About Summer And Music (SAM)
Now in its 11th year, Summer And Music (SAM) is Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series, providing an entire summer of free music to the public. Produced by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA), SAM has been voted OC Weekly's "Best Music Festival" three times in a row and awarded the 2018 Spirit of Downtown Award for its display of local acts at outdoor venues. With performances spanning the genres of indie rock, jazz, pop, rockabilly, punk, funk and then some, there will truly be something for everyone to listen to and love all summer long.
In 2016 the DLBA and SAM founders created the documentary, Summer and Music: A Short Film. Long Beach filmmaker and musician Graham Lovelis showcases the history of SAM in this love letter to Long Beach.