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Forte Jazz Lounge Celebrates Valentine Week

Celebrate your sweetheart at Charleston’s most romantic jazz venue

Charleston, SC: Romance is in the air at King Street’s popular music venue. Forte Jazz Lounge, is proud to present a stellar lineup of musicians in celebration of Valentine’s Day, with events happening all week. Locals and travelers alike will enjoy sipping wine and noshing on locally crafted desserts at candlelit tables, nestled beneath the club’s larger-than-life jazz legends mural. Forte has quickly become a favorite date night spot for those looking to impress someone special. You can view all upcoming events and reserve tickets at

February 11th, 2022

Joe Clarke Presents “Love Songs Through The Decades”

Show: 7pm

Popular band leader Joe Clarke presents the timeless hits and love songs of greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin.

February, 12th, 2022

Gracie & Lacy present "Stupid Cupid”

Shows: 7pm and 9:30pm

As seen in NYC, sisters Gracie & Lacy and the Forte Band bring the house down with their signature harmonies and tap dancing, weaving humor and history throughout a powerhouse song list of hit love songs.

February 13th

Swing Dance Night

Lesson: 6pm Dance: 7pm

Break out your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of Swing Dancing! Come at 6pm if you’d like to learn the basics and some snazzy moves before the dance begins at 7pm.

February 14th, 2022

Joe Clarke Big Band presents "Fall In Love Again"

Show: 7pm

The Joe Clarke Big Band will celebrate you and your sweetheart with evening of romantic songs for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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When you live in a city voted #1 in the United States and the world, you tend to have lots out-of-town company during the holidays. A night out at Forte Jazz Lounge is the perfect way to entertain your guests this Thanksgiving week. Showcasing some of the region’s finest talent, Forte has prepared a stellar lineup of musical performances for your pre and post Turkey Day enjoyment. Musical offerings include Brett Belanger Trio’s instrumental jazz on November 24th, Joe Clarke Trio’s tribute to Cole Porter on November 26th, and hits of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Stylistics performed by Legacy on November 27th. Claim your cozy VIP couch for two, or reserve a section for your whole party while seats last. For more information:

"Best jazz club in Charleston! Charleston deserves a nice place for jazz music and this place it it.”

★★★★★ Google Review, Erik Ling

PHOTO CREDIT: Vanessa Kauffmann

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CHARLESTON - In the heart of Charleston's bustling King St. nightlife district, you can hear the sounds of Big Band music wafting through the air. The warmth of live jazz music draws thousands through the doors of Forte Jazz Lounge each month, and Veterans Day weekend is always a highlight. With patriotic flair and rhythms that make you want to dance, Forte is proud to present two special shows saluting our United States Armed Forces - The Joe Clarke Big Band (Nov. 11th) and Gracie & Lacy (Nov. 13th).

The Joe Clarke Big Band will take centerstage on Veterans Day, November 11th at 7pm. Led by the club owner himself, the ensemble boasts a 13-piece horn section, rhythm, and keys. This USO-themed performance will feature special appearances by the resident vocal harmony trio, The Fortettes. Reserve your tickets here.

Jenna Bohannon Singing with The Joe Clarke Big Band - PHOTO CREDIT: VANESSA KAUFFMANN

On Saturday November 13th, the popular sister duo Gracie & Lacy will headline with "Boogie Woogie Bugle Jam!" The show will feature the sisters' signature harmonies and tap dancing set to patriotic hits that brought America through the war years. Brian Bohannon will be featured on the horn, with Billy McSweeney on trombone and John Phillips on Saxophone. Master of the keys, Nolan Tecklenburg will be joined by Forte's powerhouse rhythm section with John F. Kennedy on bass and Josh Hoover on the drums. Shows will be held at 3pm and 7pm - click here for tickets.


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