Music in the Park
L.A. summer concerts make the city a magical place. In the summer, there are many places to hear new music in Los Angeles. Hollywood Bowl, The Staples Center, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Wiltern, and the Echoplex are some of the most popular concert venues. But, there are also many free concerts in public parks around L.A. These concerts are especially exciting, because they are outdoors and draw large, energetic crowds.
L.A. Summer Concerts: Grand Park
Every Thursday from 12-1p.m. L.A. musicians play live in Grand Park. The concerts are free.
Grand Park also hosts a free music event called Sunday Sessions on their Performance Lawn. Sunday Sessions are all day concerts featuring L.A. electronic music performers. The concerts start at 2 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Some of the musicians who will be performing at Grand Park this summer include: Eduardo Castillo, John Wander, Whitney Fierce, Benjamin Beck, and Idiot Savant. You can hear music from last summer’s Grand Park concerts here:
Grand Park is located on 200 North Grand Avenue (between Grand and Hill) in Downtown L.A. For more information about Sunday Sessions or other Grand Park events, check out their website:
L.A. Summer Concerts: Santa Monica Pier
Starting on July 10th, every thursday night is Twilight Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier. The concerts at the Pier are free. Food and valet parking for bikes and skateboards are available at the Pier. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the concerts, but there is a Concert Garden that serves beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. Be sure to bring your own blanket or chair, because seating is not provided. For more information about Twilight Concerts musicians, food, and other Santa Monica Pier events, visit their website: http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/.
L.A. Summer Concerts: Culver City Concerts
Every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Culver City Hall Courtyard, a wide variety of musicians perform. The concerts are free, and you can hear rock & roll, jazz, reggae, salsa, flamenco, and Celtic music. You can also explore the hidden treasures of Culver City’s Downtown area, including its historic buildings, boutiques, and restaurants. For more information, visit: www.culvercity.org
Outdoor movies are also a great way to spend your summer nights. To learn about fun outdoor movies in L.A., read this article: L.A. Outdoor Movies.