MUSIC TASTES GOOD
LONG BEACH FEST BACK FOR SECONDS
With an impressive debut last year, Music Tastes Good, a Long Beach music and food festival, will be back for its sophomore effort.
Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the two-day, music, food and art festival will take over Downtown Long Beach's waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30 and October 1 with influential alt-rockers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Among the many other notable acts playing this year's Music Tastes Good are British shoegaze pioneers RIDE, critically-acclaimed American funk/soul/R&B musician Charles Bradley, Canada’s Alvvays, Grammy Award-winning, East LA roots rockers Los Lobos, experimental Athens, GA art rock outfit of Montreal, Dr. Octagon, the acclaimed alter ego of rapper Kool Keith, and UK New Wavers Heaven 17 to name just a few.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 12.
With an amplified focus on their culinary program food this year, Music Tastes Good's new "Taste Tent" will assemble some of the top chefs from both Southern California and the Bayou, for what organizers are calling, a "Port-to-Port" experience, a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach, New Orleans, and their surrounding communities.
Music Tastes Good's return this fall, marks the one-year anniversary of the death of festival founder and chief curator, artist/musician Josh Fischel, who passed away on September 29, 2016, after a battle with liver disease. With a mission to carry on Josh's legacy and his vision for the future of the festival, Music Tastes Good's eclectic lineup once again aims to unite music fans, foodies and art patrons alike.
Josh's wife Abbie Fischel says, "My sweet husband was brimming with vision and creativity and passion and love for art in all its forms. It is no small task to create a fest that truly represents the man he was, but I think we have done him justice. Josh's favorite thing was to give people the gift of experience...experience that hits on multiple levels: sight, sound, taste, touch, emotion. Through this fest, he continues to give that gift to us all."
Participating New Orleans chefs include:
Collin Cormier - Pop's Poboys (Lafayette, LA)
Kelly Fields - Willa Jean
Isaac Toups - Toups Meatery
Mason Hereford - Turkey & The Wolf
Melissa Martin - Mosquito Supper Club
Michael Gulotta - MayPop
Alfredo Nogueria- Cafe Henri
Participating Long Beach chefs include:
Arthur Gonzales - Roe
Dave MacLennan - James Republic
Gus Sverkos - Kafe Neo
Khanh Hoang - Company of Khanh
Luis Navarro - Social List & Lola's
Paul Buchanan - Primal Alchemy
Philip Pretty - Restauration
Music Tastes Good will take place Saturday. September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Marina Green Park, located at 386 E Shoreline Drive, in Long Beach