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Joye in Aiken Performances

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Event Schedule

Joye in Aiken is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the best in the performing arts available to our citizens, and especially our students. Each year its Performing Arts Festival and Outreach Program brings some of the world’s best musicians, dancers and actors to the charming, historic town of Aiken, South Carolina.




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King of Instruments: An Organ Spectacular

In an event of monumental importance for our community, Paul Jacobs (Chair of Juilliard’s Organ Department, and the world’s greatest living organist) presents Guilmant’s towering Symphony No. 1 in D Minor with the 48-member UofSC Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this memorable and prestigious event as we open the exciting 2022 season!

March 4, 2022, 8:00 p.m.



The Joye of Jazz

Once again we bring you the rising stars of jazz from Juilliard, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and beyond! This year’s edition features vocalist Charles Turner at brunch, eclectic ensemble the Lovestruck Balladeers in the afternoon, and Festival favorite Alphonso Horne headlining in the evening with the Gotham Kings.

Brunch (11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Special brunch menu included. Cash bar. Includes Handful of Keys and Listening Party sessions (1:00 – 1:50 p.m.)

Afternoon (2:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.) Cash bar and access to “Bites” menu. Includes Handful of Keys and Listening Party sessions at intermission.

Evening: Includes three-course dinner. Cash bar. Dinner at 6:30 p.m, performance at 7 p.m.

March 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

The Willcox, 100 Colleton Avenue, Aiken



A true crowd-pleaser when they appeared here in 2017, BODYTRAFFIC is an LA-based dance company dedicated to delivering performances that inspire audiences simply to love dance. Widely acclaimed for its “peerless dancers,” the company is composed of artists who received their training at some of the finest schools in the world. The ensemble’s combination of superb dancers and accomplished choreographers has led The Los Angeles Times to describe BODYTRAFFIC as “one of the most talked about companies—not just in LA, but nationwide.”

March 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Amentum Center for Performing Arts, 126 Newberry Street SW, Aiken


Sanctuary Concert Series: Juilliard Vocal Arts and Historical Performance Departments

Juilliard returns! This FREE concert brings us the superb young artists of the Vocals Arts and Historical Performance departments, in a Baroque program featuring works by Bach and Handel, as well as chamber pieces by German composers. We’re honored to present this special event, developed specifically for our Aiken audiences by the world’s most prestigious performing arts conservatory.

March 10, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Avenue, Aiken



Described as “not classical…but not not classical” (SiriusXM), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music, written by and for the group.

March 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, longtime Festival favorites Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have been described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post). Their five critically acclaimed albums have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube.

March 11, 2022, 8:00 p.m.

Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken

“Jazz Explosion” Concert (Jazz Camp Faculty)

Attendees at this concert last year described it as one of the best performances they had ever heard, so expect even more excitement with the addition of a fifth fabulous Juilliard-trained artist! Buckle your seat belts as Joye in Aiken Artistic Director for Jazz Riley Mulherkar returns with fellow Juilliard alumni Mathis Picard, Dan Chmielinski and Bryan Carter for another thrill ride, with saxophonist Alexa Tarantino joining the stellar lineup.

June 23, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken

“Jazz Explosion” Jazz Camp Student Performance

Join us as our amazing Jazz Camp students show off the skills they’ve learned from their Juilliard-trained instructors. Attendees at this FREE concert last year were awed by the students’ achievements and the level of their attainment. We know you’ll want to support them and give them a big thumbs-up as they conclude this year’s jazz studies!

June 26, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken