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The Greenville Jazz Fest releases its entertainment schedule

The Greenville Jazz Fest entertainment schedule features performances from regional and local musicians across multiple stages on Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

Musician playing a trumpet in downtown Greenville, SC

Sound the alarm, it’s almost Jazz Fest time. | Image via The City of Greenville

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It’s time to jazz up your June calendar. The entertainment schedule has been released for the Greenville Jazz Fest on Friday, June 7 + Saturday, June 8.

Taking place downtown on Main Street, the free festival will feature seven performances across two stages. Pro tip: Listen to each act before the fest.

Reedy Stage (at Main Street + Court Street)

Friday, June 7

Company Swing | 5:30 p.m. | This all-female swing, jazz, and blues band brings vintage charm and modern flair to Greenville.

Karla Harris | 7:30 p.m. | A jazz singer for three decades, Harris’ performance credits include events like the Sarasota Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and a TEDtalk.

Saturday, June 8

Keith Davis Quartet | 11:30 a.m. | Jazz pianist, composer, and educator Keith Davis will showcase talent from his 40-year career.

Adam Knight Quartet | 1:30 p.m. | An Applied Lecturer in Jazz Guitar at both the University of South Carolina + Clemson University, Knight will perform a mixture of funk and fusion.

Patrick Lopez Experience | 3:30 p.m. | This instrumental group mashes up different styles of music from all over the world — from Smooth Jazz to Folkloric Colombian rhythms.

Buff Dillard | 5:30 p.m. | International Recording Artist Buff Dillard will delight your ears with smooth jazz.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band | 7:30 p.m. | Since the 1960s, this New Orleans jazz band has been entertaining audiences worldwide.

Roots Stage (at Main + Augusta Streets)

Friday, June 7

The Tish Oney Quartet | 4:30 p.m. | Listen to the jazzy sounds of international performing artist, author, and composer Dr. Tish Oney.

E’Lon JD | 6:30 p.m. | An American bass player, songwriter, performer, and educator E’Lon JD’s music combines elements of soul, funk, jazz, and rock.

Butcher Brown | 8:30 p.m. | The Richmond, VA band adds elements of funk, soul, and rock to their foundational mix.

Saturday, June 8

Undercover Jazz | 12:30 p.m. | Known for performing jazz standards, the group has begun performing original tunes + takes on popular songs.

The All County Jazz Ensemble | 2:30 p.m. | The 20-piece ensemble is a collective of students from seven Greenville County Schools high schools + the SC Fine Arts Center.

The Wheel All Stars | 5:30 p.m. | This collective of musicians from across the Southeast has performed and led multiple Wheel Sessions (“an underground jazz performance series”) now in its sixth year.

Sofia Goodman Trio | 4:30 p.m. | The group will perform original music + their takes on jazz standards, including a tribute to women composers in jazz.

Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band with Special Guests | 6:30 p.m. | Greenville Jazz Collective is the only non-profit serving Greenville dedicated to promoting jazz arts through education outreach.

Bookmark the fest’s website for updates.