It’s a Thriller Night At Long Beach Zombie Walk Street and Music Fest
2011-10-05 · By Editor
Lots of new updates to report for the upcoming Long Beach Zombie Walk Street and Music Fest slated for Saturday, October 29th and presented by the Long Beach Cinematheque (lbcinema.org) and its midnight cinema program counterpart, Mondo Celluloid! First and foremost, the Street Fest & Zombie Walk is now FREE. Zombie Central—on the Promenade, between 3rd Street and Ocean Blvd—is where all the festivities will be happening, including makeup artists, food, beer garden, art, vendors, and live music and muralists at the Tinderbox! Stage. Rock out to a live set by Buskerfest-winners WILD PACK OF CANARIES at 9pm (more bands to be announced; stay tuned to http://zombiewalklb.com and Facebook for details).
Also NEW is the separate-admission, all-ages concert event, “Dead Man’s After-Party”, featuring a live performance by the ultimate Halloween band, Johnny Vatos’ Tribute to Halloween (with members of Oingo Boingo), at the Historic Press Telegram building, between 6th and 7th on Pine Ave. Gates open at 8pm, where you can enjoy food trucks & beer gardens, followed by the WORLD’S SEXIEST ZOMBIE contest (with celebrity guest judge, RENA RIFFEL from “Showgirls” and “Mulholland Drive”)! Tickets available now at $15; special “Long Beach Comic-Con/Dead Man’s After-Party” packages also available – save $5! Tickets are limited so buy them early!
Long Beach Zombie Walk T-shirts are also now available! Long Beach artist and Phone Booth Gallery owner, Garry Booth, crafted this year’s design. Inspired by zombie cinema, the design is composed of clippings, posters, and scenes from some of our favorite flicks, including “White Zombie”, “Cemetery Man”, “I Walked with a Zombie”, “Creepshow”, “Dead Alive”, “Night of the Living Dead”, and many more! The iconic skull shirt is perfect for any zombie enthusiast, alive or reanimated! Booth also designed the Long Beach Zombie Walk logo, which this year appears as a tag on the back of each shirt. Commemorate the largest Zombie Walk in history with your own 2011 tee-shirt! Available here: http://zombiewalklb.com/gear/.
2011 Zombie Walk Events
Mark your calendars for the event that was recently featured in Los Angeles Magazine’s “The Guide”, and selected by AAA’s Westways magazine (October 2011) as #4 in the feature, “Five Southern California Events Worth Driving To, And More”!
Zombie Walk Long Beach Street Fest 2 – 11PM
This year’s Zombie Walk Long Beach has evolved into a full day of family-fun with entertainment for all ages! Zombie Central—on the Promenade, between 3rd Street and Ocean Blvd—is where all the Fest festivities will be happening! The Street Fest features makeup stations, hundreds of vendors, and artists displaying their dark, original, horror/zombie-themed works of art, plus food, a beer garden, and live music and muralists at the Tinderbox! Stage featuring Buskerfest-winners Wild Pacl of Canaries at 9pm (with more bands to be announced).
Zombie Art Show
Zombie Art Show, curated by Jason Liwag and Garry Booth (Phone Booth Gallery), hosted by Long Beach Pedaler Society, and with wine by Art du Vin Wine Bar! Info on how to submit your zombie-themed work is here: Visit www.facebook.com/ZombieArtShow.
Zombie Make-up Stations
Professional artists located throughout the walk zone, curated by Brian Stock Makeup Effects! Artists, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information on securing a station!
Thrill the World Los Angeles 7PM
This year we’ve invited world-famous Thrill the World L.A. to attempt to break a world record for the Largest Choreographed ” Thriller” Mass Dance in the world! Join thousands of dancing zombies as Thrill the World honors Michael Jackson with a street dance for the ages! Dancers, e-mail email@example.com for more information! Visit Thrill the World at www.thrilltheworldlosangeles.com!
Long Beach Zombie Walk IV 8PM
Join us on Broadway at 8pm as we invade Pine Avenue with a march of the undead! Seattle, WA currently holds the record at 4,800 zombies – let’s smash that record and put Long Beach into the Guinness Book of World Records!
Dead Man’s After-Party 9:30PM
A live performance by the ultimate Halloween band, Johnny Vatos’ Tribute to Halloween (featuring members of Oingo Boingo), at the Historic Press Telegram building, between 6th and 7th on Pine Ave. Gates open at 8pm, where you can enjoy the food trucks & beer gardens, followed by the WORLD’S SEXIEST ZOMBIE contest (with celebrity guest judge, RENA RIFFEL from “Showgirls” and “Mulholland Drive”)!
Dead Man’s After-Party tickets available now at $15! (Tickets previously purchased at $8 will be honored.) This year we are pleased to partner with the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con, happening right down Pine Avenue at the Long Beach Convention Center! Special “Long Beach Comic-Con/Dead Man’s After-Party” packages also available – save $5! Tickets are limited so buy them early before they’re gone!
More Zombie-Themed Attractions
- Haunted House hosted by Shannon’s on Pine
- Beer Tents for the 21-and-over crowd
- Vendors and artists will be lined up along Pine Avenue and displaying their horror/zombie/cult cinema wares! Spaces still available – e-mail ZombieWalkLB@gmail.com for information!
Times and information listed above are subject to change. Stay tuned to the web and Facebook for details about the Long Beach Zombie Walk! Available at zombiewalklb.com!
About Long Beach Cinematheque: Long Beach Cinematheque is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a film scene in Long Beach by programming eclectic cinematic, arts, and multimedia events throughout the year, and at various locations throughout the city. Part of Long Beach Cinematheque’s mission is to employ the medium of cinema to raise awareness of organizations and causes throughout the city promoting the arts and dealing with health and social issues; past collaborators include the Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10K and the Museum of Latin American Art. lbcinema.org/