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Seabreeze Jazz Festival: Sea Breezes and Smooth Jazz in PCB

by S. Lynne on March 24th, 2021

Seabreeze Jazz Festival performer Boney JamesSaxophonist Boney James is among the headliners for the 2021 Seabreeze Jazz Festival.


The white sands and emerald waters of  Panama City Beach are the backdrop for the 22nd annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The five-day festival, scheduled for April 21-25, 2021, at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, has been named one of the Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the United States by JazzIZ Magazine and one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the North American Tour Bus Association. Billed as the “ultimate weekend of smooth jazz,” the festival regularly features the country’s top jazz artists.

Heading this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival lineup are jazz and rhythm-and-blues musician Brian Culbertson, rich-voiced ballad singer Jeffrey Osborne, popular saxophonist and composer Boney James, and iconic Cincinnati rhythm-and-blues musicians the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley. Also appearing are:

• Average White Band • Becky Taylor • Chris Standring • Cindy Bradley • Damien Escobar • Damien Escobar • Eric Darius • Euge Groove • Everette Harp • Gerald Albright • Jeff Lorber • Marcus Miller • Marqueal Jordan • Maysa • Michael J. Thomas • Mindi Abair • Najee • Nick Colionne • Nils • Norman Brown • Paul Jackson Jr. • Peter White • Rippingtons, featuring Russ Freeman • Roman Street • Steve Oliver • Tim Bowman

The festival kicks off on Wednesday night, April 21, with a dinner cruise of St. Andrews Bay aboard the SunQuest Solaris yacht (already sold out). The concerts start on Thursday, April 22, with gates of the main stage at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater opening at 2 p.m. Time for the first performance of the day is 3 p.m. Gates for the main stage open again at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, with the first performance of the day starting at 3 p.m. Main-stage gates open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. The first performance starts at 11 a.m. Gate-opening time on Sunday, April 25, is 9:30 a.m., with the first performance of the day at 11 a.m.

For tickets to the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, your best value is the four-day general-admission pass. Good for Thursday through Sunday, it costs $299 per person. Midnight Jam passes are also available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Military discount tickets are available.

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is presented by Visit Panama City Beach. 

Where To Stay During Seabreeze Jazz Festival

With so much to do in Panama City Beach, you’ll want to stay and play before, during and after the festival! Check out our Panama City Beach vacation rentals to reserve you condo, townhouse or home for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and daily beachside fun. You’ll also find plenty of suggestions on where to eat in Panama City.


Fan favorite Brian Culbertson (at keyboard) returns to the festival again in 2020.

Brian Culbertson and his band performing at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach

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