Clearwater Jazz Fest Accommodations
If it’s the third week of October in Clearwater, that means it’s time for one of the Sunshine State’s great musical traditions: the Clearwater Jazz Holiday!
If you’re hoping to attend this year’s edition of the concert festival—the 38th annual—choose Sirata Beach Resort as your home-away-from-home as you enjoy the jazzy goodness! The Holiday hits Coachman Park October 19 through the 22, so now’s the time to make your getaway plans!
The 2017 Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Needless to say, Clearwater’s very own international jazz festival has evolved a bit from its early days featuring musicians on the back of a flatbed truck. Now, close to 40,000 music lovers descend on Pinellas County’s Gulf Coast for the affair, which also draws some of the very biggest names in the industry to perform.
Over these 30-plus years, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has hosted such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Buddy Rich—plus equally beloved figures from other musical genres, from Gladys Knight to Earth, Wind & Fire.
This year’s headliners certainly meet the illustrious benchmark the Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s established for itself for decades. Thursday has the Temptations (preceded by fellow Motown icons the Four Tops), Friday Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Saturday Kenny Loggins, and Sunday the Avett Brothers, who’ve appeared at the festival before.
Those may be the main evening acts, but as always the Holiday’s lineup comes jampacked with other fine onstage offerings, from the the James Hunter Six (Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM) and the Helios Jazz Orchestra (Friday the 20th at 4:15 PM) to Michael McDonald (Saturday the 21st at 7:45 PM) and the Honey Island Swamp Band (Sunday the 22nd at 5 PM).
Fireworks & Offshore Partying
And Kenny Loggins’ Saturday night set comes followed up by razzle-dazzle fireworks (at 10:45 PM) and then the on-the-water Clearwater Jazz Holiday Late Night Party, during which the Strut Band will entertain all the revelers aboard the Starlite Majesty.
Food at the Festival
From St Pete Concessions to Mr. & Mrs. Clydes Tacos & Dillas, there’ll be a slew of food vendors on hand for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday—easy on the ears and easy on the taste buds, you might say.
Enjoy World-Class Music at the 2017 Clearwater Jazz Holiday—and World-Class Accommodations at Sirata Beach Resort
So come be a part of one of the highest-profile happenings on the Gulf Coast, the 38th annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and choose convenient luxury lodgings at the Sirata Beach Resort for the occasion!