Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach: IndyCar Racing, Music & More
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The last date listed for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was Sunday April 9, 2017 / All Day (Gates Open at 7:00am).
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Concerts are each free to race ticket holders for that day. The concerts are held at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and 6:00pm on Saturday nights on the outdoor stage which is just outside of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center’s Terrace Theater.
Friday, April 7 at 6:45 pm
For those who quieren rock-and-roll, Moderatto has you covered: the Mexican supergroup is set to return to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and headline the popular Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert.
The Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Terrace Plaza and is free to Friday race ticket holders. Space at the Plaza is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Moderatto’s glam metal-themed attire and rock hits such as “Quiero Rock,” “Márchate Ya” (“Leave Now”) and “Isabel” have made this band a fan favorite at the Grand Prix in previous years. The group consists of Bryan Amadeus (lead singer, guitar and piano), Elohim Corona (drums), Mick Marcy (guitar), Xavi Moderatto (bass), and Roy (guitar). The group has earned a reputation for wild, theatrical live performances and has attracted a large tongue-in-cheek fan base in the club scenes of Mexico City.
Saturday, April 8 at 6:00pm
SMG, the company that manages the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, has signed on to sponsor the Saturday, April 8 concert at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The concert will be titled SMG Presents the Kings of Chaos Starring Billy Idol, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots.
The concert, held on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center outdoor stage, follows racing activities on Saturday, April 8 (approx. 6 p.m.) and is free to race ticket holders. Space at the outdoor stage is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SMG is considered the “gold standard” in public facility management. Since SMG was founded in 1977, more than 250 facilities have been brought under its management worldwide.
Not only will SMG present the concert, but the company will join the impressive family of Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach sponsors, receiving signage around the racetrack and other considerations.
“SMG has enjoyed an excellent long-standing relationship with the Grand Prix and the City of Long Beach,” said SMG President and CEO Wes Westley. “It’s a terrific event, in a great city, and we are proud to be a sponsor.”
Kings of Chaos, the brainchild of Guns-N-Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, is an international all-star band with a revolving lineup of top rock-and-roll talent. In addition to Idol, Gibbons and Bennington, the lineup for Long Beach is scheduled to include Sorum on drums, Robert and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots on bass and guitar, respectively, and Billy Duffy of The Cult on guitar.
“We have had a long and very productive partnership with SMG here at Long Beach and are delighted to enhance that relationship at our event,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “Many of the attractive elements that our guests enjoy at the Grand Prix are assets that SMG deploys during the weekend.”
This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather.
No alcohol, cans or bottles may be brought into the event. Coolers are subject to inspection.
This event will occur rain or shine.
Check out the full weekend schedule.