WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific is launching a performing arts series in its Honda Pacific Visions Theater for 2020, taking advantage of the theater’s 300-seat capacity and features that enhance live performances. The first performance will take place on Saturday, February 15, when the Aquarium will present a concert in partnership with the Long Beach Blues Society featuring four jazz and blues bands in its state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater. The acts will include Emcee Big Llou Johnson, Bernie Pearl feat. Sonny Green and THEE Blues Man, Al Williams Jazz Society feat. Barbara Morrison, Alvin Hayes Jr., and New Blues Revolution. Tickets include Aquarium admission, and the Aquarium will be open until 8:00 p.m.

The Aquarium’s new Honda Pacific Visions Theater features state-of-the-art audio, visual, and multisensory technology and a 133-foot long and 32-foot high screen with a floor projection disk.                       

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.                        

WHERE: Honda Pacific Visions Theater, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $48 center section; $40 side sections (open seating within sections). Price includes Aquarium admission. 

SPONSORS: Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg, Dennis Poulsen, and Dr. Jerry and Margaret Schubel

INFO: Call (562) 590-3100 or visit pacific.to/jazz

LONG BEACH BLUES SOCIETY: Long Beach Blues Society, founded by Bill Grisolia, celebrates the city’s world-renowned contributions to music and preserves and promotes all styles of blues music with education programs for school children, veterans, and seniors. The organization is a co-producer of the New Blues Festival held at Shoreline Aquatic Park.

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature's services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the Tentacles and Ink andFROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.

Contact: Marilyn Padilla / Claire Atkinson / Nicole Sarmiento

(562) 951-1684 / (562) 951-1678 / (562) 951-3197

[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]