Date posted: 07/18/2011
Every Sunday throughout the month of August, enjoy jazz on the lawn in Santa Monica at the Santa Monica City Hall. Bring a picnic, blanket, or lawn chair to get comfy and relax while you soak up some smooth jazz tunes. During the show or afterwards, enjoy some cool treats from the frozen dessert trucks Lake Street Creamery and A Rockin Ice Hawaiian Shave Ice. This will be a great time to loosen up with your friends and chill out in the beautiful Los Angeles weather.
The series begins Sunday, August 7 with a performance from Theo Sauders and Intergeneration. This sextet plays high-energy global rhythmic beats and swing and will perform original compositions as well as numerous jazz arrangements. The following Sunday’s performance brings in the Tony Guerrero Quintet. The group will put on some classic American songs from legends such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Tony Bennett. After the group’s performance that night, there will be a special dance jam where participants will have the chance to learn some new cool dance moves! On August 21, The Electones will provide a night of eclectic jazz, blues, and soul that will have you up and dancing on your feet! Lesa Terry and Friends round out the series on August 28 with an eclectic mix of violin and rhythm, playing genres like swing, bebop, and even Cuban and Brazilian!
Jazz on the Lawn is free and open to the public! There is also free parking available after 4pm at the Civic Auditorium Parking Lot. Before the concerts if you find yourself with some time to kill, check out the shops on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The street is full of great shopping and dining options and is even a close walk to the beach! The Santa Monica Pier is also close and has a variety of entertainment options as well. Spend Sundays in Santa Monica, shopping and meeting up with friends, and end the night with some relaxing jazz on the lawn at the City Hall!
Date: Sundays in August (Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: City Hall
1685 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
For more information, please visit the Jazz on the Lawn website