Gwen Stefani Surprises At Coastal Country Jam, Performs No Doubt Hit With Husband Blake Shelton

“You know I had to bring out the queen, Gwen Stefani, for this night,” Shelton said before performing a trio of duets with the No Doubt singer.

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Posted on September 19, 2023

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Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton At Coastal Country Jam; Photo Courtesy of YouTube

Gwen Stefani made a surprise appearance at Coastal Country Jam, joining her husband, Blake Shelton, for a special duet during his headlining performance on Saturday, September 16 at Long Beach’s Marina Green Park in Long Beach, California.

The magical moment began with Shelton strumming a few chords from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” teasing the audience by letting them think he was going to perform a cover of the Skynyrd hit. Then, without warning, the music seamlessly transitioned into No Doubt’s iconic hit, “Don’t Speak.”

“You know I had to bring out the queen, Gwen Stefani, for this night,” Shelton told the crowd as Stefani entered the stage, donning an animal print mini-skirt, to a thunderous applause. Together, the lovebirds went on to perform the classic GRAMMY-nominated track by No Doubt.

Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton At Coastal Country Jam; Photo Courtesy of YouTube
Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton At Coastal Country Jam; Photo Courtesy of YouTube

Proving the song is a massive hit and a fan-favorite among music fans, the crowd enthusiastically sang along to every word of the tune’s chorus.

“Don’t speak/ I know just what you’re sayin’/ So please stop explainin’/ Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts/ Don’t speak/ I know just what you’re thinkin’/ I don’t need your reasons/ Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts,” Stefani and the audience sang in sync.

Watch Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton’s Duet At Coastal Country Jam Below

“Just in case you don’t know, this is Gwen Stefani everybody,” Shelton joked before the pair of superstars went on to perform their chart-topping collaborations, “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” While performing their duets, the beloved couple showcased their undeniable chemistry and love for each other.

Following their impressive performance of their duets, Shelton and Stefani shared a kiss and Stefani quickly exited the stage. “Everybody, Gwen Shelton, my wife,” Shelton exclaimed.

Blake Shelton also performed some of his biggest hits during his set such as “Sangria,” “Honey Bee” and “God’s Country.” The performance marked Shelton’s first time in Long Beach.

2023 Coastal Country Jam

In addition to Shelton and his surprise guest, Stefani, Brooks & Dunn, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Hubbard, Kidd G, MacKenzie Porter, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Scotty McCreery, Dylan Scott, Jameson Rodgers, Alana Springsteen and DJ Luwiss Lux also performed over the course of the two-day Coastal Country Jam festival, which took place on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.

Aside from the live music, festival attendees were treated to an array of non-musical activities that added to the overall enjoyment of the event. These included thrilling rides on mechanical bulls, competitive corn hole matches, and even lively Honky Tonk dance classes.

Coastal Country Jam; Photo Provided
Coastal Country Jam; Photo Provided

Organized by Activated Events, a leading independent event management company, the 2023 festival marked its debut at a fresh venue, Marina Green Park in Long Beach. Situated at 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, this park has hosted various prominent events like Cali Vibes, the Grand Prix of Long Beach, and the Long Beach Pride Parade and Festival.

“We are thrilled that Coastal Country Jam is making its triumphant return to Southern California, bigger and better than ever. Our new location is the perfect backdrop to welcome country music fans from all over for an incredible lineup and ultimate beachside country music festival,” Steve Thacher, President of Activated Events and Country Coastal Jam Founder, previously shared.

Coastal Country Jam Is The West Coast’s Biggest Beachside Country Music Party

Celebrating its fifth year, Coastal Country Jam was bigger and more expansive than ever before, featuring multiple stages, an extensive line dancing area, locally-sourced culinary delights, a wide beverage selection, captivating art installations, and much more.

The festival’s footprint extended beyond the park, encompassing the sports arena and surrounding spaces, ensuring a multitude of options for attendees to savor their Coastal Country Jam experience.

Blake Shelton; Photo Provided by Coastal Country Jam
Blake Shelton; Photo Provided by Coastal Country Jam

For more information about Coastal Country Jam, visit the festival’s official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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