Head to Florida’s 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival

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Seabreeze Jazz Festival &#169 Amberley Carter

Seabreeze Jazz Festival @Amberley Carter

Florida Travel Guide to the Seabreeze Jazz Festival

25,000 or so jazz lovers from all over the United States – not to mention roughly six other countries – are packing up and getting ready to head to the Panama City Beach area this week for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying the smooth sounds of jazz blowing gently on the coastal breeze and that’s surely one reason so many people head to the Gulf Coast for this weekend-long celebration of jazz music. It was actually included on the “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” list by JazzIZ Magazine.

Listen to jazz at Peir Park

Pier Park has been very good for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival. This Simon Mall property offers shopping at over 150 retail stores, a 16-screen stadium-seating cinema, numerous eateries, nightclubs, even a small amusement park. All perfect distractions for a jazz-lover’s non jazz loving family members! Across the street from the festival stage is the newly completed City Pier where you can access miles and miles of white-sand beaches and emerald-green waters. You know, should you choose to listen to the music from the shore!

Entertainers coming to the 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Artist slated to perform at this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival 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.

The Cost

General admission tickets cost $80 for a single single day, $150 will get you a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, $200 buys a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available for purchase online. You are not allowed alcohol on the premises. You’re welcome to bring your own chair or to rent one on site for $15 a day or $45 for the weekend.

For more Details

A toll-free information hotline includes the complete lineup, ticket information and schedule details. The number is on the festival website

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