The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival Comes to the Rainbow Lagoon September 5 - 7

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O Entertainment brings upscale lobster extravaganza to Long Beach.

O Entertainment, Inc., Southern California's largest festival producer, today announced the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival will take place at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on September 5th, 6th and 7th, 2008. The festival will feature fresh, live Maine lobster, flown in nightly from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Bristol Farms Master Chef Bruce Jacobs and crew will prepare and serve the lobsters, steamed to mouth-watering perfection in the world's largest lobster steamers. Hours: Friday, September 5th: 5pm - 11pm, Saturday, September 6th: 12noon - 12 Midnight and Sunday, September 7th: 12noon - 10pm.

The Long Beach Lobster Festival Feast includes; Your choice of a 1.25 lb. or 2 lb. lobster, melted butter dipping sauce, fresh cut lemons, coleslaw, dinner roll and watermelon.

To add to the excitement of the new location in Long Beach, organizers have created a special contest to name the male and female lobster mascots of the event. With the purchase of pre-sale admission tickets, contestants will be invited to participate in the naming contest- where 5 lbs. of Free lobster will be given away to 6 lucky winners.

The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival also features an international food court with favorites like ribs, chicken, Jamaican, Asian fusion, arts & crafts booths, delicious desserts, beer & wine, and themed drinks. Children will love the storytellers, magicians and inflatable bounces.

Live Entertainment includes:

Friday, September 5th: Eric E. Ensemble, the TN Band and Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Bros. Parade.

Saturday, September 6th: Joe Houston performing with Eddie Estudillo & "Hush", Pamela Clay as "Edith Piaf", T Wisdom, Bob's Yer Uncle, and CalJam.

Sunday, September 7th: Brazilian Independence day- Lula Almeida & Afro Brazil, Eddie Baytos as the "CarnieGras", Decades 70's/80's dance band, Jumpin J Band, FT Swing Band, and the Bobby Matos Latin Jazz Band.

Learn more about all confirmed musical acts:

http://www.originallobsterfestival.com/entertainment.php

"We are excited about moving our Lobster Festival to the much prettier, Oceanside location at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach!" enthused O Entertainment Founder Roy Hassett, "the new location gives us the extra room to accommodate more lobster lovers, and stage extra Lobster serving stations to minimize standing in lines. Also, the parking situation is much better, and the Rainbow Lagoon is within easy walking distance of the Metro, last stop on the blue line."

Admission and Guaranteed Lobster Package discounts available online at:
http://www.originallobsterfestival.com/

$13 General Admission (Does not include Lobster Feast. $15 onsite)
Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Regular Presale Guaranteed Lobster Package - $25 (Includes 1.25 lb. lobster feast, served by Bristol Farms, and admission) $35 onsite.
Jumbo Presale Guaranteed Lobster Package- for heartier appetites. $50 (Includes 2 lb. lobster feast, served by Bristol Farms, and admission) $55 onsite.

The Rainbow Lagoon is located at: (400-403) Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. Sponsors of the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival include: Charter Communications' Long Beach Sea Festival, Bristol Farms, Sierra Nevada, Clear Channel, KKJZ, and Time Warner Cable.

PLEASE LIST IN YOUR CALENDARS:
Calendar Listing
The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
September 5 - 7, 2008
Friday, September 5th:     5pm - 11pm
Saturday, September 6th:     12noon - 12 Midnight
Sunday, September 7th:     12noon - 10pm

The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival features fresh Maine Lobsters flown in nightly from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Bristol Farms Master Chef Bruce Jacobs and crew serve unforgettable Lobster Dinners, steamed to mouth-watering perfection in the world's largest lobster steamers. Feasts include; sweet, succulent lobster, melted butter dipping sauce, fresh cut lemons, coleslaw, dinner roll and watermelon. Also, International food court, beer & wine gardens, arts and crafts booths, amazing live entertainment, dancing and a special kids stage and moon bounces!

Rainbow Lagoon
(400-403) Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Info / Online discounts available at:
http://www.originallobsterfestival.com/

About O Entertainment
O Entertainment Inc. based in Long Beach, CA. produces some of the largest outdoor festivals in California, Arizona, and Nevada. O Entertainment co-produced the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival for 6 years, as well as Lobster Festivals in Santa Cruz, CA. and Tempe, AZ. O Entertainment will launch another new Lobster Festival in Fresno, CA. in 2009. The company also operates TheLobsterBox.com, which is a gourmet lobster delivery service. The family owned company's three main contributors are: Roy Hassett (President), Troy Hassett (Vice President of Operations), and Ward Hassett (Vice President of Marketing). The three principals have a combined 60 years of experience in the outdoor entertainment business. In addition to producing proprietary events and festivals, the company operates an extensive rental business, offering everything from tents and canopies, to stages, generators and electricity. Learn more at: http://www.oentertainment.org

Media Contact:
John Forrester
+1 (323) 702-3684
john(at)johnforrester.com

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