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Peeper on stage at Shoreline Jam
The Queen Mary lights up Labor Day weekend with Shoreline Jam August 30 – 31, followed by the sixth annual Long Beach Funk Fest on September 1. Single day tickets for the two-day Shoreline Jam festival will go on-sale August 1 and single day tickets for Long Beach Funk Fest are currently on-sale now.
Although some 4th of July celebrations started as early as yesterday, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out, enjoy the summer and see fireworks. In fact, in addition to today’s events there will be July Fourth parties continuing through Friday and Saturday.
The culture and sustainability series Summer and Music (SAM), sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), will host its fifth annual Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF) this Saturday, July 6, from noon to 11 p.m. at the Downtown Long Beach Promenade (east of Pine Avenue between 1st & 3rd Streets).
Ready for a 4th year of booty shakin and community service, The Funky Few volunteers who support the Long Beach Funk Fest are now seeking additions to the ranks. Whether you’ve personally seen the mothership, come to funk through your parents record collection or love music but have no idea what funk is, The Funky Few want you!
Want to prep your funk before the festivities kick off at the 3rd Annual Long Beach Funk Fest? Courtesy of Long Beach Funk Fest organizers, “Breakfast With Fred” is the invite you’ve been waiting for—all are welcome to dine at the same time with Fred Wesley, Fred’s daughter Joya Wesley, funk band members and Long Beach Funk Fest founder, Bobby Easton from 9 a.m.
Get your groove on with the Metro Blue Line and attend the third annual Long Beach Funk Fest on Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Long Beach. The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature eight funk bands ranging from legendary artists to newer up-and-coming bands.
A team of event planning music lovers joins Justin Hectus, (co-founder of Schooled in Song) and Rand Foster (owner of popular local record shop Fingerprints) in a unique partnership to bring SAM back to Downtown
After two award-winning seasons, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) are bringing Summer And Music (SAM)—the city’s homegrown, sustainable concerts series providing an entire summer of free music to the public—back to the streets of Downtown Long Beach this coming June.
Summer and Music (SAM) is unleashing the second annual funk celebration—Long Beach Funk Fest 2010: Sustaining Our Future Through Funk (LBFF 2010)—downtown on August 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. near the intersection of Pine Avenue and Broadway in Downtown Long Beach.