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 24th-28th 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 24th-25th
The festival kicks off Wednesday evening with a limited-seating dinner cruise onboard the Solaris Dinner Yacht featuring Brian Culbertson, and follows with a Jazzy Lunch Cruise on Thursday featuring Ken Ford.
Later on Thursday, gates open at Aaron Bessant Park for an entertaining line-up through the evening with entertainment from Kayla Waters (Seabreeze Rising Star), U-Nam, Eric Darius, and The Jacksons (50th Anniversary Celebration). Thursday closes with the Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam at Pompano Joe’s Seafood House at Pier Park featuring Ken Ford.
Friday, April 26th
Friday kicks off with a Seabreeze CD release party featuring Norman Brown at Pompano Joe’s, then gates open early afternoon with a schedule packed with jazz talent including Skinny Hightower (Seabreeze Rising Star), Sax to the Max, Damien Escobar, and Will Downing. The Friday fun ends with the Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam at Pompano Joe’s with Eric Darius.
Saturday, April 27th
Gates open Saturday morning at Aaron Bessant Park with jazz acts starting at 11am and continuing throughout the day. Jeff Ryan (Seabreeze Rising Star) kicks off the day, and is followed by Down to the Bone, The Sax Pack, Norman Brown and Lindsey Webster, Brian Culbertson, Special EFX All-Stars. The Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam at Pompano Joe’s features Brian Culbertson following the acts at Aaron Bessant Park.
Sunday, April 28th
The final day of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival kicks off with Adam Hawley and Marcus Anderson. This opening act is followed by Jazz in Pink, Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum, Nick Colionne, Jeffrey Osborne, and ends with West Coast Jam. The final day closes with the Seabreeze All Star After Party with Nick Colionne at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Pier Park.
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).