Free summer concerts to fill up your calendar

Angie Rumbo

Summer is right around the corner and everyone should always have a great time during this season. Here are some free summer concerts that you can go to if you’re on a budget but still want to have a fun time.


KCRW Summer Nights

July 27, Aug. 3 and 10

Union Station, Hammer Museum and Chinatown

KCRW Summer Nights hosts DJ parties all across Los Angeles. People can enjoy the food trucks, music, art and vintage clothing shops all around.


Twilight Concert Series

July- Sept.

Santa Monica Pier

The Twilight Concert Series is the definition of summer at the Santa Monica Pier. They host live music with performances from up-and-coming artists. Pack a picnic, sit in the sand and enjoy music as the sunset sets with crashing waves in the distance.


Off the 405

May- Aug.

Getty Museum  

Off the 405 is the Getty Center’s annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing today’s most exciting bands to the stage. You will definitely have a memorable experience with stunning architecture and sunset views.


Grand Performances

June 1- Sept. 10

Two California Plaza

This outdoor concert is located in DTLA. It features live performances from artists all around the world while celebrating diversity, poetry and Los Angeles.


Jazz at LACMA

April- Nov.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art  

This celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians has been celebrated for more than 20 years. Jazz performers of all ages get the opportunity to perform in front of the crowd, artwork and architecture right outside of LACMA.


Summer Concert Series at the Grove

The whole month of July

The Grove

The Grove hosts it’s free summer series with a show every Wednesday night in July. While there, you can enjoy the shops and restaurant all around the Grove. Come out for a mix of country, jazz and pop.


Farmer Market Friday Night Music

May- Sept.

Original Farmers Market

Fresh, organic and locally grown food can be bought while hearing live music.  This family-friendly outdoor event will have you feeling happy and content.


Levitt Pavillion

June- Sept.

MacArthur Park

Packed with almost 150 acts, this is the biggest lineup the Levitt Pavilion has ever hosted. The Levitt will have a variety of delicious foods from local vendors and will be the first fully bilingual live performance in the city.