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Concerts in the Grove


Celebrating 38 years of entertainment! Concerts in the Grove is a fresh alternative for entertaining your friends, family and business associates.
Bring your favorite picnic dinners to enjoy before the concerts, then listen and dance to unique bands under the stars. For your convenience, alcoholic beverages* will be available for purchase at concessions.
A popular Concerts in the Grove pastime is the raffle drawing of donated gifts from local merchants. Proceeds from this drawing benefit various alumni programs such as the Alumni Grants providing campus grants and supporting student excellence. Just a few of the past prizes have included: accommodations at fine hotels, gift certificates to acclaimed restaurants, wine tasting and tickets to theatre events.
Our concert series sells out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early!

Event General Information

For ticket information, please call 562-985-7022 or send e-mail to

Date & Time

Saturday, July 12 – Tommy Tassi and the Authentics

Saturday July 26 – Elm Street Band

Saturday August 2 – Platinum Groove

Saturday August 16 – Stone Soul

( For Tickets please contact Janet Gonzales at 562-985-7022 or

Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnic dining.

Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Door Prize Drawing: During intermission approx. 8:15 p.m.


CSULB Campus, held outdoors at the Soroptimist House terrace on Beach Drive.


Tickets on sale now!

Reserved terrace seating at tables, $30 per person.

Terrace tables accommodate groups of four or more (bring some friends!). When complete tables are not purchased, smaller parties may be combined to complete a table (make some friends!).

Sorry, we cannot guarantee specific table requests. The Concerts in the Grove committee will assign you the best seats available based on the date your order is received. If your group cannot be accommodated at one table, you’ll be contacted regarding your options.

Please contact us for parties larger than eight.

Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas outside of the concert venue.

Please contact us if you need special accommodations.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds on tickets once they have been purchased.

Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the first concert.



You may bring your own picnic dinners or pre-purchase them and pick them up at the Concession Bar. Visit us in June for more information.

* CSULB alcohol policy does not allow event attendees to bring their own alcohol on campus for consumption.

A concession stand will be available inside the concert venue.  Free coffee compliments of the CSULB Alumni Association.

For additional information, call 562-985-7022 or send email to


Reserve Terrace Seating All concerts


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Upcoming Concerts

July 12-Tommy Tassi and the Authentics

Tommy TassiBack by popular demand! Tommy Tassi and the Authentics is a highly renowned oldies band that has been entertaining and pleasing audiences of all ages since 1978 performing popular hits from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’70s.  They have been rated one of the best bands by concert audiences. Lead vocalist Tommy Tassi has guided the band to their popularity and success with riveting spirit and energy.



Contact Janet Gonzales at 562-985-7022 to order your tickets today before they sell out..



July 26- Elm Street Band

Elm street BandA fan favorite, these four rockers have jammed together since 1988.  The Long Beach Press -Telegram calls them “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.”  The highly acclaimed “oldies” band performs vintage top 40 and popular tunes from the ’60s and ’70s like “Mustang Sally” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” If you like Elvis, The Beatles and the Eagles, you will love the Elm Street Band!

To read more about Elm Street Band, click here

August 2-Platinum Groove

Platinum GrooveMaking their Concerts in the Grove debut, Platinum Groove is a high-energy variety dance band based around a tight nucleus of professional talented musicians. The Platium Groove members have toured with and performed on stage with many national acts over the years. The group incorporates a customized mix of material choosing from Motown, Big Band, Oldies and more! They are sure to put you on your feet and dance the night away!!..


August 16-Stone Soul

Stone SoulReturning to Concerts in the Grove, Stone Soul will bring you the finest classic soul and Motown, presented with the passion, artistry and skill that the original performers brought to the stage.  Stone Soul performs hits songs from Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, The Temptations and James Brown. No style of music enjoys wider appeal. You’ll hear timeless hits from these legendary artists and many more!

To learn more about Stone Soul, click here.

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