We are excited to continue our tradition of featuring the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation as part of our Arts & Culture Day experience and this year, while spaces last, we are able to invite LP Alumni to join this year’s class for very special VIP experience.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday brings a nearly 40-year tradition of diverse, world-class performances and significant sustained cultural and economic impact. The growth of the festival enables a substantial giveback enriching the lives of thousands with year-round events and educational outreach initiatives.
The 39th Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival kicks off on LP’s Arts & Culture Day, October 18, and the day begins with a special early morning behind-the-scenes session in Coachman Park, where the CJH Foundation CEO and Leadership Alum, Steve Weinberger, together with several special guests, will offer a peek into this wonderful organization and the festival that weekend.
CJH and LP have also partnered this year to create an amazing opportunity for the class to cap off Arts & Culture Day Thursday, October 18th in VIP style at Clearwater Jazz Holiday. CJH has very generously offered to create an exclusive party area for LP in the incredible CJH VIP Hospitality section for the LP Class and Alumni to enjoy as we help to celebrate the kickoff to Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The discounted cost for LP Alumni is $125 per person. Similar access to the general public ranges from $170-$200 per person plus applicable fees so this is a really great LP perk and wonderful opportunity to bond with the new class and network. This area is traditionally packed with attendees representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors of our community.
The special VIP pass comes with access to exclusive front-of-stage seating (first come, first served), a private LP viewing area, as well as complimentary food and beverages in the VIP Reception area (food provided by Dunedin’s The Living Room on Main Restaurant and each pass also comes with three complimentary beverages).
Thursdays at CJH are known for classic appeal. In the past, this night has featured Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Commodores, The O’Jays, Glady’s Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Chicago and many others. This year, the Thursday kick-off features iconic bluesy-rock with George Thorogood & The Destroyers headlining the evening. Two-time GRAMMY nominee, saxophone/vocal sensation and Jazz Holiday fan favorite Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers also make their return to the big stage with their unique jazz and Detroit inspired blues rock. Also on the bill, Thursday night are hometown soul rockers, The Greg Billings Band, and chart-topping funky smooth jazz from one of the most exciting emerging artists, Adam Hawley.
Thursday, October 18 Festival Schedule
3:30PM – Gates Open
3:45PM-4:45PM – Adam Hawley
5:15PM-6:15PM – The Greg Billings Band
6:45PM-8:00PM – Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
8:30PM-10:00PM – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
*Artists and times subject to change
Passes for this special Leadership Pinellas opportunity are extremely limited. Only a few of these special discounted passes remain. We are asking that LP Alumni confirm attendance by August 15, 2018 by email to Cyndee Haydon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cyndee 727-710-8035 no later than Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Cyndee will then confirm for you if space remains. Is space is still available, you can either mail the $125 check payable to Leadership Pinellas to: Leadership Pinellas, PO Box 5986, Clearwater, FL 33758-5986 or pay online (Cyndee can send link when you RSVP to her). While spaces last, you may bring a guest (1 guest per LP Alumni please) and they are welcome to attend this unique experience with us and meet our classmates all for the discounted rate of $125 per person.
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating at CJH with you.