Summertime means many things in LA – sunshine, trips to the beach, picnic baskets — but best of all LOTS of free music! And not just free music, but live performances in really unique and interesting places that make exploring the city a lot more fun.
KCRW is continuing our successful Summer Nights series this year with a slew of all ages, outdoor shows that are free and open to the public in Pasadena, Downtown LA, Westwood and beyond.
The series kicks off on Saturday, June 11 at One Colorado in Old Pasadena with an evening set from Diego Garcia, the former frontman for acclaimed garage rockers Elefant. Inspired by the love of his life, Diego launched his solo career with a lush record that pays tribute to the great Latin romantics. Seattle’s Motopony – whose music runs the gamut from quiet and plaintive to loud and raucous — travels down the West Coast for a special appearance at One Colorado on June 25. Both shows both start at 7:30pm in the heart of historic Pasadena
KCRW will also present a pair of concerts at California Plaza in Downtown LA as part of the Grand Performances series — with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 on July 15 and DJ Joaquin “Joe” Claussell — who will recreate classic Latin recordings with his 6-piece band — on July 22.
We also return to the Hammer Museum to partner on their all ages concert series Also I Like to Rock during Thursdays in July. Stay tuned for talent announcements coming shortly!
All KCRW “Summer Nights” events are free, all ages, and open to the public with no RSVP required.