Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival



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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Long Beach, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Rainbow Promotions, LLC
3505 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 2G
Long Beach, California 90807 USA
Phone: +01 310-217-4196

Ozzie
Email: ozzie@benoitentertainmentgroup.com

Festival Description

Since 1986 the popular Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival has presented the music, food and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The cultural festival comes alive with two music stages featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues music, continuous dancing on a large covered dance floor; free, quick and easy dance instruction for all ages, a Mardi Gras parade led by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, a colorful French Quarter marketplace featuring gumbo, crawfish etoufee, hush puppies, red beans and rice and other Cajun & Creole delicacies, and crawfish and watermelon eating contests. An event known to have something for the whole family, this year children’s activities are increased even more. Children can create costumes for the parade in the Kids’ Bayou Tent that offers free arts and crafts, and a Teen Corner will have games and activities.

Festival Dates June 22 - 23, 2013
Festival Links longbeachbayoufest.com

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Saturday, June 22
    • Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues
    • Sai Whatt Band
    • Pine Leaf Boys
    • Jo Jo Reed & the Happy Hill Zydeco Band
    • Sweet Baby J’ai
    • Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
    • Blue Dice
    • Bernie Pearl
    • T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band
    • Bayou Brothers
    • New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band
  • Sunday, June 23
    • 13 Year Old Guitar Phenom, Ray Goren
    • Big Jay McNeely
    • Pine Leaf Boys
    • Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers
    • Sherry Pruitt
    • Seville
    • Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
    • Jo Jo Reed & the Happy Hill Zydeco Band
    • Artwork Jamal
    • New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band
Programming 2013:
  • The festival also boasts a festive costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and a colorful French Quarter marketplace with gumbo, crawfish etoufee, hush puppies, red beans and rice and other Cajun & Creole delicacies, plus coffees and desserts. With crawfish and watermelon eating contests for the whole family, the Kids’ Bayou Tent also has extensive children’s activities include making costumes, masks and umbrellas for the mardi gras parade, arts and crafts, storytelling, magic, sing-a-longs, kids’ shows and more. In addition the Teen Corner has games and activities for older kids.

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Practical Info:

Public transportation:
  • Metro provides both Metro Bus and Metro Rail transportation to Long Beach via Metro Blue Line or various Metro Bus routes. For more information about planning your trip to the Bayou Festival please visit the Metro trip planner at http://www.metro.net or call (323) Go Metro or (323-466-3876).
Venue:
  • Rainbow Lagoon Park
    Shoreline Drive (between Pine Street & Linden Avenue)
    Long Beach, California
  • Hours
    Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am to 8:00pm

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