Poncho Sanchez Heads Lineup For Third Annual Latin Jazz & Blues Festival in Ninth District

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The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Latin Jazz and Blues Festival in North Long Beach at Houghton Park on Saturday, May 24th to enjoy music, food and vendor booths, a Healthy Kids Zone and more.

This year’s lineup features Grammy award-winning Latin Jazz band-leader Poncho Sanchez, DW3, The Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band, and Boxcar 7.

“This new North Long Beach tradition is a great opportunity to unite the community around music that we all love and enjoy. We have great talent, great food, fun activities for the whole family,” said Councilmember Neal. “The theme for this year is ‘Jazz and Unity for a Healthy Community,’ highlighting the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles for our families.”

The festival is sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, The Coalition for a Healthy North Long Beach, RMD Group, the Department of Parks, Recreations, and Marine, Long Beach Firefighters’ Association, and Long Beach Police Officers’ Association.

The festival is from 2pm to 8pm at Houghton Park 6301 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90805. The event is free to the public. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more information contact 562-570-6137 or e-mail district9@longbeach.gov.

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