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

2015 Ocean City Jazz Festival -  July 3 and 4, 2015 - 5PM  

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The lineup for the 2015 Ocean City Jazz Festival is Willie Bradley,
Lenora Helm,  
John Brown Quintet with Cyrus Chestnut, Reggie Codrington,  John Brown with Mark Whitfield and
Marcus Anderson.




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 contemporary jazz festival in the North Carolina! The Ocean City Jazz Festival celebrates its 6th year with a tried and true formula of the top names in jazz and the vacation destination of  North Topsail Beach !   

The 2015 Ocean City Jazz Festival is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources

Feb 4-6, 2016


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.

Travel Package For Fayetteville 
Travel packages available  from  Fayetteville (click here)


Need  a hotel room, stay at the Topsail Shores Inn 910-685-0969.  The Holiday Express in Jacksonville  (2115 Hwy 17 N) is offering a special discount rate if you mention the Ocean City  Jazz Festival 910-347-1900 (King - $82 plus tax, Double - $79 plus tax).
Or rent a vacation home at Island Real Estate
910-328-2323 , Lewis Realty  910-328-5211, Landmark Realty  910-328-2276‎ 

The stage and seating will be under a 60 x 90 tent.

Food and Beverage

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.
Friday the food vendor is  Forkful  of Jacksonville, NC 

Saturday the food vendor is  - Ta Ta Jo's of Jacksonville, NC (for menu click here)
Desserts provided by Sugar Island Bakery, Surf City NC on Friday and Saturday

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 6 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 2015 OCJF Poster will be on sale at the merchandise tent.  Contest winner Sherry Thurston will be at the festival selling her art work too!


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

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