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Jazz on the Lawn

Free Summer Concerts in Santa Monica

Jazz on the Lawn presents free summer concerts in Santa Monica
Jazz on the Lawn presents free concerts each Sunday in August

Jazz on the Lawn, presented by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, returns for its 7th year this summer. This time, the concert series is being held in a new location: Stewart Street Park in Santa Monica. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket, beach chair and picnic to enjoy these free events, which are held each Sunday in August, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Participating food vendors include Beachy Cream (organic ice cream), Frozen Crush (Italian ice) and Alili's Fresh Fruit.

The performance schedule is as follows:

8/5: The Dustbowl Revival (a Venice-based collective that brings together “New Orleans swing, gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk and jug-band blues”)

Watch a video of The Dustbowl Revival performing at Jazz on the Lawn

8/12: Zane Musa Quartet (a saxophone-led group that combines traditional jazz with contemporary influences)

8/19: The Ronnie Gutierrez Band featuring Leslie Paula (This band performs styles ranging from Latin jazz to Afro Cuban to old school salsa. There will also be a free salsa lesson at 4:30 p.m. from Francisco & Stacey Martinez from The Dance Family Studio.)

8/26: Rogelio Mitchell & Friends (This Panama native offers a blend of calypso, reggae, soca and jazz music.)

Free parking is available after 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot located at 1831 Stewart Street; free bike valet is available in the Stewart Street Park lot located at 1836 Stewart Street.

When: Sundays in August, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Stewart Street Park, 1836 Stewart St., Santa Monica

Tickets: Free admission

Info: www.smgov.net/jazz

(Updated: 08/06/12 BH)

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