Why We Love L.A. Summers: Free Outdoor Indie, Folk, and Pop Concerts at Grand Performances
By Jessica McQueen
Summer has arrived, and we're ready to celebrate all that screams 'tis the season in Los Angeles. From sand to summit, from sips to snacks — we love L.A. summers.
The Entrance Band, a psychedelic rock trio, kicks the series off on July 6 with ‘60s grooves and upside-down guitar playing.
Parking is available in the 351 S. Olive California Plaza Lot, but attendees are highly recommended to find alternate parking spaces as daytime parking rates can rack up a $38 fee. The Grand Performances blog lists some cheaper parking alternatives as well as information about Metro and Angel’s Flight options.
California Plaza provides 800 seats, which are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis two hours before each performance. Visitors are allowed to bring their own beach and lawn chairs, providing they do not block walkways or wheelchair areas.
Food and drink (yes, those drinks, too) are permitted in the concert area, but pets, recording devices, and flash photography are not. If you forget to pack a picnic, there are many neighboring dining options, including Starry Kitchen, who will also validate your parking for the Olive lot, CPK, Panda Express, and Famima!!.
Here's the rest of the lineup of up-and-coming L.A. bands:
July 27: Lady Danville (folk pop trio)
August 10: Ozokidz (Ozomatli’s Latin rhymes for Kids)