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Folk Revival Festival Returns to Long Beach, CA Sept. 19

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Long Beach Folk Revival FestivalLong Beach, CA – Save the date for the third annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival September 19, 2015 from 11am to 10pm returning to Rainbow Lagoon Park. Just across from Shoreline Village and the Marina in Downtown Long Beach, CA, this beautiful ocean front location sets the perfect stage for showcasing the best in Folk, Roots, Americana, & Bluegrass music acts. There's also a banjo contest so now is the time to get entered for that event too.

This family-friendly festival is all about bringing the community together to enjoy a slice of “True American Music”. Once again music plucked out on a banjo or crooned over an old guitar is gaining popularity! In addition to the great music, all the fan favorites from last year are back including our signature contests, amazing gourmet food & craft beers, interactive kid’s area, our “Vintage Bazaar” shopping experience & so much more.

This year's Banjo Contest, sponsored by Deering Banjo Co., is free to enter and will be a lot of fun. We are looking for the best of the best! All levels of pickers are welcome to enter the contest but we are looking for the very best so please keep this in mind. We have a total of 25 slots and we will limit it to 10 entries online and leave 15 spots for sign up at the festival. This is first come first serve so don’t sleep on it!

Each contestant will get 60 seconds to show the audience what they got! This year we are allowing 1 back up musician to accompany and all music styles are welcome. After all contestants are finished the audience will vote by their applause, hoots, & hollers and the top 3 contestants will be determined by our judges. There will be prizes for the overall winner as well as prizes for second & third place. Prizes include gift certificates, products from local businesses, and grand prize winner will receive this custom Deering Goodtime Banjo Ukulele which is a new product for Deering!

The contest is run by the Long Beach/Orange County Bluegrass for Beginners Meetup which is a gathering of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Celtic acoustic music fans who wish to improve their musical skills with other like-minded musicians in a convivial, low pressure atmosphere. They welcome, even encourage rank beginners as well as intermediate, even more advanced players, who just want to play music. They have only one rule, that you do your best and not worry what others think.

Join us for the 3rd annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival set for September 19, 2015 from 11am to 11pm returning to Rainbow Lagoon Park. Just across from Shoreline Village and the Marina in Downtown Long Beach, CA. This beautiful ocean front location sets the perfect stage for showcasing the best in Folk, Roots, Americana, & Bluegrass music acts.

Get ready for a good old fashion jamboree complete with beards, banjos, craft beers & more! The third annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival takes place on September 19, 2015 from 11am to 11pm and is serving up a slice of “True American Music” for every member of the family. Enjoy picturesque views on the grassy lawns of Rainbow Lagoon Park in Downtown Long Beach while enjoying the best in Folk, Roots, Americana, & Bluegrass music acts.

This year indie-folk rockers Deer Tick hailing all the way from Providence, Rhode Island will headline the festival along with LA’s very own He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, Legendary Shack Shakers who will be supporting a new album, The Tillers from Ohio who are making their West Coast debut, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit who people couldn’t get enough of last year, The Brothers Comatose, Possessed by Paul James, Moonsville Collective, Snakearm, The Haunted Windchimes, Sawtooth, Wimberley Bluegrass Band, Tom Vandenavond, Bearcoon, Jamie Wyatt, Smooth Hound Smith, Phil Celia Band, Fiddle & Pine, Yellow Red Sparks, & Lovely Outlaws.

This family-friendly festival is all about bringing the community together and nothing seems to do that better than live music, tasty food, and a unique experience you won’t find often in SoCal. Once again music plucked out on a banjo or crooned over an old guitar is gaining popularity! In addition to the great music, all the fan favorites from last year are back including our signature contests, amazing gourmet food & craft beers, interactive kid’s area, our “Vintage Bazaar” shopping experience & so much more.

The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival showcases popular & emerging folk, roots, bluegrass, and americana musicians with a deeply community-centric vibe. All the music & vendors have been carefully curated to create an authentic experience you won’t find anywhere else this side of the Appalachians. This family-run homegrown music festival is fueled by a love of everything local, builds a sense of community, and proudly supports sustainable practices.

WEBSITE: http://www.folkrevivalfestival.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/FolkRevivalFestival

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