Performing Arts Festival


Joye in Aiken JulietteJazz, swing, chamber music, modern dance, American roots music — Joye in Aiken once again is bringing renowned and emerging artists, primarily from the Juilliard School, to the area for a nine-day slate of performances March 1-9.

Events include Jazz at Lincoln Center’s North American tour of “Sing and Swing: Our American Songbook” with Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III; a jazz brunch with Isaiah J. Thompson; a swing band dinner with Danny Jonokuchi and the Revisionists; rock, pop and traditional chamber music with string quintet Sybarite5; vocal and instrumental music of 17th century Venice with Serenissima; folk and American roots music with Sam Reider and the Human Hands; contemporary American dance with Parsons Dance; and more.

Ticket prices and venues vary. However, most events are low cost or free. For more information, visit