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Where to Hear Music Under the Stars


It wouldn’t be summer without spending some enchanted evening enjoying music under the stars. LA is pulsating with sound sensations of every imaginable style, and thanks to The Pearl’s great central location, you’re never more than a heartbeat away.


Image courtesy of KCRW


KCRW Summer Nights

If you’re ready for some eclectic energy, KCRW is serving up a super-charged free, all ages, outdoor summer concert series at cool locations around town such as Union Station, the  Hammer Museum, Chinatown Central Plaza, and the new KCRW HQ. Discover the best emerging artists and groove to your favorite DJs like Garth Trinidad, Travis Holcombe, Anne Litt and Jason Bentley. Graze your way through a curated selection of food trucks and check out the other attractions, including cultural workshops, a craft beer garden, cooking demonstrations, and a vintage market. Line up is here.


Dance DTLA: Dance Downtown 2018

Grand Park + The Music Center

200 North Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90012


A summer favorite now in its 14th year, The Music Center’s Dance DTLA is an evening of dance under the stars on most Friday nights from June – September 2018. Hosted entirely in Grand Park, the series features Dance Downtown (7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.), every other Friday night, where participants can learn new dance moves from a different dance genre––from Salsa to Disco and Bollywood––at each event. Skip the traffic and go Metro! From The Pearl, take the Red/Purple Line to the Civic Center/Grand Park Station and use the 1st Street exit. Dance DTLA schedule here.


Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068


We’d be remiss if we didn’t include the Hollywood Bowl in our Music Under the Stars line up. Since its opening in 1922, the 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 its iconic concentric-arched band shell. And where else can you eat to the beat!? Indulge yourself with Supper in Your Box Seat. Or pack a picnic for two. Parking at the Bowl is extremely limited so Metro is the way to go. Wilshire/Western Metro Station. Hop on Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station and catch the Hollywood Bowl Shuttle at 6801 Hollywood Blvd or go for a short walk north on Highland Avenue. Hollywood Bowl schedule here.