Joye in Aiken - The Joye of Jazz


Under the Tent at The Willcox
100 Colleton Avenue
Aiken SC, 29801

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With historic ties to The Juilliard School in New York, Joye in Aiken brings the very best in the performing arts to our region.  Since 2009, the annual Festival and Outreach Program has showcased the talents of almost 500 extraordinary musicians, dancers, and actors, with the majority of them coming from that world-renowned conservatory.         

In 2021, the Festival has been reinvented to take account of strict COVID protocols.  Instead of the one-week program that normally takes place every March, this year the events will be spread over a four-month period from March to June.  Most will be in outdoor venues that take advantage of the spectacular Winter Colony properties to be found in Aiken.

This year’s stellar lineup includes the super-popular Anderson & Roe Piano Duo; the Grammy-winning chamber ensemble the Parker Quartet; blockbuster crossover trio Time for Three; jazz icons Evan Christopher and Wycliffe Gordon; our own Juilliard-trained Artistic Director for Jazz, Riley Mulherkar; and other favorite Juilliard alumni.

Joye in Aiken Schedule

Sunday, June 6, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Joye of Jazz

Sponsored by Dana and Pat McMenamin; The Willcox

Under the Tent at The Willcox

100 Colleton Avenue

Tickets: Afternoon Pass $125, Evening Dinner Pass $150, All Day Pass $250

Contact Matt Sayer at The Willcox (803-257-3940)


Thursday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. “Jazz Explosion” Concert (Jazz Camp Faculty)

U of SC Aiken Etherredge Center

471 University Parkway

Tickets: $20 per person – general admission

Available online or contact the Etherredge Center Box Office (803-641-3305)


Sunday, June 27, 3:00 p.m. “Jazz Explosion” Jazz Camp Student Performance

U of SC Aiken Etherredge Center

471 University Parkway

FREE and Open to the public.  General Admission on first come first served basis; doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Please note: If you received a credit from last year’s Festival Finale Concert, you may use that credit for Time For Three.  Please contact the Etherredge Center Box Office to redeem credit.

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