | City of Rock Hill • Old Town Association
CONTRIBUTOR | Town of Clover/Gallery 120 • Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company
FRIEND | Duke Energy
with The Tim Hartis Group
Mellogroove has been captivating audiences in Rock Hill and throughout the Carolinas with their blend of classic Soul, R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop for over 15 years. Four Winthrop University alumni - Brandon Stevens, Jerry Hardison II, Timothy Williams and Vincent Stevens - make up the group, along with Steve Suber. | more info
THE TIM HARTIS GROUP
The Tim Hartis Group plays jazz music, including swing and Latin. The band also plays ragtime and Dixieland. | more info
with Oneppo Brothers Duo
Based in Rock Hill, SC, Weekends plays a little bit of everything - from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa. | more info
ONEPPO BROTHERS DUO
The Oneppo Brothers will get the festival started in high gear with classic Rock and Roll and Chicago Blues. | more info
with Winthrop University Jazz Guitar Ensembles
Ain't no party like a Plair band party! Led by B.S. Plair, Plair is a family affair. Bobby Jr. began performing with his dad at the age of 10 playing trumpet, and son Victor joined the group at about age 9 playing trombone. Vocalist Wade Witherspoon completes the group. Plair has performed all over the southeast playing clubs and colleges, opening for such artists as Lionel Richie/Commodores, Mother's Finest, Kool and the Gang, and The Ellington Orchestra. | more info
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Winthrop’s Jazz Guitar Ensemble have been performing on and off campus since 1992, and are dedicated to presenting quality performances of guitar ensemble music. The Jazz Guitar Ensemble is comprised of four, five or six guitarists who are accompanied by a two-piece rhythm section consisting of a bassist and drummer.
16th ANNUAL BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL OFFICIAL MERCH
All Blues & Jazz Festival products are 2-sided. See the ACYC Dry Goods online shop to see the back.
AVAILABLE | SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 31
SHIPPING* | SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 12
Purchase your shirts and tote bags by clicking the link in the description of any product to be directed to our online shop.