The Duck Jazz Festival opens with live music on the Green from the Mint Julep Jazz Band who bring their vintage sound to us from Durham North Carolina. Enjoy this Concert on the Green with a twist which will include a mix of music, art and dance. We’ll have five local artists set-up to paint and create on the Green during the concert. In between sets you are invited to participate in a free East Coast Swing lesson led by Mint Julep Jazz Band’s own Laura Windley and Keenan McKenzie. This short lesson will introduce a few basics so you’ll be ready to dance the night away and swing through a full day of jazz on the Duck Town Green on Sunday! Saturday’s special celebration of music, art and dance opens the Duck Jazz Festival and is a great opportunity to help us say Happy 50th Anniversary to the North Carolina Arts Council, who’s championed North Carolina arts for 50 years. Learn more here.
Statewide Arts Celebration Events
In all corners of our state, North Carolinians engage in a wide variety of arts experiences – from performances in big concert halls to artist residencies in schools. During our anniversary season, we are shining a spotlight on these creative moments. Events and programs in all 100 counties have been dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th. This is our Statewide Arts Celebration.