BeachLife Festival’s SideStage line of pop-up restaurants includes these chefs – Press Enterprise


BeachLife Festival officials announced the programming of the chefs of its ephemeral restaurant SideStage for the second year of the event.

And as during the inaugural festival in 2019, the trio of starred chefs will display their culinary skills alongside the main live musicians, with each chef serving a prix-fixe menu of $150-$250 per person at the pop-up on different nights of the Sept. 10-12 event at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.

Returning for his second year as SideStage chef, South Bay chef David LeFevre – of MB Post, Arthur J and Fishing With Dynamite – will cook on Friday when acts such as Jane’s Addiction and Cage the Elephant perform.

On Saturday, the SideStage will be owned by former Michelin star Brendan Collins Lemon Balm Restaurant in Santa Monica which later opened Waterloo & City in Culver City. It will serve diners like acts such as Counting Crows and Fitz and tantrums take the main stage.

And finally, closing SideStage on Sunday night will be South Bay native Tyler Gugliotta as Ziggy and Stephen Marley end the weekend with a set featuring their father’s music. Gugliotta is the former chef of The Tasting Kitchen Venice and the current chef/owner of Baran’s 2239 in Hermosa Beach.

Daily seating for the pop-up restaurant, which is located just off the main stage, will begin around 3:30 p.m. with reservations open this month and available only to BeachLife ticket holders.

This year festival features around four dozen acts on the program for the seaside event, including The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, Men at Work, The Wallflowers, the English Beat, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., G. Love & Special Sauce and Thievery Corporation.

Last week, BeachLife announced that all attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the festival.

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