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5 Music Festivals That Rock In Southern California

Southern California is home to some of the best music festivals in the country. Blues, reggae, gospel, and more — the Long Beach music scene is just as exciting as it is diverse, making this SoCal city a true destination for music fans everywhere. These exciting music festivals feature national, award-winning acts to up-and-coming artists. Block off the streets and turn up the ‘tunes! Here are five of Long Beach’s best music festivals you can’t miss!

Long Beach Jazz Festival: A weekend of smooth beats and soothing saxophones from top jazz headlining artists and local acts awaits you at the Long Beach Jazz Festival. This music festival will be held from August 13 to August 15. Festivities begin at 5PM on Friday night and wrap up at 10:30PM on Sunday night. Tickets can be purchased in advanced or at the door — both VIP and box seats are available.

Annual Blues Festival: Going on its 31st year, Long Beach Blues Festival is the longest-running and most prominent blues event in the United States. This festival is a fundraiser for KKJZ 88.1FM, a publicly-supported radio station. In past years, this music festival has featured top blues performers including the Black Crowes, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and the Allman Brothers. The Blues Festival is held during Labor Day weekend and features musical acts spread out over two stages, shopping, and local food vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Free admission for children under 12.

Gospel Fest: Gospel Fest is a new addition to Long Beach’s music festival scene — its first even was held in 2009. This feel-good music festival is held during the middle of July and features performances by local choirs and national headlining performers. Along with upbeat performances, Gospel Fest features excellent food, beautiful ocean views, and it’s a great way to spend the afternoon with people from the community.

Ragga Muffins Festival: This family-friendly reggae indoor music festival honoring Bob Marley takes place annually in February at the Long Beach Arena. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of the concert. Ragga Muffin’s lineup typically includes nationally recognized reggae artists as well as up-and-coming independent acts. Past events featured artists such as Rootz Underground, Stephan Marley, and Queen Ifrica. The Ragga Muffins Festival also features a huge craft sale and excellent food choices, as well as a kid’s play area with face painting, storytelling, and other activities.

Bayou Festival: You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to experience a Madri Gras-style party! The Bayou Festival is held annually in Long Beach, California’s Rainbow Lagoon near the end of June. This exciting music festival features two stages of Cajun, zydeco, jazz, and blues-style musical acts. Also available are hundreds of craft vendors, traditional Cajun and Creole food, a parade, dancing, and parties — all the the style and tradition of Madri Gras! Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. VIP passes are also available.

These Long Beach music festivals are a great way to support independent artists, see live performances from award-winning acts, meet members of the community, and get out of the house and have a great time. Music festivals are a great way to come together with people to celebrate a love for music, community, and great food.

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Posted by mark - November 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

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Apart from Louisiana, is there still a lot of French culture in the South?

I was watching the Golden Girls, and the character Blanche Devereaux from Virginia is very Southern but has a French name

The french colonized up and down the eastern seaboard, so you’ll find french surnames. But no, there isnt any french speaking towns like in louisiana. Some places in Vermont, but thats up north.

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Posted by mark - November 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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How to bake Corned beef

with cajun smothered cabbage

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Posted by mark - August 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

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New Orleans, Louisiana by Erik Hastings

Travel Show Live Host Erik Hastings tours New Orleans, Louisiana, one of America’s most sensual destinations, rich with history, culture, architecture, cuisine, music, and 24-hour entertainment. The French Quarter, Arts District, Garden District, Riverfront, and Downtown, are open for business and going strong with great attractions and values for visitors.

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Posted by mark - August 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

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Southern Miss Baseball VS. SE Louisiana 3-13-07

Southern Miss Baseball

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Posted by mark - August 2, 2015 at 8:39 am

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For hunting whitetail deer is used cooking oil a good attractant?

I am in west central louisiana and was wondering if anyone knows if the oil used to deep fry the turkey would be good to poor out in the woods as an attractant.

mix with deercorn oatmeal and acorn all ground up with some malases. and you basicly have yourself a salt block. but as for the oil alone i dont beleve that there would be any reason that the deer would be attracted to that

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Posted by mark - July 19, 2015 at 2:16 am

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Southern Miss Baseball vs. Louisiana Lafayette 3-3-07

Southern Miss Baseball

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Posted by mark - June 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

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what culture or group of people lived in Louisiana by the 1840?

the book a lesson before dieing was written by enest gaines who lived in the 1840


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Posted by mark - June 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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Cajun corned beef hash

with eggs n biscuits

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Posted by mark - June 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm

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Southern Miss Baseball vs. Louisiana Lafayette 3-2-07

Southern Miss Baseball

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Posted by mark - May 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

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