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Concerts In The Grove Series Continues With July 21 Event

Published: July 17, 2012

The Alumni Association at CSULB will continue its 36th season of its Concerts in the Grove series on Saturday, July 21 with Stone Soul, the next of the three remaining 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.

This year’s remaining dates and bands are:

July 21

Concerts in the Grove

Returning to Concerts in the Grove, Stone Soul brings 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. Timeless hit songs by legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, The Temptations, James Brown and many more are sure to please people of all ages.

Aug. 4

Concerts in the Grove

King Salmon Band plays a fun mixture of rock tunes that you’ll recognize, want to sing along with and dance to. The band members’ musicianship and experience allow them to cover a wide range of artists, tunes, and styles such as Chicago, the Eagles, Neil Diamond and many more. Having played together for a decade, King Salmon regularly performs at Southern California concerts, events, festivals and clubs.

Aug. 18

Concerts in the Grove

The Emperors are a clear Long Beach favorite. They have performed in opening acts for The Rolling Stones, The Righteous Brothers and Steely Dan. Known for tight ensemble playing, strong vocals and an ex-citing stage show, The Emperors have put their mark on many high-energy covers, such as The Who’s “Tommy” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among others.

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