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Newport Beach Jazz Festival returns with Brian McKnight, CeeLo Green and Brian Culbertson – Orange County Register

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The long-running Newport Beach Jazz Festival will return in 2022 and take over the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach from June 3-5.

Marion Meadows and Alex Bugnon will kick things off on June 3 with an intimate 1,000-capacity VIP concert at Hyatt’s Back Bay Amphitheater.

The festivities officially begin with CeeLo Green paying tribute to James Brown on June 4 with sets from Eric Benét, Peter White, Vincent Ingala, Morgan James, Kim Scott, Four80East and DJ Shell.

Jazz keyboardist Brian Culbertson will headline June 5 with previous tours by Brian McKnight, Marcus Miller, DW3, Lindsey Webster & Adam Hawley, Phil Denny and Derek Bordeaux.

The main festival will be held on the Back Bay Golf Course and will feature two stages, an international food court, a vendor village and several VIP options.

Day passes for June 4 or 5 are $125 for general admission and $225 for VIP; Two-day general admission passes are $200; Three-day VIP passes for the weekend, including performances on June 3, cost $425. All passes are available at hyattconcerts.com.

The Newport Beach Jazz Festival currently requires either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry. Masks are encouraged for all vaccinated guests. For the latest information on the festival’s COVID-19 protocol, visit hyattconcerts.com.