By JOHN DALY
Brian Wilson, Bob Weir and Willie Nelson top a star-studded lineup for the inaugural BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, May 3-5.
The fest celebrates — what else — the beach, and features musicians whose work is synonymous with the casual Southern California lifestyle.
Additional musicians to perform include Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby, Everclear, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, and more.
“We’ve painstakingly curated this lineup to capture what we believe is the unique spirit of BeachLife, bringing together a mix of legendary icons,” said Allen Sanford and Rob Lissner, co-founders of The BeachLife Festival and LiveList, a Venice-based tech platform that streams live music performances around the world.
Top SoCal chefs will also have a stage of their own. Side Stage, a 50-seat, sit-down, pop-up restaurant, will give festival-goers access to an unprecedented upscale dining experience just feet from the main stage.
Beyond Side Stage will feature a curated wine village with boutique wineries, a massive craft beer bar focused on LA breweries, a VIP poolside experience, an elite speakeasy, and multiple bars and food vendors and trucks across the venue.
Band-inspired menus will be created by handpicked chefs such as esteemed California-based chef and restaurateur, David LeFevre. Additional chefs will be announced soon. A limited number of reservations will be available for $150 per person beginning March 1.
More information, menu options, and details regarding reservations will soon be released via beachlifefestival.com.
Three-day passes are on sale now on the BeachLife website. General admission passes are currently $249 and VIP passes are $795. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, and valet parking is $2,000.
A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities, including: Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres, and Redondo Beach Police Foundation, with additional non-profits forthcoming.
The BeachLife Festival Lineup
Willie Nelson and Family
Brian Wilson w special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.
As the Crow Flies featuring Chris Robinson
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers
Chevy Metal ft. Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters
Colin Hay of Men at Work
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Roots of Creation
Clayton Joseph Scott
His Eyes have Fangs
The Hollow Legs