There’s a Big New Music + Food Fest Coming to Downtown Long Beach This September

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Coachella too pricey for your tastes?

Well, we’ve got a music festival to tell you about that might be more palpable to your sensibilities, and it’s all happening just a short drive down the 710 freeway.


The brand new Music Tastes Good, presented by KCRW, is hitting the streets of Downtown Long Beach this Sept. 23-25 with a list of headliners that’s sure to impress including The Specials, Iron and Wine, Sylvan Esso, Squeeze, De La Soul, Dr. Dog, Warpaint, Gallant, Deltron 3030 w/the 3030 Orchestra, Rx Bandits, MELVINS, and Living Colour,

Details on the official event website are a bit light (except for the list of bands), but the LA Weekly has mentioned that the weekend long festival will be broken into three unique experiences, with a night-time block party on Friday, a day-long set of performances on Saturday and a concluding Sunday brunch party to close it all out.

via Music Tastes Good / YouTube

Now, as far as the food options go, per the Weekly, the food themes will also be broken down day-by-day with craft beer and local eats for Friday, an optional VIP farm-to-table dinner on Saturday, and Bloody Mary’s served up on Sunday.

Tickets, which go on sale today (Friday, May, 13) at noon start at $25 for the Friday block party and get as pricey $240 for a 3-day VIP pass. A one-day pass for the big performance list on Saturday is $75.

You can get a full breakdown of the day-by-day lineup plus links for tickets via

Have fun!


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