Music, Food, Brews & Beards
You can hear all kinds of music in Los Angeles, but this one is rare: folk music.
It’s something more associated with where I’m from, East Tennessee. Rocky Top.
But there will be banjos playing, as well as craft beer being poured and food being served at the third annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival, Saturday, Sept. 19 in Long Beach, CA. The event takes place where many festivals do in Long Beach, Rainbow Harbor along Shoreline Drive.
The Long Beach Folk Festival brings local food, craft beers, contests, the Wee Folk Village, the “Vintage Bazaar” and live music together in a celebration of the LB community. Everyone takes pride in calling this a “Made in Long Beach” event.
But of course, those of us who don’t live in Long Beach are welcome, as well.
Tickets are $20 online and $30 the day of the festival, which goes from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Craft beers include Stone Go To IPA, Stone Delicious IPA, Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale, Saint Archer White, and Smog City Little Bo Pils. A VIP option includes pours of the Boubon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale.
There is also a full craft cocktail menu courtesy of Long Beach’s own The Stache Bar.
Bands play popular & emerging folk, roots, bluegrass, and americana with “a deeply community-centric vibe” according to the festival’s organizers.
For food, Chef Paul of Primal Alchemy has created a menu of farm-to-table items exclusively for this event: BBQ chicken chili with sweet corn pudding, grilled corn salsa and cumin cream fresca, the country sausage, corn bread and red eye gravy burrito, fresh corn on the cob with parmesan garlic butter or an over-easy egg on kale salad with sweet corn pudding and salsa quemada.
Not exactly like grandma used to make, but it sure sounds delicious!
There’s also Sweet Lou’s BBQ’s pork spare ribs done up little red rooster style, marinated and slow cooked, along with its locally-famous BBQ pulled pork nachos.
The Canvas Truck, which uses only fresh, grass-fed beef, organic produce and freshly baked breads from Los Angeles Homeboy Bakery, will be on-hand for the healthy and humane conscious meat eaters.
The Pie Bar will offer handcrafted pies from scratch in mini-mason jars. Rose Park Roasters will be pouring fresh coffee throughout the festival.
Other Long Beach foodie favorites serving on-site include LuckDish Curry, Speedy Mobile Hot Dogs, Red Leprechaun, Propers Pickles, and Long Beach Jerky Co. to name a few.
Judging from the photos of past events, this is also one heck of a place to show off a beard. Think ZZ Top over-the-top beards.
Event website & on-line tickets: www.folkrevivalfestival.com