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 the 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!
The Ocean City Community founded in 1949, was the only place African Americans could purchase coastal property in North Carolina, 15 years before the Civil Right Act.
In 2009, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, a Fayetteville, NC jazz saxophonist and his accompanists were invited to provide entertainment on the porch of the Community Center.
It was enjoyed by all in attendance, bringing in surrounding visitors to Topsail Island, NC and thus, the annual Ocean City Jazz Festival was launched as a vehicle to promote the history of the Ocean City Community.
Ocean City has been designated as a historical site on the Jacksonville-Onslow County African American Trail and provides a wonderful 2-day venue for jazz lovers of all ages.
The John Brown Quartet
9th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival Coming July 7th and 8th, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
- The Skip Walker Band featuring Kia Walker
- Derrick Gardner with the John Brown Quintet
- Karen Briggs
Skip Walker Band featuring Kia Walker
Derrick Gardner with the John Brown Quintet
Sunday, July 8, 2018
- Julian Vaughn
- Warren Wolfe with the John Brown Quintet
- Althea Rene and Elan Trotman
Warren Wolfe with the John Brown Quintet
The John Brown Quintet