About the Laguna Beach Music Festival

About LBMF

Founded in 2002 the Laguna Beach Music Festival is co-presented by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. The LBMF Board is made up of outstanding local community members who support and develop the Festival from selection of musicians, theme, development of special events, educational and outreach programs, partnerships with other organizations and marketing activities. The Festival’s commitment to lifelong learning makes possible meet-the-artist events, salons, open rehearsals, and lively discussions, while local schoolchildren encounter live music in the schools during Festival week. These programs capture the spirit of the Festival, blurring the lines between artist and audience, professional and amateur.

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Festival Director, Laura Ricker

Laguna Beach Music Festival is pleased to welcome our new Festival Director, Laura Ricker, to this year’s planning for our February Festival. Ms. Ricker’s an event planner with 16+ years’ experience in conference planning, musical performances, special events and festival management.

Laura comes to LBMF from the Western Arts Alliance, based in Portland, OR, a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals where she had worked for the past nine years. As a senior level manager, she has a proven ability to develop and strengthen the organizations she manages in order to maximize profitability and efficiency while exploring creativity and inspiration.

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Festival Artists Then & Now

Laguna Beach Music Festival has an exciting history of showcasing dynamic and inspirational artists over the years. Check out who has been highlighted in years past by clicking the button below.

Past Festival Artists Listing


How do we present great music at ridiculously low prices, and free concerts as well? It’s simple: contributions from people like you make up the difference. Join us by donating any amount, or step up to the Festival Friends level with an annual gift ($1,250+) and enjoy fabulous benefits including free tickets to key Festival concerts, invitations to exclusive meet-the-artist events, and more.
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