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OB Street Fair Serves Up Tasty Local Music

The 39th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off serves up tasty noshes and homegrown tunes

Now in its 39th year, the 2018 OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off will be serving up some big portions of tasty noshes with local tunes galore on Saturday, June 23.

Running from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., the festival expects more than 70,000 visitors to hit the Ocean Beach streets -- and they'll be in for a good time when they get there. The annual free festival promises handmade art, local vendors, a beer garden, beachfront entertainment, a kids fun zone, community mural, great chili (of course) -- and four stages of local, live music.

The Main Stage (located at the OB Pier parking lot at the foot of Newport Avenue) features Americana group the Moves Collective, reggae-rockers Ease Up and funky groups Bomb Squad and the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble (among others).

The 92107 Stage (Bacon Street at Santa Monica Avenue) has tapped some of the best country-fied pickers around -- including the Electric Waste Band, the Country Rockin' Rebels and the Shakedown String Band.

The Bacon Sun Stage (Bacon Street at Niagara Avenue) brings out the alternative-rock stylings of League of Liars, Cardinal Moon, the Jefferson Jay Band and Skylar Lutes, as well as the reggae-rock groups Crucial Blend and the Hips.

And not to be outdone, the Artists Alley Stage (Cable Street between Niagara and Newport avenues) offers up blues-rock (and a little hard rock and punk here and there) with the Sickstring Outlaws, Nick Bone & the Big Scene, Falling Doves, Three Chord Justice and more.

Whatever you're into, the 39th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off promises to have something with your name all over it. Head over to the event's official website for full details and information.

The 39th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off takes place on Saturday, June 23. It's free and open to the public.

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