Duck Jazz Festival Brings a Weekend of Music and Fun to the Town

Businesses throughout Duck are joining in to help celebrate the 4th Annual Duck Jazz Festival by hosting a variety of events designed to enhance and complement the main event scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 2010 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Duck Town Park.

The following are the events that are currently scheduled throughout Duck:

Friday, October 8, 2010

•”Sip and Sample”Tommy’s Gourmet Market, 1242 Duck Road. From 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., patrons can sample wines and microbrews, as well as various appetizers. This tasting is free.

•”Jazzy Sunset”The Blue Point, 1240 Duck Road in the Waterfront Shops. Joe Mapp & the Coordinates, 2009 Duck Jazz Festival performers and Outer Banks jazz musicians, will be performing in the outside yard overlooking the Currituck Sound from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Duck Jazz Festival Co-Host Gerald Veasley will make a guest appearance. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available to purchase at the outside bar. Reservations are required for patrons dining in.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

•”Oyster Roast & Beer Tasting” – Roadside Bar and Grill, 1193 Duck Road. The event, which will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., will be in the restaurant’s back parking lot. The popular New Orleans style dance/rock band The Rajun Cajuns will be performing, with a special guest appearance by 2010 Duck Jazz Festival Co-Host Gerald Veasley. The music is free, although there will be a cost for the tasting. Parking will be available at the Duck Town Park’s northern parking lot only (by the playground) until 8:00 p.m.

•”Wine & Tapas”Coastal Cantina, 1240 Duck Road in the Waterfront Shops. Enjoy jazz, wine, and a beautiful Currituck Sound sunset. Connected, Elizabeth City-based jazz band and Duck Jazz Festival veterans, will be performing on the deck from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The music is free, although there will a cost for the tasting. The tasting is $20 and includes a sampling of eight wines and 10 appetizers. A full menu will also be available.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

•”Art Show with Chili & Chowder”Scarborough Faire Shopping Village, 1177 Duck Road. An art show featuring local artist Brad Price will be held in the courtyard in front of Elizabeth’s Cafe from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Chili and clam chowder are complimentary; beverages will be available to purchase.

The 4th Annual Duck Jazz Festival will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road. The Festival starts at 11:00 a.m., with gates opening at approximately 10:00 a.m., and is free to the public.

Concessions will be provided by Duck United Methodist Church. Picnics, beverages, chairs, and blankets are encouraged; chairs will also be available for rent on site from Ocean Atlantic Rentals and picnic/beach blankets will be available for purchase.

The Festival will be co-hosted by Philadelphia-based jazz musician Gerald Veasley, who also served as 2008’s Headliner.

This year’s Festival is set to be headlined by Joyce Cooling, a San Francisco-based jazz guitarist and vocalist. Other performers are Adrian Crutchfield, from Charlotte, North Carolina; Big Rick and the Bombers, from Wake Forest, North Carolina; and The Roy Muth Big Band with Laura Martier, from Norfolk, Virginia.

The 2010 Duck Jazz Festival is scheduled as follows:

• 11:00 a.m.- The Roy Muth Big Band featuring Laura Martier
• 12:30 p.m. – Big Rick and the Bombers
• 2:00 p.m. – Adrian Crutchfield
• 3:45 p.m. – Joyce Cooling

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Sponsors for the event are:

The Baritone Sponsors for the Jazz Festival are Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales and Twiddy & Company Realtors.

The Tenor Sponsors are Carolina Designs Realty, Inc., The Sanderling Resort & Spa, Scarborough Faire Shopping Village; and Sun Realty.

The Alto Sponsors are Atlantic Realty; Beach Realty & Construction/Kitty Hawk Rentals; The Cottage Shop and Kellogg Supply Company; Dominion North Carolina Power; Duck Community and Business Alliance; Jazziz Magazine; Ocean Atlantic Rentals; RBC Centura Bank; Seaside Vacations and Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty; Stan White Realty & Construction; and The Waterfront Shops.

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