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Friday, June 9, 2017

31st annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU" — Guide to the June 23-25, 2017 festivals, one-by-one

Each one, in this series of special short editions, details ONE local festival, all by its lonesome. See the "Guide to this weekend" for the complete catalogue of CONCERTS, special events, and ALL the FESTIVALS, everywhere, here 'n there, hither 'n yon. That awaits you at:


Jun 24 & 25, 2017:
31st annual "LONG BEACH BAYOU" Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Events Park, N side of Shoreline Dr, at Shoreline Village Dr. & Linden Av, Long Beach, CA; 562-912-4451;
✔ TIX: advance tix online or by phone, $26 adult, $21 seniors & students; last day these are mailed-out is June 1. At gate, tix for all are $31. Children age 12 and under are free.
✔ THE SCENE: Splendid event, delightful setting in a 12-acre park around a lagoon, plenty of Lou'siana music on two stages, both with dance floors. There's lots of tasty regional food. It's a friendly and fun atmosphere to hear and, if you have happy feet, to dance to top bands from Cajun country. Plenty happening all day, including a daily Mardi Gras Parade led by a brass band and multiple daily Crawfish Eating Contests. This year brings expanded areas for young children and teens with free arts and crafts, a Kid’s Corner featuring a very active and popular Children’s Stage hosting fun activities all day long, including a reptile show. Pay parking is across the street. Or avoid traffic — from the end of the Blue Line light rail, it's walkable, or there is an obscure local bus that serves the Blue Line station and stops across the street from the festival. ✔ 2017 LINEUP:
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(Zydeco Stage:)
♪ Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band
♪ T Broussard & The Zydeco High Steppers
♪ New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band
♪ Pine Leaf Boys; Grammy noms
♪ Dennis G & The Zydeco Trail Riders
♪ Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers
♪ Bonne Musique Zydeco
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(New Orleans Stage — formerly the Blues Stage:)
♪ Bernie Pearl
♪ Whiteboy James
♪ Café R&B
♪ Jimbo Ross & The Bodacious Band
♪ Louie Cruz Beltran
♪ Seville & Company
♪ MJ Brass Band
♪ Jumpin' Jack Benny
♪ Soulicious


ALL THE FESTIVALS, happening locally and everywhere else throughout 2017 (with the current stuff right on top), are in the Guide's "ENCYCLOPEDIA FESTIVANICA" at:


Ahead in the Guide...


We'll keep you updatred on MUSIC NEWS, all the festivals that feature Folk-Americana and/or acoustic music, and we'll bring you plenty of feature stories on special events, along with some previews, reviews and select "picks" (the recommendations kind, not the kind you use on strings; we've never had any of those printed with our logo, though we would if someone wanted to sponsor that.)

That said... contrary to appearances the last month or so, we're really NOT going back into the daily music calendar bid'ness. But there is SUCH an irresistible bridge of tunefulness between the current weekends of festivals that we ARE doing full-blown music calendars through July 4th.

We all know that if you rely on corporate mainstream media for your supposed news, you'd miss all these things.

Along with 'purt near all the music news we bring you.

It certainly does seem like Big Corporate Media only promotes and reports on soundalike pop pablum with incongruously unnecessary vocal gymnastics... we don't do that, and we wouldn't cover that stuff even if they didn't. But the point is, they just plain refuse to cover real acoustic music made without loops of electrocution sound effects — from Frankenstein's lightning storm or wherever they find that annoying stuff. So just hit the mute button on them and turn here. We cover all kinds 'o real acoustic music. And, yes, we'll feature some select picks of concerts, etc., as we navigate the summer together.


As always, you know that a whole lot more is coming soon — including fresh MUSIC NEWS, PREVIEWS & REVIEWS, and more additions to our massive guide to the MUSIC FESTIVALS of 2017.

Meantime, with everything happening this weekend? Go get tuneful!



Boilerplate? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox?

What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...

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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS — and views of interest to artists everywhere — more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.


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