Saint Petersburg Jazz Festival

The Eighth Annual Saint Petersburg Jazz Festival is this week, yet another example of how St. Petersburg is becoming a hub for the arts and entertainment scene. Downtown is more vibrant than ever, and our great restaurants and events like the Fine Art Festival last week and the Jazz Festival this week are really contributing to that revitalization.

The Saint Petersburg Jazz Festival is presented by EMIT and St. Petersburg College. Official website is here. This season’s schedule is:

Wednesday Feb 24th
James Varnado Jazz/Funk Band at the Side Door at the Palladium Theater. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15.

Thursday Feb 25th
Bird and Diz… a tribute to Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie led by James Suggs and Austin Vickrey at the Side Door at the Palladium Theater. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15. Attention! This concert has sold out! No tickets are available now.

Friday Feb 26th
Free workshop with Fred Johnson on Sound & Healing at 1 PM in HS 117 in the Music Department at St. Petersburg College. Admission is free.

The Silvano Monasterios Trio featuring the compositions of Silvano Monasterios joined by Jon Dadurka on bass & Rodolfo Zuñiga on drums. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15.

Saturday Feb 27th
Fred Johnson and the Helios Jazz Orchestra at the Music Center at St. Petersburg College. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15.

Sunday Feb 28th
The Post-Festival Jazz Jam at the Manhattan Casino. Hosted by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association. Admission is only $5 for this event that starts at 6 PM.

The Side Door at the Palladium Theater is located at 253 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Advance tickets are available at www.mypalladium.org .

The Music Center at St. Petersburg College is located at 6605 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Admission is only at the door.

The Manhattan Casino is located at 642 22nd St. South in St. Petersburg. Admission is only at the door.

Of course, you can count on Downtown Yellow Taxi to get you safely to and from all events at the Saint Petersburg Jazz Festival this weekend. Call us at 727 379-4440. Also happening this weekend:

Wednesday Feb 24th
Travis Tritt, Solo and Acoustic at the Mahaffey 7:30 pm
Robert DeLong w/Colours at the State Theatre 8 pm

Thursday Feb 25th
Gilbey Clarke, Formerly of Guns N Roses, Rockstar Supernova, and Slashe’s Snakepit at the State Theatre 7 pm
The Australian Bee Gees Show at the Mahaffey 7:30 pm

Friday Feb 26th
Less Than Jake w/ UNRB and Victims Of Circumstances at the State Theatre 7 pm
Ballyhoo w/ Resinated at Jannus Live 8 pm

Saturday Feb 27th
Less Than Jake w/ Beebs and her Money Makers & The Antidonts at the State Theatre 7 pm
TFO Masterworks: Ravel and Brahms at the Mahaffey 8 pm

Sunday Feb 28th
Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway To Magic at the Mahaffey 1 pm and 4 pm

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