PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/21/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 052114
Subject:
Start the ‘100 Days of Summer’ with free ‘Knyght Ryder’ Concert on May 23
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov






From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the City. "100 Days of Summer" is a partnership between Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor's Bureau to promote opportunities to "stay and play" in Long Beach. 

"100 Days of Summer is full of fun and exciting events right here in Long Beach," Mayor Bob Foster said. "You and your family will enjoy hundreds of wonderful activities, including movies, concerts, sports, camps and classes all summer long."

To get things started, the premiere '80s (and '90s) tribute band Knyght Ryder will perform a free concert at Marine Stadium, on Appian Way between Second and Colorado Streets on Friday, May 23, from 6 to 8 pm. 

Knyght Ryder has performed with the stars of MadTV and Saturday Night Live and most recently became the opening act for George Lopez. These rockers from Long Beach play everything from Guns N' Roses to The Cure to Run-DMC. 

The fun will begin at 5 pm with a Kids Zone leading up to the concert at 6 pm.  Admission is free.  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and relax on the lawn for a great evening of family fun. Several food trucks will be available.

Starting this weekend, www.100daysofsummer.org and www.lbparks.org will provide great ideas for fun without having to travel far or spend a lot of money. Listings will include free concerts and movies; Long Beach Sea Festival events; the El Dorado Nature Center, Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos historic sites; ideas for spontaneous fun like biking, golf, tennis, kayaking swimming; free drop-in youth and teen programs; and much more.   

For more information about the free Knyght Ryder concert, call 562.570.3150.