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August 1, 2016

Legendary Singer Smokey Robinson Tops an Incredible Lineup For the 2016 Bank of the West Summer Concert Series

The Bank of the West Summer Concert Series returns this June through October for another incredible season of world-class music, fine wines and gourmet dining!

The Bank of the West Summer Concert Series returns this June through October for another incredible season of world-class music, fine wines and gourmet dining!

[NEWPORT BEACH, CA] – Summer is finally here, which means Friday evenings just got hotter in Southern California! The Bank of the West Summer Concert Series returns this June through October for another incredible season of world-class music, fine wines and gourmet dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Tickets are on sale now at hyattconcerts.com.

The series kicks off on June 24 with The Bacon Brothers, Michael & Kevin Bacon, and continues with 13 more Friday evening concerts through October 14. Headlining the 2016 lineup is musical icon Smokey Robinson, pop hitmaker Kenny Loggins, legendary jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, the “hippie with soul” Allen Stone, and contemporary jazz stars Boney James, Brian Culbertson and Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers. The complete schedule of dates and artists is listed below.

Concerts are held on Friday evenings at the Hyatt’s intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre, a one-of-a-kind venue nestled in a coastal garden setting. The 1,000-seat outdoor concert venue offers unobstructed views of Newport’s Back Bay, with all seats less than 100 feet from the stage, allowing an intimate evening with artists who typically perform in larger venues.

Prior to the concerts, guests have the option to pre-purchase a gourmet dinner buffet at the Hyatt’s signature restaurant, SHOR American Seafood Grill, featuring fresh-from-the-docks daily specials. SHOR focuses on simple, fresh ingredients – a perfect dining option to start the evening.

Tickets are available for individual shows or season passes. Season Passes include tickets to all fourteen shows throughout the concert series, plus exclusive VIP benefits, including assigned premium seating, complimentary valet service, and access to the VIP Hospitality Suite with hors d’oeurvres and beverages. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hyattconcerts.com or call (949) 360-7800.

JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is the official non-profit partner of the Bank of the West Summer Concert Series. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Support JDRF with their fundraising efforts by purchasing JDRF Preferred Seating and donating $25 with each ticket purchased from this block of VIP seats.

2016 Schedule • Bank of the West Summer Concert Series

June 24: The Bacon Brothers / Cindy Alexander

July 8: Larry Carlton / David Benoit and Sara Gazarek

July 15: Pieces of a Dream / Nick Colionne

July 22: Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers / Javier Colón

July 29: Allen Stone and Special Guest

August 12: Earl Klugh / Keiko Matsui

August 19: Kenny Loggins

August 26: Al Jarreau / Lucy Woodward

September 2: Artist TBA

September 16: Ottmar Liebert

September 23: Smokey Robinson

September 30: Will Downing and Special Guest

October 7: Brian Culbertson

October 14: Boney James


About Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, a 407-room hotel, is located in Newport Beach, California and is situated on 26 beautifully landscaped acres, offering style and luxury in the heart of the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Resort is just minutes to shopping mecca Fashion Island and charming Balboa Island, and is centrally located on the corner of Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway, providing easy access to major attractions, local beaches and businesses.

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is the ideal setting for groups and events, featuring high-tech meeting space and tropical outdoor venues to accommodate functions of all sizes. With its rich blend of Pacific, Indonesian and Mediterranean styles, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach radiates the warmth and charm of this unique beach community unlike any hotel in the area. Reservations can be made by calling 949-729-1234, or by visiting the website at www.newportbeach.hyatt.com.

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