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Charleston Jazz Festival: Mike Quinn & The Parade Band

April 18 @ 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

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Mike Quinn and the Parade Band Charleston Jazz Festival


Box Office: (843) 641-0011 (M-F 10am-5pm)

Mike Quinn and The Parade Band bring New Orleans flair to Lowcountry Jazz Day

Experience the vibe of the “Big Easy” with Second Line-style energy


Mike Quinn and The Parade Band bring the Second Line tradition of New Orleans into the context of the Lowcountry, blending swing jazz, funk, soul, and pop into a rowdy, funk-driven 5-headed beast. Sax man Quinn heads up this ensemble of cross-bending monsters, including Gavin Smith on trombone, Dave Grimm on guitar, Ron Wiltrout on drums, and Chris Bluemel on helicon (a type of sousaphone). This cast of local superheroes is sure to play your socks off and wildly entertain.


Mike Quinn – Saxophone/Vocals

Dave Grimm – Guitar/Vocals

Gavin Smith – Trombone

Chris Bluemel – Helicon

Ron Wiltrout – Drums


Concert Length: 60 min (no intermission)


Doors Open: 8:30PM


The Charleston Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by MUSC.

MUSC Health
Ron Wiltrout Drums
Ron Wiltrout
Chris Bluemel
Chris Bluemel
Gavin Smith Trombone
Gavin Smith
Dave Grimm
Dave Grimm



Celebrated as one of the best things to do in Charleston, SC, the Charleston Jazz Festival is an unforgettable experience.  If you are new to the jazz genre, take a risk and surprise yourself.  Jazz is an integral part of Charleston’s history and culture.  Lowcountry Gullah and Geechie praise house rhythms have been passed down through the generations, leaving a distinctive and indelible mark on the jazz art form.  As one of the early cradles of jazz, Charleston is proud to host this annual festival in one of the most significant jazz destinations in the world.

When you walk through the doors of the Music Farm, you are stepping back in time to a circa 1849 passenger train station. This hip, intimate venue offers a bar with a wide variety of beverage options. The Music Farm is also home to Tully’s, a tiny kitchen serving burgers, veggie burgers, fries, and more.

Our audience is diverse and you will see patrons of all ages and walks of life, including couples, singles, students, families, and groups of friends – jazz has never met a stranger and all are welcome.  Many of our guests are tourists visiting Charleston, and some of our regular attendees have been coming to concerts since the beginning of the organization.  We hope that you will become one of our “regulars” as well by joining the Charleston Jazz family by becoming a Season Subscriber, Member, Sponsor, Donor, Student or AdvertiserThere is a place for YOU at Charleston Jazz.


The caliber of performances are spectacular. Their musical selections appeal to all musical tastes regardless of age. 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lil H., Google Review


Watch this recap from the 2023 Charleston Jazz Festival:


Music Farm

32 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403




Charleston Visitor Center Lot

375 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403


Charleston Visitor Center Garage
73 Mary St., Charleston, SC 29403

For questions about accessibility and ADA seating, visit musicfarm.com/faq or, call our Box Office at 843-641-0011.

In-Venue Dining



Nearby Dining:

Halls Chophouse

O-Ku Sushi

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

39 Rue de Jean

Coast Bar & Grill

Azul Mexican


Note: These links are provided for your convenience.  Charleston Jazz does not represent or endorse any of these services.

Official Lodging Partner:

Receive an exclusive discount when you book your rooms at The Restoration Hotel!

The Restoration Hotel


Nearby Lodging:

Hampton Inn

Hotel Bennett

The Dewberry

Embassy Suites

The Francis Marion

The Courtyard by Marriott


Note: These links are provided for your convenience.  Charleston Jazz does not represent or endorse any of these services.

Bus Services:

The CARTA bus system offers a free downtown shuttle called the DASH.  Visit their site for map and schedule here.


Car Services:

There are a variety of local transportation services available including taxis, Uber and Lyft.


Pedi Cab Services

Charleston Pedi Cab

Charleston Bike Taxi

Charleston Rickshaw


Note: These links are provided for your convenience.  Charleston Jazz does not represent or endorse any of these services.

Beverages are available for purchase at the bar. Food is available for purchase in-house at Tully’s: musicfarm.com/tullys-food.

Bags up to 12″x6″x12″ are allowed in the venue. All bags will be searched prior to entry. Bags that are not clear will be subject to additional search.

To respect all our guest’s experiences, video cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices, and professional cameras will not be permitted inside the venue.

See you at the Festival!


April 18
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
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Music Farm
32 Ann St.
Charleston, 29403 United States
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