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Hollywood Bowl outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

Hello Summer: Music Under the Stars is Back

One of our favorite things about summer is music under the stars. The balmy weather and luminous nights are perfect for packing a picnic and heading out to an open air concert. All around town, you’ll hear the soundtrack of the season, from classical programs, to pop, rock and cool jazz. Many outdoor concerts are free, such as Grand Performances and The Music Center’s Dance DTLA. Major museums such as LACMA and The Getty Center are hosting free concerts as well. Whatever your musical vibe, the choices are endless when live at The Pearl. 

 

Hollywood Bowl outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Hollywood Bowl 2301 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068

 

Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell. The Summer 2023 Season is jam-packed with performances by acclaimed artists, such as John Williams and Dudamel conducting the LA Phil, and special events like the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 Concert, July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular with The Beach Boys, and A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

 

The Greek Theatre outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

The Greek Theatre 2700 N Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Located within Griffith Park, the historic Greek Theatre stands as one of the nation’s most beloved and recognized outdoor entertainment venues. Throughout its history, the Greek has played host to some of the biggest legends in music, including Sir Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana and many more. This iconic venue has also served as a site for numerous high school graduations, community events and backdrops for television shows and motion pictures.

 

Jazz at LACMA outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Jazz at LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Jazz at LACMA is back! Enjoy evenings of live music, picnicking, and community on the LACMA grounds. The free concerts are presented Friday evenings from April to November. Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians and has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, The Yellowjackets, Quincy Jones All Star Orchestra with John Clayton, Arturo Sandoval, Jeff Lorber, and many more. Concerts are broadcast on KJAZZ (88.1 FM) every Sunday evening from 7–9 PM and include interviews with featured performers. 

 

Descanso Gardens outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Music in the Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr. La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 

For three Fridays this July, enjoy the sound of live music wafting through the garden as you enjoy the summer blooms. Music in the Gardens is Included in the price of admission. No reservations are required. Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

 

Pasadena City Hall outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Concert Under the Stars Pasadena City Hall 100 Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

 

June 10 Join the Pasadena Symphony and POPS for a free concert under the stars. Sing and dance to the best of Broadway, celebrating the music of Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz and more. The concert is performed on the plaza in front of city hall, so bring a lawn chair and/or blanket. Folding chairs may be rented for a small fee. This concert is free, no tickets or reservations required. Gates open for food trucks at 7PM. Concert begins at 8PM.

 

Michael Feinstein Pasadena Pops outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Pasadena Symphony & POPS LA Arboretum 301 N Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007

 

Pasadena Symphony & POPS has announced their 2023 Rusnak Summer Pops Series at Los Angeles County Arboretum. The six-concert series runs from June 24 to September 9 with a stellar line-up of guest artists celebrating the American Songbook, plus Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein in concert. Gates open at 5:30PM for picnicking. Concerts begin at 7:30PM.

 

Off the 405 at Getty Center outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Off The 405 Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049

 

Getty Museum announces its free Off The 405 annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today’s most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views. The concerts will take place from 6-9PM on selected evenings, and begin with various live DJ sets in the museum courtyard. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and can bring in their own picnic items. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase before the show begins. The concerts are free to attend, but attendees need to RSVP for passes in advance.

 

he Ford outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

The Ford 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E. Los Angeles, CA 90068

 

For sheer beauty and intimacy, it’s hard to beat The Ford for summer entertainment under the stars. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the open-air amphitheater is relatively intimate at just under 1,200 seats; no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage. Purchase your meal from the new Bodega at The Ford or local curated offerings in the Grab & Go Market. You can also bring your own food and drinks and grab a table on the Zev Terrace, the entryway gardens, or in your seats.

 

Grand Performances in DTLA outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Grand Performances California Plaza 300 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

Grand Performances returns to DTLA for its 37th year of free summer concerts at California  Plaza. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine, Grand Performances presents world-class music, dance, theater, and more in the heart of DTLA. Every Saturday from June to September 2023.

 

Dance DTLA outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Join the thousands who love the chance to learn new dance styles and dance the night away under the stars. The Music Center’s Dance DTLA returns this summer for nine consecutive Friday nights of free in-person beginner dance lessons, starting with HipHop on June 23, with easy-to-follow steps so guests can hit the dance floor to practice some new moves. No dance experience necessary!

 

Rose Bowl outdoor concerts near The Pearl residences in Koreatown, Los Angeles

 

Re:SET Concert Series at the Rose Bowl 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena, CA 91103

 

June 2, 3, 4 Re:SET, a fresh take on the multi-artist outdoor concert, comes to Los Angeles at Brookside at the Rose Bowl Stadium, featuring headliners Steve Lacy, boygenius, and LCD Soundsystem. Re:SET was conceived as an artist and fan friendly alternative to the standard summer concert experience. The venue will feature food and drinks from local restaurants, bars, and breweries, including HomeState, Broad Street Oyster Co., Goldburger and more.

 

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Hollywood Bowl

Photo #2: Hollywood Bowl

Photo #3: The Greek Theatre 

Photo #4: LACMA

Photo #5: Descanso Gardens

Photo #6: Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Photo #7: Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Photo #8: Getty Museum

Photo #9: The Ford

Photo #10: GrandPerformances

Photo #11: The Music Center

Photo #12: Rose Bowl