LAWRENCEVILLE – Brunswick County’s first ever Jazz Festival, hosted by the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors, was a big success. The Jazz on the Square 2019 Festival, which was held on Saturday, June 15, welcomed an estimated crowd of between 650 and 700 people to Courthouse Square on Main Street. The weather was great; people brought chairs and lined the sidewalks and the square. Many of those in attendance danced in the street as the various groups performed.
Food vendors, which were stationed at both ends of Main Street, were busy feeding people waiting in line. The Lawrenceville Rotary Club sold tickets for the beer garden with the beer being provided by Pecht Distributors. The Three Sisters of Shiney Rock Vineyard and Winery were also serving wine in the beer garden area.
Many in the crowd said that they hadn’t seen this many people in Lawrenceville in years. Others praised the board of supervisors and county administration for planning an event of this type and hope that it will continue. Several hoped that there will be other similar events with different types of music.
All of the groups that performed had members who are connected to Brunswick County. Barbara Jarrett Harris, Chair of the Board of Supervisors said she, her colleagues, county staff and other volunteers had worked hard planning the event and were so happy with the large number of citizens who attended the event.
“Enhancing recreation and cultural activities is one of the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors’ main goals as outlined in the county’s vision document,” said Harris. “We have been moving aggressively in this direction to embrace our Economic Development Plan, attract more visitors as well as provide more recreational opportunities for our citizens. The Jazz Festival was a huge success and is just one of the more great opportunities coming our way.”
To read the entire article pick up the June 26, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette