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Experience Chayz Lounge and the best live jazz and rhythm & blues performances.
Chayz Lounge is the intimate live jazz venue located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia. It’s South Carolina's hidden gem. The warm, elegant atmosphere invites you to experience the finest smooth jazz and rhythm & blues acts. A dressy or smart business casual attire is required to attend all shows.
Chayz Lounge is the perfect place for adults to spend an evening with friends or a romantic night out enjoying a light meal, a glass of wine or signature cocktails, and the best live performances. The venue opens every Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, and occasionally on Sunday. Click here to see the lineup of shows.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We want you to return to Chayz Lounge knowing that your health & safety is our utmost concern. To that end, we have reduced our seating capacity from 75 to 35, arranged the tables for social distancing, require our staff and customers to wear face masks, and we are only accepting debit/credit cards until further notice.
Please take a moment to review all Health And Safety measures we have taken and will continue to take to ensure the well-being of our patrons, staff, and our community.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
It’s an excellent place to bring a date. You can listen to the best Jazz in SC. The food is very good, it’s upscale meals, desserts, and drinks.
~ Mary Crooks
I came all the way from Elbert, IN to deliver a bus. When I asked the good people of Columbia, SC where to find live jazz, Chayz Lounge was the place*. Keep up your devotion to the music of life as brought to us through jazz!
~ David A. Sayboldt, Beezwax Records
*A beautiful place!
I planned a weekend getaway for my husband birthday. We attended the NYE party at Chaye Lounge. We truly enjoyed the food, ambiance, people and most of all the Jazz band. We will definitely return.
~ Denise Fields Johnson
A special shout out to Chaye Alexander of Chayz Lounge who was so gracious and accessible as we visited her lounge for the first time for my friend's birthday. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously, looking forward to coming back, and invite some more folks to check it out. You won't be disappointed.
~ Cherlyn Glisson McCoy
This is the BEST place in Columbia to listen to live music! The atmosphere is classy and upscale yet not stuffy. The food is great with wonderful drinks! The staff is exceptional. Put this place on a MUST when visiting Columbia SC!!.
~ Roy Canty
When you envision the perfect way to spend a Friday or Saturday, Chayz Lounge is EXACTLY the place to go. It. Was. Incredible. Great food. Great vibes. Great music. You will have a memorable experience for sure! My only thought now is, when is the next time we can come back (from Maryland).
~ Chamelle Taylor
I had an awesome birthday experience. I was serenaded with 2 other women. The ambiance, music and drinks were great. It was 8 in my party and you guys really did accommodate us on short notice...like at the door. We're from Augusta, Ga and we will definitely be back.
~ Treda Maria Oates
This place was warm and welcoming to guests traveling from out of state. The music provided by Mr. Nate Myers and ensemble was beautiful music to my ears. I loved the experience and hope to return someday soon.
~ Tynisha Banks Wilkes
I really enjoyed the atmosphere here!!!!! I love Jazz and this is the place to be. My food was excellent and so was the service! Try those wings they are scrumptious!
~ Cindy Collins
I loved this place. I saw La Calle Ocho Funk perform. The show was GREAT. The atmosphere was perfect. It is a great setting to watch and listen to live music. I think this is the perfect date night place.
~ Sylvester Williams
It was an amazing experience! The environment was inviting and classy. The artist was professional and engaging. The food was flavorful. I enjoyed my night, even though I went alone! ~ Connie Mancilla
Awesome experience. The entertainment was excellent. The atmosphere was elegant but not pretentious. The staff was friendly. I was impressed that the owner/manager came to the table and made sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. I recommend this establishment for grown folks who aren't too old to have fun.
~ Nicholas Stuckey
Chayz Lounge is the brainchild of Creative producer and former broadcast talent, Chaye Alexander. It began as an Internet Radio station and virtual space to enjoy the sounds of smooth R&B and jazz 24/7! It also provided an avenue for recording artists to reach a global audience. Thanks to the millions of loyal listeners, Chayz Lounge became one of the top radio stations on the web in its genre. It continues to satisfy music lovers worldwide with its consistent delivery of great music under the new name, Chayz Lounge Radio.
Chaye had more in mind for Chayz Lounge. She envisioned it being a brick & mortar space for live performances. The backroom of Nonnah's restaurant in the Vista provided the perfect setting for such a concept. In June 2017, the Chayz Lounge venue concept was brought to life. However, Chaye knew from the start that she needed more space and after two years at Nonnah's, Chayz Lounge moved to its new home at 607 Meeting Street in West Columbia's River District. The venue's intimate listening room setting and warm, elegant decor invite patrons to experience the finest local, national and international acts in the smooth jazz and soul genres.
For decades Chaye has provided avenues for musicians to be seen and heard. She continues to shine the light on talents each week via the live shows at Chayz Lounge. Click here to see the upcoming acts and/or to purchase tickets.
Chayz Lounge is an intimate venue that has welcomed some of the finest national and notable musicians. We proudly feature professional musicians in the contemporary jazz and rhythm & blues genre who are passionate about their craft. To be considered for booking, please email your EPK to Promo@ChayzLounge.com.
In your correspondence to us, be sure to include your website and social media links, as well as videos of your live performances. Do not include attachments in your email to us. Only links/URLs. Please note the following:
The genre of music you perform MUST be contemporary jazz or rhythm & blues.
No phone calls, please. If we find your music and performance style to be a fit for Chayz Lounge, we will contact you.
Each submission is reviewed and responses are sent if and/or when we have an opening to offer.
We appreciate your interest in performing at Chayz Lounge and look forward to hearing from you.