Folk Revival Festival Connects Long Beach to its Musical Roots
2013-10-07 · By Editor
The inaugural Long Beach Folk Revival Festival is set to take place on November 16th, 2013 from 11am to 10pm in the Historic Old Pine Avenue district (on Pine Avenue between 6th & 7th streets) in Downtown Long Beach, CA. With over 20 local & regional Folk & Roots music acts on 2 stages there will be something for every member of the family!
This family-friendly music festival will have something for everyone and will feature a half dozen local craft breweries including Beachwood BBQ, Rock Bottom, & Congregation Ale House, The Port of Long Beach Kids Pumpkin Patch with crafts and activities, Polly’s Pies pie eating contest & The LB Beard Advocates mustache/beard contest, local artisans & craft vendors, gourmet food trucks including the Canvas Truck, Trailer Park Truck & Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck, old time photo booth, live painting, and a special “Farm-to-Table” lunch catered by Primal Alchemy to kick things off.
The musical line-up is second to none and features: Rose’s Pawn Shop, Frank Fairfield, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss, Restavrant, Moonsville Collective, Cliff Wagner & The Old #7, Paperplanes, California Lions, Sawtooth, Sam Outlaw, RT & The 44’s, Speedbuggy USA, Dublin Public, & Pepperbox Lullaby with acoustic acts: Charlie Parr, Honey Whiskey Trio, Bearcoon, The Big Black Rooster, Blind John Pope, Taylor Crawford, Alyssandra Nighswonger, D.D. Wood, & special guests the Long Beach Ukulele Club.
We are offering an “Early Bird” ticket special for just $5, but get ‘em while they last! Children 12 & under as well as Seniors 75 & older are FREE!
Long Beach loves their roots music and proof of that can be found in the Rose Park Bluegrass Festival which, after 2 successful years, grew too big for the tiny park it gets its namesake from and has been cancelled for 2013. The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival aims to fill the hole left by the cancellation of the Rose Park Bluegrass Festival and give the community a quality event that showcases the best in Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, World, & Roots music.
The neighborhood identified as HOPA (Historic Old Pine Avenue) runs from 3rd to 8th streets along Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach, CA. This event will call attention to existing art galleries and established retail enhanced by the newly completed Millworks development which recently brought 450 tech jobs to the neighborhood through Molina Healthcare.
More Information can be found at: www.FolkRevivalFestival.com.
About the Production: The festival is produced in part by Long Beach Independent, the number 1 source for music news & events in Long Beach, CA. Party on Pine, a collaboration with Cultural Alliance Long Beach (CALB) and Millworks & Hillgrass Bluebilly who promote Roots, Bluegrass, Hillbilly music & more in Southern California.