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Charles McPherson’s Quintet 82nd Birthday Celebration Concert
July 24, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Rare San Diego special event at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in the heart of North Park
Charles is normally touring Europe’s Festivals and Concert Halls in the summer months. He hasn’t been home for his Birthday in years. Come and celebrate with the Definitive Master of the Alto Saxophone! Dinner and a full bar will be available for purchase. Limited VIP tickets available – check the link for all details.
Grammy Award Winner John Beasley – piano & Gilbert Castellanos – trumpet
Saturday, July 24th, 2021
Concert 7pm – 10pm $35-$75 (VIP—ticket holders door open at 6pm, dinner served)
Gilbert Castellanos – trumpet
John Beasley – piano
Rob Thorsen – bass
Tyler Kreutel – drums
Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Charlie Arbelaez Presents The Charles McPherson Birthday Concert
Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center is a multi-purpose venue centrally located in beautiful North Park San Diego. Queen Bee’s hosts everything from concerts to dance classes, art shows, open mic nights, special events, private parties, and much much more. We feature the largest dance floor in the neighborhood (over 3,500 sq ft!), as well as one of the largest stages.
Our mission is to support local musicians & artists by opening up our space to a wide variety of concerts & events. We also donate a portion of our profits to helping homeless youth in San Diego through various charitable organizations. Queen Bee’s hosts a number of different fundraisers throughout the year for non-profit organizations here in San Diego. Inside Queen Bee’s you will find many things going on at once.
What We Offer
Our main room, with a capacity of 250, contains our main stage, and a huge dance floor, as well as several walls for hanging artwork. The main room features a bamboo hardwood dance floor, custom ceiling fans, crystal chandeliers, multi-colored walls, comfortable padded chairs & couches, and more, in a warm, inviting environment.
We have a professional-grade concert sound system, capable of entertaining up to 300 guests at full volume. Our stage is large enough to hold a 15 piece band. Also, Queen Bee’s has a resident sound engineer on staff with over 20 years of experience to handle all the technical parts of any concert or production. In addition to the main room, Queen Bee’s also has an awesome dance studio in the back room. With mirrored walls and a hardwood dance floor this room is perfect for dance practice, lessons, and recitals. Small parties as well. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a secondary sound system that is capable of either background music, or acoustic performances as well.
Queen Bee’s is located in a historic building that originally contained the first Dixie-line Lumber back in the 1930s. We have tried to keep the majority of the building intact while keeping a welcoming, semi-vintage vibe. We have occupied this space since early 2009, and chances are every time you come in, you will notice something new. We are constantly striving to improve every aspect of the space to create a more interesting experience for everyone.
You are welcome to Queen Bee’s a primarily family-oriented venue and the only one of its kind in the neighborhood. We host two 21+ events per month and work with local restaurants & caterers when events require it. We often have events & classes in both the daytime and night-time 7 days a week.