Jazz Holiday Celebrates 35 Years with Earth, Wind & Fire

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:16pm

St. Pete/Clearwater (Oct. 16, 2014) - The sound of warm breezes rustling palm trees won't be the only thing echoing through Clearwater this weekend.

Celebrating its 35th year, the renowned Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns to Coachman Park tonight through Sunday for four nights of live music.

The annual festival that draws tens of thousands of doting fans has featured wildly popular acts including Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny G and Bonnie Raitt.

This year's lineup features 16 acts, including Spyro Gyra and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire, headlines tonight's roster of performers.

Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Advanced tickets are $15.

Here is a full rundown of this weekend's acts:

Thursday, Oct. 16
4 p.m. | Gates Open
4:30-5:30 p.m.| Buster Cooper Quarter
6-7:45 p.m. | "Changing Keys" - Clearwater Jazz Holiday 35th Anniversary Tribute
8:15-10 p.m. | Earth, Wind & Fire

Friday, Oct. 17
4 p.m. | Gates Open
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Al Downing Jazz All-Stars
6-7 p.m. | Theo Valentin
7:30-9 p.m. | Dirty Dozen Brass Band
9:30-11 p.m. | Spyro Gyra

Saturday, Oct. 18
1 p.m. | Gates Open
1:30-2:30 p.m. | TomKats Jazz Orchestra with special guest Katt Hefner
3-4 p.m. | Julie Black
4:30-6 p.m. | Belinda & Kool Reflektions
6:30-8:45 p.m.| Boogie on the Bay - Marcia Ball/Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
9:15-10:45 p.m. | Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
10:45 p.m. | Fireworks

Sunday, Oct. 19
1:30 p.m. | Gates Open
2-3 p.m. | REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band
3:30-4 p.m. | Crash
4:30-5:30 | Spirit Family Reunion
6-7:30 | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8-9:30 | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

For more information on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, click here.