Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2009 – Meet and Greet at Borders

by April 13, 2009 • 0 comments

jazz-festivalAll around Panama City Beach, fingers are snapping and heads are bopping in anticipation of this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The event, named one of the top 10 jazz festivals by JazzIZ Magazine, will electrify the outdoor Pier Park Amphitheater Thursday April 16th through Sunday April 19th.

If you’ve never experienced an event like this, your time is now. Get out and enjoy this fun-filled weekend. Honestly, there’s just nothing better than smooth jazz sounds mixing with ocean air. No doubt, people will be out in droves enjoying the music and Pier Park’s fantastic restaurants. Whether you’re just a lover of good music or are a jazz enthusiast, this event should not be missed.

The weekend of music and entertainment will kick off with a free artist meet and greet at Borders Books store Friday April 17th at 3 pm.  Artists scheduled to appear include Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Shilts, Matt Marshak, and Jackeim Joyner. Fans will get the chance to meet the artists and get autographs, then enjoy a special sneak peek performance from each artist.

The full schedule for the weekend is below.


General Admission Each Day: $80 per person

Weekend Pass: $130 per person

VIP Weekend Pass: $375 per person


Pier Park – Amphitheater

600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32413


Thursday, April 16

7 p.m. Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise with Alex Bugnon Presented by Marriott Bay Point Resort

Aboard The Solaris dinner yacht; boarding begins at

6 p.m. at the Bay Point Marina

Friday, April 17

3 p.m. Meet and Greet at Border Books and Music in Pier Park

(Gates open at 5 p.m.)

6 – 7:45 p.m. Urban Jazz Coalition

8:30 p.m. Smooth Jazz All-Star Jam

10:30 p.m. Jazz Under the Stars Party

With Urban Jazz Coalition and friends

(Pier Park Special Club Location)

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

Saturday, April 18

(Gates open at 9 a.m. – VIP early entry at 8:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Althea Rene

11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Eric Darius

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Seabreeze Groove Project

Featuring Four 80 East, Shilts and Matt Marshak

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Joyce Cooling

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Will Downing

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wayman Tisdale

9:30 p.m. Jazz Under the Stars Party

With Four 80 East, Shilts, Matt Marshak and friends

(Pier Park Special Club Location)

Sponsored by Smooth Lounge dot com

Sunday, April 19

(Gates open at 9 a.m. – VIP early entry at 8:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Jones and Company

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Roman Street

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Brian Simpson / Nils / Jackiem Joyner

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Warren Hill

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nick Colionne

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Boney James

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