The West Virginia Jazz Society has a mission that embraces more than the jazz music genre. WVJS likes to think of itself more as a “lifestyle organization” interested in expanding the market for live jazz performance.
That means we look for events and activities and perspectives that support our vision of what a jazz lifestyle is. There’s a good one coming up on Saturday, June 23, at Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp, just outside Weston.
It’s the Lewis County First Annual Kite Festival, and it will run from 11 am to 5 pm, and on the expansive grounds at Jackson’s Mill, there should be plenty of room and wind to do some real fancy kiting.
Why is this a jazz lifestyle event?
It’s different, it’s independently produced, and it shows a degree of improvisation and creativity in its execution. It also has the potential to grow beyond its local roots to a point where it could attract visitors from outside the immediate area. Plus nice, outdoor, family style events add to the appeal of the community for people who might consider moving here.
The mere fact that we are discussing the event on our website supports that potential.
So, grab a kite and head out to the Mill on June 23. No experience needed.
Here’s a link to the event.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wIelSUXEHt-6Jv_CPQl_7Ro0Q2VQh0TS/view