This is the final week for catching one of several free concerts in the park by the Long Beach Municipal Band!
I’ve blogged a few times before about the band and our good times going to the shows throughout the years (you can click here for those posts). But what I’ve not shown you is a history of T’s attendance at the concerts each season! I’ll do that now with a few photos below.
As you can see, these concerts are for all-ages: Kids, no kids, large groups, or couples. You basically bring a blanket (or put one down earlier in the day to save yourselves a space up front with friends if you have a large group like we tend to be a part of), some chairs, a picnic basket with all the trimmings, some drinks of all kinds (though officially there’s no alcohol in the public parks, RMT’ers), and plan to settle in for an evening of live music under a beautiful summer sky. Honestly, this is one of our favorite seasonal activities that Long Beach has to offer. Our family prefers the Marine Stadium venue on Thursdays, but there are various parks all over Long Beach that host the concerts.
The remaining performances of the 104th year of the Long Beach Municipal Band are this week at the following locations (all which begin at 6:30 p.m.):
Wednesday July 31 at Los Cerritos Park (that’s TONIGHT!)
Thursday August 1 at Marine Stadium / Marina Vista Park (band performs at the Northwest end of Marine Stadium adjacent Marina Vista Park)
Friday August 2 at El Dorado Park West (FREE municipal area of El Dorado Park, NOT the pay-to-enter Regional area)
PS – There’s usually a bonus concert lineup at select locations the following week by the Elm Street Band (AKA, the band that T’s swim teacher is a member of). It looks like this year those performances are Thursday August 8 at Marine Stadium and Friday August 9 at El Dorado Park West, both from 6-to-8 p.m. For that and other Elm Street Band event information, please click here.
So pack a picnic, get out there, and enjoy the show(s), RMT’ers! Bravo… and cheers!
Thank you to everyone who voted for “Real Mom Time” in the 2013 Circle of Moms Top 25 So Cal Mom Blogger contest! I am here to say that I ended the contest with an official ranking of… #17 (two-way tie)!! WOW! And that’s all thanks to you, RMT’ers, whether you voted just one time, voted daily, and/or shared the contest links with others. I’ll update you again when I hear anything more from the Circle of Moms folks about what this ranking means for me… and for you, too!