Concerts By City - All Cities

    This page lists concerts for all counties and locations by city name.  Scroll down to the name of the city you are looking for or click on the appropriate section of the alphabet below. Please remember that all schedules are subject to change. You may click here to return to "Concerts by City" and click here to go to the "Concerts by Date" main calendar page.

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"Classic Vineyard"                              "Cabernet Harvest"                              "Sonoma Sunrise"


Aliso Viejo Summer Concert Series - Concerts are every other week from 5 - 6:30 at the Grand Park Amphitheater (Town Center area). Information: (949) 362-5890 or http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/

  • August 28 - Open Wide (Classic Rock 50s - 90s)


There are no listings for Anaheim this month.


Bellflower Summer Streetfest 2005 - Concerts, farmers market and vendors are on Bellflower Blvd. between Flower and Oak from 6 - 9 p.m. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2552 or http://www.bellflower.org/

  • September 1 - Cold Duck (Pop/R&B)

  • September 8 - The Answer (Classic Rock)

September 24 - 1st Annual Apple Harvest Festival. The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the city's first annual Apple Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Bellflower along Bellflower Boulevard. The event features apple baking contests for pies or cobblers, and for preserves, jam or butter. There will also be a pie eating contest, beer garden, food booths, vendors and crafts. Peter Tilden of KZLA Radio will serve as the event emcee from 1 - 3 p.m., and music will be provided by Dave Storm and the Thunder Creek Band. Information: (562) 867-1744 or http://www.bellflowerchamber.com/

September 24 - Music on the Plaza. - Caravana (Latin/Pop). Summer concert series is in Town Center Plaza every fourth Saturday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. Town Center Plaza is off Bellflower Blvd. between Oak and Belmont. Bring lawn chairs. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2268 or http://www.bellflower.org/.


Brea Jazz Festival - Concerts are every Friday and Saturday night in September (and October 1) from 7 - 11 p.m. on Birch Street (at Brea Blvd. one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating is provided or bring your lawn chairs. Information: (877) BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/.

  • September 9 - Jennifer York

  • September 10 - 9-11 Tribute from 7 - 8 p.m. followed by The Pete Escovedo Orchestra

  • September 16 - Annie Sellick

  • September 17 - Susie Hansen Latin Band

  • September 23 - Richard Smith

  • September 24 - Brian Bromberg

  • September 30 - California State University Fullerton Big Band Ensemble and Jazz Combos

  • October 1 - Derek Bordeaux

"Work in Progress"


Buena Park Summer Concert Series - Part 2 - Concerts take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown (Mall), 8308 On The Mall, La Palma/Dale. Information: (714) 503-5000 or http://www.buenaparkdowntown.com/

  • August 31 - The Branscombe Richmond Show (Country/Rock/R&B - last concert of season)

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September 2 - Friday Concerts in the Plaza. Three Blind Mice (Jazz). Performance begins at 6 p.m. in the Liberty Park Plaza, 19211 Studebaker Road. Information: (562) 916-8565 or http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

September 11 - Partriots Day Remembrance Ceremony and Patriotic Concert. The City of Cerritos will host a special Remembrance Ceremony and Patriotic Concert in honor of the victims and heroes involved in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The event will take place at the Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield, from about 4:45 - 6 p.m. There will be a short musical prelude at 4:45, the ceremony, and a 30 - 40 minute concert. Information: (562) 865-8101 or http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

September 30 - Ukulele Festival Opening Night Concert. Friday night is Ukulele Club Night. Come and support your favorite Ukulele Club as they play in a free concert from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the Cerritos Park East Community Center, 13234 E. 16th Street (between Carmenita and Shoemaker). Information: (562) 407-2611, (714) 826-9204, http://www.ukulelefestival.org/http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/


Chino Hills Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6:45 p.m. at Crossroads Park, Chino Hills Parkway and Eucalyptus Ave. Information: (909) 364-2700 or http://www.chinohills.org/

  • August 31 - Ravelers (Rock - last concert of season)


There are no listings for City of Industry this month.


Weekends, September 3 - 25 - Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. - The 4th Annual Festival of Children is a month-long celebration of the wonders of childhood with celebrity appearances, music and dance performances, activities and workshops. Most events are Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30-noon - 4-5 p.m. in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol St./405 Freeway. Over 50 local children's charities participate in the event. See Festival website for full schedule. Information: (714) 438-3286, www.festivalofchildren.org/calendar.html or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

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"Ensenada Fish Market"


August 28 - Fiesta La Ballona - Part two of weekend celebration. Main stage acts from noon - 5 p.m. include at noon: Sangoma (World/Family), at 1:15: Tom Nolan Band (R&B), at 2:45: Rockit Scientists, at 3:45: Joel Penner Sextet (Standards/Jazz), and at 5 p.m.: Mother Jones Band (Rock 'n Roll/Jam Band). Also performances on community stage from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rides, carnival games, etc for fee at event. Information: (310) 253-5762, http://www.fiestalaballona.org/, or http://www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/.

Culver City Summer Sunset Music Festival - Concerts begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Culver City City Hall courtyard, 9770 Culver Boulevard (at Duquesne). Information: (310) 253-5762, www.culvercitymusic.org/, or www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/.

  • September 1 - Odara (Afro-Cuban)

  • September 8 - Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Cajun - last concert of season)


Cypress Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6 p.m. on the Cypress Civic Center Green (Orange/Grindlay). Information: (714) 229-6780 or http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/

  • September 10 - Cypress "POPS" Orchestra - "Great American Picnic"


Dana Point Summer Concert Series - Part 2 - Concerts take place on Sundays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano. Information: (949) 248-3530 or http://www.danapoint.org/

  • August 28 - Rich Hardesty (Last concert of season)

September 10 and 11 - Toshiba Tallships Festival - The Ocean Institute celebrates its 21th year hosting the largest gathering of tallships on the West Coast. The festival will feature an array of family activities including live music, art shows, living history demonstrations, and food vendors. Also maritime displays and presentations, Polynesian dancers, interactive pirate encampment and cannon battles. Grass Park activities, Chantey concerts, arts and crafts show, pirate and living history encampments and vendor area are free. Fees for entry to Ocean Education Center, Tallship tours and cruises range from about $7 - $50. Entertainment includes sea-faring music, traditional island dancers and more. Full information and schedules on website. Information: (949) 496-2274, www.tallshipsfestival.com/ or www.danapointharbor.com/.


There are no listings for Diamond Bar this month.



There are no listings for Downey this month.

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There are no listings for Fountain Valley this month.


Fullerton Farmers Market - Live music Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum.

  • September 1 - Route 66 (Rock)

  • September 8 - The Split (Rock/Blues)

  • September 15 - Fit 2 Be Tied (Country)

  • September 22 - Upstream (Reggae)

  • September 29 - Soundbytes and The Offenders (Market is open an additional hour until 9:30 p.m. for hurricane relief donations)

September 16 - CSUF Concert Under the Stars. The 22nd annual Concert Under the Stars will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn north of the Titan Gymnasium on the California State University Fullerton Campus. Evening is a catered/ticketed event, but members of the public are welcome to bring lawn chairs and watch the show from the open lawn spaces. Evening of Broadway show tunes by CSUF alumni and theater/dance students. The CSUF campus is located on State College Blvd. between Nutwood and Yorba Linda Blvd. Information: (714) 278-2586 or http://www.fullerton.edu/.

September 30 - October 2 - St. Juliana Church Parish Fiesta. The Fenians (Irish) play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday night (September 30). On October 1, Two Fifths (Rock and Roll) play from 3 - 5 p.m., and the Doo Wah Riders (Country) play from 7 - 10 p.m. Festival is at 1320 N. Acacia. Also rides/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (714) 879-1965 or http://www.stjulianachurch.org/

** Fullerton Friends of Music concert series returns beginning October 30! **


There are no listings for Garden Grove this month.


October 1 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir and the Agape International Choir. The 165-member Agape International Choir joins the forty monastics of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir in their sanctuary at the Hsi Lai Temple. The Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir celebrates the pristine sound of Buddhist chanting, and the Agape Choir performs songs written by Music Director Dr. Rickie Byars-Beckwith and the Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. The event takes place from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Lo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, 3456 South Glenmark Drive. Please call and make reservations. Information: (626) 961-9697 or http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/


September 3 - 5 - Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. - Arts and crafts, cantina, two stages of live music and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden Stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full entertainment schedule. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and free shuttle all day, or park at Mira Costa High School and take free Wave shuttle bus. Information: (310) 376-0951 or http://www.fiestahermosa.com/.

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"Newport Harbor"


September 10 - Senior Saturday Community Festival - Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, the event features live music and over 60 sponsor booths with information, products and services. Activities are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway/Main Street. Information: (714) 536-9387 or http://www.hbvisit.com/.

Pier Plaza Summer Sunday Concert Series - Live music in the amphitheater at the Huntington Beach Pier (Pacific Coast Highway/Main). Concerts start at 1 p.m. and last until about 3 p.m. Information: (714) 536-5486 or http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/.

  • August 28 - Conjunto Jardin (Son Jarocho - last concert of season)

Surfin' Sundays Concert Series - Remaining Sunday concerts are from 1 - 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive (off Main Street). Information: (714) 960-3483 or http://www.surfingmuseum.org/.

  • September 4 - Chum

  • September 18 - Hot Rod Trio

  • September 25 - Goofyfoots

Sept. 30 - October 2 - Sts. Simon and Jude Church Fall Festival. The Tijuana Dogs will play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Friday night and the Fenians (Irish) will play from 7 - 10 p.m. on Saturday night at the festival. Address is 20444 Magnolia (at Indianapolis). Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 962-3333 or http://www.ssj.org/


September Sundays Concert Series - Concerts are from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park at the Irvine Civic Center, Harvard/Alton. Information: (949) 724-6606 or http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/

  • September 11 - The Fab Four (Beatles)

  • September 18 - Dishwalla (Rock) with opening band Cadillac

  • September 25 - The Fenians (Irish)

September 29 - UCI 40th Anniversary Concert. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of UCI, the University, along with the City of Irvine, will host a concert in Aldrich Park at the center of campus featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. University and city officials will make comments at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking on campus after 4 p.m. are free. Information: (949) 824-5252 or http://www.uci.edu/

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September 28 - Sights and Sounds of India. Program of music, dance and food of India. Performance presented by the Cultural Education Program of the National Honors Society of Diamond Bar High School. Program is at 4 p.m. at the La Habra Library, 221 East La Habra Boulevard. Information: (714) 526-7728, (562) 964-0078 or http://www.ocpl.org/


There are no listings for La Habra Heights this month.


October 1 - Annual Celebration in the Park. Annual turn-of-the-century Victorian-themed fair celebrates the city's heritage. The event will be held at Neff Park (San Cristobal Dr./San Esteban Dr.) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes historic demonstrations (quilting, woodworking, lace making, etc.), Red Wagon parade, victorian tea garden, antique car show, pony rides and more. Entertainment includes a puppet show, mime performer, swing dancers and the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet. Information: (562) 943-7277 or http://www.cityoflamirada.org/

** La Mirada Symphony concert season begins October 29! **


There are no listings for La Palma this month.

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"Sunset Sail"


There are no listings for Laguna Beach this month.


There are no listings for Laguna Hills this month.


September 11 - September 11 Memorial Event. The City of Laguna Niguel will hold a commemorative event to honor those who lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and recognize the efforts of the police and fire departments. The event will take place in the Crown Vally Community Park amphitheater, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, at 5 p.m. Information: (949) 425-5100 or http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/


There are no listings for Lake Forest this month.


September 11 - Lakewood Patriot Day Concert - Concert will be held from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Street at Woodruff. Fourth annual concert features the American Winds Concert Band, conducted by Larry Curtis, and guest vocalists. "American Rhapsody" performance of familiar patriotic tunes and American classics. Information: (562) 866-9771 or www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation


September 14 - El Dorado Nature Center Summer Concerts - Cultural Rhythms series continues with a Mexican Independence Day celebration. Doors open at 6:30, concert is from 7 - 8 p.m. at the El Dorado Park Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring Street. Bring low-back chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner. The center requests no styrofoam use, please. Information: (562) 570-1745, http://www.lbparks.org/ or www.longbeach.gov/park/facilities/parks/el_dorado_regional_park.asp

Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific - Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: the Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday nights (except Sept. 23). Admission is free, food/drinks for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofthepacific.org/

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There are no listings for Los Alamitos this month.



September 3 - Drum Downtown! - Drum circles (an informal music-making experience) will be held on September 3 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Music Center Plaza, Grand Avenue between First and Temple Streets. Hand drums, shakers, tambourines and other percussion instruments will be provided, and those attending are also welcome to bring their own. Information: (213) 972-3660 or http://www.musiccenter.org/.

Dance Downtown! - Put on your dancing shoes and come to the Music Center Plaza for dancing in the moonlight on the loveliest nights of the year. Evenings begin with a beginner dance lesson (first come, first served) at 6:30 p.m. Live music from 7:15 - 10 p.m. Admission is free and a wooden dance floor is provided. A different type of dance is taught each week. Information: (213) 972-3660 or http://www.musiccenter.org/

  • September 16 - Swing with Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats

  • September 30 - Zydeco/Cajon with Bennie and the Swampgators

Grand Performances - The summer series includes weekend evening performances, several Friday noon concerts, and some Sunday afternoon matinees for children and their families. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: For weekly schedule updates, call (213) 687-2159 or visit http://www.grandperformances.org/.

  • August 28 - 3 p.m. - Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theater

  • September 9 - Noon - noJazz (Contemporary Jazz)

  • September 16 - Noon - Mariachi Divas (All-Female Mariachi)

  • September 23 - Noon - I See Hawks in L.A. (Country)

  • September 30 - Noon - Orchestre Surreal

Weekly - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral - Free half-hour organ recitals take place most Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. (after the noon mass). Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple Street (near the 101 Freeway). Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org/.

Pershing Square Summer Concert Series - Concerts take place on Tuesday and Thursday from noon - 2 p.m. in Pershing Square (Olive/5th), and on every third Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m. Tuesdays are Tribute Tuesdays and Sundays are Salsa Sundays. Information: (213) 847-4970 or visit www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm.

  • August 30 - California Jammin' (Radio Hits)

  • September 1 - Just Off Turner (Alternative)

  • September 6 - Dr. Wu (Steely Dan Tribute)

  • September 8 - Bonne Musique Zydeco

  • September 13 - Dina D'Allesandro (Acoustic)

  • September 15 - Bob Malone (Blues)

  • September 18 - Salsa Sunday with Son Cobano (Salsa Cubana) from 3 - 5 p.m.

  • September 20 - Elissa Lala (Jazz)

  • September 22 - Groove & Soul Orchestra (Funk/Soul)

  • September 27 - Dalton Grant (Modern Rock)

  • September 29 - Soda and His Million Piece Band (New Swing)

"Harbor Sunset"

September 16 - 18 - Mexican Independence Day Celebration on Olvera Street. Events include music, art, film, food, exhibits, festivities and other cultural activities for the entire family. Hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 485-8372 or http://www.olvera-street.com/

September 22 - 25 - 32nd Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival - The Festival takes place over four days at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street (near Normandie/Olympic). This year's theme is "Celebration of Excellence." Schedule varies from day to day but includes market fair, world culture/stage performances, Korean parade (Saturday 3 p.m.), 3rd World Culture Talent Show (Friday) and more. Also games and carnival rides (for fee). In addition to commemorating the 100th year of Korean immigration, the festival is a means for people to come together, share cultures and get a better understanding of their fellow neighbors. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for full schedule and details. Information: (213) 487-9696 or http://www.lakoreanfestival.com/.

September 24 - World City Performance Series - The family performance series returns with Geri Keams and the Git-Hoan Dancers. Storyteller Geri Keams honors her Native American tradition of remembering and carrying on the ancient tribal stories, chants and legends. Git-Hoan Dancers use hand-carved masks, headdresses and skin and wood drums to illuminate the Pacific Northwest traditions of the Tsimshian. This month's World City is part of the World Festival of Sacred Music. World City concerts are performances celebrating the diversity of cultural traditions in Los Angeles. Performances are at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. in the outdoor W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheater at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2nd/Grand). Information: (213) 250-ARTS or www.musiccenter.org/education.

WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC - The World Festival of Sacred music takes place from September 17 - October 2 in a number of locations throughout Southern California. The following are free events taking place in Los Angeles. Further listings are available in the information for cities in which the events are taking place.

September 23 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event (Los Angeles/Hollywood). An evening of Kirtan at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple. The Self Realization Fellowship warmly welcomes the public to experience the spiritually uplifting power of Kirtan - devotional chanting in a peaceful setting. The SRF monastic order leads a participatory journey into the mystical sound of kirtans in English, Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali, accompanied by harmonium, tabla, cymbals, tanpura and bells. Founded in 1942, the Hollywood Temple was one of the principal places where Paramahansa Yogananda led his services and is now considered a place of pilgrimage for devotees of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Information: (323) 661-8006. (323) 225-2471, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.yogananda-srf.org/

September 24 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Alchemy Handbell Ensemble. A family afternoon of hands-on workshops and a concert of "hands on bells." The Alchemy Handbell Ensemble, led by Boude Moore, returns to perform in the newly-renovated Barnsdall Gallery Theater. The ringing of bronze-cast bells tuned to different pitches offers intricate melodic patterns and tones reminiscent of the sweet pure sounds of English church tower bells. The event provides an opportunity to participate in demonstrations at the Junior Arts Center with the Alchemy Handbell Ensemble in the afternoon as well as visit the Municipal Art Gallery exhibits. The full performance in the Gallery Theater will take place at 7 p.m. Student workshops will be held at 3:45, 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. All events are in the Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery and Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. Information: (323) 644-6275, (323) 644-6295, or http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/

September 24 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Mystical Persian Music and Soulful African American Spirituals from the Lian Ensemble and the Gwen Wyatt Chorale. The program of the Lian Ensemble features original work and improvisations that draw on Persian classical music, Sufi poetry and postmodern jazz. The multi-ethnic Gwen Wyatt Chorale excels in its interpretations of traditional spirituals and contemporary gospel music of jubilation and liberation. The performance is at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2230 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Information: (323) 292-9227 x2, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/, http://www.gwenwyattchorale.com/, or http://www.lianrecords.com/

September 24 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival. The 24th Annual Day of the Drum Festival is dedicated to the traditional role of drumming in human societies and features an adventurous and virtuosic repertoire from African, Asian, Native American, South American, Caribbean and European drummers. The event takes place at the Watts Tower Arts Center, 1727 E. 107th Street, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information: (213) 847-4646, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.culturela.org/events/index.html

September 25 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. The 29th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz - one of America's most sacred traditions. With music from gospel and blues to Latin jazz and avant garde, the festival musicians join forces to present a program that explores the heritage and vitality of this enduring art form. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E. 107th Street. Information: (213) 847-4646, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.culturela.org/events/index.html

September 29 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Of Melodies Old: New Works by the APPEX Ensemble. Recasting traditional melodies and rhythms into new sounds and textures, and adapting musical styles in a joyful collaboration that speaks of collapsing boundaries and exploring new frontiers, the event features internationally renowned artists from Asia and the United States. Artists performing include: Abhijit Banerjee, table maestro from India, I Dewa Putu Berata, master Indonesian percussionist from Bali, Kenny Endo, taiko drummer from Hawaii, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, leading exponent of the pat waing (circle drum) of Burma, Qi-Chao Liu, Chinese wind instrumentalist from Los Angeles, and Emiko Susilo, world-class vocalist from Bali/USA. The event will take place from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Japanese American Museum Plaza, 369 East First Street (corner of First and Central Avenue). Information: (213) 625-0414, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.janm.org/

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"Eat Lotsa Fish"


Friday Night Jazz at LACMA - Concerts are from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Los Angeles Times Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Admission to the museum's regular (non-ticketed) exhibits is also free after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/.

  • September 2 - Art Davis Quintet

  • September 9 - Lanny Morgan Sextet

  • September 16 - Sara Leib Quartet

  • September 23 - Don Preston Quartet

  • September 30 - Bennie Maupin Quartet

"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. in the Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. They are also broadcast live on KMZT-FM, 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (323) 857-6234 or http://www.sundayslive.org/.

  • August 28 - Ruslan Birykov (cello) and Mary Au (piano) perform Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich

  • September 4 - Endre Balogh, Steven Gordon, and Genevieve Lee, piano trio

  • September 11 - Bing Wang, violin, and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano, perform Barber and Debussy

  • September 18 - Members of Chamber Music Palisades

  • September 25 - Pianist Maria Lomazov performs John Rogers, Beethoven and Chopin

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USC Thornton School of Music Performances - Performances are in the Alfred E. Newman Recital Hall or Bovard Auditorium on the U.S.C. campus (see individual events). Information: (213) 740-2584 or http://www.usc.edu/music.

  • September 12 - Pamela Goldsmith, viola and Bryan Pezzone, piano. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Dahl and Bacewicz. (Alfred Newman Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.)

  • September 18 - Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor and Sharon Lavery, resident conductor. "Mostly American" music by Piston, Milhaud, and faculty composer Morton Lauridsen. (Bovard Auditorium, 4 p.m.)

  • September 23 - Dennis Trembly, double bass, Midori, violin, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. Dedicated to the memory of David Walker. (Alfred Newman Recital Hall, 8 p.m.)

  • September 25 - Brian Head, guitar, Paula Fehrenbach, cello, and Mark Menzies, violin. (Alfred Newman Recital Hall, 7 p.m.)

  • September 27 - Peter Marsh, violin, Daniel Rothmuller, cello, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. Music by Mozart, Prokofiev and Brahms. (Alfred Newman Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.)

  • September 29 - Frank Potenza, guitar and Shelly Berg, piano. Selections from their new release. (Alfred Newman Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.)

September 8 - NFL Opening Kickoff Concert. Multi-platinum recording artists Good Charlotte and 17-year-old pop singer Rihanna will join Maroon 5 and Kanye West for a free concert at the site of the NFL's first Super Bowl - the Los Angeles Coliseum - as a part of the NFL Opening Kickoff presented by Sprint. There will also be video footage from the Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" world tour. The concert will take place outside the Coliseum. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and music and festivities will run through 6 p.m. Also participating will be 24 NFL greats including Marcus Allen and pro football Hall-of-Famers plus the USC Marching Band. Information: www.nfl.com/kickoff


Getty Center Garden Concerts for Kids - Getty Garden Concerts for kids take place on three weekends in August. No reservations are necessary, and performances take place in the Central Garden at 4 p.m. Parking at the Getty is $7. Information: (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/.

  • August 28 - Jose-Luis Orozco (Bilingual children's recording artist and author)

Friday Nights at the Getty - Performances take place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free, but reservations are required. Limit of four seats per reservation. Parking at the Getty is $7. Information: (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/.

  • September 16 - Celebrated Los Angeles poet Kamau Daaood and musician David Ornette Cherry collaborate on an evening of spirited poetry and eclectic musical soundscapes both acoustic and electronic.

  • September 30 - Maria Gillespie, choreographer and artistic director of Los Angeles-based dance company Oni Dance, premieres her newest work Bandits. A suite of dances, Bandits investigates how individuals influence, inspire and challenge one another.

Saturday Afternoon Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center's Cafe Z - Performances take place from noon - 2 p.m. in the Center's Cafe Z. Reservations are not necessary. Information: (310) 440-4500 or http://www.skirball.org/.

  • September 10 - Angelo Metz's Brazilian Ensemble (Brazilian Jazz)

  • September 17 - Dos Vientos (Flamenco). This show will be followed by a free screening of the movie "I'll Sing for You." (See website for details.)

  • September 24 - Nativa (Argentine Folk)

  • Oct. 1 - Los Angeles Choro Ensemble (Brazilian Acoustic)

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"Return of the Dory Fishermen"


Manhattan Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts are on Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Blvd./Peck Ave. Information: (310) 802-5400 or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/

  • August 28 - BackBeat (Beatles Tribute)

  • September 4 - Upstream (Reggae - last concert of season)

September 18 - Manhattan Beach Arts Festival - A cultural event for all ages which features live musical performances, dance instruction, street performers, and art workshops. Food available for purchase. Festival takes place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Manhattan Beach Boulevard between Highland and Valley. Information: (310) 802-5440, (310) 802-5407 or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/


Fisherman's Village Weekend Concerts - Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary (request validation at any store). Information: (310) 823-5411 or http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

  • August 28 - Eric Byak Project

  • September 3 - Bobby Griffin and Friends (Blues)

  • September 4 - Michael Raye (Soul)

  • September 10 - Eric Vincent and the Diamond Cutters (Neil Diamond tribute)

  • September 11 - Swing Syndicate (Swing)

  • September 17 - Monica Burnett (Soft Rock)

  • September 18 - Sullivan Hall Band (R&B)

  • September 24 - Chris Glik (Tropical Jazz)

  • September 25 - Bonne Musique Zydeco


September 24 - 25 - St. Kilian Church Oktoberfest. On Saturday (Sept. 24) afternoon karaoke and the Max Bishop Big Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 25, Vitae (Praise/Worship/Rock) from 1 - 4 p.m., and classic rock featuring David Wells and Brandon DeVar from 5 - 8 p.m. Festival is at 26872 Estanciero Drive (near Marguerite). Also booths/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (949) 586-4440 or http://www.stkilianchurch.org/


Newport Beach Summer Concert Series - Concerts begin at 5 p.m. Each concert is in a different park. September: Bob Henry Park, Dover/16th Street. Information: (949) 644-3211 x2156 or http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/

  • August 28 - Kahuna Cowboy Jugband (at Irvine Terrace Park, Seadrift/Evita)

  • September 18 - Moonlight Express (Big Band/Swing)

September 11 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library - "Till We Meet Again" with Mignonne Profant. Mignonne Profant is an actress, singer and dancer who is equally comfortable with opera, musical theater and cabaret. Her concert will feature the music of 1914 - 1919 with classics such as "I Love a Piano" and "You Made Me Love You," as well as treaures long forgotten. Performance is at 3 p.m. at the public library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/

September 15 - Orange Crush at the Orange County Museum of Art - Monthly after-hours party at the museum features live jazz in conjunction with Villa America. Tonight: Organ jazz by the Joe Bagg Trio (organ/guitar/drums). Event is from 6 - 9 at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive. Also gallery tours and refreshments. Information: (949) 759-1122 or http://www.ocma.net/


September 18 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. Hun Lakorn Lek Puppet Theater Troupe of Thailand. In an afternoon of Thai culture, artistic director Sakorn Yangkhiawsod, consecrated by the Thai Royal Family as National Artist in Performance Art, leads the only troupe in Thailand that performs this intricate and elegant art form. The puppeteers are classically-trained Khon dancers who work together in perfect unison on stage to produce the incredibly lifelike human movements and personality of each puppet. Also classical dance and music from the temple's music and dance troupes led by Kungwan Kurdpon. Event takes place beginning at 4 p.m. at Wat Thai, 12909 Cantara Street, North Hollywood. Information: (818) 997-9657, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.watthaiusa.org/


September 17 - 16th of September (Mexican Independence Day) Celebration - Fiesta takes place from 1 - 7 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. Performance by the Susie Hansen Latin Band from 5 - 7 p.m. Also includes Arco Iris Art Gallery, children's play area, games, contests, food vendors and more. Program will include the presentation of Miss 16th of September and Court and the reading of El Grito. Information: (562) 929-5544 or http://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us/

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"Sun Fever"


September 2 - 4 - Orange International Street Fair - Annual even takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2 - 4 in the Glassell/Chapman Ave. traffic circle area of downtown Orange. Four blocks of ethnic food vendors and music stages including everything from Irish music and Swiss yodeling to surf music and the blues. Hours are Friday 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Please note: this event can be very crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. See website for full entertainment schedule. Information: http://www.orangestreetfair.com/

September 15 - Summer Blues Music Series - The Mama's Boys (Blues). Concert is from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road (off Jamboree Rd. just north of Chapman). Concert is free, but parking is $3. Information: (714) 973-6835 or (714) 229-0643

September 25 - Bach Contata Vespers Concert. Bach Contata Vespers Concert by the Jubilate Choir, St. John's 60-adult choir, and soprano Nona Watson. Concert is at 4 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-4400


Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts - Performances take place every Wednesday - Sunday through September 4. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances begin at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (near the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Freeway). Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/.

  • August 28 - Lao Tizer (Jazz)

  • August 31 - Bob Baker Marionettes (Children's)

  • September 1 - String Planet 5 (Classical/World Beat)

  • September 2 - Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans (Jazz/Cajun/Zydeco/R&B)

  • September 3 - Octavio Figueroa (Peruvian Salsa)

  • September 4 - noJazz (Experimental Jazz)

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts - Concerts take place on Wednesdays at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html.

  • August 31 - The Married Flutes, Lisa-Marie Amos and Paul Sheridan

  • September 7 - Joe Lo, piccolo and Larry Steen, guitar

  • September 14 - Ty Woodward, organist

  • September 21 - Horn Quartet

  • September 28 - Quatracelli Cello Quartet


There are no listings for Placentia this month.


There are no listings for Puente Hills/Rowland Heights this month.


There are no listings for Rancho Santa Margarita this month.


Redondo Beach Pier Concert Series - Concerts are every Tuesday and Saturday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Also special Labor Day weekend shows. Information: http://www.redondopier.com/ or http://www.redondo.org/.

  • August 30 - Harold Payne and Friends (Original Pop)

  • September 3 - Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band (Blues)

  • September 4 - Swing Shift (Country Swing)

  • September 5 - Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

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"Mission Tenders"


There are no listings for San Clemente this month.


San Juan Capistrano Summer Concert Series - All performances take place at 6 p.m. in historic Town Center Park, 31806 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/

  • September 21 - Rockit Scientists (50s/60s Classics)


September 17 and 18 - Fiesta of the Americas/Fiesta Patrias - This festival celebrates the Independence Days of several Latin and South American countries that coincide with Mexican Independence Day. Event takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the 17th, and from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on the 18th, in the six-block area of the 4th Street Corridor in Old Town Santa Ana (from French Street to Broadway). Includes continuous live entertainment on the main stage, arts and crafts booths, a carnival and food vendors. Information: (310) 914-0015, (310) 914-1933, http://www.fiestasoftheamericas.com/, or http://www.fiestaspatriascalifornia.com/


September 16 and 17 - 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias - Events take place on Friday the 16th from 6 - 11 p.m. and on Saturday the 17th from 3 - 11 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Boulevard. Live entertainment and activities include authentic Mexican food vendors, early California folk art workshops, Mexico's Golden Age film festival, Mariachi Alma De Mi Tierra, children's mariachi, and folklorico dancers. Also performances by the Chico Band on Friday from 8:30 - 11 p.m. and Little Joe y La Familia on Saturday from 8 - 11 p.m. Information: http://www.santafesprings.org/


Santa Monica Pier/Twilight Dance Summer Concerts - Concerts are on Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Boulevard at Colorado. Information: (310) 458-8900, http://www.twilightdance.org/ or http://www.santamonicapier.org/

  • September 1 - Shonen Knife (Alt. Rock) and The Knack (Pop/Rock)

October 1 - World Festival of Sacred Music Event. World Jewish Music Fest. The Madison Performance Series kicks off its 7th season of free community concerts with a festival of World Jewish Music. This event celebrates the rich and varied sounds of Jewish artistry. The afternoon's performers include Stefani Valadez (Ladino), Klezmer Craze trio under the direction of Russian clarinetist Leo Chelyapov, traditional Jewish folk dancing, and a classical trio performing new and established work. The event takes place beginning at noon at the Santa Monica Pier. Information: (310) 434-3431, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.smc.edu/madison

** The Santa Monica Symphony season begins October 9! **


September 25 - 9th Annual Seal Beach Kite Festival. World champion kite flyers, gigantic single line kites, kite ballet, kite building for kids, world famous Japanese kite artists, music, prizes and more. Brief taiko drumming presentations at 1 and 3 p.m. Events are from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Seal Beach Pier. Photos from last year's event may be viewed at http://www.kiteclub.org/. Information: (562) 596-7661 or http://www.upupandawaykites.com/


There are no listings for Signal Hill this month.


There are no listings for Stanton this month.

"Newport Harbor Sunset"


September 30 - October 2 - Tustin Tiller Days - Annual community festival/carnival has been a regular event since 1957 and provides the community with a way to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Event features two stages of entertainment, community/vendor booths, carnival rides/games (fee), and more. Parade is on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Parade route: Begins at Main/Pacific. Heads down Main to "C" to 1st Street, then on 1st Street to Columbus Tustin Park. Tiller Days hours: Friday (September 30) 4 - 11 p.m., Saturday (October 1) 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday (October 2) 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., all at Columbus Tustin Park (Irvine/Prospect). Information: (714) 573-3326 or http://www.tustintillerdays.org/.


September 25 - 22nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival - Arts and crafts, two stages of live music, family activities, food vendors, and more. Event takes place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. See website for entertainment schedule. Information: (310) 396-3772 or http://www.abbotkinney.org/


September 11 - Westminster Dia de la Familia (Day of the Family) - Folklorico dancers, bands, food (for purchase) and other activities. Event takes place from 1 - 5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street. Information: (714) 895-2860 or http://www.ci.westminster.ca.us/.


Whittier Summer Concerts - Central Park - All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Central Park, 6532 Friends Avenue (Washington/Bailey). Information: (562) 464-3430 or http://www.cityofwhittier.org/.

  • August 29 - Chico (A Little Bit of Everything - last concert of season)

** The Rio Hondo Symphony season begins October 2! **


Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule.

  • August 28 - "Cinnamon Haze" - Rock music of the Nixon years

  • September 4 - Double concert. At 2 p.m. Chamber Music by Violinist Paul Manaster, Oboist Diane Manaster, Pianist Jason Bradely, Hornist James Taylor, Flutist Marilyn Ruga, and Trombonist/Composer Ron Minor, members of the Pacific Symphony. At 3:30 p.m. Music of the Magi with a program of "Broadway's Golden Oldies."

  • September 5 - Orange Empire Barbershop Chorus * Please note: this event has been listed for some time on the library's free concert schedule. However, on this day it is free with the purchase of regular admission only. *

  • September 11 - 9/11 Commemoration - 1:30 p.m.; Riverside Concert Band - 2:30 p.m.

  • September 18 - Mark Palmer, Bass/Baritone

  • September 25 - Concert pianists Young Sook Park and Sylvia Park

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