Opening concerts for SC Jazz Festival 2013!

By Karen Kissiah

October 24, 2013

Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle

Students dance and play along the sidewalk near the statue of Dizzy Gillespie as they listen to jazz music provided by local musician Rakim McQueen.

Some of Cheraw’s youngest citizens enjoyed a walk to the Town Green for a morning of jazz music with Rakim McQueen, marking the opening of the South Carolina Jazz Festival in downtown Cheraw Oct. 17 - 20.

Karen Kissiah | Cheraw Chronicle

Students in the Head Start Program witnessed Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram’s signature for a proclamation Thursday morning, following one of the opening concerts on the Town Green for the S.C. Jazz Festival. Ingram proclaimed Oct. 24, as a day to recognize the importance of early education and programs such as Head Start.