The Lowcountry Jazz Festival returns to Charleston this Labor Day Weekend

This two-day festival will celebrate the vibrant sounds of jazz at the Gaillard Center.

Dave Koz passionately plays the saxophone.

Dave Koz returns to headline Day Two of the festival.

Photo provided by the Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Looking to jazz up your Labor Day weekend plans? The Lowcountry Jazz Festival returns to Charleston on Saturday, Sept. 2- Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Gaillard Center.

The Charleston Gaillard Center and Closing the Gap in Health Care have partnered to present this annual festival for its 17th year.

Closing the Gap is a nonprofit whose goal is to decrease health disparities and increase health literacy for underserved communities. The festival serves as its primary fundraiser.

This year, the festival hopes to resonate with audiences of all ages by providing attendees with smooth jazz + bluesy soul. These genres will be celebrated in the heart of downtown Charleston.

One of the of the thriving cities of jazz music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Holy City was the birthplace of many jazz musicians.

Producer Tony Clarke and the Gaillard Center’s team have provided artist direction to showcase a lineup of award-winning jazz singers and musicians.

Day One, Saturday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Opening act | Jonathan Butler — singer-songwriter and guitarist

Headliner | Gregory Porter — Grammy-award-winning artist whose band combines jazz, soul, and gospel

Day Two, Sunday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Opening Act | Avery*Sunshine — vibrant + soulful singer, pianist, and composer

Headliner | Dave Koz Summer Horns — renowned saxophonist with Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, and Maysa Leak

You can read more about the award-winning lineup of artists, and purchase day one and day two tickets online. Prices start at $58.

Pro tip: Receive 10% off if you purchase tickets for both days.

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