The Specials headline the main event Saturday, Sept. 24, at the inaugural Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach.
Music-lovers and foodies, rejoice. There’s finally an outdoor festival created especially for you, and it takes place this fall in one of SoCal’s most vibrant cities. KCRW presents Music Tastes Good Sept. 23 through 25 on the streets of downtown Long Beach.
Each day of the fest features a separate theme that’s carried out in the musical performers and food. Friday kicks things off with a high-energy block party with craft beer, bites from local vendors and a lineup that includes RX Bandits, Living Colour, Son Little, the Sound of Urchin and Spare Parts for Broken Hearts. There’s an optional VIP farm-to-table dinner on Saturday, along with four stages boasting an eclectic lineup of the Specials, Iron and Wine, Squeeze, Dr. Dog, Warpaint, Vintage Trouble, P.O.S., Foy Vance, Cody Chestnutt, Pokey LaFarge and many others. A Bloody Mary brunch and sets from Sylvan Esso, De La Soul, Gallant, Las Cafeteras and more wrap up the festivities on Sunday.
Three-day tickets are $120 ($110 for Long Beach locals available at Fingerprints Music and Live After 5 events); $25 for Friday only; $75 for Saturday only; $35 for Sunday only; $230 for 3-day VIP that includes access to VIP areas, a swag bag and a ticket to the farm-to-table dinner on Saturday. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 13, at noon.
For more information, visit mtglb.co.