Excursions Festival Long Beach

This Saturday, March 8th head downtown to enjoy Excursions Festival, A Sound & Sight Festival, founded and curated by Trumpeter Dave Williams of MajicBulletTheory, and guitar wizard Scott Heustis of BAAST featuring local Jazz musicians of all flavors, and poetry with improvised music, interspersed with video projections, dance routines, and live painting by local artists. Festivities kick off at noon and go till 11pm.

Featured Acts:

Orange Peal Vibrations (vibes & marimba duet)
El Vente Tu
BAAST (Bitches Brew era Miles Davis inspired sounds)
Jazz Angels (kids jazz education organization band)
The Terpsichords (New Orleans funky Meters tribute)
Murray Thomas (poetry with jazz music)
Shy But Flyy and LBPOD (Spoken word with percussion)
The Mentones (Funky/jazzy quartet)
David Witham + Norton Wisdom + GE Stinson (textural and ambient plus live painting)
The Ice Front (Funky/punky/jazzy quartet)
MBT MajicBulletTheory) (Groovy soul jazz)
Possible All-Star jam at the end if everything runs smooth and they got the time!

Dance Performances by:
Maha and Company

Live Painting by:
Norton Wisdom
Levi Gadson

Video Displays:
Bill Almas
Sander Roscoe Wolff

Food provided by:
Crazy Creole Cafe
Adult Beverages (21+)

Children under 12 are Free.

Hosted by KPFK’s Music Director, Maggie LePique!
and Shy But Flyy

Tickets can be purchased online at:

624 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802


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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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