There’s nothing quite like the thrill of spending a summer evening outside listening to live music while enjoying a picnic. While the Hollywood Bowl is always a must-do, Los Angeles is bursting with free outdoor summer concerts that are perfect for a night out with the kids. Mark your calendars for the following free concert series in Los Angeles.
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Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Los Angeles
South Bay Summer Concerts
Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts
Thursdays, July 6th – August 31st
Summer Concerts in Manhattan Village are back. Happening in The Plaza every Thursday night from 6-8pm from Thursday, July 6th – Thursday, August 31st for a fun night out. Grab a bite to eat before the concert or dine al fresco with your favorite Manhattan Village restaurants in The Plaza.
Summer Schedule (all nights are acoustic full bands)
July 6 Olivia Rohde – SoCal Rock, Total Variety, Country, Pop, 80’s
July 13 Cedrice – “The Voice, Soul, R&B, Pop, Lounge, Vocalist
July 20 David Rosales – Surf Rock, Folk, Americana, Jack Johnson, Country
July 27 Jessica Louise – Top 40, Pop, R&B
August 3 Adam Lasher – “American Idol”, Soul, SoCal Rock, Blue
August 10 Sarah Rogo – Blues, Soul, Folk, Americana
August 17 Helena Holleran – Pop, SoCal Rock, Lounge, R&B
August 24 David Rosales – Surf Rock, Folk, Americana, Jack Johnson, Country
August 31 The Class – Pop, SoCal Rock, Soul, Funk, Dance
Outside food and beverages will not be permitted. Thank you for supporting Manhattan Village restaurants.
There will be 10 concerts. Concerts will be on Sundays, July 2 to September 3, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Polliwog Park Amphitheater.
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and lunches, then relax and enjoy the summer music at Polliwog Park. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Concerts in the Park are free and popular, so get there early to get a good spot on the lawn. Pets must be left at home when attending a concert. To reduce visibility concerns behind you, sit in low-backed seats. Please do not obstruct the aisles and be considerate of others.
There is no smoking allowed in the park. Keep an eye on your kids and keep them away from the stage and the apron. It is not authorized to climb the trees in the park. Place your rubbish in one of the park’s dumpsters. The park does not allow pets, barbecues, skateboards, scooters, or roller blades.
Unattended chairs, blankets, and other picnic goods are not the responsibility of the concert staff or security. Please don’t take anything that doesn’t belong to you (chairs, blankets, etc.).
July 2, 2023 – The Satin Dollz
July 9, 2023 – So Rad
July 23, 2023 – Radio Royalty
July 30, 2023 – Kenny Metcalf as Elton John
August 6, 2023 – Psychedelic Summer
August 13, 2023 – The Tom Nolan Band
August 20, 2023 – The Kings of 88
August 27, 2023 – My Generation
September 3, 2023 – The Blue Breeze Band
Redondo Beach Summer Concerts
Thursdays and Saturdays, July 1 – August 31, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Join the Redondo Beach Pier this summer for FREE concerts every Thursday and Saturday 6:00-8:00PM in July and August! Thank you to Redondo Beach local businesses and Miller’s Children Hospital for supporting these free community events.
Redondo Beach Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
El Segundo Summer Concerts
Sundays, June 18 – Aug. 6, 4 – 7 p.m.
The El Segundo Concerts in the Park starts at 4:00pm in Library Park with food trucks lining up at 4:00pm June 18th through August 6th. Bring an appetite and get ready to get your groove on! Kids crafts, games, and giveaways will be available in the Gazebo starting at 4:00pm. Concerts start at 4:30 pm.
June 18: Rad Moon Rising
June 25: The Emperors
July 9: Who’s Zeppelin
July 23: Upstream
August 6: Journey USA
Wednesdays, July – August., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Point welcomes you to the Sounds of Summer, a family friendly music series happening every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm, July through August. Every week features a new musician / band with tunes ranging from folk rock to reggae. Bring the whole family and invite some friends for the perfect summertime, mid-week fun!
Torrance Summer Concerts
Torrance Summer Nights begins June 4 and runs through September 3, 2023. Most events take place at the Wilson Park Amphitheatre.
June 4 Woodstock Retrospective: Andy & Renee & Hard Rain
June 17 Standard & Latin Jazz: Nina Lares Jazz Quartet
June 25 Big Band, Patriotic, & More: Palos Verdes Symphonic Band
July 2 Alternative Rock: Manuel the Band
July 9 DJs at Torrance Art Museum
July 15 Swingin’ New Orleans Jazz: Big Butter Jazz Band
August 12 Bob Dylan Tribute: Andy & Renee The Duo
Sept 3: Tom Petty Tribute Band: PettyTheft
Long Beach Summer Concerts
Select Sundays and holidays, May 29 – Sep. 5, 1 – 5 p.m.
Shoreline Village’s free summer concerts are a great way to celebrate the arrival of summer!
Starting Memorial Day weekend and through Labor Day weekend, there will be free live music on every Saturday and Sunday and Holidays. They’ve secured some of the greatest performers in the area. Come out for some excellent music and awe-inspiring vistas!
Please see the band list and set times below for more information:
27th Shy But Flyy (Funk/R & B)
27th 8tease (80’s cover band)
28th Rory Seldon with InnerSession (R & B)
29th Pop Vision (pop cover band)
3rd Tommy Peacock (pop/rock cover band)
4th Swinging Orangutans (Jazz)
10th Pheonix & Phyre (R & B)
10th So Rad (90’s cover band)
11th Swinging Orangutans (Jazz)
17th Intent (Reggae)
17th Crown City Bombers (Rockabilly)18th Crazy Tomes (Blues)
24th Sugar Lips (80’/90’s cover band)
24th Epic 18 (Ska)
25th Michael Haggins (Jazz)
1st Intent (Reggae)
1st Moving in Stereo (Cars tribute band)
2nd Catfish and the Hollywood Hound dogs (Blues) 4th tbd
8th the Rayford Brothers (Rockabilly)
9th Reaction Band (R & B)
15th JLB Band (Rock in Espanol)
16th Swinging Orangutans (Jazz)
23rd Michael Haggins (Jazz)
29th Acoustic Soul Expression (Funk/R & B)
29th Pop Vision (pop cover band)
30th Rory Seldon with InnerSession (R & B)
5th Sugar Lips (80’s/90’s cover band)
5th 8tease (80’s cover band)
6th Catfish and the Hollywood Hound dogs (Blues)
12th Michael Physic (Pop Rock)
12th Shy But Flyy (Funk/R &B)
13th The Broughams (Blues)
19th Zydeco Mudbuggs (Zydeco)
26th Phoenix & Phyre (R & B)
26th Moving in Stereo (Cars tribute band)
27th Elliott Caine (Jazz)
2nd So Rad (90’s cover band)
2nd JLB Band (Rock in Espanol)
3rd Reaction Band (R & B)
4th Crown City Bombers (Rockabilly)Concerts take place at the Boardwalk Theater (by the Funnel House).
Concerts are FREE and require NO TICKETS. Parking additional (rates posted as you enter) For discounted parking make sure to validate your parking ticket at one of our shops or restaurants.
Westside Summer Concerts
Select Thursdays and Saturdays, July 145 – Aug. 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Whether you prefer classical or pop, the Marina free outdoor concerts offer it all. If the relaxing sounds of classical tunes are up your alley, then head to Burton Chace on Thursday nights. If you prefer to get up and dance then Saturdays are sure to get you moving with the pop series. Either way, pack a blanket and picnic and prepare for an awesome show by the water. Make sure to bring jackets, it can get chilly.
In July and August, Burton Chace Park will once again host the annual Marina del Rey free summer concerts on alternate Thursdays and Saturdays. At 7 pm, the shows start.
Saturday, July 15
Thursday, July 27
Thursday, August 10
Saturday, July 22
Saturday, August 5
Saturday, August 19
The well-loved midsummer concert series is back for a 26th season! Come together with friends and family to sing and dance to a diverse group of Los Angeles and international musicians.
This year’s artists represent a variety of musical genres, including hip-hop, indie rock, folk, jazz, and Afrobeat, but they are all unified by their capacity to foster cross-cultural understanding.
Various Dates May 20 – – Aug. 26, 6 p.m.
Take in the beauty of the Getty center architecture while listening to some awesome sounds. Line up includes an eclectic mix of emerging artists, with an opening DJ set followed by the main act. The concerts are free but advance ticket reservations are required.
Typically these are Thursdays, June – Aug, 6 – 8 p.m. – Check back for updates.
Grab a bite to eat at the famous Farmer’s Market and enjoy a free concert on the West Patio while you eat. Bands include a variety of music genres including jazz, reggae, swing, and more.
See schedule here
Valley Summer Concerts
Saturdays, July 8 – Aug. 26, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
NoHo Summer Nights is an event series that takes place on Saturdays in July and August that runs from 7-9:30 p.m. Attendees can expect to see a variety of music genres from jazz, reggae, swing, and more while they socialize with friends and family. The concerts are free and the perfect spot to bring a picnic blanket and snacks to enjoy the fantastic music as the sun sets in the night sky. There’s something for everyone at NoHo Summer Nights!
Sundays, June 18 through Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.
The Valley Cultural Foundation Concerts will take place on Sunday evenings from June 18 through August 27, 2023, and admission is free to the general public. Emerging Artists Opening Act performances kick off with each event at 5:30 PM. Unless otherwise specified, the headliners will start right after and stop at 8 PM.
The event will take place at Woodland Hills’ stunning Nora Ross Bandshell at the Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park, which is located at 5800 Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Plenty of space is available for a late-afternoon picnic with the family while being delighted by the main acts.
Food trucks will be on site, but concert-goers are welcome to pack their own picnics to bring along.
Sundays, June 12, July 17, Aug. 7, and Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket and grab a spot by the beautiful lake to enjoy these free shows. All events include free parking and entrance. Enter at the 23400 Park Sorrento location of the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. At 6 o’clock, concerts begin.
- June 11: Off the Record (Rock Hits)
- July 16: Gold Rush Country (Country Hits)
- August 6: Twisted Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
- August 27: Super Soul Groove
Wednesdays, July 5- Aug. 10, 7 – 9:00 p.m.
TWO LOCATIONS – Verdugo Park (North End) 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale CA, 91208 and City Hall’s Perkins Plaza 613 E. Boradway, Glendale, CA 91206
Spend a cool summer evening in the park with some family-friendly tunes. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show.
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring The Curse
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring Identity Theft the Band
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring Todd Stanford Country Band
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring Dark Desert Highway
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | Perkins Plaza featuring Verdugo Swing Society Wednesday, August 2, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring The Tribe Band
Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Perkins Plaza featuring Maybe I’m Amazed
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | Verdugo Park featuring Bobby and the Gypsies
Thursday, August 10, 2023 | Perkins Plaza featuring Orquesta Charangoa 7
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