Clearwater Jazz Holiday lineup: Earth, Wind and Fire; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty and more
For all the hype about the Gasparilla Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival or even Tropical Heatwave, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday remains, for many, Tampa Bay's signature musical experience. It's a label they've sought to embrace in the past couple of years, bringing in bigger-name acts like the Avett Brothers and Bonnie Raitt and (to the chagrin of many) finally deciding to charge for tickets.
Today we've got our first look at the lineup for the 2014 Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Oct. 16-19, and it's once again filled with crowd-pleasers, brass greats and at least one indie-rock outlier.
Earth, Wind and Fire (above); Dr. John and the Night Trippers; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are the biggest names at this year's holiday, along with Spyro Gyra, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. At least 10 more artists should be announced in the coming months.
Tickets to the 2014 Clearwater Jazz Holiday start $15 per day. Plenty of multi-day packages and VIP experiences are available at prices up to $150. Tickets go on sale June 2; click here for details.
Here's the lineup as we know it so far:
Thursday, Oct. 16: Earth, Wind and Fire
Friday, Oct. 17: Spyro Gyra, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Saturday, Oct. 18: Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, "Boogie on the Bay" with Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Sunday, Oct. 19: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Click here for all the details on the 2014 Clearwater Jazz Holiday.