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The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is getting close! This is such a fun event- don’t miss it!

A full lineup of award-winning artists are ready to hit the stage at the Gulf Coast’s annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Aaron Bessant Park sets the stage for a jazzy, all-star weekend, which is expected to draw music lovers near and far.

The sounds of contemporary jazz from top performers will again beckon jazz fans to return to the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida as the 2012 ResortQuest Seabreeze Jazz Festival presented by The Smooth Cruise returns to Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL.  The event, now in its 14th year, is set for April 18th-22nd with performances on stage at Aaron Bessant Park.

Named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as “Best Jazz Festival” at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun, sun, great beaches, and good times– all on the west end of Panama City Beach. The event now attracts over 20,000 fans from the USA, Canada, and Europe for what many call “The Ultimate Weekend” in one non-stop performance-packed weekend of music. Hosted by WSBZ Midday Personality Miranda Wilson, fans will get a live taste of the programming that makes WSBZ-FM The Seabreeze one of the most unique radio stations on the Gulf Coast.

Line-up

Festival host: Comedian Alonzo Bodden

Wednesday:

Dinner Cruise Boards 6:30 p.m., Sails 7:00 p.m. featuring Brian Culbertson

Thursday:

3:00 p.m. Free kickoff concert, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Urban Jazz Coalition

5:00 p.m. Main Stage gates open

6:00 p.m. The Seabreeze Groove Project

8:00 p.m. R&R featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Friday:

5:00 p.m. Main Stage gates open

6:00 p.m. Vincent Ingala & Chris Geith

7:15 p.m. Urban Jazz Coalition

8:30 p.m. Brian Culbertson

10:30 p.m. After party, Reggae J’s, hosted by Nick Colionne

Saturday:

10:00 a.m. Main Stage gates open

11:30 a.m. Down to the Bone

1:30 p.m. Jazz in Pink

3:30 p.m. Nick Colionne

5:30 p.m. Smooth Jazz All-Stars

8:00 p.m. Fourplay

10:30 p.m. After party, Reggae J’s, hosted by Brian Culbertson

Sunday:

10:00 a.m. Main Stage gates open

11:30 a.m. Alexander Zonjic & Jeff Lorber

1:00 p.m. Street Corner Renaissance

2:00 p.m. Mindi Abair featuring Jeff Golub & David Pack

4:00 p.m. Trombone Shorty

6:00 p.m. Dave Koz

Tickets on sale now! Visit the website for more information & tickets.