Wine, dine & unwind at Chayz Lounge while enjoying 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 Friday and Saturday night from 7pm until 11pm, and occasionally on Thursday & Sunday. Click here to see the lineup of live acts.

NOTE: The health and safety of patrons, staff, musicians, and our community is our highest priority. In keeping with the national shutdown of non-essential businesses and in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Chayz Lounge is temporarily closedWe are continuing to monitor developments and will take our cues from leading health authorities on when it's safe to reopen. Please take a moment to review the Health And Safety measures we have taken and will continue to take post coronavirus crisis.

Chayz Lounge is among the millions of small businesses across America facing the financial battle for survival amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how you can help to ensure we can reopen our doors at the end of this crisis.



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

Dear Chaye, 

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*

alas, it is Thursday and I am "Stuck" with hearing Miles Davis and others over the P.A. while imbibing brew. 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

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

What an AWESOME experience. This was the best way to start my birthday week off! Im ready to go back. Jeanette Harris, J Michael Peeples and the band was phenomenal! The venue is beautiful, the food and staff excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better relaxed atmosphere.

~ Demetra Riley

Great place to hang out after a long week at work - great music!

~ Thomas Gardner

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 at the door. We're from Augusta, Ga and we will definitely be back.

~ Treda Maria Oates

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).

Pure Excellence!

~ Chamelle Taylor

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

Amazing place to have fun and listen to music. Chay is an amazing women who owns an outstanding lounge that brings in some of the best true musicians from all around. There are very few better ways to spend your night. I had an amazing time and know you will too.

~ Daniel Alas

The Background


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.

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Artist Booking


Chayz Lounge is an intimate 80-seat venue that has welcomed some of the finest national and notable jazz and rhythm & blues talents.


We are always interested in featuring professional musicians in the jazz or rhythm & blues genre who are passionate about their craft. To be considered for booking at Chayz Lounge, please send your EPK to Be sure to include links to your website, Social Media platforms and video of live performances. No phone calls, please. If we find your music and performance style to be a fit for Chayz Lounge, we will contact you.


Do not include attachments in your email to us, only links. 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.