Ocean City Jazz Festival 2024: A Celebration of Jazz and Culture


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The 14th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival is set to take place from July 5th to July 7th in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. 

This 3-day festival will be a vibrant celebration of live music from various genres, featuring both nationally renowned and rising star musicians.

Performers and Activities

The festival will feature a diverse lineup of talented jazz artists, offering an eclectic mix of music. 

This year’s lineup includes the Braxton Brothers, Fred Wesley, Kim Waters, Gerald Albright, and Nnenna Freelon.

In addition to the captivating musical performances, the event will include a Bourbon Tasting, a Historical Tour of the Community, a White Party, and a Pre-concert Party featuring radio personalities from WNCU.

There will be a Learn & Hike for the kids on July 6th. You can also look forward to enjoying a variety of food and beverages, exploring the local vendors (and food trucks!), and appreciating the works of visual artists.

Ticket Information

Early bird tickets are available for purchase, with options including Saturday Only, Sunday Only, Two-Day, and Kickoff Party access. Prices for the tickets range from $65 for the White Party only, all the way up to $295 for the full two-package plus White Party.

Recommended Hotels and Parking

For those planning to attend the festival, there are several nearby hotels around North Topsail Beach. As for parking, visitors can find ample parking facilities near the festival venue, ensuring convenient access to the event.

The hotels recommended by the event include:

You can also purchase a travel package that includes a luxury bus charter, provided by Legacy Tours, so you don’t have to drive! Travel with a WNCU radio host and have a wine tasting on the way there. 

The Ocean City Jazz Festival promises to be a delightful and culturally enriching experience for jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike. With its picturesque location and exciting lineup of activities, the festival is set to be a must-attend event.For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their official website.