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How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available on-line by following this link, General Admission, Reserved Seating & VIP with Reserved Seating options are available. Phone orders can be processed by contacting the Etix Box Office at 800-514-3849

Do I need to bring a chair?

Coachman Park is an open air venue adjacent to the intercoastal waterway. The General Admission area of the park is festival style lawn seating. We encourage you to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Reserved Seating & VIP with Reserved Seating ticket holders do not need to bring a chair. CLICK HERE to view a Venue Map

Can I bring in my own food or drinks?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted. We have plenty of vendors within the park that offer a wide variety of food options at reasonable prices. Soda, water, beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Where do I park?

There are many parking garages, lots and metered street parking throughout the Downtown area all within a short walking distance from Coachman Park. Handicap parking is available on a first come, first served basis and is located at the bottom of the hill accessible through the Clearwater Library parking lot on Osceola just north of Cleveland Street.

How can I volunteer?

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer through our website (will open in late July or early August) . Simply create a Username & Password to log into the system, then you can select dates, times and areas of service (all which you can manage at anytime by simply logging back into the system).


How do I obtain a Media Credential?

CLICK HERE to review the Media Credential application process . All media requests must be sent to


Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, only registered service animals are permitted.

Directions to Coachman Park

Parking Map for Downtown Clearwater

Handicapped parking is first come, first served and is located at the bottom of the hill and is accessible off of Osceola Ave next to the library.

Taking place in beautiful and accoustically attractive COACHMAN PARK in CLEARWATER, FL, this waterfront, open-outdoor venue provides plenty of room to tap, snap and clap your way through waves of today's best MUSIC/JAZZ artists.

Get Directions from Google

Coachman Park is located on the waterfront in downtown Clearwater and is accessible from Drew Street or via Cleveland Street (State Road 60).


Highway 60 to Clearwater and stay on 60 through downtown Clearwater. Go to Osceola and make a right and venue is on the left.


US Highway 19 to SR 60 and head West on 60. Follow 60 through downtown Clearwater till Osceola, make a right and venue is on the left.

Overview of Coachman Park



Alternate Transportation

The Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday! Get ready for a fabulous weekend of 4 days and nights of music entertainment at Coachman park in downtown Clearwater. One of the longest-running and best-known live music & jazz events in the country.

 Alternative Parking & Transportation

For your information, we have multiple options available:

For more information please visit


Catch the a trolley to Coachman Park

For additional information visit for schedule and pricing

Catch the Clearwater Ferry with stops in Clearwater Beach and Dunedin.

For additional information  for schedule and pricing.




Jazz Holiday Previous Artists





1st Annual

Oct 24 – Nov 2, 1980

Woody Herman

2nd Annual

Oct 23 – Nov 1, 1981

Buddy Rich

3rd Annual

Oct 26 – 31, 1982

Dizzy Gillespie

4th Annual

Oct 20 – 30, 1983

Herbie Mann

5th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 1984

Dave Brubeck, Richie Cole

6th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 1985

Count Basie Orchestra, Mose Allison

7th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 1986

Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis, Michel Petrucciani

8th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1987

Nancy Wilson, Dirty Dozen,The Roy Meriwether Trio, Phil Woods, Tito Puente,
Rare Silk


Oct 13 – 16, 1988

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Maynard Ferguson, McCoy Tyner

10th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 1989

Poncho Sanchez, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Enriquez

11th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 1990

Houston Persons/Etta Jones, Tuck & Patti

12th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 1991

Ramsey Lewis, Ernie Watts Quartet, New York Voices

13th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1992

Nat Adderly, Tuck & Patti

14th Annual

Oct 14 – 17, 1993

Bela Fleck & The Fleckstones, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Arturo Sandoval with Ernie Watts


Oct 13 – 16, 1994

Chuck Mangione, The Rippingtons, Hiroshima, Arturo Sandoval, Acoustic Alchemy

16th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 1995

Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Michel Camilo

17th Annual

Oct 13 – 16, 1996

Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli, Keiko Matsui, Herbie Mann


Oct 16 – 19, 1997

Diane Schurr, Boney James, The Rippingtons, Al Dimeola

19th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 1998

Count Basie Orchestra, Etta James, Kevin Mahogany, Stanley Clarke

20th Annual

Oct 9 – 10, & 14 – 17, 1999

Earl Klugh, Freddy Cole, T.S. Monk, David Benoit, Jason Marsalis, Tom Scott & LA Express, Michael Franks, Tito Puente, Dizzy Tribute, Patti Austin, Spyro Gyra, Oleta Adams

21st Annual

Oct 1 – 22, 2000

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stanley Clarke, Yellowjackets, Patti Austin, Monty Alexander, Oleta Adams, Terence Blanchard

22nd Annual

Oct 18 – 22, 2001

Jane Monheit, Nnenna Freelon, Boney James, Los Hombres Caliente, Poncho Sanchez

23rd Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 2002

The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Lou Rawls, Jonathon Butler, A Tribute to Jobim, James Moody with Marlena Shaw

24th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 2003

Kim Waters, Chuck Loeb and Jeff Kashiwa, Paquito D’Rivera’s Brazilian Dream featuring New York Voices; Jon Cleary, Lizz Wright, Herbie Hancock

25th Annual

Oct 14 – 17, 2004

Allon Sams, Rick Braun, Big Z & The SophistiKatz, Victor Wooten, Branford Marsalis, Pepper & Fine Thyme, Tony Vacca & World Rhythms, Dan Moretti, Chris Botti, The Neville Brothers, Nate Najar Quartet, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, Adela Dalto, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

26th Annual

Oct 13 – 16, 2005

Fred Johnson, Brian Culbertson featuring Eric Darius, ABCD with Billy Norris, Nestor Torres, Trio! (Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck & Jean-Luc Ponty), Les Sabler & Citiheat, Sakesho with Andy Narell, Rayford Griffin, Koko Taylor, Boney James, Coolie Family Gospel Singers, Liquid Soul, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

27th Annual

Oct 19 – 22, 2006

Kenny Drew Jr. Quartet, Kenny G, Bossacucanova, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Valerie Gillespie, Jose Valentino Ruiz, Jazz to the Maxx, John Pizzarelli, Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge, Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio with Edward Simon & Billy Hart, Buckwheat Zydeco, Cherry Poppin' Daddies

28th Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 2007

Air Force Band Falconaires, George Benson, Ray & Friends, Jazz Surge with Chuck Owen, Summer Storm with Norman Brown, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Lorber & Marion Meadows, Michael Ross Quartet, Brian Bromberg, Arturo Sandoval, Medeski Martin & Wood, Hendrick Meurkens Samba, Lynne Arriale Trio, Joe Grandsen Quartet, Natalie Cole

29th Annual

Oct 16 – 19, 2008

BK Jackson, Kyle Eastwood Band, Tony Bennett, Karen Benjey, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Ken Loomer Big Band, Grace Kelly Quintet, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Venturas, Eldar Djangirov Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Patti Austin

30th Annual

Oct 15 – 18, 2009

Tom Brantley Collective, Mike MacArthur & Nate Najar, Al Jarreau, The Organic Trio, Joe Baione Quartet, Nicole Henry, Chris Botti, Gumbi Ortiz & the Latino Projekt, Les Sabler, Clearwater Jazz Holiday 30th Anniversary ETREME Tribute, Boney James, Marcus Roberts Trio, Brian Bromberg, The Neville Brothers

31st Annual


Oct 14 – 17, 2010

Jarred Armstrong, Little Feat, Dr. John & The Lower 911, The Organic Trio, Kyle Wolverton, Norman Brown with Brenda Russell & Jessy J, O Som Do Jazz & Helios Orchestra, Sean Chambers, Level 10, Tizer, Soulive, Mark Barrios, Jonathan Fritzen, Eric Darius & Lalah Hathaway

32nd Annual

Oct 13 - 16, 2011

Kevin Eubanks, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Maceo Parker, Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Dianne Reeves

33rd Annual

Oct 18 – 21, 2012

Bonnie Raitt, The Avett Brothers, Mindi Abair & Friends featuring Jeff Golub & David Pack, Esperanza Spalding

34th Annual

Oct 17 – 20, 2013

Chicago, Lisa Casalino, The Ries Brothers, Gumbi Ortiz & New Groove City, Jane Monheit, Paul Brown & Larry Carlton, Chris Godber, Acme Jazz Garage with Belinda Womack, Level 10, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Have Gun, Will Travel, Lake Street Dive, Amos Lee & Brandi Carlile

35th Annual

October 16 - 19, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire, Buster Cooper Quartet, Changing Keys, Spyro Gyra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Theo Valentin, Al Downing Jazz All Stars, Dr John & the Nite Trippers, Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien, Belinda Womack, Julie Black, Tomkats Jazz Orchestra, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Trombone Shorty, Spirit Family Reunion, Crash

36th Annual

October 15-18, 2015

Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Buddy Guy, Gloria West & The Gents, The James Suggs Quintet with Dave Styrker, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band, Mindi Abiar & The Boneshakers, Jack Wilkins Blue & Green Project, Phill Fest, Nicole Henry, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Quesbe Sisters, Langhorn Slim & The Law

37th Annual

October 13-16, 2016

UB40, Kool & The Gang, Grace Potter, Commodores, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bach to the Future featuring the Silverman Brothers, Crescent City Dream featuring Dwayne White, Flow Tribre, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Show Biz Kids Steely Dan Tribute & Event Band, Fred Johnson Quartet featuring Cliff Downs, Brian Bromberg Full Circle Band, The Mavericks, The Ries Brothers, The Lone Bellow & Houndmouth

38th Annual

October 19-22, 2017

Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, The Avett Brothers, Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Anderson East, The James Hunter Six, Jon Cleary, Jason Miles Presents "Celebrating the Music of Weather Report" featuring Jeff Coffin & Carter Beauford (of The Dave Mathews Band), Theo Croker, Shaun Martin, Mino Cinelu, Gerald Veasley & Karen Briggs, Honey Island Swamp Band, La Lucha featuring Jeff Rupert & Marty Morell, Helios Jazz Orchestra, Mama's Batch, Alex Harris & Band, Erica DiCeglie

39th Annual

October 18-21, 2018

The Doobie Brothers,  George Thorogood & The Destroyers,  JJ Grey & Mofro,  The Devil Makes Three,  Morris Day & The Time,  Sheila E.,  Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Eat a Bunch of Peaches,  Marcus Miller,  Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs & Nelson Rangell,  Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers,  Danny Kusz,  Adam Hawley,  Alex Harris,  Greg Billings Band,  Betty Fox Brass Band,  Clearwater Jazz Collective featuring La Lucha,  Thomas Carabasi,  Jeremy Carter,  Valerie Gillespie,  John Lamb,  Mark Moultrup,  Nate Najar,  Larue Nickelson,  Gumbi Ortiz,  Jamie Perlow,  James Suggs and Butch Thomas

40th Annual

October 17-20, 2019

Chicago,  Alison Krauss,  Boyz II Men,  Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue,   Blood, Sweat & Tears,  Yonder Mountain String Band,  Robert Randolph & The Family Band,  The Soul Rebels,  Marcia Ball, Parsonsfield,  Polyrhythmics,  40th Anniversary Tribute to Jazz Vocalists featuring Karen Benjey, Erica DiCeglie, Valerie Gillespie, Fred Johnson, Theo Valentin, Belinda Womack & La Lucha, Jazmin Ghent,  Ashley Smith & The Random Occurence,  Gloria West and The Gents,  University of Miami's Frost Jazz Ensemble featuring Dafnis Prieto,  Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band with special guest Dafnis Prieto,  Clearwater Jazz Holiday's Young Lions Jazz Master Sessions featuring James Suggs


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