buskerfest-2014It seems like summer has come and gone so quickly! The time has flown by with the help of some magical events put on by our friends at Summer And Music. With the addition of Twisted at the Pike and a big move for the LB Funk Festival SAM sure kept us on our toes this summer but they aren’t done quite yet.

The pinnacle of the summer music series in Long Beach is, of course, Buskerfest! Local bands duke it out atop flat bed trucks while doing stripped down sets (the music, NOT them…) all to gain your adoration and of course your wooden nickles. Competing bands this year include:

Bearcoon, Ray Barbee, Classics, Jesse Daniel Edwards, Ghetto Blaster$, Hanlin, Jones, & Ricky IV, The Moderates, So Many Wizards, & Thy Squid!

With additional performances and an end-of-the-night jam session from:
The Ziggens, Eastern Conference Champions, Fathers & Suns, Riot Stage!

Thats a TON of great local talent vying for your wooden coins and with old school surfpunk legends The Ziggens on the bill you know the crowds will be mighty, but mix in last years winners Fathers & Suns and the crew at Riot Stage and you have yourself a party only the great city of Long Beach could muster! The show starts at 5pm so don’t be late!

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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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