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Vol 57 No. 13 : June 30, 2005
Vol 57 No. 13 | June 30, 2005

CSULB Alumni Association Presents Its 29th season of Concerts in the Grove

Billy Falcon & The Wild Kats

Billy Falcon & The Wild Kats

Entering its 29th season of providing entertainment under the stars, the Saturday evening Concerts in the Grove series at CSULB will run from July 16 through Aug. 20, featuring a variety of musical performances in the Hollywood Bowl-type atmosphere of the Soroptimist House terrace, located just off State University Drive.

The gates open at 6 p.m. for concert-goers who wish to bring picnic suppers prior to the 7:30 p.m. program under the stars. Admission is $20.

This season's musical lineup is:

July 16 
Tommy Tassi and The Authentics
Back by popular demand and rated one of the best bands by concert audiences, Tommy Tassi and the Authentics are an oldies band that has been entertaining and pleasing audiences of all ages since 1978. It can perform many requests due to their myriad repertoire of the popular hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Lead vocalist Tommy Tassi, who has an uncanny ability to sound like many of the legendary artists, has guided the band to their popularity and success.

July 23  
Billy Falcon and The Wild Kats
Billy Falcon and The Wild Kats play a unique blend of rockabilly and jump swing blues. Based in Orange County, the band has played at various car shows, festivals and other upscale social events including CSULB's own Jewels of the Night. Band members include Billy Falcon on guitar and vocals, Dirty Bird on guitar and vocals, Lonesome Rick on bass and vocals, Wet Willie on harmonica and vocals, Cad Zoots on sax and Mad Mike on drums.

Elm Street Band

Elm Street Band

Aug. 13  
Elm Street Band
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 in various combinations for almost 40 years. 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 '40s through the '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.

Aug. 20  
Breezin is a versatile, four-piece group that brings high-energy dance music with an emphasis on vocal performances that blend together to create rich, tight harmonies and rhythmic interpretations. Its ability to perform a repertoire of popular hits from the 1960s, '70s and '80s will keep all ages singing and toe tapping to rock 'n' roll, disco, jazz, blues and R&B music. Breezin has 20 years of live performance experience in the hottest dance spots throughout Southern California.

All proceeds from Concerts in the Grove help to finance CSULB's emergency student loans, campus grants to worthy programs, student scholarships and numerous alumni programs throughout the year. Thanks to community generosity, the number of grants and available dollars has steadily grown, and Concerts in the Grove continues its commitment to support the university's educational programs of excellence. For additional concert information, call 562/985-5252, visit the Alumni Assocation Web site or e-mail the Alumni Association.
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