Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA
May 9, 2018
The annual Suncoast Jazz Festival will take place this year November 16-18, 2018 on the award winning Clearwater Beach. The festival spans five simultaneous indoor venues and ballrooms between the Sheraton Sand Key and Marriott Sand Key, where bands rotate hourly through the day and night. Dedicated Jolley Trolley lines allow attendees to freely ride from one property to another to hear the various entertainers throughout the 3-day festival weekend.
The festival will present over 20 bands and guest artists from both Tampa Bay and nationally. The majority of the regular festival attendees and sponsors are drawn from around US, Canada and international locations.
Dance floors are available near the musicians for dancers who enjoy their music doing the Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing. On Friday night, one ballroom has a larger swing dance floor for the Swing Dance Party from 7 PM to midnight, which begins with an hour of instruction by the Swing Time Dancers.
Festival bands are highly entertaining spanning traditional jazz, big band, swing, zydeco, banjos, rockabilly and more.
Youth bands from area High Schools will also perform in accordance with our support of area youth musicians. As a 501(c)3 organization, the Festival provides substantial scholarships and educational events benefiting young musicians in our community.