The Blues fest, now in its 29th year, is picking up and moving from its longtime location at Cal State University Long Beach and setting up shop seaside.
The two-day bash makes its debut at the Rainbow Lagoon, adjacent downtown to the Long Beach Marina, during this year's event August 30-31.
Saturday's headliner Chuck Berry will be joined by John Mayall, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Pinetop Perkins, Roy Rogers and Roy Young.
The next day, in addition to co-headliners Taj-Mahal and Jones, fans will be treated to sets by Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic and Baby Stone.
The event will benefit the publicly supported KKJZ-FM, a local radio station that has been playing jazz and blues since 1981.
Several VIP packages, all of which include a donation to benefit the station, are available.
The Buddy Pack, which includes two VIP weekend passes, parking, food and beverages, runs at $300; the Platinum Pass, which includes four VIP weekend passes, VIP parking, food and beverages, is $800; the Backstage Pass, which includes four backstage weekend passes, VIP parking, food and beverages, is $1,650; and the Ultimate Backstage Pass, which includes four backstage weekend passes, a reserved seating area, VIP parking, food and beverages and hotel or transportation runs at $5,000.
Advance single-day tickets and weekend passes are available at Ticketmaster.com.
VIP packages are available at JazzAndBlues.org.