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July 31, 2014

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series Brings Top Musicians to Costal Destination

One Month in to the Series and there’s still plenty of time to experience a performance at this year’s Summer Concert Series

One Month in to the Series and there’s still plenty of time to experience a performance at this year’s Summer Concert Series

One Month in to the Series and there’s still plenty of time to experience a performance at this year’s series

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. (July 31, 2014) – Every Friday from now until mid-October, visitors and locals can enjoy live al fresco jazz music in Newport Beach, California at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series.

“We are pleased to be hosting this phenomenal event at our renovated, world-class property again this summer,” said Daniel Kuperschmid, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. “Our intimate venue, delicious food, and great music make this event a compelling experience for both local residents and visiting guests looking for the perfect summer evening. We have an exciting lineup of musicians that attendees will love.”

Starting in June, the series is hosted at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Newport Beach and includes 15 shows from popular top-performers, sure to please all tastes — from Macy Gray and Natalie Cole to Average White Band and Brian Culbertson.

The full-list of performers coming up include the following:

  • Friday, August 1, 2014: Eric Benet
  • Friday, August 8, 2014: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
  • Friday, August 15, 2014: Paul Taylor, Spencer Day
  • Friday, August 22, 2014: Jonathan Butler, Harvey Mason’s Chameleon Project (Opening the Show)
  • Friday, August 29, 2014: Macy Gray
  • Friday, September 5, 2014: The Rippingtons, David Benoit (Opening the Show)
  • Friday, September 12, 2014: Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Peter White & Euge Groove
  • Friday, September 19, 2014: Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns
  • Friday, September 26: 2014: A Very Special Evening with Natalie Cole
  • Friday, October 3, 2014: Brian Culbertson “Long Night Out” 20th Anniversary Tour
  • Friday, October 10, 2014: Average White Band and a Very Special Guest

Concerts take place in the one-of-a-kind intimate venue that is the Rose Garden Amphitheater at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. With grass carpeted steps and seating for just 1,000 in a lush garden, guests can listen to tunes while overlooking the serene Back Bay Nature Preserve, located at Jamboree and Pacific Coast Highway.

Each concert begins at varied times around sunset, either 7pm, 7:30pm or 8pm and ends at 10 p.m., however guests can arrive at 6 p.m. and experience plenty of vendors offering up food, drinks and more.

There’s also a VIP Hospitality Suite set up exclusively for season ticket holders — complete with a roast beef carving station for sandwiches, other munchies and a bartender serving up a variety of wines — that can be enjoyed outdoors at tables and chairs amid local residents and visitors.

Concertgoers can also opt to arrive even earlier and head to the new SHOR restaurant — part of a recently-completed property-wide redo that included the hotel’s 400-plus guest rooms and suites and grounds — to enjoy a three-course seafood dinner prepared by Executive Chef Leo Gianulis and wine (available for pre-purchase for $58).

The series has been getting the audience on their feet for one month so far, “It’s a fun, easy-going experience,” says longtime concert attendees Suzanne Franco and Keith Ogata of Anaheim Hills. “The intimate atmosphere is fantastic, and it’s always a relaxing time after the end of a hectic week. Nothing could be better than coming down to the wonderful weather of Newport Beach.”

Individual tickets range from $55-$110, depending on the date and seating tier, with self-parking for $25 ($20 in advance) and valet for $35 ($30 in advance). Season passes can be purchased for $1,730 and include tickets to all 15 shows and VIP benefits including assigned premium seating, complimentary valet service and access to the VIP Hospitality Suite.  For additional details on the Summer Concert Series and to purchase tickets, call (949) 360-7800 or visit


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