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Don't miss the 35th Anniversary Clearwater Jazz Holiday, presented by HCI Group Inc.

Stay Tuned for More Artist Annoucements!

Daily, 4 Day and Weekend tickets are available.
Kids 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
No exchanges, refunds or Re-entry.

Thursday, October 16th

4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Buster Cooper Quartet
6:00pm - 7:45pm - "Changing Keys" - Clearwater Jazz Holiday 35th Anniversary Tribute
8:15pm - 10:00pm - Earth, Wind & Fire

Friday, October 17th

4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Al Downing Jazz All-Stars
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Theo Valentin
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Spyro Gyra

10:30pm - 1:30am - Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party

Saturday, October 18th

1:00pm Gates Open
1:30pm - 2:30pm - TomKats Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Katt Hefner
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Julie Black
4:30pm - 6:00pm - Belinda & Kool Reflektions
6:30pm - 8:45pm - Boogie on the Bay - Marcia Ball / Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
9:15pm - 10:45pm - Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
10:45pm Fireworks Presented by HCA West Florida Pinellas County Hospitals

10:30pm - 1:30am - Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party

Sunday, October 19th

1:30pm Gates Open
2:00pm - 3:00pm - REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band
3:30pm - 4:00pm - Crash
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Spirit Family Reunion
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

** Schedule and Artists subject to change

"The year just got a lot more soulful"-SPIN

On their breakout album Black Radio Robert Glasper Experiment laid out a new paradigm for creative music & took home the GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Album. Now RGX ups the ante with Black Radio 2 featuring Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Macy Gray, Jean Grae, Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Roberson.

A fundraising concert for Dave Valentin will be held on Thursday, November 7, - 7:30 pm at the The Tarrytown Music Hall.

Maurice Brown and the Maurice Brown Effect gave the crowd at New York's Jazz Standard a musical journey through their stunning release, the Cycle of Love. This journey will not soon to be forgotten with its energy, fun and musicianship that was second to none. This was a must buy album for me.

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