With more than 40 bands playing back-to-back music on two stages, and more than a dozen star chefs cooking up their best dishes, it’ll be pretty much impossible to fill up on everything the second annual Music Tastes Good festival has to offer.
There’s no need stress though, because we’re here to help you get the most out of the festival when it returns to Long Beach Sept. 30-Oct.1.
So relax and just show up, because we came up with pretty much the perfect schedule for the weekend that lets you see nearly half the bands on the lineup while still making time for delicious food and even some drinks.
It’s ambitious, and it’ll require some fast walking from stage to stage, but we know some of you will want to do it.
Bathroom breaks are up to you to figure out, though.
Saturday Sept. 30
Noon.: Taste Tent.
It’s going to be a busy and active day, and since this festival is as much about the food as it is about the music, start the day by fueling up and checking out the rock star chefs at the Taste Tent.
1-1:30 p.m.: The Natives, New Orleans Stage
This Long Beach alt-rap collective takes it back to the golden age of hip-hop with music described as “Afro-futurism with a West Coast vibe.”
1:40-2:10 p.m.: TV Heads, Long Beach Stage
Think Smashing Pumpkins with a softer indie spirit and a bit of an electro feel and you got the Bay Area-born TV Heads.
30-minute Beer Break (or water)
2:40-3:10 p.m.: Ledfloyd, New Orleans Stage
Made up of Los Angeles emcees Pigeon John, 2MEX and Awol One, this hip-hop trio mixes a little humor with their unconventional sound.
3:10-3:50 p.m.: Juana Molina, Long Beach Stage
Known for a very distinct experimental ambient sound sometimes described as folktronica, the Argentinian singer is on tour in support of her seventh album “Halo.” So expect a lot of new songs during her set.
3:50-4:35 p.m.: Heaven 17, Long Beach Stage
Get ready to dance like it’s 1980 again with this English new wave band.
15-minute Beer Break (or water)
4:50-5:35 p.m.: Slaves (UK), New Orleans Stage
They may look like handsome hipsters, but this duo plays some straight-up, abrasive punk music. You’ve been warned.
It’s dinner time so you will want to see what the kitchen stars are up to. But you only have about 40 minutes so make a quick decision. Don’t worry: with these chefs, everything is going to be good.