By Larry Reni Thomas
The Fifth Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, and Saturday, July 5. 2014. from 5 pm until 8 pm, both days. Scheduled performers on Friday, are Lin Rountree with special guest Nicholas Cole, The Ira Wiggins Quartet, and vocalist Yolanda Rubin. Saturday's scheduled line up is The John Brown Quartet, vocalist Lois Deloatch with The Scott Sawyer Trio and pianist Cyrus Chestnut.Doors open at 4 pm. The event will be held in the courtyard of the Ocean City Beach Community Center, 2649 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 (behind the Wade Chestnut Memorial Chapel).
Ocean City Beach, North Carolina is an historic beach located a stone's throw from the Atlantic Ocean that was founded and developed by African-Americans in the 1940s, and is one the oldest beaches on the North Carolina coast. No picnics or coolers, please. Food, beverages and merchandise will be available for purchase on the premises. Bring lawn chairs. Proceeds to benefit The Ocean City Beach Citizens Council.
The 5th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival is supported, in part, by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of Department of Cultural Resources.