High Hill Farm in Arp held its third Jazz Festival last weekend and the venue is planning on bringing the popular event back in future years.

“It’s our third in four years,” said Sharon Romano, who owns the event venue with husband Jason. The Jazz Festival kicked off in 2016, one year after High Hill Farm’s opening, and was held again in 2018 and 2019, taking a break in 2017 while constructions was underway at the property.

“I think it was great. We were super happy with the number of people who attended and the bands and everything,” Romano said.

The event featured four bands, including headliner The Magills & Co. Each group offered up tunes for the crowds sitting in the shade, relaxing in the venue’s pool or having a meal.

“I think we had about 200 (guests),” Romano said. At 2 p.m. Saturday, the event was buzzing as guests found their seats or browsed through items offered by vendors or picked up a cool drink from Pelle Legna Vineyards or True Vine Brewing Co., both of Tyler.

Dace Lucia Kidd, a Tyler-based artist originally from Latvia, displayed art at the event as well.

In addition to providing jazz tunes, food and drinks, some of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Kidd’s Kids, a Texas charitable foundation created in 1991 by radio host Kidd Kraddick, which offers financial support and assistance to children living with life-altering diseases.

Romano said the amount of money to be given to the charity is still being calculated, as credit card charges for admission are still being processed.

Asked if there are plans to bring the festival back next year to the scenic getaway off a county road in Arp, Romano had a one-word reply.



(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.