Jazz musician playing the saxophone at the kiawah island jazz festival

Enjoy the Annual Kiawah Island Jazz Festival

Grammy-winning musician, Earl Klugh, returns to Kiawah to host this year’s rendition of the Weekend of Jazz. Every year, this Kiawah Island Jazz Festival attracts thousands of fans to the island to enjoy live music from some of the country’s most impressive jazz musicians. Join the fun and get ready to be blown away by the world-class talent, unbelievable wine, and exceptional food. If you’re looking for some equally exciting things to do while you’re visiting Kiawah Island, check out our complimentary Destination Guide. With our guide, you’ll have no trouble finding the island’s best restaurants, top attractions, and exciting outdoor activities.

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The Best Jazz Performances on Kiawah Island 

What Is the Kiawah Island Jazz Festival?

Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz has been bringing live music and a weekend of incredible events to Kiawah Island for the past nine years. More than just your average music festival, the Weekend of Jazz offers guests much more than a chance to see some amazing musicians. Attendees can participate in wine tastings, cooking lessons, and wellness experiences, making for an all-encompassing experience that extends further than just the music.

Where Is the Kiawah Island Jazz Festival?

The festival is hosted every year at Kiawah Resort’s Sanctuary Hotel. Just minutes from some of the best beaches in South Carolina, this luxurious setting doubles as the perfect venue for a festival as prestigious as this one. Although the well-known artists are what makes this a one-of-a-kind event, there are still plenty of things to do on Kiawah Island that ensure an unforgettable weekend. Between shows, play a round of golf on all of Kiawah Island’s best golf courses or go on a shopping adventure in Freshfields Village!

Who’s Going to Be on the Lineup?

Aside from Earl Klugh, the Kiawah Island jazz festival attracts some of the biggest names in jazz every single year. In the past, participating artists have included the likes of Grammy winner Vanessa Williams and legendary guitarist George Benson. This year’s festival features guitarist Adam Hawley as well as the largest-selling American instrumental artist, Chris Botti. With Earl Klugh leading the way, the Weekend of Jazz lineup is always full of well-known, critically acclaimed musicians, and this year is no different!


Escape the hustle and bustle of Kiawah Resort and bring the elegance of the Kiawah Island Jazz Festival back to your hotel by staying with us at the Andell Inn. Our luxurious, boutique hotel offers relaxing and functional accommodations that will make Kiawah Island feel like your home away from home.

For a lodging experience that you won’t want to forget, take a look at our One-Bedroom King Suite. Along with all of our finest amenities, this guest room features waterfront views, a king-size bed, a full kitchen and dining area, and an HDTV in every room. Our Inn is conveniently located right at the gate to Kiawah Island, giving you easy access to all of the best attractions on and off of Kiawah Island. Don’t wait to book your trip, explore our available rooms today! 

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