The 29th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival is set to take place Aug.12-14, at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. The festival will feature artists whose performances are rooted in jazz.
Under the direction of Kimberly Benoit, president of Rainbow Promotions, LLC, this annual event is "all about jazz."
For three days, Rainbow Promotions, LLC will again transform Rainbow Lagoon Park into a unique environment energized with music, food, health awareness and a jazz fest ambience.
For more than 29 years, the #LBJazzFest has been a trailblazer consistently defining and transcending the essence of all that a jazz festival can be. More than music, mingling, munching and marveling at merchandise, attendees will enjoy a beautiful lagoon and coastal surroundings. Specialty vendors, health & wellness specialists, and guest speakers are available to share the latest information, products and services to enhance overall well-being of body, mind and spirit.
The lineup is as follows:
Fri., August 12, 2016 –
Michael Franks; Peter White / Paul Taylor / Euge Groove; Elan Trotman / Althea René; and MAJOR.
Sat., August 13, 2016-
Jeffrey Osborne; BWB featuring Norman Brown / Kirk Whalum / Rick Braun; The Rippingtons; Everette Harp; Paul Jackson Jr.; and Mindless Groove
Sun., August 14, 2016
Dave Koz and David Sanborn: Side by Side; Michael Lington / Kenny Lattimore; Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa / Steve Cole / Kim Waters; Stanley Jordan; Al Williams Jazz Society (with special guest); and Richard “88 Fingers” Turner, Jr.
Guests will also experience “A Healthy Taste of Jazz” at the Health & Wellness Pavilion where the focus is on nourishing mind, body, and soul. The event features renowned musical artists, wellness speakers and leaders, treatment centers, vendors and healthy food options. Festival attendees are offered tools for creating a healthier lifestyle. Information and experiences are available to help festival goers feel more energized, focused and de-stressed.
For that special festival experience, VIP attendees are provided premiere services: a three-course dinner service with linens, a personal waiter, wine, and access to VIP amenities.
In addition, luxurious, private cabanas have become increasingly popular with jazz patrons. They are furnished, can accommodate up to six people, and come with a personal bar-service attendant. Each cabana guest receives a complimentary souvenir program and access to VIP amenities. To purchase a cabana, call 562.424.0013.