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2017 Summer Sounds (July 9 to September 10, 2017) 

Between July 9 and September 10, the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts will present the 2017 Summer Sounds Free Concert Series, which will take place outdoors throughout the summer in West Hollywood's public spaces.

All concerts are FREE to attend and start at 5 pm. RSVPs are not needed. Limited first come, first serve seating will be available, or alternately bring a picnic basket to enjoy the show.

 

Jack's Cats
Genre: Vintage Jazz/Swing
Date: July 9, 2017, 5PM
Location: Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Join us at 5pm to kick off of the 2017 Summer Sounds free concert series with Jack’s Cats. These cats are ready to serve up pre-bop jazz that delights the ears and feet with a new-old sound unmistakably grounded in 30s - 40s vintage jazz and swing, that yet feels contemporary and alive. Reedman Jack Malmstrom leads the band of top-notch musicians drawn from Los Angeles’ thriving vintage jazz scene. Their treatment of hand-picked standards, forgotten gems and period-correct originals will delight the ears and set dancers in motion.

Music Sample: http://jackscats.bandcamp.com/track/aint-gonna-be-blue

Artist Website: www.JacksCats.com

 


Delta Nove
Genre: Funk/Brazilian/Reggae
Date: July 30, 2017, 5PM
Location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Delta Nove shows are ALWAYS a fun dance party for all people of all ages! With a wide range of fun styles such as funk, rock, Brazilian, and reggae, it's easily one of the best concerts around! Born in a garage in Long Beach, California, Delta Nove has put in some serious work since their first independent release in 1998, leaving a trail of deep funk, thunderous Brazilian drums, greasy horns, and psychedelic exploration wherever they go. After over 1000 shows and years of national tours, 8 independent releases and years of musical evolution, the band has truly developed into a powerhouse of sound and rhythm. Delta Nove fans often call the sound of the band ‘world funk,’ a mixture of funk/rock, Brazilian Carnaval, and Mardi Gras, and more!

Music Sample: www.soundcloud.com/delta-nove

Artist Website: www.deltanoveband.com


 

Nutty
Genre: Atomic Jazz
Date: August 20, 2017, 5PM
Location: Kings Road Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Nutty is a hard-swingin' octet that projects pop and rock classics onto a jazz canvas, performing resultant mashups with a stage presentation reminiscent of a Rat Pack show in 1960s Vegas. Swank crooner Sonny Moon up front. the band cleverly weaves familiar straight-ahead jazz, big band swing, Latin, lounge and TV/film themes into the mix to create a musical martini that is spiked, shaken and stirred.

Music Sample: https://youtu.be/8PvI_uncCAs

Artist Website: www.nuttyjazz.com


BENNYBRYDERNQUARTET

Benny Brydern's Blue Four
Genre: Swing
Date: September 10, 2017
Location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Benny Brydern's Blue Four, is a sassy, snappy ensemble, consisting of violin, two guitars and a string bass that together, deliver early jazz swing with punch and perfection. Celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's innovative Hot Club Quintette de France, the Quartet has performed at the Wanderlust Festival Snow Valley, for the City of Los Angeles, and the Skirball Cultural Center among many others. Playing elegant and hot swing from the 1930s is more popular than ever with Benny Brydern's Blue Four!

Music Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSDVcGCaTMY

Artist Website: www.jazzviolin.us



Directions and Parking:

Kings Road Park: 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. 1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking: Kings Road parking structure and adjacent streets. 

Plummer Park: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Concerts take place just north of the Community Center. Free Parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave.

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Go to Visit West Hollywood to plan your night out in WeHo.

If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect that we will have applications open in the Summer. More info on our 'opportunities' page. 

Parking, food, etc.:
A limited number of chairs are provided at all Summer Sounds events. The Parks are ideal picnic spots, so bring a blanket and a basket and enjoy! (Please note: City parks are alcohol free).

Kings Road Park: 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. 1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking: Kings Road parking structure and adjacent streets. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert, and Gelson's Market is half a block away.

Plummer Park: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free Parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert.

Facebook logoemail icon Like us on facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on concert information and opportunities.

Go to Visit West Hollywood to plan your night out in WeHo.

If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect that we will have applications open in February and September of each year. More info on our 'opportunities' page. 

Parking, food, etc.:
A limited number of chairs are provided at all Summer Sounds events. The Parks are ideal picnic spots, so bring a blanket and a basket and enjoy! (Please note: City parks are alcohol free).

Kings Road Park: 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. 1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking: Kings Road parking structure and adjacent streets. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert, and Gelson's Market is half a block away.

Plummer Park: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free Parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert.

Facebook logoemail icon Like us on facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on concert information and opportunities.

Go to Visit West Hollywood to plan your night out in WeHo.

If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect that we will have applications open in February and September of each year. More info on our 'opportunities' page. 

Parking, food, etc.:
A limited number of chairs are provided at all Summer Sounds events. The Parks are ideal picnic spots, so bring a blanket and a basket and enjoy! (Please note: City parks are alcohol free).

Kings Road Park: 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. 1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking: Kings Road parking structure and adjacent streets. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert, and Gelson's Market is half a block away.

Plummer Park: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free Parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert.

Facebook logoemail icon Like us on facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on concert information and opportunities.

Go to Visit West Hollywood to plan your night out in WeHo.

If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect that we will have applications open in February and September of each year. More info on our 'opportunities' page. 

Parking, food, etc.:
A limited number of chairs are provided at all Summer Sounds events. The Parks are ideal picnic spots, so bring a blanket and a basket and enjoy! (Please note: City parks are alcohol free).

Kings Road Park: 1000 N. Kings Road (at Romaine St. 1 block south of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking: Kings Road parking structure and adjacent streets. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert, and Gelson's Market is half a block away.

Plummer Park: 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free Parking in both Plummer Park parking lots accessible from Santa Monica Blvd. or Fountain Ave. There's a number of local restaurants walking distance to the park, where you can pick up food for the concert.

Facebook logoemail icon Like us on facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on concert information and opportunities.

Go to Visit West Hollywood to plan your night out in WeHo.

If you are a musician whose music may be suited for a Summer or Winter Sounds Concert we have an open application process. Application deadlines vary but generally you can expect that we will have applications open in February and September of each year. More info on our 'opportunities' page.