KCRW Presents the 9th Season of Summer Nights

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KCRW presents the 9th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, featuring the best emerging artists and fan favorite KCRW DJs.

KCRW’s 2018 Summer Nights officially launch on June 2 with a live performance from proto-prog 3-piece Pinky Pinky, and a DJ set from KCRW’s Dan Wilcox. The concert takes place in the courtyard amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado Old Pasadena.

New to 2018 is the first-ever KCRW HQ Summer Nights series taking place at KCRW’s brand-new home on Santa Monica College’s state-of-the-art CMD Campus. Three nights of exceptional music, delicious drink and food, dancing, and a chance to check out KCRW’s new digs, will take place on three Saturdays – August 4, August 11, and August 18. Talent to be announced.

KCRW’s partnerships with organizations across SoCal continue with the second season of concerts at the California African American Museum and Metro Arts Presents at Union Station. KCRW will also continue longstanding partnerships with the Hammer Museum, Chinatown and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Get the full lineup details here and check out some of the dates below.

One Colorado

Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Pinky Pinky + KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.
shey baba + KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

California African American Museum

Saturday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

Metro Arts Presents at Union Station

Friday, July 27, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jason Bentley

Friday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Anne Litt + Dan Wilcox

Friday, August 10, 5:30 p.m.

KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Anthony Valadez


Saturday, June 30, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Liza Richardson + Garth Trinidad

Saturday, July 28, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Mathieu Schreyer + Anthony Valadez

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m.
KCRW DJs Raul Campos + Jason Bentley

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Thursday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

Hammer Museum

KCRW also continues its longstanding collaboration with the Hammer Museum featuring a diverse array of musicians in their idyllic courtyard, as well as late-night gallery hours, onThursday, July 12, July 19, and July 26. Talent to be announced shortly.