Buskerfest returned to Downtown Long Beach, Saturday, and welcomed music lovers for a night featuring some of the city’s most talented acts on four low production stages.
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.
Arguably the most celebrated event of the Summer and Music series is Buskerfest, and it’s coming to the East Village Arts District on Saturday.
Don’t miss the stripped-down, street-corner-style sets of bands and musicians playing for wooden nickels during the Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s closing event to its Summer and Music series.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s loved and lauded Buskerfest will wrap-up what has been another Summer and Music (SAM) festival for the books. Head on over to the East Village in downtown Long Beach on Saturday, September 3 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM to hear your favorite local and regional bands play at 1st and Linden.
We’ve called it the golden grail of Long Beach music and with good reason reason: Buskerfest brings out local talent in a way that no other event in the city does, by providing a space (on the back of a flatbed) to perform in front of an audience who gets to attend for free and vote for their favorites.
The flatbeds are getting prepped, the wooden nickels are ready to be handed out, and now you, dear Long Beach, can have the first look at the list of competitors at this weekend’s Buskerfest.
Having not attended BuskerFest since its inception in 2009, I made my way to the East Village Arts District this past Saturday with a zealous curiosity about the changes creative duo and event coordinators, Rand Foster and Justin Hectus, brought to this year’s festival.
After electrifying the Wilmore 9 Festival last Saturday, Dumb Love will return to Long Beach on Saturday, August 17 for an acoustic set as part of Summer And Music’s Busker Fest. This is Part 2 of my interview with Dumb Love co-founder and bassist Greg Coates.