San Diego’s Ocean Beach Festival Coming September 10

Dr. John, Wayne Wallace, Dr. Lonnie Smith among scheduled performers

Dr. John in performance at BluesFest held at Under the Bridge in London image 0
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Dr. John in performance at BluesFest held at Under the Bridge in London

The 6th Annual Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival will take place Saturday, September 10 in San Diego, Calif. The festival is presented by KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM, San

Diego’s original and only jazz radio station. The festival will feature three outdoor stages in addition to six stages inside neighboring club venues. The festival’s lineup consists of 23 bands from with the genres of straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, blues, funk, alternative rock and more.

Headlining the New Orleans influenced lineup is Dr. John and the Lower 911, recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Other noteworthy performers include B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, blues harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, multi-

Grammy nominated Latin Jazz artist Wayne Wallace, guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and swing trio the Hot Club of Cowtown, among many others.

The Jazz 88 OB Music & Art Festival will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at sunset, around 7:00 p.m. Full festival access is priced at $30 for adults, with free admission for children under the age of 12 (note: some sites are 21 and over). Tickets can be purchased on the at OB Music & Art Festival website . VIP tickets are also available at $250 and include a private concert at the Ocean Beach Hotel. Further information is available at the same site.