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Free Concerts and Musical Performances

Amoeba Record Store - Alternative music, several days per week, usually in the evening. [Hollywood]

Levitt Pavilion - Fifty free concerts during the summer (June 1 to September 1, 2019). [MacArthur Park]

Pershing Square - various free performances and concerts held at lunchtime on weekdays, plus events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. [Downtown L.A.]

Grand Performances - free performing arts programs and performances at California Plaza (near Disney Hall). [Downtown L.A.]

Music at L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) - offers three free concerts per week during the summer: Jazz at LACMA on Friday evenings features some of L.A.'s finest jazz musicians; On Saturdays Latin Sounds offers music from Latin America; Sundays Live presents emerging artists from all over the world. [Miracle Mile]

Friday Night Music - during summer months at Farmers Market, which is adjacent to The Grove shopping district. Enjoy free evening concert performances spanning all musical genres including Latin jazz, world beat soul, swing, Brazilian and more. [Farmers Market / Grove]

Concerts on Cañon - Cañon Summer Concert Series features Jazz, Big Band and other music, including popular local bands. Thursdays at 6PM and 715PM, during summer months. [Beverly Hills]

Culver City's Boulevard Music Summer Festival - Six free concerts on Thursdays, during July and August. Performances of various styles of music are held in the courtyard at City Hall in Culver City. [Culver City near Sony Studios]

Sunset Concerts - at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday evenings, July 18 through August 22, 2019. [Sepulveda Pass]

Twilight Concerts - at the Santa Monica Pier are on Wednesday evenings, August 21 through September 25, 2019. [Santa Monica]

Music by the Sea - free performances overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Every Sunday in July, 2019. [San Pedro]

Live at Fingerprints - live in-store performances at Fingerprints Records. [Long Beach]

Summer Concerts - Shoreline Village. [Long Beach]

Andy's Free Concert Calender for Southern California - huge list of free concerts organized by genre and by month, along with many more related links.

Free Shows

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema - free movies during July 2019 at One Colorado shopping center. [Pasadena]

Shakespeare by the Sea - Free presentations of Shakespeare plays "The Comedy of Errors" and "Henry V" - performances are at various locations throughout Los Angeles, including Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Torrance and many more. Summertime only. [Citywide].

Silver Lake Picture Show - Free outdoor film screening, at Sunset Triangle Plaza. Fridays, during the summer months. [Silver Lake, between Hollywood and downtown LA].

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