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2017 Salute to the Troops: Picnic and Concert

Part of the Summer Concerts Presented by OneWest Bank

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The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, together with the Manhattan Beach City Council, are honoring and thanking the military service and sacrifice of the South Bay men and women in uniform and their families who have served their country. Join us as we honor them at the third annual Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater. We will also be serving up birthday cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force!

The first 500 veterans and active duty military will receive a free Salute to the Troops Challenge Coin!

Remember to pack a picnic, blanket, and beach chair!

Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast traces its history to October, 1941, with the formation of the 62nd Army Air Force Band in Augusta, Georgia.

The band is composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers.

Under the command of Major Vu Nguyen, band members meet two days a month to rehearse and perform. They also participate in an annual two-week summer tour. During the annual tour, the band functions as an active-duty band, rehearsing, traveling, and performing. Past tours have included performances in Alaska, Australia, British Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, New York, Florida, and throughout the state of California.

As musical ambassador, the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast is proud to represent the State of California, the Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

See the video that was shown at the 2015 event on the City of Manhattan Beach's YouTube channel.



About the Summer Concerts presented by One West Bank
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. 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.

Upcoming Summer Concerts

Date Band Genre
July 9 Pine Mountain Logs Rock
July 16 Blue Breeze Band Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Blues
July 23 Mark Mackay Band Country Rock
July 30 Hard Day's Night Beatles Tribute
August 6 The Paladins
August 13 Shari Puorto Band Blues/Rock/Roots Band
August 20 Hollywood U2 U2 Tribute
August 27 Lynette Skynyrd All female Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
September 3 Colour My World Chicago Tribute


Thank you to our generous sponsors

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