About Summer And Music (SAM)
Now in its ninth 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 for its display of local acts at outdoor venues. With performances spanning the genres of jazz, pop, rockabilly, funk and then some, there will truly be something for everyone to listen to and love all summer long.
Last year, to kick-off the 2016 season of SAM, 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.