30th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival to Take Over Rainbow Lagoon Park this Weekend

LBJF17Rainbow Lagoon Park will be transformed into a jazz oasis this weekend as the 30th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival begins Friday with three days of music, food and health awareness.

Organizers of the festival, Rainbow Promotions LLC—which also produces the Long Beach Bayou Festival and the new San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival—expect up to 20,000 guests to attend the three-day event.

“The vision of the Rainbow Promotions, LLC team has always been to create a jazz festival that offers a unique overall experience and the best in musical artistry and atmosphere,” organizers stated.

In addition to jazz performances, the festival will also include a jazz, health and wellness pavilion where guests’ “mind, body and soul will be attended to” with inspirational and expert wellness speakers, treatment centers, vendors and healthy food sampling stations. There will also be a second stage with music.

Here is the musical lineup for each day:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

  • Marcus Miller
  • Rachelle Ferrell
  • Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

  • Boney James
  • Will Downing
  • Nathan East
  • Eric Darius
  • 30 Years of Long Beach Jazz, featuring: Ndugu Chancler, Bobby Lyle, Craig T. Cooper, Alphonso Johnson, Bridgette Bryant
  • Jazz In P!nk

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights
  • Najee
  • Bob James
  • Spyro Gyra
  • Al Williams Jazz Society, featuring: Barbara Morrison and special guests

Tickets range from $60 to $210, with VIP options that include private cabanas, specially prepared cuisine and table service with dinner linens and wine as well as VIP restrooms.

Click here for more information on the Long Beach Jazz Festival. 

Rainbow Lagoon Park is located at East Shoreline Drive.

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