Summer begins next weekend, and there is no better place to spend it than at an outdoor music and cultural festival. The Long Beach Bay Festival has family-friendly Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues music, food, and dancing. It’s from 11 a.m. through the evening and they have dance lessons and a crawfish eating contest. All the vendors are local Los Angeles Creole or Cajun restaurants. The whole vibe feels like being at a festival in New Orleans or Louisiana. Everyone is having fun, is friendly, and it is one of the best festivals I’ve been to. Please buy at the gate or online here and go for one or both days!
Cultural and musical events like these are vital for the communities we live in; they bring the generations and cultures together for a positive purpose and we all feel like family. Because we are. And festival remind us of that.
Some of the artists that are playing are Otis Taylor, who I blogged about a couple weeks ago, the Delta Groove All Stars, Sonny Green, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, The Creole Belles, and Bonne Musique Zydeco, among many many more.
Here again is Otis Taylor with “My Soul’s In Louisiana”:
Sonny Green at last year’s festival:
Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunspots: