May 25-26, 2013 Rancho Santa Susana Community Park (Simi Valley, CA) When May rolls around, summer is fast approaching. There’s nothing like enjoying a warm daytime breeze ... more5005 Los Angeles Avenue
May 26 3:30pm Oso Viejo Park (Mission Viejo, CA) Jazz lovers enjoy a day of great music and food at the annual KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. Held on a day ... moreMission Viejo, CA 92692
Jun 2 12:30pm In northeast Los Angeles every June, the community comes together in celebration of SoCal’s plethora of cultural traditions at Lummis Day. Lummis Day 2013 is a one-day event jam-packed with live entertainment that ... moreThroughout the city
Music Festival / Concert
Jun 7-8, 2013 Previously known as the Silverlake Jubilee, the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival has taken over the city ... moreThroughout the city
Fair / Carnival
Jun 8-9, 2013 Rolling Hills Estate (Palos Verdes, CA) The Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival pegs itself as the largest carnival in the South Bay. With ... more501 Deep Valley Drive
Jun 9 11:00am P.O.A. Park (Long Beach, CA) Every June in Long Beach, just southwest of Los Angeles, thousands of people head to the long-running Freedom ... more7390 East Carson Street
Jun 14-16, 2013 Live Oak Campground (Santa Barbara, CA) The Live Oak Music Festival is held annually at Live Oak Camp about 20 minutes west of Santa Barbara, CA. The ... more
San Marcos Pass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Music Festival / Concert
Jun 15 10:00am Folk Music Center (Claremont, CA) The Claremont Folk Festival celebrates folk, blues, and other worldly music with live performances, workshops ... more
220 N Yale Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
A few generations ago, hippies converged on public spaces to make every L.A. day into a makeshift music festival. These days, L.A. kids are more likely to get their peace, love, and rock & roll – and electric tracks, hip-hop beats, and twee folk music – at music festivals. Los Angeles music festivals aren’t limited by the seasons as they are in other cities, and the spread-out geography means that every pocket of this town has its own music parties going on.
Take jazz, for example. The Long Beach Jazz Festival, Angel City Jazz Festival, Watts Towers Jazz Festival and Day of the Drum Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival (at the Hollywood Bowl), and many, many others coexist in the same city, providing a buffet for any Angelino jazz fanatic. These aren’t bland stroll-in-the-park jazz “festivals” around a park gazebo either. The Playboy Jazz Festival, for example, features the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues to Latin beats and world fusion.
Music festivals in Los Angeles morph to meet the styles of all kinds of music fans. Topanga Days marries music and state-fair nostalgia, where pie-eating contests take place next to jam bands. Too mellow? Jump around to punk and hip-hop at the Silverlake Jubilee. Want something completely different? Not enough dancing? The Love Festival brings in the biggest names in electronic music.
Groove to your favorite bands and soon-to-be favorite bands in parks and in canyons across L.A. The 1960s spirit is alive at the city’s music festivals, even if the music has changed.