There are some great  live music options in Venice & Santa Monica this week, so let’s get right to it!

Tonight, Wednesday, if you’re quick to the draw go catch  Suzy Williams live at Danny’s – she’s got a great set of pipes and versatile vocal styling that includes jazz, blues and cabaret. She’s joined by Steve Weisberg from 7 -10pm.

If you’re looking for rock n’ roll, check out Chris Hawley at Prince O’Whales in Playa del Rey from 9:30 pm – 12am.

Thursday is the big night out with 80’s ska superstars, English Beat, headlining at the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts from 7 -10 pm.  Local ska band, Maxwell Smart is the warmup band. Get there early as this show will be crowded and fun! There is a free bike valet on the sand, just south of the pier.

It’s a double bill Thursday night with Miss Jessica singing with her funky new band from 8 – 11pm at Danny’s.

Moving on to Saturday night, the  Rachel Sorsa Band plays jazz/blues/r&b from their new album at the RG Club in Venice. Cover: $5-15, Free Admission: 12:00am – 2:00am

Other Events:
3 Year Anniversary of Venice Art Crawl at the Cadillac Hotel on Friday (not Thursday as originally listed), from 7 – 11pm. Free – must RSVP to with subject line “Add me to list!” The Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog has covered the Venice Art Crawl from its start and Founder Janet Gervers exhibited her digital art in the first show!

It’s All About Venice!