Four days of swinging jazz surrounded by warm breezes and wafts of sea-salty air . . . what better way to enjoy the most American of music styles than outdoors in sunny Clearwater, Florida? At the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, you’ll not only be treated to a warm atmosphere (not just weather-wise, but people-wise), you’ll also take in the sounds of top musical performers. Past featured artists include the jazzy-bluesy Gladys Knight, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Buddy Guy; plus popular singers and instrumentalists like Sheryl Crow and Bela Fleck.
The 2016 event runs from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16, and the line up is taking shape! Thursday, kick off this four day jazz fest with the legendary Commodores and Kool & The Gang starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, swing to the sounds of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. Saturday's headliner is Daryl Hall, of Hall & Oates fame. Sunday's headliner is Grace Potter, with REH/DJH Youth Jazz Band, Lone Bellow and Houndmouth also slated.
Find all the details about each day below!