May 12, 2021 

Cherished friends of the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival, 

As you know, the festival was originally re-scheduled for July 2021. The Port of San Diego, following the California Department of Health Guidelines for park visitations, has informed us that all events held at park will be at limited capacity and they are currently prohibiting any rentals, alcohol service, catering, etc. This impacts us greatly as we cannot open until full capacity is permitted. (We are taking a deep breath and adjusting….like many of you.)

We are so sorry that the dinner cruise and San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival have now been officially postponed to the summer of 2022. Following state guidelines, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our festival family—guests, staff, musicians, venders. Our Permit Request for 2022 will be submitted as soon as the Port of San Diego will allow—near the end of June 2021. Of course, the confirmation of our festival dates will be communicated to you as soon as the Port informs us–hopefully sometime in July.

The Rainbow Promotions team is working diligently to confirm previously scheduled artists for the new festival dates. Your current tickets will be honored through our new ticketing system, Showpass, and transferred to the 2022 festival dates.  If you want a refund, you have until August 1, 2021 to contact Rainbow Promotions, LLC. We will begin processing refunds in July in the order of requests. Please direct your request to MyLin at

Again, we extend our deepest sympathy for any losses during this time.  We send sincere wishes for your continued wellness and safety. We are, like you, cautiously optimistic and grateful that perhaps now the pandemic end is in sight and we are looking forward to the healing and uplifting musical energy of the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival 2022.


Your family at Rainbow Promotions