Johnson City Jazz Festival adds an extra free night | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Organizers just made the Johnson City Jazz Festival much more affordable after announcing an extra free night at their annual March 10-12 event at the Carnegie Hotel.

According to a statement, after popular demand from local musicians and members of the public, lead jazz festival organizer Bill Perkins has decided to add an extra night to the festival’s original 2-day plan.

Perkins, having hosted three previous events, has outfitted the show with many East Tennessee area jazz bands including the Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra, ETSU Jazz Band, Peterson/Perkins Band and JC Jazz Collective.

While the Thursday, March 10 festival is free, attendees will pay $20 each for the following Friday and Saturday shows (March 11-12), or pay $30 overhead for coverage on both days.

Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Event Information

  • Thursday March 10. (FREE) From 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday March 11. ($20 OR $30) From 8 p.m.
  • Saturday March 12. ($20 OR $30) From 8 p.m.

For more details on the event, visit or contact Steve Scheu at 423-854-8860.

Willie J. Johnson