Rarely do the words "three day music festival" and "smooth" belong in the same sentence. But in the case of the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, they're a perfect match. Boasting 25 of the top Smooth Jazz artists in the country, the Hyatt Regency Hotel's most popular event of the year returns for a full weekend of velvety sounds featuring saxophone gods Dave Koz and Boney James, keyboardist Brian Culbertson and host of legendary names etched into the hearts of those who listen to 94.7 FM The Wave. And unlike most three-day festivals, you won't have to worry about ripping you shirt in the mosh pit or stepping over puke and empty beer cups. It's what we like to call a "classy affair."
Fri., May 14, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., May 16, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 2010