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Free Family-friendly Concerts Throughout LA County

From Pasadena to Baldwin Park, Whittier to Little Rock, concerts Feature LA County artists performing in parks, libraries, more

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: July 14, 2016


Free Family-friendly Concerts Throughout LA County


Free family-friendly concerts are taking place throughout Los Angeles County this summer, with funding provided by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Locations and performances vary. See schedule below for complete details or visit http://lacountyarts.org/publications/calendar/category/2 for more information.

Scheduled from June to October, concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries, museums and more and will feature LA County artists representing a broad range of genres including Americana, blues, Caribbean, Irish folk, jazz, Latin, pop, rock and R&B.

Many concerts take place during some of LA's most popular art and music festivals, including the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival (July); Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona (August); and the San Pedro Tri Art Festival (September).

Highlights of new artists being presented in 2016 include De'Anza, whose eclectic Latin alternative sound has received critical acclaim from CNN's "Encuentro" and LA Weekly; Jungle Fire, a 10-piece "tropi-funk" group comprised of musicians who have played, recorded and toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, Celia Cruz, U2 and Kelis; and Murphy's Flaw, hailed as "one of the best local bluegrass bands in LA" by CBS Los Angeles.

Since its inception in 1947, the Arts Commission has administered funding for free concerts at community venues throughout LA County as part of the Free Concerts in Public Sites Program. The program provides support to organizations presenting accessible, quality music programming that represents the diversity of the region.

Artists who perform as part of the Free Concerts in Public Sites program are chosen by the concert presenters from the Arts Commission's Musicians Roster, a vetted list of over 100 LA County-based groups representing a range of musical styles. This online directory is accessible to the general public. Musicians Roster artists are chosen by a panel of music professionals based on artistic excellence, cultural diversity and the ability to work cooperatively with other organizations.

FREE CONCERTS 2016 SCHEDULE

JULY 2016

Thursday, July 14, 6:00pm - Conjunto Jardín
Latin/Son Jarocho
Pamela County Park, 2236 Goodall Ave., Duarte, CA 91010
Contact: Irving Montenegro, (626) 821-4619

Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm - Mariachi Divas
Latin/Mariachi
Paramount Park, 14400 Paramount Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723
Contact: Steve Coumparoules, (562) 220-2126

Thursday, July 14, 7:00pm - Mariachi Espectacular
Latin/Mariachi
City Terrace Park, 1126 N. Hazard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063
Contact: Alice Gonzalez, (323) 260-237

Friday, July 15, 7:00pm - Yari Moré Latin Band
Latin Jazz
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 823 Lexington-Gallatin Rd., South El Monte, CA 91733
Contact: Louie Guerrero, (626) 575-5526

Saturday, July 16, 6:00pm - De'Anza
Latin Alternative
El Cariso Community Regional Park, 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar, CA 91342
Contact: Sandra Chapman, (818) 367-5043

Saturday, July 16, 7:00pm - Mark "Pocket" Goldberg
Americana/Roots
George Lane Park, 5520 W. Avenue L-8, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
Contact: Jeff Dorst, (661) 940-770

Sunday, July 17, 4:00pm - Whiskey Sunday
Americana/Roots
Rivendale Park & Open Space, 24255 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Contact: David Sears, (661) 799-3378

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00pm - Mariachi Espectacular
Latin/Mariachi
MayberryPark, 13201 E. Meyer Rd., Whittier, CA 91744
Contact: Marisela Mena, (562) 944-9727

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00pm - Sgt. Pepper
Pop/Rock
City of Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Blanche Grove, (562) 929-5519

Thursday, July 21, 6:00pm - Marisa Ronstadt & the Know-It-Alls
R&B/Jazz/Pop
West Covina Civic Center, 1444 W. Garvey Ave., West Covina, CA 91790
Contact: Nikole Bresciani, (626) 939-8456

Thursday, July 21, 6:30pm - Mariachi Divas
Latin/Mariachi
Montebello City Park Bandshell, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
Contact: Janine Andrade, (323) 887-4556

Friday, July 22, 7:00pm - Floyd & the Flyboys
Blues/Americana
Stephen Sorenson Park, 16801 E. Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles, CA 93591
Contact: Trevor Zemp, (818) 687-6558

Saturday, July 23, 4:00pm - Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
Americana/Roots
Columbia Park, 4045 109th St., Torrance, CA 90503
Contact: Eva Rappoport, (310) 618-2380

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm - Mariachi Espectacular
Latin/Mariachi
La Puente Park, 501 N. Glendora Ave., La Puente, CA 91744
Contact: Angel Morales, (626) 855-1558

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm - Mariachi Divas
Latin/Mariachi
Duarte Park, 1344 Bloomdale Ave., Duarte, CA 91010
Contact: Lupe Valerio, (626) 357-7931

Thursday, July 28, 6:30pm - Shane Henry
Pop/Rock
La Mirada Creek Park, 12021 Santa Gertrudes Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638
Contact: Lisa Montoya, (562) 902-3125

Saturday, July 30, 1:00pm - Brasil Brazil Show
Latin/Brazilian
Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Andrea Crow, (562) 868-0775

Saturday, July 30, 2:00pm - De'Anza
Latin Alternative
Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90650
Contact: Beth Krupshaw, (323) 722-6561

Saturday, July 30, 2:00pm - Maggie McClure
Pop/Rock
La Verne Library, 3640 D St., La Verne, CA 91750
Contact: Thomas Cornicelli, (909) 596-1934

AUGUST 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 6:00pm - Murphy's Flaw
Americana/Roots
Adventura County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave., Whittier, CA 90605
Contact: Dingo Cabral, (562) 698-7645

Tuesday, August 2, 6:00pm - Paddy's Pig
Celtic/Irish Folk
Memorial Park Bandshell, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103
Contact: Cynthia Rosedale, (626) 685-6759

Wednesday, August 3, 6:30pm - Incendio
Latin/World Fusion
Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208
Contact: Sevag Garabetian, (818) 548-3773

Thursday, August 4, 6:00pm - Jungle Fire
World Music
Pathfinder Park, 18150 E. Pathfinder Rd., Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Contact: Tim Tuyen, (562) 691-1624

Friday, August 5, 6:00pm - Dale Fielder Quartet
Jazz
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact: Claire Kim-Shin, (323) 857-6115

Friday, August 5, 7:00pm - Susie Hansen Latin Band
Latin Jazz
Smith Park, 9200 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Contact: Efrain Lee, (562) 755-0470

Saturday, August 6, 1:00pm, INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble
Latin Fusion
Lawndale Library, 14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
Contact: Don Gould, (310) 676-0178

Sunday, August 7, 5:00pm - Susie Hansen Latin Band
Latin Jazz
Garfield Park, 1000 Park Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Contact: Anthony Kim, (626) 403-7382

Sunday, August 7, 8:00pm - Shane Henry
Blues/Soul
Tree People S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, 12601 Mulholland Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90201
Contact: Jeremy Koff, (818) 219-6273

Thursday August 11, 7:00pm - Viento Callejero
Latin/Cumbia
Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Contact: Lizette Andrade, (323) 260-2330

Friday, August 12, 6:00pm - Big Papa and The TCB
Big Band/Jazz
Hacienda Heights Community Center, 1234 Valencia Ave. Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Contact: Olivia Perea, (626) 333-3250

Saturday, August 13, 11:00am - Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
Americana/Roots
Temple City LIbrary, 5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City, CA 91780
Contact: Rama Shah, (626) 285-2136

Saturday, August 13, 2:00pm - Cuicani
Latin Fusion
Bell Library, 4411 Gage Ave., Bell, CA 90201
Contact: Diane Zaher, (323) 560-2149

Saturday, August 13, 5:00pm - Susie Hansen Latin Band
Latin Jazz
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact: Claire Kim-Shin, (323) 857-6115

Monday, August 15, 6:00pm - Invisible Poet Kings
Pop/Rock
Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Dr., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Contact: Doug Newell, (661) 222-9536

Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm - Dawn Norfleet
Jazz/R&B/World Music
Courtyard of the Alex Theater, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
Contact: Cynthia Pease, (818) 257-0733

Friday, August 19, 7:00pm - Cuicani
Latin Fusion
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042
Contact: Robyn Myers, (818) 352-0865

Saturday, August 20, 1:00pm - Jumpin' Joz Band
Jazz/Swing
Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Dr., Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Daniel Abrego, (562) 929-5666

Saturday, August 20, 2:00pm - El-Haru Kuroi
Latin/World Fusion
The Whole Place @ First Christian Church, 6355 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90601
Contact: Ted Knoll, (562) 652-9323

Sunday, August 21, 3:00pm - Dawn Norfleet
Jazz/R&B/World Music
Monteith Park, Monteith Dr. & Olympiad Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90043
Contact: Kevin Murray, (323) 298-6038

Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm - Opa Opa
Latin Jazz/Fusion
Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Pl., Azusa, CA 91702
Contact: Adrian Martinez, (626) 812-5195

Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm - Viento Callejero
Latin/Cumbia
Treder Park, 6250 Pine Ave., Bell, CA 90201
Contact: Gabino C. Luna, (323) 773-1596

Friday, August 26, 4:30pm - Upstream
World Music/Caribbean
Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230
Contact: Susan Obrow, (310) 253-6628

Saturday, August 27, 1:00pm - Brasil Brazil Show
Latin/Brazilian
East Rancho Dominguez Library, 14420 E. Rose St., East Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
Contact: Camille Ray, (31) 632-9664

Saturday, August 27, 2:00pm - Mahadev
World Music/Genre Fusion
Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.,Topanga, CA 90290
Contact: Oleg Kagan, (310) 455-3480

Sunday, August 28, 6:30pm - Buyepongo
Latin/Cumbia
San Fernando Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave., San Fernando, CA 91340
Contact: Virginia Diediker, (818) 361-7155

SEPTEMBER 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2:00pm - Finger Dancers
Jazz/Americana
La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Contact: Marta Wiggins, (818) 248-5314

Saturday, September 3, 6:00pm - Evan Brown
Pop/Rock
Tesoro Adobe Historical Park, 29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro, Valencia, CA 91354
Contact: Amanda Falk, (661) 702-8953

Thursday, September 15, 6:00pm - Jumpin' Joz Band
Jazz/Swing
Steinmetz Park, 1545 S. Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Contact: Margaret Trujillo, (626) 934-7041

Friday, September 16, 7:00pm - Yari Moré Latin Band
Latin Jazz
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776
Contact: Jonathan Salisbury, (626) 308-2865

Saturday, September 17, 11:00am - Gloria Arjona
Latin/Fusion
Avalon Library, 215 Sumner Ave., Avalon, CA, CA 90704
Contact: Tiffany Chow, (310) 510-1050

Saturday, September 17, 2:00pm - Mariachi Divas
Latin/Mariachi
Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent St., Inglewood, CA 90301
Contact: Teresa Estrada, (310) 412-5396

Saturday, September 17, 2:00pm - City of Angels Saxophone Quartet
Jazz/Classical/Big Band
Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Contact: Nina Hull, (818) 889-2278

Saturday, September 17, 6:00pm - The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble
Jazz/Big Band
West Creek Park, 24247 Village Circle W., Saugus, CA 91354
Contact: Leah Ferrassoli, (661) 775-0823

Saturday, September 17, 8:00pm - Cuicani
Latin Fusion
Glendale Central Park, 230 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204
Contact: Jess Castillo, (818) 243-2611

Saturday, September 24, 2:00pm - Trio American Music
Latin/Classical
Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770
Contact: Steve Smith, (626) 573-5222

Saturday, September 24, 4:00pm - Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans
Jazz
Johnny Carson Park, 4000 S. Bob Hope Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
Contact: Cynthia Pease, (818) 257-0733

Sunday, September 25, 4:30pm - Wildwood Highway
Americana/Roots
Ports O'Call Restaurant, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731
Contact: Louise Reichlin, (213) 385-1171

Friday, September 30, 7:00pm - De'Anza
Latin Alternative
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Hwy., Irwindale, CA 91706
Contact: Sheila Burns, (626) 334-1065

OCTOBER 2016

Saturday, October 1, 12:00pm - Jelly of the Month Club
Pop/Rock - Family Music
Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247
Contact: Evette Wedlow-Benjamin, (310) 217-6175

Saturday, October 1, 1:00pm - Viento Callejero
Latin/Cumbia
LAC USC Medical Center/The Wellness Center, 1200 N. State St. #1008, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Rosa Soto, (213) 784-9252

Saturday, October 1, 6:00pm - Chuck Johnson/CJS Quintet
Jazz
Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Contact: Martin Betz, (424) 634-0857

Thursday, October 6, 5:00pm - Wildwood Highway
Americana/Roots
South Pasadena Library, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Contact: Howard Spector, (310) 741-7650

Sunday, October 8, 6:30pm - Upstream
World Music/Caribbean
Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001
Contact: Mindy Kittay, (626) 798-0833

Sunday, October 9, 11:00am - Susie Hansen Latin Band
Latin Jazz
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Contact: Monica-Sarah Roldan, (310) 305-9548

Wednesday, October 12, 3:00pm - Jason Arimoto
World Music/Hawaiian
Sorenson Library, 6934 Broadway Ave., Whittier, CA 90606
Contact: Muoy Li, (562) 695-3979

Friday, October 21, 3:30pm - City of Angels Saxophone Quartet
Jazz/Classical/Big Band
Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Contact: Melissa Stallings, (310) 456-6438

Friday, October 21, 6:00pm - Jason Arimoto
World Music/Hawaiian
Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101
Contact: Liliane Ribeiro, (626) 844-7703

Saturday, October 22, 2:00pm - El-Haru Kuroi
Latin/World Fusion
Huntington Drive, 1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Contact: Angie De La Torre, (323) 304-1232





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