Bonnie Raitt to Headline 33rd Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Now in its 33rd year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday from October 18 – 21, 2012 will feature some of the finest talents including Bonnie Raitt, The Avett Brothers, and Mindi Abair and Friends, with more artists to be announced. Continuing with its diverse music lineup in 2012, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is sure to appeal to the tens of thousands of visitors attracted to this world-class event, the third weekend in October each year.

Presented in the 20-acre landscaped Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater overlooking beautiful Clearwater Harbor and the majestic Memorial Causeway Bridge, the Jazz Holiday is four days and four nights of some of the best live performances in the world presented to the public. The visitor experience is complemented by the Clearwater area’s mild fall weather, miles of world-famous Gulf beaches, brilliant sunsets, nearby attractions, accommodations, and dining to suit every taste and budget.

One of the longest-running and known events in the U.S., the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has presented in concert virtually every jazz luminary of our generation. The mission of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation is to be the leading proponent of jazz entertainment and education in Florida through the annual presentation of a world-class, live music festival. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been center-stage for numerous scholarship and educational activities to benefit the music students of our community-from the blues-loving beginners to piano-playing protégés, and everyone in between.

A collaboration of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, City of Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jazz Force, the all-volunteer staff that orchestrates every chord of this eight-to-the-bar event, sets the stage for this year’s celebration for the most recognized national and regional artists together with celebrated local acts -thanks to the continued support from the community, volunteers and thousands of music lovers.

Advance tickets are now available for $10. Children 12 and under are FREE. Limited Reserved Seating and VIP tickets are also available. For more information about the 33rd Clearwater Jazz Holiday, call the Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at (727) 461-5200, or visit us online at or

About Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.