The Best Summer Concerts 2019 in Los Angeles!

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

Summer is almost here, and many public and private venues offer free concert series for your enjoyment. We have gathered a list of summer concerts happening in Los Angeles in 2019. Keep on reading and keep on dancing with music this summer!


Concerts on Canon

Beverly Canon Gardens 241 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA

June 6, 2019 – August 29, 2016


You are invited to enjoy free live musical performances at the Beverly Canon Gardens every Thursday from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, and also 7:15pm to 8:00 pm. This wonderful free event showcases a series of local, professional, talented musicians in a variety of genres. It's a wonderful way to spend a warm summer evening after dining at a nearby restaurant or bring your own food and enjoy the ambiance. Sing-a-longs featured at every concert excluding July 25th.


Friday Night Music

The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. 3rd St.,

Los Angeles, CA 90036

May 31, 2019 – August 30, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Friday night, from May 31st through August 30th, enjoy free concert performance on the West Patio featuring L.A.’s best musicians. Grab something to eat at the Farmer’s Market or bring your own food and enjoy the music.


Western Music Association Showcase Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

3rd Sunday of Every Month

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This special event features musicians and cowboy poets performing stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. The event is included with your admission and is free for Autry members.


Western Music Association Showcase Sizzling Summer Nights 4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 11, 2019 – August 22, 2019

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Dance the night away with L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry’s popular summer series. The outdoor parties include free lessons with an instructor, access to museum galleries, a separate children’s dance floor, and more. Tacos, margaritas, and other light refreshments are available for purchase from Crossroads West. ($15 for non members $6 for children, and free for members)

Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series

Burton Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

July 11, 2019 – August 31, 2019

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays & Saturdays


Marina del Rey Summer Concerts present exciting symphonic and pop concerts at beautiful Burton Chace Park. Enjoy a serene sunset by the water & brilliant music under the stars for free! You need to RSVP through Eventbrite for each concert. Seating is festival-style and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


50 Free Concerts

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

MacArthur Park

W. 6th St. and S. Park View St.

Los Angeles, CA

June 1, 2019 – Sept 1, 2019


MacArthur Park is presenting 50 free summer concerts this summer. Each summer, over 60,000 people of all ages and backgrounds gather on the lawn in historic MacArthur Park to enjoy free live music under the stars. Programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, attracting people from all walks of life to come together for a shared evening of great music. See the website for full schedule of concerts.


LACMA Concert Series

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

April 2019 – November 2019


Enjoy over 100 concerts a year! Concerts feature leading international and local ensembles in programs of classical, jazz, Latin, and new music. Jazz at LACMA Series is held on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Latin Sounds is on Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. And Sundays Live series is a weekly chamber music series held each Sundays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check the website for a schedule.


Twilight On the Pier

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Starting August 21, 2019

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The outdoor music festival that’s almost as iconic as the Pier itself is back for the 35th year. The 2019 series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world - a truly Local Meets Global experience. Each night of the series will be a Pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activities all along the Pier promenade.


Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

July 18, 2019 – August 22, 2019

8:00 pm


The Skirball Cultural Center will hold free Sunset Concerts every Thursdays. This year’s lineup include DJs representing the diverse communities of greater Los Angeles. The 2019 Sunset Concerts schedule is as follows: Gaby Moreno (July 18); Río Mira (July 25) in their California debut; The Klezmatics (August 1); Cha Wa(August 8); Tamar Ilana & Ventanas (August 15) in their Los Angeles debut; and Josef Leimberg (August 22).


Chinatown Summer Nights

951 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

June 8, 2019, July 13, 2019, August 10, 2019

5:00 pm – 12:00 am


Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s! See the website for full schedule.

Off the 405 series at The Getty

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687

June 22, 2019 – Sept 14, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center’s annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today’s most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views. All shows are held in the courtyard. No RSVP required.


Garden Concerts for Kids

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA

Various dates in August 2019


Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center's Central Garden featuring some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket, but lawn chairs are not allowed.

Big World Fun

Ford Theatre

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East

Hollywood, CA 90068

July 6, 2019 – August 10, 2019


One-hour music and dance events that represent the region's diverse communities are presented on Saturday mornings in July and August in the Ford's shaded outdoor amphitheater. Perfect for children ages 4 to 12 and their families. FREE for kids; adults pay $5. Gates open early for preshow kid-friendly nature activities and craft activities. The LA County Library also provides tailored book lists to accompany each show.

Concerts on the Green

Warner Park

5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Woodland Hills, CA

June 9, 2019 – August 18, 2019


Valley Cultural Foundation’s Concerts on the Green are free to the public and held on Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm with Emerging Artists Opening Act performances. Headliners will follow shortly after and end at 8 pm. Check the website for time and full schedule.

Pasadena POPS

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 N. Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007

June 22, 2019 – September 14, 2019


The Pasadena POPS returns with a fabulous lineup of summer concerts from June 22nd through September 14th. Concerts start at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm. Visit Pasadena POPS for more information and tickets. The Pasadena POPS Box Office will be open at noon the day of each concert.

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