Concerts in 2016


City of Manhattan Beach Concerts

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Chuck Johnson and the CJS Quintet

This event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor, Don Chuck-JohnsonKnabe.

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division invites the public to an evening concert featuring Chuck Johnson and the CJS Quintet on Saturday, October 22nd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center located at 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Admission is free and there is ample street parking on Valley Drive.

Chuck is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, and was surrounded by music early in his life. Originally an Electrical Engineering student, Chuck's initiation to the saxophone occurred at the University of Evansville, and launched what would become not only his primary passion in life, but a flourishing career as well. Chuck Johnson has been busy making a name for himself in Los Angeles with the CJS Quintet, a hard bop group he founded in early 2000, with co-leader and trumpeter James Smith.

"CJS Quintet synthesizes the hard bop East Coast aesthetic with their unique West Coast musical experiences to create a distinctive voice: a cohesive and unyielding approach that combines heartfelt tales with passion. These five artists come together to share their joy in performing a melting pot of classic jazz and bringing soul to modern music." - Scott Reese, Shine On Hollywood Magazine



Summer Concerts in the Park 2016

concert in the park crowd

When: Sundays, July 3rd through September 4th

Where: Polliwog Park

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

Bands: 2016 Concerts in the Park Bands

Handicap Parking: First come, first served. Handicap parking is located at the Historic Society parking lot (on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Boulevard between Redondo Avenue and Peck Avenue) between the hours of 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Additional handicap parking at:
Begg Pool, 1402 North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Not permitted: Dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles.

Additional Information: If blankets/chairs are left unattended, staff will remove them. Umbrellas and pop-up tents are allowed before and after the concert. Once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down. Your cooperation to keep our parks clean and safe is appreciated.

Enjoy the series!