The Scoop

Join us for a weekend of Blues & Jazz! Formerly known as Pizza, Blues & Jazz, this annual event features a variety of your favorite restaurants and food trucks, complete with live blues and jazz music. Sink your teeth into the tastiest food around, wash it down with cold beer and wine, and groove to some live blues and jazz bands!

WHEN:
Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
101 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

A few notes to make your visit a smooth one:

  • Parking and entry are FREE.
  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome.
  • Outside food and beverages are prohibited.
  • Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
  • Leashed dogs are allowed at this event. 
  • Smoking, skateboards, and bicycles are not allowed at the Mauldin Blues & Jazz Festival.

Want to be a vendor?

Check back for opportunities at our 2023 festival!


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Check back for our 2023 volunteer registration! Interested in volunteering at other events and shows at the Mauldin Cultural Center? Sign up for our volunteer e-blast!


The Lineup

Click on a tab below to see happenings from our 2022 event & check back for updates on our 2023 event!

PIZZAFOOD TRUCKSBLUES & JAZZTREATSARTISTSACTIVITIESSPONSORS

PIZZA

FRIDAY

portfolio_carolinacoastMoretti’s Pizzeria & Bar
783 East Butler Rd, Mauldin
864.286.1444

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portfolio_carolinacoastOlive Tree Pizza & Grill
411D West Butler Rd, Mauldin
864.284.9050 or 864.284.0090

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portfolio_carolinacoastPizza Factory
412 North Main St, Mauldin
864.520.0880

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portfolio_carolinacoastTato’s Pizzeria
109 Miller Rd, Mauldin
864.631.1150

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portfolio_carolinacoastHungry Howie’s
203 B. East Butler Rd., Mauldin
864.676.0100

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portfolio_carolinacoastPizza Hut
336 W Butler Road, Mauldin
864.288.1600

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SATURDAY

portfolio_carolinacoastLuna Rosa Gelato Café and Restaurant
306 North Main Street, Mauldin
864.552.1552
Will also serve gelato

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FOOD TRUCKS

FRIDAY

1484858698_facebookChick-fil-A  Food Truck

Beer & Wine by Growler Haus

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1484858698_facebookDaddy’s Cookout

Beer & Wine by Growler Haus

BLUES & JAZZ

FRIDAY

portfolio_carolinacoastSelwyn Birchwood | April 29, 2022 | 7:30 – 9 p.m.

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“A remarkable, contemporary bluesman…a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player…highly recommended” –Rolling Stone

“Rising blues star Selwyn Birchwood is the real deal. Birchwood puts his own fresh spin on the blues, taking the tradition and making it into something new.” –Guitar World

“A skilled, energetic and original artist…His songwriting is observant, clever and pointed. His voice is smooth; his singing on target. His guitar fluency generates new licks and rhythmic surprises. Expectations have been high for Mr. Birchwood—and he lives up to them.” –Wall Street Journal

Groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood will release his highly anticipated third Alligator album,

Living In A Burning House, on Friday, January 29, 2021. The rising guitar and lap steel player calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure. No other band on the current blues scene is built quite like Birchwood’s. In addition to Selwyn’s electrifying guitar and lap steel playing, the other featured instrument is Regi Oliver’s driving baritone sax. The group is rounded out by bass, drums and, for the first time, keyboards.

Wanting to capture the power of the now larger band, Birchwood wrote and arranged 13 new songs, and brought in famed Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Susan Tedeschi) to produce. From the rocking opener I’d Climb Mountains to the sweet soul of She’s A Dime and One More Time to the hair-raising Revelation, Living In A Burning House features some of the most vividly striking writing on today’s blues scene. Birchwood’s voice and vision are clear, his sound is edgy and compelling, and his stories are memorable and lasting.

According to Birchwood, “I tell my stories in my own way, with my own voice. You won’t ever hear me on stage telling someone else’s story. Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker all told their own stories. That’s what I’m doing.”

Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don’t Call No Ambulance, Birchwood’s meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Rave reviews ran in publications from Rolling Stone to The Wall Street Journal, from The Chicago Tribune to The San Francisco Chronicle. He followed in 2016 with Pick Your Poison. DownBeat said, “There’s a deep-seated power about Birchwood’s singing and six string/lap steel guitar work…and there’s an unmistakab le emotion and honesty linking him to forebears like Muddy Waters. Thoughtful, persuasive and rugged.”

Birchwood and his band have crisscrossed the U.S. and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances. They have appeared domestically at festivals including The Chicago Blues Festival, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, The North Atlantic Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival as well as on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise and Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea. Internationally, they have performed at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Jazz a Vienne in France, the Rawa Blues Festival in Poland, the Moulin Blues Festival in the Netherlands, the Ottawa Blues Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, as well as playing concerts in Spain, Norway, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium and Mexico.

“I write and sing what I know,” says Birchwood, whose musical innovations are as expansive as his influences are deep. With Living In A Burning House, Selwyn Birchwood is looking forward to winning over thousands of new fans. “They say everything is better when it’s made with love,” says Birchwood. “That’s how we play our music and that’s how we made the new album. I want my audience to say, ‘I know exactly what that feels like,’ when a song hits them. Because that’s when it stops just being music and starts being medicine. After all, we are all stricken with the condition of being human.”

The Greenville Jazz Collective’s Big Band will open for Selwyn Birchwood on Friday night at 6:00 p.m.


SATURDAY

portfolio_carolinacoastThe Jamie Wright Band | April 30, 2022 | 1 – 3 p.m.

1484858698_facebook The Jamie Wright Band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Band is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles – from Jazz, Soul, and R&B to dance and beyond. They strive to provide all sorts of entertainment. The variety of events at which the band can be seen at, are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Band and has continued to grow its members, remaining flexible enough to provide a full band or break down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie Wright Band brings musicians from several walks of life that have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.
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The Greenville Jazz Collective | April 30, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The Greenville Jazz Collective (GJC) is a small non-profit dedicated to serving Greenville, SC and beyond through education outreach and regular performances in a variety of settings. Since 2012, the GJC has connected with many of the dedicated professional musicians, arts organizations, and music educators in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina to reach tens of thousands of people with award winning jazz programs.

The Greenville Jazz Collective will open for the Jamie Wright Band on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., featuring Mauldin High School Jazz Band, J.L. Mann High School Jazz Band, and two Greenville Jazz Collective Youth Jazz Ensembles.

TREATS


ARTISTS


ACTIVITIES


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– Blood Drive with The Blood Connection | Saturday only

Click Here to sign up for a time to donate blood in advance! All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card/800 points on the day of donation, plus a bonus $25 eGift Card/1000 points within 48-72 days after donating.


SPONSORS


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

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2023 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This Saturday event will bring hundreds of guests to the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Depending on your sponsorship level, you could be earning $25K+ in media presence, brand recognition at events, and more by sponsoring: Mauldin Blues and Jazz Festival and Arts Market.

Interested? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 864.335.4862.