Just finished promoting the 15th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival online. Check it out!

This isn’t a media alert I wrote, nor an event I’m producing, but this is something I promoted online. Doesn’t it sound fun (lots of great Cajun/Zydeco music to dance to) and delicious too? Check it out!

MEDIA ADVISORY
For August 2nd, 3rd, 2008

WHAT

The 15th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival serves mouth-watering Cajun Crawfish dinners prepared to perfection by chefs from Bristol Farms in the world’s largest crawfish steamer. Crawfish feasts include succulent red baby potatoes, buttery corn on the cob and a special dipping sauce.


GRAMMY-NOMINATED ENTERTAINMENT

The Recording Academy added a Cajun and Zydeco category for the first time ever for the 2008 Grammy Awards. Three of the Grammy nominees from this new musical category will be playing on the Main Stage on Sunday August 3rd. These “Grammy Night” acts are: GENO DELAFOSE & French Rockin’ Boogie, LISA HALEY & The Zydecats, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars. Also playing on Sunday will be Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros. introducing the “Cajun Quadrille” dance.
Acts on the bill for Saturday August 2nd are: Lula Almeida and Afro Brazil, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Pamela Clay & Catahoula, and the 2nd Line Saviors featuring Eddie Baytos.

Learn more: http://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com/lbcentertainment.php

International Food Court featuring New Orleans- inspired cuisine, Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars come together to create the most authentic Crawfish Festival experience west of the Mississippi.

Also, Mardi Gras dancers, Louisiana to L.A. Second Line Dancers, Arts & Crafts booths, Magicians, Storytellers and other special attractions direct from Louisiana!

WHEN
August 2-3, 2008
Saturday, August 2nd: 12noon – Midnight
Sunday, August 3rd: 12noon – 11pm

WHERE
Rainbow Lagoon
400-403 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Learn More: http://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

Go Metro! Take the Blue Line all the way to the last stop in Long Beach. Walk just 3 blocks west to the Rainbow Lagoon. Plan your trip here: http://www.metro.net/default.asp

TICKETS
General Admission Presale- $13 (Valid only for advance online purchase- $15 onsite)
1-Day General Admission Presale, including a delicious Crawfish Feast served by Bristol Farms- $25
Feast includes 2½ – 3 lbs. fresh live steamed crawfish, red baby potatoes, corn on the cob and dipping sauce. (valid only for advance online purchase- $33 onsite)

Presale admission discounts and special packages available online:
www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is proudly sponsored by Bristol Farms, Sierra Nevada, Clear Channel, and the Long Beach Sea Festival.

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