1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park Continues Sept. 6

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1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell held its inaugural event earlier this month. The next musical installment will take place September 6 from 5pm to 8pm.

The 2014 Event Schedule continues September 6, October 4, and November 1, 2014.

Eric Gray Co-founder of the Long Beach Music Council and Board Member of Friends of Bixby Park says “Long Beach has a growing and vibrant music scene with a wide variety of local musical talent. Our intent is to showcase this talent to the greater Long Beach community. We feel the Historic Bixby Park Band Shell is a great space to activate with vibrant local performances.” 

Slated to perform at the September 6 Saturdays Music at Bixby Park event on are local musical acts Joe Blanchard, The Funny Valentines, Marcia Ford and The Hollywood Canteen Swing Band. Additional performances in the coming months are to include Long Beach Unplugged, Riot Stage and more.

“We hope to work with the local community to expand the event and to bring the Broadway business community into the fold. Our vision is to enhance the experience of the corridor for local patrons while creating community connections and providing music, art, and theater.” said Gray

Bixby Park is located at 130 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.

For more information on 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, please https://www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaysMusicatBixbyPark.

Money raised from this monthly event is going to support Friends of Bixby Park for infrastructure improvements at the park. This event is coordinated by local event planner Melissa Escalante in collaboration with members of the Long Beach Music Council and Friends of Bixby Park. 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park is also co-sponsored by Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and the Arts Council Long Beach.

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