The Alumni Association at CSULB will close out the 32nd season of its Concerts in the Grove series with its two remaining Saturday night performances at the Hollywood Bowl-type atmosphere of the campus’ Soroptimist House terrace.
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 $25.
A popular Concerts in the Grove pastime is the raffle drawing for donated gifts from local merchants. Just a few of the past prizes have included $100 savings bond, 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.
On Aug. 2, Paperback Writer will take the stage allowing those in attendance to experience Beatlemania once again. The group recreates the look, sound and costumes of the legendary Beatles. Travel with Paperback Writer as it re-enacts the early years of the Ed Sullivan Show and The Beatles' first feature film, "A Hard Days Night," and straight to the roof tops of "Let It Be." This amazing look and sound alike Beatles' show is the fastest growing act in the country. Relive all of the great hits — "She Loves You," "A Hard Days Night," "Twist and Shout," "Help," "Paperback Writer," "Eight Days a Week," "Yesterday," "Penny Lane," "Hello, Goodbye," "Hey Jude" and more.
The Beach Toys
The concert series will close out on Aug. 23 with The Beach Toys, who have earned the title of the best and most popular Beach Boys tribute show ever. Having traveled the all around the world, the group has been featured in Las Vegas as well as Disney’s theme parks. The Beach Toys are also the only show personally selected to play for the real Beach Boys' family and friends at the California Beach Boys historical landmark dedication. They capture the look, dress and sound of the 1960s Beach Boys with amazing accuracy. Audiences will hear such great hits as “Help Me Rhonda,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more with astounding authenticity.