Its hard to believe we are in the middle of the magical summer season! We want to help you make the most of these warm summer days and cool summer nights with this guide to some free summer concerts, so you can rock out over the next couple of months. So grab your family and friends, your picnic dinner, some comfortable beach chairs and blankets and join us for some awesome tunes throughout Los Angeles!
Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series
Free concerts are held at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey on Thursdays and Saturdays (beginning July 12 and concluding on September 1) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Check the website for a schedule of performers. Seating is first-come, first-served. You can RSVP online.
WHEN: Thursday and Saturday evenings starting at 7:00 pm through September 1
WHERE: Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
PARKING: There is parking in Public Parking Lot # 4 (combined with Lot 2), at 13500 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey which is one block from Chace Park.
MORE INFO: beaches.lacounty.gov
Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Series
This annual summer music series, produced by Gary Mandell of Boulevard Music, is presented in Culver City’s City Hall Courtyard.
WHEN: Thursday evenings starting at 7:00 pm through August 16
WHERE: Culver City City Hall – 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City
PARKING: There is 2-hour free parking with concert validation in public lots nearby
Concert in the Park
The Concerts in the Park are a huge community favorite! Walk, bike or take the free Playa Vista Daily Shuttle to come out and enjoy an evening of live music and fun. Concerts in the park feature gourmet food trucks at every event!
WHEN: Sunday, July 22 and August 12 starting at 5:00 pm
WHERE: Central Park Bandshell
PARKING: Plenty of street parking
Summer Music Series
The Point hosts free live musical performances each Wednesday, beginning July 11th and concluding on August 29th. Concerts are from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and cover a range of musical genres including country, rock, and more.
WHEN: Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30 pm through August 29
WHERE: The Point – 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245
PARKING: Plenty of parking in surrounding lot
El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park
Library Park in El Segundo hosts four free concerts during the summer on June 17th, July 8th, July 22nd, and August 5th. Concerts begin at 4:00 pm. Local food trucks will also be on site.
WHEN: Sunday afternoons starting at 4:00 pm through August 5
WHERE: Library Park – 600 Block of Main St., El Segundo, CA
PARKING: Plenty of street parking
Summer Season at the Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic and other performers are scheduled throughout the summer at the historic Hollywood Bowl.
WHEN: June through September (lease concerts continue into October)
WHERE: 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood
COST: Varies, check Goldstar for discount tickets.
PARKING: Lots range from $20-$25 per car. Shuttles available as well (see site for details)
MORE INFO: hollywoodbowl.com
Twilight Dance and Music at the Santa Monica Pier
The Annual Thursday Twilight Music and Dance Series at Santa Monica Pier features some of LA’s favorite hometown and visiting bands.
WHEN: Fall 2018
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier – 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
PARKING: 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot for a fee, no parking on the Pier
MORE INFO: santamonicapier.org
2018 Summer of Music
Redondo Beach Pier is the site of free concerts every Thursday and Saturday night during the summer from July 5th through August 30th. Musical genres include jazz, rock, salsa, swing, country, blues, and Hawaiian. Concerts are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
WHEN: Thursday and Saturday evening starting at 6:00 pm through August 30
WHERE: Redondo Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
PARKING: Multi-level parking structure, $2 per hour
MORE INFO: redondopier.com
Concerts on Canon
Every Thursday evening, from June 7th through August 30th, families are invited to enjoy free live musical performances. A variety of musical genres will be performed including Big Band, Latin Salsa, Jazz, and more. There are two 45-minute performances each night — one at 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm and one from 7:15-8:00 pm. Seating is first-come, first served.
WHEN: Every Thursday evening starting at 6:00 pm through August 30
WHERE: Beverly Canon Gardens – 241 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA
PARKING: Lot located nearby, first 2-hours free, $3 every additional 30 min.
MORE INFO: lovebeverlyhills.com