Events

Every Free Outdoor Concert in LA This Summer

KCRW/Jon Gordon McKenzie

The only thing better than a concert? An outdoor concert. The only thing better than an outdoor concert? A free outdoor concert. The only thing better than a free outdoor concert? Every free outdoor concert in LA, all put into one master calendar. Like so. (Don't freak out -- we know it's missing stuff. We'll be updating it all summer as we get new info, just like our outdoor movie calendar and our festivals calendar. Summer rules!)

Taiko Drumming Showcase

Sounds like: You’re about to charge into battle against the wildlings
Amenities: BYOPicnic

JC Villafan

Sounds like: If Jack Johnson and Norah Jones reproduced
Amenities: Food & vendors

Bob DeSena Latin Jazz Band

Sounds like: Kicking back on the beach with a cigar
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

CARA-C

Sounds like: Somebody remixed a Zelda temple
Amenities: Food & vendors

Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band

Sounds like: Billie Holiday meets all the live music in Miami
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

CJS Quintet

Sounds like: Bebop meets soul
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

The Dears Crossing

Sounds like: Acoustic pop
Amenities: Food & vendors

Higher Ground

Sounds like: You should be higher, too
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Ralph Williams and James Mahan

Sounds like: Acoustic pop rock
Amenities: Food & vendors

2Azz1

Sounds like: Smooth jazz meets big band
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Friends

Sounds like: Self-described as “weird” pop. They’re not wrong.
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Julie Kelly

Sounds like: Killer jazz singing
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Aly Ashford

Sounds like: A less famous Taylor Swift
Amenities: Food & vendors

The Four Fabs w/ “Ed Sullivan”

Sounds like: The Rolling Stones. Jay kay!
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Upstream

Sounds like: Arrr-rrrrr-rrrriba!
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Venice Spring Fling

Sounds like: Members of Fishbone, Country Joe and the Fish, and more
Amenities: Vendors galore

RHYSS

Sounds like: Acoustic rock
Amenities: Food & vendors

Brazil Brazil

Sounds like: Sambo/bossanova
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

The Phil Norman Tentet

Sounds like: The rebirth of cool
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

The Jazz Leaders

Sounds like: That hard bop and that funky gospel, baby!
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Paul Anderson

Sounds like: Soft rock, not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson (who probably wouldn’t play soft rock)
Amenities: Food & vendors

De Lux

Sounds like: Disco-fied Talking Heads
Amenities: Cash bar and tons of restaurants nearby

Make Music Pasadena

Sounds like: Coachella’s newborn niece and nephew
Amenities: Bars, food trucks, multiple stages

Ava Domini

Sounds like: Someone that should be famous and is also 11 YEARS OLD.
Amenities: Food & vendors

Salvador Santana

Sounds like: Santana’s son, except way more hip-hop-er
Amenities: BYOPicnic

The Mowglis, Cayucas

Sounds like: Grouplove's younger brothers and sisters
Amenities: All the Grove's shopping and food

Matamosa

Sounds like: Reel Big Fish, except in Spanish
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors, CD release event!

Clayton Cameron Sextet

Sounds like: The best jazz drummer you've never heard
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Venice

Sounds like: Italian pop. Sometimes they sing about gelato.
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Que Bajo

Sounds like: Spanish neighborhood techno.
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Jessica Louise

Sounds like: Bey, but with jazzy flair
Amenities: Food & vendors

Otis Hayes Motown Revue

Sounds like: Motown, not less town
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

JC Villafan

Sounds like: If Jack Johnson and Norah Jones reproduced
Amenities: Food & vendors

Led Zepagain

Sounds like: Led Zeppelin tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Sounds like: Salsa, Latin jazz, general great times
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Bostyx

Sounds like: Boston + Styx, duh
Amenities: Food trucks
KCRW/Dustin Pearlman

Fortunate Youth

Sounds like: White-guy-Reggae, but with a killer drummer
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Poncho Sanchez

Sounds like: Latin Jazz conga master
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Orquesta Charangoa

Sounds like: Fish tacos and beer on a Miami beach
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Aldean and the Tumbleweed

Sounds like: Soft rock
Amenities: Food & vendors

Griffin House

Sounds like: Jason Isbell, but, like, less sad. Kind of.
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

The Gaslamp Killer Experience

Sounds like: One of LA's best DJs with an oddball live band
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Otmara Ruiz Quintet

Sounds like: Tito Puente's keyboardist
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Waxxstack Revisited

Sounds like: An ode to the classic Isaac Hayes movie
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Cayucas

Sounds like: KCRW-approved, jangly pop-rock
Amenities: Cash bar and tons of restaurants nearby

Element Band

Sounds like: A melting pot of world music
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

TJR Trio

Sounds like: A cover band that isn’t afraid to cover Smash Mouth
Amenities: Food & vendors

Run River North

Sounds like: Indie folk-rock. Now stop asking questions and get excited that you get to see them for free, cause they’re great.
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Duende Flamenco

Sounds like: A more mellow Rodrigo y Gabriela
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Michael Haggins

Sounds like: Ninety four seven, the waaaaaaaaave
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

DSB

Sounds like: A Journey tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Afro Funke

Sounds like: A funktacular jam band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Mike Peralta

Sounds like: Howie Day and Daniel Powter had a science-baby
Amenities: Food & vendors

Run River North

Sounds like: Indie folk-rock. Now stop asking questions and get excited that you get to see them for free, cause they’re great.
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

The Lucky Stars

Sounds like: A cowboy bar in the middle of Texas
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Paulette Williams

Sounds like: Quincy Jones' touring singer. Because she is.
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Dina Velenz

Sounds like: Alternative pop rock
Amenities: Food & vendors

Black Violin

Sounds like: Hip-hop meets the Black Swan soundtrack
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

The Janks, Quarterback, KCRW DJs, and more

Sounds like: Mumford meets Muse
Amenities: SO MUCH CHINESE FOOD

N'Demand

Sounds like: Hits from Bruno Mars & Maroon 5
Amenities: Food trucks

Barbara Morrison

Sounds like: Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald. Yep.
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Stayin' Alive

Sounds like: Bee Gees tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic
KCRW/ETHAN SCHVARTZMAN

Opera at the Shore

Sounds like: Opera! Opera! Opera!
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Woodie and the Longboards

Sounds like: Surf rock tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Larry Nash and the Jazz Symphonics

Sounds like: A bunch of seasoned jazz pros jamming
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Nina Lares

Sounds like: Jazz lounge cocktails
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

The Dustbowl Revival

Sounds like: Americana! Bluegrass! Jazz! Swing! They’re not to be missed, trust us.
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

LA Pierce Symphony Orchestra + Fireworks Extravaganza

Sounds like: Who cares? Fireworks!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Hot August Night

Sounds like: Neil Diamond tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Billy Mitchell & Friends

Sounds like: Jazz pianist
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Morris Day & the Time and Dam-Funk

Sounds like: Oh-we-oh-we-oh!
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Retrofit

Sounds like: An acoustic cover trio
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Evokecore

Sounds like: SkaCore. CD Release!
Amenities: BYOPicnic, or buy food from vendors

Watts50

Sounds like: Socially conscious rap and hip hop
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

BMI Summer Nights

Sounds like: Latin goodness!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

De Temps Antan

Sounds like: French-Canadian folk meets Irish toe-tappin’
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Dakota’s Centennial Salute to Ol Blue Eyes

Sounds like: Frank Sinatra tribute band
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food. 

Cannonball-Coltrane Project

Sounds like: You saw Whiplash, right? That.
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks
KCRW/JEREMIAH GARCIA

Breakestra

Sounds like: Funk-meets-hip-hop-meets... orchestra?
Amenities: Much food truck. Many art.

Dumpstaphunk

Sounds like: Amazing NoLa Jazz
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Karsh Kale

Sounds like: Electronic fusion meets Indian Folk
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Frankie Avalon

Sounds like: Grease!!!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Johnny Polanco y su Amistad Conjunt

Sounds like: A Latin jazz band with orchestra-style arrangements
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Ruben Studdard & Freddie Jackson

Sounds like: American Idol-winning gospel and soul
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Angel City Smooth

Sounds like: Funky jazz
Amenities: Food trucks

Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Band

Sounds like: Latin jazz band. Fronted by Bobby R. Duh.
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Bonne Musique Zydeco

Sounds like: Bluesy zydeco
Amenities: BYOPicnic

The Long Run

Sounds like: Eagles tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Gloriana

Sounds like: Platinum country-pop
Amenities: All the Grove's shopping and food

Real Estate

Sounds like: Jangly indie-pop
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Jack Dani

Sounds like: Classic covers
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Sam Sparro

Sounds like: Dancey R&B-Soul
Amenities: Much food truck. Many art.

Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles

Sounds like: A professional Mexican-American dancing company!
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Luminaries

Sounds like: A positive-message oriented band. One love, y’all.
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Last Jimmy: A Hip-Hop Musical with The Roots' Dice Raw

Sounds like: A hip-hop opera
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Al Williams Jazz Society

Sounds like: Bebop!
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Thalma De Friatas

Sounds like: A daytime show with a Brazilian superstar
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Gino Matteo

Sounds like: Rootsy bluesy goodness
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Western Standard Ska Time Orchestra

Sounds like: Reggae and ska. Skagae?
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Judy Collins

Sounds like: Folk and country rock. PS, she’s 76 and still rockin’.
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Ondatropica

Sounds like: Columbian cumbia
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Katia Moraes

Sounds like: A Brazilian sambaguru!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

562nd United States Air Force Band

Sounds like: These guys play everything. And they’re really in the Air Force!
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Mariachi Divas

Sounds like: A five-time Grammy nominated, all-female Mariachi band. If I had a nickel!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Beatles vs. Stones

Sounds like: C'mon.
Amenities: Food trucks

Blue Breeze Band

Sounds like: Motown! R&B! Soul! Funk! Jazz! Blues! Hooray music!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Which One's Pink

Sounds like: Pink Floyd tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Open Hands

Sounds like: An instrumental jazz band comprised of four ole’ pros
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Dam Funk

Sounds like: An 80's dance party, right now
Amenities: Much food truck. Many art.

Jungle Fire

Sounds like: Cumbia-meets-afrobeat
Amenities: Much food truck. Many art.

Spin Doctors

Sounds like: Two Princes!!!
Amenities: All the Grove's shopping and food

Cubanisimo!

Sounds like: Buttshaking Cubans
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

La Chiva Gantiva

Sounds like: Columbian Santana, with much less Rob Thomas
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats.

Stooges Brass Band

Sounds like: A New Orleans brass-style hip-hop and funk band.  Ohhhhh yeah.
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Mexico 68

Sounds like: A daytime Afrofunky Fela Kuti-ish show
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

65-92: The Rhythm Changes But the Struggle Remains

Sounds like: Charles Mingus meets Snoop Dogg
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

LA6

Sounds like: Straight ahead contemporary jazz
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Nina Diaz

Sounds like: Latin goodness!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Bad Haggis

Sounds like: A Celtic band with Scottish roots. Oh, and an electric guitar.
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

TV On The Radio/Boxed In

Sounds like: One of the most-lauded bands of the last decade
Amenities: Food for purchase and access to the Annenberg Museum

KC and the Sunshine Band

Sounds like: Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shaking your bootie
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Bruce Cockburn

Sounds like: Canadian folk rock
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Danny Dean and the Rockabilly Rebels

Sounds like: The dancing part of Pulp Fiction
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Tlen Huicani

Sounds like: La la la la la bamba!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Donald Harrison

Sounds like: A nice blend of smooth jazz and hip hop
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Los Master Plus and Puerto Candelaria

Sounds like: Baby-makin’ music
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Ticket to Ride

Sounds like: Beatles tribute!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

South Bay Country Band

Sounds like: All of Stagecoach Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnic

The Funkomatics

Sounds like: Disco, funk, and 80s tributes. Afros all around. 
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

All Time Low (Acoustic)

Sounds like: Blink 182 (Acoustic)
Amenities: All the Grove's shopping and food

JD McPherson

Sounds like: '70s motown-soul, updated
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Elwood Moon

Sounds like: Elvis Costello and Brian May hangin’ out on the patio
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Johnnyswim

Sounds like: The Civil Wars meets Hozier
Amenities: BYOPicnic, or buy from vendors

Vanessa Williams

Sounds like: Rick Fox’s tears
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

Sounds like: Rhythm and blues, Mali style
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats, free

Mare Ibrium

Sounds like: Kind of mysterious. Sounds druggy.
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Dwight Trible

Sounds like: Vocal improv, baby
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Feria Agostina Festival

Sounds like: Viva Nicaragua!
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Rocky Dawuni

Sounds like: Roots-rock-reggae
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

De La Soul/Quantic

Sounds like: One of the most-lauded bands of the last decade
Amenities: Food for purchase and access to the Annenberg Museum

Feria Agostina Festival

Sounds like: Day 2 of the Feria Agostina Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

The Vignatis

Sounds like: Gypsybilly! Think Rockabilly in the Star Wars cantina.
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Vaud & the Villains

Sounds like: A 19-piece New Orleans orchestra
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Sounds like: Swingy Latin blues
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Local

Sounds like: Afro-cuban jammz
Amenities: Food trucks

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Sounds like: Smooth jazz with a guitar virtuoso
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

The Modern Gentleman

Sounds like: Sooooo modern. Also: rockabilly.
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Scot Bruce

Sounds like: Elvis, allegedly
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Australia Rocks the Pier

Sounds like: Artists TBA, but I betcha they put another shrimp on the barbie
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Plena Libre

Sounds like: A Miami nightclub
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Alarma

Sounds like: Cumbia! Reggae! Ska! African! Middle Eastern! Flamenco!
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Sounds like: If The Decemberists had an Americana-y side-project. 
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats

French Horn Massiv

Sounds like: 400 horns playing songs you know. Damn.
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Monk'estra

Sounds like: Thelonious lives!
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

California Feetwarmers

Sounds like: A stroll through the French Quarter in the '20s
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

Gaby Moreno and Jorge Drexler

Sounds like: A Disney duet, but in Spanish
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

BMI Summer Nights w/ Hermanos Herrera

Sounds like: Latin goodness!
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Brightside

Sounds like: Indie dream-pop
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Dwight Yokaum/X

Sounds like: Two cow-punk outlaw legends
Amenities: Food for purchase and access to the Annenberg Museum

Yuna

Sounds like: Malaysian R&B
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Meshell Ndegeocello

Sounds like: A ten-time Grammy-nominated soul singer
Amenities: Oceanside views, BYOPicnic

1969

Sounds like: Something your parents would like
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Sounds like: A '60s rock and roll band, somehow still together
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Super Diamond

Sounds like: Neil Diamond tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Laith Al-Saadi feat. Jimmy Vivino

Sounds like: Jam band-style blues rock
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca

Sounds like: African soukous meets samba and Cuban salsa
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Sister Nancy

Sounds like: Jamaican dancehall
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Eyedentity

Sounds like: Acid-jazz and R&B
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Aurelio

Sounds like: Latin & Afro-Caribbean tunes
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats

Feed the Kitty

Sounds like: The band hired for a bachelorette party
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Ethio Cali

Sounds like: Ethiopian jazz
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

California Feetwarmers

Sounds like: A stroll through the French Quarter in the '20s
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Metalachi

Sounds like: A heavy metal Mariachi band
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

MELROSE POETRY BUREAU’S BROWN BAG POETRY

Sounds like: Daytime poetry slam
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Classical Remix

Sounds like: Sampled-and-looped classical music
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Bobby Bradford and Tete A tete

Sounds like: Jazz trumpeter extraordinaire
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Classical Remix

Sounds like: Sampled-and-looped classical music
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Cold War Kids

Sounds like: LA's most beloved indie-rock export
Amenities: Food for purchase and access to the Annenberg Museum

Best of Korea Town

Sounds like: The... best of Korea Town?
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

In Contempt

Sounds like: Motown & funk hits
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Jimmy LaFave

Sounds like: Folk and country rock
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

De Bois All Stars

Sounds like: Covers of Rhianna and Carly Ray Jepsen
Amenities: Food trucks

Lin Rountree Quartet

Sounds like: Jazzy, soulful grooves
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

DSB

Sounds like: A Journey tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Hollywood U2 & Queen Nation

Sounds like: U2 and Queen tribute bands
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Ariel Pink

Sounds like: The most psychedelic rocker out there today
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

The Urban Renewal Project

Sounds like: Jazz singing and rapping on top of a big brass band
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Yuval Ron Ensemble

Sounds like: Sacred Middle Eastern-style music
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats

King Chris

Sounds like: So royal
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

SideWynders

Sounds like: Rockabilly and Western swing. Yeehaw!
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

BMI Summer Nights

Sounds like: Latin goodness!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Whiskey Shivers

Sounds like: Bluegrass and toe-tappin’ folk
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Charles Owen Quintet

Sounds like: Horn-y jazz
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Rizwan-Muzzasam Qawwali

Sounds like: "Dance floor devotional music". Okay?
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Vieux Farka Toure

Sounds like: Blues and Malian folk
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Amber Foxx

Sounds like: Rockabilly!
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Sahba Motallebi

Sounds like: Evening becoming extremely eclectic
Amenities: BYOPicnic, blankets, chairs

Life

Sounds like: Catchy indie
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Gonzalo Bergara

Sounds like: 1930s Gypsy jazz
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Poncho Sanchez

Sounds like: Latin Jazz conga master
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Jefferson Starship

Sounds like: Your dad's record collection, dude
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Clive Farrington

Sounds like: '80s covers
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Novalima

Sounds like: Afro-Peruvian electronica
Amenities: Food cart, café, seats

The Waifs

Sounds like: Shawn Culvin meets The Devil Makes Three
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Incendio

Sounds like: World guitar virtuosos
Amenities: Y’all like food? I know y’all like food.

LA Opera

Sounds like: Metalcore. Kidding, it’s opera!
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Sweet Baby Jai

Sounds like: Distinctive jazz vocals
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Karla Bonoff

Sounds like: Soft folk rock
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Almalafa

Sounds like: Psychodelic ska
Amenities: BYOPicnic or buy from vendors

Brady Harris Band

Sounds like: Indie Americana pop
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Night Train Music Club

Sounds like: '70s rock!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Mr. Speed

Sounds like: Kiss tribute band
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Doug MacLeod

Sounds like: A simple ol’ blues man
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

The Wiseguys Big Band Machine

Sounds like: A very small band. April fools, it’s big band!
Amenities: BYOPicnic
KCRW/Brenda Janairo

Rebirth Brass Band

Sounds like: Bourbon St. Like, exactly.
Amenities: BYOPicnic/beach blanket

Angelou

Sounds like: Folk rock!
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Kenny Burrell

Sounds like: A jazz legend
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Leftover Cuties

Sounds like: Like a New Orleans parade, but with a lot more ukulele
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Chico’s Bail Bonds Blues Band

Sounds like: Da blues, baby
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

West Swell

Sounds like: Dub reggae, mon
Amenities: BYOPicnic, oceanside

Nobresil

Sounds like: Brazilian jazz!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Hard Days Night

Sounds like: The Beatles, hopefully
Amenities: BYOPicnic

El Vez

Sounds like: Latin rock n’ roll
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Tom Rizzo Quintet

Sounds like: Jazzy guitar
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

The Koles

Sounds like: The Dixie Chicks, except one of them is a guy
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

B-Side Players

Sounds like: Funk! Rock! Jazz! Hip hop!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Quetzal

Sounds like: Chicano rock. In two languages!
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Louie Cruz Beltran

Sounds like: Latin jazz, duh
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

La Resistencia

Sounds like: Hardcore Latin punk ska. CD release!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Greg Porree Group

Sounds like: Guitarist for everyone from Sonny & Cher to Michael Jackson
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks

Sinverguenza

Sounds like: A Latin jazz band with a Bey-style singer
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Wendy Waldman

Sounds like: Singer-songwriter, still rockin’ in her 60s
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Rocky Dawuni

Sounds like: African reggae that makes it impossible to frown
Amenities: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs

Los Lobos

Sounds like: RANGOOOOOOO!
Amenities: BYOPicnic

Angel City Jazz Festival

Sounds like: A jazzy time
Amenities: Cash bar and food from Ray & Starks