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Jazz on the Lawn!

August 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jazz on the Lawn is BACK! We hope to be there every week – please stop by and say hi, get a Bike Smart Pocket guide and SM spoke stickers.!

Grab your friends, family and dancing shoes for free concerts in the park. Enjoy a sampling of musical genres, free dance lessons and some of the area’s finest food trucks. Every Sunday in August from 5-7pm in Gandara Park (formerly known as Stewart Street Park). More info at www.smgov.net/jazz

COME AT 4:30 FOR A FREE SALSA DANCING CLASS with Laura Canellias – Salsa Diva Prod., professional salsa dancer.

The final week of Jazz on the Lawn features the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Playing lively Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz, electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen has been a favorite in Los Angeles for twenty-five years. Her ensemble loves to get the audience up and dancing — as Susie says, “We aim for the feet!” Susie and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, typico Cuban Charanga music, cumbia, merengue, and bolera. The concert will be emceed by the wonderful Joe Hernandez-Kolski.

Come experience what the LA Times calls “high voltage excitement” that gets “the whole room jumpin’ for joy” (SF Examiner) August 27th, and come early for a FREE SALSA LESSON at 4:30pm!

Location: Gandara Park is located at 1836 Stewart Street. Park amenities include a children’s playground, restrooms and some accessible parking.

Bike Share & Bike Valet: Take your bike or a Breeze Bike Share rental to the concerts. There’s a Breeze station at the park! Free bike valet available in the Stewart Street parking lot, 1836 Stewart Street.

Big Blue Bus: Ride Big Blue Bus Route 5 to any concert. Board and/or exit at Westbound or Eastbound Olympic and Stewart. Fares are $1.25 each way. Please note westbound Route 5 service will be discontinued beginning Sunday, August 21. Click HERE to plan your trip.

Expo Line: Stewart Street Park is an 8 minute walk from the 26thStreet/Bergamot Expo Line Station. Walk east on Olympic Blvd. and turn right on Stewart Street to reach the park. Click HERE to plan your trip.

Parking: Free Parking is available after 3:30pm in in the Agensys lot located at 1800 Stewart Street, a half block north of the park.

Accessibility: A section of parking spots will be reserved for accessible parking in Stewart Street Park’s lot. Vehicles must have a government-issued accessible parking license plate, placard, hangtag or sticker. The entrance to the Park’s parking lot will serve as a drop-off location. A parking attendant will be staffing the lot. The park and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you are using a wheeled mobility device, the walking or bike paths can be used to traverse the park. To view the concert, travel over grass will be required. The grass can be uneven. For assistance with accessibility accommodations, contact the Cultural Affairs Division at least one week prior to the event at 310-458-8350; TTY 310-458-8696; or smarts@smgov.net.

Jazz on the Lawn is made possible by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division #ArtSaMo #JazzSaMo


August 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gandara Park
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica , California 90404
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