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Showing posts with label Long Beach Blues Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Long Beach Blues Society. Show all posts

Monday, June 5, 2017

Women Rule at New Blues Festival 4 Labor Day Weekend


     ~In Conjunction with the New Long Beach Blues Society~


   (LONG BEACH, CA)New Blues Festival IV is proud to present some of Blues' biggest women artists this year, when the two-day festival takes place Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend) at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, Calif. This year's festival is also being presented in conjunction with the new Long Beach Blues Society.

  Performing on the Main Stage are Janiva Magness, whose critically-acclaimed album Love Wins Again was a 2017 Grammy nominee in the Best Contemporary Blues category. Ana Popovic, the Serbian-born guitar great and six-time Grammy nominee who recently relocated to Los Angeles, is also set to perform, with other female acts including the "Queen of Steam," Michele Lundeen;  and Los Angele's own, Deb Taren Band; Shadowblue featuring Lady Faye; and Seville Street.

  Other NBF IV headliners: Blues legend, Guitar Shorty; The King Brothers; Chris Cain; Zac Harmon (performing with Chris Cain); John Clifton; Reverend Shawn Amos; Atomic Road Kings; Backwater Blues Band; and Union Hobos.

  As with previous years, there will be a full Vendor Village, Craft Beers on Tap, BBQ Vendors, Gourmet Food Trucks, and more. Additionally, enjoy music as well on the Golden Groove Stage featuring performances by many of the Southland's best Blues acts.

 Tickets now on sale For New Blues Festival IV at



                           About...New Blues Festival IV  

   The New Blues Festival is now in its fourth big year, and was expanded to a two-day event in 2015 due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural NBF, when over 2,000 music lovers of all ages filled POA Park in Long Beach.

   "Los Angeles and Orange Counties have responded very well to the (New Blues Festival) concept. We definitely hit on a pent-up demand for a long-running inter-generational tradition, and we are excited to once again share all this great music with the public", says William Grisolia, Producer of the New Blues Festival.

   Past headliners at the previous two New Blues Festival events include some of the biggest names in Blues: 2017 Grammy winner, Bobby Rush; Lee Rocker; James Harman; The 44's with Kid Ramos; Brophy Dale Band; Barbara Morrison; Whiteboy James & the Blues Express; Teddy Lee Hooker; 2000 Lbs. of Blues; and Bernie Pearl, plus the best young up-and-coming blues artists, Chase Walker Band and Ray Goren.





Monday, May 22, 2017

"Blues in the Schools" Presented by Long Beach Blues Society


  (Long Beach, CA) - The newly-formed Long Beach Blues Society presents Blues in the Schools, an exciting new program bringing together musically-inclined high school students and professional blues artists, coming to Renaissance High School for the Arts, 235 E. 8th St.,  Thursday, May, 25, from 1pm-2:40pm.

  Students will experience a hands-on opportunity to work with established blues musicians who'll encourage and push them to achieve confidence in their musical development.  Through direction and collaborations, students will gain understanding about the importance of performing an engaging live show. 

  Life-long blues evangelist, legendary guitarist, radio host, and educator, Bernie Pearl, will share his history and development of the Blues as one of the original American musical art forms.  Pearl has been central to bringing the blues to Long Beach as the creator and host of “Nothin’ But the Blues” on KPPC, and then KLON, radio stations. Bernie is also a co-founder of the Big Time Blues Festival, one of the first successful blues events in the Southland.

  Shy But Flyy is a young poet and singer helping the arts flourish in Long Beach who also hosts open-mic events throughout the city.  Her band, Shy But Flyy and the Allstarz, have been performing throughout Southern California for several years.  Shy’s youthful enthusiasm combined with Pearl’s experience will create a dynamic and engaging experience for the students to enjoy. 

  Students and their parents attending Blues in the School will be given complimentary tickets to the New Blues Festival 4, taking place on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, at El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach.

  “This is more than a school event,” explains Bill Grisolia, founder of the Long Beach Blues Society and creator of the New Blues Festival.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the music and education communities of Long Beach to come together.” 

  For more information on Blues in the Schools and the Long Beach Blues Society, call (562) 762-8317 or visit