Concerts in the Park: Speedbuggy USA
2019 Concerts in the Park presented by OneWest Bank
- Date: 07/28/2019 3:45 PM - 7:00 PM
- Location: Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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July 28th: Speedbuggy USA
Well, it’s their own. Speedbuggy is one of the hardest playing bands in country music, putting their nitro-fueled brand on a genre that’s been the soundtrack to American life for nearly 100 years……
And the style?
That’s theirs, too. Speedbuggy arrived at their unique sound through the prism of experience, history and a love for some of the greatest music from country’s past. Their inspiration comes from the hard twanging Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens and his Buckeroos, followed by Merle Haggard. A style of country music loud and proud enough to cut through the noise of roadhouses packed with blue-collar crowds out for a good time.
“It was working man’s music, and that’s exactly the kind of songs we write,” says Speedbuggy’s lyricist and front man, Timbo. “They’re songs about hard jobs, drinking and loving; real stories about real people; there’s not enough of that in country music these days. I’ve worked hard jobs all my life, and I know these stories, because I’ve lived them”.
Speedbuggy’s historic foundation is the romance of the Wild West. Especially as it was portrayed in the movies and music of the great singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
“We’re on a mission to put the ‘western’ back in country & western music,” Timbo insists. “Some of the most beautiful portraits of the American landscape and way of life are in those songs about riding the trails across the mountains, plains and rivers, and about making a new life in a land full of promise. That used to be part of the great American dream – the working man’s dream — and we don’t see any good reason to let it die.”
Timbo – Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Seth von Paulus – Lead Guitar
Brady Sloan – Bass
Greg McMullen – Pedal Steel
Jamie Dawson – Drums
Opening Band - 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.
The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park presented by 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! 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.
Parking: Please note parking can be difficult around the park during the concert series. Carpooling, walking and use of taxi/rideshare is encouraged. All handicap parking will be at Begg Pool parking lot and there will be a rideshare/taxi pick-up and drop-off area on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Download the 2019 Concerts in the Park map (PDF).
*Concert band subject to change
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