The PubClub Party Report: Kentucky Derby Party & Cinco de Mayo
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com South Bay Blogger
The South Bay never sleeps and in fact it will be in insomniac mode the first weekend of May.
With not just one, or even two events but three – including the inaugural Beach Life Festival – it’s a wide-eyed weekend in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach, the true party place of Los Angeles.
May 3-5, Seaside Lagoon & King Harbor, Redondo Beach
The major event – one that has been the talk of the Beach Cities for weeks – is the inaugural BeachLife Festival, a three-day big-time music event taking place in Seaside Lagoon and in the King Harbor parking lot. Bob Weir, Brian Wilson and Willie Nelson are the headliners, while the rest of the lineup is filled with other bands ranging from national touring acts to a local band.
Event organizers are expecting 10,000 people per day.
Due to the size of the event and the magnitude of BeachLife, PubClub.com refers to it as the “Coachella of the South Bay.”
Tickets are $100 each day.
Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 4, Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
For the second year in a row, promoter Berry Bly is hosting a high-end (but casually friendly) Kentucky Derby part on the rooftop of Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. Expect a good-looking, well-dressed crowd, inspired by cocktails and Mint Juleps, along with Coco’s Selfie Booth for fun photos you’re not taking yourself. Tickets are $20 and it’s best to buy them in advance.
Cinco de Mayo In The Beach Cities
Sunday, May 5
A day for going to the South Bay cantinas! The most popular bar will be Pancho’s in Manhattan Beach, which has a mariachi band outside to set the Mexican mood. Additionally, Sharkeez Hermosa is having a re-opening party for Cinco de Mayo. It’s been closed for renovations the past couple of weeks.
That’s it for the PubClub Party Report. For more fun stuff, go to PubClub.com, Where The South Bay – And The World – Goes To Party!