What do you get if you combine top national smooth jazz artists with some fun, sun, and great beaches? You get some great tunes and good times at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach! Attracting over 20,000 fans from the US, Canada, and Europe, this performance-packed weekend is one you won’t want to miss!
Seabreeze Jazz Festival Schedule and Event Details
The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is happening April 21-25 at Aaron Bessant Park, just across from Pier Park in Panama City Beach, and will feature an award-winning line-up including jazz legends.
Wednesday & Thursday, April 21-22
The festival kicks off Wednesday evening with a limited-seating dinner cruise onboard the Solaris Dinner Yacht featuring Peter White, and follows with a Jazzy Lunch Cruise on Thursday featuring Eric Darius.
Later on Thursday, gates open at Aaron Bessant Park for an entertaining line-up through the evening with entertainment from Michael J. Thomas, Nick Colionne featuring Maysa, Peter White & Vincent Ingala, The Family Stone, and Najee. Thursday closes with the Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam the Food Court Stage featuring Rick Braun.
Friday, April 23
Friday kicks off with a Seabreeze CD release party featuring at Pompano Joe’s, then gates open early afternoon with a schedule packed with jazz talent including Guitar G Force featuring Tim Bowman, Nils, & Steve Oliver, Najee, Lindsey Webster & Adam Hawley, and R n R featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot. The Friday Night After Party features Damien Escobar and the Friday fun ends with the Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam at the Food Court Stage with Nick Colionne.
Saturday, April 24
Gates open Saturday morning at Aaron Bessant Park with jazz acts starting at 11am and continuing throughout the day. Marqueal Jordan kicks off the day, and is followed by Mindi Abair, Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp & Paul Jackson Jr, Sax To the Max featuring Paul Taylor, Michael Lington & Vincent Ingala, Jeffery Osborne, Norman Brown & Marion Meadows, and Eric Darius. The Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam features Mindi Abair following the acts at Aaron Bessant Park.
Sunday, April 25
The final day of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival kicks off with Roman Street. This opening act is followed by Elegant Soul featuring Althea Rene & Jazmin Ghent, Eric Darius, Damien Escobar, Kirk Whalum, and ends with Trombon Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival Tickets & Location Information
If you’re looking to attend the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, tickets, parking passes, and more, can be purchased from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival website. Tickets can be purchased for single-day events or the entire weekend.
Aaron Bessant Park is one of the newest parks in Panama City Beach, and it is perfect for festivals and concerts, as it is just steps from the beach and offers an expansive green space. General admission for this event is festival seating in a grassy space, so make sure to bring your lawn chairs or small blankets. There are gold and premium reserve seating options that include a chair and extra benefits.
Condos Near Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Stay steps away from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and all the fun at one of these Panama City Beach resorts.
This exclusive, Gulf-front resort, just minutes from Aaron Bessant Park where all the Panama City Beach events action takes place, offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom condos with captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico’s emerald waters and sugar-white sand beaches. After a long day of jazzy tunes, this private oasis at Condo-World’s Calypso Resort in Panama City Beach, FL, will be the perfect place to relax with lush furnishings, a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious private balcony, and some of the Gulf Coast’s very best sunsets.
Stay steps away from Pier Park, just across from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival event venue, at Sterling Breeze Resort by Condo-World. Located near some of the area’s top attractions, vibrant shopping, and delectable dining, Sterling Breeze makes it easy and convenient to have fun while visiting Panama City Beach. Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico as you relax and unwind on your private balcony at Sterling Breeze. Along with stunning gulf-front views and private beach access, guests will also enjoy endless amenities including a Gulf-front overflow edge pool, poolside Internet café and wine bar, community fire pit, hot tub, fitness center, fully-equipped kitchens, game room, and on-site restaurant (seasonal).