With a sprawling Gulf of Mexico beachfront and tropically accented weather, our greater Clearwater neighborhood here at Hotel Cabana makes a superb place to enjoy some outdoor music along the scenic shores of Clearwater Beach.
And one of the very best opportunities to do just that is coming up this fall: the Clearwater Jazz Holiday!
Nearly Four Decades of Waterfront Jazz (and More)
It’s the 38th annual edition of this Clearwater institution, which has grown from humble beginnings (a flatbed truck as venue) to an internationally known concert series drawing better than 35,000 each and every third week of October. Genuine jazz luminaries—Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, the Count Basie Orchestra, and many more—have taken the stage here over the many decades, and these days the musical territory covers even more ground: The Clearwater Jazz Holiday has also featured artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Chicago, Buddy Guy, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
This Year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday Headliners: From the Four Tops to the Avett Brothers
You can catch this year’s predictably excellent lineup October 19 through the 22nd over at Coachman Park in Clearwater: just a hop, skip, and a jump over Clearwater Harbor from our barrier-island haven here at Hotel Cabana.
Who’s featured during the 2017 Clearwater Jazz Holiday? You can check out the complete list of performers right here, but headliner-wise we’ve got a one-two punch of legends on Friday evening with the Four Tops and the Temptations; Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins on Saturday night; and Anderson East and the Avett Brothers closing things down on Sunday.
Following the Loggins set on Saturday, the festival will flare up with a hearty round of fireworks, to boot.
Secure Your Hotel Cabana Lodgings During the 2017 Clearwater Jazz Holiday!
You can get Clearwater Jazz Holiday tickets (both single-day and weekend-long) right here. The 38th running will be a fantastic opportunity to experience this musical tradition firsthand—and you won’t find better accommodations than Hotel Cabana in Clearwater Beach! Combine the onstage magic with chic guestrooms and suites, dips in our palm-ringed pool, and breathtaking Gulf of Mexico sunsets—not to mention convenient access to Clearwater Beach’s bounty of restaurants and bars.
Get in touch today to reserve your blissful stay at the Hotel Cabana this October, and start getting excited for the sensational sounds of the 2017 Clearwater Jazz Holiday!