New Blues Festival Returns to Long Beach: The eighth installment of the New Blues Fest takes place this weekend at Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach. It’s a strong lineup too, with Tito Jackson, fresh from being signed to Gulf Coast Records, headlining.

Elsewhere, we have the multi award winning Sugaray Rayford, L.A. guitarist Laurie Morvan, the new and appropriately named Bill Grisolia & the New Blues Festival Allstars, New Orleans guitarist Lester Lands, guitarist and vocalist Corday, the Disciplez, She Wears Black (featuring Long Beach’s Shy But Flyy), Redd House, Dano Forte, and blues harp player extraordinaire TJ Norton. MCing is Ann the Raven from KPCC-FM.

“This is the eighth New Blues Festival, the sixth in Long Beach, and the first time the New Blues Festival will be held in the prime Entertainment Destination of Shoreline Aquatic Park, which is a Peninsula of Land surrounded on three sides by water,” said festival promoter and curator Bill Grisolia in a statement. “One side of the Peninsula is located in the Pacific Channel, which leads to the Los Angeles River tributary. The other side Is Rainbow Harbor, which includes both working Fishing and Charter Boats as well as all types of pleasure crafts. Across from the tip of the Peninsula is the tip of Shoreline Village,  with it’s iconic Lighthouse Restaurant.  Shops and restaurants highlight the Shoreline Village experience including the original Yard House Restaurant. Next to the park is the Aquarium of the Pacific, with its recent $53 million Pacific Visions addition.  The Aquarium is known throughout Southern California for its Rescue and Rehabilitation efforts and it to work with school children from across the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.”

New Blues Festival Returns to Long Beach: The event takes place from 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 at Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach. Go to for all the info.

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