The BeachLife Festival has announced its inaugural 2019 music lineup for a “first-of-its-kind coastal event” in Los Angeles, California. Going down May 3rd – 5th, 2019 at Redondo Beach, CA’s Seaside Lagoon, the three-day festival will feature oceanside headlining performances from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (Friday), Brian Wilson w/ Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin (Saturday), and Willie Nelson & Family (Sunday).
The BeachLife Festival lineup is rounded out by Ziggy Marley, As The Crow Flies, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Everclear, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, and many more, with three top-tier artists blurred out to be announced in the coming months.
According to a press release, top SoCal chefs will also have their own stage, the ‘Side Stage, a 50-seat, sit-down, pop-up restaurant that will give festival-goers access to an unprecedented upscale dining experience just feet from the main stage. There will also be 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.
“We’ve painstakingly curated this lineup to capture what we believe is the unique spirit of BeachLife, bringing together a mix of legendary icons, headlining touring bands and emerging artists who all in some way represent our Southern California beach lifestyle,” 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, in a joint statement.
Check out the full lineup below, and head here for more information. Tickets are on-sale now at various levels. According to the event organizers, 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.
In related news, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros announced a 20-date tour earlier this morning, which will bring the trio throughout the U.S. this March. The Grateful Dead guitarist/singer/songwriter will once again team up with drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was. As the bandleader put it in his announcement tweet, “This is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk!”