Campus JAX to celebrate 32nd anniversary

Jack Jasper, former owner/operator of JACKshrimp and current owner of Campus JAX, is celebrating his 32nd anniversary serving his unique California Cajun fanfare in Newport Beach.

A special event on the actual opening date of his first location 32 years ago at the foot of the Newport Pier is happening Wednesday, Oct. 13 featuring great local musicians. There is no cover charge and 100% of all food and beverage sales from the night – dining in or take out – will be used for JAX Feed The Need community service project providing meals to local homeless shelters. It’s a donation celebration, paying it forward and back to the community. And a bonus, guests can enjoy Happy Hour all night long.

Jasper has won the Volunteer of the Year (Marvelous Meal Sponsor) Certificate of Appreciation from Wise Place, a community of hope and housing, as well as the Excellence Award from The Token Smart Team for faithful dedication in offering real and tangible solutions to the homeless community in Southern California. 

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JAX Feed The Need community service project started during the COVID quarantine to bridge the gap of providing nourishment to homeless and women’s shelters in and around Orange County, while at the same time employing musicians eager to entertain to audiences, thus creating a win-win solution for those in need and displaced artists during COVID. He also offered a one-of-a-kind menu and a wonderful guest experience in the process. 

JAX Feed The Need charity events have raised enough funds through live and streaming music events weekly and private donations to provide more than 15,000 meals since its inception, and now attracts local chefs to offer their exceptional culinary skills who have volunteered to prepare and deliver meals every Wednesday.

A special thanks to the amazing generosity of those attending shows and individuals donating online at JAX Feed The Need is a true community project made possible by the Orange County community with talented musicians who come together to offer their support.

Campus JAX provides a lively yet intimate environment for dining, music and dancing. The restaurant accommodates up to 150 people and hosts weekly, world-renowned musicians and savory fare.

For more information and reservations, visit, or call 949.261.6270. 

Campus JAX is located at 3950 Campus Drive, Newport Beach.