Chayz Lounge is the live music and event venue located on Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia. It’s a hidden gem. The venue's intimate setting invites you to experience the finest talents in the jazz and rhythm & blues genre the way it was meant to be… Up close and personal. Chayz Lounge offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere for adults to spend an evening with friends or a romantic night out enjoying live performances, a light meal and signature cocktails. 


Chayz Lounge is open every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm until 11pm, and occasionally on Thursday & Sunday. Click here to see the lineup of live acts. Proper attire is required.

In addition to being designed as the best place in Columbia to experience live jazz and rhythm & blues performances, Chayz Lounge is also ideal for your next event. We will work with you to create the best event possible, from social gatherings to business functions. See the Chayz Lounge Rental section below for more information or call 803 563 8375.



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 back room of Nonnah's restaurant 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 nearly two years at Nonnah's, Chayz Lounge now has a new home at 607 Meeting Street in West Columbia. The venue's intimate listening room setting invites patrons to experience the finest talents from the jazz and rhythm & blues 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 line-up of shows and/or to purchase tickets.

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Chayz Lounge Rental

In addition to being designed as one of the best places to experience live jazz and rhythm & blues, Chayz Lounge is also ideal for private functions, such as:

  • Luncheons

  • Training Sessions

  • Corporate Meetings

  • Birthday Celebrations

  • Engagement Parties

  • Dinner & Cocktail Parties

  • Birthday Celebrations

  • Meet & Greets

  • Holiday Parties

  • Intimate Weddings

  • Receptions

Chayz Lounge is located at 607 Meeting Street in the heart of the River District in West Columbia. The venue provides a warm, relaxed and elegant atmosphere for your special event.  The rental rates (excluding holidays, Friday & Saturday nights) are  as follows:

  • Sunday - Thursday: $155/hour

  • Friday, 9am to 4pm - $155/hour

  • Saturday, 9am to 4pm - $175/hour

  • Saturday Night - Call for details.

Catering is provided in house. For more information about reserving Chayz Lounge for your next event or to schedule a tour of the space, call (803) 563-8375 or email 


If you are in need of an alternate venue for your event on a Friday & Saturday evening, we recommend Nonnah's in the Vista.


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 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.