The Lowcountry Jazz Festival White Linen Cocktail Party

September 1 at 7:00PM | Tickets are $125 (Plus Applicable Fees)

This Year at the International African American Museum

Hosted by Will & Maggie Shares

The Charleston Gaillard Center and Closing the Gap in Health Care are pleased to announce the return of The Lowcountry Jazz Festival White Linen Cocktail Party on Friday, September 1. Show off your style and join us for the kickoff to South Carolina’s premier annual smooth jazz festival. Dress in your best white attire for an evening of endless entertainment. Tickets* include open bar, hor d’oeuvres, performance by Nathan Mitchell, silent disco, and a private tour of the South’s newest museum on one of America’s most sacred sites.

The Gaillard is cementing its role as a leading non-profit performing arts center in the Southeast dedicated to commissioning and presenting ambitious cultural programming and popular performances that engage audiences, foster community, and prompt essential dialogue. Central to this is the Labor Day weekend, which sees the Lowcountry Jazz Festival take over the building and spill out to our neighbors and partners at the IAAM.

In addition to annually bringing together jazz fans from across the Southeast, the Festival is the primary fundraiser for Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc.

*You must have a ticket to the Saturday or Sunday performance in order to purchase tickets to this VIP event. Limited availability. 


Nathan Mitchell, an accomplished American contemporary jazz/soul (composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist) music educator and humanitarian. A Grammy-nominated, 3x NAACP Image Award nominated and BILLBOARD-charting artist with 10 top 30 BILLBOARD hits including three #1 BILLBOARD songs has become of the most respected “musical storytellers” in the contemporary jazz industry. This award-nominated and winning artist is known best for his electric showmanship, unique talents, and enthusiastic energy.