BeachLife Ranch Festival Topped by Jack Johnson, Doobie Brothers, Brad Paisley


BeachLife Ranch has announced its full lineup, taking place at the Redondo Beach waterfront Sept. 22-24 and topped by Jack Johnson, The Doobie Brothers and Brad Paisley.

The second-year country/Americana festival serves as a sister event to the BeachLife Festival that takes place in May featuring mostly rock and pop music, with a nod to the ’90s and early 2000s crowd.

Last year’s inaugural BeachLife Ranch was topped by Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers and Dierks Bentley, with festival co-founder and producer Allen Sanford saying the goal was to introduce the concept to the community and build awareness for the “coastal country” event.

“It’s a difficult brand exercise,” Sanford said of developing a second festival at one location, with some fans expecting a Stagecoach or large-scale country atmosphere provided by other festivals.  “It’s still the same good time, still boutique catered to the consumer, not big lines, not crazy busy, just a different vibe more inspired by Central California, country/Americana and folk.” 

Also on the lineup for 2023 are The Avett Brothers, Shakey Graves, Cody Jinks, Wynonna Judd, Midland, Crhis Isaak, Parmalee, Yola, Devon Allman and Donovon Frankenreiter, Keb’ Mo’ and more.

BeachLife’s exclusive dining SideStage Experience, which provides foodies the opportunity to be seated onstage (literally) and served a delicious meal from a celebrity chef while their favorite musicians perform, will also be a core element of BeachLife Ranch. Hailed as the “best restaurant in the South Bay” by the Orange County Register, the BeachLife Ranch SideStage Experience will incorporate a southern flair, featuring smoked meats and BBQ options, with a bit of “Texas heat” influencing the top-notch cuisine. This is a truly “one-of-a-kind” culinary experience. The lineup of chefs will be announced shortly, as will details to book early reservations.

Aside from the unique dining experience SideStage offers, the premier live music, art, and culinary event will feature wide-ranging food and beverage offerings from acclaimed local eateries, breweries and food trucks across the venue, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available accessible to all festival goers. The festival grounds will also host art installations, onsite activations highlighting various philanthropic causes, eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives, as well as brand partner gifting and local boutique shopping.

Tickets are on sale now, with three-day, two-day, and various VIP options available. Three-day GA tickets start at $429 plus fees.

The site, at the Seaside Lagoon on Redondo Beach, accommodates 11,000 fans per day right on the waterfront, making for a comfortable experience and limiting lines and traffic. Single-day options are available as well as various VIP options, hotel packages and other options. 

“For a first year festival it went great,” added Sanford, who said only 20% of people attending the May festival attended BeachLife Ranch. “We had established brand credibility with BeachLife, but some people didn’t know what to expect or what it was. The consumer experience walking away from it was that it was fantastic and just as fun as BeachLife, except you’re wearing cowboy hats and line dancing instead of board shorts.”