Panama City Beach, FL: The white-sand beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida will again be the backdrop for an incredible weekend of smooth jazz entertainment as The 15th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival® returns to Panama City Beach April 17th-22nd. All main performances will take place at the Pier Park Amphitheater (Aaron Beasant Park) adjacent to the Pier Park shopping complex on the west end of Panama City Beach. New for 2013 is the newly constructed amphitheater stage and other park amenities that will welcome back fans for an exciting weekend featuring the top names in contemporary smooth jazz. The event, attracting attendees from all over the USA and over six countries, was named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the North American Tour Bus Association. The fusion of beautiful beaches, a myriad of condos and hotels, coupled with great restaurants and shopping adjacent to the festival site at Pier Park, and best of all — continuous top-notch national smooth jazz talent — make the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® a true destination festival" for the discriminating jazz lover.
Artists to perform for 2103 include top-charting smooth jazz artists Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Fourplay featuring Lalah Hathaway, Average White Band, Euge Groove, Peter White, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Steve Oliver, Tim Bowman, Ken Ford, DW3. Yancyy, Pamela Williams, Brian Lenair, Margo Rey, The Peet Project, Gail Jhonson, Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, Eric Essix, Roman Street, Althea Rene', Karen Briggs, Mariea Antoinette, Dave McMurray, Gwen Foxx, Raysee Biggs, Al McKenzie, and Paul Dozier.
And back by popular demand, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® Host for 2013 will be comedian Alonzo Bodden — known for his specials on SHOWTIME and his appearance on NBC-TV's Last Comic Standing®. Alonzo Bodden has recently hosted the Smooth Jazz Cruise to rave reviews as well.
Tickets are $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available online at seabreezejazzfestival.com or by phone at 800-595-4849.