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Every Single Free Outdoor Concert in LA This Summer

Updated On 05/30/2017 at 06:17PM EST Updated On 05/30/2017 at 06:17PM EST
every free outdoor concert in LA this summer
Sunday Sessions | courtesy of Javier Guillen for Grand Park/The Music Center
dj nights | courtesy of The Music Center

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Jun 2 Fri

Gospel Lunch Enjoy a little soul with your sandwich with Kenneth Crouch, a Hammond B3 organ, and a four-voice choir.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Gospel Lunch Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Enjoy a little soul with your sandwich with Kenneth Crouch, a Hammond B3 organ, and a four-voice choir.

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Jun 2 Fri

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective Hear the insane cello-like notes of a harp whose illuminated strings are strung from a 52-story skyscraper.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Hear the insane cello-like notes of a harp whose illuminated strings are strung from a 52-story skyscraper.

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Jun 2 Fri

Otis Hayes Motown Review Get loose with Motown classics, then stuff your face with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Otis Hayes Motown Review The Original Farmers Market Get loose with Motown classics, then stuff your face with food from the market.

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Jun 2 Fri

The Gaslamp Killer, Mike G of Odd Future, and others Part of the multi-site i3 Arts Fest, check out tons of free music plus massive interactive art installations.

Grand Park

The Gaslamp Killer, Mike G of Odd Future, and others Grand Park Part of the multi-site i3 Arts Fest, check out tons of free music plus massive interactive art installations.

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Jun 2 Fri

Jacques Lesure Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

LACMA

Jacques Lesure LACMA Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

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Jun 3 Sat

Chico Mann & Captain Planet Afro-Latin rhythms, Caribbean bass, and modern electronic dance music, plus DJ Marion Hodges. Part of KCRW’s Summer Nights lineup.

One Colorado, Pasadena

Chico Mann & Captain Planet One Colorado, Pasadena Afro-Latin rhythms, Caribbean bass, and modern electronic dance music, plus DJ Marion Hodges. Part of KCRW’s Summer Nights lineup.

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Jun 3 Sat

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective Hear the insane cello-like notes of a harp whose illuminated strings are strung from a 52-story skyscraper.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Hear the insane cello-like notes of a harp whose illuminated strings are strung from a 52-story skyscraper.

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Jun 3 Sat

The Gaslamp Killer, Mike G of Odd Future, and others The fun continues with the multi-site i3 Arts Fest with tons of free music plus massive interactive art installations.

Grand Park

The Gaslamp Killer, Mike G of Odd Future, and others Grand Park The fun continues with the multi-site i3 Arts Fest with tons of free music plus massive interactive art installations.

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Jun 3 Sat

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Chill out with live jazz at the museum’s Hancock Park entrance.

LACMA

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz LACMA Chill out with live jazz at the museum’s Hancock Park entrance.

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Jun 7 Wed

Very Be Careful and DJ Anthony Valadez Funky and danceable Colombian vallenato jams at lunch time.

Wells Fargo Center

Very Be Careful and DJ Anthony Valadez Wells Fargo Center Funky and danceable Colombian vallenato jams at lunch time.

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Jun 9 Fri

Upstream Dance your face off to ska and reggae, then stuff your face back on with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Upstream The Original Farmers Market Dance your face off to ska and reggae, then stuff your face back on with food from the market.

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Jun 9 Fri

Bruce Babad Quintet Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

LACMA

Bruce Babad Quintet LACMA Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

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Jun 10 Sat

White Fence Head to the annual Off the 405 series for plenty of jangly, ‘60s-inspired psychedelic garage rock.

The Getty Center

White Fence The Getty Center Head to the annual Off the 405 series for plenty of jangly, ‘60s-inspired psychedelic garage rock.

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Jun 11 Sun

The Secret City Bring a picnic for this raucous tent revival with live music.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

The Secret City Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Bring a picnic for this raucous tent revival with live music.

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Jun 11 Sun

The Platters Take a trip down memory lane with the smooth sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s R&B hits.

Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills

The Platters Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills Take a trip down memory lane with the smooth sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s R&B hits.

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Jun 11 Sun

Sunday Sessions A free dance party celebrating LA’s house music scene, featuring music from Aaron Paar, Tony Watson, Scott K, and Vikter Duplaix. Plus a cocktail garden.

Grand Park

Sunday Sessions Grand Park A free dance party celebrating LA’s house music scene, featuring music from Aaron Paar, Tony Watson, Scott K, and Vikter Duplaix. Plus a cocktail garden.

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Jun 16 Fri

International Swingers Dance to a mix of rock, punk, and ‘80s jams, then grab some fresh food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

International Swingers The Original Farmers Market Dance to a mix of rock, punk, and ‘80s jams, then grab some fresh food from the market.

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Jun 16 Fri

Wolfgang Schalk Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

LACMA

Wolfgang Schalk LACMA Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

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Jun 17 Sat

Gaby Moreno and Caloncho Latin pop, soul, blues, and jazz-rock from two rising indie stars: one from Guadalajara, one from Sonora.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Gaby Moreno and Caloncho Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Latin pop, soul, blues, and jazz-rock from two rising indie stars: one from Guadalajara, one from Sonora.

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Jun 17 Sat

Chicano Batman Be ready to dance to a crazy mash-up of psychedelic soul, funk, indie, tropicalia, rock, and oldies-influenced jams, plus music from DJ Anthony Valadez.

One Colorado, Pasadena

Chicano Batman One Colorado, Pasadena Be ready to dance to a crazy mash-up of psychedelic soul, funk, indie, tropicalia, rock, and oldies-influenced jams, plus music from DJ Anthony Valadez.

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Jun 18 Sun

Ticket to Ride - Tribute to The Beatles Take a trip down memory lane with covers of classic hits from the Fab Four.

Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills

Ticket to Ride - Tribute to The Beatles Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills Take a trip down memory lane with covers of classic hits from the Fab Four.

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Jun 21 Wed

Ethio Cali and DJ Anthony Valadez Jazz inspired by Ethiopian music from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Wells Fargo Center

Ethio Cali and DJ Anthony Valadez Wells Fargo Center Jazz inspired by Ethiopian music from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Jun 23 Fri

Viva! Featuring Artie Webb & Dan Weinstein Dance your face off with live salsa and Latin jazz, then stuff your face back on with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Viva! Featuring Artie Webb & Dan Weinstein The Original Farmers Market Dance your face off with live salsa and Latin jazz, then stuff your face back on with food from the market.

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Jun 23 Fri

Frida The Long Beach Opera brings a mix of mariachi and ragtime jazz to the classic.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Frida Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA The Long Beach Opera brings a mix of mariachi and ragtime jazz to the classic.

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Jun 23 Fri

Clayton Cameron Sextet Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

LACMA

Clayton Cameron Sextet LACMA Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

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Jun 23 Fri

Dance Downtown - Cumbia Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement free zone.

Grand Park

Dance Downtown - Cumbia Grand Park Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement free zone.

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Jun 24 Sat

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson An homage to hip hop producer-rapper J Dilla, plus new originals.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA An homage to hip hop producer-rapper J Dilla, plus new originals.

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Jun 24 Sat

La Luz Head to the annual Off the 405 series for surf rock jams and retro girl-group harmonies.

The Getty Center

La Luz The Getty Center Head to the annual Off the 405 series for surf rock jams and retro girl-group harmonies.

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Jun 25 Sun

Cold Duck Bust out your dancing shoes for nonstop rock, soul, disco and BEYOND.

Calabasas Lake

Cold Duck Calabasas Lake Bust out your dancing shoes for nonstop rock, soul, disco and BEYOND.

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Jun 29 Thu

LeMaitre and Coast Modern Groovy Norwegian electro and breezy West Coast electro-pop with indie rock and reggae influence.

Santa Monica Pier

LeMaitre and Coast Modern Santa Monica Pier Groovy Norwegian electro and breezy West Coast electro-pop with indie rock and reggae influence.

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Jun 30 Fri

Floyd & the Fly Boys Chill out to some blues and R&B, then chow down with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Floyd & the Fly Boys The Original Farmers Market Chill out to some blues and R&B, then chow down with food from the market.

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Jun 30 Fri

Angie Wells Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

LACMA

Angie Wells LACMA Chill out with live jazz in front of the museum.

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dance downtown | courtesy of The Music Center

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Jul 1 Sat

DJs Jason Bentley and Aaron Byrd KCRW’s Summer Nights at Chinatown brings the danceable jams, food trucks, video projections, beer, and more.

Chinatown’s Central and West Plazas

DJs Jason Bentley and Aaron Byrd Chinatown’s Central and West Plazas KCRW’s Summer Nights at Chinatown brings the danceable jams, food trucks, video projections, beer, and more.

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Jul 1 Sat

Hip Hop: First Peoples, New Voices Poetry, music, and dance from various artists from Northern American Indigenous communities.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Hip Hop: First Peoples, New Voices Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Poetry, music, and dance from various artists from Northern American Indigenous communities.

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Jul 4 Tue

Walking Phoenixes Johnny Cash covers plus other classic country selections perfect for waving your American flag.

Conejo Community Park, Thousand Oaks

Walking Phoenixes Conejo Community Park, Thousand Oaks Johnny Cash covers plus other classic country selections perfect for waving your American flag.

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Jul 4 Tue

4th of July Block Party Live performances, DJs, games, art, and, of course, fireworks.

Grand Park

4th of July Block Party Grand Park Live performances, DJs, games, art, and, of course, fireworks.

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Jul 7 Fri

James Intveld Enjoy a bit of country, then chow down with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

James Intveld The Original Farmers Market Enjoy a bit of country, then chow down with food from the market.

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Jul 7 Fri

Dance Downtown - Line Dance & Two Step Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

Grand Park

Dance Downtown - Line Dance & Two Step Grand Park Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

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Jul 8 Sat

Rahim AlHaj - Letters from Iraq With a string quintet, oud, and percussion, Rahim address challenges faced as an Iraqi political refugee.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Rahim AlHaj - Letters from Iraq Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA With a string quintet, oud, and percussion, Rahim address challenges faced as an Iraqi political refugee.

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Jul 9 Sun

Mirage Take a trip down memory lane with Fleetwood Mac covers.

Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills

Mirage Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills Take a trip down memory lane with Fleetwood Mac covers.

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Jul 9 Sun

The Pine Mountain Logs Covers that range from Led Zeppelin to OutKast and everywhere in between.

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach

The Pine Mountain Logs Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Covers that range from Led Zeppelin to OutKast and everywhere in between.

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Jul 13 Thu

Marcia Griffiths and Jah9 A legendary Jamaican singer and an up-and-coming Jamaican singer.

Santa Monica Pier

Marcia Griffiths and Jah9 Santa Monica Pier A legendary Jamaican singer and an up-and-coming Jamaican singer.

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Jul 14 Fri

Jennifer Keith Quintet Enjoy classic American jazz and swing, then chow down with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Jennifer Keith Quintet The Original Farmers Market Enjoy classic American jazz and swing, then chow down with food from the market.

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Jul 15 Sat

L'Orchestre Afrisa International Polyrhythms, and guitar jams with Afro-Cuban and pan-African styles.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

L'Orchestre Afrisa International Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Polyrhythms, and guitar jams with Afro-Cuban and pan-African styles.

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Jul 15 Sat

Joe The breezy, smooth sounds of Joe Thomas.

Burton Chace Park

Joe Burton Chace Park The breezy, smooth sounds of Joe Thomas.

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Jul 16 Sun

Hamid Cooper An international lineup of musicians bust out plenty of Afro-Cuban Latin jazz.

Calabasas Lake

Hamid Cooper Calabasas Lake An international lineup of musicians bust out plenty of Afro-Cuban Latin jazz.

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Jul 16 Sun

Surf City All Stars Take a trip down memory lane with the Beach Boys greatest hits.

Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills

Surf City All Stars Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills Take a trip down memory lane with the Beach Boys greatest hits.

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Jul 16 Sun

Blue Breeze Band An eclectic mix of Motown, soul, funk, jazz, blues, and R&B.

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach

Blue Breeze Band Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach An eclectic mix of Motown, soul, funk, jazz, blues, and R&B.

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Jul 16 Sun

Sunday Sessions A free dance party celebrating LA’s house music scene, featuring music from Kristi Lomax, Thee Mike B, Lars Behrenroth, and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Plus a cocktail garden.

Grand Park

Sunday Sessions Grand Park A free dance party celebrating LA’s house music scene, featuring music from Kristi Lomax, Thee Mike B, Lars Behrenroth, and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Plus a cocktail garden.

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Jul 20 Thu

Eric Burdon & The Animals and Mr. Elevator Rock 'n' roll legends and an LA-based '60s-inspired psych rock project.

Santa Monica Pier

Eric Burdon & The Animals and Mr. Elevator Santa Monica Pier Rock 'n' roll legends and an LA-based '60s-inspired psych rock project.

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Jul 21 Fri

Elliott Caine Enjoy live bebop and Latin jazz, then stuff your face with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Elliott Caine The Original Farmers Market Enjoy live bebop and Latin jazz, then stuff your face with food from the market.

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Jul 21 Fri

Sidestepper and Buyepongo Dance your face off with electro-cumbia from Colombia and other global sounds.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Sidestepper and Buyepongo Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Dance your face off with electro-cumbia from Colombia and other global sounds.

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Jul 21 Fri

Dance Downtown - Bollywood Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

Grand Park

Dance Downtown - Bollywood Grand Park Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

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Jul 22 Sat

Her Voice: Sultana, Meklit, and Ulali Celebrating women’s voices from India and Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Native American traditions.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Her Voice: Sultana, Meklit, and Ulali Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA Celebrating women’s voices from India and Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Native American traditions.

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Jul 23 Sun

Billy Joel 2 Elton John Hear covers from the two musicians, plus an opening act from the Gay Men’s Chorus.

Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills

Billy Joel 2 Elton John Warner Center Park, Woodland Hills Hear covers from the two musicians, plus an opening act from the Gay Men’s Chorus.

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Jul 23 Sun

Mark Mackay Band A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n' roll.

Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach

Mark Mackay Band Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n' roll.

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Jul 28 Fri

La Charanga Cubana Enjoy traditional Cuban dance music, then stuff your face with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

La Charanga Cubana The Original Farmers Market Enjoy traditional Cuban dance music, then stuff your face with food from the market.

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Jul 28 Fri

La Linea A multimedia story of everyday life on the Mexico-US border with music by Panoptica.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

La Linea Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA A multimedia story of everyday life on the Mexico-US border with music by Panoptica.

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Jul 28 Fri

DJ Nights - Curated by Valida Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

Grand Park

DJ Nights - Curated by Valida Grand Park Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

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Jul 29 Sat

Mothership Landing A celebration of the 40th anniversary of Parliament-Funkadelic’s groundbreaking release.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Mothership Landing Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA A celebration of the 40th anniversary of Parliament-Funkadelic’s groundbreaking release.

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Jul 29 Sat

Steve Gunn Head to the annual Off the 405 series for plenty of a mix of country blues, underground, and psych rock.

The Getty Center

Steve Gunn The Getty Center Head to the annual Off the 405 series for plenty of a mix of country blues, underground, and psych rock.

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sunday sessions | courtesy of Javier Guillen for Grand Park/The Music Center

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Aug 3 Thu

Valerie June and Irma Thomas Socially minded folk and blues, plus the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

Santa Monica Pier

Valerie June and Irma Thomas Santa Monica Pier Socially minded folk and blues, plus the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

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Aug 3 Thu

Ibibio Sound Machine African and electronic jams inspired by the golden era of West African funk, disco, and post-punk.

Skirball Cultural Center

Ibibio Sound Machine Skirball Cultural Center African and electronic jams inspired by the golden era of West African funk, disco, and post-punk.

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Aug 4 Fri

Bad Haggis Put some celtic rock in your life, then stuff your face with food from the market.

The Original Farmers Market

Bad Haggis The Original Farmers Market Put some celtic rock in your life, then stuff your face with food from the market.

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Aug 4 Fri

Dance Downtown - Disco Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

Grand Park

Dance Downtown - Disco Grand Park Learn new dance moves and show them off in a judgement-free zone.

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Aug 5 Sat

DJs Jeremy Sole and Garth Trinidad KCRW’s Summer Nights at Chinatown brings the danceable jams, food trucks, video projections, beer, and more.

Chinatown’s Central and West Plazas

DJs Jeremy Sole and Garth Trinidad Chinatown’s Central and West Plazas KCRW’s Summer Nights at Chinatown brings the danceable jams, food trucks, video projections, beer, and more.

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Aug 5 Sat

Dorian Wood and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole A haunting interpretation of Jeannine Deckers' “The Singing Nun” and genre-crossing performance from Hawaii.

Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA

Dorian Wood and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole Grand Performances, California Plaza, DTLA A haunting interpretation of Jeannine Deckers' “The Singing Nun” and genre-crossing performance from Hawaii.

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