The Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series returns for its 13thÂ year! EachÂ SundayÂ in August.
â€œEveryone is invited to grab friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. A sampling of jazz and world music genres, free dance lessons and intermission performances (on select dates), and some of the areaâ€™s finest food trucks will be presented in Gandara Park (formerly Stewart Street Park). Patrons are invited to come early to enjoy new family-fun activities for children and adults, providing entertainment like corn hole, giant blocks and more beginning one hour prior to each concert,â€ — Santa Monica City.
Jazz on the Lawn Emcees: alternate concerts, check dates linked belowÂ
â€¢ Actor, spoken word artist, humanitarian, and TED speakerÂ Sean Hill
â€¢ Joe Hernandez Kolski, co-founder of Downbeat 720*, an open-mic event for high school performers.
Sunday, August 5th:Â Nick Mancini Collective
Sunday, August 12th:Â Scambooty,Â Free swing dance lesson atÂ 4:30pm
Sunday, August 19th:Â Twanguero, Intermission concertÂ will featureÂ The Samohi Jazz Combo
Sunday, August 26th:Â Â Orquesta Tabaco y Ron,Â Â Free salsa dance lesson atÂ 4:30pm.
FOOD TRUCKS:Â Vary by date – check theÂ calendar event
â€¢ The Berlin Truck– grilled cheese sandwiches and German style sausages
â€¢ The Gastrobus– farmersâ€™ market bistro with locally-sourced dishes
â€¢ King KoneÂ – ice cream and sweet treats
â€¢ Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream -Â fresh baked cookies and homemade ice cream
â€¢ Tacos Super GallitoÂ – burritos, tortas, quesadillas and tacos
â€¢ Yalla TruckÂ – falafel and chicken kabob sandwiches
PRE-CONCERT GAMES: Begin one hour prior to the concert atÂ 4 p.m.Â and continue untilÂ 7 p.m.
Gandara Park includes a childrenâ€™s playground, restrooms and parking. Free bike valet will be offered starting atÂ 4 p.m.Â in the Gandara Park lot.
Walk, bike, scoot, public transit or multi-modal your way. Expo Line 26thÂ Street/Bergamot Station is an short eight-minute walk and Big Blue Bus Route 5 stops in both directions on Olympic Blvd. at Stewart St.
For more information on the series, visitÂ smgov.net/jazz.Â See and share posts about the concerts by using #ArtSaMo.
*Â Downbeat 720 has been running for over sixteen years and is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.