Bringing infectious rhythms, soulful sounds and high energy performances to York County, SC
ROCK HILL, SC – Celebrate the roots of modern music with infectious rhythms, soulful sounds, and high energy performances at the Arts Council of York County’s 15th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival.
Events kick off with concerts in both Baxter Village in Fort Mill AND Clover, SC from 7 – 10 PM on Thursday, October 3! Get your groove on with saxman LeTron Brantley in Baxter Village’s Springmaid Park, 980-990 Market St., Fort Mill, SC. Get down with Groove Masters’ hot jazz and smooth soul sounds at The Larne Building, 103 N. Main St., Clover, SC.
On Friday, October 4, the Blues & Jazz Festival’s signature Old Town Restaurant Crawl returns to Rock Hill where festival-goers can enjoy live music by eight acts at seven Old Town restaurants & venues throughout the night. | https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/15thbluesandjazz
The 15th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival
October 3 – 4, 2019 | Rain or Shine
KICKOFF | BAXTER VILLAGE
Thursday, October 3, 2018 | 7 - 10 PM | FREE
SPRINGMAID PARK at BAXTER VILLAGE | 980-990 MARKET STREET | FORT MILL, SC
Sponsored by Fish Market • grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar • OTS Media
LeTron “LTrain” Brantley is a native of South Carolina who has been playing the saxophone since he was 12 years old. In his younger years, he was heavily influenced by jazz, gospel, and R&B music. Studying music in college allowed him to hone his craft as well as perform with various jazz, soul, and funk groups. LeTron has performed with many great musicians such as jazz recording artist Bob Mintzer, saxophonist Lenny Picket of the Saturday Night Live band, and gospel recording artist Donnie McClurkin - to name a few. Currently LeTron serves as the musical director for a local jazz orchestra as well as band leader for the regional jazz and dance band Jazz Revolution. LeTron is an active music community supporter and clinician dedicated to the mission of embracing and encouraging musicians like himself to be persistent in their craft and always strive for excellence.
KICKOFF | CLOVER, SC
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 7-10 PM | $10
THE LARNE BUILDING | 103 NORTH MAIN STREET | CLOVER, SC
Sponsored by Town of Clover / Gallery 120
Groove Masters | https://www.reverbnation.com/groovemasters
Keeping the Groove alive with funk, neo soul and smooth jazz!
"Closing in on 10 years as a contemporary jazz and gospel mainstay in their hometown of Charlotte, NC, Groove Masters, winner of the coveted “Best Jazz Band in the Carolinas” Award, lives up to their cool moniker on their 3rd album release, KEEPING THE GROOVE ALIVE with funk, neo soul and Smooth Jazz. Known for their lively performances, Groove Masters have toured with a wide variety of noteworthy artists, from Hip Hop legend, Doug E. Fresh to Gospel star Twinkie Clark. These super heroes of groove, are bringing audiences to their feet around the globe… be on the look out for Groove Masters at your favorite jazz fest!" ~JONATHAN WIDRAN & SANDY SHORE (SmoothJazz.com Global)
OLD TOWN RESTAURANT CRAWL
Friday, October 4 | 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 • Founders Federal Credit Union • Old Town Association
The Pump House • Williams & Fudge
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | 2-hour shifts are available during the Restaurant Crawl on Friday, October 4. Volunteers will check admission bracelets at the doors of the venues. In thanks, volunteers will receive a 15th 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.
Thanks to the sponsors of the 15th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival: OTS Media, City of Rock Hill PRT, Comporium/CN2, Founders Federal Credit Union, Old Town Association, The Pump House Restaurant, Harry M. Dalton and Kathie Brabham, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Williams & Fudge, York County Natural Gas, York Technical College, Duke Energy, Fish Market, grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Gallery 120 and the Town of Clover.
The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.