Psychedelic rock band Spirit Mother performs and leaves crowd yelling for an encore at Buskerfest in Downtown Long Beach Saturday, September 7, 2019. Photo by Gabriela Mungarro.
Buskerfest returned to Downtown Long Beach, Saturday, and welcomed music lovers for a night featuring some of the city’s most talented acts on four low production stages. Summer and Music (SAM) partnered with KCRW for the 11th Buskerfest on the lively streets of Downtown’s East Village.
Buskerfest shined the light on eight competing bands: Spirit Mother, Devil Season, Palm Trails, Pollen Collective, BLCKNOISE, Fellow Robot, Gemma Castro and The Captain’s Son in minimally plugged performances. Audience members voted for their favorite acts by placing wooden nickels in tin buckets.