Concerts In The Grove To Open 36th Season With Elm Street BandPublished: July 2, 2012
The Alumni Association at CSULB will present the 36th season of its Concerts in the Grove series beginning in July with four Saturday night performances at the Hollywood Bowl-type atmosphere of the campus’ Soroptimist House terrace located just off Beach Drive.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for concertgoers who wish to bring a picnic supper prior to the 7:30 p.m. program under the stars. Admission price is $30. To order tickets online, go to www.csulb.edu/alumni/events.
A popular Concerts in the Grove pastime is the drawing for donated gifts from local merchants. Just a few of the past prizes have included a $100 savings bond, a DVD player, cruises around the Long Beach harbor, accommodations at fine hotels and gift certificates to local restaurants.
All proceeds from Concerts in the Grove help finance the CSULB campus grants program and numerous alumni programs throughout the year. Thanks to community generosity, the number of grants and available dollars has steadily grown and the concert series continues its commitment to support the university’s educational programs of excellence.
This year’s dates and bands are:
ELM STREET BAND
A fan favorite, this Long Beach group boasts alumni of CSULB, Long Beach City College, Millikan High and Stanford Junior High. These four venerable rockers have jammed together for almost 40 years. The Long Beach Press-Telegram has called them “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.” If you like Elvis, The Beatles and the Eagles, you will love the Elm Street Band.
Returning to Concerts in the Grove, Stone Soul brings you the finest classic soul and Motown, presented with the passion, artistry and skill that the original performers brought to the stage. No style of music enjoys wider appeal. Timeless hit songs by legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, The Temptations, James Brown and many more are sure to please people of all ages.
KING SALMON BAND
King Salmon Band plays a fun mixture of rock tunes that you’ll recognize, want to sing along with and dance to. The band members’ musicianship and experience allow them to cover a wide range of artists, tunes, and styles such as Chicago, the Eagles, Neil Diamond and many more. Having played together for a decade, King Salmon regularly performs at Southern California concerts, events, festivals and clubs.
The Emperors are a clear Long Beach favorite. They have performed in opening acts for The Rolling Stones, The Righteous Brothers and Steely Dan. Known for tight ensemble playing, strong vocals and an ex-citing stage show, The Emperors have put their mark on many high-energy covers, such as The Who’s “Tommy” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among others.