September 2016 To be announced
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA.
Past Festival Lineup:
Faith Evans, Eric Benet, Elle Varner, Sisqo, Anthony David, Legally Blynd
Joe, Sheila E., Kelly Price, Bilal, Jarrod Lawson, Bslade And More
General admission does not include seating. You are allowed to bring a low back beach chair, blanket, small coolers and sealed beverages.
Where to stay?
Top smooth jazz artists (WAVE style music), perform to raise funds for various causes, but most of the contributions support programs for children with autism. The figures about autism are staggering. It's likely that you or someone you know will be touched by autism and when it happens, there's rarely enough information to help you figure out what it is and what to do about it.
One family, Corky & Betty Bennish, and Betty's sister, Diane Adams and her husband, Cliff Rehrig (formerly performed with hit group, Air Supply), all were touched personally with autism when the Adams' son had autism. Rather than feel like victims, they took action to make the world a better place. Using their knowledge of the music industry, they created a concert series as a fundraiser to support research and programs for autism.
For several years the family has produced smooth jazz concerts featuring top recording artists who come to Huntington Beach to perform. They also have organized a day-long jazz concert series in Central Park. This event has been a huge success and great value in entertainment.
If you have an opportunity to attend one of the concerts featuring Marion Meadows (saxophonist), Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, or a host of top acts, the added bonus of lifting your spirit with a cause is just icing on the cake for seeing some of the world's top talents perform in Huntington Beach. The concert venues usually include Huntington Beach Library Concert Theater, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Ballroom and Central Park outdoor lawns behind Central Library.