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New Orleans-style jazz crawl for charity returns at upcoming Second Sunday on King

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The Jazz Crawl for Charity parade and party returns to downtown Charleston at an upcoming 2nd Sunday on King. File/Andrew Whitaker/Staff

After a three-year hiatus, the Jazz Crawl for Charity parade and party is returning to downtown Charleston. 

The festivities will close out the Second Sunday on King Street event on April 10. 

The parade, which was first introduced to the Lowcountry in 2015, was canceled because of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and then the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

The party, which travels to host cities around the country, will feature performers and cultural artists from both New Orleans and the Charleston area. 

The 2022 spectacle will "highlight the shared musical and cultural preservation traditions of both Charleston and New Orleans." Afterward, there will be a carnival-themed costume party at the Gibbes Museum.

“We can’t think of a better place to kick off our big return than King Street, where we will parade with members of the Charleston community in jubilation," said Rick Tringali, founder of Jazz Crawl Productions

In an effort to keep expanding, Jazz Crawl is launching the All Aboard! campaign to invite, prospect and join forces with collaborators in select cities. The overall goal will be to collaborate on not only parades, parties and Mardi Gras balls but workshops and museum exhibits.

Participating performers in past Jazz Crawl for Charity parades and events include: Battery Brass Band, Break Circuit Breakdancers, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, Cameron and the Saltwater Brass, the Charleston Jazz Academy, Mike Quinn & Friends, Motown Throwdown, Bill Wilson and Mayor John Tecklenburg.

More details, including specific programming and parade route information, will be released in the coming months at jazzcrawl.com.  

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts & entertainment and food & bev for The Post and Courier. She's a music festival & concert photographer and used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper, among other publications.