The weather is cool and the music is cooler this weekend at the 34th Annual Jazz Holiday in Clearwater’s Coachman Park beginning on Thursday, October 17 and continuing through Sunday, October 20. Originally slated as a 10-day event held on the back of a flat-bed truck and around town, this four-day weekend festival packs in big name performers, fabulous local food and a plethora of smooth jazz, rhythm and blues, jazz fusion, funk and more to groove to.
Headlining acts this year include Chicago, Paul Brown, Larry Carlton, Tower of Power, and Brandi Carlile. Take the opportunity to enjoy these world famous performers, while also discovering some new favorites throughout the festival. You can view the full Jazz Holiday lineup here or visit their Facebook page for the full schedule of performances, concert times and other festival details.
General, reserved and VIP ticketing options are available. Daily, 4-day, and weekend tickets can be purchased in advance or at the festival. It’s best to purchase tickets in advance, as event-day ticket purchases are more expensive. Advance General/Lawn Seating admission is only $10, which then increases to $20 the day of the festival. The good news is that the admission fees and profits from the festival help to support arts education in the local schools and in the community at large.
Make the most of your Gulf Coast vacation by staying locally on the quiet, pristine barrier island beaches of Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores. Enjoy the close and convenient access to all of the local events in Clearwater, Tampa, and beyond, while reaping the benefits of less crowds, gorgeous gulf scenery and the peaceful ambiance you desire. It’s never too early to start planning for you next beach vacation!
We hope you get to enjoy the brilliant sunsets, warm breezes, salty air, and all that jazz this weekend on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Let us know if you’ll be here; we’d love to hear from you.
Stay tuned for information on next week’s local seafood festivals and events. You won’t want to miss it. See you then!