Let’s face it, living in LA is not cheap. But, the plus side? The City of Angels is bursting with loads of free fun to be had. This month alone, there are countless free concerts in Downtown LA. We decided to tally up some we cannot wait to head on out and rock to. Read on and get ready to grab your friends for a fabulous, free night out in Downtown LA. You’re welcome.
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, AUGUST 5TH AT PERSHING SQUARE
Alt favorites Toad the Wet Sprocket bring their eclectic mix of alternative, folk and blue grass to Pershing Square August 5th, along with stellar 80’s favorites, 10,000 Maniacs. While the beloved founder of the Maniacs, Natalie Merchant, has long retired and moved onto solo success, 10,000 Maniacs soldiered on and continue to play all their favorites you’ll be rocking out to like These Are the Days and Candy Everybody Wants. Get there early and enjoy!
THE B-52’S, AUGUST 12TH, AT PERSHING SQUARE
Love Shack, baby! Who doesn’t know the B-52’s for such radio favorites like Roam, Your Own Private Idaho and, of course, Love Shack?! They will be headlining Pershing Square for a radical, tubular evening August 12th. And, just to clarify: Yes, this will be a free concert! As always, Pershing Square fills up quick, so, arrive early to ensure you can ‘roam around the world’ with Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and all the rest!
X, AUGUST 19th, AT PERSHING SQUARE
And, the hits just keep coming. Guitarist, Vocalist and Rocker, John Doe, brings his 80’s rock band, X, to Pershing Square with equally awesome opener, The Meat Puppets. X, right along with 10,000 Maniacs and the rest of the classic 80’s lineup, rose to success with such memorable songs like Riding with Mary and Los Angeles. This is sure to be a night of rock and roll so get ready for a ruckus and rad evening.
SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO, AUGUST 11TH, AT GRAND PERFORMANCES
Along with Pershing Square, California Plaza on Grand has become famous for their summer long series of free concerts in Downtown LA. With more of a mix of funky, jazz and international favorites, check out Septeto Santiaguero on August 11th; a Grammy award winning group, this Cuban based band combines tropical and funk sounds that is sure to have you dancing all night long.
If you want to venture out of Downtown, check out Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena, Jazz Nights at LACMA and Twilight Concerts in Santa Monica.
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