Yes, there is a jazz festival in High Point, NC! It is the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. It happens every year over Labor Day Weekend. This year, the 7th annual, two-day event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, 2017 in Oak Hollow Festival Park. It is one of the best weekend getaways to celebrate the closing holiday of the summer.

This music festival emanates relaxing ambiance because of its choice location. Views of green trees and wildflowers on one side, a sprawling lake where you can watch all types of boats speed or cruise by on the other side and grass under your feet. You can’t help but relax when you’re at Oak Hollow Festival Park in High Point, North Carolina. It is one of the best settings of most all music festivals.

Then there’s the food. VIP Seating offers a menu of southern cuisine with chopped barbecue, beef brisket, and barbecue chicken slathered with the tangy, vinegar based North Carolina style sauce; cole slaw, green beans, baked beans and a choice of desserts — banana pudding or peach cobbler. Vendors offer an additional variety of food including, fried fish and hushpuppies, smoked turkey wings, open grill cooked hamburgers, some favorites from New Orleans and Mediterranean cuisines and of course there’s drinks galore.

So you’ve got the location and the foods that make this music festival a stand out. There is also a very special positive atmosphere that permeates throughout the crowd. It’s the people factor. The people who attend are one of the best features of the Coltrane Jazz Festival. People from varied backgrounds and residences, having fun while enjoying the surroundings, dancing, sharing, talking…just hanging out.