The Golden State is having its Americana moment this summer with the announcement of the third roots rock and country-themed festival for 2022 – the ocean-adjacent BeachLife Ranch Country Music and Americana Festival, slated for Redondo Beach, California, September 16. -18.
Co-created by an independent concert promoter Alan Sanford and the team that created the BeachLife Festival which first launched in 2019, BeachRanch will be presented by The Lumineers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, Wilco and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and will include a special performance led by singer, songwriter and producer Shooter Jennings paying homage to the music of his father, outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings.
In addition to BeachLife Ranch this summer, there’s also the Palomino Festival with Kacey Musgraves taking place on the grounds outside the Rose Bowl on July 9 and GoldenSky in Sacramento on October 15 and 16, headlined by Tim McGraw. It’s a big help from Country and Americana for a state that’s not known for forever embracing the genre, but country music’s popularity has grown rapidly over the past decade thanks in large part to the growing accessibility to roots-focused music via streaming services and the launch of the Stagecoach festival near Palm Springs, which served as an important platform for increasingly diverse country music while nurturing a vintage aesthetic around the country western themes.
Sanford said there is also a similarity in experiences between the cowboy (and cowgirl) lifestyle and the surfer lifestyle, both in their appreciation of their surroundings and their calm confidence. , saying that BeachLife Ranch “is inspired by growing up in Southern California and spending summers in central California trail riding all day and then coming home to wash up for a sunset barbecue. of Santa Maria tri-tip with all the fixins. It’s different from the surf & skate beach culture, but the vibe is the same, and something we want to celebrate: the love and respect for the outdoors, nature, friends and community.
The festival will continue the on-stage dining offering, known as the SideStage Experience, where guests can enjoy a four-course meal prepared by a celebrity chef served on stage while artists perform. Proceeds from the festival help support the Los Angeles South Bay community through philanthropy, as well as green and sustainable initiatives, specifically related to beach and ocean preservation, as well as the local community.
BeachLife Ranch weekend tickets are on sale now at BeachLifeRanch.com. Three-day general admission passes can be purchased for $299. BeachLife Ranch is also offering a new type of ticket, General Admission Plus, for $379, which offers three-day festival admission with unlimited re-entry. For more information, visit BeachLifeRanch.com.