Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Signs Three-Year Deal as Presenting Sponsor for Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Agreement confirms a multi-year partnership between the vacation rentals company and festival producers, including exclusive sponsorship of the 2012 Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise featuring award-winning artist, Brian Culbertson

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals announced that it has finalized a three-year agreement as Presenting Sponsor of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, adding the ResortQuest name to the event’s headline from 2012 through 2014. This year’s festival opens Thursday, April 19 and continues through Sunday, April 22 at Pier Park Amphitheater. Pier Park is a beachfront retail, dining and entertainment complex located at 500 West Park Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Now in its 14th season, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival has been named “One of the Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the USA” by Jazziz® magazine and was nominated for “Best Jazz Festival” at the 2011 Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards. The artist lineup for 2012 represents a soulful blend of chart-topping acts and award-winning performers. Headliners include GRAMMY® award-nominated artists Dave Koz, Down to the Bone, and Trombone Shorty, along with Oasis Jazz Award winners Mindi Abair, Cindy Bradley, Fourplay and more.


Brian Culbertson, a prolific jazz musician who has produced or performed on more than 20 Number 1 records, will perform Wednesday, April 18 in an intimate setting aboard the Seabreeze Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise. The dinner cruise, sponsored exclusively by ResortQuest, sets sail at 7:00 p.m. from Captain Anderson Marina, 5550 North Lagoon Drive, aboard the Lady Anderson Dinner Yacht. The three-hour cruise around St. Andrew Bay will feature a meal and live performance by Culbertson, followed by a meet-and-greet session and CD signing with the artist. Tickets for the dinner cruise and other festival events may be purchased online at SeabreezeJazzFestival.com/tickets or by calling 800-595-4849.

ResortQuest offers vacation rentals in Panama City Beach near the Pier Park venue and all along the Gulf Coast. Complimentary shuttle service is available for ResortQuest guests staying at the company’s professionally managed Tidewater, Palazzo, Sunrise Beach and Celadon properties. Each of these condominium resorts offers one- to three-bedroom units with desirable resort amenities, including a Gulf-front location, on-site fitness facility, swimming pool and hot tub, and complimentary DVD rentals. ResortQuest also offers a selection of rental homes in the Scenic Highway 30-A area stretching from Destin to Panama City Beach, including spacious and luxurious beachside accommodations just a short drive from the festival.

“We are very pleased to partner with festival founders, Mark and ReneĆ© Carter, to sponsor this event through 2014,” said Martin Owen, regional marketing director, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “Signing a multi-year agreement as the Presenting Sponsor of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival demonstrates our commitment to strengthening tourism in the Panama City Beach area and across Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast.”

To book Seabreeze Jazz Festival accommodations with ResortQuest, guests should call 855-271-8577 or book online at ResortQuestPanamaCityBeachVacations.com. A minimum three-night stay is required during the festival at the above-mentioned properties.

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