The Friends of John Coltrane was organized in 2009 to create a John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival for Guilford County and the City of High Point. The organization's mission is to preserve and celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane and to enrich the lives of others through the introduction of jazz and other musical genres. John Coltrane remains one of High Point's most influential and famous citizens. This international jazz and blues festival helps educate the community about the significant role that the African-American community in High Point played in nurturing Coltrane's interest in music. A portion of the proceeds will be used to enhance the Coltrane legacy and nurture interest in jazz for the community, particularly the youth.
Event Location: Oak Hollow Festival Park 1841 Eastchester Dr. High Point, NC 27265 Event Dates: 9/1/2018 to 9/2/2018 Event Times: Gates open at 3:00 PM Performances are from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM Ticket Types: Single Day and Multi-Day General Admission, VIP, Military, Student