The picturesque and intimate Back Bay Amphitheater at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is home to the Hyatt Summer Concert Series that’s still going strong every Friday night through October 10. The 1,000 seat venue features grass carpeted steps in a lush garden, where concertgoers can listen to tunes while overlooking the peaceful Back Bay. World-class artists headlining the series include Macy Gray on Friday, Aug. 29 and Natalie Cole on Friday, Sept. 26.
The line-up includes:
August 22: Jonathan Butler – His new album, “Living My Dream” was released in June, with jazz-funk legend Harvey Mason opening the show.
August 29: Macy Gray, her trademark smokey voice, R&B stylings and eclectic performances include her chart-topping hit “I Try.”
September 5: The Rippingtons return & David Benoit
September 12: Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Peter White & Euge Groove
September 26: An Evening with Natalie Cole
October 3: Brian Culbertson is celebrating his long career with a complete remake of his debut, called “Another Long Night Out”.
October 10: Tower of Power and Average White Band Opening
Doors open at 6 p.m.; most shows start at 8 p.m.
You can also arrive early and dine at the new SHOR restaurant to enjoy a three-course seafood dinner prepared by Executive Chef Leo Gianulis and wine (available for pre-purchase for $58).
For tickets and more information, visit series.hyattconcerts.com/artists
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is at 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach.
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