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ColaJazz Fest Gala

September 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The ColaJazz Fest Gala is our annual kick-off celebration to our world-class outdoor ColaJazz Fest!

This is a special evening for private and corporate citizens to support ColaJazz Foundation’s programs.

Held inside the SC State Museum (301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201), you’ll experience incredible live jazz performances, amazing food, superb drinks and an exceptional VIP experience!

Your Gala ticket includes:
1.  catering by Dupre Catering & Events
*passed hors d’oeuvres (6p-6:45p)
*red beans & rice, vegetarian gumbo, cheesecake & coffee (7p-8:30p)

2.  full cash bar by Middleton Bartending (6p-9:30p)
*1 free drink ticket per ticket holder

3.  opening concert by the Pete Neighbour Swingtet (7p-7:45p)

4.  featured concert by world-renowned, critically-acclaimed, Wycliffe Gordon! (8p-9:30p)

5.  General Admission entry to Sunday’s ColaJazz Fest

WOW! That’s going to make for an awesome weekend!

*All GALA tickets are considered VIP whether a table or individual seats.
*Folks not reserving a table will have concert style seating available.
*While GALA tickets get you General Admission entry into Sunday’s concerts, if you want a VIP table on Sunday, you MUST buy those tickets separately.


While this is a VIP event, we like our top button undone. Dress nice or business casual. Suit and tie is cool, but not necessary. Heels or flats, we suggest comfort over fashion. Keep it real. Keep it soulful. Enjoy yourself!

We don’t expect you to know every significant jazz artist alive today. Throughout the year, you can trust ColaJazz will make sure you’re introduced to the best in jazz!

Wycliffe is a prolific recording artist and is extremely popular for his unmatched signature sound, plunger technique and unique vocals. He can be heard on hundreds of recordings, soundtracks, live DVD’s and documentaries.


September 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29214 United States
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