Music lovers will want to check out the Duck Jazz Festival which is happening on October 7-8 in the Outer Banks. The 11th annual festival is a great showcase of some of the best bands in a scenic location, making it a perfect Columbus Day Weekend celebration for the whole family. This October, be sure to experience the Duck Jazz Festival, one of the best festivals in North Carolina!

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Get Ready for the Duck Jazz Festival

The 11th Annual Duck Jazz Festival is a free event that does not require tickets and is a day-long festival celebrating jazz music. The festival will have local, regional and national acts that are sure to please both the jazz aficionado and the novice. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with music beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The goal of the Duck Jazz Festival is geared towards having a great opportunity for Outer Banks locals and visitors to enjoy great music and support local businesses in the area. During the festival, businesses in Duck, NC, will also be offering correlating events around that time. Make sure to plan accordingly, the festival will be held rain or shine.

Those looking to attend the festival are encouraged to bring food, chairs, coolers, blankets, and pets! Make sure to bring things so you can enjoy the festival in comfort and in the space of the outdoors.

This Fall, make sure you experience the Duck Jazz Festival in the amazing Outer Banks. This will be a great music festival for the whole family. Even if you have always listened to jazz or haven’t ever listened to it, this will be a fun event you cannot miss!

Duck Jazz Festival Schedule

October 7

Mint Julep Jazz Band and Swing Lesson | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come enjoy the opening of the Duck Jazz Festival with the Mint Julep Jazz Band! Plus, you’ll get a free swing dance lesson from the band! Don’t miss the kickoff!

Live Jam at The Blue Point

For a true Jazz experience, nothing quite does the trick like improvisation. That’s just what you’ll find during the Live Jam at The Blue Point!

October 8

Main Stage

Robert Jospé Express Trio | 11:00 a.m.

The Rad Trads | 1:00 p.m.

Marquis Hill Blacktet | 3:00 p.m.

Davina & The Vagabonds | 5:15 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Second Marine Aircraft Wing Jazz Ensemble | 12:00 p.m.

“The Journey of the Clave from Africa to the Americas” by Robert Jospé Express Trio | 2:00 p.m.

First Flight High School Jazz Band | 4:30 p.m.

Plan Your Jazz Festival Trip Today

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