NEXT NIGHT Street Festival Returns to Beverly Hills

After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, the NEXT NIGHT Street Festival is returning to South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills on Oct. 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. 

The free evening will feature live music, food, art, games, and attractions, as well as a beer and wine garden. Nearby businesses will also offer special promotions highlighting the diversity of the city’s merchant community.

NEXT NIGHT is organized by the NEXT Beverly Hills Committee, which is composed of young leaders whose mission is to engage residents through innovative initiatives that address the lifestyle, economic and civic needs of the city’s next generation.

“The NEXT Beverly Hills Committee is beyond excited to bring back NEXT NIGHT for the 5th anniversary of the event, after two years without it,” NEXT Beverly Hills Chair Tiffany Davis told the Courier. She added, “We are grateful for the strong support from the Mayor and City Council who enabled us to really elevate the festival in a very big way with top-tier talent. It’s going to be an amazingly fun event for the entire community with something for every age!”

Mayor Lili Bosse is looking forward to an event that is being taken to a “whole new stratosphere this year.” “We are welcoming world-renowned entertainment while showcasing our beloved, unique businesses on South Beverly Drive. I already feel the energy and vibrancy this magical night will bring,” said Bosse.

Musical highlights of the evening will include performances from the “Pop 2000 Tour,” featuring Lance Bass of NSYNC, O-Town, and LFO.  Kelsie Watts from NBC’s “The Voice” will share her latest release, “I Can’t Say Goodbye.” And Beverly Hills’ own Rod Lightning & the Thunderbolts of Love will also grace the stage. Beverly Hills philanthropist, realtor and rock musician Michael J. Libow fronts the band.

“I am always proud to be a part of the NEXT NIGHT celebration in my beloved city,” Libow told the Courier. “At my age, I feel like a mentor to those of the next generation who will help maintain our city as a shining and productive beacon for those demanding the best of the best. My band, Rod Lightning & The Thunderbolts of Love, has been playing rock and roll in the community for nearly 13 years, and we have not lost any of our excitement about doing so. We are planning on opening the Next Night show with a bang on Oct. 22. So, we hope that everyone will don their dancing shoes and be ready to groove to our exclusive brand of classic rock.”

The NEXT NIGHT 2022 Street Festival will require a partial street closure between Charleville Drive and Gregory Way from 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 through 4 a.m. on Oct. 23. 

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