The Queen Mary lights up Labor Day weekend with Shoreline Jam August 30 – 31, followed by the sixth annual Long Beach Funk Fest on September 1!

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Shoreline Jam’s new two-day festival format offers even more live music to fill the Labor Day holiday weekend at the Queen Mary’s Waterfront Event Park. Saturday, August 30 is lead by The Dirty Heads, hot off the release of their acclaimed new album Sound of Change. The band’s fusion of rock, hip-hop, and reggae earned them a #1 single on The Billboard Alternative Chart and a global fan base. The Dirty Heads take the stage at 10 p.m., preceded by roots rock sensation Stick Figure at 8:30 p.m. and the critically acclaimed independent hip-hop duo The Grouch & Eligh at 7 p.m. The Aggrolites’ high-energy dirty reggae will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. C Money and The Players will perform at 4 p.m., The Originalites at 2:30 p.m., Krooked Treez at 1:15 p.m., and Brewfish will kick off the first day of the festival at 12 p.m.


On Sunday, August 31, Shoreline Jam continues with world-renowned reggae rockers, Pepper returning to the festival to headline day two at 10 p.m., preceded by the upbeat reggae stylings of Collie Buddz at 8:15 p.m. J Boog returns to Shoreline Jam with his irresistible soul-reggae at 6:45 p.m., along with fellow returning act Seedless at 5:15 p.m. The Expanders will take the stage at 3:45 p.m., Ethan Tucker at 2:15 p.m., The Simpkin Project at 12:45 p.m., and Jet West will start the day at 12 pm.

Long Beach Funk Fest 2014The Long Beach Funk Fest will continue the outdoor celebration on Monday, September 1 with a groove-fueled tradition of music known for getting people on their feet. The lineup boasts George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headlining the 6th annual event. The funk icon will be joined on stage by the best funk artists available including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Katdelic, The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, Delta Nove, Brasil Baile Funk with Gisella, Sea Funk Brass Band, MC Rickey Vincent and more funkadelic artists still to be announced. Live art, dance and the Kid’s Zone of Funkativity will also be returning to the event.

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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 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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