Summer and Music Presents The Olms (Pete Yorn + J.D. King), The Blank Tapes and More July 20

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The culture and sustainability series Summer And Music (SAM) presents The Olms, Song Preservation Society, The Blank Tapes, Mystic Rabbit and DJ Dennis Owens on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), in partnership with The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, presents this free family-friendly summer concert on the lawn in front of the iconic Pike Ferris wheel.

Fans in attendance will hear rising alternative rock bands, and organizers are thrilled to present such phenomenal acts. Headliners The Olms, the latest project by Pete Yorn and J.D. King, will perform songs from their self-titled album that “echo the emotional, sweeping sound of certain mid-Sixties pop tunes, with rich hooks and harmonies” as described by Rolling Stone. Since launching the project, The Olms have appeared on KCRW in-studio and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Song Preservation Society, an LA-based alt-folk acoustic trio known for their vocal harmonies and charismatic live performances, is often compared to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Paul Simon. And Rolling Stone writes that the sound of the Blank Tapes “evokes Belle and Sebastian, Pavement, and The Black Keys – in a San Fran coffeehouse.”

Summer And Music presents The Olms, Song Preservation Society and more is Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 4-8 p.m at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, on the lawn in front of the iconic Pike Ferris wheel (located at Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive).

Food vendors will be on site as well as a beer garden sponsored by Auld Dubliner Irish Pub.  Free bike valet will be provided.

For more information about this show or the rest of the SAM series, call the DLBA at (562) 436.4259 or visit www.summerandmusic.com.

About Summer and Music: After four award-winning seasons, Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is bringing Summer And Music (SAM)—the city’s homegrown, sustainable concerts series providing an entire summer of music to the public—back to the streets of Downtown Long Beach beginning in June. Three time winner of OC Weekly’s “Best Music Festival”, SAM utilizes the skills and creativity of numerous downtown businesses and artists to showcase outstanding local talent at eco-conscious outdoor venues throughout the Downtown region. For more information, call the DLBA at (562) 436.4259 or visit www.summerandmusic.com. Remaining 2013 SAM concerts include:

  • July 20th – Summer and Music Presents The Olms (Pete Yorn + J.D. King), The Blank Tapes, Song Preservation Society and Mystic Rabbit
  • August 10th – Bicycle Drive-In – An evening of film, food and music on 4th St at the Park[d] Plaza
  • August 17th – Buskerfest – Annual celebration of local music in the East Village Arts District

About DLBA: Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.

About Pike at Rainbow Harbor: The Pike at Rainbow Harbor is a vibrant dining and entertainment district linking the Long Beach Convention Center to Rainbow Harbor’s waterfront and the Aquarium of the Pacific. More information at www.thepikeatlongbeach.com.

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