Alternative-country rock band Lucero will headline Long Beach Folk Festival


Purchase tickets at www.folkrevivalfestival.com. The seven-piece band is known for its booze-infused songs and lyrics that talk of whiskey, heartache and hard times delivered by the tender growls of Nichols. Festival officials say more acts will be announced at a later date. Tickets are $25 in advance (goes up to $30 on July 15) and $40 at the door. Lucero, meanwhile, will bring more of a party saloon vibe to the concert.
The fifth annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival is returning to Rainbow Lagoon on Sept. 16 with alternative-country rock band Lucero headlining the day of folk, Americana, bluegrass and roots music.Based in Memphis and led by guitarist-vocalist Ben Nichols, the group has released a dozen albums and has been touring almost nonstop since forming in 1998.Also on the 2017 lineup, which was announced Thursday by festival organizers, are outlaw country singer Billy Joe Shaver, Matthew Logan Vasquez (the former Delta Spirit frontman) and festival veterans The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Valley Queen, a four-piece band that’s a mix between Fleetwood Mac and My Morning Jacket led by singer Natalie Carol, and the Los Angeles based psychedelic duo Mapache.