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Seabreeze Jazz Festival® To Celebrate 15th Anniversary with a Star-Packed Stellar Weekend of Smooth Jazz in Panama City Beach, FL April 17th-21st, 2013
Presented by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
(Panama City Beach, FL) The white-sand beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida will again be the backdrop for an incredible weekend of smooth jazz entertainment as The 15th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival® returns to Panama City Beach April 17th-22nd. All main performances will take place at the Pier Park Amphitheater (Aaron Beasant Park) adjacent to the Pier Park shopping complex on the west end of Panama City Beach. New for 2013 is the newly constructed amphitheater stage and other park amenities that will welcome back fans for an exciting weekend featuring the top names in contemporary smooth jazz. The event, attracting attendees from all over the USA and over six countries, 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. The fusion of beautiful beaches, a myriad of condos and hotels, coupled with great restaurants and shopping adjacent to the festival site at Pier Park, and best of all — continuous top-notch national smooth jazz talent — make the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® a true “destination festival” for the discriminating jazz lover.
Artists to perform for 2103 include top-charting smooth jazz artists Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Fourplay featuring Lalah Hathaway, Average White Band, Euge Groove, Peter White, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Steve Oliver, Tim Bowman, Ken Ford, DW3. Yancyy, Pamela Williams, Brian Lenair, Margo Rey, The Peet Project, Gail Jhonson, Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, Eric Essix, Roman Street, Althea Rene’, Karen Briggs, Mariea Antoinette, Dave McMurray, Gwen Foxx, Raysee Biggs, Al McKenzie, and Paul Dozier.
And back by popular demand, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® Host for 2013 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. Tickets are available online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com or by phone at 800-595-4849.
Local ticket outlets in Northwest Florida include:
Destin: Vacuum Center on Highway 98 across from Regatta Bay (Cash and Credit Cards)
Ft. Walton Beach: Playground Music Center at Uptown Station (Cash Only)
Eglin Air Force Base: MWR Office – (military discount) (Cash and Credit Cards)
Panama City Beach: Reggae J’s at Pier Park* (facing the pier) (Cash and Credit Cards)
*(additional service charges apply for tickets purchased at Reggae J’s or at the event gates)
Naval Coastal Systems Center – MWR Office (military discount) (Cash and Credit Cards)
Panama City: Knology Cable on West 15th Street (Cash Only)
Creative Gems on Jenks Ave just south of 23rd Street (Cash Only)
Tyndall Air Force Base: MWR Office – (military discount) (Cash and Credit Cards)
Special hotel accommodation packages are 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 855-740-3004 for reservations or see the entire listing of hotels and special offers at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com. Sterling Resorts is also offering special rates as low as $139 per night for a one-bedroom condo plus other resort offerings. Call 877-778-3260 for reservations. Mention “Seabreeze Jazz Festival” for the lowest festival rate. The “Accommodations” button on the festival’s main page links fans to all the best hotel and condo offerings for the Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz.
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 fest”.
The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is again working with LINKS of Northwest Florida (Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids) providing a complimentary Four Day Pass ($200 value) for each good used band instrument donated to the Links Program. To donate an instrument, contact Playground Music Center in Ft. Walton Beach at 850-243-2514.
General Admission seating is lawn seating so attendees need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket as event is festival seating. No alcohol or glass containers allowed inside. 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 2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival® presented by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is also sponsored by The Panama City Beach Visitor’s and Convention Bureau, Smooth Jazz Cruise Pier Park, Knology, Viamedia, Smooth Jazz.com, Smooth Lounge.com, Sterling Resorts, Lake Town Wharf, The Panama City News Herald, The Northwest Florida Daily News, PCB Daily.com, SoWal.com, Creative Gems of Panama City and WSBZ Radio The Seabreeze 106.3FM.