Here’s the Schedule for KCRW’s Free Summer Nights Events for 2017

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Summer is just around the corner and to welcome it, KCRW has just announced a whole new schedule of free outdoor music events!

KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights starts June 1. As always, Summer Nights offers dozens of fun, free all-ages outdoor music shows over the course of the summer throughout the greater Los Angeles area, with venues as far north as Santa Barbara (its Museum of Contemporary Art) and as far south as north Orange County (CtrCty Anaheim).


First-time venues for Summer Nights includes one of Los Angeles’ most beloved landmarks, Union Station, and the California African American Museum. Other host venues include Santa Monica Pier, Chinatown’s Central Plaza, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the Hammer Museum.

See below for the list of every KCRW Summer Nights show and celebrate our warm summer nights!

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KCRW Summer Nights
Chinatown Summer Nights 2013. Credit: Eric Chan via flickr cc

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. — One Colorado: Chico Mann & Captain Planet with KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. — One Colorado: Chicano Batman with KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Khalid + Bibi Bourelly + Hosted by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Thursday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Lemaitre + Coast Modern + Hosted by KCRW DJ Valida

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 p.m. — Chinatown: KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Aaron Byrd

Thursday, July 6, 6:30 p.m. — Hammer Museum: GRACE MITCHELL and WARGIRL and KCRW DJ Valida

Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m. — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: KCRW DJ Karene Daniel

Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. — Hammer Museum: Summer Nights with NIIA and SPELLES and KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Marcia Griffiths + Jah9 + Hosted by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Saturday, July 15, 5 p.m. — Annenberg Space for Photography: Miguel + Gabriel Garzon-Montano and DJ Stretch Armstrong (RSVP required)

Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. — Hammer Museum: ELOHIM and SUZI ANALOGUE and KCRW DJ Marion Hodges

Thursday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Eric Burdon & The Animals + Mr. Elevator + Hosted by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar

Saturday, July 22, 5 p.m. — Annenberg Space for Photography: Paul Oakenfold + Mondo Cozmo and Lo Moon (RSVP required)

Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. — Hammer Museum: AMBER MARK and MARIA DEL PILAR and KCRW DJ Liza Richardson

Thursday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Miami Horror + Cleopold + Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox

Saturday, July 29, 5 p.m. — Annenberg Space for Photography: Rodrigo y Gabriela + Natalia Lafourcade

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m. — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m — Santa Monica Pier: Valerie June + Irma Thomas + Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 p.m. — Chinatown: KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole + Garth Trinidad

Thursday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Mon Laferte + Buscabulla + Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Friday, August 11, 5:30 p.m. — Metro Arts Presents at Union Station: KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez + Valida

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 p.m. — Santa Monica Pier: Warpaint + TBA + Hosted by KCRW DJ Karene Daniel

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. — California African American Museum: KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd + Garth Trinidad

Friday, August 25, 5:30 p.m. — Metro Arts Presents at Union Station: KCRW DJs Jason Bentley + Travis Holcombe

Saturday, September 2, 8:00 p.m. — Chinatown: KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Raul Campos

Saturday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. — CtrCity Anaheim: KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe + Jose Galvan

For more information visit KCRW’s official website.


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