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Free Concerts and Musical Performances

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

Levitt Pavilion - Free concerts during the summer on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 30 to August 22, 2021. [MacArthur Park]

Pershing Square - various free shows held on Friday evenings, from July 16 to August 13, 2021. [Downtown L.A.]

Grand Performances - free performing arts programs and performances at California Plaza (near Disney Hall) from June to September, 2021. [Downtown L.A.]

Music at L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) - offers free concerts 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. In-person concerts are not being held during the 2021 season, although LACMA offers livestreamed digital performances. [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. Thursday and Friday evenings, through August 13, 2021 [Farmers Market / Grove]

Concerts on Cañon - Cañon Summer Concert Series features Jazz, Big Band and other music, including popular local bands. Usually held on Thursdays during summer months. Events are scheduled through September 9, 2021 [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. There are no events scheduled for the 2021 season. [Culver City near Sony Studios]

Sunset Concerts - at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday evenings, through August 26, 2021. [Sepulveda Pass]

Twilight Concerts - at the Santa Monica Pier are on Wednesday evenings. There are no events scheduled for the 2021 season. [Santa Monica]

Music by the Sea - free performances overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are no events scheduled for the 2021 season. [San Pedro]

Live at Fingerprints - live in-store performances at Fingerprints Records. There are no events scheduled for the 2021 season. [Long Beach]

Summer Concerts - Shoreline Village. There are no concert events scheduled for the 2021 season. [Long Beach]

Old Pasadena Summer Concerts - free shows during July and August 2021 at One Colorado shopping center. [Pasadena]

2021 Free Summer Concerts and Arts Activities - This website by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission lists free concerts and events at community venues throughout Los Angeles County.

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

Shakespeare by the Sea - Free presentations of Shakespeare play "Love's Labour's Lost" - performances are at various locations throughout Los Angeles, including Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Torrance and many more. 2021 schedule: Fri, Sat, Sun – Aug 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22. [Citywide].

Silver Lake Picture Show - Free outdoor film screening, at Sunset Triangle Plaza. Fridays, during the summer months. There are no events scheduled for the 2021 season. [Silver Lake, between Hollywood and downtown LA].

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