50 Years of War: Long Beach funky rock & soul band War will celebrate their half century with a free gig at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Appropriately enough, as well as a performance by the band there will be a lowrider car show. Also, live mural painting and local food.
According to Rhino.com, “In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, the legendary LA band WAR has partnered with the City of LA Parks and Venice Beach to introduce a new initiative to re-establish Venice Beach as a safe and family-friendly recreation area for everyone. The community event is presented by Rhino Entertainment and produced locally by Munson Industries and will showcase a performance from WAR, a low rider car show featuring the ENVYUZ Minis and Dogtown Devils car clubs, and a special WAR inspired mural by the STP crew will be completed live. There will also be exclusive event merch and food vendors. The celebration is accessible to the public and will be located at Windward Plaza in Venice Beach starting at 12 p.m. PT and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. PT. The community event will showcase local Venice Beach vendors, including food by The Waterfront and The Erwin Hotel’s Venice Way Pizza. Twenty percent of the day’s sales will benefit Venice Family Clinic, a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to people in need.”
The most recent War studio album came in 2014 — that was Evolutionary, and that came 20 years after 1994’s Peace Sign. But let’s be honest — nobody is going to see War for the new songs.
50 Years of War: The event take place from 12 p.m. (War perform at 3 p.m.) on Saturday, October 30 at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.