No Long Beach Symphony POPS! experience would be complete without the joy of food and libations amongst friends! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic and beverages of choice, purchase concessions at the Arena, enjoy the elegance of plated catering or the convenience of a restaurant delivered meal. Non-factory sealed beverages are prohibited from the Long Beach Arena, and for a further list of prohibited items click here. The Long Beach Arena doors open at 6:30 PM with Preferred Picnic Providers delivering in advance and Catered dinner service beginning promptly at 7:00 PM.
Plated Catering Options:
TGIS: Thank Goodness its Sophia (Official Plated Caterer of POPS!)
Long Beach Symphony is proud to partner with TGIS to fulfill all of your plated catering needs for the 2019–2020 POPS! Concert Season. Allow Sophia and courteous staff to treat you and your guests to a night you’ll never forget, with world-class, multicourse plated meals and unparalleled service. To order, contact TGIS and be sure to have your table number available. All orders must be placed by the Tuesday prior to the concert date, with all 2019–2020 concert order deadlines listed below.
2019–2020 TGIS Concert Order Deadlines
October 22, 2019: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli
December 17, 2019: Holiday POPS! with the Copa Boys
February 18, 2020: Mardi Gras Madness
March 17, 2020: A Sondheim & Lloyd Webber Celebration
May 5, 2020: A Night of Symphonic Rock
Picnic Catering Options:
The below vendors are recognized as Preferred Picnic Caterers for the Long Beach Symphony POPS!, all orders will be delivered on your table prior to general admission at 6:30 PM.
Olive’s Gourmet Grocer: (562) 439-7758
Ma N’ Pa Grocery: (562) 438-4084
George’s Greek Cafe: (562) 437-1184
Long Beach Symphony Classical and POPS! series subscribers enjoy exclusive dining discounts at fine area restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The subscriber discount card gives its holder (signature on the card) and up to three guests a 20% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages (tax and tip excluded) at participating restaurants from September 28, 2019, through May 30, 2020.
Discount is honored for dinners Sunday through Thursday and for pre- and post-concert dining on Saturday concert nights, at all Long Beach restaurants listed below:
2019 concert dates: 9/28/, 10/26, 11/16, 12/21
2020 concert dates: 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/25, 5/9, 5/30
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria: (562) 427-8665
Café Piccolo*: (562) 438-1316
California Pizza Kitchen: (562) 628-1800
District Wine: (562) 612-0411
L’Opera: (562) 491-0066
Naples Rib Company: (562) 439-7427
Parker’s Lighthouse & Queensview Steakhouse: (562) 432-6500
Restauration: (562) 439-8822
Thai District: (562) 951-7181
The Auld Dubliner: (562) 437-8300
The Federal Bar: (562) 435-2000
The Ordinarie: (562) 676-4261
Utopia: (562) 432-6888
Downtown Long Beach has many other excellent choices for dining before or after a concert. Click on the link below to learn more: Long Beach Restaurants