LA Free Music Concerts
If you are visiting Los Angeles during the summer, take advantage of LA FREE Music Concerts. Each year venues such as LACMA, California Plaza in DTLA, MacArthur Park Los Angeles, Skirball Cultural Center, and Marina Del Rey’s Burton Chace Park and many more will host FREE concerts for all to enjoy.
Here is a list of staff picks – Most begin in June and run through August each summer. Visit the websites to view a schedule along with a list of performing artists.
The Farmer’s Market Free Music Concerts
Summer Music series at the Original Farmer Market begins June and runs through August each year. These LA FREE Music Concerts take place every Thursday evening from 6-8pm. While you are there, enjoy a great mix of musical genres while you shop, dine and relax at The Original Farmers Market. Location: Farmers Market Plaza near the Clock Tower. The Farmer’s Market is also a great place to visit – you can shop for produce, all types of food, clothing or home goods. In addition, it is home to fantastic restaurants. CLICK HERE to read my review of one of the best Mexican restaurants around – El Granjero Cantina LA, located in the midst of the market; June – August. Farmer’s Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA; https://www.farmersmarketla.com
Grand Performances also offers the best LA FREE Music Concerts at California Plaza in DTLA! With music from across Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. It also collaborates with KCRW by presenting concerts by dublab, and its annual collaboration with KCRW Summer Night as well.
The free summer music series Grand Performances happens Saturday nights 6-10pm (EXCEPT for holiday weekends) at California Plaza 350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071; https://www.grandperformances.org
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Each year LACMA presents its Jazz concert series too. FRIDAYS at 6pm: JAZZ – Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians at these FREE Music Concerts. Performances have featured such legends as Kenny Burrell, Billy Childs, John Clayton, etc. Fridays in June 6-8pm; CLICK HERE for schedule and more info.Los Angeles County Museum, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; (323) 857-6234; https://www.lacma.org/programs/music
Levitt Pavilion / MacArthur Park LA Free Music Concerts
Concerts featuring acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, and award-winning performers in a broad range of music genres take place at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park in downtown LA. Runs: Early June through early September; Levitt Pavilion / MacArthur Park Los Angeles Free Concerts, W. 6th Street & South Park View Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90057; http://concerts.levittlosangeles.org/
West Hollywood’s Summer Sounds Free Music Concerts
The City of West Hollywood brings its Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series to Plummer Park. The annual Free Summer Concerts take place on select Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. between late June through late August at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in West Hollywood. CLICK HERE for more info and full schedule.
Skirball’s Sunset Concerts
The Lineup for Skirball’s Sunset Concerts features diverse artists from around the globe, and across the country, as well as LA locals. Each embraces popular music genres that build upon the styles of traditional world music—and each is sure to inspire audiences to get on their feet to sing and dance along.
Thursdays at 8:00 pm. Runs mid July to late August; No reservations; The event offers free admission as well, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Also there is a Parking FEE per car during the concert series; Street parking strictly prohibited; Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 pm. Skirball Cultural Center, N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway; (310) 440-4500; CLICK HERE for more info; http://skirball.org
Beverly Hills, Concerts on Cannon
The City of Beverly Hills also has a FREE music series – Concerts on Cannon every Thursday night running from June 1 – August 24; Beverly Cannon Gardens Park, 241 N. Cannon Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210; https://www.beverlyhills.org/concertsoncanon/
Marina Del Rey’s Free Music Concerts
In addition to hosting Symphonic Thursdays at 7pm, Burton Chace Park offers Pop Saturdays at 7pm too; Runs July 15 2022 – August 19, 2022; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; 424.526.7900; https://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/free-summer-concert-series
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