2013 FEATURED ARTISTS:
and the Zydeco
and the Happy Hill
Big J McNeely
From Our Family to
its 28th year, the Long Beach Bayou and
Blues Festival is proud to continue its time-honored
legacy in the city by the sea. The Long Beach Bayou
and Blues Festival offers patrons a weekend filled
with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place
called ‘home’-- New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou
Country. We are excited to share
the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans
Culture with Long Beach. We invite you to delight in
the specialties of Cajun and Creole cuisine and
savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big
Easy. Rich in cultural music traditions, the Long
Beach Bayou and Blues Festival presents a wide range
of groups, featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues
The dance floor is always
open. Experience the New Orleans Traditional Jazz
Band and come Second Line with the best of them at
the Long Beach Bayou and
produced the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival for
a number of years for Rainbow Promotions, LLC.
This year celebrates a milestone as we
transition the festival management
responsibilities to Kimberly Benoit and her family
at Benoit Entertainment Group, LLC.
Benoit Entertainment Group, LLC is proud to continue
the ongoing support of
LALA, the Louisiana to Los Angeles Organizing
Committee. Thier projects “offer a wealth of
Louisiana culture and celebrate the shared
traditions of all Louisianans” while raising funds
for local youth college scholarships.
years King and Queen are Ryan and Jessica from
Harold and Belles, they will lead the parade with
the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band. This year’s
parade will be expanded more than ever! Bring a mask
or costume. The adult with the most Original costume
will WIN two Bayou Fest T-Shirts and a special prize
to be announced at the event.
Karen Redding, A.J. Gibbs, Sandy Baker and Mona
are expanding this area for young children and teens
to enjoy! Free Arts and Crafts and a Kid’s Corner
featuring a Children’s Activity Schedule all day
long. There will be clowns, balloons, face painting,
reptile show, dance lessons, plus lots more!
Crawfish Eating Contest
throughout the day. Sign up and win prizes!
Directions: Rainbow Lagoon Park
Take the 710 Freeway South to
Long Beach. Exit Shoreline Drive. Pass Pine Ave and
park at the Convention Center Parking Lot.
the day at Rainbow Lagoon Park surrounded by grass,
water and a gorgeous view. Bring a blanket, low
backed chair, sun-block, hat and evening sweater.
Small canopies welcome in the back, or sides, in
Do not bring
food or drinks. Our “New Orleans Alley” offers a
variety of food and beverage booths. No private
sound systems or audio/video recordings allowed.
Beer and wine are available inside the festival.
Sorry NO Pets! And No Coolers allowed.
Thank you for your
No refunds or exchanges.
All acts and schedules are subject to change.