Charleston Literary Festival: Opening Party

Opening Party
$175.00
$187.84 with fees
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At the Charleston Literary Festival, we embrace the power of creative experiences to encourage big ideas and spark conversations. What better way, then, to kick off our festival than by getting inspired on the grounds of our prestigious academic partner? Eat, drink, and dance the evening away under the stars at the beautiful Rivers Green on the campus of The College of Charleston, set to the swinging sounds of Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars. 

Wycliffe Gordon’s award-winning talent on trombone, slide trumpet, and other brass instruments is simply astonishing. A former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Gordon has built an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz. Winning Best Trombone in Downbeat’s Critics’ Poll and Trombonist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association in 2016, there’s no doubt that his exceptional technique and his signature sound have solidified his place in musical history. And as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.”

Come ready to dance. Fabulous food, an open bar, and the swinging sounds of Wycliffe Gordon's trombone will all add up to a night to remember!

Tickets: $175


Many Festival events are filmed and recorded for archival and research purposes, and occasionally for further distribution, such as promotional opportunities, on our website, and for network television. The films might sometimes include recognizable shots of members of the audience. Purchase of this ticket implies your permission to be filmed.



Rivers Green at The College of Charleston

71 Coming Streeet
Charleston, SC 29401

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