The 5th Annual Summer Fest returns to Newport Dunes June 17th for Orange County’s favorite celebration of OC Weekly’s iconic Summer Guide issue and local beach and music culture. Not just a concert or a food event, but a combination of both, Summer Fest truly boasts a “something for everyone” event experience.
Headlining this year is Huntington Beach’s Pacific Dub reggae-rock band, preceded by reggae and Americana band, The Simpkin Project, and beach rock band, Wheeland Brothers. Opening the concert is youth band, Minor Strut, who won the chance to open during OC Weekly’s Pick the Band contest where the public chose which local band they wanted to see open on the Summer Fest stage.
In addition to the live acts, there will be a Vendor Village complete with a variety of artisanal and local sellers, a $5 Food Fair where food trucks and specialty tents will be selling special priced items, plus Stella Artois and Stella Artois Cidre and Tito’s Handmade Vodka samples for those over 21. More liquor samplers to be announced in mid-May.
Tickets are available for purchase here. GA tickets are currently $25 and include access to concert, Vendor Village and $5 Food Fair plus beer and cocktail samples and cash bar for full-sized drinks. VIP tickets are currently $50 and include all the benefits of GA plus the added amenities of a separate expedited entrance, and access to the Farm to Table Tasting Tent and In the Shrubs cocktail contest.