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




9th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival Coming July 7-8, 2018
                           SAVE THE DATE

Wow! What a festival!
The Ocean City Jazz Festival wholeheartedly thanks everyone who played a role in making the 8th annual festival a huge success.
The 2-day event was an amazing musical journey that started with the the Lynn Grissett Quartet, John Dillard and Wycliffe Gordan with the John Brown Quartet in  opening night concert, and ended with Lao Tizer Trio with special guest Karen Briggs, Willie Murrillo with the John Brown Quartet and arousing finale featuring Jackiem Joyner and Gerald Veasley.

We thank each and every one of those artists.
We thank our loyal fans who show up each year from all over the United States. We thank our sponsors, who provide the financial fuel that powers the fest and keeps it moving forward.

We thank our amazing team of volunteers, who, once again, had that “whatever-it-takes” attitude as they took care of the artists and fans.

We thank our community partners.

We thank our community as a whole for its warm and welcoming embrace of festival artists and fans year after year.

Hope to see you next year for the 9th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival!  Here are some highlights of this years festival


                     
               
         


        
 
                  






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Past OCJF Artists


WHAT  IS THE OCEAN CITY  JAZZ FESTIVAL? 

What do you get when you combine the best in  jazz together with devoted fans, a beautiful white sand beach, and good old "Crystal Coast Charm"? You get the most exciting, most talked about  jazz festival in North Carolina! The Ocean City Jazz Festival celebrates its 8th year with a tried and true formula of the top names in jazz and the vacation destination of  North Topsail Beach !   

FESTIVAL INFORMATION 

Traffic and Directions
Due to the holiday traffic; we suggest that you utilize the high-rise bridge
Directions From Wilmington

Take 17 North . turn right onto NC-172  North, then at traffic light turn right onto
NC-210 West, travel on Island Drive to 2649 Island Drive.

No Weapons Allowed on Premises
Shuttle From Wilmington 
A shuttle is available from Wilmington for  a nominal fee ($20 for one day or $35 for two days)  Shuttle tickets can be purchased with concert tickets.  Bus will leave from Walmart parking lot promptly at 3 pm  5226 Sigmon Road (Market Street Walmart location), Wilmington,  NC 28403. Bus will load at 2:30.  Hurry only 55 seats per day are available.



Accommodations

The following hotels will be home of the 8th Ocean City Jazz Festival @ North Topsail Beach on July 1-2, 2017. Special rates for festival attendees will be available. So make your reservations NOW!!  Just mention the Ocean City Jazz Festival!

Home 2, Jacksonville 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville 


Hilton Garden Inn, Jacksonville


Topsail Shores Inn, Sneads Ferry 

Or 
rent a vacation home at Island Real Estate 910-328-2323 , Lewis Realty  910-328-5211, Landmark Realty  910-328-2276‎ 

Venue
The stage and seating will be under a 60 x 100 tent.

Food and Beverages
The food  trucks will feature a eclectic mix of delicious food  for purchase.  No picnic baskets or coolers allowed.  
Beer and wine tickets/tokens will be for sale and beverages sold with ticket/token only.  Remember, 21 to drink in North Carolina.

Food will be provided by
Desserts provided by  


Parking

Parking  will be available at the North Topsail Beach Public Works department (3315 Gray Street) and at all beach access parking areas.

Children and Pets
Animals and pets are not permitted in the event facility or neighboring outdoor event groups except in conjunction  with aids to the disabled.
Children under 11 are admitted free with paying adult.


Leave No Trace 
More like create no trace.  All that should be left behind are the echoes of your sweet sweet memories. Reduce waste, and help and encourage others to do the same-please
 place all litter in designated receptacles.


Ocean City Silent Auction
The OC Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Jazz Festival, visit the Auction Tables to bid on auction items.  

Festival Tee-Shirts and Merchandise
Festival merchandise will be on sale at the merchandise tent.  Merchandise will sell out early and will not be available on line after the festival. 

Festival Poster
The 2017 OCJF poster will be on sale on-line and at the merchandise tent.  


Wristbands

You will be given a colored wristbands on site and can come and go freely after admission. Please do not take off your wristband as you will be asked to leave the venue.




The 2017 Ocean City Jazz Festival is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources
  and Onlsow County Tourism

           
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