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KCRW World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl!
Make sure to visit our street team table at the events to get your KCRW Passport stamped -- go to 3 shows & enter to win a Macbook Air! (click here for sweeps rules)
This summer, we are thrilled to be celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of KCRW’s Summer Nights ....and this year’s lineup promises to be even bigger and better than ever!
Beginning on June 7, KCRW comes out of the studios and into communities across L.A. with a series of outdoor shows featuring live band performances and DJ sets -- from Pasadena to the Pacific and beyond.
Part food event and part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights features live cooking demonstrations, hands-on Chinese cultural activities, the Downtown Flea Craft and Vintage market, live bands, food trucks, authentic Chinese restaurants, and KCRW DJs rockin' the dance floor – all in the heart of one of L.A.'s most unique neighborhoods. 5pm – midnight; KCRW DJ sets from 8p-12a.
For more info, visit http://chinatownsummernights.com
Chinatown's Central & West Plazas
943 N. Broadway
Los Angeles 90012
Parking + More Transportation Options
A number of public parking lots are located in the nearby area – for more detailed information, click here. The local Metro stop is the Chinatown Gold Line Station (at Spring & College), and Union Station is only a short walk away. Several bus lines serve the area as well, including DASH. For more info, visit chinatownla.com.
MADE IN L.A. MUSIC at the Hammer Museum
Celebrating Made in L.A. 2014, KCRW and the Hammer present Made in L.A. Music in the Hammer’s outdoor courtyard. Each Thursday evening is themed around a niche music scene that is “quintessentially L.A.” -- like Afro Funke and The Do-Over -- and paired with a KCRW DJ for 4 unforgettable nights of music, all Made in L.A. Enjoy live band performances, special guest DJs, late night museum hours, cash bars, a beer garden and more. 7:30pm.
Visit hammer.ucla.edu for more info.
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early and take advantage of $3 parking under the museum available after 6pm.
Twilight Concert Series at The Santa Monica Pier
Nothing is more iconically SoCal than Summer Nights at the beach with friends, classic and emerging live band performances, pier fun, and food & drink. KCRW DJs and on-air personalities host each show. Every Thursday, July 10 – September 11. 7pm.
For more information, visit twilightseries.org.
Santa Monica Pier
Limited parking is available in the 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no parking permitted on the Pier Parking Deck. Concertgoers are encouraged to take the Big Blue Bus or to utilize the free bike valet, stationed next to the beach bike path just south of the pier. Parking info is available at http://santamonicapier.org/visit For more information, click here http://santamonicapier.org/visit/
Insider Tip: The municipal lots at 4th St./Colorado Ave. helps you avoid traffic on the way out. Biking, skating, and moonwalking are highly encouraged.
Hailed "Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series" by Los Angeles Magazine, Grand Performances has presented high-quality music, spoken word, and dance in one of our city's most breathtaking outdoor venues - California Plaza in the heart of Downtown L.A. This summer, KCRW and its DJs team up with Grand Performance concerts on nine of this season's biggest shows! 8pm.
For more information, and a full listing of Grand Performance events this summer, visit grandperformances.org.
California Plaza at
350 S. Grand Ave.
Downtown Los Angeles
California Plaza parking garage address is 351 S. Olive Ave, Los Angeles (most easily accessed between 1st and 4th streets). Rates are $7.50 starting 1.5 hours before evening Grand Performances events (cash only).
Annenberg "Country in the City"
KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation join forces this summer for FREE all-ages outdoor concerts to accompany the exhibition “Country: Portraits of An American Sound.” Join us in the heart of Century City for live music, photography and more. FREE, but RSVP will be required.
Guests must check-in for credentials upon arrival to gain access to concerts.
Visit kcrw.com/country for more info & to sign up to be the first to receive updates.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Details coming soon!