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Southern California’s Ultimate Outdoor Concert Calendar Summer 2014

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(Photo by Chris Polk/Blue Man Group via Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Polk/Blue Man Group via Getty Images)

Summer in California should be spent outdoors, listening to music, and having a great time with your closest friends.

Stop checking Facebook for your next event invitation and hop on the road — there are concerts happening nearly EVERY NIGHT this summer!

So print off our Outdoor Concert Master Calendar featuring a killer list of the best shows to catch all over SoCal this summer.

Print JUNE [Download Here], JULY [Download Here], AUGUST [Download Here], and SEPTEMBER [Download Here], and scroll below for an in-depth look at the calendar dates.

JUNE


June 23
Hyperion Outfall Serenaders
Location: Polliwog Park
Enjoy: Free entry, enjoy Manhattan Beach’s official Dixieland and Ragtime band

June 25
Subsuelo
Location: Wells Fargo Center Plaza
Enjoy: Free entry, grab a picnic basket, and enjoy DJ-meets-mariachi music.

June 26
Janiva Magness
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food vendors, picnic seating, and contemporary blues!

June 27
Merle Jagger
Location: The Original Farmer’s Market
Enjoy: Free, food vendors, and some fine honky-tonk boogie blues

June 28
Sarah McLachlan
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Enjoy a Canadian-born singing-songwriting legend at one of the best Greek Theatres

June 29
Ticket To Ride
Location: Warner Park, Woodland Hills
Enjoy: Picnicking with the Beatles doppelgängers

June 30
Scott Bruce
Location: Polliwog Park
Enjoy: ELVIS IMPERSONATOR ALERT ELVIS IMPERSONATOR ALERT

JULY


July 2
Bob Weir with Chris Robinson
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Legendary Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead rocks out with Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes

July 3
The Duhks
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food tents, picnic seating, and some legit Americana Soulgrass

July 4
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Fireworks with that guy who traded his arrow-through-the-head gag for a banjo, or something

July 5
KISS with Def Leppard
Location: Verizon Wireless
Enjoy: Mullets and pregnant women drinking

July 6
Billy Mitchell & Friends
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food tents, picnic seating, and Billy’s jazz band.

July 7
Mira Costa Jazz Band
Location: Polliwog Park
Enjoy: Free entry, part of Manhattan Beach’s outdoor concert series

July 8
Joshua Bell & Friends
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Class it up at the Bowl with the self-proclaimed “Poet of the Violin”

July 9
Greaseland
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown with Greaseland

July 10
Cults with James Supercave
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy: Stand by the ocean and enjoy some 80s glory

July 11
The Offspring
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the OC Fair!

July 12
Chicano Batman
Location: The Getty Center
Enjoy: Art, stimulating conversation, food (and alcohol), all put to a superhero’s Spanish-speaking psych-rock soundtrack

July 13
Matisyahu
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the OC Fair!

July 16
Chris Latzero
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown while rocking out to some classic rock

July 17
Bad Religion with X
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the OC Fair!

July 18
No Age
Location: The Getty Center
Enjoy: Food, bar, punk rock

July 19
Gregg Allman
Location: Century Park
Enjoy: Founding member of the Allman Brothers still rocking out in his old age

July 20
Open Hands
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food tents, picnic seating, and Afrobeat music

July 21
Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: A rock ’n’ roll spectacle at the flashiest outdoor venue in Hollywood

July 22
Goo Goo Dolls
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Relive your favorite 90s moments and breathe just to know you’re alive

July 23
Jazzedelics
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown then sit in your beanbag and catch some classy 60s lounge hits

July 24
The Neighbourhood
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Indie rock and electronica deep into the night at the Hollywood Hills

July 25
David Lindley
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food tents, picnic seating, and classic rock ’n’ roll

July 26
Santana
Location: Verizon Wireless
Enjoy: Black magic women

July 27
A Flock Of Seagulls
Location: Pittsford Park
Enjoy: Pure 80s bliss

July 28
Woodstock Tribute
Location: Polliwog Park
Enjoy: Free entry, enjoy great 60s covers on beautiful Manhattan Beach

July 29
Pete Escovedo
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Free entry, food tents, picnic seat, and salsa dancing!

July 30
Crowd Theory
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown while you yell “FREEBIRD” at the cover band over and over again

July 31
Omar Souleyman
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy: Free entry, oceanside beach picnics, beer garden, and crunchy Middle Eastern grooves

AUGUST


August 1
Chicago with REO Speedwagon
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Good food, beautiful scenery, horns, rock ’n’ roll, and thunderbirds in the parking lot

August 2
Beyoncé with Jay Z
Location: Rose Bowl
Enjoy: Stop and smell the roses, put a ring on it, get that dirt off your shoulder.

August 3
Scott Healy
Sounds like: The Grammy-winning keyboardist for Conan’s band. Because that’s who it is.
Location: Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Enjoy: Food tents, BYOPicnic, blankets, lawn chairs, it’s free!

August 3
311
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Rock, rap, reggae and funk music while you try to read each other’s energy

August 4
ZZ Ward
Location: Hermosa Beach Pier
Enjoy: Stop by the ocean and dance all night to some blues and hip-hop fusion

August 6
Herbie Hancock
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Legend of jazz and funk playing his best hits in the Hollywood Hills

August 7
Jagwar Ma
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy: Free entry, beach picnics, beer garden, and that crazy Coachella dance-rock band that your friend told you to see but you accidentally forgot

August 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the OC Fair!

August 9
The English Beat
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown and shout all of the words to “Mirror in the Bathroom”

August 10
Rebelution
Location: Pacific Amphitheatre
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the OC Fair!

August 11
Wayward Sons
Location: Hermosa Beach Pier
Enjoy: Nostalgia-fueled, power-chord, 80s covers

August 13
Shaky Pete and the Faultline
Location: Pershing Square
Enjoy: Lunch at the Farmer’s Market in Downtown and Sounds like: blues-rock goodness

August 14
Metalachi
Location: Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park
Enjoy: Free entry, picnicking, and the best heavy metal mariachi tribute band of all time

August 15
Katisse
Location: LACMA
Enjoy: Free entry, food, booze, a flutist playing over sick trip-hop beats

August 16
Roberta Flack
Location: Burton Chase Park
Enjoy: Adult contemporary jazz in the park

August 17
Counting Crows
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Take a big, yellow taxi up to the Greek and bust out all the words to Mr. Jones

August 18
John Legend
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Smooth R&B from the multi-talented singer-songwriter

August 21
The Zombies with Mystic Braves,
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy: Free entry, beach picnics, beer garden, and serious psych-rock late into the evening

August 22
The Belle Brigade
Location: FigAt7th
Enjoy: Food and drink vendors party with the Brother-sister indie-rock duo

August 23-24
“FYF Festival”
Location: Exposition Park
Enjoy: 11th year, new location, Pheonix and The Strokes headline. It’s like Coachella, but cheaper and not as sweaty.

August 25
Nine Inch Nails with Soundgarden
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Industrial Rock with a bottle of white wine

August 26
Panic! At The Disco
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: A nice evening in the Hollywood Hills with the big boys of emo-pop

August 27
Jack Johnson
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Beachside pop-rock without all of the sand

August 28
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Enjoy: Free entry, food, coffee, juice, and swampy New Orleans swing

August 29
Quetzal
Location: Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park
Enjoy: Free entry, picnicking, and sassy Latin rock

SEPTEMBER


September 1
Nathan Shrake
Location: Polliwog Park
Enjoy: Enjoy the final, free summer concert act with Shrake’s classic rock songs

September 3
David Gray
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Grab your closet British friends and enjoy some nice, down-to-earth acoustic rock

September 4
City and Colour
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Post-hardcore rock ’n’ in the deep within the Hollywood Hills

September 5
Ernie Andrews
Location: LACMA
Amenities: Free entry, food, booze, and some swingin’ Kansas City jazz

September 6
Dave Matthews Band
Location: Verizon Wireless
Enjoy: Enjoy the food, the field grounds, and some heady acoustic rock from the 90s pied-piper

September 11
King James and The Special Men
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy: Free entry, beach picnic, beer garden, and the funk stylings of a young James Brown

September 12
Dale Fielder Quartet
Location: LACMA
Enjoy: Free entry, food, booze, and the sexy sax man

September 13
Kan Wakan
Location: The Getty Center
Enjoy: Free, food, booze, and lots of art with one of LA’s hottest new indie bands

September 14
Idiot Savant
Location: Grand Park
Enjoy: Free entry, tons of food trucks, cash bar, picnic seating, and techno-house music in downtown’s newest park

September 15
Linkin Park
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Getting all of your teen angst out at any age is a good thing

September 18
Neutral Milk Hotel
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Fuzzy, folky indie music with a cheese plate

September 19
Roberto Miranda Band
Location: LACMA
Enjoy: Free entry, food, booze, and straight-up jazz

September 21
Caetano Veloso with Andrew Bird
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Classic music meets new-age folk rock in a night of musical fun

September 26
Heart
Location: Fairplex
Enjoy: Concert sponsored by the LA County Fair!

September 26
Pixies, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Enjoy: Some of the greatest alternative rock acts performing together on the same stage!

September 26
Sam Smith
Location: Greek Theatre
Enjoy: Pop hits and dance floor jams, this Brit will have you running up and down t

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