The holy grail of Long Beach music events is back to end SAM 2018 as we invade the East Village in DTLB. Local and regional bands will perform on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment, busking for wooden nickels. Often serving as a launch pad for the careers of local musicians, this good-natured competition draws thousands who cheer for their favorite acts and dance in the streets.

When:   Saturday, September 8, 2018 5PM - 11PM

Where:  East Village Arts District @ 1st and Linden Ave

Free Event - All Ages - Free Bike Valet

What is Buskerfest?


Multiple bands will perform and the audience is encouraged to vote throughout the night using wooden nickels, (stop by the nickel booth tent in front of Utopia Restaurant) which are provided for free to toss to one’s favorite competing bands.

After performing, we will tally up the wooden nickels and announce the Buskerfest winner for 2018! 

While all competing bands are paid for playing, the winner of Buskerfest will receive a prize package of $2,500 to support furthering their career. Following the competing bands the headliners will perform.

Thank you to our event sponsors 💜

▫️ Councilmember Jeannine Pearce
▫️ MADE by Millworks
▫️ Intertrend
▫️ TPG
▫️ Beachwood Brewery 
▫️ Fingerprints


East Village Arts District @ 1st and Linden Ave