Now located in front of the USS Iowa, the 17th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, July 22, 23, and 24, is set to serve up another eclectic plate of exciting music along with thousands of plate of delicious hot lobster meals.
“The summer concert season doesn’t begin ‘til you wipe the butter off your chin, so join the party with eighteen of the greatest bands in the LA music scene, ” said Jim Hall, President of International Lobster Festivals, Inc., producers of the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival.
“Starting Friday with a rockin’ blues set from the Scott Whyte Band, we’ll keep shoveling on the rock and roll all weekend. We’ve got something for everyone, no matter where you go in the venue. Terrific acts on the main stage, and offstage we’ll have everything from Line Dancing Lobsters to Hit and Run Hula flashmobs (Sat. & Sun.) plus a few other surprises. Our carnival area has doubled in size with more rides and games than ever before.
“San Pedro is a town that works hard and plays hard, Friday night is for the home team,” said Hall. “If you like rock and roll and want to see three of the best local bands, then we’ve got what you are looking for.” Headlining Friday will be a new show from The Hula Girls with their patented hulabilly tunes and gorgeous dancers, supported by the new rock sounds of DECORATIONS and opening the show will be the Scott Whyte Band (you get extra points if you can guess where you’ve seen Scott before).
“On Saturday July 23 the party really gets started with a dynamite lineup of fun,” said Hall. “We’ll be kicking off the music and 1 pm with a down-home set of country rock from the famous group Honey County. Filling out the bill will be a terrific lineup of indie bands, called “the most ambitious in LA” – Hawai, Banta, The Rebel Light, Dear Boy and one of our personal favorites, Leslie Stevens and special guests. The Colourists will headline the evening at 9 pm and supported by their co-headliner KITTEN at 8 pm. Opening the evening is Andrew Watt. Better yet, it’s all included in the price of admission.”
Sunday’s show kicks off at noon with Clean Spill. Filling out the afternoon will be Magic Bronson, Oyster Kids, and The Shari Puerto Band,
Headlining at 5 pm Sunday will be The Black Crystal Wolf Kids. Opening for for the BCW Kids is Blondfire.
“There is no better or more affordable entertainment and dining bargain than the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival,” said Hall. “We deliver a day of dynamic family entertainment and a delicious fresh cooked lobster meals for less than the meal would cost in most restaurants. Any one of these acts would cost you at least $20.00 or more to see in a club, but at the lobsterfest they are free with the price of admission.”
Admission is $12.00 for adults, kids under 12, Active duty and retired military and veterans with a VA card get in free. Conveniently located at the end of the 110 Harbor Freeway, parking and shuttle buses are free. 2016 festival hours are: 5 pm to 11 pm, Friday, July 22, 11 am to 11 pm, Saturday, July 23; 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday, July 24. GATES CLOSE AND THERE IS NO ADMITTANCE AN HOUR BEFORE THE END OF THE FESTIVAL EACH DAY.
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The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, Budweiser, Alt 98.7, YELP!, OC Weekly. The festival has raised over $300,000 for local charities. Principal non-profit beneficiaries of the 2016 Lobster Festival are Harbor Interfaith Services, and the San Pedro Rotary Club.