Free performances by Nas, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more as part of Sound in Focus summer concert series at the Annenberg

sound and focus summer concerts free

The free summer music festivals and concerts in Los Angeles just keep rolling in. On top of that list is  KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s Sound in Focus series. This year’s series will kick-off on Saturday, July 9 with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Other acts include Nas, Wild BelleImarhan, and a surprise to-be-announced performance. Check out the schedule with opening acts below.

Sound in Focus at the Annenberg Space for Photography 2016 Lineup:

  • Saturday, July 9 — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, openers Imarhan, and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley
  • Saturday, July 16 — Surprise performance to-be-announced
  • Saturday, July 23 — Nas, Wild Belle, and KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad.

Sound In Focus

The Sound in Focus concerts at the Annenberg are free to attend and all-ages. All three concerts take place at Century Park in Century City, home of the Annenberg Space for Photography. Doors open at 5PM with live music starting at 7PM until 10PM.

RSVP is required for entry, but does not guarantee admission which will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly recommend you RSVP now via and arrive early to secure your spot on the grass. Don’t forget to bring a blanket so you can sit cozy while you stake your position.

“In just a few, short years, Sound in Focus has evolved into the crown jewel of our free summer programs – transforming Century Park into a vibrant space for the community to engage in music and the art of photography,” commented KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. “From any vantage point, I find myself marveling at the wonders of human engineering. The setting feels very futuristic. As people stream into the green space with blankets and family in tow, curious minds explore the space, settling in to enjoy an evening of live music and the adjacent photo galleries.”

Last year’s Sound in Focus series featured memorable performances from Cold War Kids, De La Soul and TV On The Radio. Check out Grimy Goods’ coverage from all three events here.




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