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This page lists concerts for Los Angeles County by city name. To find information for a particular city, click on the appropriate section of the alphabet below for the city you are looking for, or continue scrolling down the page. Please remember that although every attempt is made to bring you the most current concert information, all schedules are subject to change. It is recommended that you confirm any performance you wish to attend. Concerts are listed by all cities together, or separately for Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire. For a list of concerts in cities for one county only, click the appropriate link in the column on the left. Enjoy the summer!
LONG BEACH COMIC CON 10
This page features picture from the 10th annual Long Beach Comic Con which took place September 8 and 9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The event celebrates the world of comics and includes a little bit of everything to do with the world of comics: industry panels, exhibitors, artists, vendors, and of course, comics-related costumes galore.
September 16 - Latino Heritage Festival. The City of Alhambra Latino Heritage Festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 100 S. Second Street. There will be musical entertainment, dance performances, crafts and a pinata for children, games, food vendors and more. Information: (626) 570-3242 or www.cityofalhambra.org.
September 30 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. Pianist Grace Chung. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at the Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Avenue. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For more information send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the phone number listed. Information: (626) 230-5435.
Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena Concerts in the Park. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. on Saturdays at the Farnsworth Park Amphitheater, 568 E. Mt. Curve Avenue. Information: (626) 798-6335 or www.altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.
There are no listings for Arcadia at this time. Please check back again later.
There is no information for Artesia at this time. Please check back later.
Azusa Pacific University Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the Azusa Pacific University campus. See individual events for location and performance times. The campus is located at 901 E. Alosta Avenue. Information: (626) 812-3058 or www.apu.edu/music.
Baldwin Park Downtown Street Market. The Street Market will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. on Maine Avenue between Ramona Boulevard and Palm Avenue. Concerts on Stage One take place from 7 - 9 p.m. and on Stage Two from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a beer garden, food vendors, and a kids' fun zone. Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.
There is no information for Bellflower at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Burbank at this time. Please check back later.
September 7 - Stub Hub Center Summer Concert Series. Concerts will be on the first Friday of the month through September. The event includes food trucks, craft beers and live music. Tonight is a tribute to the 90s. Doors open at 5 p.m. with free parking and entry. The Stub Hub Center is located 18400 Avalon Boulevard on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus; southeast entrance. Information: www.stubhubcenter.com.
Cerritos Library Performances. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. in the Skyline Room of the Cerritos Public Library, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. Information: (562) 916-1342 or www.cerritos.us, go to "Library."
The Homestead Museum "Ticket to the Twenties" festival will take place in October.
Claremont Friday Nights Live - The Friday night concert series takes place through October at locations in Claremont Village. Regular performances are from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Public Plaza (PP), 101 North Indian Hill Boulevard, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce (CC), 205 Yale Avenue (at Second Street), Shelton Park (Bonita/Harvard), and the City Hall/Council Chambers (CH, Harvard/2nd Street). Seating for most performances is not provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Information: (909) 624-1681, www.claremontchamber.org or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Claremont Monday Night Concert Series - Concerts are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Performances at the Claremont Colleges - The following performances are presented by Pomona College and Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges (unless otherwise noted). Performance locations are listed with the concerts and are in Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia at 10th Street, Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street, Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street, or Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: Pomona College - (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; Scripps College - (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.
Friday Noon Concert Series - The Friday Noon Concert Series is sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges. Performances take place at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue. Information: (909) 607-3266, www.pomona.edu/music-calendar, www.scrippscollege.edu, go to Music Department, or www.collegescalendar.org
Covina Farmers Market. The market takes place on Fridays from 5 - 9 p.m. at Heritage Plaza, Citrus Street/San Bernardino. Information: www.covinafarmersmarket.com
There is no information for CulverCity at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for Diamond Bar at this time. Please check back later.
September 15 - Downey International Food and Music Festival. The Downey International Food Festival will take place from 4 - 11 p.m. on Downey Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets. Admission and entertainment are free; fee for food tastings. The event will feature ongoing entertainment by a wide variety of bands, folklorico dancers/local dance groups, a family fun zone, craft beer and wine garden, and more. See website for entertainment line-up. Information: (562) 904-7238, www.downeyca.org or www.facebook.com/discoverdowney.
September 25 - Community Folk Music Jam. At this folk music jam, the participants sit in a circle formation with their acoustic instruments. Facilitators ensure a continuum of activity throughout the jam; guests and other non-musician visitors may sit outside the circle as space permits. The folk music jam will take place from 6 - 8:45 p.m. at the BJR Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive. Information: (562) 904-7223, www.downeyca.org or http://www.folkjam.org.
September 22 - Route 66 Parade The Route 66 parade will begin at 10 a.m. along Huntington Drive between Cotter and Mt. Olive in Duarte and will feature antique and classic cars, marching bands, and more. This year's theme is "Livin' the Good Life," and the parade Grand Marshal will be retired LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich. Following the parade there will be a celebration at Royal Oaks Park, 2627 Royal Oaks Drive, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be food and display booths, live music by Boombox Heroes (80s/90s/Top 40 Funk), local groups and the parade awards ceremony. Information: (626) 357-7931 or www.accessduarte.com.
September 9 - soundShoppe. soundShoppe is a free monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the event takes place from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Boulevard. Tables and chairs are provided; participants are asked to bring their own audio cables, power cords, multiple boxes and amplification. See additional details and register using the link on the SASSAS website. Information: www.sassas.org, www.cfaer.org.
September 15 - LA County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places Rosalie Elena Rodriguez (Latin). The concert will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. at the El Monte Library, 3224 Tyler Avenue. Phone number included is library phone. Information: (626) 444-9056 or www.lacountyarts.org.
September 15 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Velvet Frogs Barbershop Quartet. The performance will take place at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. Information: (310) 524-2728 or www.elsegundo.org, go to city calendar.
September 5 and 19 - "Music at Noon" Concerts. The free half-hour concerts on the first and third Wednesdays of each month take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Avenue. This month's concerts will be: September 5 - Ergo Musica performs works by Quantz, Graupner and Ariosti, with the premiere of a work for viola d'amore by Los Angeles composer Maria Newman, and September 19 - Calico Winds. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.fbcglendale.net or www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.
September 15 - Open Arts And Music Fest. The 3rd Annual Open Arts and Music Festival will take place from 2 - 10 p.m. on Brand Boulevard in downtown Glendale (vicinity of 216 North Brand Boulevard). The event will include music performances by The Altons, La Chamba, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Thumpasaurus, Jesse Jo Stark and the Allah-Las. There also will be art workshops and demonstrations, activities for children and more. Information: www.openartsmusic.com, www.facebook.com/openartsmusic or www.glendalearts.org.
Brand Library Plaza Concert Series. Brand Library Plaza Concert Series performances will take place at 7 p.m. on the Brand Library & Art Center Plaza. The Brand Library and Art Center is located at 1601 W. Mountain Street. Seating is limited to 75 - 90 people on a first-com basis; visitors are welcome to bring blankets or chairs and sit on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Performances are 60 - 90 minutes without intermission. Information: (818) 937-7888, (818) 548-2051 or www.brandlibrary.org.
Music on the Green at Americana at Brand. Music on the Green concerts, presented by Capital One, will take place Fridays and Saturdays from 6 - 9 p.m. and Sundays from 5 - 8 p.m. in the park area at Americana at Brand, Brand/Harvard. The concerts will include a variety of Jazz, R&B, Americana and Blues artists. Information: (818) 637-8982 or www.americanaatbrand.com.
There is no information for Glendora at this time. Please check back a little later.
There is no information for Hawaiian Gardens at this time. Please check back a little later.
September 1, 2 and 3 - Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. - Arts and crafts, three stages of live music, and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue main stage is at Pier Plaza/Strand, and the Beer Garden Stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. This year there also will be a stage in the Java Man Coffee House vicinity, 157 Pier Avenue. See website for full schedule and parking/shuttle details. Information: (310) 376-0951, www.fiestahermosa.net or www.hbchamber.net.
JAM Sessions at the Ford Theaters. JAM Sessions are free participatory events centered around music and movement. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. All ages/skill levels are welcome. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Programs (listed below) take place at 7 p.m. at the Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East. Information: (323) 461-3673 or www.fordtheatres.org.
There is no information for Huntington Park at this time. Please check back later.
September 15 - Inglewood Hispanic Heritage Festival. The City of Inglewood will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent Street. The festival will include live entertainment by the Susie Hansen Latin Band from 2:30 - 3:45 and others, Aztec and Ballet Folklorico dancers, interactive and carnival style games, face painting, a classic car show, vendor booths, and Mexican food for sale. See website (city calendar) for full entertainment schedule. Information: (310) 412-8750 or www.cityofinglewood.org.
There is no information for Irwindale at this time. Please check back later.
La Canada Flintridge 2018 Summer Music in the Park. Concerts take place on Sunday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. in Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Boulevard. Information: (818) 790-8880 or www.lcf.ca.gov.
September 15 - La Habra Heights Avocado Festival. The Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in La Habra Heights, home of the Haas Avocado, at The Park, 1885 Hacienda Road. The festival will include musical entertainment, a gardening expo, art gallery, health and safety displays, food trucks, a guacamole contest and activities for children. Information: www.facebook.com/lhhavofest or www.lhhia.org.
Noon Concerts at Biola University. This long-standing, mid-day concert series tradition presents guest artists and university faculty and students. It brings to the campus and the community a special opportunity to hear outstanding performances from a variety of artists. All performances are from 12:30 - 1 p.m. in Crowell Hall on the Biola University Campus. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892 www.biola.edu/fine-arts or www.biola.edu, go to Conservatory of Music.
Every Friday - La Puente Live. La Puente Live is an open-air market in downtown La Puente on Main Street. The event will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. every Friday and will include produce sales and live entertainment. Entertainment will be: August 31 - Sedillo Band, September 7 - Rebellion de Guerrero, September 14 - Yankee Azteca, September 21 - Suave, and September 28 - Six Hot Live. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.
September 15 - LA County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places Double Batch Daddy (Folk/World/Pop/Jazz). The concert will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. at the La Verne Library, 3640 D Street. Information: (909) 596-1934 or www.lacountyarts.org.
There is no information for Lakewood at this time. Please check back later.
September 15 - Lawndale Blues Festival. The Lawndale Blues Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Jane Addams Park, 15114 Firmona Avenue. Performances will be: Brooks Project featuring Gregg Wright at 11 a.m., Awesome Blue at 12:15 p.m., Lawndale Blues Boys at 1:30 p.m., Electric Caravan at 2:45 p.m. and Moondogg at 4 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, and bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. No umbrellas/canopies once performances begin. Information: (310) 973-3270 or www.lawndalecity.org.
September 7 - Long Beach Community Concert Series. Knyght Ryder (Rock). The final concert in the summer series of community concerts will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way. Information: (562) 570-6300, (562) 570-3100, www.lbparks.org or www.100daysofsummer.org.
September 8 - Summer and Music Concerts. Summer and Music concludes the summer with Buskerfest. Local and regional bands will perform on four stages set up on flatbed trucks with minimal plugged-in equipment and will be busking for your wooden nickels. Cheer for your favorite acts and dance in the streets from 5 - 11 p.m. in the East Village Arts District, 1st and Linden Avenue. There also will be a free bike valet. Bands appearing will include The Blasters, Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Psychic Temple, Trulio Disgracias, Nectarines, Leann Skada, Janie, Slice, Delta Nove, Brother Pines, Steppe Bison and Chief White Lightning. Information: www.summerandmusic.com
September 20 - Live After Five. Live After Five is a series including live music, strolling entertainers, a free trolley and more. The event is part of the monthly series at The Loop (Ocean/Pine). See website for full entertainment line-up and additional information. This month's event will feature an evening of music programming by Music Tastes Good. Information: www.liveafterfive.org or www.theloopdtlb.com.
September 22 - 2nd Annual Fiesta in the Park. The Fiesta in the Park will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st Street. There will be a variety of activities and vendors, food trucks, community resource booths and entertainment including the Susie Hansen Latin Band, CSULB Grupo Folklorico Mexica, Mariachi Alma y Corazon, Sitara Son and Son Cache. Information: (562) 570-7777, www.longbeach.gov/district7 or www.longbeach.gov/district7/news/2nd-annual-fiesta-in-the-park.
Seaside Summer Concert Series at Shoreline Village. Performances take place in the Off Boarwalk Stage at Shoreline Village, 429 Shoreline Village Drive. Performances are Fridays from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), plus Sunday afternoon concerts from 2 - 5 p.m. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.
Long Beach Towne Center Concerts. Performances at the Long Beach Towne Center take place in the Promenade area on Saturday nights from 6 - 8 p.m. The Long Beach Towne Center is located at 7575 Carson Boulevard. Information: www.longbeachtownecenter.net.
Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: The Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m.; music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food/drinks are available for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 x0, or www.aquariumofthepacific.org.
August 31, September 1 and 2 - West Adams Jazz and Music Festival. The festival, which started 16 years ago as a culturally diverse gathering of neighbors with picnic baskets is now a major event which last year drew over 5000 attendees. The festival takes place each evening from 6 p.m. - midnight at Adams Boulevard/7th Avenue and includes a wide variety of performances. See full line-up on Facebook page. Information: www.facebook.com/avenuesjazzmusicfestival.
August 31/September 7 - Dance Downtown/DJ Nights. Put on your dancing shoes and dance under the stars from 7 - 11 p.m. in Grand Park for Dance Downtown. This month's dances will be 90s Night on September 7. Beginning dance lessons at 7 p.m. and throughout the evening; dancing to live music or DJs (not specified which night will be live music or DJs) from 7:30 - 11 p.m. Dance floor is provided with space available on a first come, first served basis. Also on August 31 - DJ Nights with DJs spinning music in Grand Park from 9 p.m. - midnight; DJ Nosaj Thing on August 31. Information: (213) 972-3660, (213) 972-7211, www.musiccenter.org or www.grandparkla.org.
September 7 - Music at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. The Summer of Salsa series continues with Las Chikas (Salsa). LA Plaza de Cultura u Artes is located at 501 North Main Street. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert will start at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Information: (888) 488-8083 or www.lapca.org.
September 9 - LA Opera Newcomer Open House. The open house will allow the public to explore all that the LA Opera has to offer. There will be a recital of opera favorites by members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, a peek behind the curtain to see how opera is made, and a variety of activities. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The event is free but requires a reservation using the link on the LA Opera website (or by phone to the phone number listed). Information: (213) 972-8001 or www.laopera.org.
September 12 - City Beats. The lunchtime concerts curated by Anthony Valadez will take place every second Wednesday of the month through October from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Gas Company Tower, 555 W. 5th Street. DJ set with Anthony Valadez at 11:30 a.m., followed by a performance by up-and-coming musicians. Today: Jason Joseph (JJ, SuperSoul). Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.
September 15 and 16 - Mexican Independence Day Festival on Olvera Street. The Fiestas Patrias/Mexican Independence Day Celebration will take place from noon - 8 p.m. both days in the vicinity of the Plaza Kiosko at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street, across from Union Station). There will be ongoing entertainment (music and dance), arts and crafts displays, activities for children, food vendors and more. Information: www.elpueblo.lacity.org or www.facebook.com/elpueblola
September 16 - Programs at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Family Days: Mexican Independence Day celebration. The program of entertainment and a variety of activities will take place from noon - 4 p.m. at LA Plaza de Cultura u Artes, 501 North Main Street. Information: (213) 542-6200 or www.lapca.org.
September 20 - Gibson Dunn Rush Hour Series at The Colburn School The Gibson Dunn Rush Hour series features the brightest stars of the future from the Conservatory of Music and Academy, including virtuoso soloists and various chamber music ensembles. This month's performance will be "Showstopping Solos." The performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be followed by a post-concert reception. Reservations are required. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/performances/season-overview/rush-hour or www.colburnschool.edu, go to events.
September 21 - Latin American Heritage Celebration. The Latin American Heritage Celebration will take placer from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in the Hill Street courtyard of Angelus Plaza, 255 South Hill Street. There will be a performance by the Susie Hansen Latin Band, salsa dance instruction, art, food vendors and Spanish language table. Information: (213) 623-4352 or www.angelusplaza.org.
September 21, 25 and 29 - Programs at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. On September 21 from 6 - 9 p.m., a screening of "Variedades on Olvera Street," a look at Los Angeles' Olvera Street, will include a live music performance by La Victoria. On September 25, The International Day of the Bracero celebration from 7 - 9 p.m. Join ex-braceros, their families and supporters in an evening of remembrance, celebration, music and refreshments. On September 29 from 6 - 10 p.m., a screening of "Born in East LA," based on Cheech Marin's song of the same name. The event will include music by Voodoo Sindicate featuring Rudy Moreno. Film starts at dusk. LA Plaza de Cultura u Artes is located at 501 North Main Street. Information: (213) 542-6200, www.lapca.org or www.facebook.com/laplazala.
September 26 - Acoustic Caffeine. Acoustic Caffeine concerts take place every 4th Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 p.m. (March - October) in the Bank of America plaza, 333 S. Hope Street. The concerts will feature musicians from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). Complimentary coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.
September 30 - Celebrate LA. The LA Phil will kick off its centennial celebration with a massive eight-mile street party connecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Hollywood Bowl. The epic festival, in conjunction with CicLAvia, will include eight miles of LA roads closed to cars and open to biking, walking, skating, etc. There will be six hub areas (Walt Disney Concert Hall, Levitt Pavilion LA, Koreatown, Melrose, Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl) with performance stages, art installations, food trucks, family-friendly activities and more. See websites listed for additional route and performance/activity information. Information: www.laphil.com/celebratela or www.ciclavia.org.
Most Wednesdays - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral. Free half-hour organ recitals at 12:45 p.m. on most Wednesdays. (See date calendars to confirm concerts or call venue.) Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple. Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org
Every Thursday - Noontime Organ Recital at FCCLA. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth at 6th, offers weekly half-hour organ concerts on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public. Information: (213) 385-1345 or http://www.fccla.org.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles - The Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park returns for the summer with concerts Thursday through Sunday nights. On Thursday through Saturday concerts begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday concerts begin at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park is located in the northwest corner of the park near the intersection of West 6th Street and S. Park View Street (just west of downtown Los Angeles). Information: (213) 201-6111 or www.levittla.org.
USC Thornton School of Music Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the USC campus (see individual performances). All concerts are free and open to the public (exceptions are noted). Parking on campus is $12. Information: (213) 740-2584, www.music.usc.edu or www.usc.edu/music.
Performances at The Colburn School - Performances are open to the public and are free of charge. See individual event information for time and location. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.
September 9 - Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Festival The celebration of the Ethiopian New Year will take place from noon - 8 p.m. on Fairfax Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Whitworth Drive. There will be cultural performances, art and crafts, and Ethiopian cuisine for sale. Information: (310) 877-3530, (323) 360-4431, or www.littleethio.com.
September 22 - TARFEST 2018. TARFEST, a music and art festival, will take place from 1 - 7:30 p.m. at La Brea Tar Pits Park, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard. The event will include live music by Wild, Caught a Ghost, Smoke Season, Jane Holiday and Freedom Fry, live painting demonstrations, a variety of family-friendly/crafts activities, a beer garden and bar, and food trucks. Information: www.tarfest.com or www.launchla.org.
September 23 - Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra. Members of the 30-person ensemble perform music on recorders ranging from a 9-inch Sopranino to an 8-foot plus SubContraBass. The "Here and There" program will include music of our time from around the world and explore how the rules have changed from music of earlier times. The program will take place at 4 p.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Boulevard. The same concert will be performed in Fullerton on September 16. Information: (562) 773-2265 or www.larohome.org; also www.stbedesla.org.
Jazz at LACMA - Jazz at LACMA concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. in the BP Grand Entrance of the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.
August 31 - Sara Gazarek September 7 - LA Jazz Treasure Award - Barbara Morrison September 14 - Theo Croker September 21 - Trane Stories - A Salute to John Coltrane September 28 - Janis Mann
August 31 - Sara Gazarek
September 7 - LA Jazz Treasure Award - Barbara Morrison
September 14 - Theo Croker
September 21 - Trane Stories - A Salute to John Coltrane
September 28 - Janis Mann
Latin Sounds Concert Series at LACMA. The Latin Sounds series presents performances of a variety of styles of Latin music. The outdoor concerts are from 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturdays in the Hancock Park area of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics. Information: (323) 857-6000, (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.
"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Visit the Sundays Live website to find other ways of listening to the concerts, including LACMA's streaming audio of the performances. Information: (323) 857-6234, www.sundayslive.org or www.lacma.org.
Los Angeles Farmers Market Summer Concerts - Friday night Summer Music concerts take place from 7 - 9 p.m. on the West Patio of the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd at Fairfax. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.
September 16 - East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade and Celebration. The East LA Mexican Independence Day parade is the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country. The parade will take place starting at 10 a.m. on Cesar Chavez Boulevard from Mednik to Gage Avenue. The festival following the parade will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Mednik between Cesar Chavez Boulevard and 1st Street. The festival will include performances throughout the day, arts and crafts, merchandise and food vendors and more. Information: (323) 587-6177, www.cmcplosangeles.org or www.facebook.com/CMCPLA.
September 29 and 30 - Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo's 5th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival. The Festival will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street. Saturday bands will be: the Bravo High School Latin Jazz Band, Bull Dogs, Cold Duck, Robert Incelli Salsa Orchestra, Quetzal, Mongorama, Boogaloo Assassins and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Sunday bands will be the HOLA Youth Ensemble, Claudia Gonzalea as CAVA, Katia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts, Susie Hansen Latin Band, Dayren Santamaria/Made in Cuba, Selenamos and La Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz. Information: (323) 550-1538 or www.gilcedillo.com.
September 29 and 30 - Simon Rodia Day of the Drum Festival and Watts Towers Jazz Festival The Day of the Drum festival will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and The Watts Towers Jazz Festival will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Watts Towers Jazz Festival features performances from both established and emerging artists from the area. Both events will take place at the Watts Towers Arts Center, 1727 E. 107th Street in Watts, and there will be children's activites, tours of the towers, a drum circle, and art exhibits and vendors, and food available for purchase. See the full performance line-up on the Festival website closer to the date of the event. There is easy access to the facility from the Metro Blue Line. Information: (213) 847-4646 or www.wattstowers.org.
September 2 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. The Portal. Performer Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs will assemble a mothers' choir musing on the complicated tropes and tripouts of the meaning of mother. The program will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.
September 7 - Annenberg After Hours. Last chance for the public to see the exhibit "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library!" The event will include live music, a documentary screening with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Library of Congress and 440 thought-provoking images that span the history of our nation and the art of photography itself. Annenberg After Hours will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10 in Century City. An RSVP is required, but since entry is granted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached, an RSVP does not guarantee entry. Prompt arrival is encouraged. Information: (213) 403-3000, www.annenbergphotospace.org or www.eventbrite.com/e/annenberg-after-hours-tickets-48890561987.
September 12 - UCLA Fowler Museum Programs. Mindtravel: Live-to-headphones "silent" piano sunset concert. Experience a meditative improvisational concert on the Fowler Terrace as the sun sets overlooking UCLA's north campus. Composer and pianist Murray Hidary's real-time piano compositions will be beamed directly to your MindTravel headphones (provided), allowing you to kick back and take in the surroundings. The program will take place from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., and an RSVP is required (use links on the event page on the Fowler website). Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.
September 15 - "Off the 405" at the Getty Center. "Off the 405" programs include performances by emerging bands and DJs, open galleries and a cash bar. This month's program will be: Vagabon (Indie Pop). The event will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the museum courtyard. Parking is $15 or $10 after 5 p.m. Reservations are not required. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
Sunset Concerts at the Skirball - The summer concerts feature musical traditions from the U.S. and around the globe. Concerts take place at the Skirball Cultural Center (N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway) on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Doors open and dublab DJ sets at 6:30. Limited seating is available on a first-come basis, and no outside chairs are allowed. Parking is $10 per car (cash only), and galleries are open until 10 p.m., including free admission to the Jim Henson and Leonard Bernstein exhibits. No street parking in area neighborhoods. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org
Manhattan Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts are on Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Blvd./Redondo Ave. Concert flyer indicates all bands are subject to change. Information: (310) 802-5406, (310) 802-5000, www.citymb.info or http://www.citymb.info/concerts.
September 15 - Westchester Arts and Music Block Party. The Westchester Arts and Music Block Party will take place from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Emerson Avenue between W. 80th Street and W. 80th Place. There will be live music and dance performances, art display, food and merchandise vendors, activities for children, garden tours, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. Performances will include Jetpack (Surf), Spelles (Alt Rock), Ry Bradley (Country), The Deltaz (Rock/Blues), and Undecided Future (Pop/Funk). Information: (310) 641-8556 or www.wamblockparty.org.
Every Thursday - Beach Eats/Food Truck Thursdays with Live Music. Beach Eats is a weekly food truck gathering at the Marina Del Rey "Mother's" Beach. Events are from 5 - 9 p.m., and this year there will be live music from 6 - 8 p.m. Entertainment will be: August 30 - Unkle Monkey (Tropical/Beach), September 6 - Cali Conscious (Beach Reggae), September 13 - Upstream (Reggae/Caribbean), September 20 - Cali Conscious (Beach Reggae) and September 27 - Unkle Monkey (Tropical/Beach). Bring your own chair for seating. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.
Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 2 - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545, visitor information, or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.
Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays. Concerts are at 7 p.m. waterside at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way. No free parking in area, but ample paid parking in area lots. Symphonic Thursdays feature the Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony, with music director and conductor Frank Fetta. Information: (310) 305-9545, http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov or www.visitmarinadelrey.com".
There is no information for Monrovia at this time. Please check back again later.
September 15 - Montebello ArtFest. The Montebello ArtFest will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at Montebello City Park, 1401 W. Whittier Boulevard. There will be live music, art sales/exhibitions, workshops, giveaways, a car show, mural installations and more. Information: www.keepingtheculturealive.com/art-fest or www.facebook.com/artwalkmtb.
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There is no information for Norwalk at this time. Please check back later.
September 23 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Los Angeles Wind Octet performing works by Ibart, Mozart, Daniel Wood and Beethoven. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 376-2169 or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.
September 4 - Tuesday Musicale at the Pasadena Public Library. Tuesday Musicale monthly recitals include voice, piano solo, instrumental and chamber music performances. The performances will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library on Walnut. Information: (626) 398-0658 or www.tuesdaymusicale.org.
September 6 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12 - 12:45 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. This month's performance will feature "Rising Stars." There will be performances by Holly Campbell, soprano, Jared Cheng, cello, and Kraig Long, string bass. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - Concerts take place at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.
Pasadena Senior Center's Live Music at the Scott Pavilion. - Concerts take place on Monday nights from 6 - 7 in the air-conditioned Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly at Raymond. Seating for 250 with room for dancing. Information: (626) 795-4331 or www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
The Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is now The Pasadena Pavilion for the Performing Arts. No additional information is available at this time.
Pico Rivera Summer Street Fest. The Summer Street Fest takes place Friday nights in August from 5 - 10 p.m. (music starts at 5:30 p.m.) on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsey Avenue. There will be concerts, a marketplace, exhibitors, activities for children, a beer garden and food available for purchase. Information: (562) 801-4430 or www.pico-rivera.org.
There is no information for Playa Vista at this time. Please check back later.
Pomona Concert Band Summer Concerts. Concerts are held on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Avenue, at the G. Stan Selby Bandshell behind the Community Center Building. Parking and admission are free. See website for program information for individual concerts. Information: (909) 620-2321, www.pomonaconcertband.com or www.ci.pomona.ca.us.
September 15 - LA County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places Lisa Haley and the Zydecats (Zydeco). The concert will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Hacienda Heights Library, 16010 La Monde Street in Hacienda Heights. Phone number included is library phone. Information: (626) 968-9356 or www.lacountyarts.org.
September 8 - Redondo Pier Chalk Art Festival. The Chalk Art Festival will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on the Redondo Pier. There will be chalk artiss, music and prizes. Chalk available for first 150 to sign in. Information: www.riversideca.gov/museum.
Redondo Pier Summer Concerts Concerts are Thursdays and Saturdays at the Redondo Beach Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. All concerts are at the West End of the pier except for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays when they will be at the Octagon, where the pier meets the Boardwalk (below Kincaid's). Bring a beach chair or blanket. Information: www.redondopier.com or www.facebook.com/redondopier.
There is no information for Rosemead at this time. Please check back later.
There is no information for San Dimas at this time. Please check back later.
August 31, September 1 and 2 - San Gabriel Mission Fiesta. The San Gabriel Mission Fiesta will take place Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday from noon - midnight and Sunday from noon - midnight at the San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Drive. There will be large and small rides, food vendors and carnival games (fee); admission and entertainment are free. Friday night entertainment will include Mariachi Herradura de Plata at 6:15 p.m., Big Daddy T (Blues) at 7:30 p.m., and the Susie Hansen Latin Band (Latin Jazz) at 9 p.m. Saturday evening entertainment will include the San Gabriel Mission Marimba Ensemble at 6 p.m., The Storytellers/In Crowd at 7:30 p.m., and Mestizo LA (West Coast Salsa) at 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening entertainment will include Chico (Latin/Variety) at 7:30 p.m. and the ACE Band at 9 p.m. See website for full schedule. Information: (626) 457-3035, www.sangabrielmissionfiesta.org or www.sangabrielmission.org.
September 14 - Mexican Independence Day Concert. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Mission Playhouse with performances by Trio Ellas (Mariachi/Variety) and Nancy Sanchez (Latin Pop/Jazz). The program will take place at 6 p.m. outdoors at the Mission Playhouse, 320 South Mission Drive. Information: (626) 308-2865 or www.missionplayhouse.org.
There is no information for San Marino at this time. Please check back later.
August 31 - September 3 - LA Fleet Week. LA Fleet week is a free public event celebrating our U.S. armed forces at our nation's #1 port, the Port of Los Angeles. The event welcomes active military ships and personnel to the LA Waterfront and features ship tours, military equipmemt demonstrations, live music and entertainment, educational activities and more. Friday entertainment will include the Navy Band Southwest, Michaela Paige and Jo Kross; Saturday entertainment will include the Navy Band Southwest, The Wingtips, One Ten South, Steve Morris and The Beach Boys (all free tickets for this concert have been distributed), followed by a laser light show; Sunday entertainment will include Bay Side High Navy Band Southwest, Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute) and Rich Girl (Hall and Oates Tribute); Monday entertainment will include Brent Payne (Country), Fautlines featuring Ashley Morgan, a USO Show Troupe and the Navy Band Southwest. See website for full schedule of all events, entertainment, and activities. Information: www.lafleetweek.com.
September 21 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Los Angeles Wind Octet performing works by Ibart, Mozart, Daniel Wood and Beethoven. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. See website for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.palosverdes.com/sbcms or www.lahc.cc.ca.us.
September 22 and 23 - San Pedro Festival of the Arts. The San Pedro Festival of the Arts is a free festival dedicated to the arts, showcasing dance, music and crafts. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday at a new location for 2018: Berths 88 and 89 across from the Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Boulevard. There will be dance performances, musical entertainment and more. Featured musical performance will be on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. by The Urban Renewal Project (Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop). Information: (213) 385-1171 or http://triartsp.com.
There is no information for Santa Clarita at this time. Please check back later.
September 14 - Fiestas Patrias Celebration. The Fiestas Patrias celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain will take place from 6 - 11 p.m. at Town Center Plaza at the Santa Fe Springs Civic Center, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. The program will include mariachi music, folklorico dancers, game booths, and Mexican food available for purchase. There will be a special shuttle for the event from Los Nietos Park, and festivities will begin with the traditional "Grito." Information: (562) 692-0261 or www.santafesprings.org.
September 2 - Broad Fest. Broad Fest is a community festival which includes free music and dance performances, food trucks and activities for kids and adults alike. The event will take place from 2 - 7 p.m. at The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Parking is free. There will be performances by Jungle Fire (Afro-Caribbean), Element Band and Ara Dabandjian (Armenian), Adaawe (All-Female Percussion/Vocals + Drum Circle), the SMC Global Motion Dancers and others. See website for full entertainment line-up. Information: (310) 434-3200 or www.thebroadstage.org.
Santa Monica Public Library Performances - Programs take place in the MLK Jr. Auditorium of the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard (unless otherwise noted). See individual performance information for performance times. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org
Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.
Twilight on the Pier. Twilight on the Pier will take place from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks. The 2018 series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world. Each night of the series will be a pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations along the Pier promenade. Information: www.santamonicapier.org or www.santamonicapier.org/twilight.
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South El Monte Summer Concert Series - Concerts are from 6 - 9 p.m. in Mary Van Dyke Park, 1819 N. Central Avenue, or at Shively Middle School, 1431 Central. Information: (626) 579-2043 or www.cityofsouthelmonte.org
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September 7 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: First Fridays at First! Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, First Fridays at First!, will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and will feature organist Namhee Han. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
September 8 - Torrance Concerts in the Park. The City of Torrance will present a series of three concerts on July 14 and August 12 and September 8. Concerts will take place from 4 - 6 p.m., and Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard. Today's band: Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band (Jazz). Information: (310) 618-2376 or www.torranceca.gov/culturalservices.
September 21, 22 and 23 - Venice Afterburn. Venice Afterburrn is a Burning Man regional event celebrating arts and community with mutant vehicles, installations and music. The event will take place on September 21 and 22 from 2 - 10 p.m. and September 23 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in Windward Plaza in Venice Beach. Afterburn is entirely sponsor free and is open to all burners and non-burners, blending the burner art with the vibrant Venice Beach artist community. Information: www.veniceafterburn.com or www.venicechamber.net.
September 30 - Abbot Kinney Festival. The Abbot Kinney Festival includes arts and crafts for children, four stages of music (including a children's stage), food vendors/food trucks, beer gardens, artisan vendors and more. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Main Street. See website for complete entertainment and activity schedules. Information: (310) 310-0982 or www.abbotkinney.org.
September 29 - LA County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places Jessica Fichot (French Chanson/Jazz). The concert will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Walnut Library, 21155 La Puente Road. Phone number listed is library phone number. Information: (909) 595-0757 or www.lacountyarts.org.
There is no information for West Covina at this time. Please check back later.
West Hollywood "Summer Sounds" Concerts. Concerts are 5 p.m. June and July "Summer at Plummer" concerts will take place at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. August and September "Jazz at Kings Road" concerts will take place at Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Road. Information: (310) 848-6883 or www.weho.org/arts
September 30 - Whittier Regional Symphony. The Rio Hondo Symphony is now the Whittier Regional Symphony, Kimo Furumoto, conductor. The program for the first concert of the season will be Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 presented in its entirety. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the Vic Lopez Auditorium of Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia Street. Information: (562) 698-8626 or www.riohondosymphony.org.
There is no information for Woodland Hills at this time. Please check back later.
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