One of my favorite parts of summer is all the great FREE music that’s available almost every day all over town. So for your convenience I’ve compiled a short list of some of the “must see” Concert Series. I am sure there are many more to list so I invite you to post your comments and suggestions.
Tuesdays: Hollywood and Highland 12th Annual Jazz Series June 12th to August 28th at 7pm http://www.hollywoodandhighland.com/wineandjazz
Wednesdays through Sundays at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena 10th Annual Music Festival with 50 FREE Concerts 7pm http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/ . There is another Levitt Concert Series on Thursdays through Sundays at MacArthur Park in Downtown LA http://www.levmp.org/calendar/tag/july/
Thursdays: Culver City Concert Series 7pm at the City Hall Courtyard July 12 – August 2 http://www.culvercity.org/en/Articles/SummerFestival.aspx or the Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier July 5th to September 6th at 730pm http://www.twilightseries.org/ or the Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts at Chace Park July 12 to August 23 “Symphonic Thursdays” 7pm http://www.chacepark.com/images/Chace.Park.Marina.del.Rey.2012.Concerts.in.the.Park.Schedule.pdf and if that weren’t enough there is also the Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts http://www.skirball.org/programs/music (note: concerts are free but there is a fee to park on-site)
Fridays: Jazz at LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) 6pm every Friday http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma Grand Performances Concert Series at 300 Grand Ave in Downtown LA has Free Concerts on Fridays or Saturdays here is the link to the schedule http://www.grandperformances.org/en/gp/visit/directions.html
Saturdays: Marina Del Rey Summer Concert Series “Pop Saturdays” 7pm July 21 to September 1 http://www.chacepark.com/images/Chace.Park.Marina.del.Rey.2012.Concerts.in.the.Park.Schedule.pdf the Getty Museum also has a Free concert series called Saturday Nights at the Getty http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/saturday_nights.html