The two-day Music Taste Good festival is returning to Marina Green Park, on September 29 and 30th, headlined by British New Wave legends New Order on Saturday and Grammy-nominated English singer-songwriter James Blake on Sunday.
The festival was created in 2016 by Josh Fischel as a thank you gift to Long Beach, the city where he lived with his wife Abbie Fischel. In 2016, he he said his vision was to “make sure that every community was represented: the Cambodian community, the Latino community, the LBGT community. Everything that we have in Long Beach because that’s what Long Beach is — this multicultural, beautiful city.”
Fischel died on the last night of the inaugural festival, after a long bout with liver disease. After his death, his wife Abbie and the 2016 festival team relaunched the event in dedication to Fischel’s memory and moved it from downtown Long Beach to its current location at Marina Green Park.
Also scheduled to appear for Saturday’s lineup is Broken Social Scene, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Princess Nokia, Blake Mills, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Oliver Tree, Shame, Los Master Plus, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, NO BS! Brass Band, Radiolistener: Tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, Feels, Forest of Tongue, Neighbor Lady, BLCKNOISE, Haunted Summer and Manuel The Band.
Sunday’s lineup also includes performances by: The Black Angels, Lizzo, Parquet Courts, The Church, Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, Hollie Cook, Hailu Mergia, Ezra Furman, Ladama, The Blow, De Lux, Ethio Cali, B.A.G. (Blimes x Gifted Gab), The Fling, Baum, Hana Vu, Asi Fui and NO BS! Brass Band.
The festival’s third year will include an expanded Taste Tent with the theme “Port Cities of the West Coast,” which will offer all attendees culinary samplings from some of the area’s most talented and acclaimed chefs and restaurants.
To purchase tickets, visit the festival’s official web site.
UPDATE — Music Tastes has announced that Janelle Monáe will be the main support on the second day of the festival at Marina Green Park on Sunday, Sep. 30. Monáe is currently touring in support of her critically acclaimed third album Dirty Computer.