Beachlife Ranch Festival Takes Southern California By Storm
Country music, sunshine and the beaches of SoCal, it doesn't get much better! This past weekend Beachlife Ranch Festival took over California's famed Redondo Beach with three days of stacked talent.
Friday started off with a bang! The Americana/Alt Country band "The White Buffalo" got fans going at the Hitherstage. Between great local BBQ and line dance lessons, our team here at ACN had us ready to sit down and relax to the killer vocals of country duo Jamestown Revival! Friday's lineup didn't stop there! Old Crow Medicine Show had everyone dancing and singing to their smash hit "Wagon Wheel"! Let's not forget to mention the incredible set from superstars "The Lumineers."
Back at the beach for day two had us ready for more! Cam kicked things off for our team at the Hitherstage, and all we can say is WOW! It is always so fun to look around and see other fans singing songs back to the artist. Our team headed over to the fun 21 Seeds Tequila tent for a quick refresher before ACM and CMA winner Ashley McBryde's set. Ashley's impressive hour long set was one of the highlights from the weekend!
Something special about this festival was the fact they also honored country icon Waylon Jennings. Bands took to the Yonder Stage to perform hits from the late country star.
But the night wasn't over, country music superstar Dierks Bentley packed the mainsatge. Between passing out beers to the crowd, having CCMA Award winner Tenille Townes join him , and Ashley McBryde once again the stage. Plus, festival goers got a huge surprise from The Hot Country Knights (Dierks Bentley's 90 country cover band.) Saturday was one for the books.
Sunday kicked off with CMA nominees Maddie and Tae with an impressive upbeat set. The duo sang their it "Girl in a Country Song" with the crowd singing it write back. One of the standout moments of the festival was the performance from Lukas Nelson & POTR. Lukas, son of country legend Willie Nelson, added his own flair to the country music we all love! Alt Country band WILCO closed out the Yonder stage with their hit "California Stars." Music icon Brandi Carlile closed out the 3 day festival with an energetic 90 minute set. At some points the crowd sang louder than the superstar.
The vibes at Beachlife Ranch were the standout however. Everything seemed to flow with the music. From the fun line dancing, to the incredible food and drink options, to the fan forward experiences. Beachlife Ranch did it right. Between good music, good vibes and great friends, this festival captures the best of what a country music festival is.