Candy Dulfer live on stage

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2024

APRIL 24-28, 2024


Smooth waters, smooth beaches, smooth jazz.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival knows what it is: “the ultimate weekend of smooth jazz,” it says in its promo video. This isn’t the free-form straining and bopping of smoke-filled jazz clubs in the 50’s and 60’s, it’s a glittery, pitch-corrected evolution of that sound, perfect for lounging on a beach chair or shaking up a piña colada in your Tommy Bahamas.

Last year, Boney James, George Benson and The Jacksons take the stage and the festival’s 25th anniversary looks just as star-studded, with Kenny G, Spyro Gyra and Kool and the Gang all set to play. There might only be one stage at Aaron Bessant Park, but Seabreeze packs it full of talent.

If you need a break from the shows, you can wander between two craft markets, a small snack court and a larger food court, or just pop inside the dining tent for some shade. Food vendors on site will offer everything from local seafood to smoky BBQ, plus low-fat and gluten free options. And for those that want to keep the party going, there are official afterparties at a nearby seafood restaurant on all four nights, as well as scenic dinner and brunch cruises — all available for purchase separately.


  • Over 20,000 people attend.
  • Four-day General Admission tickets are $360, and higher-priced tickets are sold out. Single-day tickets are not available.
  • While you’re here, check out our guide to Florida’s Forgotten Coast.


Which airport is closest to the festival grounds?

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is 13 miles away.

What is the bag policy?

Clear bags smaller than 12” by 6” by 12” are permitted, as are non-transparent hip packs and clutches smaller than 4.5” by 6.5.”

Is the festival ADA accessible?

Handicap parking is available on a first come basis. The Aaron Bessant Amphitheater is mostly paved but does require traversing over some unpaved grassy areas.

Which artists are on the Seabreeze Jazz Festival lineup?

The 2024 lineup includes Ragan Whiteside, Peter White, Vincent Ingala, Spyro Gyra, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Candy Dulfer, Adam Hawley, Jonathon Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Eric Darius, Rebecca Jade, LeMek, Damien Escobar, Kool and the Gang, JJ Sansaverino, Bobby Lyle, Cindy Bradley, Ken Ford, Erin Stevenson, Nathan Mitchell, Kenny G, Roman Street, Althea Rene, Jeanette Harris, Down to the Bone, Sister Sledge, Boney James, Brian Culbertson.




BY Jeremiah David Jenkins