2012 Free Summer Concert Series

In Los Angeles, summer means free outdoor summer concerts are in full force, beckoning visitors to get outside and enjoy LA’s epic music scene. From blowout shows to Sunday afternoons in the park, the following free summer series in Los Angeles ought to keep you tapping your feet. So get out there, enjoy the weather and tune into the music.

Farm Fresh Summer Music Festival

Farm Fresh Summer Music at Farmers Market
When: Thursdays and Fridays through early September
Where: Farmers Market, West Patio
The Groove: It’s all about jazz and wholesome family fun at this annual summer music series. Combine great food from LA’s original farmers market with groups hailing from traditions such as Latin jazz, country swing, funk jazz and more.

Sunset Concerts Series at the Skirball Cultural Center

When: Thursdays, late July through late August
Where: Skirball Cultural Center
The Groove: Kick back and groove or get up and dance to a diverse lineup of leading musicians who represent the best in world music. In addition, get free access to the Skirball’s galleries, dine at Zeidler’s buffet before the concert, pick up grab-and-go light fare from Zeidler’s cart, or bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy during the concert.

Grand Performances Summer Festival

When: Mid-June through September
Where: California Plaza
The Groove: Grand Performances presents 40-plus free performing arts events — music, dance and theater — as multicultural as their audience, giving local talent a chance to shine and bringing global stars to this Downtown center of government, business and culture. Some performances take place at lunchtime, when hundreds of Angelenos put down their work and take a cultural break with a bit of fresh air.

Pershing Square Summer Concert Series

When: Mid-July through late August
Where: Pershing Square, Downtown LA
The Groove: In the high-rise heart of Downtown, Pershing Square brings neighbors, tourists and professionals together for local up-and-coming musicians on Wednesdays, Thursday night rock shows curated by Spaceland nightclub, movies on Fridays and more live music on Saturdays.

Live Music at Hollywood & Highland
When: June through late August on Tuesdays
Where: Babylon Courtyard at Hollywood & Highland Center
The Groove: Wine, jazz and moonlight… What more could you ask for? This summer series gives you a chance to hobnob with the coolest cats of jazz while sampling the gifts of Bacchus and helping to end world hunger, all at the same time. Although it is a free event, wine tasting donations benefit Project Angel Food.

Twilight Dance and Music at the Santa Monica Pier

When: Late July through early September on Thursdays
Where: Santa Monica Pier
The Groove: Hawaii, Jamaica, Britain, Argentina, Africa…these are just a handful of the exotic locations represented by the Twilight Dance and Music concert series this summer. So when you are finished taking in the city lights on the Pier’s famous Ferris wheel, check out the rock, pop, jazz, blues and plenty of dance music rocking the boardwalk. Due to limited parking, the Santa Monica Pier is offering a bike valet starting at 6:30 p.m. on concert nights.

Stay Close to the Music

Let us help you fill your tank and rock your summer with unforgettable Free music. Stay close to all the music and book our Gas Getaway Package. This package includes Overnight Accommodations (two night minimum), $50 Gas Card per stay, and Complimentary Parking. Summer vacation never sounded so sweet.

Blog Source: DiscoverLA

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