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City of Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts in the Park

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Concerts in the Park 2016
July 3, 2016 to September 4, 2016

The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park, it will run from the first weekend of July through the first weekend in September. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.

These performances are free to the public. If blankets/chairs are left unattended, staff will remove them. There are no dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles at any time in the concert area. Your cooperation to keep our parks clean is appreciated. 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 understanding and cooperation are appreciated.

Handicap parking is available in the Historical Society parking area from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A sign will be posted on the driveway gate when this area is filled. Overflow handicap parking is available in the Begg Pool parking area located at the bottom of the ramp leading to Begg Pool, 1402 North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Concerts run on Sundays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, starting the in July through Labor Day weekend.
*Concert bands subject to change

2016 Concerts in the Park Schedule

July 3
Salute to the Troops
July 10

South Bay Country Band 

South Bay Country Band

South Bay Country Band:
Started by local Mike Grady, the South Bay Country Band aims to bring live country music to the South Bay communities. They play a mix of old and new country, including songs by artists such as Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, and Janis Joplin, showcasing the evolution of this musical genre. South Bay Country Band’s skilled and talented musicians play with enthusiasm and conviction, performing at festivals, corporate events, and other special events.

July 17
Blue Breeze

Blue Breeze Band

Blue Breeze Band
Featuring fun and energetic Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Blues, the Blue Breeze Band has been entertaining at concerts, festivals, and special events in Southern and Central California for over a decade. Their concert quality music is created by highly experienced and talented vocalists and musicians who have worked with artists such as the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson. The Blue Breeze Band was founded by musician Harold Wherry, whose skillful and soulful guitar playing covers a wide range of musical styles and genres.
July 24
Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department 75th Anniversary Logo
Local's Only: 75th Anniversary Celebration
Local's Only: 75th Anniversary Celebration:
Live music by local bands through the day! From jazz to rock and everything in between, there will be something for everyone. Attendees will even get to sing karaoke with a live band accompaniment! Check the 75th Anniversary Celebration webpage for band information as it becomes available.
July 31

Colour My World Tribute to Chicago
Colour My World Tribute to Chicago

Colour My World Tribute to Chicago:
Colour My World was formed, in part, to make audiences remember the true impact that one of the best American bands had on the world of music. We are proud and privileged to be a tribute to this great band and their contribution to American music. Instead of reinterpreting Chicago's music, Colour My World's ambition is to simply capture the true essence of what so many fans remember from the original recordings, and allow them, for a time, to relive their past. “Colour My World” takes great pride in presenting an entirely "live" show, free of prerecorded tracks, tapes or enhancements of any kind. The founding members spent fourteen months searching the world for enthusiastic and talented musicians who were properly suited to the demanding endeavor which is the music of "Chicago".

August 7

The Pine Mountain Logs

The Pine Mountain Logs

The Pine Mountain Logs:
Prepare yourselves, if you can, for cover songs performed with such energy and attitude, with voices so pure and performances so transcendent, that you might just find yourself, against your better judgment, dancing so hard that your legs snap off, leaving your torso flopping helplessly -- yet happily -- into a musical oblivion. Such is the power of The Pine Mountain Logs. For these are no ordinary covers. Surprises lurk around every corner. The Police's "Message in a Bottle" might unexpectedly turn into the theme from "Gilligan's Island." The chorus to David Bowie's "Fame" could transition into the chorus from Irene Cara's 80s anthem, "Fame: I'm Gonna Live Forever." Any song could end with the 70s tag "Solid Gold" -- and often does. Praised for their pitch-perfect harmonies and stunning live shows by superstars like David Crosby, who calls them "the best vocal group in the country and one of the best bands I have ever heard," and Jackson Browne, who calls them "quintessentially Californian," Venice has cultivated quite the reputation, both domestically and internationally, for their brilliant musicianship, remarkable vocal stylings, and lyrics that are intelligent and often laced with wit. The Logs' repertoire of high energy classics range from Led Zeppelin to the Jackson Five, Tom Petty, TLC, Aerosmith, Outkast, Steely Dan, Janet Jackson, Doobie Brothers, REM, and Earth Wind and Fire, all reinterpreted with that Venice touch, while clever transitions and unexpected medleys show off a wicked sense of humor.

August 14

Lao Tizer Band 

TIZER featuring Karen Briggs

TIZER featuring Karen Briggs:
Keyboardist and recording artist Lao Tizer captivates audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Lao has been proclaimed "an independent artist with all the right moves" and "a torchbearer for the new generation of contemporary jazz." He is a Best New Jazz Artist nominee; a Yamaha-endorsed pianist and keyboardist, and he and his group TIZER (2011 "Jazz Group of the Year" nominee) have graced the stage at renowned events worldwide alongside artists including Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, Robin Thicke, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra. Lao's recordings have sold more than 90,000 copies and received acclaim in the industry's most respected publications.

Lao Tizer - keys
Karen Briggs - violin
Ric Fierabracci - bass
Gene Coye - drums
Steve Nieves - sax, percussion, vocals

August 21

Lady Zep
Lady Zep

Lady Zep:
Lady Zep is the premiere all female tribute to the legendary group, LED ZEPPELIN. Established in 2009 and based out of Los Angeles, Lady Zep has performed shows across Southern California and beyond. The Sunset Strip has been the home of many Lady Zep shows, places that include the House of Blues and the Key Club. Melissa Jane, Leanne, Miiko, and Marija have banded together to play the eternal heavy jams of one of the greatest bands of all time.

August 28

Brass Monkey Brass Band
Brass Monkey Brass Band

Brass Monkey Brass Band:
Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns…nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smokin’ brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND (BMBB) brings the infectious energy and funky good times to the West Coast and beyond. BMBB is a powerhouse 8-piece in the style of New Orleans’ own Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Band, with the traditional lineup of tuba, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass drum and snare. BMBB’s wide repertoire ranges from New Orleans classics like “When The Saints Go Marching In” to danceable favorites by a variety of artists from Led Zeppelin to Roger and Zapp, plus their own irrepressibly funky originals.

SEPTEMBER 4

Britain's Finest

Britain’s Finest

Britain's Finest:
Britain's Finest is one of the most authentic Beatles tribute band to emerge in the last 20 years. Based in Hollywood, California this "All-Star" cast has been rapidly gaining both national and international attention with their hauntingly accurate recreation of all the iconic eras in The Beatles history.