BeachLife celebration at St. Rocke
by Brian Cooley
Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg will host a celebration of the last month’s inaugural BeachLife Festival Saturday evening at St. Rocke. The evening will include an appearance by skateboarding legend Tony Alva and performances by Tomorrows Bad Seeds and His Eyes Have Fangs, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, at the door.
BeachLife and partner Los Angeles Kings will donate $60,000 to Surfrider, 5 Gyres, Life Rolls On, The Redondo Beach Police Department, Rob Machado Foundation and Walk with Sally.
“The legacy of BeachLife should be more than an immersive festival experience. It’s about giving back through organizations that have a positive impact on our environment, the South Bay and greater Los Angeles area,” said BeachLife co-founder Rob Lissner.
“In large part what made BeachLife such a resounding success was our dedicated volunteers and city officials, so we’re throwing a party in their honor,” added fellow co-founder Allen Sanford.
The inaugural three-day BeachLife, held in Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, was the South Bay’s largest ever music festival. The headliners were Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys; Bob Weir, of the Grateful Dead; and Willie Nelson. Other performers included Jason Mraz, Ziggy Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby, Everclear, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, and Donavon Frankenreiter.