Sierra Madre Concerts in the Park. Photo courtesy of City of Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre Concerts in the Park. Photo courtesy of City of Sierra Madre

Mostly Free Outdoor Summer Concerts for LA Families

They say music soothes the savage beast, but it's also pretty good at entertaining the easily bored child. Free (or almost free) outdoor concert series fill Los Angeles and Orange County parks and open spaces all summer long, so odds are you won't have to travel far to find an under-the-stars event. Throw down a blanket, spread out the snacks, uncork the wine, and watch the kids boogie the evening away as you sway to breezy melodies.

This year offers many returning favorites, plus a few changes: The Downtown Stage concerts in Pershing Square are still free, but now they are limited to 21 and older (excuse for a Moms Night out perhaps?); Santa Monica's Twlight on the Pier series doesn't kick in until near the end of the summer this year, but the Tiny Porch series anticipates returning to Peter Strauss Ranch in spite of damage from last fall's Woolsey Fires.

Once again Arcadia Summer Concerts and Summer Movies are joining for a combined event, and of course there are plenty of standalone free outdoor movie series all summer as well.

Click through for complete details, including dates and bands. And check back often, because we continue adding and updating concerts throughout the season!

Beverly Canons Garden
225 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Playa Vista
Concert Park or Central Park Bandshell
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Culver City City Hall
9770 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park)
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Trancas Country Market
30745 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

Chumash County Park
5550 Medea Valley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91301

Barnes Park Amphitheater
350 W. McPherrin Ave
Monterey Park, CA

North Hollywood Park
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
23400 Park Sorrento
Calabasas, CA 91302

Conejo Community Center
1175 Hendrix Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302

City Hall West Lawn
240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA

Memorial Park Bandshell
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Brand Library & Art Center
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Verdugo Park
1621 Canada Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91208

Morgan Park
4100 Baldwin Park Blvd
Baldwin Park, CA

Station Square Amphitheater
1601 South Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Library Park, Rotary Club Bandshell
321 South Myrtle Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016

Garfield Park
625 Stratford Avenue
South Pasadena, CA

Alternating Parks in West Hollywood, including Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Autry Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Norwalk City Hall Lawn
12700 Norwalk Blvd
Norwalk, CA

Redondo Pier
100 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

La Mirada Regional Park
13701 Adelfa Dr
La Mirada, CA 90638

Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503

Library Park
600 Block of Main Street
El Segundo, CA

Hart Park Bandshell
701 S Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866

Portola Park
301 S. Euclid St.
La Habra, CA

Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Peppertree Park
230 West First Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Sea Terrace Park
33501 Niguel Road
Dana Point, CA 92629

Levitt Pavilion - MacArthur Park
Northwest Corner of MacArthur Park, near intersection of West 6th St. and South Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 213.847.4970
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