Panama City Beach Gears Up for Seabreeze Jazz Festival

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Panama City Beach, FL - The coastal beach setting of Panama City Beach will come alive April 17th-21st for the 2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival® Presented by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. The event returns for it's 15th season of live jazz performances to the Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL.

Known across the nation as "the ultimate weekend of smooth jazz", the festival has become synonymous in combining fun in the sun with top-notched national contemporary jazz entertainment. The setting of Pier Park and Panama City Beach compliments the experience with beautiful white sandy beaches, emerald-green waters, great shopping and dining, together with an abundance of activities for just about every taste. It's like the best in smooth jazz meets your "dream" beach vacation getaway!

In celebration of the 15th Anniversary event, a Free Kick-Off and Sneak Peek Show will be presented at Pier Park on Thursday,
April 18th. The show will be held from 1pm-3pm in the Promo Area adjacent to the Food Court, near the The Grand Theater.
Artists set to perform at the free show include Brian Lenair, Margo Rey, The Peet Project, Yancyy, and the Motown Jazz Jam.
Named as "One of the Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine and a "Top 100 Event in North America" by the North America Tour Bus Association, the 2013 event promises to be as exciting as ever. Over 25,000 fans attended in 2012, traveling from 41 US states and six countries to take part this annual music event. A Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise, four days of non-stop live entertainment at the newly constructed amphitheater stage, and an upbeat weekend of late night After-Parties are set to entice "sun lovers" and music fans alike.

The 2013 lineup reflects many of the top charting smooth jazz artists for 2012 and 2013, with an emphasis on not just "the hits", but musical variety and diversity. The synergy of the performances is the secret to the festival's success with fans, many who travel from all over the USA to reconnect with friends and celebrate "the smooth jazz lifestyle".

"We are always delighted by the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® line-up,
but this year, we are thrilled with not only the diversity of
performers, but with the sheer volume of contemporary jazz stars,
both new and established men and women! The Seabreeze Jazz
Festival® is truly the country's best Smooth Jazz event and we're
so excited to be affiliated with the event for 8 years!"
~Sandy Shore - President,

Tickets are on sale now at $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available for purchase online at

In addition, tickets with military discount are available at the MWR offices at Eglin Air Force Base, Tyndall Air Force Base, and the Naval Coastal Systems Center.

Special hotel accommodation packages are also available through the festival's supportive hotel sponsors. Presenting Sponsor and featured festival accommodations partner ResortQuest® is offering free shuttle service from select ResortQuest® properties for the best jazz festival experience ever. Call 855-740-3004 for reservations or see the entire listing of hotels and special offers at

A toll-free information hotline is available for details at 800-653-7519. Complete lineup, tickets, and schedule information is online at

General Admission seating is lawn seating so attendees need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket as event is festival seating. No alcohol allowing inside or glass containers. A cash bar will be available inside the venue. Only small personal insulated totes no taller than 12 inches high allowed inside. See website for additional restrictions.

The 2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival® presented by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is also sponsored by The Smooth Jazz Cruise, The Panama City Beach Visitor's and Convention Bureau, Pier Park, Concord Music Group, Knology, Viamedia, Smooth, Smooth, Sterling Resorts, Lake Town Wharf, The Panama City News Herald, The Northwest Florida Daily News, Epiphone Guitars, PCB,, Creative Gems of Panama City and WSBZ Radio The Seabreeze 106.3FM.

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