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Southern California is home to some of the best music festivals in the country. Blues, reggae, gospel, and more — the Long Beach music scene is just as exciting as it is diverse, making this SoCal city a true destination for music fans everywhere. These exciting music festivals feature national, award-winning acts to up-and-coming artists. Block off the streets and turn up the ‘tunes! Here are five of Long Beach’s best music festivals you can’t miss!
Long Beach Jazz Festival: A weekend of smooth beats and soothing saxophones from top jazz headlining artists and local acts awaits you at the Long Beach Jazz Festival. This music festival will be held from August 13 to August 15. Festivities begin at 5PM on Friday night and wrap up at 10:30PM on Sunday night. Tickets can be purchased in advanced or at the door — both VIP and box seats are available.
Annual Blues Festival: Going on its 31st year, Long Beach Blues Festival is the longest-running and most prominent blues event in the United States. This festival is a fundraiser for KKJZ 88.1FM, a publicly-supported radio station. In past years, this music festival has featured top blues performers including the Black Crowes, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and the Allman Brothers. The Blues Festival is held during Labor Day weekend and features musical acts spread out over two stages, shopping, and local food vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Free admission for children under 12.
Gospel Fest: Gospel Fest is a new addition to Long Beach’s music festival scene — its first even was held in 2009. This feel-good music festival is held during the middle of July and features performances by local choirs and national headlining performers. Along with upbeat performances, Gospel Fest features excellent food, beautiful ocean views, and it’s a great way to spend the afternoon with people from the community.
Ragga Muffins Festival: This family-friendly reggae indoor music festival honoring Bob Marley takes place annually in February at the Long Beach Arena. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of the concert. Ragga Muffin’s lineup typically includes nationally recognized reggae artists as well as up-and-coming independent acts. Past events featured artists such as Rootz Underground, Stephan Marley, and Queen Ifrica. The Ragga Muffins Festival also features a huge craft sale and excellent food choices, as well as a kid’s play area with face painting, storytelling, and other activities.
Bayou Festival: You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to experience a Madri Gras-style party! The Bayou Festival is held annually in Long Beach, California’s Rainbow Lagoon near the end of June. This exciting music festival features two stages of Cajun, zydeco, jazz, and blues-style musical acts. Also available are hundreds of craft vendors, traditional Cajun and Creole food, a parade, dancing, and parties — all the the style and tradition of Madri Gras! Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. VIP passes are also available.
These Long Beach music festivals are a great way to support independent artists, see live performances from award-winning acts, meet members of the community, and get out of the house and have a great time. Music festivals are a great way to come together with people to celebrate a love for music, community, and great food.
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I took a 2 week break from the web and vlogging but I’m back and ready to start uploading videos again. This weekend in Hampton Roads, Va. we are rocking with festivals and I’m going to try my best to attend as many as possible to record the fun.
Here’s what’s happening:
The 43rd annual Hampton Jazz Festival will take place June 25-27, 2010
at the Hampton Coliseum.
Friday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Gladys Knight, Keith Sweat, David Koz & Jonathan Butler with special guest Sheila E, Melanie Fiona.
Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie, Joe, Down to the Bone.
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2 p.m.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, En Vogue, Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum, The Fuzz Band.
Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Admission: $10 each day, and $20 weekend pass (advanced purchase only).
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010
Friday: 5 to 10 p.m. (Noon to 4 p.m. lunch preview Friday. Free.), Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Event location: Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510.
For more information on the musical lineup for the event:
20th Annual Afrikan American Festival
Admission: $3.00 donation
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010, Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Hours for this year’s event at Mill Point Park are 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday June 25, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday June 26, and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday June 27. Hours for the Carousel Park portion of the event are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 only. The African American Cultural Forum will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday only.
Event location: Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street, Hampton VA, 23669.
Afrikan American Festival Musical Lineup
June 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. Reggie Gist
6:30 p.m. New Direction Band
7:30 p.m. Karla Camp
8:30 p.m. TFC Band
10:00 p.m. Evelyn “Champagne” King
June 26, 2010
1:30 p.m. Down South Richmond Bo
2:00 p.m. Charlie Bell & The Icemen
3:00 p.m. Andre Cotman Jazz Saxophone
4:00 p.m. 2nd Change
5:00 p.m. 4 2 C and Band
6:00 p.m. Phazz 2 Band
7:00 p.m. RTB Band
8:00 p.m. RaJazz
10:00 p.m. Zapp Band
June 27, 2010
TBD Whiteman Family
TBD Eric Taylor
TBD Zapp Band and Guest
Suggestions for dinning if you are attending the Hampton Jazz Festival. All of these restaurants are near the event and the Hampton Coliseum:
Bensi Ristorante Italiano, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Outback Steakhouse, Q Barbeque, The Pub.
Other restaurants for soul food:
Mary Helen’s Restaurant features Southern and Creole Cuisine:
87 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669-3521
NBA Star Allen Iverson has a Restaurant & Sports Lounge @ 2234 Cunningham Drive in Hampton.
Ways To Connect With Me When I’m Not Here:
5007-C Victory Blvd.
P.O. Box 347
Yorktown, VA. 23693
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Bonjour à mes amis.! I am so happy to be back home. I have not worked on my “Cajun Fires” cooking web site for a long time. But I am back and ready to have some fun, and hope you join me to set the ‘fires a blazing’!
I am a 63 year young Cajun Woman and with a ‘joie pour la vie’ (joy for life) and have lived all my life in Southwest Louisiana. My maiden name is Broussard, and chere` don’t talk bad about the Broussards in this neck of the bayou, we’re a VERY large family, and fierce about taking care of each other.
Food has always been an important part of my life growing up in the South with all the traditions of family. My Dad’s Dad had a ‘mandatory attendance’ rule for Sunday lunch at he and grandma’s house. Grandpa provided the meat, and covered dishes were brought by everyone else. Not all spouses were keen on this, but it really didn’t matter, everyone went. Oh, Dad had 13 brothers and sisters! I am an only child, so having all those cousins around was heaven (I have 33 first cousins, and, age wise, I am in the middle).
This is just a brief overview of me and who I am. You will continue to hear me talk about family, as you have seen, I have a lot of them. I didn’t even mention my kids, grandkids, great grand kids….. it will come in bits and pieces. Stay tuned. Oh, the first event on Cajun Fires will be Roasting with Rosie Bar B Que Cook Off. Au revoir, MaryAmy
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It’s cajun cooking on the bayou! Mr. Lee Roy Sevin from Dularge, Louisiana cooks up a cajun shrimp jambalaya.
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Peggy’s On The Bayou Cajun Café 409-886-1115 http://www.yellowbook.com/profile/peggys-on-the-bayou-cajun-cafe_1844107953.html
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where in SoCal? I know some places in SD.
Redfish Cajun Grill & Bar – (619) 234-7226 – 731 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
Bayou Flavors of New Orleans – (619) 696-8747 –
329 Market St, San Diego, CA
House of Blues – (619) 299-2583 – 1055 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
This week, the Geeky Gourmet whips up a blast from the bayou with his patented Shrimp Creole (patent void in the continental United States).
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…About 5 years ago my wife & I visited New Orleans & took a side trip to the Bayou Country. I love spicy food & felt like I was in Paradise then. I recently had a craving for some spicy Cajun snacks & I ordered Simply Cajun pickled chicken eggs + Simply Cajun pickled quail eggs + Simply Cajun polish sausage over the internet. I also discovered ( but did not order ) something called turducken ( which I understand is turkey stuffed with duck, chicken & sometimes creole sausage ? ) ??—Can anyone tell me what these items taste like ? Are they considered delicacies ? Are they aquired Tastes? Is Simply Cajun a good authentic brand or is there a better brand ? What does turducken taste like ? Does turducken taste good ? Lastly….does anyone know any good websites where similar Cajun food can be purchased ? What is the best website ? Are there other good Cajun foods you would recommend ?….And does anyone know of any Cajun supermarkets on Long Island, New York ? —-Thanks
I’m glad that you are a fan of our cuisine. It is mighty tasty. I hope that this will help. Turducken is amazing, it is tender and full of flavor, holiday favorites! I highly recommend it. Although I really can’t describe it for you other than that it’s great! I don’t know much about cajun stores in New York, but I know some things that will help you cook. Tony Chachere’s seasoning is a staple in every kitchen in Louisiana, it is a great start for seasoning anything! They also make a roux mix ( the base for gumbo) which has a great recipe for an amazing authentic gumbo. (although feel free to add lib and make it your own gumbo). You can also order riceland crawfish to be shipped which are farm raised here and they too have a great recipe for a great Etouffee……. when cooking with crawfish never use China crawfish the flavoring and the texture is not what you are looking for and it is much better to use the "real" thing. The best cookbooks that I can recommend for you are anything by Paul Prudomme, it’ll knock your socks off!!! Prepare to cook for some time, but open some wine have some fun and the time the food takes to prepare will pay off, greatness takes time, even in the kitchen.
Here is a great recipe for BBQ shrimp–it is one of my favorites, but ya gotta have the Tony’s to make it one of the most amazing things you will ever put in your mouth!
3-4 pounds of Prawn Shrimp ( it is important they are prawns)
4 sticks of butter
2 large bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
1 jar Pepper Corns
Pepper Corns with a grinder
1 large jar of minced garlic
cut the butter into cubes and put it in a large deep pan, generously cover the butter in garlic, (don’t be shy about the garlic-it’s a huge part of what makes cajun food what it is), place prawns on top of this, add a little more garlic on top of prawns, pour in dressing, place pepper corns generously through out the dish, then grind at least half of the grinder of peppercorns over the dish evenly, add tony’s to taste ( it’s spicy!!!) Cover with tin foil, place in oven on 350 until shrimp turn bright pink! Don’t let them over cook!!!
Get plenty of french bread, place in the center of the table, get bowls, and enjoy!!!! Make sure to get plenty of the "sauce" to enjoy with your shrimp and bread, it is amazing!!!
Good luck with your cooking adventures.
There is nothing better tasting than that Deep South Bayou country flavor on chicken, pork, beef, and fish. Try this variation of the classic Louisiana Rub at your next barbeque.
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