Though we celebrate the endless summer all year 'round here in Huntington Beach, the official first day of the season lands on June 21. On its heels launches the 41st Annual Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series 2014—a free seasonal event that brings live music to HB Central Park every Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. starting June 22 through August 31. It's been doing so since 1973.
Concerts jam on the band shell stage behind the library, at the corner of Goldenwest and Talbert. Prepare your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets, and take a look at who's playing this summer.
June 22 // Huntington Beach Concert Band ♫ Celebrate America
June 29 // Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra ♫ Music by American composers Howard Hanson, Aaron Copland, Arthur Foote and more
July 6 // Night Blooming Jazzmen ♫ Traditional Dixieland band
July 13 // Golden State British Brass Band & Emerald Society Bagpipes ♫ Brass and Bagpipes create a Celtic Sunday
July 20 // Moonlight Express ♫ 1940s-style Big Band
July 27 // Wise Guys ♫ Blend of swing, jazz and big band music for all
August 3 // Huntington Beach Concert Band ♫ Side-by-Side Concert with outstanding local high school musicians joining in a program of popular marches and melodies
August 10 // Henebry's 1920s Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra ♫ Original musical sounds of the Golden Age of Radio with Flapper Vocalist Ginger Pauley
August 17 // Covina Concert Band ♫ Popular show tunes, marches and more
August 24 // Bob DeSena ♫ Exciting Latin jazz and fiery rhythms in the legendary tradition of Tito Puente and Cal Tjader
August 31 // Mike Henebry Orchestra ♫ Internationally acclaimed orchestra authentically recreating music of the famous Big Bands of the Swing Era
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