Rancho Los Cerritos To Host Free Concert Featuring the Band of the California Battalion
2015-05-22 · By Editor
To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Music. The series takes place on the third Sunday of the month between May and August, and is completely free. Guests are welcome to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for pre-concert picnicking in the beautiful backyard lawn. Music begins at 5:30 and continues until 7 p.m.
On May 24, the Rancho is presenting a concert by the Band of the California Battalion, an authentic recreation of a Union Army band that performs Civil War era music on period instruments. The group is led by Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, Dean of the School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences at Long Beach City College, who also directs their Evening Wind Symphony. The concert is part of the Rancho’s Civil War lecture series, which ends in June.
Guests are welcome to bring blankets and low beach-style chairs. High backed chairs are not allowed. Pets, and smoking, are not allowed anywhere on the site. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. There is limited handicapped parking on site, and additional parking is available in an adjacent lot, and on the street.
About Rancho Los Cerritos:
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at RanchoLosCerritos.org and like us on Facebook.