The Arts Council of York County’s ninth annual Blues and Jazz Festival kicks off Oct. 3 at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York with Biscuit Miller.
Born into the blues at age 11 on the south side of Chicago, Miller has played on his own, in groups formed with childhood friends, and with blues musicians such as Lonnie Brooks, Mojo Buford, Muddy Waters and Lady Blue.
The festival continues Oct. 4 with a restaurant crawl in downtown Rock Hill. Seven restaurants, pubs and other venues open their doors to blues and jazz musicians, some who have played the festival in years past and others who are new to the festival’s scene.
On Oct. 5 there are blues and jazz performances and other activies for children at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 7-11 p.m.
Biscuit Miller, McCelvey Center. Tickets: $10.
Friday, Oct. 4, 7-11 p.m.:
Old Town Restaurant Crawl. Tickets: $10.
Carrie Marshall, City Club of Rock Hill.
Bristo Blue with The Oneppo Brothers Band with opening acts LSD, and Anni Loggins, The Courtroom at the Gettys.
Thel Petty, Erin’s Restaurant.
Curley White, Jimmy John’s.
Willie “Bluesman” Roach, McHale’s Irish Pub.
Ironing Board Sam, Millstone Pizza + Taphouse.
Gabriel Bello, Thi’s on Main.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Blues & Jazz for Kids. Free
Performances, arts and crafts, story time with the York County Library and instrument demonstrations, Community Performance Center,
Tickets are available at 121 E. Main St. or call 803-328-2787.
For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.