Justin Hectus, half of the genius behind the Summer and Music concert series, is a sneaky one—and we mean that in the most positive way possible. After all, he got Long Beach's own Tijuana Panthers to have not one but two secret pop-up shows this past weekend.
Summer and Music, Long Beach’s veteran music festival, has not just cemented its place as the go-to music series in Long Beach as each year amps up the quality of its lineup, it is proving to be the series of events that is putting Long Beach on the map as a multi-leveled venue.
Few people knew of outgoing 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske’s softer side—and her eclectic taste in music—until, that is, the heartfelt sonic goodbye she began singing City Council on July 4th through her Facebook.
It began in 2002 at the Queen Mary and for each year following, the Mi Son Cubano Festival brought Cuban culture, music, and grub to LA County on a level previously unseen. That is, until it suddenly went on hiatus three years ago.
The kickoff to the much-anticipated Summer and Music (S.A.M.) began this weekend with Los Angeles-based surfer-gone-psychedelic band the Allah-Las headlining for Dancin’ in the Streets, held at the Promenade this past Saturday.
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