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Local Band Hangout Continues at The Queen Mary May 18

Popular Monthly Concert Series Continues at The Queen Mary May 18
Local Band Hangout Announces Performance by Tall Walls    

​Tall Walls

The Queen Mary welcomes back the popular monthly live music series, Local Band Hangout, on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge. Aboard the legendary ship for another authentic Thursday night filled with appetizing food, enticing drinks, and some of the best music Southern California has to offer.

Local Band Hangout continues with performances by Long Beach natives, Tall Walls, MOVE, and Bundy. Tall Walls, influenced by artists such as Buddy Holly, The Ramones, and The Arctic Monkeys brings sun-drenched power pop to Southern California. Winners of Long Beach’s Buskerfest 2015, Tall Walls’ up-tempo, brassy, melodic tunes feature minute attention to detail, social commentary, and declarations of unconditional love. While MOVE, a self-described “musical collaborative”, bring a stylistic variety of Long Beach musical talent that even features special guest songwriters. In addition to their performance at The Queen Mary, MOVE has a monthly residency at Bixby Knolls First Fridays. Bundy’s sound can be described as eclectic, yet bombastic. Influenced by bands like Television, Ought, Parque Courts, and Talking Heads, Bundy strives to tell painful stories through heavy post punk drumming, growling Bass, and searing reverberous guitar.


Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
Happy Hour 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Tickets to Local Band Hangout are $15; $5 of the admission ticket value can be used in the Observation Bar during the concerts.

Free parking after 6pm with $20 purchase in the Observation Bar.




About the Observation Bar
1930’s sophistication and style, the Observation Bar and Art Deco Lounge is the playground of the cool.  Classic and chic, the Observation Bar was formerly the First-Class Lounge and served as the hub for lively discussions over delicious drinks.  Original artwork still hangs above the bar, which is lined with Art Deco tables, chairs and decor. Completing the 30’s look are distinct torchiere lamps, which give the room a soft, retro glow. So order a cocktail, sit back and enjoy this treasured downtown tradition.

About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

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