2019 11th Annual Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival

Artists in Partnership Inc. and the Long Beach Public Library present the 11th Annual Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival - June 13th- June 16th, 2019 

Artists in Partnership, Inc. and the Long Beach Public Library are pleased to announce that GUY DAVIS, American Blues Ambassador, musician, author, actor, and son of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee will be kicking off the 11th Annual Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival in the City of Long Beach on Thursday evening, June 13 at 7:30pm. Davis is the recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award, has been nominated for numerous Blues awards and has recorded over a dozen albums, some which have earned top 10 spots on the music charts.  

This FREE 4 day event will feature some of the finest representatives from the local and National Blues Scene who will be performing at the Long Beach Public Library and other venues in the City of Long Beach. TOBY WALKER, 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD, appears on Friday evening followed by the 9 piece Hoodoo Loungers Band who will be presenting the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans.

Join us outdoors on Saturday afternoon at Arts in the Plaza where Sarah Palermo will be performing with the Barrelhouse Blues Band. The music continues at the Library at 7:00 with "the real deal" Chicago Bluesman, Irving Louis Lattin followed by New York Blues Hall Of Fame singer/songwriter and dubbed the "Reigning Queen of NYC Blues", Regina Bonelli and her band of internationally recognized musicians.

A Thursday performance by Harmonica Master Mitch Weiss with Ken Kresge and Jack Falco as well as a Saturday event featuring J. Brittany and the Rock Bottom Blues Band take place at the Half Moon Bar and Grill. The Festival will culminate with an Open Blues Jam by Benoir and Friends at JJ Coopers, 6-9 on Sunday, June 16th.

Festival producer, Johanna Mathieson-Ellmer pointed out that the Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival is part of the "Beyond the Dunes" project, an initiative to enlighten visitors to the fact that Long Beach is more than just a seasonal "sun and surf" destination.  "If you look just beyond the dunes you will discover a wealth of amazing restaurants and businesses as well as cultural arts and community activities that are sure to please!"

All programs are subject to change. For additional information, times and schedules, please visit www.aip-arts.org. You can also email us at aip4arts@gmail.com  or call (516)432-6342.

 

Below is the breakdown with times and locations:

 

Thursday, June 13th- Long Beach Public Library- 111 West Park Ave.

7:30-9:00- GUY DAVIS, American Blues Ambassador, musician, author, actor, and son of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.  Recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award.

Friday, June 14th - Long Beach Public Library- 111 West Park Ave.

7:00- TOBY WALKER-1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD

8:15 - HOODOO LOUNGERS- Winners of the 2018  BEST CD OF THE YEAR award from the L.I. BLUES SOCIETY  9 piece band traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, Gospel, classic R&B and funk.

Saturday, June 15th- Long Beach Public Library outdoors at Arts in the Plaza (in front of City Hall) In the event of rain, programs will be held at the Long Beach Public Library. BRING CHAIRS.

12:30- SARAH PALERMO and BARRELHOUSE BLUES- This Long Island based band will be rocking out the Plaza and jamming to the blues

Saturday Evening- Long Beach Public Library- 111 West Park Ave.

7:00- IRVING LOUIS  LATTIN -Chicago born/NYC Bluesman and Barrier Beach Blues Veteran.

8:15-REGINA BONELLI BAND- New York Blues Hall Of Fame singer/songwriter and "Reigning Queen of NYC Blues"

Additional venues:

Thursday, June 13th- 9:00- Half Moon Bar and Grill -22 East Park Avenue- Classic Blues by Harmonica Master MITCH WEISS with KEN KRESGE and JACK FALCO

Saturday, June 15th - 10:00- Half Moon Bar and Grill -22 East Park Avenue- featuring J. BRITTANY and the ROCK BOTTOM BLUES BAND.

    Sunday, June 16th-6-9:00pm- JJ Coopers- 124 West Park Avenue-- BLUES JAM with BENOIR & FRIENDS