IN PICTURES: Long Beach packs the streets for Buskerfest

The streets of East Village near Downtown Long Beach were packed Saturday night for the last Summer and Music event, Buskerfest.

Local and regional bands performed on four stages set up on flatbed trucks.

The 10th anniversary of Buskerfest brought some of the city’s most talented, undiscovered musicians out of the woodwork to win over the hearts of eager show goers.

 

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village. Photo by Stephen Carr

The Blasters Phil Alvin performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, in Downtown Long Beach.  Photo by Stephen Carr.

Delta Nove Productions perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, in Downtown Long Beach.  Photo by Stephen Carr

Janie, Leann Skoda and the Angel City Bluegrass Boys perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village. Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Buskerfest, in the East Village, brought out fans of all stripes. Saturday, Sept. 8. Photo by Stephen Carr

Buskerfest is the last event in the Summer and Music series, providing free access to live music.
Photo by Stephen Carr

Chris aClark and Becky Viaroplous dace as Janie, Leann Skoda and the Angel City Bluegrass Boys perform during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Chief White Lightning gets into the audience performs during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Chief White Lightning performs during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Chief White Lightning performs during Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Buskerfest, in the East Village, brought out local and regional bands who performed on four stages set up on flatbed trucks, in the streets.  Photo by Stephen Carr

Think as One performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village. Photo by Stephen Carr

The streets were packed during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, in Downtown Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Janie, Leann Skoda and the Angel City Bluegrass Boys perform during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Janie, Leann Skoda and the Angel City Bluegrass Boys perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

Janie, Leann Skoda and the Angel City Bluegrass Boys perform during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Delta Nove Productions perform during the Buskerfest.
Photo by Stephen Carr

The Nectarines perform during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Buskerfest, held in the East Village, brought out a large crowd Saturday night.  Photo by Stephen Carr

Steppe Bison perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village. Photo by Stephen Carr

Steppe Bison perform during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Janie performs during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

The streets of East Village were packed Saturday night at Buskerfest, the final event in the Summer and Music series. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Janie performs during Buskerfest in the East Village Saturday night.  Photo by Stephen Carr

Trulio Disgracias trombonist John Seeborg blows a little smoke out of his horn, during Buskerfest, in the East Village, in Downtown Long Beach.  Photo by Stephen Carr

Buskerfest brought out thousands of fans to the final event in the Summer and Music series. Photo by Stephen Carr

Trulio Disgracias performs during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr

Trulio Disgracias performs during the Buskerfest. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Trulio Disgracias performs during the Buskerfest on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

Psychic Temple’s Chris Schlarb performs during the Buskerfest on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr.

Psychic Temple performs during the Buskerfest, Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr

Psychic Temple performs during Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr.

The Blasters Phil Alvin performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The Blasters from left to right, guitarist Keith Wyatt, bassist John Bazz, drummer Bill Bateman and Phil Alvin perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village on September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr

The Blasters drummer Bill Bateman performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The Blasters perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village,  Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr

The Blasters from left to right, guitarist Keith Wyatt, bassist John Bazz, perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

The Blasters from left to right, guitarist Keith Wyatt, bassist John Bazz, drummer Bill Bateman and Phil Alvin perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

The Blasters from left to right, guitarist Keith Wyatt, bassist John Bazz, drummer Bill Bateman and Phil Alvin perform during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Photo by Stephen Carr.

A mosh pit as Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr

Mike Watt performs during the Buskerfest, in the East Village, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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