The Mountaineer

May 1, 2024

Calling all jazz music fans: enjoy the highly anticipated Haywood County Jazz Festival, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Tuscola High School.

Presented by the Haywood County Arts Council, the Haywood County Jazz Festival serves as a platform to unite the community in a shared appreciation for jazz music and the arts — and it’s free.

This year’s festival features two great headlining acts: the renowned 208th Army Jazz Messengers at 7:15 p.m. and the Blue Ridge Big Band at 8 p.m. The Army Jazz Messengers offer an opportunity to honor and appreciate the dedication and skill of the nation’s service members.

The fest also showcases the remarkable talents of our middle and high school jazz groups

• 3 p.m. Waynesville Middle School

• 3:30 p.m. Asheville Middle School

• 4 p.m. Swain High School

• 4:30 p.m. North Buncombe High School

• 5 p.m. Asheville High School

• 5:30 p.m. All-Star Combo

• 6:45 p.m. Tuscola High School