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!)

Flickr/Burns! (Edited)

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
Flickr/la-underground (Edited)

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.
Flickr/Chris Goldberg (Edited)

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
Flickr/Redfishingboat (Mick O) (Edited)

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
FLICKR/VMIRAMONTES (EDITED)

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
FLICKR/PAUL NARVAEZ (EDITED)

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