Sat, Jun 19 | Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center

Summer Solstice | The Black Tongued Bells Concert

This is a double celebration: the start of summer, and a video tribute to Mark Chamberlain's amazing life with remembrances by attendees. (6:30-8 pm.) Then hold tight for performances by Brother Yusef and poet Patrick Ohslund, leading to the amazing Black Tongued Bells' American Swamp Music.
Summer Solstice | The Black Tongued Bells Concert

Time & Location

Jun 19, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

About the Event

Hello, Friends of BC Space Gallery - now Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center.

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center will hold a Summer Solstice event on Saturday evening, June 19.

The evening will be a double celebration—of the start of summer and of the life of Mark Chamberlain.

It will include a pre-concert gathering from 6:30 to 8, celebrating Mark’s amazing life, with a video about Mark, followed by brief remembrances about his life by attendees. (Please email Rick Conkey at if you would like to present a remembrance of Mark’s life.)

The evening will also include performances—beginning at 8 PM—by the amazing Black Tongued Bells, along with openers, Brother Yusef, and poet Patrick Ohslund. The band will present American Swamp Music, a steamy gumbo of gothic-gospel juju, hopped-up rock & roll, and dirt-pounding juke joint blues.

Refreshments will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged—but not required— to purchase a ticket, or make a tax-deductible donation of $30.00 to attend the event, which is estimated to cost the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center $2,000.00 to pay for the band and refreshments.

The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center | 235 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach CA 92651.

For more information, please contact Rick Conkey at

Sponsored in part by Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Funding. Grant funding

made possible by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.

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