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Mayor Richardson presents Gabriel Iglesias with the Key to the City

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us and Mayor Rex Richardson as he honors comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ IglesiasSamuel ‘Skip‘ and Beth Keesal, and Rev. Dr. Leon and Paula Wood as the recipients of the ‘2024 KEYS TO THE CITY‘ on TUESDAY, JUNE 18 at the LONG BEACH TERRACE THEATER.

  • Terrace Plaza: 6:30 PM
  • Lobby Doors: 7:30 PM
  • Show: 8:00 PM

“Each of these extraordinary people represent the best of Long Beach, whether it be through philanthropy, service to the community, or representing our city to the world at large,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We are thrilled to celebrate their contributions to our community.”

Iglesias will give a special free/low-cost performance at the Long Beach Terrace Theater on Tuesday, June 18th at 8:00 p.m. with comedian Martin Moreno as the opening act, where Mayor Richardson will present him with his Key. Youth 16-24 years old who are residents of Long Beach may attend the performance for free by requesting a ticket from their City Council Office (while supplies last). Public general admission tickets will be on sale at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th via Ticketmaster and available for $15. Partial proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Mayor’s Fund for Long Beach in support of the Mayor’s recently-announced S.T.R.O.N.G. Beach initiative.

The show will feature a youth-focused job and resource fair starting at 6:30 p.m., food trucks, and bars available for those over 21.

“I’m honored to be recognized by my hometown in this way, and I’m proud to be able to support Long Beach’s youth at the same time,” remarked Iglesias. “If you’re a kid growing up in a tough situation, you might not believe that there’s a whole other world out there waiting for you—but there is. I’m proof of that, and you can be too.”

Skip Keesal, Beth Keesal, Rev. Dr. Leon Wood, and Paula Wood will receive their Keys to the City at the City Council meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th. For questions about the events, please contact the Office of the Mayor at (562) 570-6801 or mayor@longbeach.gov.


June 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mayor Rex Richardson


Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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