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 7th year with a tried and true formula of the top names in jazz and the vacation destination of North Topsail Beach !
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 are offering discounts, just mention the Ocean City Jazz Festival! Home 2, Jacksonville for $114 USD per night - SOLD OUT Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville for 109.00 USD per night - SOLD OUT
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 Funky Fresh Food Truck
Desserts provided by Cakes by Alice
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.
The 2016 OCJF poster will be on sale on-line and at the merchandise tent.
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 2016 Ocean City Jazz Festival is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources
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