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

2014 Ocean City Jazz Festival -  July 4 and 5, 2014 - 5PM   

The 2014 Ocean City Jazz Festival Artist line-up: Ira Wiggins Quartet, Yolanda Rabun,
Lin Rountree with special guest Nicholas Cole
, Lois Deloatch-Gomes and the Scott Sawyer Trio, John Brown Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut

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 5th year with a tried and true formula of the top names in jazz and the vacation destination of  North Topsail Beach !   

The 2014 Ocean City Jazz Festival is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources

The 2014 Ocean City Jazz Festival supports the NCJF


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.


Need  a hotel room, stay at the Topsail Shores Inn 910-685-0969
Or rent a vacation home at Island Real Estate
910-328-2323 , Lewis Realty  910-328-5211,  Bryson and Associates  910- 328-2468 , Landmark Realty  910-328-2276‎, Ward Realty  910 328-3221 or Century 21 

910 328-2511

The stage and seating will be under a 60x90 tent.

Food and Beverage

Our food  truck oasis will feature a eclectic mix of delicious food, and beverages 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
Baton Rogue Cuisine
Saturday the food vendor is Catch , Wilmington NC (Bravo TV's Top Chef Contestant, Chef Keith Rhodes)
Desserts provided by Corner Sweet Shop, Surf City NC

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 2014 OCJF Poster will be on sale at the merchandise tent.  Contest winner Diane Vincent will be at the festival selling her art work too!


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

Map Location of Jazz Festival
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