Wine, jazz festival coming to Snowshoe

Snowshoe Mountain,, the No. 1 year-round resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, recently announced the full event schedule for the 2013 Wine and Jazz Festival, to be Aug. 16-17. The weekend will include live jazz entertainment, wine seminars, tasting events and fine dining cuisine.

The event will take place in the heart of Snowshoe, and Snowshoe Mountain Village will be transformed into a New Orleans-themed backdrop. The event will offer the best in regional dining and wine options, coupled with some of the region’s best live jazz and a fireworks display on Skidder Slope.

Ticket purchases for the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, Aug. 17, are $30. Additionally, the resort will also offer two wine seminars for white and red wine for $20 each. The live jazz concerts are free to the public.

Tickets are only available for those 21 and older.

The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 with a champagne and dessert reception.