High Country Jazz Festival

559 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607

(828) 865-3000

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The second annual High Country Jazz Festival takes place June 9 - 11, 2023 in various beautiful venues in both Boone and Blowing Rock. Hear from some phenomenal jazz musicians at the historic Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, plus catch shows at outdoor venues, late-night jams, jazz brunches, and more. 

Pre-festival activities kick off on June 8th, with a Jazz Dinner at Casa Rustica (reservations recommended), and a screening of “La La Land” at the Appalachian Theatre.

On June 9th, catch the Count Basie Orchestra at the Appalachian Theatre in Boone. Earlier that day, Todd Wright will trace the roots of “The Jazz Swing Feel” at BRAHM, and the Will Boyd Quintet will perform a free concert on the Jones House Lawn.

The next evening, June 10th, the Emmet Cohen Trio will perform at the Appalachian Theatre. Don't miss the Marquee Jazz performance earlier in the day. Jazz musicians are invited to the late-night jam at the Beacon Butcher Bar.

On Sunday night, June 11th, the Reggie Buie Group will be under the tent at Chetola Resort. Start the last day of the festival with Brunch at the Green Park Inn, and check out Shane Chalke at Chetola Resort.

Premier Jazz Festival Packages, which include tickets to all three headlining events, can be purchased at this link.