Image courtesy of First Fridays Long Beach.
Described as “the heavy hitters of California’s ever growing traditional ska and reggae scene,” The Delirians will perform during the last Concert in the Park(ing Lot) of the summer, marking the end to a great series of free music events put on by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) and First Fridays Long Beach this year.
“Since we have three Concerts in the Park(ing Lot) throughout the summer we like to have a completely different vibe for each month,” said Tokotah Ashcraft, special events coordinator for the BKBIA. “We had surf rock cumbia with Salt Petal, pop indie rock with The Buttertones and now we have ska reggae with The Delirians! We try to keep the crowd on their toes and the music diverse.”
The East Los Angeles ska and reggae outfit formed in 2007 when then-teenagers Angel Salgado, Tony Medina and Joseph Quiñones started a ska punk band. Over the years, their style has evolved from a “slightly-mellower bilingual phase” to what the group plays now, according to LA Weekly.
Guests won’t go hungry during the free event, with Lola’s Mexican Cuisine on site providing food and drink for purchase. Attendees are also welcome to bring lawn chairs and highly encouraged to bring their dancing shoes and community vibes.
The free concert will be located in the SteelCraft parking lot at 3745 Long Beach Boulevard.