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Summer concerts in L.A.

Scope out the best summer concerts of 2017, plus the best free summer music series across Los Angeles

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Get out your calendars: Your guide to the best summer concerts of 2017 has arrived. Here, our picks for the best warm-weather gigs, including summer concert series, free showssummer music festivals and more. Make sure to check out our monthly concert calendars, too, for shows in outdoor venues, clubs and theaters.

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Free summer concert series in L.A.

KCRW Summer Nights
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KCRW Summer Nights

Everyone's favorite local radio station sets up free concerts all across town.

Twilight Concerts
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Twilight Concerts

This beloved series takes over the Santa Monica Pier every Thursday.

Sound in Focus
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Sound in Focus

The Annenberg presents a stellar slate of outdoor shows in July.

Rebel Rebel
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Rebel Rebel

Rebel Rebel presents a mix of female artists and KCRW DJs for outdoor, all-ages concerts on the Hammer grounds. The concerts are free and open to the public without tickets or reservations, so you’ll want to arrive early to be sure to get a spot. A cash bar will offer drinks and light snacks starting at 6:30 and the music starts at 7pm. The museum will stay open until 9pm so you can check out the galleries in between sets.

Off the 405

Off the 405

Enjoy evening views of the city on select Saturdays at the Getty.

Grand Performances

Grand Performances

A diverse mix of entertainment comes to a water-encompassed Downtown stage on Thursdays through Sundays.

Jazz at LACMA
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Jazz at LACMA

This long-running jazz series is a true L.A. rite of passage.

Summer Concert Series at the Grove
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Summer Concert Series at the Grove

The Grove continues its free summer concert series with a show every Wednesday night in July.

Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts
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Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts

The Skirball assembles a worldly mix of music on Thursday nights.

Farmers Market Friday Night Music
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Farmers Market Friday Night Music

Take a load off at this family-friendly Friday night series.

Levitt Pavilion concerts

Levitt Pavilion concerts

Memorial Park hosts Levitt Pavilion Pasadena's summer concert series every Thursday through Sunday.

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Summer concert calendars by month

May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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September

See more monthly concert calendars

Summer music festivals

Summer music festivals in and near L.A.
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Summer music festivals in and near L.A.

The best music festivals in the U.S.
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The best music festivals in the U.S.

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