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Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
4600 N Virginia Rd, Long Beach, California 90807
Los Angeles native Pearl Charles will play the final weekend of the Rancho’s summer concert series. Charles’ music and songwriting is influenced by the legendary scenes of the 60s and 70s and by contemporary artists like Tame Impala and Mac DeMarco. The result is music that is timeless yet undeniably modern.
Charles has developed deep roots in the Los Angeles music community. Her first band, The Blank Tapes, earned accolades from Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. As a solo artist she has collaborated with Jonathan Wilson, Stephen McBean (Black Mountain) and Jonathan Rice, and she’s toured with artists ranging from Father John Misty to Kim Deal. Following the release of her self-titled EP last year, Spin Magazine described her music as a “psych-folk footprint [that] treads somewhere between a gentler, silky Jefferson Airplane and more fiery sides of Joni Mitchell.”
The free concerts on the lawn will take place on Sunday evenings on June 25, July 23, and August 13. Guests can arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. for pre-concert picnicking; musical performances take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and low chairs or blankets. No pets. This event is supported in part by Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.