31st Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off Thursday night

CLEARWATER — The 31st annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off tonight with Dr. John & the Lower 911 headlining.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. at Coachman Park on the city's downtown waterfront. Performances start at 5 with Jarred Armstrong, followed by Little Feat at 6:30 p.m. and Dr. John — a 2011 nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — at 8:30 p.m.

A variety of artists will perform over the free four-day music festival's run. The iconic Tampa Bay event draws thousands of fans each year.

Other headliners include Norman Brown's Storming Jazz with Brenda Russell & Jessy J on Friday, Soulive on Saturday and Eric Darius featuring Lalah Hathaway on Sunday.

Another highlight: Saturday night's fireworks show.



Thursday

4:30 p.m.: Gates open

5-6 p.m.: Jarred Armstrong

6:30-8 p.m.: Little Feat

8:30-10 p.m.: Dr. John and the Lower 911

Friday

4 p.m.: Gates open

5-6:30 p.m.: The Organic Trio

7-8:30 p.m.: Kyle Wolverton

9-11 p.m.: Norman Brown's Storming Jazz with Brenda Russell & Jessy J

Saturday

2 p.m.: Gates open

2:30-4 p.m.: O Som Do Jazz & Helios Jazz Orchestra

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Sean Chambers & Friends

6-7 p.m.: Level 10

7:30-8:45 p.m.: Tizer featuring Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs

9:15-10:45 p.m.: Soulive

10:45 p.m: Fireworks

Sunday

2 p.m.: Gates open

2:30-3:30 p.m.: REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band with Eric Darius

4-5:30 p.m.: Mark Barrios

6-7:30 p.m.: Jonathan Fritzen

8-10 p.m.: Eric Darius featuring Lalah Hathaway

To learn more

For more information, visit www.clearwaterjazz.com or call the Clearwater Jazz Holiday office at (727) 461-5200.

31st Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off Thursday night 10/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:02pm]

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