The Long Beach Municipal Band will celebrate its 113th season this year with free outdoor summer concerts in Long Beach parks, from June 28 through August 5, 2022, with a different theme every week. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free.
Week 1 (June 28-July 1): “United We Stand” – A salute to American freedom through music. These patriotic favorites will awaken national and community pride. Theme: United We Stand. Vocalist, Meloney Collins.
- Tue. June 28 - Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St.
- Wed. June 29 - Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. June 30 - Marine Stadium, 5255 E Paoli Way
- Fri. July 1 - El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
Week 2 (July 5-8): “Give My Regards to Broadway” – Enjoy magnificent Broadway music that has dazzled show audiences for decades. Each masterpiece is certain to bring back fond memories of music that has shaped our lives. Theme: Give My Regards to Broadway. Vocalist, Crystal Lewis
- Tue. July 5 -Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St.
- Wed. July 6 -Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. July 7 -Marine Stadium, 5255 E Paoli Way.
- Fri. July 8 -El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
Week 3 (July 12-15): “Legends of Song” – Enjoy musical tributes from singing sensations like Sinatra, Streisand, Presley and more, with music that will cater to everyone’s taste. Theme: Legends of Song. Vocalists Nicole Kubis and Meloney Collins pay tribute to Barbara Morrison.
- Tue. July 12 -Bluff Park, 2500 E. Ocean Blvd.
- Wed. July 13 - Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. July 14 - Marine Stadium, 255 E Paoli Way.
- Fri. July 15 -El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
Week 4 (July 19-22): “Let’s Dance” – Bring your dancing shoes to enjoy these toe-tapping tunes. Conductor Kurt Curtis has selected an array of dance music for all appetites. From national to popular and ceremonial origins, dance music is as enjoyable to hear as it is a challenge to play. Fan-favorite Tony Galla returns with the Studio Band as the featured jazz artist. Theme: Dance Music. Vocalist Tony Galla.
- Tue. July 19 - Bluff Park, 2500 E. Ocean Blvd.
- Wed. July 20 - Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. July 21 - Marine Stadium, 255 E Paoli Way.
- Fri. July 22 - El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
Week 5 (July 26-29): “Cinema Classics” – The Long Beach Municipal Band will perform the music that adds flavor to the movies. Come… close your eyes and be transported into your favorite cinema classics through the scores of great composers such as John Williams, Alan Menken and Jerry Goldsmith. The uniquely talented Mark Kopitzke joins the Studio Band for this fun-filled week. Theme: Cinema Classics. Vocalist Mark Kopitzke.
- Tue. July 26 - Bluff Park, 2500 E. Ocean Blvd.
- Wed. July 27 - Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. July 28 - Marine Stadium, 255 E Paoli Way.
- Fri. July 29 - El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
Week 6 (August 2-5): “Ragtime, Dixie, and All That Jazz” – America’s contribution to the world of music – Jazz! The birth of American Jazz began in the late 1800’s with a new rhythmic style called Ragtime. This week will explore three great traditions of American music with Ragtime, Dixie and All That Jazz. The Studio Band, along with vocalist Nicole Kubis, will close out the 2022 Summer Season with style! Theme: “Ragtime, Dixie, and All That Jazz” Vocalist Nicole Kubis.
- Tue. Aug. 2 -Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.
- Wed. Aug. 3 - Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
- Th. Aug. 4 -Marine Stadium , 255 E Paoli Way.
- Fri. Aug. 5 - El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road
About Conductor Kurt Curtis
Kurt Curtis has been a member of the Municipal Band’s trumpet section for 25 years and has performed as a soloist and guest conductor on numerous occasions. He has also been a musician, performer, and conductor at Disneyland for the past 38 years where he is currently the conductor of the Disneyland Band, leader of the Fanfare Trumpets and Pearly Band, and serves as Master of Ceremonies for many park offerings. Additionally, Curtis has performed with orchestras throughout Southern California, including Broadway shows at the Ahmanson Theater. He has been a recording musician in Hollywood on many movie soundtracks, television shows and cartoons, and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Japan. Curtis’ wide-ranging musical expertise and background in entertainment will serve him well in his new role as conductor of the Long Beach Municipal Band. When asked about his new appointment, Curtis stated, “I’m truly honored to be named the new conductor of this historic and treasured group of musicians that bring so much joy and unity to the community.”