Smokin Grooves Festival to Bring Erykah Badu, Miguel, Jhené Aiko to Long Beach Waterfront

An R&B-focused festival is headed to Long Beach’s waterfront this June, Goldenvoice announced Wednesday.

The Smokin Grooves Festival arrives at the historic ocean liner on Saturday, June 16 featuring headliners multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning R&B artist Erykah Badu, San Pedro-born singer Miguel, neo-soul vocalist Jhené Aiko, The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, R&B duo Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge as NxWorries and H.E.R.

Majid Jordan, DVSN, Alina Baraz, Thundercat and more than 20 other artists will also perform. Passes go on sale Tuesday, April 24 at noon.

This is the second festival Goldenvoice has organized at the Queen Mary since the events promoter announced its partnership with the ship’s leaseholder, Urban Commons, last year in December.

Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q and Kid Cudi are headlining the first festival announced, The Smokers Club, taking place April 28 and 29.

Tickets start at $99. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the website here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.