Closing out the popular summer concert series, local and regional bands will perform on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment, busking for wooden nickels. Often serving as a launch-pad for the careers of local musicians, this good-natured competition draws thousands who cheer for their favorite acts and dance in the streets.
The 2014 Buskerfest lineup includes performances by local emerging artists Bearcoon, Ray Barbee, Classics, Jesse Davis Edwards, Ghetto Blaster$, Hanlin, Jones, & Ricky IV, The Moderates, So Many Wizards, and Thy Squid, along with non-competing band Ziggens and more to be announced.
New this year will be an expanded all-star jam finale, hosted by last year’s Buskerfest winner Fathers & Suns and members of Long Beach’s rocking theater troupe RiotStage! Members of all busking bands, including competing and headlining performers, are encouraged to join in for this raucous finish to a memorable summer of music.