The Beat Goes On: Navigating Concerts & Events in Los Angeles

Welcome to the sounds of summer in Los Angeles! As the city basks in the warm embrace of the season, there’s no shortage of free concerts and events to keep your spirits soaring. From lively street festivals to serene park gatherings, summer in LA is a symphony of music and community. Join us as we navigate the vibrant landscape of free concerts and events, ensuring your summer calendar is filled with unforgettable experiences and melodies that echo through the sunny streets of the City of Angels.

The Valley Cultural Foundation’s Concerts

The Valley Cultural Foundation’s Concerts, taking place on Sunday evenings from June 16 to August 25, 2024, offer free admission to the public. Starting at 5:30 PM, our Emerging Artists Opening Act performances kick off the evening’s entertainment, followed by the main headliners until 8:30 PM, unless otherwise specified. Held at the picturesque Nora Ross Bandshell within the Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park, located at 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills, our venue provides ample space for families to enjoy a leisurely picnic while being enthralled by the top-notch performers on stage.

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

Summer in LA means Hollywood Forever cemetery screenings by Cinespia, where movie buffs flock with chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. Enjoy cult classics amidst the resting place of Hollywood legends like Rudolph Valentino and Bugsy Siegel. With monthly lineups, including off-site venues like L.A. State Historic Park and the Rose Bowl, each evening at Hollywood Forever promises picnics, DJ sets, and magical mischief behind the cemetery gates.

KCRW Summer Nights  

The cherished NPR affiliate is once again involved in numerous summer concert series, gracing public plazas and cherished museums with its presence. This summer’s lineup is especially robust, featuring renowned KCRW DJs and acclaimed local bands delivering free, al fresco performances on designated evenings from June to September. Locations include Union Station, CAAM, Descanso Gardens, Bowers Museum, Century Park, the Autry, KCRW’s Santa Monica headquarters, and, notably, the lively late-night gatherings at Chinatown Central Plaza.

by Lilian C. Alger

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