This summer, Long Beach will celebrate its first annual Wilmore 9 Festival, a two day event celebrating music, film and art. The festival will be taking place in sunshine soaked Downtown Long Beach, California, Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th from noon until 10pm. The Wilmore 9 team is already in the works of adding days to this annual festival next year and thereafter until it is 9 day festival incorporating all 9 districts of Long Beach.
The Festival will celebrate music from 50+ bands ranging from local musicians to Hollywood headliners. There will be three main stages and one small acoustic stage in the Bungalow C art gallery. Film Submissions are rolling in from world wide up and coming filmmakers. 4+ theaters will hold film screenings. Artists and photographers of all genres will be showing pieces in the galleries designated to the festival. Do-it-yourself artists will be demonstrating arts and crafts as well as selling their one of a kind pieces.
Refreshments in the August sun will be available throughout the festival. There will be a beer garden featuring 5 local breweries by the outdoor main stage, a full bar indoors with a second main stage, wine and crackers served in the galleries and a wide array of food trucks parked throughout the festival's streets, offering a gourmet selection of grab and go bites.
A custom skate park donated by the non-profit foundation, ASK (Action Sports Kids). This foundation provides our youth with alternatives to gangs and the streets by encouraging greater education, sports and the arts. The skate park will be open to the public, as well as feature some of the industries top skateboarders. Purchase of passes will allow for meet and greets and grab bags.
Enjoy many perks with the purchase of all access, VIP passes which can be purchased online. VIP wristbands will allow front of the line entry, two complimentary refreshments, VIP theatre seating, artist meet-and-greets, and a lounge area with pools, couches and shade. ALL PROCEEDS from VIP pass purchases will go directly to the non-profit foundation, Music Saves Lives. This foundation's mission is to educate and save lives with the power of music.
The Wilmore 9 Festival vision is to eventually grow the two day festival into a 9 day event that will take place throughout Long Beach, incorporating all 9 districts of the city. The hope is to eventually draw national attention, creating an event similar to other festivals that celebrate the arts. The festival will increase Long Beach revenue.
The Wilmore 9 Festival Team is working hand in hand with several non-profit organizations that well be benefiting not only the Long Beach community and its youth, but those in need around the United States.