Queen Mary’s Local Band Hangout Continues with Queen Califia and Elan Atias of The Wailers Thursday, March 16

The Queen Mary’s new breakout live music series, Local Band Hangout, continues with performances by Queen Califia and Elan Atias of The Wailers on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Observation Bar. Local Band Hangout presents top local artists and up-and-coming bands performing live aboard the majestic Queen Mary every third Thursday of each month.

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“We are excited to announce that Elan Atias, from legendary reggae band The Wailers, will perform a special acoustic set for our third concert in the series,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Events and Entertainment at The Queen Mary.  “It is exciting to see music fans fill the Observation Bar each month to support these local artists in a venue that has hosted so many celebrated performers.”

Queen Califia is the collaborative project of Long Beach based Kelsey Landazuri and Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza. With roots in both folk and jazz, their stripped-down music takes a traditional approach while still maintaining a fresh and unique sound. Reggae singer, Elan Atias will headline the evening with a special acoustic performance. Atias is best known for performing with reggae outfit The Wailers, the backing band for Bob Marley.

Arrive early to the Thursday night hotspot to enjoy Happy Hour from 5 – 7 p.m. in the picturesque art deco atmosphere. Concerts will continue the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. with future performances to be announced soon.

Tickets to Local Band Hangout are $10 and the admission ticket value can be used in the Observation Bar and at Queen Mary restaurants during the concerts. Parking is $8 with validation.

Tickets, additional concert details and the schedule of performances are available online at queenmary.com.

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 the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & 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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