Wine & Jazz Festival
2016 date confirmed:
Feb 20th, 2016
Mindi Abair Nick Colionne Dave Koz
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is entering its 11th year of service to the community and in February 2016, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival too will be celebrating its 11th anniversary. This festival has received all types of accolades over the years and has brought such amazing acts as Ramsey Lewis, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, David Benoit and, of course, festival favorite Mindi Abair.
“We want 2015’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those who have made the festival what it is today” said John Wright, President of the organizers, The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The talent line-up for 2015 is now set and, according to Wright, the bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.
Artists for 2016 still under discussion. Nick Colionne now under contract!
VIP tickets include complimentary food, presented by local restaurants, seven complimentary beverage tickets per ticket, a welcome bag containing your souvenir beer and wine glasses, seated ( at tables), stage front seats and dance area, and a special meet’n’greet to meet those artists who are able to attend the Friday night (February 19h) wine party.
Premium Tickets include a reserved seat in a special section behind VIP and 4 complimentary drink tickets. Separate checkin facilities.
Regular tickets this year are for entrance and souvenir bag containing beer and wine glasses. Food and beverage may be purchased in the park, according to your taste, allowing us to reduce the ticket price to $65 per person (if purchased before 1/31/16), yet bringing you the very best of international jazz talent that can be found at the most affordable price possible. Save $10 per ticket by buying before 1/31/16.
So… plan your weekend around the 11th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival 2016. Book early to avoid disappointment. There is no doubt that tickets will be in very high demand and sections will sell out very quickly.
The park will open at 12.30pm approximately, with the first act taking the stage at 1pm. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront views and the amazing sounds making for the perfect afternoon in Punta Gorda. (Our only “disclaimers” are, sadly, no pets, no alcohol to be brought inside and definitely no coolers.)
All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangable.
It simply keeps getting BETTER...
For any questions, please call us on 941-639-3720 during office hours.
For hotel reservations, our sponsors are:
Four Points by Sheraton, Punta Gorda, 941 637 6770
Wyvern Hotel, Punta Gorda 941 639 7700
For transportation call:
Doris Limo 941 627 8056
Thank you to VIP Sponsors:
Charlotte Regional Medical Center. now Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Classical South Florida’s 88.9FM
Sarasota Herald Tribune