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Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Blues Festival Debuts, Bringing Blues Back to Long Beach


Sunday, August 31, 2014 - P.O.A. (Police Officers Association) Park

In Addition To A Star-Studded Music Lineup, Also Food & Crafts Vendors In A Beautiful Outdoor Setting Near The Pacific Ocean!

Award-winning acoustic blues guitar master, Bernie Pearl.

Prolific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician Jim Belushi:  Jami Bess Belushi

  (Long Beach, CA) - The First Annual New Blues Festival, more than anything else, is bringing the Blues back to Long Beach in a big way - back where they belong!

  New Blues Festival takes place on Sunday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend), at POA (Police Officers Association) Park, 7390 E. Carson St., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Tickets priced at $20. (children 12 and under, free). Purchase tickets now at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ (six locations) or at Info: (562) 762-8317 or visit

   "It is an honor to join the original founders of the Long Beach Blues Festival and so many legendary and new stars of the blues this Labor Day weekend, the traditional weekend for festival blues in Long Beach!," says William Grisolia, Producer of the New Blues Festival.  "For over thirty years, the Southern California region has been treated to this most American of music and each artist, volunteer and sponsor will be proud this year to have helped revive our communities’ rich cultural tradition. Congratulations and bravo to each of you!" 

  Taking place on the onetime site of the venerable Big Time Blues Festival presented by the late Betty Miller and partner Bernie Pearl, this year's new Blues festival lineup features:

Bernie Pearl - Long Beach acoustic guitar great/Blues Blast Music Awards nominee

Boxcar 7 -  Seven-piece show ensemble voted "Best Long Beach Band

Brophy Dale Band -  Passionate purveyors of roots-y rock 'n' blues

Jami Bess BelushiProlific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician, Jim Belushi

Joe Kincaid & the Soul Brothers Band -  Veteran Long Beach favorites and groovemasters galore

Mighty Mojo Prophets - One of the shining stars on the renowned Delta Groove Records label (see video below)

New Blues Revolution -  Avant-Garde Blues revolutionaries

Sandi Thom - Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known as "The Scottish Songbird"

Stoney B Blues Band  - Straight outta San Diego by way of Chicago, Blues guitarist/showman extraordinaire

Whiteboy James & the Blues Express - This force of (musical) nature is also one of the premiere acts on SoCal-based Rip Cat Records

Mighty Mojo Prophets performing William Clarke's "Pawnshop" live:



1 comment:

  1. So glad that a Blues Festival is coming back to Long Beach!!!!!