PRESS RELEASE

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

5/21/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 052124
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Host Summer Kickoff Concert at El Dorado Park West on May 24
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Community members young and old dance in front of stage at El Dorado Park West.

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will welcome the summer season with a free concert featuring the Under Cover Band. Concert goers can dance and sing along to pop, funk, soul, rock, Top 40, Latin, and more. The concert will take place on Friday, May 24 at El Dorado Park West, located on Studebaker Road north of Willow Street.

“Summer is upon us, and we are thrilled to welcome the warm summer nights with our annual kickoff concert,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We encourage music lovers of all ages to come out and enjoy a Long Beach summer night with an evening of free, family-friendly fun.”

The summer kickoff concert will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn.

“The summer season is a time for outdoor family fun, and what better way to kick it off than with a free concert at El Dorado Park West,” said Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw.

“I invite all residents to come out to El Dorado Park West on Friday, May 24th and join in a Long Beach summer tradition that kicks off a season of music in our parks throughout the city,” said PRM Director Brent Dennis.

In addition to the summer kickoff concert, PRM will also host this summer a variety of other free, family-friendly events, including Movies in the Park, Long Beach Municipal Band Concert Series and ensembles at the El Dorado Nature Center. Visit longbeach.gov/park for more information. 

About the City of Long Beach
Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

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