IN PICTURES: Long Beach Jazz Festival Celebrates 30 Years in Long Beach


Photos by Jose Romero III.

Jazz music, Louisiana cuisine and sunny skies proved to be a great combination over the weekend as crowds gathered for the 30th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival in downtown Long Beach.

Attendees of the three-day event not only got to enjoy a variety of jazz musicians but were able to try everything from catfish to gumbo to local staples like tacos and Thai barbecue and check out multiple shops filled with fedoras, dresses and jewelry.

The lucky few in the VIP area were also wined and dined, literally, as they were treated to wine in glasses and meals using full silverware sets right in front of the stage.

Check out these photos from Day 3 of the fest:


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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.