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Bill Grisolia

New Blues Festival
Founder
Bill Grisolia presents the New Blues Festival since 2014 in the cities of Long Beach, Adelanto and Huntington Beach, California with tens of thousands in attendance.  Individual Social Media Posts have reached over a million people.  In 2018, the New Blues Festival received the best music festival award at FestForums in the charity category.  Bill created a California Nonprofit corporation and 501(c) 3 called the Long Beach Blues Society which helps youth, Veterans, seniors and the underserved.

Previously, Mr. Grisolia produced a concert series he created called “Wish Upon A Song” with pop legends like Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mathis backing them with the Long Beach Symphony. These concerts benefitted Miller Children’s Hospital. The Unity Festival he helped co-found twenty years ago takes place annually in Long Beach.

Bill provides great live music entertainment for thousands of Southern Californians and people from across the Western United States and beyond. An established Arts Presenter, he is a good neighbor on festival sites, with affiliated groups as well as in the general Southern California community.

Mr. Grisolia’s long business history includes his twenty-year voting membership in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences which produces the Grammys. A graduate of UCLA, William has lectured at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine, the Trebas Institute in Hollywood, UCLA extension and has been published in national trade magazines. Bill has had the honor of meeting three presidents, including as a guest in the Oval Office. He is an Eagle Scout.