The Commodores, Will Downing and more headline Newport Beach Festival

[Newport Beach, CA] – The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is excited to reveal the main stage lineup for the 2018 festival, taking place June 1-3, presented by Bank of the West. Enjoy three incredible days of world-class jazz, led by funky keyboardist Brian Culbertson, legendary Motown hit-makers The Commodores, the debut performances from Will Downing and Damien Escobar, and many others. Single Day tickets are on sale now!

[Newport Beach, CA] – The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is excited to reveal the main stage lineup for the 2018 festival, taking place June 1-3, presented by Bank of the West. Enjoy three incredible days of world-class jazz, led by funky keyboardist Brian Culbertson, legendary Motown hit-makers The Commodores, the debut performances from Will Downing and Damien Escobar, and many others. Single Day tickets are on sale now!

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Throughout his music career, Culbertson has amassed thirty Billboard #1 singles (and counting!) and a deep catalog of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. Culbertson released the intimate “Color of Love” single and album that will be supported by an extensive spring concert tour, including the Newport Beach Jazz Festival!

For three decades, The Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. The legendary, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B and funk group are renowned for hits like “Just to Be Close to You,” “Easy,” and “Brickhouse,” to name a few. The group is credited with seven #1 songs and a host of other Top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, amassing worldwide sales of 60 million albums over 40 years.

Joining the 2018 lineup is Will Downing, Peter White & Euge Groove, Damien Escobar, RnR: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Jonathan Butler, Caribbean Connection: Elan Trotman, Bernie Williams & Nestor Torres, The Baylor Project, Michael Lington with Kenny Lattimore, Josh Vietti and more to be announced.

Single Day tickets and Weekend Passes are on sale now at www.hyattfestival.tix.com.

Prices range from $70 (Single Day GA) and $120 (GA 2-Day Weekend) to $160 (Single Day VIP) and $310 (3-Day Weekend VIP). 

NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL • 2018 PERFORMANCE LINEUP

FRIDAY, JUNE 1:

Michael Lington with Kenny Lattimore

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 2:

The Commodores

Peter White & Euge Groove

Damien Escobar

Jonathan Butler

The Baylor Project

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3:

Brian Culbertson’s Colors of Love Tour

Will Downing

RnR: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Caribbean Connection: Elan Trotman, Bernie Williams & Nestor Torres

Josh Vietti

94.7 The Wave, the festival’s official radio partner, will host the After-Hour Parties on Friday and Saturday evening, featuring music by DJ Jonathan Phillips in the Pacific Room (Friday at 8:00 p.m.) and Ray Jordan in the SHOR Bar (Saturday at 8:00 p.m.).

 
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