Jazz in the Country

Aug 13, 2021 | Recreational, Tourism

Mt. Bethel Retreat Center
Mt. Bethel Retreat Center is a hidden gem in King George County. Located on Mathias Point with 75 acres on the Potomac River. It is owned by the Mt. Bethel Baptist Association of DC, MD and VA. There are currently more than 20 churches with membership in the association. This property was originally purchased in 1898. The site hosts family gatherings, reunions, weddings/receptions, retreats, workshops and learning institutes. With it’s location on the river, an overnight visitor might be treated to spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
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 the 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.

The festival will bring to King George multi-talented national and international Jazz artists. They aim to introduce the 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. The Inaugural Festival in 2019 set the stage for annual music festivals to be held every August.

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.

This year’s music line-up is impressive!
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some great music and contribute to the vision for Mt. Bethel Retreat. Thank you Rev. Robinson and Joan Waters for your input and enthusiasm.
See you on Saturday August 28, 2021. Ticket Purchase here