2017 Summer Concerts presented by July 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
The Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts presented by OneWest Bank is an annual event held each year at Polliwog Park. It will run from the first weekend of July through the first weekend in September. The Summer Concerts have featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Hollywood U2, Nathan Shrake, Elvis, and Beatles tribute bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.
These performances are free to the public. 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
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.
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.
Mark Mackay Band:
A blazing guitarist, an evocative vocalist and a songwriter steeped in authenticity: At the crossroads of country music and rock and roll is where Mark Mackay makes his stand. Fronting a powerhouse band, he rocks the room with rowdy charm and persuasive conviction.
Hard Day's Night:
Hard Day's Night provides audiences exactly what they hope to see and hear - the costumes, boots, and haircuts; the vintage drums, guitars, and amplifiers; the British accents and the note-for-note renditions of Beatles songs that forever changed the face of pop music - it's all here and it's all performed live.
The Paladins (main act):
The Paladins from San Diego California are the preeminent blues/rockabilly band in America. Founded in 1980 by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and bass player Thomas Yearsley, they have recorded five singles, nine full Length studio records, and three live albums. Along the way they built a solid reputation as one of America's hardest-working and best live bands.
Seatbelt (opening act):
The sound of Seatbelt is distilled from the purest of American music ingredients: Sun Studios, rockabilly, hillbilly boogie, and honky tonk, performed on vintage gear but ever so slightly updated with a modern edge and energy that is as contagious as the Rockin’ Pneumonia! Playing live, the band delivers an intense brand of American Rockabilly Music, pulling from their catalog of original material as well as performing vintage tracks and obscure gems from legends the likes of Elvis, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and other less-known greats. They have also been known to update classic rock tunes in a rockabilly/hillbilly style. There is always a surprise or two in store for audiences!
Shari Puorto Band:
Shari Puorto Band is a Blues/Rock/Roots Band with a whole lotta soul who have been touring together for many years. With notable nominations and awards under their belt they continue to electrify audiences from Coast to Coast and abroad. If you haven't seen them yet, you must! It's an experience you will not forget. You will see and feel and band combining today's Modern Blues/Rock with yesteryear's traditional Blues. Their connection with the audience and performance are infectious! Once you see their show you will understand why people are captivated and come back for more. "We know how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never thought existed." Shari says. You have to see them to really understand.
Based in Los Angeles, Hollywood U2 is the World’s Greatest U2 Tribute Band. The lead singer Joe Hier (aka Hollywood Bono) is the only Bono impersonator to have sung with Bono & U2. This took place at The Forum in Los Angeles on May 26th, 2015 and made International news and headlines and has been covered by Rolling Stone, LA Times, The Daily News, NY Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.
From the sunglasses and costumes to the compelling vocals of the world renowned Hollywood Bono (Joe Hier), Hollywood U2 are consummate musicians who bring the look and sound of U2 and true heart of U2 to every performance with the precision and excitement, of a U2 concert. This show is as close as you can get, aside from hiring U2 themselves. While they can bring any era of U2 to fans they specialize in bringing the iconic Zoo TV and Vertigo tours to U2 fans with the addition, of costume changes, props and video. Their vast experience has taken them around the world, captivating crowds of 10,000 plus. They have countless great references from corporations, to fans and celebrities and are truly Bono approved!
Lynette Skynyrd is the world’s one and only female Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute.
Based out of Southern California, the band was founded in 2010 by bassist Laurie Es. Laurie had already built a reputation as a seasoned bass player, poster artist, a former DJ on WFMU and a promoter in the L.A and New York rock scene. A lifelong Skynyrd fan, Laurie set out to create a tribute that would truly do justice to the genre-defining Southern hard rock of the original band and the exceptional songwriting and musicianship that earned Lynyrd Skynyrd its rightful place in the pantheon of classic arena rock bands.
This group of mega-talented female musicians express the unconquered spirit of Southern Rock. Lynette captures the essence of Skynyrd, tapping into those days-gone-by, when a rock concert was the experience of a lifetime. If the past is indeed a prologue to their musical journey, then Lynette Skynyrd is nothing less than timeless. With a badass rock-chick authority, these daisy duke damsels transport the Skynyrd classics into the modern era.
Colour My World: 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".