Clearwater Jazz Holiday: 4 Days and Nights of Free Music

By: Dalia Colon


I"m as thrifty as they come, but I'm willing to splurge on a few things. Among them? Live entertainment. Is there anything better than a live show?

How about a FREE live show?

It's that time of year again for Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Tampa Bay's annual al fresco jazz festival. The fun goes down Oct. 14 to 17 in Coachman Parkb (301 Drew St., Clearwater).

Here's the lineup for the 31st CJH:

  • Thursday, Oct. 14: Jarred Armstrong; Little Feat; Dr. John and the Lower 911.
  • Friday, Oct. 15: The Organic Trio; Kyle Wolverton; Norman Brown's Storming Jazz with Brenda Russell and Jessy J.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16: O Som Do Jazz and Helios Jazz Orchestra; Sean Chambers and Friends; Level 10, Tizer featuring Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci and Karen Briggs.
  • Sunday, Oct. 17: Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band with local sax phenom Eric Darius; Mark Barrios; Jonathan Fritzen; Eric Darius featuring Lalah Hathaway.

How that for a free concert? For showtimes and other details, click here.

And might I add, the weather has been lovely lately: warm, sunny days and cooler nights. It's the perfect time to curl up on a blanket and enjoy some music under the stars.


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