Music Tastes Good is returning for its 3rd year to Long Beach, CA, September 29th & 30th. With an already stacked lineup including New Order (headlining), Broken Social Scene, Santigold, James Blake (headlining), The Black Angels, and more, the festival announced that Janelle Monáe is the mystery artist performing Sunday night!!
If that’s enough to get you stoked for Music Tastes Good, check out the four biggest reasons Music Tastes Good should be your next festival:
1. THE LINEUP
Honestly, the lineup speaks for itself. With an eclectic mix of rock, indie, folk, R&B, rap, and more, there’s something for everyone.
AND Janelle Monáe is going to be performing!! I just saw her at Outside Lands for the first time and MY GOD she is a goddess who knows how to put on a performance that will make you want to scream FEMALE POWER y’all! (And she rocked that hard after throwing up right before she got on stage from food poisoning….can you imagine what full-health she’s going to look like on stage??)
If her performance is anything like what I just saw, you can expect her to have several costume changes including her vagina pants from her Pynk video (see below), play hits like “Electric Lady” and “Make Me Feel,” and get the whole crowd grooving!
Check out her latest album “Dirty Computer” to see the magic she has in store for you:
2. THE TASTE TENT
Check out the Taste Tent for “a chance to immerse your taste buds in culinary samplings from some of the best coast’s most talented and acclaimed chefs, restaurants, pop-ups, and more.” I don’t know about you, but being able to eat bomb-ass food while listening to world-class music is a dream come true! And not only do you get to eat the food, you get to actually meet these culinary legends, see cooking demos, and more. So if you’re a foodie, this is something you won’t want to miss!
3. THE LOCATION
The festival takes place at the Marina Green Park in Long Beach. Set alongside the beautiful downtown Long Beach shoreline, in the warm California sunshine, you have the perfect atmosphere for grooving out and chowing down. If you have time to explore beyond the festival grounds, check out the Aquarium of the Pacific, the colorful East Village Arts District, or take a boat out to the Catalina Island.
4. THE PRICE
A 2-day GA pass is ONLY $150, while the VIP is just $300. These days when a lot of festivals charge almost $150 for a single day pass (Even though I love you, I’m looking at you Outside Lands & Lollapalooza) this is a downright steal.