Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows and the Marley Brothers to Headline BeachLife Fest 2020
The one thing most debates about the best beaches in LA County always undervalue is beach vibe.
It’s an age-old question: which LA County beach has the best “vibe”? Sure the sun-kissed beaches off Malibu may offer the best surfing, while the boardwalk and pier in Santa Monica deliver the quintessital insta-brag, but when it comes to the laid-back beach lifestyle, nothing comes close to the South Bay.
Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach are the jewels of the South Bay, ever welcoming to visitors but embued with a local culture where a couch-surfing struggling actor can pull up a bar stool next to a sandals-clad investment banker and share stories of that day’s swell before heading home on beach cruisers.
After successfully celebrating the South Bay last year with the inaugural BeachLife festival, St. Rocke owner Allen Sanford and LiveList’s co-founder Rob Lissner are bringing the festival back for its second year, with Steve Miller Band in their only Southern California appearance of 2020, Counting Crows, and Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary oceanside event happening May 1-3, 2020.
Also appearing are UB40 feat. Ali Campbell and Astro, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Fitz and the Tantrums, Live, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, WAR, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Grace VanderWaal and the return of Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal performing the music of Queen.
This year’s BeachLife will include a Yacht Rock Brunch starring Ambrosia and Friends with special guests Stephen Bishop (“On and On”), John Ford Coley (“I’d Really Love to See you Tonight”), and Elliot Lurie (“Brandy You’re A Fine Girl”). Sugar Ray will also host a weekend brunch set against a backdrop of raised mimosas and palm trees.
Also returning to BeachLife is a 50-seat ‘SideStage’ sit-down restaurant with menu from chef and restaurateur David LeFevre of the Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing With Dynamite, The Arthur J. LeFevre, as well as wine and craft beer offerings, a Moet Bubbles bar, Tito’s Backyard BBQ experience, and a wide selection of curated food vendors and trucks across the venue. Additionally, BeachLife will have a new Speakeasy stage with stripped-down acoustic sets from some surprising guests. A lineup of artists performing on the Speakeasy stage will be announced soon.
Three-day passes are on sale now with general admission passes selling for $299 and VIP passes are $749. The Captain’s Pass, which includes additional perks like backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, and valet parking is $1,895. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to several charities including Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Life Rolls On, Redondo Beach Police Foundation, Redondo Beach Education Foundation, and Walk With Sally.
Learn more and buy tickets at Beachlifefestival.com.