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Surfin Band Video Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Mural with Oil Themes

Huntington Beach's black gold, oil, appears as a theme in the tile mural featured at Pier Plaza. In the early 1900's the landscape was filled with oil derricks and pumps, and today, there still are some producers on and off shore.
Huntington Beach, Calif.―Surf Concerts at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum have been a staple to audiences a number of years. Each summer in the months of May to October, the Surfing Sundays concerts signal the start of another great year of sunshine, music, sometimes nostalgia, and always great fun. While surf concerts are by no means the only type of free concert and music offered (Huntington Beach has three different free concert series that include free concerts in Central Park.)
Talented musicians from the original surf bands blend their skills with the younger artists who've learned the style and eagerly become part of the genre, play to audiences who like the lively beat, strong guitars and mostly instrumentals with distinctive sounds.
The concert series brings the best surfing music artists to Huntington Beach to play. The line up features concerts in both the surf museum's own parking lot, and for a full day of surf music, (4 hours worth), concerts at Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier.
Some of the names: The Nocturnes (Beach Boys Tribute Band), Plank-Shakers, Glasgow Tiki Shakers, The Neptunes, Flowmasters, Surfaris (famous for Wipe Out), Aquasonics, Mauraders, Relix, Deap Sea, Insect Surfers, Sand Devils, Surf Kings, Detonators, Soundwaves, Verbtones, Breakaways and many more!
Surfing music features pleasant, upbeat tunes, usually a strong rhythm and musicians who resonate with a beach lifestyle. They usually wear Hawaiian themed shirts, T-shirts and sandals, or sport the retro-look.
When you're tired of the same old, same old, get out to listen to surf vibrations. And while visiting places such as Huntington Beach, stop inside the Surfing Museum to see exhibits honoring greats such as The Beach Boys and a local favorite, Jan & Dean.
Surfing Museum Concerts: 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, CA Time: 1 p.m. Not every Sunday, but always held on Sundays.

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