The 14th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns to Panama City Beach April 19th-22nd at the Pier Park Amphitheater ( Aaron Beasant Park ) for another star-packed weekend of stellar performances. The event has attracted attendees from 48 of the 50 U.S. states and over six countries and was named "Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA " by JazzIZ Magazine and a "Top 100 Event in North America " by the North American Tour Bus Association.
Artist to perform include Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Fourplay, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Nick Colionne, Mindi Abair, Four 80 East, Maysa, Jeff Golub, Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, David Pack, Eric Darius Alexander Zonjic, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene', Shilts, Urban Jazz Coalition, Karen Briggs, Matt Marshak, Gail Jhonson, Mariea Antoinette, Vincent Ingala, Chris Geith, and Street Corner Renaissance.
To add excitement and an element of comedy to this year's show, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival Host for 2012 will be comedian Alonzo Bodden -- known for his specials on SHOWTIME and his appearance on NBC-TV's Last Comic Standing. Alonzo Bodden has recently hosted the Smooth Jazz Cruise to rave reviews as well.
Tickets are $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Now thru Monday, April 16th, tickets are available for purchase online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com or by phone at 800-595-4849. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be available for pickup at the Will Call tent at the front of the festival venue.
Local ticket outlets in Northwest Florida include:
Panama City Beach: Coastal Market at Pier Park (near Target)
(Cash and Credit Cards)
Panama City: Knology on West 15th Street
Playground Music Center on Harrison Ave. Downtown
Destin: Kitchenique at City Market on Highway 98 (Cash Only)
Ft. Walton Beach: Playground Music Center at Uptown Station
Any remaining tickets will be available at the festival gates for purchase. The box office opens one hour before gates open each day.
Special hotel accommodation packages are also available through the festival's supportive hotel sponsors. Presenting Sponsor and featured festival accommodations partner ResortQuest is offering free shuttle service from select ResortQuest properties for the best jazz festival experience ever. Call 855-227-8221 for reservations or see the entire listing of hotels and special offers at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.
A toll-free information hotline is available for festival details at 800-653-7519. Complete lineup, tickets, and schedule information is online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com with weekly updates on Facebook keywords "seabreeze jazz festival".
General Admission seating is lawn seating so attendees need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket as event is festival seating. No alcohol allowing inside or glass containers. A cash bar will be available inside the venue. Only small personal insulated totes no taller than 12 inches high allowed inside.
See website for additional restrictions.
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival presented by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is also sponsored by The Smooth Jazz Cruise, The Panama City Beach Visitor's and Convention Bureau, Pier Park, Quality BMW, BookIt.com, Knology, Viamedia, Fly VPS, Smooth Jazz.com, Smooth Lounge.com, Sterling Resorts, Lake Town Wharf, Oaseas Resorts, The Panama City News Herald, The Northwest Florida Daily News, PCB Daily.com, SoWal.com, Epiphone Guitars, Creative Gems of Panama City and WSBZ Radio The Seabreeze 106.3FM.
Another Seabreeze Radio Smooth Jazz Concert Event.