Smoky Mountain News

May 1, 2024

The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) will present the Haywood County Jazz Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Tuscola High School in Waynesville. 

Sponsored by the HCAC, this event will be an evening of musical celebration, showcasing the remarkable talents of area middle and high school jazz groups.

This year’s festival will also feature two exceptional headlining acts: the renowned 208th Army Jazz Messengers (7:15 p.m.) and the Blue Ridge Big Band (8 p.m.).

The Haywood County Jazz Festival is a celebration of both local talent and military excellence, offering an opportunity to honor and appreciate the dedication and skill of our nation’s service members. The event serves as a platform to unite the community in a shared appreciation for jazz music and the arts.

The event is free and open to the public.