Summer And Music (SAM)—downtown Long Beachʼs homegrown, sustainable concert series, providing an entire summer of free music to the public—is back! Voted ” Best Music Festival” by OC Weekly in 2009 & 2010, this yearʼs SAM will be a greatest hits season of sorts, including three large-scale music events that are back by popular demand—Long Beach Funk Fest, BuskerFest and Battle of the Tribute Bands—and 12 intimate Sunday shows.

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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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