The College of Liberal Arts: Concert in the Grove — Elm Street Band

June 8, 2011

Celebrating 35 years of entertainment! Concerts in the Grove is a CSULB Alumni Association fundraiser. Past concertgoers know the four Saturday night series as a casual, fun, and lively evening of great entertainment in an outdoor setting. Our concert series sells out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early to get the best tables. Bring your favorite eats to enjoy before the performances. For your convenience, alcoholic beverages* will be available for purchase at concessions.

A popular Concerts in the Grove pastime is the raffle drawing for donated gifts from local merchants. The following are just a few of the prizes that have been raffled in the past: DVD players, cruises around the Long Beach Harbor, overnight stays at hotels, and gift certificates to acclaimed local restaurants.

All proceeds from Concerts in the Grove help to finance CSULB’s emergency student loans, campus grants to worthy programs, student scholarships, and numerous alumni programs throughout the year. Thanks to community generosity, the number of grants and available dollars has steadily grown, and Concerts in the Grove continues its commitment to support the university’s educational programs of excellence.

Elm Street Band

This Long Beach group boasts alumni of Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, Millikan High, and Stanford Junior High. These four venerable rockers have jammed together in various combinations for almost 40 years. The Long Beach Press Telegram calls them “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.” The highly acclaimed “oldies” band performs vintage Top 40 and popular tunes from the ’40s through the ’70s like “Mustang Sally” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” If you like Elvis, The Beatles, and the Eagles, you will love the Elm Street Band. To read more about the Elm Street Band, please visit their website:

Event General Information

Gates will open at 6:00 PM for picnic dining.

Concert will begin at 7:30 PM

The concert will be held outdoors at the Soroptimist House terrace on Beach Drive.

The cost for reserved terrace seating at tables is $30.00 per person.

You may order tickets online at the following web address: or you may complete and mail the following ticket form to CSULB Alumni Association Re: Concerts in the Grove, 1000 Studebaker Road, Suite 1, Long Beach, CA 90815:

Terrace tables accommodate groups of four or more. When complete tables are not purchased, smaller parties are combined to fill them. We cannot guarantee specific table requests. We will assign you the best seats available based on the date your order is received. If your group cannot be accommodated at one table, you will be contacted regarding your options.

Please contact us for parties larger than eight.

Please contact us if you have any need for accommodations due to a disability or medical condition.

Smoking will be allowed only in designated non-dining areas.

No refunds or exchanges. Concerts in the Grove will occur whether rain or shine. All tickets will be mailed at least two weeks prior to the concert.

Event web page:

For additional information, please contact Janet Gonzales at (562) 985-7022 or email at

Sponsors: Liberty Mutual, LBS Financial Credit Union, Supervisor Don Knabe (Fourth District, County of Los Angeles), The Chamber: Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and Republic Master Chefs: Textile Rental Services.

* CSULB alcohol policy does not allow event attendees to bring their own alcohol on campus for consumption.