Rancho Los Cerritos presents 1st Free Summer Concert on Sunday, June 28


To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Music. The series takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month between June and August, and is completely free. Guests are welcome to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for pre-concert picnicking on the beautiful backyard lawn. Music begins at 5:30 and continues until 7 p.m., and the adobe home will remain open for self-guided tours until intermission.
The series begins on Sunday, June 28, with a performance by The Smokin’ Cobras, a high energy sextet that’s performed at festivals up and down the California coast, and throughout Southern California. They have a vast repertoire of songs that span decades but, for this performance, they will stay focused primarily on the Rock n’ Roll explosion of the ‘50’s.
In July, the series continues with Chet Getz Cool, featuring the music of Chet Baker and Stan Getz and, in August, The Walking Phoenixes will resurrect the spirit of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and low beach-style chairs. Pets and smoking are not allowed anywhere on the site. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. There is limited handicapped parking on site, and additional parking is available in an adjacent lot, and on the street.
About Rancho Los Cerritos: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at RanchoLosCerritos.org and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/rancholosc.

Credit: Rancho Los Cerritos.

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