August 17, 2013

5days 25hours 7minutes 66seconds



We’re back to the East Village for the fifth annual BuskerFest – when some of the best bands in and around Long Beach come off the stage to pay homage to their bretheren street musicians and to join in good-natured competition. As in previous years, twelve (mostly) local bands will perform on stages set up on flat bed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment. Audience participation is the other defining element of the event and we look to you to “vote” for your favorite act by tossing wooden nickels in guitar cases. The night will culminate with a dance party in the street with DJ Lithunanian Prince.

Based on your feedback, we have made some changes for BuskerFest V including extending the dance party at the end, making the whole event space a beer garden, and additional amplification to pick up all of the stomps, claps, and unplugged instrumentation and vocals that make these performances intimate and unique.

Competing bands for 2013 include:

The Barrelhousers
Brother C and Sister J
Dennis Robicheau
Dumb Love
Fathers & Suns
Hedgehog Swing
The Melodic
Jon Zell/Move

More on the lineup will be coming soon… See you there!