Saturday - June 25, 2016
5 - 10PM
Downtown Long Beach Associates' famed music festival returns to North Pine Ave with laid back music, an arcade bar and skate park, and beer’n’grub
Last year, 3,800 skateboarders, music lovers, and revelers invaded 7th & Pine in DTLB to launch into Long Beach’s ultimate summer-long free concert series, the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM). And this year will prove no different: SAM kicked off its eighth season with the return of the all-skateboarding all-chill event 720° Pine.
With its moniker both honoring the famed Atari arcade game from the 1980s and signaling the approximate location of the venue, 720° Pine will be dedicated to the intersection of skate and cool. Skateboard culture, particularly in Long Beach, has a rich attachment to music that embraced and helped define the sport—which is specifically why we are garnering some of the best musicians from Long Beach and beyond to bring 720° to musical life.
That music will be headlined by Buskerfest native and pro skater Ray Barbee performing with the Mattson Two and Long Beach legend and songwriter Brandon Eugene Owens (the bassist who's worked with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Lauryn Hill). The lineup will be rounded out by artists who can shred on the stage and four wheels, including Korey Dane, The Buttertones, DJ Tuan Digglz, and a special DJ set by none other than Devendra Banhart.
The skate park will be open throughout the event, and a skateboard competition will take place on a replica of the iconic Cherry Gap starting at 5PM. Prior to the start of the event, the streets will be used by ASkate Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps children with autism learn to use skateboarding as a social tool as well as occupational therapy. Volunteers or families interested in participating should visit www.askate.org to sign up.