Festival / Music Festival
For four days in April, country music fans and Western fans of all sorts ride to the annual Santa Clarita Cowboy ... moreMelody Ranch (Santa Clarita, CA) Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Each year in April, one of the premier country music festivals in the country, Stagecoach Country Music Festival ... moreEmpire Polo Field (Indio, CA)
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
Music Festival / Concert
On the weekend closest to May 5th, Angelenos celebrate Mexican culture with the annual Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo ... moreGreek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
On a day in April, K-pop fans flock to the annual Korea Times Music Festival. Held each year at the Hollywood ... moreHollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Blues music has influenced a wide variety of music genres – everything from R&B to pop -- and although ... moreWill Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Music lovers, art hounds, and spirituality seekers flock to the biannual Joshua Tree Music Festival. Held for ... moreJoshua Tree Lake 2601 Sunfair Road
Music Festival / Concert
Thanks to Mumford & Sons, the banjo can once again be heard in mainstream music. But hardcore bluegrass fans ... moreParamount Ranch (Agoura Hills, CA) 2903 Cornell Road
When May rolls around, it means that summer is fast approaching, and there’s nothing like enjoying a warm ... moreRancho Santa Susana Community Park (Simi Valley, CA) 5005 Los Angeles Avenue
Memorial Day and Labor Day mark the beginning and end of the summer, and in Los Angeles, there’s no better way to celebrate both holidays than at the biannual Fiesta Hermosa. Fiesta Hermosa features two stages of ... moreHermosa Beach Pier (Hermosa Beach, CA)
1 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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? Get down with your hands up high to the latest hip-hop stars and reunited groups at Rock the Bells. 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.