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 20+ 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 proud to bring to King George, VA multi-talented national and international Jazz artists. We also aim to introduce our audience to many gifted jazz artists in the local Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC areas. As well, attendees are invited to explore King George County's recreational opportunities and visit year-round.
We began a new tradition at our Inaugural Festival in 2019 and set the stage for annual music festivals to be held every August. Be sure to mark your calendar for our future Jazz gatherings. It will be festive times with foot-stomping sounds and finger-licking fare.
By the way, 2019 attendees, sponsors, vendors and performers all fell in love with Mt. Bethel. Everyone enjoyed stunning river views, delicious seafood, outstanding jazz and down-home hospitality.