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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 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.
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 bands subject to change
June 30th - Salute to the Troops
THE SATIN DOLLZ
From all corners of the United States, the lovely Satin Dollz were brought together on one stage in 2005 to deliver top-notch entertainment reminiscent of the WWII USO Camp Shows. These pin up darlings, a stunning ensemble of singing, tap dancing, and downright charming ladies, have delighted audiences young and old, stateside and overseas, with their blended vocal harmonies, high energy tap dancing, sparkling charisma and stunning beauty wrapped up in a retro bow.
Originally formed in Hollywood, California, The Satin Dollz recently expanded their “pin up army” in 2016 across the pond, in both London and Paris, embarking on tours throughout the UK and rest of Europe. This international family of over 60 vintage talent powerhouses can be seen currently on the sold out “Party Like Gatsby” tour spanning 16 countries throughout Europe and North America in 2018-19, as well as on the “Big Beat Revue” UK tour with The Jive Aces in 22 theaters kicking off in the West End’s Aldwych Theater in London.
The Satin Dollz frequently sing on BBC Radio to its 20 million listeners and always enjoy entertaining veterans in the US as well as overseas. Jazz residencies have included Los Angeles' famous Cicada Club with Dean Mora's Swing Orchestra, the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, and at the Jazz Cave in St. Julien's Bay on the island of Malta. Other notable appearances have included Battle of the Big Bands California Tour sharing the stage with 30 big band musicians, at the famed Swing 46 in New York with the George Gee 17 pc Orchestra, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Chelsea Flower Show and as return headliners for the ever popular bi-annual 1940s Ball in Denver, CO with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and for Los Angeles' annual Fleet Week.
July 7 - The Petty Breakers
“The World’s Greatest Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!” So say Katie Daryl, Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest of AXS-TV as they selected the PettyBreakers to perform on their hit TV show in 2014.
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 honor the music of this legendary American icon.
Ozzie Mancinelli (Lead Vocals, Guitars)
John McAllister (Lead Guitar)
David Zeman (Keyboards, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica)
Danny Leoni (Bass, Vocals)
Rafael Gayol (Drums, Vocals)
There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to a new untapped level and was undisputedly crowned the lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger than life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched.
Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.
Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are The Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private affairs.
Formed in 2013 Adam Lawson, Daniel Vos and Alonso Vargas banded together over a mutual love of all things music. With eclectic influences ranging from blues, jazz, rock and Reggae this original band is creating a new style of beach rock. Unique harmonies, interesting melodies and riffs ring with elements of Jack Johnson, Steele Pulse, Jason Mraz and Slightly Stoopid providing something for all music lovers to enjoy.
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
August 4th: Jungle Fire
Jungle Fire’s highly infectious and explosive sound draws inspiration from the groundbreaking rhythm sections behind James Brown, Fela Kuti, Ray Barretto and Irakere; a musical recipe consisting of West African and Afro-Caribbean styles layered with heavy break-beat funk, all spiced with a dose of uniquely Angeleno grit.
August 11th: Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds, “leaders of the new school” is a five piece American band from The South Bay of Los Angeles California, formed in 2004. Their Southern California influences helped yield their unparalleled sound; A perfect mix of reggae, rock and pop. From Hood B-Boy Street to Surf/Skate Beach Culture these boys emerged into a multi-cultural musical phenomenon with a cause. Meet The Seeds: Moises Juarez (lead-vocals), Sean Chapman(vocals/guitar), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Patrick Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass).
The band tours an average of 40 weeks a year coast to coast, selling out venues and spreading like wildfire across the nation. Building a solid and loyal following wherever they go. On June 16, 2012 TBS headed out to appear for their third time at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. They just released their highly anticipated 3rd album on June 12, 2012 titled “The Great Escape” produced by Grammy winner Damon Elliot. TBS released their first single off the album titled “One Way” co-written with Tim Myers of One Republic fame on March 27, 2012. “One Way” is currently on the radio and made it onto the Top 40 Billboard Indicator Charts 5 weeks in a row. With so much anticipation surrounding the album, “The Great Escape” hit #28 on the iTunes Alternative Charts upon its first day of release. On February 25, 2012 the Bad Seeds concluded their six week headlining tour with a sold out performance at the Anaheim House of Blues. On November 12, 2011 they finished three nationwide tours all the while promoting their single “Nice and Slow”. The single was released August 8, 2011 along with their sexy summer video recognized for winning MTVU Freshmen Video Pick Of the Week and played on hundreds of media outlets. “Nice and Slow” received notable radio play and climbed its way on to the MB radio charts. No wonder the band’s Facebook page has over two million impressions. On March 3, 2011 TBS appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson performing their single “Only For You” off their second album “Sacred For Sale.” On November 18, 2010 TBS received the “Commercial Success Award” at the Los Angeles Music Awards for having more than 150,000 downloads for 2010.
Tomorrows Bad Seeds prove to be extremely talented musicians, vocalists and entertainers as a whole. Their live show provides a high-energy performance that will have you craving more. Since the band’s inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of UB40, 311, Pennywise, Smashing Pumpkins, The Wailers, and Fishbone, to name a few. In 2007 the Seeds’ signed with Urbantone Records releasing their debut album "Early Prayers" then on May 25, 2010 they followed up with their sophomore record entitled “Sacred For Sale” distributed by MRI a subsidiary of Sony/RED. You can find Tomorrows Bad Seeds music online on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, etc. Their fans can reach them on top social media sites and on our official web page. “We come with versatility because we come from such a melting pot of music here in the Greater Los Angeles Area,” Moises said. We don’t really fit into a ‘genre’, our sound is best described as an attitude a blend of everything, with something for everyone!”
NOT BAD MEANING BAD BUT BAD MEANING RAD!
August 18th: Platinum Rockstars
The Platinum Rockstars Pure Classic Rock Show is California’s #1 classic rock dance band, delivering perfect recreations of the greatest classic rock hits of all-time. Featuring David Victor formerly of BOSTON, Platinum Rockstars entertains thousands of fans at festivals, private parties and corporate events with the best classic rock music of all-time: Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen and more!
There is no better fit for a high-energy event than the Platinum Rockstars: Pure Classic Rock Show.
August 25th: Hot August Night
Crowd favorite Dean Colley and his showcase band "Hot August Night" regularly sell-out at concerts, festivals, events, and nightclubs. Dean has been wowing and thrilling Neil Diamond fans and audiences for over a decade!
Dean Colley and his Hot August Night band is the best Neil Diamond sound-alike and look-alike tribute act currently performing. Prepare to be rocked as this spectacular tribute of the legendary Neil Diamond brings you everything from teh classic 60s to contemporary Neil Diamond hits.Hot August Night is a must-see act capturing the very essance and experience in their legendary live-concert tributes. Experience the voice, the music, the unique performance as Hot August Night salutes the best Neil Diamond with unparalleled music artistry and signature vocalist Dean Colley.
September 1st: Blue Breeze Band
For more than 15 years The Blue Breeze Band has been providing Southern and Central California meetings and conventions and weddings and special events with the finest Motown R&B Soul Funk and Jazz and Blues.
Members of The Blue Breeze Band have performed and/or toured with the following artist and musical acts: Lakeside - The Temptations - Smokey Robinson - L.T.D. - Rose Royce - Mary J. Blige - Rod Stewart - Teena Marie - Brothers Johnson - Evelyn Champagne King. We have also appeared in movies, music videos, and television commercials.
Thus far, Blue Breeze has acquired an impressive repertoire of performances for audiences from different walks of life from all over the world. To name a few, they have performed for former President Bill Clinton, the United States Armed Services in Okinawa, Japan, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 50th Anniversary Tribute to Motown for the City of Culver City, and performed for 7,500+ Auburn University fans at the 2014 BCS National Championship pregame Tailgate Party at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California.
The Blue Breeze Band is an Award Winning premier Dance Party band that specializes in classic Top-40 Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, (90's Hip Hop) and Jazz and Blues music. We have been “A Name People Can Trust” for over 12 years! We offer you the finest Wedding & Special Event Entertainment in southern & central California!
Our music is Lively, Energetic and Fun and guaranteed to have you and your guests dancing all night long.