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40th Anniversary of the City of Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park


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2018 Concerts in the Park presented by  One West Bank
July 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018

The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park presented by OneWest Bank is an annual event held each year at Polliwog Park.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer! Concerts in the Park begins at 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM (Opening Bands) then continues with the main band from 5:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM. Seating is first come, first served! Concerts in the Park are free and well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged. Concert goers are asked to leave pets at home. Use low backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you. Don't block the aisles. Be courteous to others. No smoking in the park. Watch your children, keep them off the stage and the stage apron. Climbing the trees in the park is not permitted. Place your trash in the bins throughout the park. NO-- pets, barbecues, skateboards, scooters, or roller blades are allowed in the park. Concert staff and security are not responsible for unattended chairs blankets and other picnic items. Please do not remove items (chairs, blankets, etc.) that do not belong to you.

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.

*Concert bands subject to change

2018 Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park presented by One West Bank

July 1
Salute to the Troops
July 8

The DropOffs
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

The DropOffs
Their love music and jamming brought these four local teen musicians together. All from the South Bay, Sam Nicosia - Bass and Guitar, Mira Costa; Teddy Stravopolous – Guitar and Bass, Mira Costa; Braden Woomer – Drums, Bosco; and Kobe Miyake – Vocals, Mira Costa. A very talented band that performs a mix of new R&B with older alternate rock.

 

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ricardo Lemvo
Congo-born musician Ricardo Lemvo is a dynamic and multi-cultural artist whose distinct and innovative music blends Afro-Cuban rhythms and pan-African styles. Lemvo formed the Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, and has since performed at festivals, night clubs, and Performing Art Centers in Australia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

July 15
Jamisen Jarvis
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Jamisen Jarvis

Jamisen Jarvis has had a knack to entertain since before she could talk. Being born and raised in Hermosa Beach has provided the perfect backdrop for her song writing, where she has drawn from her life lessons and point of view and placed them into her music. Awarded “2016 Artist of the Month” at Saint Rocke as well as “2017 SAND and STRAND Magazine’s Artist of the Month”, Jamisen’s star is on the rise. 
  The PettyBreakers
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Petty and the Breakers

The PettyBreakers is the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics… American Girl…Break Down… Free Fallin’… Mary Jane’s Last Dance…Refugee… Runnin’ Down a Dream… and so many more... perfectly reproduced. Playing to packed houses all over the U.S., the band is comprised of excellent musicians who have performed and recorded with international artists. The PettyBreakers were chosen to perform on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” honoring the music of this legendary American icon.
July 22
Alinea
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Alinea

Alinea means “new train of thought” which is what their music reflects. Their original music is alt rock with classic rock and blues influence. Lead guitarist and singer JJ Barry and drummer Lance Meliota started playing together in a 5th grade surf band called The Treblemakers. Rhythm guitar and singer Ben Tyrrell and bassist Shannon Ennis also played together in grade school. Along the way, they all met up and Alinea was born. Alinea’s music and lyrics are all original, written by JJ Barry and Ben Tyrrell. Alinea was the Winner of 2017 Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Battle of the Bands-South Bay.
  The Pine Mountain Logs
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.
July 29
Fate Unbound
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Fate Unbound

A local, Redondo Union High School band that started in a rented studio! Band members include Josh (bassist), Dylan (drummer), and Ian (guitarist).
  Jungle Fire
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jungle Fire

The JUNGLE FIRE sound digs deep into Afro/Latin Funk with an approach that is authentic and highly explosive! The Los Angeles based 10-piece TropiFunk juggernaut pulls its influences from the music of legends such as Irakere, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) while creating a melting pot of Afro-Caribbean and West African rhythms with a heavy break beat funk. JUNGLE FIRE’s members’ diverse musical and cultural backgrounds are a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, with the city’s unique international and multicultural mix of sounds and flavors being critical components of the group’s sound. JUNGLE FIRE’s live performances serve up a healthy dose of originals and deep Afro/Latin Funk covers all cooked up together in a live mix-tape style, ensuring an energy that is nothing short of burning. 
August 5
Good Vibe
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Good Vibe

Good Vibe has been fueling huge interest in the South Bay playing alternative rock music. Good Vibe started in 2016 when lead singer, Austin Moseley and his best friend, Gavin McCree (drums) were looking to form a band. Through their manager, EJ they were soon joined by Slater Heidrich (bass) and Brooke Blake (vocals/keyboard). Slater and Brooke have been performing together since the third grade, 2011. Austin Moseley-lead vocals/guitar goes to Hermosa Valley, Brooke Blake - vocals/keyboard, goes to Vistamar , Gavin McCree- Drums, goes to Hermosa Valley and Slater Heidrich-bass, goes to Mira Costa High School.
  Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Aileen Quinn and the Leapin Lizards

Two time Golden Globe nominated Aileen Quinn is best known for playing the title role in the 1982 film "Annie", directed by John Huston. Making her Broadway debut at age 8, she's a true triple-threat performer who has continued singing, dancing and acting in Feature Films, Television, Theatre, Animation and Commercials for 30 years. Aileen has also recorded two albums with Columbia Records: the multi-platinum "Annie" soundtrack, and her solo album, "Bobby's Girl", produced by Barbra Streisand/Dolly Parton producer, Gary Klein. Currently, as lead singer of the high octane band, "The Leapin' Lizards", Aileen's powerful, sexy, sassy vocals take the audience on a rockin' ride, swingin' to classic hits from the 50's and 60's, as well as the band's own foot-stompin', memorable originals, bringing Rockabilly to the 21st Century. 
August 12
Kato Rose
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Kato Rose

Kato Rose is a resident of Manhattan Beach and currently is a Junior at Notre Dame Academy Los Angeles. Kato is a vocalist and songwriter, she has performed at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, and the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks and at the South Bay Women’s Conference. 
  Hard Day's Night
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A Tribute to the Beatles

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. 
August 19
Minor Problem
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Minor Problem

Minor Problem is a local teen band with members from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The kids are 15 and 16 years old and attend Mira Costa, Redondo Union, and Chadwick High Schools. Their music consists of covers from the Classic Rock and Popular Rock genres. Band members include Emma Canty: Lead vocals; John Forbes: Lead guitar and vocals; Brady Gin: Keyboard and vocals; Dylan Albarian: Rhythm guitar and vocals ; Max Hendrickson: Bass and vocals; and Jacob Less: Drums.
  Doo-Wah Riders
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Doo-Wah Riders

The Legendary Doo-Wah Riders are celebrating their 40th Anniversary!

Since 1978 there has been no one else like the Doo-Wah Riders. For over 40 years they have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, fired up by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original sound. Defined by their sound... "high energy country with a cajun twist", the Doo-Wah Riders' ultra-tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go.

This legendary band loves honky tonks as well as concert stages and prides itself in catering to each audience with a spicy personal touch.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the Doo-Wah Riders played at our very first Concerts in the Park?! They are back again this year to celebrate their band's 40th anniversary as well as the Concerts in the Park's 40th anniversary! 
August 26
Pier Pressure
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Pier Pressure

Pier Pressure is a group of 13-15 year old musicians that have been crafting their sound at Coast Music in Hermosa Beach since 2015. They have enjoyed playing at several local venues including: Suzy’s Bar and Grill, The Lighthouse, Saint Rocke, Toys for Tots Fundraiser, Fiesta Hermosa, Malibu Arts and Music Festival, and private local parties. Pier Pressure demonstrates a wide range of talent playing current pop and rock, along with classic rock songs. Members: Jack Whitney (lead vocals, keyboard), Sam Rohde (bass, vocals), Zak Anderson (guitar), Sophia Papouchado (drums), Leo Puccio (keyboard, vocals).
  Blue Breeze Band
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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. 
September 2
Chroma Haze
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Chroma Haze

Chroma Haze is a local band with members from Hermosa Beach, Venice, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. They are a very talented group of young musicians, all 15 years old with diverse influences including Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Paramore, Foo Fighters and Metallica. The members of Chroma Haze: Cori Wilson - Bass and Lead Vocals, Gio Conversano - Guitar, Sean Vercos - Guitar and Ethan Makauskas (Mira Costa) - Drums and Vocals; have played at some iconic venues such as The Whisky, The Lighthouse Cafe, The House of Blues and The Hard Rock Cafe. Several members of the band have competed and WON the Battle of The Bands at the House of Blues for 3 consecutive years, it's clear that they have rock n roll in their blood.
Thin Ice
Time TBA 
DSB
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

DSB

DSB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey. They have captured the lush and signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you believin'!

Since 2009, DSB’s high-energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made DSB the #1 Journey tribute show in the world. In the past seven years, DSB has exploded nationally, performing coast to coast with iconic rock bands Foreigner, Night Ranger, Little River Band, Loverboy, and REO Speedwagon. DSB was anointed The World’s Greatest Journey tribute band by Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest’s AXS TV and was featured on the network’s hit show, The World's Greatest Tribute Bands. Vegas Rocks! Magazine honored DSB and named them Best Rock Tribute. DSB has become a fixture at the annual Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Recently, DSB embarked on a 12,000 mile U.S. tour and was featured on FOX television and Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family. Currently, DSB is proud to have teamed with Royal Caribbean International to bring the highly acclaimed DSB: An American Journey concert aboard the newest addition to their Quantum Class of luxury cruise ships, The Anthem of the Seas. 

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