Jazz on the Lawn, a Free Event in Santa Monica
If you’re a jazz fan, you know how much better it is live than recorded. Improvisation and artistic flair are so ingrained in jazz that recordings just don’t quite do it justice. Get your fill of live jazz music this August with Santa Monica’s “Jazz on the Lawn” concert series!
10th Annual Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series
Organized by the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, the Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series is a much loved local event which takes place every Sunday evening in August from 5-7pm at Stewart Street Park.
Various food trucks including dessert trucks are the main source of refreshments during the shows, but concertgoers are also welcome to bring their own food. It’s a good idea to pack chairs and blankets, as seating options are limited.
This year’s performers are a pretty interesting mix. While they all play some type of jazz music their styles and backgrounds vary wildly, everything from classic New Orleans Ragtime Jazz to funk and latin fusions will be performed.
8/2 Nate Birkey Quintet – a tribute to Miles Davis and Chet Baker
8/9 Estaire Godinez – A blend of Brazilian Latin, jazz and funk
8/16 Louie Cruz Beltran – Afro-Cuban rhythms with Latin jazz, pop and R&B
8/23 California Feetwarmers – Classic New Orleans, Ragtime Jazz
8/30 Brasil Brazil – Popular Brazilian music with a variety of styles & rhythms
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Hours: 5-7pm Sunday
Location: Stewart Street Park
Contact: Call the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division at 310.458.8350 for more information.
WHERE TO STAY
Stewart Street Park is just a short drive from the Georgian, click here for directions. No place captures the spirit of Southern California like Santa Monica—and no building captures the spirit of Santa Monica like the distinctively Art Deco-styled Georgian Hotel. Original period details meet modern amenities at this refurbished California classic built in 1933. 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 310.395.9945