A massive music festival that takes over the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the Coachella Valley Music ... moreEmpire Polo Field (Indio, CA)
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
Music Festival / Party
Stoners, potheads, and music fans gear up for the annual 420 Festival. With a packed lineup of hip-hop icons ... moreSan Bernardino County Fairgrounds
14800 7th St.
Victorville, CA 92395
Throughout the city
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
Running / Music Festival
It’s not often in life that we’re immediately rewarded for hard work -- usually, it takes time. But ... moreLong Beach
Long Beach, CA 90802
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
Psych rock and psychobilly fans gear up for a packed lineup of psych music stars at the annual LA Psych Fest ... moreBootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
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.