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Concerts in the Grove

Celebrating 39 years of spirited performances! Concerts in the Grove is a great way to share an evening outdoors with your family, friends and business associates.

Pack a picnic dinner to enjoy before the concert, then listen and dance to lively bands under the stars. For your convenience, alcoholic beverages* will be available for purchase at concessions.

A popular Concerts in the Grove tradition is the raffle drawing of donated gifts from local merchants.

Proceeds from this drawing benefit various alumni programs such as the Alumni Grants Program providing campus grants and supporting student excellence. Just a few of the past prizes have included: accommodations at fine hotels, gift certificates to acclaimed restaurants, wine tastings and tickets to theatre events.

Our concert series sells out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early!


Upcoming Concerts


July 11 – Elm Street Band
Opening the 2015 season is fan favorite Elm Street Band! These four classic rockers have jammed together in various combinations for almost 40 years. The Long Beach Press Telegram calls them “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.” The highly acclaimed “oldies” band performs vintage Top 40 and popular tunes from the ’40s through the ’70s like “Mustang Sally” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Get your tickets early as their shows always sell out!



July 25 – Tommy Tassi and the Authentics

Tommy Tassi is the voice of Concerts in the Grove and will be back to perform his 19th Concert since 1997. Tommy Tassi and the Authentics is a highly renowned oldies band that has been entertaining and pleasing audiences of all ages since 1978 with their riveting spirit and energy. Lead vocalist Tommy Tassi, who has an uncanny ability to sound like many of the legendary artists, has guided the band to their popularity and success.


August 8 – Stone Soul

Back by polular demand, Stone Soul will bring the finest classic soul and Motown, presented with the passion, artistry, and skill that the original performers to the Concerts in the Grove stage. No style of music enjoys wider appeal. Hit songs by Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, James Brown, and many more are sure to please people of all ages. You’ll hear timeless hits from these legendary artists and many more and dance to them all! Come and see why past audiences have demanded the return of Stone Soul!



August 16 – Mo50

Making their Concerts in the Grove debut and closing out the 2015 season is Mo50. This Orange County based five-member ensemble plays rock-n-roll, classics to current, with grit, soul and power. Mo50 formed in 2009 and now keep an active schedule of local gigs and have a loyal following. Before coming together to form Mo50, these skilled musicians performed with other groups locally and across the country. You will find yourself singing along and making your way to the dance floor with Mo50.






Reserve terrace seating

All concerts

$30 per person


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Event General Information

For ticket information, please call 562-985-1606 or email


Dates & Time:
Saturday, July 11 – Elm Street Band
Saturday July 25 – Tommy Tassi and the Authentics
Saturday August 8 – Stone Soul
Saturday August 22 – Mo50


Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnic dining.


Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Door Prize Drawing: During intermission approx. 8:15 p.m.


CSULB Campus, held outdoors at the Soroptimist House terrace on Beach Drive.


Tickets on sale now beginning May 1, 2015
Reserved terrace seating at tables, $30 per person.


Terrace tables accommodate groups of four or more. When complete tables are not purchased, smaller parties may be combined to complete a table.

Sorry, we cannot guarantee specific table requests. The Concerts in the Grove committee will assign you the best seats available based on the date your order is received. If your group cannot be accommodated at one table, you’ll be contacted regarding your options.

Please contact us for parties larger than eight.

Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas outside of the concert venue.

Please contact us if you need special accommodations.


Please note that we are unable to provide refunds on tickets once they have been purchased. Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the first concert.


You may bring your own picnic dinners or pre-purchase them and pick them up at the Concession Bar located inside the concert venue. Visit us in June for more information.

 * CSULB alcohol policy does not allow event attendees to bring their own alcohol on campus for consumption.

For additional information, call 562-985-1606 or email