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Parking Reservations:

The city of Long Beach is currently taking parking reservations for this year’s Long Beach Funk Fest for only $7. To reserve your parking please visit the following link www.thepermitstore.com/lb/event/

Bus and Rail Transportation:

Go Metro and save 10% on Festival Merchandise. For more details, click here. Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to the Long Beach Funk Fest via the Blue Line and runs till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

Directions to the Funk Fest:

The LB Funk Fest will take place right in the middle of downtown Long Beach, near the intersection of Pine Ave. and Broadway.

From LA: take the 710 south and exit Broadway (left hand exit towards the end of the 710) From the exit there will be several options for public parking in the downtown area.

From Orange County: take the 405 north to the 710 south and exit Broadway (left hand exit towards the end of the 710) From the exit there will be several options for public parking in the downtown area.

From the Blue Line Metro train: you can exit at 5th St, 1st St, Transit Mall, or Pacific stations.  All of those stations are within walking distance of the festival site (Pine and Broadway). If coming on bicycle, there will be a free bike valet at Pine and Broadway.

LB Funk Fest is a green, sustainable event.  We encourage you to walk, ride the Metro, ride the bus, ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet, skateboard, or carpool.    

FAQ- 

q: What can I bring to the festival?
a: bring comfortable shoes to dance in, sunscreen, comfortable clothes to stay the whole day in.  Bring a refillable water bottle to reduce waste.  We will have a free water filling station for you to stay hydrated.  You can bring low backed folding chairs.  Bring your funky self and a fun and good attitude!

q: What can I NOT bring to the festival?
a: the following are not allowed: alcohol, glass bottles, illegal drugs, weapons, and bad attitude.  This is a family event and we want everyone to have fun and be safe.

q: can I bring food and drink?
a: you may bring food and non-alcoholic drink, and you may bring a small cooler, but keep in mind that we will have several vendors on site, and there are many amazing restaurants in the downtown area for you to try out.  Please attempt to reduce your waste at the festival and help keep it clean.

q: where can I leave my bike?
a: we offer a free bike valet.

q: can I bring my dog?
a: yes!  But please clean up after your dog.

q: what time does the festival start?
a: music starts at noon.  Every act and every dj is great so come early and don’t miss anything.

q: where can I stay the night?
a: there are several hotel options right near the downtown area.

q: what time does the festival end?
a: live music ends at 11pm on the outdoor stage, but the party will continue into the night.  Don’t miss the official after-party funk jam session at Harvelle’s in Long Beach, located at 201 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802.  The venue is facing the main festival site and starts at 11pm.  

q: how much does the Long Beach Funk Fest cost to attend?
a: We have been very fortunate to be able to bring you the LB Funk Fest for the past 4 years for free, but in order to sustain the event there is now a modest ticket price.   $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  

q: what does ‘sustainable and green’ mean?
a: we strive to make our event sustainable and green, meaning we want to have a minimum environmental impact and raise consciousness on living daily in such a way.  We do this by using fully solar powered stages, sound and lights, recycling, offering water refill for refillable water bottles to reduce plastic bottle waste, feature sustainable vendors, and educating on being sustainable.  Sustaining our future through funk!

q: is the LBFF handicap accessible?
a: the festival takes place in downtown Long Beach on the streets at Pine and Broadway, so it is handicap accessible in the way any major downtown 
area is.  Should you require additional assistance, please visit our volunteer booth, and we will have staff all over for assistance.
q: are there ins and outs at the festival?
a: yes, make sure you have your wristband on and visible.  Lost wristbands cannot be replaced.

q: is there a kid’s ticket price?
a: no kid’s ticket price, but kids 10 and under get in free.

q: What can I bring:
a: bring a folding chair and a blanket for our grass area in our new layout!
q: how does the LBFF raise money for music education?
a: since our beginning we have worked to raise money for music education in Long Beach.  The LBFF founder Bobby Easton is a musician and a teacher and has strived to help support music education through the festival.  This year we are once again partnering with local non profit Jazz Angels to raise money for music education.  They will also be performing as the Funk Angels this year, so don’t miss them.  See the schedule for exact time

Lost and Found – if you lose an item at the festival, stop by our volunteer headquarters.

FunkFest Beer Garden presented by Beachwood BBQ & Brewery.

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