Ocean City Jazz Festival  
                                   2649 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC

2017 Ocean City Jazz Festival
 July 1 and 2, 2017 - 5PM





About Us
The Ocean City Jazz Festival is Topsail Island's only Jazz showcase event.  It is an annual musical showcase, which celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats.  The Festival is produced by the Ocean City  Beach Citizens Council annually during the July 4th weekend.


Mission
It is the mission of the Ocean City Jazz Festival to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of  traditional music and celebrate the rich history of the Ocean City community.


Vision
The Ocean City Jazz Festival provides Topsail Island with an opportunity:
To unify a diverse population
To celebrate Ocean City's heritage
To promote tourism


History of the Festival
In 2009, The Ocean City Beach Council conceived the idea of a summertime family celebration to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Ocean City community.  The idea was presented to the community and received overwhelming positive response. Ocean City was established in 1949, as the first NC coastal community in which Blacks could purchase land, 15 years before the Civil Rights Act.  The first Festival was held on September 6, 2009 and has been held every year since.


Environmental Policy Statement

The Ocean City Jazz Festival is committed to reducing its impact on the environment.

 We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate

 additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment. 

Our commitment to the environment extends to our attendees, our staff, and the

 community in which we operate. We are committed to: 

              • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations; 

              • Prevent pollution whenever possible; 

              • Train all of our staff on our environmental program and empower them to

                 contribute and participate; 

              • Communicate our environmental commitment and efforts to our attendees,

                staff, and our community; and 

              • Continually improve over time by striving to measure our environmental

                impacts and by setting goals to reduce these impacts each year.