Mark Your Calendars: KCRW Heads to Chinatown Saturdays in August

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Get ready for KCRW to take over another part of town with free music and more as part of our Summer Nights series. DJ Anthony Valadez is one of many DJs that will be a part of the festivities:

“Chinatown has a great youthful energy with venues such as The Far Bar and The Grandstar, that have hosted some amazing nights.  Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to play alongside Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys) and the legendary Kool Herc!

Friends of mine from The Soul Sessions and The Floc Shop ( a cool hip boutique in Chinatown) are largely responsible for bringing a lot of great talent and festivals to the popular square where, by day, elders practice Tai Chi, tourists flock and snap pics. At night, Chinatown becomes a hip collage of faces and various energies.

DJ Raul Campos kicks things of on Saturday August 7 and I’ll be spinning on Saturday, August 14. See you there!”

Anthony Valadez

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Every Saturday this August, KCRW and Community Arts Resources present Chinatown Summer Nights. Part food event, party summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights features site-specific public art and workshops; regional culinary demonstrations; large-scale, outdoor video projections; access to local stores and restaurants; a sampling of LA’s food trucks; and a KCRW DJ rockin’ the dancefloor – all in the heart of one of LA’s most unique neighborhoods.

Admission is FREE and open to all ages. Visit for more details.

KCRW DJ Raul Campos
Saturday, August 7, 8PM-11PM

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
Saturday, August 14, 8PM-11PM

KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole
Saturday, August 21, 8PM-11PM

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Saturday, August 28, 8PM-11PM

Location: Chinatown – From College to Bernard, between Broadway and Yale. KCRW DJs will be spinning on Central Plaza (located just off Broadway at Gin Ling Way).

Parking & Transportation: Several public parking lots are located in the area; valet parking service will also be available.  The local Metro stop is the Chinatown Gold Line Station (at Spring & College); several bus lines serve the area as well.  There will also be complimentary bike valet service, sponsored by the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition.