It’s Folk Revival Festival Weekend, which makes us wonder why people have scheduled other things to do at the same time. But, we guess not everyone loves Lucero or Scott H. Biram or Billy Joe Shaver.
A less rowdy day’s worth of events on Saturday is the Concert for Peace at the Recreation Park Bandshell on the corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue. From 1 till 8 p.m. you and the fam will get poetry, music and other performances from dozens of artists, as well as guest speakers, including Richard and Rita Madeira from Long Beach Vets for Peace, Capt. Charles Moore from Agalita Marine Research, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Long Beach Music Hall of Famer Harold Brown, of War and the Low Rider Band. It’s free.
Meanwhile, your 7th District Councilman Roberto Uranga is throwing a Fiesta in the Park on the Westside at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. We’re gonna have mariachi from Voz de America, Latin-rock and reggae from Simbala and lots more, including dancers, food trucks and a beer and wine garden from Roxanne’s Latin Grill. This one’s free, too, and the press material goes so far as to admit that it’s fun for the whole family.
Did we mention it’s Folk Revival Festival weekend? The Saturday fest doesn’t just spontaneously combust. It gets started with tonight’s kickoff party at At the Top, the swanky new venue above Shannon’s on Pine, where you used to be able to find Birdland West at 201 Pine Ave. (also the site of the city’s first bar, McCarthy’s Saloon). Performers include the fabulous Moonsville Collective, with the Hogslop…
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