The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, one of the most prominent jazz festivals in the Southeast, celebrated its 30th anniversary with this year’s four days of free jazz in Coachman Park, October 15th through October 18th. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday brought an estimated 47,000 people to Coachman Park over the four days, and the park reached maximum capacity for the Saturday night show.
On the weekend of October 17th and 18th, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Jazz ’N Art Walk returned to downtown Clearwater for its second successful year.
The Jazz ’N Art Walk was a juried art show and street fair that gave artists a chance to showcase their work in displays along two full blocks on Cleveland Street. Art was for sale, and many Jazz Holiday attendees browsed among the temporary galleries. John Brennan, the artist who designed this year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday poster, was among the artists whose works were on display.
The 30th Anniversary of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday took place from October 15th through October 18th, with the four day free Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Coachman Park.
The return of 4th Friday in Downtown Clearwater is getting more exciting. In addition to performances by Level 10 and Jose Valentino, Tampa Bay’s popular jazz radio station Smooth Jazz 98.7 in conjunction with Ruth Eckerd Hall will be on location providing entertainment prizes with drawings held throughout the night.
Clearwater, FL, August 10, 2009 - The 30th Anniversary of Clearwater’s Jazz Holiday begins this September and to kick it off in real style the Clearwater Downtown Partnership is having their popular 4th Friday Clearwater Party on Cleveland Street on September 25th. Two city blocks will be closed down on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater. The Level 10 band will be performing to all the street party-goers. To get the party kicking off, Jose Valentino will be the opening entertainment. There will be beer & wine for sale while food and wares will be sold by multiple street vendors.
Ruth Eckerd Hall Restores “Capitol”
Clearwater FL, December 31, 2008 - Downtown Clearwater is undeniably expanding. With the recent sprouting of towering condos and tasty restaurants, the city’s growth can no longer be hidden. The downtown area is now expanding in a new direction. A performing arts center.
From the penthouse of the Waters Edge building, Mayor Frank Hibbard and Robert Freedman on behalf of Ruth Eckerd Hall delightedly announced Ruth Eckerd Hall’s purchase of The Royalty Theatre, with the intention of injecting Downtown Clearwater with a shot of culture. The creation of a performing arts center is expected to stimulate the economy of Downtown Clearwater by increasing and strengthening the arts presence which in turn will draw people and businesses to the downtown area, hopefully creating the right environment in which private businesses can prosper.
The Royalty Theatre will be returning to its roots, as well as its original name, The Capitol Theatre. “I’m starting that trend right now,” joked Mayor Hibbard. The name of the theatre changed to The Royalty Theatre in the 1990’s when it was purchased by The Royalty Theatre, a local community theatre company.