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.
This month’s Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)'s Live After 5 will tout the especially intimate vibes of the hotel venue during The Hotel Series later this Thursday evening. Expect to hear free live music at two of downtown Long Beach’s well known hotel bars, where you can kick back and chill out, drink-in-hand.
Thanks to Tim Hampton, spectators and athletes at the Olympic track cycling events in Rio later this summer will be listening to more than the national anthems of gold medal winners: Hampton, fresh off a stellar DJ set at the Long Beach Pride Festival in May, has been selected to be the official DJ and music director at the Olympic velodrome.
The Long Beach Folk Revival has brought banjo playin, spoon slappin, country twangin artists to the streets of Downtown for the last four years but this year’s iteration will pack a historic punch as festival organizers announced today that seminal American roots act, and Long Beach natives, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) will headline this year’s Revival.
Whether it’s your first gig or your hundredth, getting booked to play your music to a crowd is never as easy as showing with your gear to a place that has a PA. It takes negotiation, marketing and notoriety, the last of which the Long Beach Music Council (LBMC) hopes to address with its newly launched musician registry.