About Jazz in the Country Music Festival
Festival organizers are proud to bring to King George, VA - for the first time - multi-talented national and international Jazz artists. We also aim to introduce our audience to many gifted jazz artists in the local DMV area. This inaugural event will surely attract Jazz lovers from the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC areas and beyond – many of whom prefer an intimate setting (less than 1,000 attendees) over impersonal large-scale concerts.
We are beginning a new tradition, setting the stage for annual music festivals to be held on the fourth Saturday every August. Be sure to mark your calendar for our future Jazz gatherings. It will be festive times with foot-stomping sounds, finger-licking fare and tummy-grabbing humor from start to finish.
Jazz In The Country (JIC) Music Festival is the brainchild of Rev. Larry Robinson, Pastor of Little Ark Baptist Church in King George. His congregation is one of 30+ member churches of the Mt. Bethel Baptist Association which owns the Mt. Bethel Retreat Center – home of the Jazz festival.
Their vision is to expand existing retreat facilities for community recreation – and moreover to institute summer camps for area youth. Pastor Robinson's resolve for this effort energizes organizers to strive towards making his vision a reality.
We are enthusiastically optimistic that various individuals and community businesses and organizations will partner with us and demonstrate their commitment to our youth and communities.
Welcome to the JIC Jazz Family!