Yah,  it’s Summertime and that means tons of FREE Concerts!
@AbbotKinney1st has our Summer Guide with live shows in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Culver City and more!

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Santa Monica Summer Soulstice Santa Monica Summer Soulstice
Main Street between Pico and Kinney St

Sunday, June 24 12pm-7pm
This is an annual event that’s always alot of fun! There are stages up and down Main street with a slew of local bands playing. MOst are cover bands with a few originals, like Tony Alva’s band, His Eyes Have fangs, playing on the Dogtown stage (of course), scheduled for 5pm at Man and Bay streets. Get some freebies at various booths or preuse goodies for sale and do check out the sidewalk sales at various shops on Main street in Sanat Monica.

TIP#1 Check out the Summer BBQ at Maser Condo Sales – tell Brian Maser that Abbot Kinney First Fridays told ya to check it out. Get some burgers and dogs or whatever they have grillin’! Plus music , food demos and more Ocean Park and Main Street 12-5pm.
Tip #2 There’s an info booth typically near the Ocean Park stage with a map

Santa Monica Pier Concerts (aka Twilight Concerts)
This free concert series is moved to the fall. Boo Hiss!

concert-Marina del Rey-Blue Oyster Cult06-sunset-crowd-Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series
Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey

Thursdays and Alternating Saturdays 7pm
There will be a mix of pop music groups, including alt-rock, indie, and folk at this small park surrounded by water – ger there ealy to grab a place to hang out. Food trucks will be there or bring your own picnic. No alcohol, smoking or high back chairs.

Maestro Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Symphony:

July 12: Opera by the Shore. Emerging opera stars from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition will perform.

July 21 – Lalah Hathaway R&B

August 4 – Cat Power alt rock

Get the full lineup here

The Band Venice-Culver-City-ConcertCulver City Boulevard Music Summer Festival
9770 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

Thursdays 7pm July 12 – August 16
Enjoy six free concerts on Thursday evenings in the courtyard of Culver City, City Hall. It’s easy access here, park on the streets or in one of 3 city garages sprouting off of Culver Bl: one at Trader joe’s, Cardiff and Watseka. One hour free parking.

July 12 – Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts, Conganas – music of Cuba – get dancing!

July 19 – Carl Verheyen Band featuring John Jorgenson -Classic Rock/Blues/Country

Find  out  when X, Venice, Katharine McPhee will play!