6 Must-See Concerts in Los Angeles – Aug. 15-22, 2022

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In the latter half of August, Los Angeles will host a number of events featuring legendary as well as rising performers. There will be a plethora of fantastic possibilities to catch live music in Los Angeles during the second half of August. Whether you’re looking to spend nothing at all or want to splash out on an extravagant evening, there are plenty of fantastic concerts available at costs that won’t break the bank this season. You can enjoy wild performances at these Los Angeles concerts we’ve recommended below. Here are 6 Must-See Concerts in LA that you shouldn’t miss this month!

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Aug. 15- Daddy Yankee at Kia Forum

At the Kia Forum on Aug. 15, Daddy Yankee will be performing his 19 brand new track album Legendaddy. Daddy Yankee, a rapper from Puerto Rico, is wrapping up his career with this eighth and farewell concert tour in support of his final studio album, Legendaddy. La Última Vuelta World Tour started on July 15 and will end on Dec. 22 rounding out to 90 shows. After his album King Daddy, this is Daddy Yankee’s first album in a decade with 19 bangin’ tracks. Daddy Yankee, also a Grammy Award-winning singer and producer, is often cited as an early innovator in the genre of reggaetón. He also worked with Luis Fonsi on the crossover hit and pop classic “Despacito” in 2017. Throughout his three-decade career, the legend has remained committed to his sound, which is a fusion of pure reggaetón, heavy trap, and experimental tunes. 

Tickets for general admission are available starting at $87+ service fees.

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Aug. 17- Hazel English at The Lodge Room

If you’re in the area on August 17 for Hazel English‘s concert at the Lodge Room, you’re in for a night to remember. This upcoming performance will be featuring Caroline Kingsbury, a local queer artist with much love in L.A. Open mics and performing with regional musicians were the beginnings of Hazel’s career as a musician. What may be most memorable about Hazel are the emotions and stories conveyed in her music. Her songs deal with the same universal themes as the vast majority of music out there: love, heartbreak, and reconciliation. On the contrary, it is the wistful, aching, yearning tone that permeates her music that gives it its lively, captivating, enduring resonance. Her new single, titled “Summer Nights,” was released on April 21, 2022. Jackson Phillips, who has worked with her for a long time, was the producer. Just check out the music video for it down below. 

Tickets for general admission are available at $15.

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Aug. 19- Olan at Moroccan Lounge

On August 19, catch OLAN (Luzana Flores) at the Moroccan Lounge performing her debut album Contra. As a queer woman of color, OLAN is used to being different. What really sets her apart from her peers, though, is her ability to do all-around production, dynamic songwriting, singing, and instrumentation. Her first proper album, titled “Contra,” was published on the indie label Anjunadeep on June 10. The album’s striking lead song, “Wake And Return,” has also just been released. Contra, OLAN’s final debut album after months of isolation, began as a means of release and expression that helped her find calm after the unsettling years caused by the pandemic. The album has a lot of different electronic music styles, like ambient and hip-hop, as well as melodic house, breakbeat, downtempo, and drum & bass.

Tickets for general admission are available at $10. 

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Aug. 19-21- Echo Farce Rising

Want to hear FREE music? The 3-day music festival Echo Farce Rising will take place from Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 21, at The Echo / Echoplex. This year, in place of Echo Park Rising, The Echo and Echoplex are very excited to put on their own event called Echo Farce Rising to honor LA artists and independent promoters. Echo Farce Rising 2022 will have a lot of bands, so you can get your fix of live music. There are performances by Buyepongo, Night Talks, Veronica Bianqui, DMTina, and the Bumps, yungatita, Molly Hanmer, Healing Gems, Bonavega, Cutty Flam, Melted Bodies, Traps PS, and a lot more. Everyone of any age can go to Echo Farce Rising for free. 

Tickets are free but limited, so first-come, first-served. 

Aug. 20- China Town Summer Nights

At China Town Central Plaza, LA residents will be able to see live bands, KCRW DJs, Food Booths, Food Trucks, and a lot more on Aug. 20. China Town Summer Nights will include live band performances including Bri Giger, Katherine Ho, Mae Mae, Chong The Nomad, Low Hum and more. You can taste Chinese dishes and LA’s gourmet from food booths and trucks. You will be able to watch cooking demonstrations by Chinese chefs, see large-scale outdoor video projections, take part in hands-on Chinese cultural activities put on by local groups and museums, drink Chinese beer, and dance with KCRW DJ Jason Bentley and Travis Holcombe.

China Town Summer Nights is free and all-ages!

Aug. 20- Helado Negro at The Regent

Helado Negro, a bilingual singer-songwriter from Florida, will be performing at The Regent with Kacy Hill as a special guest. Through personal and political lyrics, his avant-pop music as Helado Negro makes a powerful statement about the expressiveness of intense states of being, Latinx and pluralistic sensibilities. Since Helado Negro’s first album, Awe Owe, came out in 2009, he has worked on multiple projects under different names to develop a non-traditional way of writing songs that puts his voice on an adventurous musical impulse without shying away from familiar pop appreciation. This tour is primarily to support his latest album “Far In,” which has 15 fantastic songs. He also released a music video for “Agosto,” featuring Buscabulla earlier this month- Check out the music video for Agosto down below!

Tickets will be available at a price of $25.

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