Date posted: 08/29/2012
If you are staying in Santa Monica hotels by the beach this September, there are plenty of festivals going on in the area! Enjoy the sunshine by the beach and listen to the tunes below!
MixMatch Dance Festival, August 31-September 2
This festival’s goal is to promote accessible, professional dance to the LA community. The MixMatch Dance Festival showcases jazz, ballet/pointe, modern, contemporary, tap, belly, pole, lyrical, hip hop, folk, dance on film and much more. Friday and Saturday’s performances are at 8pm and Sunday’s is at 2pm at The Miles Memorial Playhouse. Tickets are $14 each. To buy tickets, click here.
Santa Monica Jubilee Jazz Festival, September 9
Come out to the first festival at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church! This event will be a day full of jazz from a variety of local bands. There will be a “Swing Tea” where English tea and scones will be served to swing-style jazz. Food trucks will be available in the parking lot between evening acts. Jazz artists include The Janice Anderson Trio, The Gonzalo Gergara Quartet, A Swing Tea and dancing with the Mark Tortorici Quintet, Bill Cunliffe with Imaginacion, The Christian Jacob Trio and The Susie Hansen Latin Band. There is a suggested donation of $30 for Adults, $20 for students and $10 for children or under. For more information, click here.
September Fest, September 22
Celebrate Oktoberfest at September Fest on the Santa Monica Pier! You can enjoy America’s very own celebration of culture including over 150 beers, food trucks and much more. September Fest brings everything that’s great about American culture to the Santa Monica Pier. Petty Cash, a tribute to Tom Petty and Johnny Cash and Black Crystal Wolf Kids, an indie rock tribute band will perform during this event. Admission is $40 and $50 for VIP tickets with early admission at 2pm. You can purchase tickets here.