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Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Jazz by the Bay
February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the rhythmic melodies of Jazz by the Bay, an upcoming event at Clearwater Marine Aquarium that’s sure to transport you to the heart of New Orleans. This captivating evening promises to be a delightful celebration of jazz music and Mardi Gras vibes. Let’s delve into what this event has in store for you.
Set against the backdrop of Clearwater’s own marine wonderland, this 21-and-over event offers a unique experience for music enthusiasts and those looking for a sophisticated night out. The celebration pays homage to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, with live music performances that promise to transport you to the vibrant streets of the French Quarter.
The event will feature themed decor that brings the spirit of Mardi Gras to life, creating an enchanting atmosphere for all attendees. Imagine dancing the night away amidst oceanic surroundings, savoring New Orleans-inspired culinary delights, and sipping on crafted cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds.
As you enjoy the music and festivities, take some time to explore the fascinating marine life habitats at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. You’ll have the opportunity to visit rescued dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, and other marine animals, adding an element of wonder and education to your evening.
Tickets are available at two price points, with General Admission at $55 (Advance Pricing) and VIP Admission at $75 (Advance Pricing). General Admission grants you access from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and includes live entertainment, an interactive dolphin presentation, dining options, caricature drawing, and four food and/or drink samples. Meanwhile, VIP Admission offers early entry at 6:00pm, VIP-only lounge areas, additional dining options, a caricature drawing, and six food and/or drink samples.
If you’re a Clearwater Marine Aquarium member, you can enjoy early admission at 6:00pm and a 10% discount on event tickets.
The event’s musical highlight is the Stampede Brass Band, a New Orleans-style brass band based in Tampa, FL. Comprised of talented musicians, they’ve become a beloved part of the local entertainment scene, captivating audiences with their performances. Stampede Brass Band will set the stage for an unforgettable night of jazz.
Furthermore, attending Jazz by the Bay isn’t just a delightful experience; it’s also a way to contribute to a worthy cause. The net proceeds from this event support Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s ongoing mission to rescue, rehab, and release marine life, making your night out even more meaningful.
Before you attend, please note that guests must be 21 or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Valid identification is required to verify your age. Dress code is casual, but overly revealing clothing is discouraged. Appropriate attire ensures a comfortable environment for all attendees.