The Seal Beach Chamber Summer Concert Series will kick off July 8 with the ‘50s-style tunes of Danny Dean and the Homewreckers. All concerts are at Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 2.
Due to an extremely positive response from the community, the chamber added three more groups to the lineup this year, bringing a total of nine concerts to Seal Beach, promising rockin’ entertainment all the way up to Labor Day.
“These summer outdoor concerts give us a great opportunity to get together as a community while celebrating summer and the outdoor lifestyle we enjoy in Seal Beach,” said George Banker. “The concerts were incredibly popular last year – I saw people putting out beach blankets and lawn chairs early in the morning to save a seat for family and friends.”
The concerts are offered free to the community, thanks to the support of main sponsors Eric Lenahan and LeAnna Ricci Farris of State Farm Insurance and Alan Brawer of Verizon FIOS.
“As a local business owner, I think the summer concert series is a great way for local businesses to give back to the community and also have the community come together for a great summer celebration each Wednesday night,” said Lenahan, who plans to have a booth set up at each concert to offer free popcorn. “As a local resident, my family and I look forward to these summer concerts and look forward to seeing all the families in town enjoying the great bands that will be playing.”
Fast becoming a favorite summer tradition, the concert series draws everyone from groups of friends and neighbors to families with young children, all who gather up beach blankets to enjoy some sweet tunes and a picnic dinner under blue summer skies.
“It’s always a pleasure for me to be able to play for all of my hometown friends and family in Seal Beach, where the sun is always shining, the kids are always smiling, and the women are all so beautiful," said longtime Seal Beach resident Rick Sterbentz, vocals/piano for the band Little Strange (formerly known as The Regular Guys).
“Our band all but forces listeners of all ages to get up on their feet and dance. We also have Seal Beach’s own Allison Hernandez on vocals, Dave Andrieux on bass, Mike Murphy on drums, and Brad Lewis on guitar. A good time is always had by all in attendance.”
With an eclectic mix of many musical styles, the Chamber Concert Series offers something for everyone:
July 8 – Danny Dean and the Homewreckers. Danny Dean leads this 50’s style group with great guitar and smooth vocals. The stand up bass player is John Hattan, (from Brian Setzer’s band), Jack D. on drums, Bob Crail on Sax and rockin’ Robin Canada on keyboards.
July 15 – The Kelly Fitzgerald Group: songwriter and powerful vocalist Kelly Fitzgerald leads this group with music steeped in rock, country and blues.
July 22 – Hurricane Julie and the Aftermath: Julie performs dynamic classic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
July 29 – Sligo Rags: A popular mix of contemporary and traditional Irish and folk themed music.
August 5 – Sin Twins Rhythm & Blues Revue: An R & B grand performance, complete with a horn section, offering tunes for singing and dancing.
August 12 – Sugah Daddy: Energetic eight-piece ensemble playing the best in swing, boogie and blues music.
August 19 – Identity Theft: Relive the best of the ‘80s and enjoy the songs that made this decade so much fun.
August 26 – Little Strange (formerly known as The Regular Guys): Enjoy this distinctive brand of funk-blues, with great covers and many original tunes.
September 2 – The Elm Street Band: Long-standing classic rock band, playing favorite tunes from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.
Parking for the Seal Beach Chamber Summer Concert Series is available at the pier and costs $6 per vehicle.
INFORMATION: Call the Seal Beach Chamber at 562.799.0179;
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