Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue play Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 28, 2017.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will help kick off the 2022 edition of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Shorty, who was supposed to play Jazz Holiday in 2019 before Tropical Storm Nestor had other plans, is making his fourth appearance at the festival, which runs from Friday-Sunday, Oct.14-16.
Joining Shorty on the Friday lineup is Average White Band, plus fiery Americana duo War and Treaty. Saturday’s lineup includes R&B legend Charlie Wilson, Dumpstaphunk and Justin Lee Schultz, a 15-year-old jazz, blues, funk and gospel phenom. On Sunday, Gov’t Mule leads the bill alongside Old Crow Medicine Show, charismatic Alabama soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones and other young player, Champ Jaxon, who once played with the Allman Betts Band.
Daily tickets start at $25 and go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 25 at noon, with a presale for Jazz Holiday supporters starting today.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2022, like last year, takes place at Clearwater’s Baycare Ballpark while the festival’s regular home at Coachman Park undergoes its Imagine Clearwater makeover.
Jazz Holiday CEO Steve Weinberger told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that he fully expects the festival to be back at Coachman Park in 2023.
“We have a lot of ideas in the works to capitalize on all the space has to offer. We're dreaming up the experience that hope will help our traditions grow with that space through the coming years,” he added.
Weinberger also said that this year’s iteration will feel a lot like the Jazz Holiday longtime fans have come to know and love.
“Last year, planning took into consideration many COVID protocols including reduced contact and social distancing, but 2022 has a feel that our people will remember,” he said.
Different in 2022 for Jazz Holiday is general admission on the infield where concertgoers can bring blankets, plus reserved seats at the front of the stage and the VIP hospitality area. Other seating options for 2023 include separate GA tickets in sections of the Baycare Ballpark bowl and the grass berm or tiki bar.