Suncoast Jazz Festival

The annual Suncoast Jazz Festival will take place this year November 16-18, 2018 on the award winning Clearwater Beach.  The festival spans five simultaneous indoor venues and ballrooms between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key, where bands rotate hourly through the day and night.  Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to freely ride from one property to another to hear the various entertainers throughout the 3-day festival weekend.

The Suncoast Jazz Festival will present over 80 musicians/ bands and guest artists from both Tampa Bay and nationally.  The majority of the regular festival attendees and sponsors are drawn from around US, Canada and international locations. Festival bands are highly entertaining show bands spanning traditional jazz, big band, swing, zydeco, banjos, rockabilly and more.

Dance floors at the Suncoast Jazz Festival are available near the musicians for dancers who enjoy their music doing ballroom, the Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing.  On Friday night, one venue has a GRAND swing dance floor for the Swing Dance Party from 7 PM to midnight, which begins with an hour of instruction by the Swing Time Dancers.  Youth bands from area High Schools will also perform in accordance with our support of area youth musicians.  As a 501(c)3 organization, the Festival provides performance opportunities, educational events and financial support benefiting young musicians in our community.

Daily tickets are on sale now starting at $40.  Three-day tickets are $135. Student tickets are available for $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our web site at www.suncoastjazzfestival.com or call (727) 248-9441.

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