Get Your “100 Days of Summer” Started With The Basix Today at Marina Vista Park
2013-05-24 · By Editor
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach offers hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership between the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you unprecedented access to all Long Beach has to offer this summer.
“100 Days of Summer is your complete guide to summer fun here in Long Beach,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “We have more than 800 events, including movies, music, sports, camps and classes, so you will have plenty of fun and exciting activities to keep you and your family entertained.”
“100 Days of Summer” kicks off on Friday, May 24, with a performance by The Basix, one of the top cover bands in Southern California. The Basix are a high-energy dance band with a set list that appeals to people of all ages. Rock songs from Earth Wind and Fire, the Rolling Stones and The Doobie Brothers; disco tunes from the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and KC and the Sunshine Band, and top 40 from No Doubt, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake will have audiences dancing and enjoying a great time with family and friends.
The concert will be held at Marina Vista Park, on Appian Way between Second and Colorado Streets. The fun will begin at 5 pm with bouncers, face painting, caricaturists, balloon artists leading up to the Basix performance at 6 pm. Admission is free. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and relax on the lawn for a great evening of family fun. Several food trucks will also be available.
The “100 Days of Summer” campaign encourages residents to “stay and play” in Long Beach. The website www.100daysofsummer.org is a one-stop information source for detailed suggestions of great summer activities happening every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Long Beach.
The website is full of program listings for free concerts and movies, Long Beach Sea Festival events, the El Dorado Nature Center, Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos historic sites, and ideas for spontaneous fun like biking, golf, tennis, kayaking swimming, and free drop-in youth and teen programs, and much more.