Locals and more stop in at the Jazz and Oyster Festival held in Ocean Park. This year the show featured the Mel Brown Quintet, Geno Michales & Soul City and the Dan Balmer Trio.
Jazz and oysters is just the right mix when it comes to the August outdoor concert in Ocean Park.
Part of the Water Music Society's yearly program, Music in the Gardens tour starts in July and the music just keeps on coming through the summer and ending with a Christmas concert.
But the summer is prime time for jazz and oysters now running through their 30th year bringing in musicians to the Long Beach Peninsula.
"We recently moved the venue to a Saturday show to better work with the Blues and Seafood festival in Ilwaco," said festival coordinator Diana Thompson.
The move seems to have worked as the crowd this year was around an estimated 400 people, but a true number will have to wait as they have to sort through gate ticket sales, online sales and bundled sales that they are now doing with the Blues and Seafood Festival.
This year the festival brought the Mel Brown Quintet, Geno Michales & Soul City and the Dan Balmer Trio.
"I really feel good about the music we were able to get this year, These bands play many big shows and are still willing to make the stop down here in Ocean Park," said Thompson.
Located at Wilson Field in Ocean Park the audience can relax, sit and feel the cool breezes and let the jazz flow right through them.
If you missed the show this year it is not too late to get involved when you run the peninsula as more concerts will be coming in October.