As the station continues its growth in Southern California, 88.5 FM/Los Angeles, Southern California’s leading Triple-A radio station, has announced a three-year partnership as the new radio title sponsor for the acclaimed Doheny Blues Festival. The 21st annual event is slated for May 19 and 20 at its new home, Dana Point’s Sea Terrace Park. This year’s line-up will include sets from George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Buddy Guy, Blues Traveler, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Beth Hart, Jimmie Vaughan, Larkin Poe, The California Honeydrops and more at the two-day event.
“The attendees of Doheny Blues have always appreciated an eclectic mix of music, whether it be Blues, soul or roots music, and great music is what 88.5FM is all about,” says Rich Sherman, producer of the Doheny Blues Festival. “We look forward to welcoming 88.5FM’s listeners to Dana Point for a celebration of an American art form–Blues music.”
“The affiliation is the perfect match,” says Bonnie Marquez, Director of Marketing, Events & Engagement, 88.5FM. “88.5 FM prides itself on celebrating leading artists in the Triple A format including many who’ve performed at the festival in its rich, 20-year history: Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and John Lee Hooke, just to name a few. We are excited to deliver these live experiences to our listeners.”
In 2018, the award-winning Doheny Blues Festival will be reimagined at its new seaside home, Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point, with more intimate stage areas, elevated food and beverage offerings, and involvement from many local businesses in the Dana Point community. For tickets and more information about the 2018 event, click here.
88.5 FM offers a 24-hour, commercial-free blend of rock, alternative, soul, blues and Americana. It features a wide range of artists such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, The National, Sheryl Crow, Bob Marley, and David Bowie. The station’s Triple A programming is also available on KCSN and KSBR 88.5 HD1 channel, via the 88.5FM app, and online at www.885FM.org.