One of our favorite Long Beach traditions returns this March for its 7th year of live music in the City by the Sea. Held at the Long Beach Public Library, the 7th Annual Folk-2-Funk Festival provides local flavor and great tunes with some of the best local artists, playing everything from folk, blues, Americana, and soul. Here’s the line-up for the festival starting Saturday, March 18 to Sunday, March 19. Hope to see you there:
Sonny Ochs, the sister of legendary folk musician Phil Ochs, pays tribute to her late brother in this Q&A and screening of his documentary “There But For Fortune”
Acclaimed New York folk singer Robin Greenstein returns to the annual Folk-2-Funk Festival, in which she will cover iconic women’s voices in the folk music scene.
Long Island’s favorite folk trio, Gathering Time, will be performing their specialty Woodstock tribute set, featuring songs from the festival greats like Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie.
This harmonizing duo will put on their popular tribute to folk legends Simon & Garfunkel. Expect to hear favorites like Scarborough Faire, Sound of Silence, and Mrs. Robinson.
Drummer, guitarist, and songwriter Katie Pearlman stops by the festival to pay tribute to one of folk’s most influential artists, Joni Mitchell.
Bringing their highly-anticipated program, “Folk First: Black Roots” to the Folk-2-Funk Festival, musician and African-American studies scholar Vienna Carroll take listeners on a journey from folk music to contemporary styles, showing audiences a side of Americana they don’t normally see.