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Long Beach Jazz Festival 16 Years Strong

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RACHELLE FERRELL, ROBERTA FLACK, KIRK WHALUM, BRENDA RUSSELL, MARCUS MILLER AND MORE

Rainbow Promotions presents the 16th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, on the weekend of August 8th, 9th and 10th at the Rainbow Lagoon Park on Shoreline Drive in Long Beach. This premier Southern California music event features three days of fantastic performances by world-renowned jazz artists.

The Long Beach Jazz Festival has consistently provided great jazz entertainment for 16 years. In addition to the amazing music, this outdoor event features a variety of tasty foods vendors, arts, crafts and more. It is one of the longest running jazz festivals in the county, with more than 30,000 attendees coming out to enjoy the great music and festivities each year.

This year's weekend jazz party opens Friday, August 9th with performances from James Ingram, Brenda Russell and Kim Waters. Gates open at 5:00 pm and showtime is from 7:00-10:30 pm.

On Saturday, August 9th, the jazz party continues with appearances by jazz artists Marcus Miller, Rachelle Ferrell, Poncho Sanchez, Mark Antoine, Paul Taylor, Bobby Lyle and others.

The 16th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival wraps up on Sunday, August 10th with sets from Kirk Whalum, Roberta Flack, Phil Perry, Ronnie Laws, and Al Williams Jazz Society featuring Niki Harris, Jeff Kashiwa and the Long Beach Jazz Search Winner. The shows on Saturday and Sunday open at 2:00 pm and close at 10:00 pm. The gates open at 12 NOON.

Tickets to the three days of concerts can be obtained from Ticket master or Rainbow Promotions, 562.424.0013. VIP ticket seating includes dinner, wine service and backstage access -- $135 on Friday, and $160 per seat on Saturday and Sunday.

Reserved Box seating tickets are $50 on Friday and $65 per seat on Saturday and Sunday. General admission/lawn seating is $35 (prior to August 6th) and $40 at the gate.

The 16th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival sponsors include Bank of America, Northrop Grumman, Alize and Good Neighbor Pharmacy. For more information on the Long Beach Jazz Festival or any other Rainbow Promotions event, go to: www.longbeachjazzfestival.com or www.rainbowpromotions.com.

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