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Concerts in the Grove Closes Out 2010 Season with Debut Groups

Published: August 2, 2010

The Alumni Association at CSULB will conclude the 34th season of its Concerts in the Grove series with its final two Saturday night performances at the Hollywood Bowl-type atmosphere of the campus’ Soroptimist House terrace located just off Beach Drive.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for concertgoers who wish to bring a picnic supper prior to the 7:30 p.m. program under the stars. Admission price is $30. To order tickets online, go to

A popular Concerts in the Grove pastime is the drawing for donated gifts from local merchants. Just a few of the past prizes have included a $100 savings bond, a DVD player, cruises around the Long Beach harbor, accommodations at fine hotels and gift certificates to local restaurants.

All proceeds from Concerts in the Grove help finance the CSULB campus grants program and numerous alumni programs throughout the year. Thanks to community generosity, the number of grants and available dollars has steadily grown and the concert series continues its commitment to support the university’s educational programs of excellence.

The remaining dates and bands are:

Aug. 7

Concerts in the Grove

Making their Concerts in the Grove debut, Stone Soul will bring you the finest classic soul and Motown, presented with the passion, artistry, and skill that the original performers brought to the 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.

Aug. 21

Concerts in the Grove

Also making their Concerts in the Grove debut, the Emperors are a clear Long Beach favorite. The Emperors have been opening acts for Peter and Gordon, the Rolling Stones, the Righteous Brothers and later, Steely Dan. Known for tight ensemble playing, strong vocals and an exciting state show, the Emperors have put their mark on many high-energy covers. The Emperors have scored big with fans with songs like The Who’s “Tommy,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” among others.

For additional concert information, call 562/985-7022 or e-mail Janet Gonzales.