Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this GrouponLive deal to the Shoreline Jam reggae festival at The Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach. For $17, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, September 1, at 11 a.m. (a $35 value).
In a 12-hour marathon of peace, love, and rhythm, the Shoreline Jam welcomes a lineup of top reggae, world, rock, and pop artists, including The Wailers, Stick Figure, and Black Uhuru, alongside SoCal reggae legends L.B.D.A. and San Diego's Tribal Seeds. On the beach of the mighty Pacific, Bob Marley’s original bass player, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, heads up The Wailers’ latest incarnation as they cool things down with classic Marley jams such as “Exodus,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” and “Jah Live,” as well as new originals such as Barrett’s ska-influenced “Liberty” and “Showdown.” Original Black Uhuru members “Don Carlos” Spencer, “Garth” Dennis, and “Duckie” Simpson reunited to tour as a trio in 1990 and now sing the hits that secured their place in history, such as the foreboding “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and the smooth, mind-unwinding “Solidarity” off 1984’s Grammy-winning album, Anthem. Sneering Baltimore pop-punk outfit Ballyhoo! demonstrates the blazing yet accessible riffs that made them a staple of the video game Rock Band, and The Lions come roaring out of Los Angeles with a Jamaica–inspired, fusion-minded aesthetic that blends dub, soul, jazz, funk, and world music. All told, a dozen bands will unleash their brand of rhythm and melody while crowds bob along in harmony and ward off appetites and sentient dreadlocks with beer, spirits, and food.
_The Queen Mary_
Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has cultivated a colorful history by transporting iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, as well as serving as troop transport in a world war. Today, passengers board the famous ocean liner to tour historical and haunted areas amidships or stay overnight in an onboard hotel. Visitors rub elbows at seasonal soirees and dive into historical exhibits, fueling up at restaurants, bars, and cafés for a literal taste of The Queen Mary's brand of luxury.
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, California 90802Get Directions