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Dec 6, 2016
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES TO CO-HEADLINE NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVAL IN DTLB

They join Citizen Cope in co-headlining as Downtown Long Beach rings in 2017.



Nov 7, 2016
FORMER YELP COMMUNITY DIRECTOR NAMED DLBA COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

In addition to managing traditional public relations matters, She will be responsible for developing the voice of DLBA and continuing to grow the DLBA’s social media presence.



Oct 12, 2016
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, CITIZEN COPE, CUT COPY, BIG DATA AND MORE TO INVADE DTLB FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVAL

Three stages will be filled with the best in current music as Downtown Long Beach rings in 2017.



Oct 6, 2016
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ALLIANCE INSTALLS 2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

New DLBA leaders share growing vision for organization and community.



Sep 14, 2016
DLBA REBRANDS ITSELF TO BETTER REFLECT COMMUNITY TIES

Campaign includes renaming organization to Downtown Long Beach Alliance.



Sep 8, 2016
THE LOOP IN DTLB EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CONCEPT & DESIGN

The International Downtown Association awarded the installation with its highest honor for public spaces.



Aug 29, 2016
PROMENADE BEER & WINE FESTIVAL SET TO BRING DTLB THE BEST IN CRAFT BREWS AND WINES




Aug 25, 2016
FOUR HEADLINERS, NINE COMPETING BANDS TO BRING BUSKERFEST 2016 TO LIFE IN DTLB

DLBA’s famed concert series says goodbye to 2016 with 13 bands and expanded footprint.



Jul 19, 2016
SHOEGAZE BANDS DIIV AND NOTHING HEADLINE INAUGURAL SUMMER AND MUSIC SHUGAZI EVENT

DLBA’s famed concert series takes on shoegaze music for its new event, Shugazi.



Jun 27, 2016
SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH GARDENS & VILLA HEADLINING TWISTED AT THE PIKE

http://downtownlongbeach.org/Uploads/06-27-16-SAM-2016-Twisted-o_zerEDy.pdf



Jun 16, 2016
ICONIC PINK FLOYD ALBUM THE WALL TO BE PERFORMED LIVE AT ACRES OF BOOKS FOR LIVE AFTER 5

DLBA’s monthly music series dedicates its July event to the London-based band’s classic 1979 album, set to be performed in its entirety live.



Jun 7, 2016
2016 SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH 720° PINE

Downtown Long Beach Associates’ famed music festival returns to North Pine Avenue with laid back music, an arcade bar and skate park, and beer’n’grub.



Jun 4, 2016
FULL RESTAURANT LINEUP & MENU RELEASED FOR TASTE OF DOWNTOWN ON PINE AVENUE

The annual series, hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates, makes its move to Pine Avenue while offering the best of the DTLB food scene.



Jun 2, 2016
DLBA BOARD SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE SEEKING TO SHAPE DTLB’S FUTURE

6 seats available for those who wish to become an active leader with DTLB’s most strategic and influential organization.



May 31, 2016
DLBA TO OFFER $40K IN FUNDING TO BEAUTIFY DTLB

Individuals can receive up to $10K for their project should their proposal be awarded.



May 26, 2016
DLBA TO BE HONORED AS A ‘MENTAL HEALTH HERO’ AT ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY

Mental Health America/The Village will honor DTLB’s prominent organization on June 3.



May 16, 2016
DLBA RELEASES 2016 DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC PROFILE, ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY ‘DTLB SNAPSHOT’ REPORTS

The annual publication, now available in print, culls data to create a tool that provides statistical information for investors, businesses, and developers.



Apr 26, 2016
SUMMER AND MUSIC DOCUMENTARY SCREENING TO SHOWCASE HISTORY, INTRODUCE 2016 SCHEDULE

DLBA’s homegrown Summer music concert series unveils documentary to showcase history while announcing 2016 event schedule.



Apr 18, 2016
DLBA’S ANNOUNCES 2016 BIKE FEST SCHEDULE

DTLB once again hosts Long Beach’s premiere bike-centric event.



Feb 23, 2016
DLBA, CITY ACTIVATE CORNER OF OCEAN & PINE WITH NEW PUBLIC SPACE

Led by the DLBA and supported by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, The Loop sets to bring a new icon to the public sphere of DTLB.



Feb 18, 2016
LIVE AFTER 5 BRINGS JAZZ-INSPIRED SOUL, HIP HOP, AND R&B TO DTLB

The monthly music series turns to the rich influence of jazz on contemporary music for this month’s event.



Feb 8, 2016
CSULB GRAD NAMED DLBA RESEARCH & POLICY MANAGER

Austin Metoyer to advance DLBAs role as a data clearinghouse and as policy advocate.



Feb 1, 2016
LIVE AFTER 5 BRINGS THE BEST OF LONG BEACH SINGER/SONGWRITERS TO DTLB

The monthly music series turns to the city’s most dedicated musicians, spread across three locations for free live music.



Jan 21, 2016
COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, FUTURE VISIONS AT CELEBRATE DOWNTOWN

Spirit of Downtown Awards to be handed to Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, Resident Don Darnauer, and Julia Huang of interTrend Communications.



Jan 19, 2016
DLBA PARTNERS WITH CITY TO BRING BEACH STREETS TO DTLB

City’s second ciclovía comes to the heart of Long Beach.



Jan 6, 2016
DLBA JOINS GROWING COALITION IN SUPPORT OF COUNCIL OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS MINIMUM WAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

DLBA, the Chamber, and others support COBA’s recommendation to increase.



Dec 2, 2015
DLBA HIRES BROC COWARD AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) has hired Broc Coward, currently Chief of Staff for Vice Mayor Suja Lownethal’s Office, to serve as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective January 1, 2016 in an announcement made today by the DLBA’s President and CEO, Kraig Kojian.



Dec 1, 2015
Call for Talent Curators: Live After 5 Events

The DLBA is seeking talented music curators to book bands, musicians and performers for two of its upcoming Live After 5 events.



Oct 23, 2015
DLBA PRESENTS 2016 ANNUAL CALENDAR OF SIGNATURE EVENTS

The DLBA has a full calendar of events planned for the coming year. The DLBA’s goal is to develop events that build communal, accessible, and exciting experiences that draw not just locals but everyone into the Downtown. They are for residents, business owners, investors, visitors, and of course, Downtown supporters. Below is a brief description of each DLBA-produced event for 2016.



Oct 21, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 BRINGS THE FREAK SHOW (AND POSSIBLE NEW WORLD RECORD) TO DTLB

The monthly music series turns to the culture of carnivals for its November inspiration.



Oct 14, 2015
SAINT MOTEL, ZZ WARD, HOUNDMOUTH, VINTAGE TROUBLE, OK GO (DJ SET) AND MORE TO INVADE DTLB FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVAL ON PINE AVENUE

Three stages will be filled with the best in current music as Downtown Long Beach rings in 2016.



Oct 8, 2015
DLBA INSTALLS 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

New leaders share growing vision for organization and Downtown.



Oct 1, 2015
FIVE-WEEK SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR SERIES TO CONTINUE HELPING BUDDING BUSINESS OWNERS

Following success of this year’s inaugural series, DLBA and LBCC’s SBDC partner again to offer programming to recruit, retain and help expand our Downtown businesses.



Sep 24, 2015
DLBA RELEASES RFP FOR ACTIVATION OF OCEAN & PINE IN DTLB

The DLBA has partnered with the City to activate the Downtown corner and oversee placemaking project.



Sep 23, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 TURNS DTLB’s ELM STREET INTO A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

DLBA’s monthly live music series takes on the Tim Burton claymation musical, with RIOTstage performing in full-costume.



Sep 18, 2015
OVER 40 BREWERIES, WINERIES & RESTAURANTS TO DESCEND UPON DTLB FOR PROMENADE BEER & WINE FESTIVAL

DLBA’s annual festival hits its third year while continuing to celebrate DTLB’s vibrant craft beer, drink and culinary scene.



Sep 16, 2015
TWO LONG BEACH BICYCLISTS COMPLETE CROSS-COUNTRY TRIP AND ARRIVE HOME

From New York City to Long Beach, Noah LeBeau and Charlie Hockett celebrate their three-and-half-month long journey.



Aug 18, 2015
DOGS OF DOWNTOWN EVENT TO BRING ALL THINGS FOUR-LEGGED TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE

In a first, the Downtown Long Beach Associates creates an event dedicated to our furry family members.



Aug 11, 2015
FINAL 2015 TASTE OF DOWNTOWN COMES TO THE WATERFRONT, AUGUST 26 & 27

Annual series hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates is dedicated to the culinary arts in DTLB.



Aug 6, 2015
RIVAL SONS TO HEADLINE BUSKERFEST, LAST EVENT OF 2015 SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

DLBA’s famed concert series says goodbye to 2015 with Buskerfest, an event with top-notch local talent competing for wooden nickels.



Jul 29, 2015
SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH FARTBARF HEADLINING TWISTED AT THE PIKE




Jul 23, 2015
BLACK(OUT) FRIDAY LAUNCHES IN DTLB WITH FREE PARKING & EVENTS TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES FOLLOWING POWER OUTAGE

DLBA partners with City of Long Beach to engage locals in special promotion.



Jul 23, 2015
RESOURCE CENTER FOR RESIDENTS, SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY POWER OUTAGE TO BE SET UP IN DTLB

DLBA partners with City of Long Beach, Southern California Edison, and Long Beach Small Business Development Center to create a single go-to place for those with questions and concerns.



Jul 13, 2015
ICONIC BEATLES ALBUM LET IT BE TO BE PERFORMED LIVE WITH LONG BEACH SYMPHONY FOR LIVE AFTER 5

DLBA’s monthly music series dedicates its August event to the Fab Four’s classic 1970 album, set to be performed in its entirety live.



Jul 9, 2015
SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH BICYCLE DRIVE-IN FEATURING THE WIZARD OF OZ

Downtown Long Beach Associates’ famed music festival continues with a particularly dark screening of the film classic.



Jun 25, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 PAYS TRIBUTE TO RECORD LABEL DEDICATED TO LONG BEACH MUSICIANS

“When the weather is right and the perfect tune is blaring from the stereo, there is no better place to be than sitting on a front porch with some friends. And in Long Beach, so-called ‘porch parties’ are so ubiquitous—especially in the summertime—that they inspired one group of friends to create a record label based on the dreamy indie sounds made for stoop sessions.”



Jun 18, 2015
SUMMER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH 720° PINE

Downtown Long Beach Associates’ famed music festival returns to North Pine Avenue with rock music, skaters and beer’n’grub.



Jun 11, 2015
FAMED DTLB CONCERT SERIES SUMMER AND MUSIC ANNOUNCES DATES AND ARTISTS

After six award-winning seasons, Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s Summer And Music (SAM)—the city’s homegrown and summer-long free concert series—is pleased to announce its 2015 dates and artists. Three-time winner of OC Weekly's “Best Music Festival,” SAM utilizes the talent and creativity of numerous DTLB businesses and artists in the name of showcasing outstanding local acts at distinctly unique outdoor venues throughout the city’s core.



Jun 3, 2015
DLBA TO OFFER $40K IN COMMUNITY GRANTS TO BEAUTIFY DTLB

Innovative community members and creative neighbors alike can now bring their beautification ideas to fruition by way of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s Placemaking Grant Program.



Jun 2, 2015
DLBA BOARD SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE SEEKING TO SHAPE DTLB’S FUTURE

10 seats available for those who wish to become an active leader with DTLB’s most strategic and influential organization.



Jun 2, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUMMER AND MUSIC WITH PREMIERE SOLO PERFORMANCE OF FORMER AVI BUFFALO LEADER

http://www.downtownlongbeach.org//Uploads/06-02-15-Live-After-5-SAM-FINAL-o_ZJVNi5.pdf



May 20, 2015
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN COMES TO PINE AVENUE WITH POPULAR FOOD EVENT, JUNE 3 & 4

Annual series hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates is dedicated to the culinary arts in DTLB.



May 19, 2015
POW! WOW! TURNS DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH INTO OUTDOOR MUSEUM WITH WORLD-RENOWN MURALISTS

Globally recognized street artists will descend upon DTLB for an incredibly unique purpose: to paint the walls of buildings with massive murals.



May 14, 2015
2015 BIKE FEST: FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, VENDORS & ACTIVITIES

From craft beer gardens to fixie competitions, this year’s Bike Fest claims its reputation as Long Beach’s premiere event dedicated to bikes.



May 11, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 SALUTES PRIDE WITH EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF HEDWIG

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is recognizing Long Beach Pride by dedicating its free live music series, Live After 5, to the annual tradition. This month’s Live After 5: Celebrating Pride will take place on Thursday, May 14 at DTLB’s newest event venue, Howl—and bring something that supersedes previous events.



May 4, 2015
DLBA RELEASES 2015 DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC PROFILE

The Downtown Long Beach Associates’ annual publication culls data to create a tool that provides statistical information for investors, businesses, and developers.



Apr 3, 2015
FIVE-WEEK SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR SERIES TO HELP BUDDING BUSINESS OWNERS TO LAUNCH IN DTLB

The DLBA and LBCC’s SBDC partner to offer programming to assist businesses.



Apr 2, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 TO BRING OUT THE LITTLE KID IN EVERYONE WITH MORE FREE MUSIC

DLBA’s monthly music series brings Long Beach super-band Jelly of the Month Club and others to the Civic Center and Lincoln Park.



Mar 24, 2015
THUNDER THURSDAY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF FLYING THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN SKY

The DLBA’s 15th annual Thunder Thursday will once again shut down Pine Avenue to make way for motocross and motorcyclists touching the sky with soaring tricks and stunts.



Mar 12, 2015
FULL RESTAURANT LINE-UP & MENUS ANNOUNCED FOR TASTE OF DOWNTOWN IN EAST VILLAGE

The annual series, hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates, will launch into 2015 in the East Village with over 15 vendors offering the best of the DTLB food scene.



Mar 9, 2015
LIVE AFTER 5 SERIES DEDICATES MARCH EVENT TO TRIBUTE BANDS

The DLBA’s monthly live music series will invade Downtown’s waterfront to show off some of Long Beach’s most talented cover bands.



Feb 27, 2015
DLBA’S ‘TALENT POOL’ CALL FOR ART LOOKS TO BRING LOCAL ART TO DTLB

The DLBA presents its first annual Talent Pool exhibition, a soon-to-be collection that will feature the works of Long Beach visual artists, to be featured in the organization’s DTLB offices at 100 W. Broadway for a year, after they have been chosen through a selection process.



Feb 24, 2015
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN 2015 TO KICK OFF IN EAST VILLAGE

The annual series, hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates, is solely dedicated to the culinary arts in DTLB and will kick off in the East Village.



Feb 12, 2015
COMMUNITY INVITED TO MEET NEW CIVIC CENTER DEVELOPERS AT CELEBRATE DOWNTOWN EVENT

Plenary/Edgemoor Civic Partnership, chosen by City of Long Beach to develop new Civic Center, to meet attendees at the DLBA’s Celebrate Downtown event on February 19.



Jan 30, 2015
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY TO BE HONORED AND CELEBRATED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FUTURE VISIONS

The event will be held in Lincoln Park on February 19 from 5PM to 9PM. Spirit of Downtown Awards to be handed to Giovanna Ferraro of Groundwork Fitness, DLBA’s Mary Coburn, City Fabrick and Friends of Lincoln Park.



Jan 13, 2015
BY THE NUMBERS: DOWNTOWN NEW YEAR EVENT MARKS MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER

This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, held in Downtown Long Beach and hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), proved to be the most successful ever with 13,500 people having invaded the area to ring in 2015.



Jan 7, 2015
DLBA ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN TEAM ORGANIZATION

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced personnel changes as the organization brings on two newly minted members while also promoting a DLBA veteran to fill vacancies in Operations and Communications, effective immediately.



Dec 19, 2014
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS TO HEADLINE DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH NEW YEAR’S EVE

Ringing in 2015 to include a dozen bands, DJ’s, Waterfront fireworks spectacular, and 12 outdoor bars, culminating in live performance by pop sensation, Fitz and the Tantrums. The chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo, are headlining one of the West Coast’s largest New Year’s Eve street celebrations in Downtown Long Beach. Three city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party, which is produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), and will feature three stages and twelve outdoor bars.



Dec 2, 2014
LIVE AFTER 5 PRESENTS HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

As our community celebrates this holiday season in all shapes, forms and sizes, the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) announced the talent lineup for its Live After 5 event scheduled on Thursday, December 11 beginning with three shows in North Pine locations from 5:30 – 7 PM, culminating with a special RIOTstage production at Downtown’s Scottish Rite Event Center at 8pm.



Nov 20, 2014
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH OFFERS ALL THINGS LOCAL FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more. The celebration, from 11:00am to 5:00pm is part of a national campaign to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday that will promote all of Downtown Long Beach’s small business retailers.



Nov 5, 2014
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH COMES ALIVE WITH MUSIC AND PEFORMANCE ART

Downtown Long Beach restaurants, bars and streets will be filled with music at Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) new music series: Live After 5. A monthly event that will activate entertainment venues as well a non- traditional locations such as parks, vacant storefronts and street corners with live performers on the second Thursday of each month, Live After 5 will celebrate the local arts and music culture



Oct 8, 2014
ULI DELIVERS REPORT ON DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH WATERFRONT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) along with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), released a report on the Downtown Long Beach Waterfront at today’s DLBA Executive Committee Meeting. The report is the result of ULIs Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) that convened earlier this summer to study connectivity at the Waterfront and make recommendations.



Oct 8, 2014
DLBA INSTALLS 2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced the new Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year today, including Executive Committee and non-voting advisory members.



Oct 6, 2014
Fitz and the Tantrums to Headline Downtown Long Beach New Years' Eve

Sponsored and produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach with Fitz and the Tantrums will start at 8 p.m. on Wednesday December 31 and culminate with a midnight countdown, followed by celebration and dancing until 2 a.m. Pre-sale tickets for the concert-style street party go on sale Friday, October 10 at 10 a.m. for $25 at www.downtownlongbeach.org.



Sep 24, 2014
CHEFS, BREWERS & VITNERS PROVE THEIR METEL AT LONG BEACH FESTIVAL

On Saturday, October 11 from 5-10 p.m. Downtown Long Beach will roll out the wine barrels, tap kegs of craft beer and fire up some delicious dishes for the 2nd Annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival, presented by interTrend Communications. Approximately 20 Downtown restaurants will be paired with wineries and breweries to provide tantalizing tastings for guests.



Sep 17, 2014
SUMMER AND MUSIC CONTRIBUTES $7,004 TO ALS RESEARCH

Summer and Music (SAM) and the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced their contribution to ALS Research. Inspired by Dan Spellens, a fixture in the Long Beach music community and former talent booker for the Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena, SAM contributed a portion of its proceeds made by the 11,400 people who attended the recently concluded four-concert series.



Sep 8, 2014
SAMPLES AND SUNSETS ON THE WATERFRONT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) invites locals and visitors alike to sample signature dishes while enjoying the waterfront sunset at the final Taste of Downtown event of the series on September 17 & 18 from 6-10 p.m. Held at the Pine Avenue Pier, local restaurants will serve up sample sized portions of their most popular dishes while live music by the Long Beach Caravan Trio plays.



Aug 15, 2014
LOCAL MUSICIANS BUSK FOR WOODEN NICKLES AT SAM EVENT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will close out the Summer and Music (SAM) concert season with fan-favorite Buskerfest on Saturday, September 6 from 5-11 p.m. Situated on the corner of 1st Street and Linden Avenue in Downtown’s East Village, the free, all-ages event will feature a dozen local and up-and-coming bands.



Aug 15, 2014
DLBA & SBDC PARTNER ON LAYOFF AVERSION SURVEY

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) based at Long Beach City College are partnering to gain a better picture of the economic climate in Downtown Long Beach businesses and beyond. A Layoff Aversion Survey will be distributed to businesses in Long Beach, Lomita, Signal Hill and Torrance with the goal of assessing economic health of local businesses and preventing job loss.



Jul 30, 2014
DLBA EXPANDS HOMELESS SERVICES

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing to address the Downtown homeless issue by implementing an Outreach Specialist to its Safety Guide contract, announced Kraig Kojian, DLBA President and CEO.



Jul 16, 2014
DLBA TO ADDRESS DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH WATERFRONT

From an urban design and planning perspective, the Downtown waterfront is both the greatest asset and arguable one of the biggest challenges for Long Beach. Recognizing the tremendous opportunity to create stronger pedestrian connectivity within Downtown’s waterfront area, as well as between other downtown neighborhoods, the DLBA is enlisting the expertise of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to host a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP).



Jun 27, 2014
DLBA TO HOST WORLD CUP ON PINE AVENUE WATCH PARTY

Futbol fans will fill the streets of Downtown Long Beach on Tuesday, July 1 to cheer for our home team in the World Cup as the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) hosts the World Cup on Pine Avenue Watch Party in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, situated on Pine Avenue between Broadway and 3rd Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Jun 26, 2014
SUMMER AND MUSIC GETS A LITTLE TWISTED WITH FARTBARF AND DE LUX ON JULY 11

Summer and Music (SAM) gets inside your head with their second concert of the 2014 series – Twisted at the Pike. Co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the free, all-ages event will feature headlining performances by Fartbarf and De Lux as well as strolling magicians, fire dancers and a craft beer garden presented by Auld Dubliner on Friday, July 11 from 6 – 11p.m. at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor.



Jun 16, 2014
SHIMMY DOWN TO THE PROMENADE FOR A NIGHT OF DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS

Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its sixth year with the expansion of series-favorite Dancin’ in the Streets on Saturday, June 28, 7-11 p.m. at the Downtown Long Beach Promenade. Featuring live performances by Los Angeles-based garage band the Allah-Las with California Lions and Greater California, and a craft beer garden by Beachwood BBQ, Dancin’ in the Streets is sure to get Downtown Long Beach grooving.



May 23, 2014
SUMMARY DEMONSTRATES DEMAND FOR OPEN, INVITING ENVIRONMENT FOR PROPOSED CIVIC CENTER DEVELOPMENT

Results from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) led community outreach regarding the Civic Center Request for Proposal (RFP) were released today, announced President & CEO Kraig Kojian. The summary includes feedback from community meetings held in January and March that demonstrate a demand for open space, public facilities, safe and easy access, and more.



May 16, 2014
FOOD TASTING EVENT IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH JUNE 4-5

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is continuing its 2014 Taste of Downtown series on June 4 & 5 from 6-10 p.m. on Pine Avenue between 1st and 3rd Streets. The event will feature sample sized portions of signature dishes from more than 25 Downtown restaurants, along with beer, wine and live music performed by Moonsville Collective. Taste of Downtown is also a pet-friendly event that will include sips and snacks for four-legged friends from Pussy & Pooch.



May 14, 2014
DLBA NAMES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) named Brian Wallace as its Economic Development Manager effective May 12, announced DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian.



May 9, 2014
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR DLBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Downtown Long Beach residents, commercial property owners and business owners interested in making a difference in their community are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Board of Directors. This year there are eight open seats available to applicants.



May 8, 2014
HOUSEHOLD INCOMES, HOME VALUES INCREASE IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) released its 2014 Downtown Long Beach Economic Profile today, which provides an overview of the economic landscape in Downtown and highlights positive trends including new developments, increasing home values, and growing retail spending potential.



Apr 23, 2014
TIME TO EXPLORE “DOWNTOWN BY BIKE”

Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announces the release of the “Downtown By Bike” urban bike map of Downtown Long Beach and surrounding areas. Featuring scenic routes and rides, along with a guide to local bike shops and repair stations, the “Downtown By Bike” Map is the perfect pocket tool for casual and serious riders.



Apr 16, 2014
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH CELEBRATES BIKE CULTURE WITH DAY-LONG FESTIVAL

Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 6th Annual Bike Fest on Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 – 11:00 P.M. in the East Village Arts District at 1st Street and Linden Avenue. Reflecting the diverse biking community in Long Beach and beyond, a significantly expanded Bike Fest will include a wide range of activities for casual riders to serious competitors.



Apr 1, 2014
Open Up to Happy Hour in Downtown Long Beach

Local residents and employees will have no lack of post-work watering hole choices in Downtown Long Beach due to a new district-wide happy hour campaign. More than 30 participants will feature discounted drink and food specials as part of a Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) sponsored promotion, the organization announced today.



Mar 25, 2014
SPEED AND STUNTS THRILL REVELERS AT GRAND PRIX KICKOFF EVENT

Grand Prix excitement will race into Downtown Long Beach on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for the 14th Annual Thunder Thursday. Produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), this free event will offer an action-packed kickoff to Grand Prix weekend that is fun for the whole family.



Mar 10, 2014
DLBA TO HOST INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON LONG BEACH CIVIC CENTER

Continuing its outreach to community stakeholders interested in shaping the future of the Long Beach Civic Center, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is hosting an interactive workshop on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church. This workshop will build off the key themes that emerged from the DLBA’s Civic Center visioning event on January 22 and provide an opportunity for community input through preference surveys and brainstorming questions. A full summary of the stakeholder input received at the January visioning event can be found on the DLBA website at www.downtownlongbeach.org/civic-center.



Mar 3, 2014
DLBA KICKS OFF TASTE OF DOWNTOWN SERIES WITH EXPANDED EVENT IN EAST VILLAGE

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is kicking off the 2014 Taste of Downtown series on March 12-13 from 6-10 p.m. in the East Village Arts District. The event will take place on 1st Street between Linden and Elm Avenues and feature sample sized portions of signature dishes from 17 Downtown restaurants along with live music performed by The Bordertown Saints.



Feb 21, 2014
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT KEY FOR CRIME PREVENTION

To help promote public safety and community engagement, Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) President and CEO Kraig Kojian announced today the implementation of a Community Watch Group (CWG) Starter Kit, which is designed to prevent crime through community awareness and open communication between residents, businesses and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).



Jan 30, 2014
DLBA CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT COMMUNITY EVENT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host its annual Celebrate Downtown event on Thursday, February 13 from 5 - 9 p.m. on Pine Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. With the theme Celebrating the Growth and Revitalization of Downtown, this event will highlight the progress made in Downtown Long Beach, with an emphasis on Pine Avenue, and honor individuals who made a significant investment and impact in Downtown.



Jan 28, 2014
DLBA REDEFINES ROI WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced the re-launch of its economic development website, DowntownLBBusiness.com, in an announcement made today by President and CEO Kraig Kojian. Designed to provide the resources, data and connection to personalized services required to attract quality business to Downtown Long Beach, the website will be promoted through a regional print, online and outdoor advertising campaign. The website also connects business owners to the DLBA’s economic development team, which provides site selection assistance and serves as a liaison with the city permitting processes.



Jan 15, 2014
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH RESTUARANTS TURN UP THE HEAT WITH PEPPER WEEK

Downtown Long Beach restaurants will spice up their menus for Pepper Week, a partnership between the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Visit California, the producers of California Restaurant Month. This second annual Downtown Long Beach Restaurant Week will include 22 restaurants featuring special pepper themed menu items from January 20-26.



Jan 14, 2014
MEDIA ALERT: DLBA TO HOST CREATIVE VISIONING DIALOGUE ON LONG BEACH CIVIC CENTER

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) invites community stakeholders to reimagine the Long Beach Civic Center at an informal dialogue scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery. This gathering will serve as the kick-off to a series of engagement opportunities sponsored by the DLBA and designed to solicit input from the community on the future of the Civic Center.



Dec 27, 2013
MEDIA ALERT: RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

The streets of Downtown Long Beach will again be filled with upwards of 10,000 revelers ringing in the New Year on Tuesday, December 31 for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration produced and co-sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).



Dec 17, 2013
THE MOWGLI’S, RIVAL SONS TO HEADLINE DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH NEW YEAR’S EVE

LONG BEACH, Calif. (December 17, 2013) – Rock and Roll, Indie Folk and Blues fans will be in music heaven with the Downtown Long Beach New Year’s Eve party line-up. Two city blocks will be closed for this exciting street party featuring three stages and eight bars, which is produced and co-sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).



Dec 12, 2013
ARTIST MAREK DZIDA UNVEILS ART EXHIBIT FUNDED BY DLBA GRANT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announces the grand opening of a Storefront Activation Grant project this Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at 126 Linden Ave in Downtown Long Beach. The Storefront Activation Program is designed to incubate art projects that temporarily occupy and fill vacant storefronts until market conditions warrant an operating business.



Dec 5, 2013
ARTIST EMILY KIWA TANAKA UNVEILS ART EXHIBIT FUNDED BY DLBA GRANT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announces the grand opening of a Storefront Activation Grant project this Saturday, December 7 from 6-9 p.m. at 737 Pine Ave in Downtown Long Beach. The Storefront Activation Program is designed to incubate art projects that temporarily occupy and fill vacant storefronts until market conditions warrant an operating business.



Nov 26, 2013
HOLIDAY SHOPPING MADE EASY WITH DLBA GIFT GUIDE

Savvy Long Beach shoppers will have a new resource this holiday season to find the perfect gifts for friends and family: The Downtown Long Beach Holiday Gift Guide. Developed by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the guide features one-of-a-kind gifts at a variety of price points from 40 Downtown shops and restaurants.



Nov 22, 2013
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY NOV. 25 FOR DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

The streets of Downtown Long Beach will again be filled with revelers ringing in the new year on Tuesday, December 31 for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration produced and co-sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associated (DLBA). The massive two part celebration will begin with a free family-friendly event from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Amphitheatre at Rainbow Harbor followed by a high-energy street party on Pine Avenue from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Pre-sale tickets for the Pine Avenue event go on sale for $15 at noon on Monday, November 25.



Nov 18, 2013
DLBA NAMES PLACEMAKING MANAGER

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) welcomed Sean Warner as the first Placemaking Manager of the organization effective November 18, announced DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian. Warner brings more than thirteen years of community planning and urban design experience as well as a background in bicycle advocacy and enhancing the pedestrian experience. Warner is also a Downtown resident who is very familiar with the recent changes and opportunities in the city’s core.



Oct 1, 2013
DLBA INSTALLS 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ELECTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT ANNUAL DIRECTORS MEETING

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) held its Annual Directors meeting today, the first meeting with the new Board of Directors for 2013-2014. The Board of Directors also elected its Executive Committee and appointed new non-voting Advisors.



Sep 17, 2013
DLBA INSTALLS ANIMAL WASTE BAG DISPENSERS TROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN

Recognizing the demand from a growing population of residents with dogs, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will fund and install seven animal waste bag dispensers throughout Downtown Long Beach as part of a one year Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) pilot program.



Sep 12, 2013
Promenade Beer and Wine Festival Alert

Through a partnership with Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, District Wine, and Wine Down Lounge, breweries and wineries from across California are registering to participate in this unique convergence of brewer masters, vintners, and restaurateurs. The event will also feature live music from Paperplanes, Fathers & Suns, California Lions, and Moonsville Collective, as well as painting lessons from Brushstrokes and Beverages and a bike valet.



Aug 29, 2013
FOODIES, HOP HEADS AND WINE CONNOSSEURS CONVERGE FOR DOWNTOWN EVENT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) tap into the culinary culture of Downtown Long Beach – and a few microbrew kegs -- with the first ever Promenade Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 5-10 p.m. on the Promenade between 1st and 3rd Streets. Scheduled to follow Red Bull’s Flutag, occurring the same day at the Pine Avenue Pier, the Promenade Beer and Wine Festival will welcome local foodies and visitors alike.



Aug 27, 2013
FIFTH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL CELEBRATES HISTORY AND CULTURE

The Fifth Annual Latin American Festival returns to Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, September 7, in a new location. Co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the event will take place on Historic Old Pine Avenue at 7th Street from 5pm - 10pm.



Aug 21, 2013
DOWNTOWN DINING SERIES CONCLUDES AT WATERFRONT

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) concludes its Taste of Downtown series on August 28 and 29 at the Pine Avenue Pier in the Waterfront neighborhood. As with the previous events, local restaurants will serve up sample sized portions of their signature dishes while reggae band Urban Dread performs live.



Aug 13, 2013
5TH ANNUAL BUSKERFEST SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Starting at 5 p.m., nine bands will compete to be named the best band at Buskerfest, including Hedgehog Swing, Dennis Robicheau, Dumb Love, Brother C & Sister J, The Melodic, MOVE, Fathers & Suns, The Barrelhousers, and Rainman. The bands will each play 30-minute sets on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment. The “low tech” production pays homage to street corner musicians and challenges artists to focus on the music and connect with the audience.



Aug 9, 2013
LOCAL BANDS BATTLE FOR BUSKER FAME

Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) organizers announced the full lineup for the 5th Annual Buskerfest, a free, outdoor music competition taking place Saturday, August 17th from 5-11pm at the corner of 1st Street and Linden Avenue in Downtown’s East Village.



Aug 1, 2013
NPNA AND DLBA PARTNER TO DEVELOP WELCOME SIGN

The North Pine Neighborhood Alliance (NPNA) will hold a lighting ceremony Aug. 16 to debut a new “Welcome to Pine Avenue” sign on Pine Avenue at 8th Street.



Jul 29, 2013
SUMMER AND MUSIC PRESENTS BUSKERFEST

Buskerfest, the darling of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) Series, will take place Saturday, August 17 from 5-11pm at the corner of 1st Street and Linden Avenue in Downtown’s East Village. The free, all-ages event will close out the popular summer concert series for 2013.



Jul 22, 2013
SUMMER AND MUSIC PRESENTS BICYCLE DRIVE-IN

New this year, the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) celebrates the arts with an evening of live music and movies at its inaugural “Bicycle Drive-In,” Saturday, August 10 at 6pm in the Park[d] Plaza across the street from Fingerprints Record Store and Berlin Bistro (intersection of Fourth and Elm streets) in Downtown’s East Village Arts District.



Jul 19, 2013
DLBA & SBDC HOST MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will co-host a three-part marketing workshop series for Downtown businesses on August 1, 8 and 15 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the SBDC offices.



Jul 15, 2013
SUMMER AND MUSIC PRESENTS THE OLMS ALERT

The culture and sustainability series Summer And Music (SAM) presents The Olms, Song Preservation Society, The Blank Tapes, Mystic Rabbit and DJ Dennis Owens on Saturday, July 20 from 4-8 p.m. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), in partnership with The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, presents this free family-friendly summer concert on the lawn in front of the iconic Pike Ferris wheel (located at Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive).



Jul 8, 2013
PINE ANIMAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING ON JULY 13

Pine Animal Hospitals will open its doors to clients and members of the community on Saturday July 13 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for a Grand Opening celebration. After a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, to be held at 12:30 p.m., guests will be invited on tours of the state-of-the-art new hospital facility. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy complementary refreshments while Pine Animal Hospital staff will raffle off prizes and giveaways to attendees.



Jul 1, 2013
DLBA’S Long Beach Funk Fest This Saturday, July 6

The culture and sustainability series Summer and Music (SAM), sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), will host its fifth annual Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF) this Saturday, July 6, from noon to 11 p.m. at the Downtown Long Beach Promenade (east of Pine Avenue between 1st & 3rd Streets).



Jun 27, 2013
SUMMER AND MUSIC PRESENTS THE OLMS (PETE YORN + J.D.KING) AND MORE

The culture and sustainability series Summer And Music (SAM) presents The Olms, Song Preservation Society, The Blank Tapes, Mystic Rabbit and DJ Dennis Owens on Saturday, July 20 from 4-9 p.m. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), in partnership with The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, presents this free family-friendly summer concert on the lawn in front of the iconic Pike Ferris wheel (located at Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive).



Jun 26, 2013
DLBA’S SUMMER AND MUSIC “FUNK OF JULY” TO FEATURE FIRST EVER “FREEDOM OF FUNK” FIREWORKS SHOW

Summer And Music (SAM) organizers announced today the addition of the ‘Freedom of Funk’ fireworks display to the Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF) lineup on Saturday, July 6, at the Downtown Long Beach Promenade (east of Pine Avenue between 1st & 3rd Streets). The fireworks show is presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank and City Place shopping center.



Jun 25, 2013
CHARLES WRIGHT TO PERFORM AT AMOEBA HOLLYWOOD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 30

The pioneering 1960s funk group Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (“Express Yourself,” “Do Your Thing” + more) visits Amoeba Hollywood for a live set and signing, giving everyone a taste of classic, soul-stirring funk in anticipation of their performance at the Long Beach Funk Fest.



Jun 12, 2013
SHUGGIE OTIS ADDED TO LINEUP OF DLBA’S SUMMER AND MUSIC (SAM) “FUNK OF JULY”

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 12, 2013) – Home grown culture and music series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), is gearing up for the fifth annual Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF) on Saturday July 6 by highlighting a few of its notable acts. Justin Hectus, co-founder of SAM and LBFF, explains, “We like to showcase a combination of very well-known acts and more underground, or up-and-coming talent. This lineup offers a nice balance that equally appeals to the casual Funk fan and the more devoted aficionado.”



Jun 12, 2013
DLBA RELEASES ECONOMIC PROFILE OF DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 12, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) released the 2013 Downtown Long Beach Economic Profile, which provides a comprehensive overview of the economic landscape for the urban center.



Jun 10, 2013
DLBA KICKS OFF SUMMER AND MUSIC WITH DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS THIS SATURDAY

Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its fifth year with the return of Dancin’ in the Streets this Saturday. Long Beach based real estate developer and manager of the 6th and Pine Development Project, Millworks, is underwriting the show.



Jun 4, 2013
DLBA’S SUMMER AND MUSIC KICKOFF EVENT, DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS, TO FEATURE MATT COSTA

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 4, 2013)—Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its fifth year with marquee artists, food trucks, craft beer and the return of Dancin’ in the Streets on Saturday, June 15 from 7-11pm at 714 Pine Avenue (at the intersection of Pine Avenue & 7th Street in the Anderson Paint and Hardware parking lot). Long Beach based real estate developer and manager of the 6th and Pine Development Project, Millworks, is underwriting the show.



May 29, 2013
DLBA BRINGS TASTE OF DOWNTOWN TO PINE AVE

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 29, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) continues the 2013 Taste of Downtown series on June 5 and 6 from 6-9 p.m. in the heart of Downtown’s entertainment district: Pine Avenue. Guests can stroll up and down the major corridor to sample signature dishes from local restaurants or enjoy craft brews at the Beachwood Beer Garden.



May 24, 2013
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA INVITED TO SUMMER AND MUSIC CONCERT SERIES KICKOFF

Join the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Summer and Music (SAM) organizers for a private kickoff to the summer concert series. See performances by a selection of SAM artists, including Charles Wright, the Dovelles, Jon Zell & MOVE, and be the first to learn about everything SAM has in store. Event is private and an RSVP is required. Please call 562.433.4996 to be put on the list.



May 22, 2013
DLBA SEEKS NEW MEMBERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 22, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) invites residential and commercial property owners and business owners in Downtown Long Beach interested in making a difference in their community to apply for a seat on the DLBA Board of Directors. This year, there are five open seats available to applicants.



May 22, 2013
SUMMER AND MUSIC CELEBRATES “FUNK OF JULY” AT FIFTH ANNUAL LONG BEACH FUNK FEST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 22, 2013) – The culture and sustainability series Summer And Music (SAM) announced exciting acts for its fifth annual Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF), which will take place Saturday, July 6, from noon to 11 p.m. at the Downtown Long Beach Promenade (east of Pine Avenue between 1st & 3rd Streets).



May 13, 2013
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 12, 2013) – Treat your Mom to something special this Mother's Day Sunday, May 12th with discounts and promotions in Downtown Long Beach. From dining out, to shopping, to exercise, or even coming home to a great smelling mutt, there is something for everyone this Mother's Day in Downtown Long Beach.



May 6, 2013
PINK PARTY GETS FIERCE WITH PERFORMANCES BY RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALUMS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 6, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), in partnership with The Center Long Beach (The Center), will kick off Long Beach Pride Weekend in style with the 6th Annual Pink Party on Friday, May 17 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Elm in the East Village Arts District. This high-energy street party will include DJ’s spinning dance tunes, famed drag performer Jewels of Long Beach, pink hair and nail stations, and more.



Apr 16, 2013
DLBA OFFERS SPONSORSHIP FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is accepting event sponsorship applications to award two $2,500 grants for the final four months (June-September) of this fiscal year. The DLBA event sponsorship program is designed to provide financial support for events that benefit the community and add to the vibrancy of Downtown.



Apr 12, 2013
5TH ANNUAL BIKEFEST CELEBRATES A BIKE-FRIENDLY LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2013) – On Saturday May 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 5th Annual BikeFest at the official finish line of the Tour of Long Beach, a Miller Children’s Hospital fundraiser. This free family-friendly event will honor Long Beach’s rich bicycling history and the city’s famous vintage collecting culture with a vintage bike exhibit, bike + fashion show, bike contest and live swing bands.



Apr 8, 2013
GRAND PRIX RACES INTO DOWNTOWN WITH TECATE LIGHT THUNDER THURSDAY

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2013) – On Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Downtown Long Beach will hear the roar of race engines and feel the excitement of motorcycle stunts at the much-anticipated 13th Annual Tecate Light Thunder Thursday event, sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA).



Mar 25, 2013
DOGGIE PAWS WORLD SERVES PAMPERED POOCHES AND THEIR PARENTS AT NEW FACILITY

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 25, 2013) – Today Doggie Paws World announces the grand opening of their state-of-the-art, 1,700-sq ft luxury doggie daycare, training, and wellness center at Downtown Long Beach's crown jewel of upscale apartment living - Camden Harbor View. A new doggie daycare center specializing in personalized socialization and exercise programs, Doggie Paws World (www.doggie-paws.com), offers a safe, nurturing and vibrant environment for pups to get gussied- up with a grooming, let out some energy on a run, or relax in the Pampered Pooch Lounge.



Feb 21, 2013
DLBA ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR STOREFRONT ACTIVATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 21, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced it is launching two community grant programs today with the goal of making Downtown Long Beach a more vibrant, safe and accessible place to live and work. The Storefront Activation and Capital Improvement Community Grant Programs are accepting project proposals until March 11, 2013.



Feb 13, 2013
DLBA & SBDC HOST WORKSHOPS ON OPENING A SMALL BUSINESS, SEARCH ENGINE OPTOMIZATION

LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 13, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will co-host two informational workshops for prospective and current small business owners this month.



Feb 11, 2013
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH VALENTINE PROMOTIONS FEATURE COMEDY, WINE PAIRINGS, FLAMENCO

LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 11, 2013) – A wide variety of restaurants and entertainment venues in Downtown Long Beach will offer pre fixe menus, wine and dessert pairings, live entertainment and more as part of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) Valentine Wine & Dine promotion.



Jan 28, 2013
DLBA PRESENTS CELEBRATE DOWNTOWN EVENT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (January 28, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host its annual Celebrate Downtown event on Thursday, February 7 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the newly completed Promenade between Broadway and 3rd Street. Themed Recognizing the Past, Understanding the Present, and Envisioning the Future, this event will highlight the progress made in Downtown Long Beach in the last year and honor those individuals who were instrumental in that progress.



Jan 16, 2013
DINE OUT IN DOWNTOWN DURING CHEESE WEEK

LONG BEACH, Calif. (January 14, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is partnering with Visit California, producers of Restaurant Month, for the inaugural Cheese Week. Taking place at sixteen participating Downtown Long Beach restaurants from January 21 -27, this deliciously themed week will feature special cheese inspired menu items that delight the taste buds.



Jan 10, 2013
DLBA HIRES RESIDENTIAL COORDINATOR & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

LONG BEACH, Calif. (January 10, 2013) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) hired Stefanie Gillett as Residential Coordinator and Julie Meigs Korinke as Communications Manager effective this week, announced DLBA President and Chief Executive Officer Kraig Kojian.



Jan 3, 2013
DLBA Offers Financing Workshops for Small Businesses

On Thursday, January 17, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host three free informational workshops that are designed to connect small businesses to available financing. A panel of experts from the Valley Economic Development Corporation (VEDC) and Citi Community Development (CCD) will be present to discuss and explain the various financing options and the respective application processes.



Dec 27, 2012
LIVE MUSIC, FIREWORKS, OUTDOOR CELEBRATIONS RING IN 2013 IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

Downtown Long Beach will host a massive celebration this New Year’s Eve with two incredible events featuring performances by acclaimed DJ Bizzy local Long Beach Funk Band OO Soul, AC/DC Cover Band TNT, and the ultimate new wave 80’s show by The Spazmatics, beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012.



Dec 21, 2012
Spend New Year's Eve in Downtown Long Beach

Long Beach, CALIF. (December 21, 2012) – Downtown Long Beach will host a massive celebration this New Year’s Eve with two incredible events featuring performances by acclaimed DJ Bizzy local Long Beach Funk Band OO Soul, AC/DC Cover Band TNT, and the ultimate new wave 80’s show by the Spazmatics, beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012.



Dec 12, 2012
DLBA PRESENTS 2013 ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The DLBA has a full calendar of events planned for the coming year, including the inaugural Promenade Beer & Wine Festival in September. These events are created and produced with the diverse cross-section of Downtown residents, employees, visitors and businesses in mind. With the ultimate goal of developing events that build a pleasant, memorable and exciting experience that entices people to Downtown Long Beach, the DLBA produces events that appeal to varying interests.



Dec 10, 2012
DLBA GRANTS SPONSORSHIP FUNDS FOR DOWNTOWN EVENTS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (December 10, 2012) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is now granting funds for the second round of its quarterly Downtown event sponsorship program. Applications are being accepted through January 2, 2013, for events that take place between February 2013 and May 2013.



Nov 27, 2012
DOWNTOWN’S HOLIDAY SEASON BRIGHTENS WITH FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PROMOTION AND FESTIVE DECORATIONS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (November 27, 2012) – More than 30 businesses will join the holiday spirit this year by decorating for the season as part of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) annual Festival of Lights promotion taking place from December 1 through 24...



Nov 19, 2012
THE SPAZMATICS, TNT AND OO SOUL PERFORM LIVE AT NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (November 19, 2012) – Downtown Long Beach will host a massive celebration this New Year’s Eve with two incredible events beginning at 5 p.m. Produced and sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), New Year’s Eve in Downtown will begin with a family-friendly event in the Waterfront Amphitheatre at Rainbow Harbor followed by a high-energy street party on Pine Avenue ...



Oct 31, 2012
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ASSOCIATES RECEIVES TWO AWARDS FROM THE CALIFORNIA DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 31, 2012) – During its annual conference in Sacramento this week, the California Downtown Association (CDA) recognized the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) for its work with two Excellence Awards, the highest honor CDA bestows each year. The DLBA received Excellence Awards for projects submitted in the categories of Marketing and Communications, and Judges’ Choice ...



Oct 29, 2012
DLBA PRESIDENT & CEO KRAIG KOJIAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION’S BOARD

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 29, 2012) – Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) President & CEO, Kraig Kojian, was named President of the California Downtown Association’s (CDA) Board of Directors at its annual conference, which is currently taking place in Sacramento. Kojian has served on CDA Board since 2010 ...



Oct 18, 2012
DLBA PARTNERS WITH ZOMBIE WALK FOR DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ZOMBIETOWN PROMOTION

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 18, 2012) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) has partnered with the Long Beach Zombie Walk to present ZombieTown on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Zombies are invited to explore Downtown Long Beach, where more than 20 participating businesses will be offering food, drink and merchandise specials to Zombie passport holders ...



Oct 16, 2012
DLBA CONNECTS SMALL BUSINESSES TO FINANCING

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 16, 2012) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), in partnership with the California Downtown Association (CDA) and the Citi Community Development (CCD), announced the launch of the pilot “Capital Connections” program, which is designed to promote economic development by increasing access to financing for small businesses ...



Oct 8, 2012
DLBA INSTALLS 2012-2013 DIRECTORS AND ELECTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

LONG BEACH, Calif. (October 8, 2012) –The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) installed four community members to its Board of Directors and elected its Executive Committee for fiscal year 2012-13 at its Annual Directors Meeting conducted last week. The DLBA also amended its bylaws to include the addition of a residential seat for the renewed Property Based Improvement District (PBID), effective immediately ...



Sep 21, 2012
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH ASSOCIATES RECEIVES THREE AWARDS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 21, 2012) – During its annual conference in Minneapolis, the International Downtown Association (IDA) recognized the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) for its work with two Downtown Pinnacle Awards and one Merit Award ...



Sep 17, 2012
DLBA LAUNCHES GRANT PROGRAM FOR DOWNTOWN EVENT SPONSORSHIP

LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 17, 2012) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) launches a sponsorship program designed to provide financial support for Downtown events, announced DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian today ...



Sep 13, 2012
DLBA NAMES RAQUEL BEARD AS VICE PRESIDENT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 13, 2012) – The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) has named Raquel Beard as its Vice President effective October 1, 2012, DLBA President and Chief Executive Officer Kraig Kojian announced today ...



Aug 31, 2012
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH’S 4TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN PARADE & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY WALMART EXPECTED TO DRAW THOUSANDS

The 4th Annual Latin American Parade & Festival is expected to draw thousands to Downtown Long Beach for a fun-filled celebration of Latin American culture. Long Beach City College President Eloy Oakley will lead the parade as the Grand Marshal and owner of Prospector Restaurant and Bar Luis Lemus will serve as Community Marshal. The parade will include decorated floats, classic cars, dance groups, community organizations and musical performers ...



Aug 21, 2012
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN SERVES UP DELICIOUS EATS ON PINE AVENUE

Taste of Downtown returns to Pine Avenue with two evenings of delicious food under the stars that will tantalize taste buds. Taste of Downtown will take place on Pine Avenue and feature delicious cuisine from almost two dozen Downtown Long Beach eateries in a unique outdoor setting ...



Aug 20, 2012
BEACHWOOD SPARKS AND THE FLING TO HEADLINE SUMMER AND MUSIC’S FOURTH ANNUAL BUSKERFEST IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. — On Saturday, August 25, nearly a dozen local bands will fill Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Arts District with stripped-down street-side sets during Summer and Music’s (SAM) fourth annual BuskerFest. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., performers will play unplugged or “busk” for wooden nickels given by event attendees. The band that collects the most nickels will win a “Merch Table” package, valued at over $7,000, which includes design work by Bos Design, screen-printed-shirts, totes and posters ...



Aug 16, 2012
CITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT ELOY OAKLEY AND LUIS LEMUS HONORED AS PARADE MARSHALS FOR 4TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN PARADE & FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY WALMART

Long Beach, CA (August 16, 2012)—Today the office of Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced that the president of Long Beach City College (LBDD), Eloy Oakley, will serve as Grand Marshal, and the owner of Prospector Restaurant and Bar Luis Lemus, will be honored as Community Marshal at the 4th Annual Latin American Parade & Festival (LAPF) on Saturday, September 8, 2012 ...



Aug 14, 2012
TAKE A BITE OUT OF PINE AVENUE AT TASTE OF DOWNTOWN

LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 14, 2012) – On August 22 and 23, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m., Taste of Downtown returns to Pine Avenue with two evenings of delicious food that will tantalize taste buds. Hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), Taste of Downtown will take place on Pine Avenue at Broadway and feature delicious cuisine from almost two dozen Downtown Long Beach restaurants ...



Aug 9, 2012
PR: SUMMER AND MUSIC DISHES THE FUNK FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL LONG BEACH FUNK FEST ON PINE AVENUE

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Summer and Music (SAM) officially announced the line up for its fourth annual Long Beach Funk Fest (LBFF), which takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2012, from noon to 11 p.m. LBFF will feature two stages of Funk, one on Pine Avenue and one on The Promenade (between Broadway and 3rd Street) ...