free summer concerts la grand performances

Oh hey, guess what? Yes, indeed! It’s another bangin’ free summer concerts lineup in Los Angeles. Grand Performances have announced their impressive 2017 lineup of free summer concerts. This year you can look forward to a unique variety of acts spanning global genres. Witness artists like Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Peter & the Wolf, Buyepongo, Daedelus and more. View the entire Grand Performances lineup below!

Grand Performances’ mission is to to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. All Grand Performances concerts are FREE and all-ages. 


Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Grand Performances takes place at the outdoor California Plaza. It is easily accessible by bus and rail, but if you decide to drive, there are many nearby pay-for parking lots and underground structures available. 


At Grand Performances you can pack your own picnic or purchase food from one of the many on-site restaurants. An onsite bar will be set up on select evenings. Please eat and drink responsibly, and pick up your trash. 

Blankets and low backed chairs are welcome as long as they don’t block designated walking, dancing or wheelchair areas. Reserved seats as well as access to special lounges and artist meet-and- greets are available by becoming a Grand Performances member.

Grab your blankets, pillows and snuggles, and get ready to enjoy a fantastic variety of live music this summer at Grand Performances! See you there.

For more information about Grand Performances, visit their website.

Grand Performances 2017 Lineup — Free Summer Concerts

June 2— Gospel lunch with Kenneth Crouch
June 2— William Close & the Earth Harp Collective
June 3— William Close & the Earth Harp Collective
June 9— Screening of “Bridging the Divide,” documentary on L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley
June 11— Secret City
June 17— L.A. x GDL— Gaby Moreno and Caloncho
June 23— Long Beach Opera, Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s “Frida”
June 24— Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

July 1— Hip Hop— First Peoples, New Voices, with Frank Waln, the Sampson Brothers, Tanaya Winder, Lightning Cloud, and Mare Advertencia Lirika
July 7— “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse
July 8— Rahim AlHaj, “Letters from Iraq,” and Asher Shasho Levy
July 9— Cornerstone Theater Company presents “A Concert Reading” with Magic Fruit (7 p.m.)
July 15— L’Orchestre Afrisa International, with Ricardo Lemvo
July 21— Sidestepper and Buyepongo
July 22— Riffat Sultana, Meklit and Ulali (7 p.m.)
July 28— La Linea, with composer Roberto Mendoza, choreographer Manual Ballesteros and visual artist Gerardo Audiffred
July 29— Mothership Landing— Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77
July 30— Peter & the Wolf, The Classical
July 30— What Began in the Fires (spoken word, 8 p.m.)

August 4— No Sides Now – Dance that Abandons Boundaries
August 5— Dorian Wood – Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole
August 6— Peter & the Wolf, Big Funky Jazz Band
August 10— 9066——13769 (Executive Orders that Exclude) (film and art, 7 p.m.)
August 11— Gospel lunch with Kenneth Crouch
August 11— Septeto Santiaguero
August 12— Hamed Nikpay (music and dance, 8 p.m.)
August 13— Peter Y la Loba – Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band
August 18— Dayme Arocena​
​August 18— Cameron Graves – Solo Piano, Ensemble and Leon Ware Tribute
August 19— Daedelus – Grooves for COLA20
August 20— Peter & The Wolf – Edición Latinx
August 26— Mark de Clive-Lowe – Mirai No Rekishi (History of the Future)

September 22— Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Carlos Izcaray, conductor