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Jan152019

Brian Wilson, Bob Weir to headline first BeachLife Festival near L.A. this May

ABC/Randy Holmes; Jay Blakesburg

Brian Wilson, founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir and country legend Willie Nelson will headline the inaugural BeachLife Festival, taking place May 3-5 at Redondo Beach, California's Seaside Lagoon. The three-day bash will celebrate Southern California's beach culture.

Wilson, who will perform with fellow former Beach Boys member Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will headline the second day of the festival, May 4, while Weir will close out the first day with a set with his group Wolf Bros, which also features acclaimed producer Don Was on bass and RatDog drummer Jay Lane.

The May 3 lineup also includes As the Crow Flies, featuring Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson; Bruce Hornsby and his current band, The Noisemakers; and reggae veterans Steel Pulse.

Joining Wilson on the May 4 bill are Berlin, Sugar Ray, Violent Femmes, Everclear, and Chevy Metal, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' cover band.

Nelson will headline the festival's final day, which also will include performances by Ziggy Marley, Men at Work's Colin Hay, Blues Traveler, and Grace Potter.

Besides the music performances, the BeachLife Festival will feature a special culinary Side Stage, a pop-up restaurant offering band-inspired menus created by a handpicked list of chefs. In addition, there will be a curated wine village, a huge craft beer bar showcasing local brews, a VIP poolside experience, and numerous bars, food vendors and food trucks.

If you can't attend the fest, you'll be able to watch performances streamed on BeachLifeFestival.com.

Three-day passes to the festival are on sale now. A portion of the money raised from ticket sales will be donated to a number of charities, including Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres, and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation.

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