Sipping wine, eating good food, and listening to live jazz music on a blanket in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains sounds like a relaxing and memorable experience, eh? Plan a weekend getaway to North Georgia this summer for the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine and Jazz Festival — an annual event with local wines plus vino from around the world, Appalachian foods, fine art, souvenirs, and jazzy beats! With an outdoor setting at INOLA in Blue Ridge, GA, this mountain festival invites YOU to unwind and treat yourself to an evening of great music entertainment in Fannin County.
Local vineyards and wineries from the Blue Ridge area participate in the Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival every year. Plus, there will be a wide selection of wines to try from around the globe. Just don’t forget to bring your photo ID! Only those 21+ years of age may sample, drink, and purchase alcohol.
Food booths offer great pairings of delicious cuisine to go with your wine choices, and you can purchase a few bottles to take back to your log cabin rental or home as gifts. Wine glasses and other festival souvenirs are also available.
Note: Although coolers plus outside food and drink are not allowed, you may bring water bottles to stay hydrated. Or you can purchase bottled water at $2 a pop.
Of course, your entertainment at the Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival has to be live music! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to spread out and enjoy the festivities. Or you can reserve VIP seating under the pavilion that features a catered dinner, 2 bottles of wine to take home, and commemorative wine glasses for each guest. Rain or shine, the show will go on! Between shows, you can check out fine art and souvenir booths.
Note: Proceeds from the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine and Jazz Festival help support local jazz music education.
- Fred Johnson
- Rhythm Jets
- Roman Street
- Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk
Dates & Schedule
June 25-26, 2022 (Sat-Sun)
Festival gates open at 1:00 p.m. each day.
Jazz plays from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission & Parking
Admission is $50 per person; children 12 years of age and under are FREE. Anyone 18 and under must be supervised by an accompanying adult.
FREE parking is available at Mercier Orchards. Mountain Transportation shuttles to and from the event throughout the day.
Note: While pets are not allowed at the festival, they can hang out at your pet-friendly cabin rental until you return.
Location & Contact
INOLA Blue Ridge
9265 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Where to Stay
When visiting the North Georgia mountains, Georgia Cabins for YOU is your go-to place to stay. With convenient locations near downtown Blue Ridge — including the venue for the Blue Ridge Mountains Wine and Jazz Festival — you’ll be able to enjoy the event, outdoor activities, dining, and shopping within minutes from your cozy cabin rental.
After enjoying great wines at the summer festival, return to soak tired muscles in the steamy hot tub, shoot pool in the game room, whip up a nightcap at the wet bar, or watch a movie on a big screen TV. Our vacation rentals also feature full kitchens, grills, complimentary Wi-Fi, and king suites so you feel right at home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Book your North Georgia vacation for summer and unwind with a glass of wine at the jazz festival in Blue Ridge.