Grand Performances Announces Free 2022 Summer Concerts in Downtown Los Angeles

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With the return of summer, comes the return of Grand Performances’ free summer concerts in Los Angeles. Grand Performances will head to California Plaza beginning June 4 with 2022 COLA Fellow Artists featuring a percussionist Najite Agindotan, actor Jibz Cameron, poet Shonda Buchananand choreographer Suchi Branfman — and ending on September 24 with Renee Goust. Grand Performances’ free summer concert lineup will include a wide range of musical styles and generations, including cumbia, classical, funk, folk, jazz and jam bands.


“This summer feels like a homecoming party – a new revival of live music in downtown Los Angeles,” says GP creative and artistic director Stewart Irel. “After going through all the pandemic shutdowns, this is our chance to come together again and reconnect through the joy of music, dance and the performing arts.”

That said, get ready for the exciting return of FREE summer concerts in Los Angeles with an incredible lineup that includes: 2022 COLA scholarship artists, Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Nick Smith; a special Father’s Day celebration at 2 p.m. for the whole family with a live performance by Lucky Diaz and the Family Bandplus DJs, dancing, games and more. Noche Boleros will present a Tribute to Agustin Larathere are concerts of Spooky Pockets and Rozzi Crane, The world stage present Black Nile and one of LA’s top DJs and producers: Linafornia.

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Fans can also view performances by Ali Seti (presented by Pakistan Arts Council Los Angeles) with his hit “Pasoori”, Filipino singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar, Extra Ancestral, Cumbiaton, a tribute to Alice Coltrane with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Surya Botofasina (dublab gifts), and so many other exciting performances. Check out the full Grand Performances lineup below.

Additionally, on August 21, Grand Performances will hold a concert at Plummer Park in West Hollywood with Afro-Persian M&M Experiencee in addition to all the California Plaza shows from Grand Performances. And after a successful run at Grand Performances, Summer Nights with KCRW returns on July 30 and September 3. Show numbers have yet to be announced, but considering its KCRW, you can expect something amazing.

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Since its inception, Grand Performances’ mission has been to provide free access to world-class performing arts to inspire a sense of belonging, celebrate cultural diversity, and bring the Los Angeles community together. Because of these values ​​and their endless commitment to representing all the beautiful cultures that make Los Angeles one of the best cities in the world (if not the best…), Grand Performances is part of the Free Summer Concert Series Los Angeles’ favorites. It’s a summer pastime that many Angelenos look forward to, as well as surrounding visitors.

All Grand Performances concerts are free, outdoors and open to audiences of all ages. California Plaza is home to all major performances except for the aforementioned Plummer Park event. Located at 350 S Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles, all Grand Performances concerts are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., unless otherwise noted on their schedule.

For more, visit Grand Performances and get ready to celebrate.

June 04: COLA 2022 scholarship artists
June 11: Together Aditya Prakash and Nick Smith
June 18: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band + KG Superstar *** 2 p.m.
June 25: Boleros De Noche: Tribute to Agustín Lara
July 02: Summer Solstice Live Stream *** Online Only
July 09: Scary Pockets and Rozzi Crane
July 16: World Stage presents Black Nile and Linafornia
July 23: The Pakistan Arts Council presents Ali Sethi
July 30: KCRW Summer Nights
August 06: Melissa Polinar
August 13: Extra Ancestral
August 20: Farhang Foundation
August 21: M&M Afro-Persian Experience (West Hollywood) ***
August 27: dublab presents Alice Coltrane: An Expansive Spirit
September 03: KCRW Summer Nights
September 10: Citizen: An American Lyric
September 17: Cumbiaton
September 24: Renée Goust

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