Discover Summer Music Festivals in Los Angeles

Music is as much a part of Los Angeles as sunshine, beaches and Hollywood. From toe-tapping jazz and classical concerts, to the best DJs and house dance hits, Los Angles music events offer tunes for every taste. Whatever type of music is “your jam”, you’ll find it here. Check out a few of our favorite festivals coming up:

Hollywood Bowl Summer Series

Dates: Ongoing Through September 2016

The historic Hollywood Bowl has announced an incredible summer season lineup of concerts and interactive musical events. Join the sing along with The Sound of Music, sway with the crowd to Reggae Night, enjoy Chicago with fireworks for the Fourth of July, or experience The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic.

Mariachi USA Festival

Dates: June 25, 2016

Top mariachi bands from the US and Mexico are featured in this year’s 27th annual event. An incredible musical experience, you’ll find that the traditional folk dances add to the excitement, highlighted brilliantly by the final fireworks display.

Super Freestyle Explosion

Dates: July 23, 2016

Los Angeles is one of the most popular stops on this musical tour that starts in Miami and ends months later in Tampa, FL. Featured artists include Taylor Dayne, Nu Shooz, Stevie B, Expose, Lisa Lisa and JJ Fad performing some of their biggest hits during this celebration of dance music from the ’80s and ’90s.

FYF Fest

Dates: August 27 – 28, 2016

The 12th annual rock, indie and electronic music extravaganza features Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem and Grace Jones. Additional musical acts include Air, Grimes, MOBY, Beach House, Head Wound System, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Vince Staples and Explosions in the Sky.


Grand Performances Summer Festival

Dates: June 24 – August 21, 2016

This free summer concert series in sunny Downtown Los Angeles features outstanding, world-famous artists as well as local talent. The series runs from June through October, with plenty of food and beverages available to make the event even more festive.


Ford Amphitheatre Summer Season

Dates: Ongoing All Summer

The outdoor Ford Amphitheatre offers a range of jazz, classical music and choral events beginning in May and running through October each year. From salsa and Broadway to live bands, there’s something for everyone here.


Dates: Ongoing All Summer

The 1Life Festival at the historic Belasco Theater is headlined by artists including Canadian DJ Cajjmere Wray and House DJ Donald Glaude, ranked in the Top 50 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs List. This year, $5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to benefit the victims of Pulse Orlando.

Pershing Square Summer Concert Series

Dates: July 9 – August 20, 2016

Pershing Square offers an open, elevated amphitheater amid a grove of orange trees with a large fountain of river rock featuring time-released tidal action. The six-week, free summer concert series includes both Saturday concerts and twice-a-week lunchtime concerts.


Salsa Festival

Dates: July 9 – 10, 2016

Relish this spicy festival in Downtown LA featuring salsa tastings, food vendors and a beer and margarita bar, all while enjoying live music, dancing, an interactive Kids Zone and much more. Best of all, admission is free!


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Authored by: 

The London West Hollywood Staff