Free 2010 Summer Concerts in Los Angeles

May 14, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost upon us. It seems like only yesterday that 2010 rang in the new year, but one of the signs summer is here is the new list of free summer concerts in Los Angeles, everyone enjoys, and this year is no different.

Last year, Travelin’ Local, just featured a list of concerts, but this year, we are going to make it a little easier to find what you’re looking for by creating a calendar. Not all of the venues have their 2010 schedules out yet, but for the ones that have done so, the Travelin’ Local Free 201 Summer Concert Series is ready.

As more venues finish their free summertime concert schedules, we’ll include that information and update the Free 2010 Summer Los Angeles calendar.

Where can you find this summer’s free LA Concerts?

Here ya go:

Grand Performances

This year, the Grand Performances summer series takes place on two stages at both the California Plaza’s Watercourt stage and its Marina Pavilion. The larger of the two venues – the Watercourt stage – is a unique performance site that can hold up to as many as 70 performers, and is surrounded by a system of gardens and water features. The capacity for this stage can accommodate up to as many as 6,500 people. The smaller Marina Pavilion stage has an amphitheater style feel to it and it can accommodate upward of 300 audience members.

When: June – October

Where: California Plaza, downtown at 350 S. Grand Ave.

Time: Days and starting times vary so be sure to click the link:

Metro: Metro Red Line and multiple bus routes

Summer Sunset Music Festival in Culver City

Musical styles this year include Motown, Afro-Cuban, Classic Rock, Folk, Blues, Cajun, Irish, and more

When: Thursdays, Mid July through early September

Where: City Hall Courtyard, 9770 Culver Blvd, Culver City

Time: 7:00pm

Metro: Metro 33/333, Culver City Bus

Farm Fresh Summer Music at Farmers Market

With jazz on Thursday, and pop, rock, and Latin on Fridays, plus some of the best food outlets in the city, what’s not to love?

When: Thursdays and Fridays through September

Where: Farmers Market, West Patio, 3rd and Fairfax

Time: 7:00pm

Metro: Metro 16/316

Live Music at Hollywood & Highlands

Join Hollywood & Highland Center and the KJAZZ 88.1 FM music station for the 6th annual Wine, Jazz & Moonlight series. Enjoy free concerts by some of the country’s top jazz performers.

When: Tuesdays, June through August

Where: Babylon Courtyard at Hollywood & Highland Center, corner of Hollywood and Highland

Time: 7:00pm

Metro: Metro Red Line

Long Beach Municipal Band

Celebrating its 101st birthday, the Long Beach Municipal Band is the longest running, municipally-supported band in the country. Be sure to bring your picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs when attending.

When: Tuesdays, June 30th – August 14th

Where: Various parks throughout the city

Time: 6:30pm

Metro:Various Metro or Long Beach routes depending on the location.  Try using the Metro Trip Planner.

Levitt Pavilion at Pasadena

From salsa, to rock, folk and jazz, music is definitely going to be celebrated this summer at the Levitt Pavilion.

When: Wednesday through Sunday, June – August

Where: Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St, Pasadena

Time: Check the listings

Metro: Metro Gold Line

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

To enjoy a free night of jazz, just head over the the LACMA

When:  Friday, April – November

Where:  5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles

Time:  6:00pm

Metro: Metro 720

Don’t forget, Travelin’ Local’s Free 2010 Summer Concerts in Los Angeles calendar will be featured on our bottom toolbar whenever you need it.  Like everyone else, I can hardly wait.

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One Response to “Free 2010 Summer Concerts in Los Angeles”

  1. syrena Mason says:

    In times like this we need so type of fun….Thanks


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