A Top Chef, a James Beard Award winner and a rising Koreatown chef will join South Bay culinary star David LeFevre as the headliners for the BeachLife Festival’s SideStage pop-up restaurant.
BeachLife Festival officials announced Monday that Nyesha Arrington, who appeared on season 9 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Sherry Yard, who is a James Beard Award winner, and Jonathan Whitener, who runs the popular Here’s Looking at You restaurant in Koreatown, will serve multi-course meals inspired by the music as artists perform on the main stage just a few feet away.
The festival, set for May 1-3 at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, features dozens of acts on multiple stages, including Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s 75th Bob Marley Celebration, Counting Crows, the Steve Miller Band, Fitz & The Tantrums, UB40 and Blues Traveler.
During the festival's inaugural run last year, LeFevre, who owns MB Post, The Arthur J and Fishing With Dynamite, was one the chefs at the 50-seat pop-up. This year, he is acting as the SideStage executive chef and put this year’s chef lineup together.
"I'm excited to team up with BeachLife again and to build on the tremendous dining experience we offered last year. Cooking on stage while collaborating with iconic musicians is the most unique food and concert experience I’ve ever been a part of. It's a true bucket list experience for food and music lovers," LeFevre said in a statement.
The chefs will each create $150 per person prix-fixe meals with seatings beginning at approximately 3 p.m. each day. Reservations for the SideStage are only available for BeachLife ticket holders and can be made at beachlifefestival.com beginning March 11th.
Single day tickets are on sale for $105 for general admission and $275 for VIP. Three-day general admission passes are $299 and three-day VIP passes are $749. The Captain’s Pass, which includes backstage access, complimentary alcoholic beverages, valet parking and other perks is $1,895 and can be purchased at beachlifefestival.com.