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Free Main Street Jazz Fest by ColaJazz

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Main Street Jazz Fest presented by the award-winning ColaJazz Foundation (ColaJazz), returns to the 1700 block of Main Street on Saturday, May 11, 2 – 9 p.m. Thanks to the support of the City of Columbia, Richland County, Cool Care, Prisma Health and local sponsors, the fest will be free for all attendees.

The Main Street Jazz Fest kicks off with bands starting at 2 p.m. Food and arts and craft vendors will be on-site, ensuring an immersive experience for all. A VIP option is available for those seeking an enhanced experience.

Recognized as one of the best festivals in the region, ColaJazz Fest features both local talent and renowned jazz artists on a national scale. This year’s performances will feature a blend of established names and rising stars including Don Braden, Allison Miller, Patrick Bartley, Lolivone de la Rosa with Jamile and the Capital City Big Band.

“ColaJazz is thrilled to bring our jazz fest back to Main Street and make it free for all attendees,” says Mark Rapp, Executive Director, ColaJazz Foundation. “Jazz brings people together and we want this jazz fest to be accessible to all who want to experience it.”

Since 2017, ColaJazz has presented artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Liz Rosa, Fred Wesley and more at its annual jazz festival — now in its eighth year.

For out-of-town guests, the Main Street Jazz Fest provides a unique opportunity to explore the charm and hospitality of Columbia while enjoying world-class jazz entertainment. From the lively atmosphere on Main Street to the delectable offerings of food vendors, attendees can enjoy a day of music, culture and community.

The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to growing, supporting and promoting jazz in the Midlands through events, education, recordings, resources and advocacy to create a thriving culturally rich community.

For more information and to purchase VIP tickets, visit


May 11
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Main Street
1300-1500 blocks of Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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