The World’s Fastest Beach Party Rock ‘n Roll Show
Free, that is, if you buy at ticket to the race.
The concert will be on Saturday, April 13, in front of the Performing Arts Center after all the day’s races are completed, at 6 p.m. This is the area at the main entrance with the fountains. It’s all GA, so where you stand is first-come, first-serve. If you want close to the stage, then get there by 5:30. There is beer sold there, so no need to worry about going thirsty during the show.
The Grand Prix three-day weekend is April 12-14, with the highlight race coming on Sunday with the two-hour NTT IndyCar Series.
Opening for Cold War Kids will be local indie-electronic band Moontower.
Formed in 2004, Cold War Kids rose to prominence quickly in 2006 with their first full-length record, Robbers & Cowards, released that year. Since then, the band has released five additional albums including the critically acclaimed Hold My Home, which featured the Billboard Alternative chart-topping hit “First” in 2015. Other hit songs include “Miracle Mile,” “Love Is Mystical” and “So Tied Up.”
The band’s current lineup includes Nathan Willett (lead vocals, guitar), Matt Maust (Bass guitar), Joe Plummer (drums), David Quon (guitar, backing vocals) and Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, backing vocals).
Said the band, “We are excited to come back home to Long Beach for the Acura Grand Prix!”
Ticket prices for Saturday’s racing events and concert start at $65 for a General Admission ticket. Three-day tickets, pre-paid parking packages, handicapped seating, NTT IndyCar Series Paddock access passes, Super Photo tickets and an array of VIP Club packages are also available.
You can select and pay for their Grand Prix tickets, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333.