Gaslamp Killer at the Packard Building in downtown Long Beach for Music Tastes Good's lineup festival party on Saturday. Photos by Esther Kang.
Music Tastes Good has officially announced its entire lineup for the three-day festival set to rock Long Beach Friday, September 23 through Saturday, September 25, in addition to its exclusive food experience—a foundational element of the festival relatively unknown to the throngs of fans excited to listen to the high quality jams.
In fact, some of Long Beach’s most well-known restaurants, including Robert Earl’s BBQ, Restauration, The Federal Bar, Pier 76, Primal Alchemy, Working Class Kitchen, Pie Bar, Sophy’s Fine Thai and Cambodian Cuisine and Roe Restaurant & Fish Market.
The food portion will kick off with a “Farm-to-Taste Experience” for participants—a so-described “epic farm-to-table dinner” that will take place on Saturday night, the second night of the three-day festival.
Three-day VIP and Saturday VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy the taste experience.
Specifically, the dinner will include a six-course meal, showcasing locally-sourced food prepared by six of the best chefs in Long Beach, each teaming up with a personally selected chef, as shown below:
- Eddie Ruiz (Public Beer and Wine) & Michael Puglisi (Electric City Butcher)
- Luis Navarro (Lola’s Mexican Cuisine) & Diego Isunza Kahlo ( Private Chef in Mexico City)
- Arthur Gonzalez (Panxa Cocina) & Rahm Fama (Former host of Food Network’s “Meat and Potatoes”)
- David MacLennan (James Republic) & Makoto Okuwa (Makoto)
- Paul Buchanan (Primal Alchemy Catering) & David Coleman
- Phillip Pretty (Restauration) & TBD
Tickets for the remainder of the event range from $120 for three days, a single-day, single stage ticket that Friday for $25, a single-day, four-stage ticket that Saturday for $75, a Saturday-only VIP ticket for $175 and a Sunday single-day ticket for $35. The VIP experience for the entire weekend is a whopping $240, including access to VIP-only areas, a swag bag and the farm-to-taste dinner being held Saturday.
"Our city is a vibrant, evolving place that’s ripe with community, commerce and culture. Within our city limits, we hold the second largest port in the United States, and proudly claim a dynamic food, music and arts scene,” said organizer Josh Fischel in a statement. “It’s time for others to experience what us locals have always known. It’s time to allow our residents, once a year, the chance to see Downtown in a different light. MUSIC. TASTES. GOOD."
The full lineup for the weekend is as follows:
Friday - One Stage
RIVAL SONS, RX BANDITS, LIVING COLOUR, SON LITTLE, THE SOUND OF URCHIN, SPARE PARTS FOR BROKEN HEARTS + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday - Four Stages
THE SPECIALS, IRON AND WINE, SQUEEZE, DR. DOG, WARPAINT, DELTRON 3030 W/THE 3030 ORCHESTRA, MELVINS, TWIN PEAKS, VINTAGE TROUBLE, GIRLPOOL, P.O.S., EASY STAR ALL-STARS, METZ, KATE TEMPEST, NICK WATERHOUSE, CODY CHESTNUTT, LE1F, POKEY LAFARGE, HIPPO CAMPUS, OPEN MIKE EAGLE, SKINNY LISTER, LOS MASTER PLUS, RIOTHORSE ROYALE, JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS, FOY VANCE, THE DEAD SHIPS, THE ZIGGENS, CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT, DUSTIN LOVELIS, RUDY DE ANDA, LEMOLO, MACHINEHEART, SPIDER, LP3 & THE TRAGEDY, NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH, GOLDEN DRUGS, SPECIAL C, MC IMPRINT, THE LOST WEEKEND, AND SISTER CROWLEY
Sunday - One Stage
SYLVAN ESSO, DE LA SOUL, GALLANT, LAS CAFETERAS, CHRISTIAN SCOTT, EAGLE ROCK GOSPEL SINGERS, SOLO & INDRE, PREGNANT, AND BOOTLEG ORCHESTRA
Above, left: Poster courtesy of Music Tastes Good.