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    Redefining access to excellence in the arts

    In 2021, spectacular performances and world-class artists return to one of the South’s most vibrant cultural destinations. Yes, we’re talking about Joye in Aiken, the non-profit organization and performing arts festival that gets us jumping for joy every year in the charming city of Aiken. Named for Joye Cottage, a Gilded Age mansion that was once the center of social life for America’s most affluent families, Joye in Aiken now carries out its mission to make the very best in the performing arts accessible to people in all walks of life and from all backgrounds, with special attention to the needs of children.

    This year, the annual Festival and Outreach program continues in a new format, with mainly outdoor events spread out over a number of months to protect the safety of artists and attendees. The stellar lineup includes blockbuster crossover trio Time for Three; jazz icons Evan Christopher and Wycliffe Gordon; and Artistic Director for Jazz Riley Mulherkar, among many other favorite Juilliard alumni.

    In partnership with UofSC Aiken, June brings an exciting four-day Jazz Camp open to aspiring jazz musicians from eighth grade through high school.

    These are still trying times both for artists and for arts aficionados, but through it all, Joye in Aiken maintains its unwavering commitment to bring once-in-a-lifetime experiences to the people of Aiken and the surrounding region—experiences that “represent the highest, most joyful reaches of artistic endeavor.” Make plans to experience one of South Carolina’s premier arts festivals by buying your ticket today!