Concerts continue to flood the Queen Mary this summer with yet another festival coming to the park around the ship, and this one is bringing the passionate sounds of modern regional Mexican music to Long Beach.
Tickets are on sale for the Smoke Me Out y Los Reyes Del Corrido festival set for Aug. 18.
The festival will feature many young up-and-coming bands playing various genres of regional Mexican music, including soaring rancheras, popping norteño tunes and banda music. But the event will focus on passionate corridos, the storytelling songs, and judging by the pot leaf design in the poster for the fest, expect plenty to reference marijuana.
San Diego-born singer Roberto Tapia, who blends banda, norteño and hip-hop, is among the dozen and a half artists on the lineup.
He’s joined by Sinaloan trio Los Hijos de Barron, which brings a guitar-driven sound to rancheras as well as Orange County-based norteño group Legado 7, which is known for corridos about marijuana. Also on the bill is Arsenal Efectivo, which performs a style the members have termed “trap corridos,” which landed the group on Pandora’s “Artists to Watch in 2018.”
Other artists on the bill include El De La Guitarra, Los Alegres Del Barranco, Régulo Caro, Christian Felix and Maximo Grado, Los Hijos De Garcia, Omar Ruiz, Cornelio Vega & Su Dinastia, Enigma Norteño, Noel Torres, Fuerza Regida and Adriel Favela.
Smoke Me Out is the latest in a series of festivals that are turning the Queen Mary into one hot ship.
So far this year the venue has hosted the One Love Cali Reggae Fest in February, the sold out Smoker’s Club Festival, which celebrated hip-hop culture and marijuana in April, the R&B heavy Smoking Grooves in June and on July 7 Snoop Dogg and Warren G return to Long Beach for the Summertime in the LBC show. That’s followed on Aug.12 by Alt 98.7’s Summer Camp music festival headlined by Death Cab for Cutie.
It’s all happened after a partnership with concert organizer Goldenvoice was announced late last year to put on more festivals at the ship.
Smoke Me Out y Reyes Del Corrido
When: 11 a.m.. Aug.18
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Tickets: $60-$150 for general admission, $150-$200 for VIP
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