Long Beach Band Festival – August 30th & 31st


The much anticipated Long Beach Band Festival is here again! On Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st, at the Harper McCaughan Town Green on Jeff Davis Avenue, you will be able to bring the family out for an amazing weekend of carnival-type fun.
Founded in 2008, the Long Beach Festival brings the Gulf Coast Community together for summer fun and entertainment. The music alone is a great reason to give your time to this wonderful event. Bands like Hanover Drive, Suthurn Touch, Hester, Before Breaking, Unsung Youth, Set the Sails, By the Fire and South of I-10 will bring their exciting stage shows to entertain all ages.
A special area will be set aside to create a colorful and dynamic carnival scene complete with rides by Mitchell Brothers & Sons Amusements. The ticket booth will sell armbands for the rides.
Admission is free and there will be over 80 vendors on site. Military Appreciation night is Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. All military personnel and their families will receive $2 off the cost of arm bands for the carnival rides.
Bands will be on stage and classic cars and motorcycles will be on display. A grand finale karaoke contest, sponsored by Juan Tequila’s Mexican Grill and Cantina will round out the Friday night festivities.
The festival will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning with exhibitions starting at 10:30 a.m. More bands will take the stage at 1 p.m. with music ranging from classic Southern rock to Indie-band and Christian rock.
Kiddie Land, sponsored by Walgreen’s and Michael’s, will be another special feature of this festival that is unique and relaxing for the entire family. Sit back and enjoy the H&H Express Train ride as you leisurely explore the festival grounds.
Domino’s, Juan Tequila’s and Coca Cola are all sponsors so we’re sure that there will be plenty of great food to satisfy your appetite throughout the day.
Local youth from along the coast will be showing off their special talents during exhibitions and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite ride to show off alongside the classic cars and motorcycles.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Long Beach Band. Vendors and sponsors are being accepted through the festival website at http://www.longbeachbandfestival.com. Sponsors at the $500 Gold level will receive a Gold banner at the festival, a 12’x12’ booth space, logo listing on the website, a link from the festival website to the sponsors website, logo on the festival poster, a full page ad in the football program and sponsor listing on the bands marching and indoor t-shirts. Other sponsorship levels include Silver for $300 and Bronze for $200. Sponsors and vendors may pay by credit card on the festivals website. If you have any questions please call Susan Sargent, Festival Coordinator, at 228-297-6175.

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