LA’s Best Bets for Music Under the Stars

It wouldn’t be summer without spending a sizzling night chillin’ at an outdoor concert. LA is pulsating with sound sensations – from eclectic world music to funky grooves, cool jazz, and classical music favorites! When you live at Watermarke Tower, you’re just a heartbeat away from LA’s best summer music under the stars!

KCRW World Festival at The Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Now celebrating its 20th season at the Bowl, KCRW’s World Festival presents cutting-edge artists making music on a global scale. The popular collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association features your favorite hosts, including Jason Bentley, Ann Litt, Garth Trinidad, with the LA Phil conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

KUSC Summer Series at the Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Classical KUSC is proud to partner with the LA Phil to present a series of summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl all summer long, as Gustavo Dudamel, the Phil, and superstar soloists bring you incredible music under the stars. Season’s highlights include Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s 2nd, the beloved Mozart Requiem, British favorites with Britain at the Bowl, the rousing Beethoven’s Ninth, and more.

50 Free Concerts

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

This summer, Angelenos can escape the routine bustle of the city and retreat to Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles for a jam-packed season of 50 free concerts! Entering its 13th year, Levitt LA transforms MacArthur Park into a sonically-charged urban oasis presenting free, live music under the stars with award-winning and emerging artists. The electrifying 2019 lineup features more internationally touring performers than ever before and spotlights LA’s own superstar talent across a wide range of music genres including Latin, indie, rock, R&B, soul, ska, Afrobeat and many more.

Concerts On The Bloc

The Bloc

700 S Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Live music under the stars never gets old and in L.A. it’s a favorite summer activity! Concerts On The Bloc is back, in the heart of DTLA. Grab a blanket, come hungry, and get ready to jam out to local L.A. musicians who are making waves under the urban city lights. There will be featured sips + bites as well as interactive pop-ups for the evening! This is the perfect way to spend your summer nights, good vibes, tasty bites, great community and live music.

Pershing Square Outdoor Concert Series

Pershing Square

532 S.Olive Street.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Owned and operated by the CIty of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Pershing Square was created for community members and visitors to sit, talk, meet up, enjoy events, live music and relax in the middle of downtown. Surrounded by hotels, restaurants, cafes, and other local businesses, with easy Metro access, Pershing Square offers fountains, monuments, a lrage seating area, and an open elevated amphitheater, perfect for music under the stars! FREE tickets here.

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

The twenty-third season of Sunset Concerts invites Angelenos to experience the Skirball’s stunning courtyard filled with music and stories from near and far. Come together with family and friends to hear an eclectic lineup of acts that pay tribute to cultural traditions while creating new, vibrant sounds all their own. Beginning at 5:30 pm, enjoy grab-and-go light fare and full bar service from Zeidler’s Cart. Stop by Audrey’s Museum Store, open until 8:00 pm. And be sure to check out the exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich.

Jazz at LACMA


5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Off the 405 Summer Concert Series

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center’s 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.

Twilight on the Pier

The Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Twilight on the Pier is the free weekly music festival as iconic as the Santa Monica Pier itself. Now in it’s 35th consecutive year, Twilight continues the long-standing tradition of celebrating emerging and established artists and sounds from around the world. Featuring art, an all new comedy stage, eats, wine and beer garden, games and interactive activations. Whether you’re casual concert-goer or a culture-seeker, Twilight on the Pier has something for everyone.