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Calendar of Free Music & Concerts in the Los Angeles county area…

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New Music and Concert Events dates…

 

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Wow … look at all the ‘On-Going’ music events!

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Salvage Lounge…
North Entertainment District- LA Downtown:
Hot new up and coming artists play live at this
renowned venue every Wednesday night. Take
a break from the fast pace and the main stream
and come relax and have a drink or two as you
enjoy the sounds of downtown at Savage Bar
and Lounge!

http://www.salvagela.com/

Also, updates on local venues and Bars with free music here…
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Bars+And+Lounges&find_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA

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Activities with Music
@Keck Children’s Amphitheatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall –
… updated continually

http://www.downtownla.com/0_0_directory_businessDetails.asp?BID=1776


Bunker Hill

111 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

MAP –
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=111+N.+Grand+Ave.+,Los+Angeles,CA,90012

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Free Music Training for Kids…
The study was done by Dr. Nina Kraus and her
team from Northwestern University’s Auditory
Neuroscience Laboratory. They worked with the
award-winning non-profit the Harmony Project in
Los Angeles that provides free music training and
instruments to at-risk kids in exchange for the
promise that they will stay in school.

contact for next year’s free music training for kids…
http://themusicmommy.com/2013/10/09/music-instruction-closes-the-academic-gap/

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Royce Hall… on-going musical events
340 Royce Dr.
Westwood
(free or, donation suggested)

http://www.los-angeles-theatre.com/theaters/royce-hall/theater.php?month=12&year=2013&showNoAvail=true

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Hollywood / West Hollywood

9th Annual Filipino-American Jazzfest Starring: Thelonious Monk Compet
Fridays – different artist weekly
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood

Roxy Theatre
West Hollywood, CA 90069
learn more about any free gigs @ the Roxy here…

http://www.theroxy.com/listing/

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The GRAMMY Museum
On going…

http://www.downtownla.com

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DTLA’s Grand Park
Feed your soul during lunchtime with free live music
and lots of food trucks in DTLA’s Grand Park. The
“performance lawn” has soft green grass and hot pink
lawn chairs where you can spread out a picnic and enjoy
local talent during your lunch hour on sporadic Tuesdays
throughout the year. Check the Park’s calendar to see
when the next show is coming up…

http://grandparkla.org/calendar/sthash.BTGxyr3l.dpbs

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Silver Lake’s legit little music venue offers up…
… some of the best local music in the city every Monday night… for free.

Check out LA bands that are about to make it big
(acts like Fitz & the Tantrums, Superhumanoids and even
Local Natives have graced the residency stage)
“without spending a dime—well, except on maybe a beer,
or a round for the folks onstage.”

Check the Satellite calendar to see who’s on the bill each month.
Acts often have a rotating cast of openers, so you can see
different bands each week while watching the main act work
on material, become more comfortable onstage and find their
rhythm as the month goes on. Then a few years from now,
you can say “I saw them when….”
http://www.thesatellitela.com/

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Free Music in Glendale
100 W Broadway Glendale, CA 91210
– Keep Checking in @ Yelp for Glendale and adjoining regions.

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Free+Classical+Music+Concerts&find_loc=Glendale%2C+CA

Glendale Noon Freebies…
FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm

http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

Yelp for the Glendale area for free music insights
(amoungst their food and events listings)…

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Free+Classical+Music+Concerts&find_loc=Glendale%2C+CA

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Culver City
Anyone who’s been paying attention to the local food
scene is well aware of the explosion of Culver City as a
foodie destination. With the downtown area well scrubbed
from streetscape improvements, locals and visitors alike
can experience the area’s resurgence first hand by checking
out the city’s Third Wednesdays, where about two dozen
businesses get together to provide art work, music, food
and other entertainment.

Every Third Wednesday
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Downtown Culver City
Culver and Washington Blvds and Dusquene Ave
(free music)

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For Kids and more LA downtown youth music info…
Mobile Youth Program
Pershing Square
note: Feburary – April 2015 – call for more info.

Infants through elementary school age children can
enjoy free programs every Tuesday and Thursday in
Pershing Square from 2-5pm. Parents are welcome
to stay. Hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks.

More LA Events and Free Music updates here…
http://www.downtownla.com/0_02_calendar.asp?ACTION=GOTODAY&M=10&D=10&Y=2013

And even more LA free music activities…
http://www.voiceplaces.com/los-angeles/chris-schlarb-s-twilight-and-ghost-stories-2244650-e

Inclusive of…
Arts & Crafts
Sports & Games
Snacks
After School Homework Help

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It’s free music every Monday when sponsored,
up-and-coming local bands call the Echo stage
home for a one-month stint, honing their stage
presence and giving various opening acts a chance
at the spotlight as well. If you’re worried a Monday
night will fill up to capacity, you can RSVP on the
Echo website for VIP entry.

http://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/music/monday-night-residencies-at-the-echo

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Free Music in Pasadena

300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-539-7085

Art Activities in Pasadena w/ background music
Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena

http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

@ ONE COLORADO Pasadena
Saturday Night Music in
December

Concerts at 8pm; open to the public at no cost.

http://onecolorado.com/events-at-one-colorado/

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The Shumei Arts Council created its Children’s Concert series
in 2014-15 to provide a venue in which children could experience
and interact with fine musicians and music in a concert setting.
The Arts Council works with the Pasadena Unified School
District to create these concerts. Our audiences are children
from diverse social and economic backgrounds.

Students from one of the most respected music education
institutions, the USC Thornton School of Music, will demonstrate
diverse styles of music for string instruments.
A childrens musical event where they’ll learn about music

Shumei Hall
2430 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 9110
(free) – check their calendar for this month…

http://www.shumeiarts.org/events.html

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Free Music – Hunington Beach
November concert activities
(Includes Farmers Market w/ free music)
Huntington Beach, CA

http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html

Hunington Beach Concerts @ Don the Beachcomber
w/Laura Rain and the Caesars plus Li’l A & the Allnighters –
Presented by Art Martel watch Laura belt out favorite R&B,
Soul & Blues from Detroit City.

… more Hunington Beach updates here:
http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html

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MarinaDelRey Music and Events…
http://marinadelrey.patch.com/events

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more @ Walt Disney Hall
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/disneyhall/la-et-cm-walt-disney-concerts-20130922,0,5505979.story

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The Music Center calendar (ongoing) updates…
http://www.musiccenter.org/tickets/calendar/?MCPresents=World%20City

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The following locations are on-going concert and musical events…
We’ve provided links for most and check back often for further updates!

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Walt Disney Hall, updated events
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/disneyhall/la-et-cm-walt-disney-concerts-20130922,0,5505979.story

10th Disney LA Phil Anniversary Celebration
Months of December 2013 and early 2014 season
Inclusive of some Free music concerts

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/calendar

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
December 20 | 6:30 to 8PM
Gather up your family and share the joy of a grand
night of singing under the stars. FREE

http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/holidays/holiday-sing-along/

56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Music Celebration
Coming soon… December 24 2016 | 3PM to 6PM
The region’s biggest holiday show celebrates the rich
cultural diversity of Los Angeles County and is filled
with song and dance for the whole family. FREE.

http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/holidays/county-holiday-celebration/

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s website online
http://santamonica.patch.com/

On-going @ Santa Monica Library
Santa Monica Recital @ Public Library
with Pacific Palisades Basso Andy Rawn –
Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd 90401 Phone:
(310) 459-2326

http://smpl.org/

Santa Monica Pier
… music information @

http://santamonicapier.org/

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DTLA’s Grand Park
Feed your soul during lunchtime with free live music
and lots of food trucks in DTLA’s Grand Park. The
“performance lawn” has soft green grass and hot pink
lawn chairs where you can spread out a picnic and enjoy
local talent during your lunch hour on sporadic Tuesdays
throughout the year. Check the Park’s calendar to see
when the next show is coming up…

http://grandparkla.org/calendar/sthash.BTGxyr3l.dpbs

***

Silver Lake’s legit little music venue offers up…
… some of the best local music in the city every Monday night… for free.

Check out LA bands that are about to make it big
(acts like Fitz & the Tantrums, Superhumanoids and even
Local Natives have graced the residency stage)
“without spending a dime—well, except on maybe a beer,
or a round for the folks onstage.”

Check the Satellite calendar to see who’s on the bill each month.
Acts often have a rotating cast of openers, so you can see
different bands each week while watching the main act work
on material, become more comfortable onstage and find their
rhythm as the month goes on. Then a few years from now,
you can say “I saw them when….”
http://www.thesatellitela.com/

***

Free Music in Glendale
100 W Broadway Glendale, CA 91210
– Keep Checking in @ Yelp for Glendale and adjoining regions.

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Free+Classical+Music+Concerts&find_loc=Glendale%2C+CA

Glendale Noon Freebies…
FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm

http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

Yelp for the Glendale area for free music insights
(amoungst their food and events listings)…

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Free+Classical+Music+Concerts&find_loc=Glendale%2C+CA

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Culver City
Anyone who’s been paying attention to the local food
scene is well aware of the explosion of Culver City as a
foodie destination. With the downtown area well scrubbed
from streetscape improvements, locals and visitors alike
can experience the area’s resurgence first hand by checking
out the city’s Third Wednesdays, where about two dozen
businesses get together to provide art work, music, food
and other entertainment.

Every Third Wednesday
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Downtown Culver City
Culver and Washington Blvds and Dusquene Ave
(free music)

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For Kids and more LA downtown youth music info…
Mobile Youth Program
Pershing Square
1
2/19/2013 – 10/1/2014

Infants through elementary school age children can
enjoy free programs every Tuesday and Thursday in
Pershing Square from 2-5pm. Parents are welcome
to stay. Hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks.

More LA Events and Free Music updates here…
http://www.downtownla.com/0_02_calendar.asp?ACTION=GOTODAY&M=10&D=10&Y=2013

And even more LA free music activities…
http://www.voiceplaces.com/los-angeles/chris-schlarb-s-twilight-and-ghost-stories-2244650-e

Inclusive of…
Arts & Crafts
Sports & Games
Snacks
After School Homework Help

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It’s free music every Monday when sponsored,
up-and-coming local bands call the Echo stage
home for a one-month stint, honing their stage
presence and giving various opening acts a chance
at the spotlight as well. If you’re worried a Monday
night will fill up to capacity, you can RSVP on the
Echo website for VIP entry.

http://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/music/monday-night-residencies-at-the-echo

***

Free Music in Pasadena

300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-539-7085

Art Activities in Pasadena w/ background music
Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena

http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

@ ONE COLORADO Pasadena
Saturday Night Music in
December

Concerts at 8pm; open to the public at no cost.

… and more in December

Through the holidays, join us for Santa photos, Santa’s Mailbox,
Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys collection at Patagonia
and live youth and adult choir performances. And bring your
furry pal to sit in Santa’s lap for a special Pet Day photo session
thru December 23, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting
Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA

http://onecolorado.com/events-at-one-colorado/

The Shumei Arts Council created its Children’s Concert series
in 2013-14 to provide a venue in which children could experience
and interact with fine musicians and music in a concert setting.
The Arts Council works with the Pasadena Unified School
District to create these concerts. Our audiences are children
from diverse social and economic backgrounds.

Students from one of the most respected music education
institutions, the USC Thornton School of Music, will demonstrate
diverse styles of music for string instruments.
A childrens musical event where they’ll learn about music

Shumei Hall
2430 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 9110
(free)

http://www.shumeiarts.org/events.html

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Santa Monica Concerts and Events updates here:
http://www.santamonica.com/events-calendar/

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Free Music – Hunington Beach
November concert activities
(Includes Farmers Market w/ free music)
Huntington Beach, CA

http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html

Hunington Beach Concerts @ Don the Beachcomber
w/Laura Rain and the Caesars plus Li’l A & the Allnighters –
Presented by Art Martel watch Laura belt out favorite R&B,
Soul & Blues from Detroit City.

… more Hunington Beach updates here:
http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html

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MarinaDelRey Music and Events…
http://marinadelrey.patch.com/events

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more @ Walt Disney Hall –
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/disneyhall/la-et-cm-walt-disney-concerts-20130922,0,5505979.story

Every ‘Tuesday’ (until further notice) – Pasadena – Perry’s Joint (cafe) – Jazz every Tue. eve @ Perry’s Joint with Norm Abejon on Keyboard, with numerous Jazz
artist sitting in on a weekly basis. – 2051 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103  – 626-798-4700 – https://www.facebook.com/events/648640758526599/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perrys-Joint/171970470403

Here are some other specific dates to consider…

Jazz on the lawn in santa monica

Every Sunday at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Stewart Street Park, Stewart St. & Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca

Bring a picnic, blanket and beach chair, and enjoy a sampling of jazz music. Kids can run and play while parents relax… and everyone can enjoy the end of summer with hot jazz while enjoying the cool ocean breeze.  There will be a different food and dessert truck weekly.  Check the lineup online to see who is playing this week.

http://www.smgov.net/portals/culture/events/jazz_on_the_lawn.aspx

Concerts on the hermosa beach pier

Every Sunday at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

South Bay, Hermosa Beach Pier, South side of pier, Hermosa Beach, Ca

Don’t miss these free Sunday concerts on the beach, where you can end the weekend with a picnic and free as you watch the sunset and the kids play by the beach. Check the lineup to see what band is playing each week.

http://www.southbayevents.com/events/concerts.asp#HB

 

Music in the park with concerts on canon

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Beverly Cañon Gardens, 241 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, Ca

The free Cañon Summer Concert Series features all kinds of upbeat music from jazz and classic standards to Big Band.

Seating is available on a first-come basis. Bring a meal to enjoy. (Or pick up a tasty picnic on the grounds at Bouchon Bakery!) Plentiful seating provided on a first-come basis with open grass area for picnic blankets, tables and chairs.

There’s a different concert every Thursday night from June 4-September 3.

http://beverlyhills.org/exploring/eventsandactivities/concertsoncaon/?NFR=1

 

Twilight concerts on the pier

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Ca

The incomparable setting of the Santa Monica Pier hosts these free concerts where you can watch the sun set over the water (or from the Ferris wheel) while you listen to the music. The lineup this summer includes music from New Orleans, classic Rock (Jefferson Starship!), indie pop and reggae dance hall. Check the website to see who is playing when!  It’s a great way to end a summer day at the beach (and miss beach traffic heading home)!

Please note that seating is not provided, but all concert-goers are welcome to bring low beach chairs and blankets and sit on the Pier deck or the beach.

http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/

 

Twinkle time’s bilingual-pop concert

Aug 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Koreatown, Memorial Branch Library, 4625 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, Ga

Bilingual Pop Artist for kids Twinkle, brings you her colorful, high energy pop concert Twinkle Time-fusing education, language, arts and pop culture.

http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/childrens-summer-fun-summer-reading-grand-finale-party-twinkle-friends

 

Pershing square lunchtime concert

Aug 5 at 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, Ca

Have a little music with your lunch with the Brazilian sounds of the Brasil Brazil. Wednesday concerts are held at lunchtime during the Pershing Square Farmers Market, so shop for lunch or dinner fixings before relaxing (or dancing) to the music!

http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/lunchtime-concerts.html

 

Panto fun at the levitt

Aug 6 at 6:30 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley, Levitt Pavilion , 85 East Holly St., Pasadena, Ca

Lythgoe Family Productions is the perfect group to introduce your children to theatrical panto. Princesses, Pirates, and everyone in between will keep your child (and you!) entertained and engaged.

Be sure to come early to enjoy the KidZone every Thursday before the show at 5 p.m., featuring kid and family-focused vendors and nonprofit community partners presenting interactive fun and games. On any given night, a kiddo may get their face-painted, grab a balloon, and color to their heart’s content.

http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/events/august/lythgoe-family-productions/

 

Grand performances: french horn massive

Aug 7 at noon

Downtown, WaterCourt, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Ca

You’ll be blown away when 400 french horns take to the WaterCourt to play a veritable hornocopia of pop, rock, and classical standards.French Horn Massive is performing at the Grand Performances lunch time series this Friday.

These concerts take place at noon and are free, outside and downtown.  Plan a day downtown around it (with a trip to the Central Library, Grand Central Market, Grand Park or a tour of the Disney Concert Hall)!

http://grandperformances.org/more_info.php?show_id=282
musical events
Whisky A Go Go
8901 sunset blvd, west hollywood, CA 90069
6:00pm
http://www.livenation.com/events/457993-jan-1-2016-la-guns-faster-pussycat
FIRST FRIDAYS
Regular events
Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.
Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California, St. Los Angeles, CA
6:00pm – 10:00pm
http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

FIRST FRIDAYS LONG BEACH
Musical event
First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk
The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.
4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807
6:30pm
http://firstfridayslongbeach.com/
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Regular event
Viper Room
A Place to Bury Strangers with Special Guests
LA,  90069

8:00pm
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6346385

LA
ORPHEUS ROY AND FRIENDS W/ DUMMY
Comedy event

IO West Theater
Orpheus Roy and Friends W/ Dummy
LA, 90028
10:00pm
http://ioimprov.com/west/show/orpheus-roy-and-friends-2015-02-27-2015-04-24/2015-04-24/

Musical Event
Rosalind’s Ethiopian Restaurant
Teacher, jamster and respected L.A. musician Lonnie Marshall knows how to throw a nice and nutty party. Just ask his cohorts from Fishbone, Trulio Disgracias and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he’s shared the stage for some memorable bashes, mashes and groove-driven madness over the years.

Now the bassist (who teaches at Flea’s Silver Lake Conservatory of Music) has a regular Friday-eve happening, and the whole family can get funky with him. The weekly event at the Hanglider Bar at Rosalind’s Ethiopian Cafe features a live band, open mic and plenty of rug-cutting and booty-bumping. Big-time musical guests have been popping in to get the funk out with Marshall and the gang, too. Dinner is available and we advise reserving a table — you’ll need the energy to keep up with these self-proclaimed “Mega Nutts.” Call (323) 936-2486 for dinner reservations.
1044 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90019-4401
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
http://www.rosalindsrestaurant.com/

Musical Event
Medusa Lounge
Culture Clash
3211 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90057
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
http://www.medusaloungela.com/

Visits, Tours, Labyrinth Walks at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
Regular Event
Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
One of L.A.’s hidden treasures…,” L.A. Times Magazine. PALG has also been featured in many online and print articles as “one of the best things to do in L.A.
3500 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
http://www.peacelabyrinth.org/

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On Going Music and Concert Events with their Contacts here…

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LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

Skirball Cultural Center – http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/sunset-concerts-2014

Grand Performances – http://www.grandperformances.org/

Chinatown – http://chinatownsummernights.com/

Santa Monica Pier – http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/

LA Country Arts – http://www.lacountyarts.org/free.html

Amoeba – http://www.amoeba.com/

Pershing Square – http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/#home

L.A. Live – http://www.lalive.com/events-calendar/summer-in-the-city

Farmer’s Market L.A. – http://www.farmersmarketla.com/events/eventDetail/Friday-Night-Music/55

Culver City – http://www.culvercity.org/Culture.aspx

Levitt Pavilion – http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

One Colorado – http://www.onecolorado.com/events-at-one-colorado/

Music by the Sea – http://www.musicbythesea.org/

Long Beach – http://www.shorelinevillage.com/seaside-summer-concert-series-2/

Fingerprints – http://fingerprintsmusic.com/finprintswp/live-at-fingerprints/

Boulevard Music – http://www.boulevardmusic.com/livemusic/439.html

Huntington Beach – http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/calendar.html

Marina Del Rey – http://file.lacounty.gov/dbh/docs/cms1_146017.pdf

Polliwog Park – http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/city-services/parks-and-recreation/concerts-in-the-park/concerts-in-the-park-bands

Warner Park – http://www.valleycultural.org/concerts-programs/concert-schedule-2015/

Hammer Museum – http://hammer.ucla.edu/summer-soul/

Annenberg Space for Photography – https://annenbergphotospace.org/events

Pershing Square – http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/SummerConcertSeries.html

The Autry – https://theautry.org/calendar/events