News @ the Beach

Alumni Association Concerts in the Grove Begin July 12

The Alumni Association at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will present the 38th 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.

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Platinum Groove performs Aug. 2

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 accommodations at fine hotels, gift certificates to acclaimed restaurants, wine tasting and tickets to theatre events.

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 schedule is:

July 12 — TOMMY TASSI AND THE AUTHENTICS

July 26 — ELM STREET BAND

Aug. 2 — PLATINUM GROOVE

Aug. 16 — STONE SOUL

The concert series usually sells out quickly, so you are encouraged you to purchase tickets early.

For a full rundown on each group and additional information, visit the Concerts in the Grove webpage.